Golden Eagles begin on the road at defending OVC Champions

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Looking to build on the success of having a member of the team make the NCAA Tournament, the Tennessee Tech rifle team begins its campaign for another OVC and NCAA Championship on the road this weekend taking on defending OVC champion Jacksonville State.

"We have a strong team this year," said sixth year head coach Steve Law. "We will be at the top of our game and surprise some schools this season."

The first opportunity for the the rifle team to show off its new range is when they host Akron Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. A pair of home matches against Jacksonville State along with Morehead State and Murray State.

Tech will also host two prominent tournaments including the annual Newkirk Invitational Jan. 24-25, with several teams and individuals from around the country participating. The Golden Eagles will also host the 2009 OVC Tournament on Feb. 7-8.