June 13, 2010
Tacarra Hayes named Tech's Outstanding Female Athlete of 2009-10
Tacarra Hayes, a sophomore on the Golden Eagle women's basketball team, has been selected as Tennessee Tech's Outstanding Female Athlete of 2009-10.
June 8, 2010
Steve Wallace named assistant coach for Tennessee Tech womens basketball
The Tennessee Tech athletic department has recently welcomed Steve Wallace from the University of Rhode Island to the Goldwen Eagle womens basketball staff. Wallace, who was the 2009-10 Director of Operations for URIs womens basketball program, assumed the title of assistant coach effective June 1, 2010.
May 23, 2010
Local standout Lashay Davis transfers to Tech, joins Golden Eagle roster
A Tennessee Miss Basketball winner and two-time all-state pick during her stellar career at Upperman High School in nearby Baxter, Lashay Davis is coming home to play basketball at Tennessee Tech. She is a transfer from Western Kentucky.
May 10, 2010
Dream, Mystics delight fans in Eblen Center; View photo gallery of game
The Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics delighted more than 2,200 fans in Eblen Center Sunday in a WNBA exhibition game. View a gallery of photos from the event here...
May 5, 2010
Meadors returns to Eblen Center Sunday for exhibition game
It's been a long time, but Sunday afternoon legendary former Tennessee Tech women's basketball coach Marynell Meadors is coming back to her old stomping grounds.
May 3, 2010
Youth teams offered special ticket price, pregame ball presentation
Tennessee Tech Athletics has put together a special ticket package for youth teams in the region, but they will need to act quickly to take advantage of the offer.
April 25, 2010
Hayes, Cook take top honors at womens basketball awards banquet
The duo of Tacarra Hayes and Kellie Cook led the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team both statistically and emotionally during the 2009-10 season. On Thursday evening, it was no surprise that Hayes and Cook took home the teams top honors at the womens basketball awards banquet.
April 23, 2010
Womens basketball visits Dodson Branch School
The Tennessee Tech womens basketball team is out of season, but the Golden Eagles continue to be active in the Cookeville community.
April 18, 2010
Holdsclaw to lead Atlanta Dream into exhibition game in Eblen Center
Former UT star Chamique Holdsclaw will lead the Atlanta Dream next month back to the state where she gained the national spotlight. The Lady Vol All-American will headline the Dream when the play the Washington Mystics in Eblen Center on Sunday, May 9, in a WNBA exhibition game.
April 16, 2010
Golden Eagle signing class adds Darling, Moore
Adding to the highly regarded group of recruits she signed during the fall, Tennessee Tech womens basketball coach Sytia Messer on Wednesday announced two additional signees to bolster the young Golden Eagle roster.
April 14, 2010
Meadors named assistant coach for USA Basketball National Team
Former Tech coach Marynell Meadors, who will lead her Atlanta Dream WNBA team in an exhibition game in Eblen Center on Sunday, May 9, has been selected as an assistant coach for the 2010 USA Basketball World Team.
March 30, 2010
Worrell at front of the line to purchase tickets for May 9 WNBA game
Bill Worrell was the first person to purchase tickets for the May 9 WNBA exhibition game in Eblen Center, and the Hall of Fame coach urges area youth teams and basketball fans to attend and show support for Marynell Meadors and women's basketball.
March 22, 2010
Glidden featured in Pulaski Citizen article
Tennessee Tech sophomore guard Rachel Glidden was the focus of a recent article in the Pulaski Citizen newspaper. Click the link below to read the story.
March 4, 2010
Hayes named first-team all-OVC; Kellie Cook earns all-newcomer team honors
Two Golden Eagles were honored on Thursday as sophomore Tacarra Hayes was named first-team All-OVC and freshman Kellie Cook earned a spot on the OVC all-newcomer team.
March 2, 2010
Golden Eagles fall in OVC Tournament first round to defending champion Austin Peay
The Tennessee Tech womens basketball team ran into a roadblock on Tuesday evening as the Golden Eagles fell to defending OVC Tournament champion Austin Peay, 79-61, in the first round of the 2010 OVC Tournament.
March 1, 2010
Tech and Austin Peay battle Tuesday for a trip to Nashville
On Tuesday, the Golden Eagles will make a return trip to Clarksville, Tenn., for the first round of the OVC Tournament with a trip to Nashville on the line.
February 28, 2010
Tech faces OVC Tournament doubleheader Tuesday at Austin Peay
Tech's men's and women's basketball teams have both drawn the same assignment Tuesday night in the first round of the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament: Austin Peay in the Dunn Center in Clarksville.
February 27, 2010
Golden Eagles control boards, win 77-61 to finish tied for fourth in OVC
Tennessee Tech controlled the boards and got balanced scoring with four players in double figures on the way to a 77-61 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Jacksonville State Saturday night in the Eblen Center in the final regular season contest of the year.
February 26, 2010
Jacksonville State visits Eblen Center with an OVC Tournament berth on the line
The scenarios are many for where the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team could be seeded in next weeks OVC Tournament, but the Golden Eagles just need to know one scenario going into Saturdays game against Jacksonville State: Win and they are in.
February 23, 2010
Team effort pushes Golden Eagles past SIUE, 68-60
Four Golden Eagles scored in double-figures as the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team defeated visiting SIU-Edwardsville, 68-60, in Eblen Center on Tuesday evening.
February 22, 2010
2010 OVC Womens Basketball Semifinals and Championship to be televised by Wazoo Sports
The Ohio Valley Conference announced last Friday that the Conferences 2010 Womens Basketball semifinals and championship will be produced and televised on Wazoo Sports. It marks the first time that the womens semifinals will be televised live.
February 22, 2010
OVC Basketball Tournament to expand, change locations beginning in 2011
The Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament will change its format and move to a new venue to determine the mens and womens basketball championships, beginning next year.
February 22, 2010
Golden Eagles tangle with SIU-Edwardsville in final non-conference action this season
Four days before the biggest game of the season for the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team, the Golden Eagles will take on SIU-Edwardsville in their final non-conference action this season.
February 20, 2010
Second half surge propels Lady Govs past Tech
It was a tale of two halves on Saturday night as the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team dropped a key OVC match-up against in-state rival Austin Peay, 78-70.
February 19, 2010
Golden Eagles play final regular season road game at Austin Peay
Coming off a pivotal come-from-behind win over Tennessee State on Monday, the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will attempt to earn back-to-back road victories for the first time this season when the Golden Eagles travel to Clarksville for their penultimate OVC contest against Austin Peay.
February 18, 2010
Atlanta, Washington to play WNBA exhibition game in Eblen Center May 9
There will be a distinctly local flavor when the Atlanta Dream and the Washington Mystics play a WNBA exhibition game in Tennessee Techs Eblen Center on Sunday, May 9, the first professional basketball game played in the arena.
February 15, 2010
Golden Eagles visit Tennessee State for OVC double-header
Despite the wintry weather the Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams will travel to Tennessee State for an OVC double-header Monday night with the women's game tipping things off at 5:30 p.m.
February 15, 2010
Hayes, Golden Eagles escape with OVC win at Tennessee State
In one of the teams most intense finishes this season, Tacarra Hayes scored a career-high 41 points and Tennessee Tech hung on for a heart-stopping, 76-73 OVC victory at Tennessee State Monday night.
February 13, 2010
Golden Eagles hit from outside, protect the ball to down Skyhawks
Tennessee Tech hit a season-best 15 shots from long range and had a season-low six turnovers to cruise to an 85-41 Ohio Valley Conference victory Saturday night over UT Martin in the Eblen Center
February 12, 2010
Golden Eagles host UT Martin in a pivotal Ohio Valley contest
Saturday night, the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will play UT Martin as both teams jockey for position late in this Ohio Valley Conference season. The Golden Eagles (10-14, 5-9 OVC) and Skyhawks (7-16, 5-8 OVC) are set to square off at 5:30 p.m. at the Eblen Center.
February 11, 2010
Golden Eagles earn key OVC win, top Murray State 80-67
With Kellie Cook hitting from long range, Tacarra Hayes driving the lane for layups and everyone pounding the glass, Tennessee Tech earned a key Ohio Valley Conference victory Thursday night in Eblen Center, downing Murray State 80-67.
February 9, 2010
Fans asked to wear pink to OVC doubleheader Thursday night
Golden Eagle basketball fans are reminded to wear something pink to the games Thursday night as the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team hosts "Think Pink" night in Eblen Center.
February 9, 2010
Murray State visits for Think Pink/Pack The House Night
After dropping a pair of games on the road last weekend, the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will look to turn things around this Thursday when the Golden Eagles take on visiting Murray State. Game time on Thursday is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
February 7, 2010
Pack The House, Think Pink to make Thursday games something special
A number of special events and promotions are planned for Thursday night's OVC doubleheader against Murray State in Eblen Center. Fans asked to wear pink, and all will receive free gifts from Chick-fil-A and US Cellular.
February 6, 2010
Cold shooting dooms Golden Eagles at Morehead State
The Golden Eagles dropped their second straight OVC road contest with an 80-45 loss to the second-place Morehead State Eagles at Johnson Arena.
February 5, 2010
Golden Eagles Kentucky road swing wraps up Saturday at Morehead State
Following a pair of losses at Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, the Tennessee Tech basketball teams will be in Morehead, Ky., Saturday night for a doubleheader against the Eagles of Morehead State.
February 4, 2010
Hoppers career high not enough against Eastern Kentucky
Tiara Hopper scored a career-high 17 points, but it was not enough as the Golden Eagles fell, 61-60, against Eastern Kentucky.
February 2, 2010
Basketball travels to Eastern Kentucky for a Thursday doubleheader
After a four-game homestand, the Tennessee Tech mens and womens basketball teams will hit the road with an Ohio Valley Conference double-header at Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 4.
January 30, 2010
Tech slips past SEMO Redhawks on late 3-pointer by Kylie Cook
Freshman Kylie Cook buried a 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds remaining to lift Tech to a 59-56 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Southeast Missouri Saturday night, capping a wild contest in the Eblen Center.
January 29, 2010
Doubleheader vs. Southeast Missouri will go on Saturday as scheduled
Despite wintry conditions across the region, Tennessee Tech will host its Saturday night doubleheader against Southeast Missouri in Eblen Center as scheduled.
January 29, 2010
Tech basketball hosts Southeast Missouri in OVC double-header
The Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams will host a double-header against Southeast Missouri Saturday night in Eblen Center, with the women's game tipping things off at 5:30 p.m.
January 28, 2010
Eastern Illinois wins eighth straight, tops Golden Eagle women 80-59
Eastern Illinois remained perfect in the New Year, winning its eighth in a row with an 80-59 decision over the Golden Eagles Thursday night in Eblen Center.
January 27, 2010
Tech women look to rebound against the Panthers
Halfway through its longest homestand of the season, the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will return to the Eblen Center floor on Thursday night when Eastern Illinois comes to Cookeville for an OVC showdown. Tip-off between the Golden Eagles and the Panthers is set for 5:30 p.m.
January 26, 2010
Golden Eagle basketball teams featured at Chamber of Commerce gathering
Tech basketball coaches Sytia Messer and Mike Sutton, and several players from the men's and women's teams, were the featured guests Tuesday morning at the Chamber of Commerce gathering.
January 26, 2010
Free H1N1 shots available, free tickets to game with vaccination
The Putnam County Health Dept. is offering free H1N1 vaccinations to all person in need of the shots at Tennessee Techs games Thursday and Saturday in Eblen Center. Each fan who receives the shot will also get a free ticket to the game.
January 25, 2010
Women's Basketball reads to Kindergarten classes at Jere Whitson school
Kindergarten students at Cookeville's Jere Whitson Elementary School got a surprise recently when freshman Katy Cooke and assistant coach Coretta Brown paid a visit on behalf of the Tennessee Tech women's basketball program.
January 25, 2010
Hayes voted OVC Player of the Week
Tacarra Hayes lit up the scoreboard last Thursday against Austin Peay to the tune of 39 points and nearly recorded her second triple-double of the season as an encore two nights later. For her back-to-back standout performances, the sophomore was unanimously voted the OVC Player of the Week.
January 23, 2010
Tennessee State muscles its way to 65-62 OVC win in Eblen Center
Tennessee State had just enough muscle Saturday night to knock of Tennessee Tech, 65-62, in pivotal Ohio Valley Conference womens basketball action in Eblen Center.
January 22, 2010
Alumni Night Faces: Rachael Gobble Moore among former players returning
Record-setting guard Rachael Gobble Moore will be one of the former Golden Eagle players returning Saturday night for Tech's annual Basketball Alumni Night during the doubleheader against Tennessee State.
January 22, 2010
Tennessee State comes to Cookeville for an I-40 battle
Five teams are currently tied for fifth place in the Ohio Valley Conference, and two of them will be facing off on Saturday evening when the Lady Tigers of Tennessee State come to the Eblen Center to take on the Golden Eagles. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
January 21, 2010
Hayes nets 39 as Golden Eagles top Austin Peay by 21
Tacarra Hayes poured through a career-best 39 points and Krystal Stirrup matched her career-high with 21 points as Tennessee Tech rolled to a 77-56 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Austin Peay Thursday night in Eblen Center.
January 20, 2010
Alumni Night Faces: Shawn Monday Smith among former players returning
Hall of Fame point guard Shawn Monday Smith will be one of the familiar faces on hand Saturday night in Eblen Center when Tennessee Tech hosts its annual Basketball Alumni Night with a doubleheader against Tennessee State.
January 20, 2010
Golden Eagles welcome a four-game home stretch beginning with Austin Peay
It has been a rocky start to the new year for the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team, but the Golden Eagles have an opportunity to turn things around beginning this Thursday with a game against Austin Peay.
January 19, 2010
Reminder: Free admission to families of 278th and area youth teams
Families of Soldiers deployed with the 278th as well as area youth participating in the Upward and Vision Basketball programs, are reminded that Tennessee Tech is offering free admission to all regular season home basketball games in 2009-2010.
January 18, 2010
Students invited to "Welcome Back Bash" in Eblen Center Thursday
Techs basketball teams are hoping to do some Peay Picking Thursday night and the Golden Eagles will hold a Welcome Back Bash for TTU students when they host the Austin Peay Governors in a doubleheader in Eblen Center.
January 16, 2010
Free throw advantage lifts Murray State over Tech, 82-72
The Murray State Lady Racers outscored Tech by 21 points at the free throw line Saturday night on the way to an 82-72 Ohio Valley Conference victory in the Regional Special Events Center.
January 15, 2010
Golden Eagles look to rebound against Murray State
The Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will play its seventh OVC game of the season on Saturday evening when the Golden Eagles travel to Murray, Ky., for a match-up against the Murray State Racers. Game time for the contest is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
January 14, 2010
All-session tickets for 2010 OVC Basketball Tournament now on sale
All-Session tickets for the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament are now salefrom the Sommet Center ticket office and Ticketmaster. The final two rounds are March 5-6.
January 14, 2010
Cook twins a mirror image for TTU women's basketball
Herald-Citizen Sports Editor Craig Delk writes about Kellie and Kylie Cook, identical twin sisters on the 2009-2010 Golden Eagle women's basketball roster.
January 14, 2010
Tech falls in final minutes by four points at UT Martin
The road has not been particularly friendly to the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team thus far this season, but the Golden Eagles misfortune continued on Thursday evening as they fell to the UT Martin Skyhawks, 56-52, at the Elam Center.
January 13, 2010
Tech stays in state for match-up with UT Martin
Thursday night, the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will travel across the state to Martin for a match-up against the Skyhawks of UT Martin. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
January 11, 2010
Kellie Cook named OVC Freshman of the Week
Kellie Cook has shined through the first half of the 2009-10 season, and after three consecutive standout performances last week, the 5-foot-11 guard was named OVC Freshman of the Week.
January 9, 2010
Cook, Hayes lead Tech over first-place EKU by 28 points
The Golden Eagles shocked previously unbeaten and league-leading Eastern Kentucky Saturday night in Eblen Center behind early fireworks from Kellie Cook, building a 15-0 lead and cruising to a 75-47 Ohio Valley Conference victory.
January 8, 2010
Golden Eagles set to square off against OVC-leading Lady Colonels
The Golden Eagles will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday when they take on visiting Eastern Kentucky at the Eblen Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
January 7, 2010
Triple-double by Hayes not quite enough against Morehead bombers
Sophomore Tacarra Hayes became only the fourth player in school history to post a triple-double and Tennessee Tech made a season-best 11 3-pointers, but visiting Morehead States veteran squad offset that with long-range scoring to claim a 71-63 OVC victory Thursday night in Eblen Center.
January 6, 2010
Home sweet home: Tech returns to Eblen against Morehead State
Following an 0-2 road trip at OVC opponents Southeast Missouri and Eastern Illinois last Saturday and Monday, the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will return to the familiar surroundings of the Eblen Center where the Golden Eagles will take on Morehead State on Thursday.
January 4, 2010
Kellie Cook, Tacarra Hayes each score 22 but Tech falls at EIU
Despite 22 points from Kellie Cook and Tacarra Hayes, the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team couldn't overcome 28 made free throws from Eastern Illinois, as the Golden Eagles fell to EIU 79-68 in OVC action Monday night.
January 4, 2010
Golden Eagles set to take on Eastern Illinois
The Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will play its second game in three nights on Monday as the Golden Eagles make the trip to Charleston, Ill., for a match-up against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.
January 2, 2010
Furious second-half rally comes up short for Golden Eagles at SEMO
Down by 17 points late in the first half, the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team stormed all the way back to tie the game late, but the Golden Eagles couldnt pull off the victory, as Southeast Missouri clinched a 61-56 victory in Ohio Valley Conference action.
January 1, 2010
Golden Eagles return to OVC action against Southeast Missouri
The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team will return to OVC play on Saturday when they travel to Southeast Missouri for the first of five games in nine days. Game time for Saturday's contest is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
December 30, 2009
Golden Eagles stay perfect at home with 94-62 win over Bluefield
Sophomores Tacarra Hayes and Krystal Stirrup each posted double-doubles as the Golden Eagle women's basketball team claimed a 94-62 victory over Bluefield College Wednesday night in Eblen Center.
December 29, 2009
Golden Eagles welcome Bluefield, look to stay perfect at home
Following a seven-day layoff, the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will return to the court on Wednesday when the Golden Eagles take on visiting Bluefield College at the Eblen Center.
December 23, 2009
Two championship teams featured at Jan. 23 Basketball Alumni Day
Former Golden Eagle men's and women's basketball players are invited back to campus on Saturday, Jan. 23, when the university will host its annual Basketball Alumni Day.
December 23, 2009
St. Louis Blues: Golden Eagles fall to red-hot Billikens
Two of the last three games the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team overcame halftime deficits to emerge victorious. However, the Golden Eagles could not find their second half surge on Wednesday evening as they fell to the St. Louis Billikens, 78-58.
December 22, 2009
Messer, Golden Eagles put four-game winning streak on the line at St. Louis
It took a complete team effort for the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team to get past Belmont on Saturday, and the Golden Eagles (5-4, 1-0 OVC) will need an equally balanced effort on Wednesday when they look to extend their winning streak to five games at St. Louis.
December 21, 2009
Hopper earns OVC Freshman of the Week honors
Tiara Hopper had a career night Saturday against Belmont and was recognized as the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week for her efforts.
December 19, 2009
Hopper's double-double helps Tech overcome Belmont, 72-69
Freshman Tiara Hopper had 14 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden Eagles overcame a late eight-point deficit to claim a 72-69 victory over Belmont Saturday night, the team's fourth consecutive win.
December 17, 2009
Golden Eagles set to take on in-state opponent Belmont
Three consecutive wins have the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team back at .500, and the Golden Eagles will look to move one game above that mark when they take on the Belmont Bruins this Saturday at 6 p.m.
December 16, 2009
Happy Holidays: Special gift for season ticket holders
Tennessee Tech Athletics is saying Happy Holidays to Golden Eagle Basketball season ticket holders by giving each ticket holder four free tickets to each of the next three home doubleheaders. Ho Ho Ho!
December 16, 2009
Women's Basketball program recognized for milestone 800 victories
Fans of Tennessee Tech women's basketball helped the University recognize the program for being one of the most successful in the nation during a special pregame presentation Saturday.
December 12, 2009
Cook's career-highs lead Tech to 59-56 win over Salukis
Freshman Kellie Cook had career-highs of 23 points and nine rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech to its third straight victory with a 59-56 decision over Southern Illinois Saturday evening in the Eblen Center.
December 11, 2009
Women's basketball helps with Habitat for Humanity
Dozens of families gathered at the Cookeville First Assembly of God on Tuesday evening as the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team helped Habitat for Humanity at its annual holiday gathering.
December 10, 2009
Youth Basketball, Scouts special invited guests at Saturday doubleheader
Youth basketball teams and players from Upward and Vision Basketball, plus area Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts are all invited to be special guests of the Golden Eagle basketball teams Saturday when Tech hosts an afternoon doubleheader.
December 10, 2009
The Sports Zone names Kellie Cook Champion of the Week
After a pair of impressive games last week, freshman Kellie Cook was named The Sports Zone Champion of the Week. Cook helped lead the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team to wins over Lipscomb and Jacksonville State.
December 9, 2009
Tech looks to make it three wins in a row against Southern Illinois
The Golden Eagles will enter Saturdays game against Southern Illinois winners of their last two, including last Saturdays victory in their OVC opener against Jacksonville State.
December 8, 2009
Women's Basketball pays visit to Park View Elementary School
Students at Cookeville's Park View Elementary School got a treat recently when members of the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team paid a visit to read stories and chat with second graders.
December 7, 2009
Fans reminded of changes to basketball schedule this week
Golden Eagle basketball fans are reminded of a couple of changes to the schedules in December, beginning this week. The women's game at Drake was moved to next season and the men's game against Bryan is later in the month. The next games on the schedule are Saturday afternoon in Eblen Center.
December 5, 2009
Tech opens OVC play with a win over Jacksonville State
Rachel Glidden (photo) scored a career-high 16 points as the Golden Eagles picked up a win in their OVC opener against Jacksonville State, 68-59.
December 3, 2009
Messer, Golden Eagles face first OVC test at JSU
First-year head coach Sytia Messer and her young Golden Eagle squad have faced some tough challenges in the early going of 2009-2010, and Saturday they take on another when they visit Jacksonville State for their first Ohio Valley Conference game.
December 2, 2009
Jordan, McKay named to Atlanta Preseason All-Metro Team
Brianna Jordan and Javon McKay have both been named to the Atlanta Tipoff Clubs 2009-10 Preseason All-Metro Team. Both players recently signed national letters of intent to play for Tennessee Tech next season.
November 30, 2009
Late rally lifts Golden Eagles over Lipscomb in home opener
Simone Rutledge had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Tacarra Hayes scored 10 of her 16 points in the final five minutes to lift the Golden Eagles to a 73-65 win over Lipscomb in the home opener in Eblen Center Monday night.
November 29, 2009
Tech set to take on Lipscomb in home opener
With its five-game road trip now in the rearview mirror, the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team can now prepare to make its 2009-10 Eblen Center debut on Monday when the Golden Eagles square off against Lipscomb at 8 p.m.
November 28, 2009
Cold shooting, turnovers doom Golden Eagles against Middle Tennessee
The Tennessee Tech womens basketball team fell behind early and could not recover as the Golden Eagles finished their five-game road trip to begin the 2009-10 season with a 76-39 loss to Middle Tennessee State on Saturday evening at the Murphy Center.
November 27, 2009
Five-game road trip concludes at Middle Tennessee
Sophomore Simone Rutledge (photo) and the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will be playing its fifth consecutive road contest on Saturday when the Golden Eagles travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for a match-up against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders.
November 22, 2009
Tech keeps it close, falls to No. 23 Louisville
A 3-pointer by freshman Kellie Cook brought the Golden Eagles within two, 29-27, in the opening moments of the second half, but the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team could not get any closer as the Golden Eagles fell to the No. 23 Louisville Cardinals, 84-54.
November 21, 2009
Tech continues road trip against ranked opponents, visits No. 23 Louisville
After playing the first three games of the season in the state of Texas, the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team will return a little closer to home on Sunday as the Golden Eagles take on No. 23 Louisville at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky.
November 20, 2009
Former WNBA player Coretta Brown joins womens basketball staff
Former WNBA player and North Carolina standout Coretta Brown has joined the Tennessee Tech womens basketball coaching staff. Brown is serving as an assistant coach along with Dee Bell and Bett Shelby under Golden Eagle head coach Sytia Messer.
November 18, 2009
Tech falls on the road against No. 4/8 Baylor
Tennessee Tech held a 3-2 lead in the opening moments of the game on Tuesday evening against the No. 4/8 Baylor Lady Bears, but that would turn out to be the final lead of the night for the Golden Eagles as they fell, 100-55, at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
November 17, 2009
Womens basketball takes on nationally ranked Baylor on Tuesday
The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team will take on No. 4/8 Baylor in Waco, Texas on Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m.
November 16, 2009
Hayes named first OVC Player of the Week of 2009-10 season
Sophomore Tacarra Hayes was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week on Monday following her performance in two games at last weekends Islander Tip-Off Tournament.
November 14, 2009
Golden Eagles soar past Air Force, 81-49
Tennessee Tech womens basketball head coach Sytia Messer collected the first win of her head coaching career on Saturday evening as the Golden Eagles flew past the Air Force Falcons, 81-49, in the consolation game of the Islander Tip-Off Tournament.
November 13, 2009
Crimson Tide sneaks past Tennessee Tech in the season opener
It was a close game from the opening tip to the final buzzer on Friday evening as the Tennessee Tech womens basketball team came out on the short end of a 73-68 loss against Alabama at the American Bank Center.
November 11, 2009
Starting times announced for women's and men's basketball games
Now that television schedules have been determined, Tennessee Tech has announced the starting times for its womens and mens basketball games for 2009-2010.
November 11, 2009
New-look Golden Eagles begin 2009-10 season at Islander Tip-Off Tournament
The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team will kick off the 2009-10 season on Friday at the Islander Tip-Off Tournament. The Golden Eagles will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first of two tournament games.
November 11, 2009
Womens basketball inks Top 100 recruiting class
The first class of recruits signed by first-year Tennessee Tech womens basketball coach Sytia Messer and her staff is ranked among the Top 100 in the nation and is listed as the number one recruiting class in the Ohio Valley Conference, according to one national report.
November 7, 2009
Men's and women's basketball hosts youth clinic
The Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams held a basketball clinic on Saturday morning for youth in the greater Cookeville area. Roughly 50 attendees participated in the clinic where they worked on their basketball skills.
November 5, 2009
Golden Eagles in control in Messer's debut victory
Tacarra Hayes, Rachel Glidden and freshman Tiara Hopper each scored 19 points as the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team handed first-year coach Sytia Messer a convincing 97-51 exhibition victory Thursday over Tennessee Wesleyan.
November 4, 2009
Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball to host free instructional clinic Saturday morning
The Tennessee Tech mens and womens basketball teams will be holding a free clinic on Saturday morning, Nov. 7. The clinic is free and will be open to boys and girls of all ages.
November 4, 2009
Golden Eagle womens basketball to host Tennessee Wesleyan in an exhibition
On Thursday, fans will get their first glimpse of the Golden Eagles against another opponent as Tech takes on Tennessee Wesleyan in an exhibition game at the Eblen Center at 5:30 p.m.
November 3, 2009
Gathering of Eagles, Poster Night slated Thursday in Eblen Center
Fans will get their first taste of Golden Eagle basketball action Thursday night in Eblen Center, and the taste will include free Pepsi and popcorn, plus free schedule posters. It's the Gathering of Eagles, plus First Tennessee Poster Night.
October 30, 2009
First look at Golden Eagles women's basketball includes feast
Tennessee Tech women's basketball fans had an opportunity to meet the new 2009-10 coaching staff and team on Thursday evening as the Golden Eagles hosted "Meet the Golden Eagles," at the Eblen Center.
October 26, 2009
Messer talks basketball with the Cookeville Lions Club
On Monday afternoon, head womens basketball coach Sytia Messer had lunch with the Cookeville Lions Club and shared her journey to Tennessee Tech and her thoughts on the upcoming season.
October 22, 2009
Eighth place pick will motivate Messer's young squad
The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team is picked for eighth place in the 2009-10 Ohio Valley Conference race, according to the annual preseason poll of league coaches which was announced Thursday.
October 19, 2009
Messer featured on the Capital Sports Report
Women's basketball head coach Sytia Messer recently sat down with the Capital Sports Report to talk about her journey to Tennessee Tech.
September 25, 2009
Messer names Bell, Shelby as assistant coaches
First-year women's basketball coach Sytia Messer has begun assembling her staff, naming Dee Bell and Bett Shelby as assistant coaches for the Golden Eagles.
September 18, 2009
Golden Eagles face NCAA tourney foes, early road stretch in Messer's debut
Five games against teams that played in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, including national runnerup Louisville, and a tough early seven-game road stretch await first-year head coach Sytia Messer and the Golden Eagle women's basketball team this winter.
August 29, 2009
New coach Messer meets with Golden Eagle players, parents
New women's basketball coach Sytia Messer officially begins her position Monday, but on Saturday she got things underway when she held her first team meeting with her players.
August 17, 2009
Sytia Messer named Tennessee Tech women's basketball coach
A new era in Tennessee Tech women's basketball began Monday morning with the naming of Sytia Messer as the new Golden Eagle head coach. Messer comes to TTU from Georgia Tech where she was associate head coach.