• Wings Up Luncheon with Coach Rosamond, Coach Pelphrey set for Dec. 9 at First National Bank of Tennessee
    December 03, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Join us Monday, December 9, at First National Bank of Tennessee at 11:30 a.m. for our December Wings Up Luncheon. 
  • SAAC, Anna Cooper's Backpack Buddies program brings food to area children in need
    December 03, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Recently members of Tennessee Tech’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee came together for a great cause – providing food for disadvantaged children. Taking part in the Anna Cooper’s Backpack Buddies initiative, the SAAC members pulled together nutritious snack options and helped distribute them to those in need. Through their efforts, 326 bags of nonperishable food items were created and sent out across the area.
  • Tech alumni reception to be held Thursday before TTU women/Vandy tilt
    December 02, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Before the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team takes on Vanderbilt on Thursday, join fellow Tech alumni and friends for a pre-game reception, sponsored by the Tennessee Tech Alumni Association. The event will be held at Vanderbilt’s Alumni Hall (23rd Avenue North, Nashville, Tenn.) and the cost is $20 per person, which includes food and non-alcoholic beverages. The reception will run from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost does not include tickets to the Tech-Vanderbilt game that night at 7 p.m. Tennessee Tech Vice President of Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Marc Burnett, who recently announced his retirement, will be in attendance and attendees are invited to wish him well on his retirement. Fans attending the game are encouraged to sit in Section F at Memorial Gymnasium.
  • Jake Hoot/The Voice watch party moves to Life Church on Monday as Tech men take on Lipscomb at Eblen Center
    November 21, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the Hooper Eblen Center unavailable Monday night as the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team takes on Lipscomb at 6 p.m., the third Jake Hoot/The Voice watch party will move to Life Church (2223 North Washington Ave., Cookeville) Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the broadcast airing from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and concessions will be available. Hoot, a 2013 graduate from Tennessee Tech, was a member of the Golden Eagle football team from 2009 to 2011. He remained in the area and has performed before countless audiences in the region. He recently released his first single – "Better Off Without You" – then started the road to compete on NBC's The Voice. He was selected by Team Kelly and has survived the first couple rounds of eliminations and is now in the second round of live shows with nationwide voting. For more information on Jake, here's a recap on his journey thus far.
  • Hotel reservations open for 2020 OVC Basketball Championships
    November 19, 2019
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Even though the 2019-20 basketball season has just gotten underway, it’s not too early to start making plans to attend the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championships at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. The tournament will be held March 4 through 7, and blocks of hotel rooms have been set aside by the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau, allowing fans to reserve their rooms ahead of time.
  • Second round Jake Hoot/The Voice viewing party to be held Monday, 11/18
    November 14, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Come join us at the Hooper Eblen Center on Monday, Nov. 18, for the official Jake Hoot/The Voice watch party. The live broadcast will be aired on the Eblen Center videoboard and everyone is invited to watch along and vote for Jake to move him along to the next round. Enjoy the show from the comfort of the arena with many other fans. Doors to the Eblen Center will open at 6:30 p.m., with the broadcast airing from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and concessions will be available. Hoot, a 2013 graduate from Tennessee Tech, was a member of the Golden Eagle football team from 2009 to 2011. He remained in the area and has performed before countless audiences in the region. He recently released his first single – "Better Off Without You" – then started the road to compete on NBC's The Voice. He was selected by Team Kelly and has survived the first couple rounds of eliminations and is now in the second round of live shows with nationwide voting. For more information on Jake, here's a recap on his journey thus far.
  • Tech softball leads the charge in SAAC Homecoming clothing drive
    November 13, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes raided their closets for a good cause last week as they participated in a clothing drive in conjunction with the TTU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The Golden Eagle softball team led the way, bringing in 746 items or 33.9 items per teammate. Women’s track and field/cross country was second with 243 items (11.04), while soccer was third with 151 items (6.04).
  • Volleyball standout Kappy Lang Morin to be inducted into Tech Sports Hall of Fame Friday
    November 07, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- A member of the Tennessee Tech volleyball team from 2005-08, Katherine “Kappy” Lang Morin made a spectacular career out of simply doing her job better than anyone else had in program history.  Coming as no surprise, the Golden Eagle setter set the program’s career record for assists. The thing is, she accomplished the feat as a junior. In four seasons, she rounded things out with 5,084, more than 1,500 than the next closest member of the list. That total was also good enough (and still is to this day) to rank fifth in Ohio Valley Conference history. She is one of four inductees into the 45th class of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Along with Morin, Milos Babic (men's basketball, 1987-90), Lee Byrd (track and field, 1965-68) and Robert Taylor (football, 1993-96) will be inducted during the annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Roaden University Center's Multipurpose Room. Tickets for the dinner are on sale by calling (931) 372-3940, visiting the Eblen Center ticket office or by visiting TTUsports.com.
  • Byrd to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame on Friday
    November 06, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- A two-sport athlete with his named imprinted prominently throughout the Tennessee Tech record books, Lee Byrd more than made his mark during his time as a Golden Eagle. A four-year letter winner from 1965-68 in both cross country and track, Byrd cemented his status as one of the most decorated runners in TTU history.  Byrd is one of four inductees into the 45th class of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Along with Babic, Milos Babic (men's basketball, 1987-90), Kappy Lang Morin (volleyball, 2005-08) and Robert Taylor (football, 1993-96) will be inducted during the annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Roaden University Center's Multipurpose Room. Tickets for the dinner are on sale by calling (931) 372-3940, visiting the Eblen Center ticket office or by visiting TTUsports.com.
  • Jake Hoot/The Voice watch party to be held Monday at the Eblen Center
    November 05, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Come join us at the Hooper Eblen Center on Monday, Nov. 11, for the official Jake Hoot/The Voice watch party. The live broadcast will be aired on the Eblen Center videoboard and everyone is invited to watch along and vote for Jake to move him along to the next round. Enjoy the show from the comfort of the arena with many other fans. Doors to the Eblen Center will open at 6:30 p.m., with the broadcast airing from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and concessions will be available. Hoot, a 2013 graduate from Tennessee Tech, was a member of the Golden Eagle football team from 2009 to 2011. He remained in the area and has performed before countless audiences in the region. He recently released his first single – “Better Off Without You” – then started the road to compete on NBC’s The Voice. He was selected by Team Kelly and has survived the first couple rounds of eliminations and has reached the live shows with nationwide voting. For more information on Jake, here’s a recap on his journey thus far.
  • Babic to be inducted into Tech Sports Hall of Fame Friday night
    November 05, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Before he could tackle the challenge of anchoring an Ohio Valley Conference starting lineup, Milos Babic first had to overcome the toughest challenge of his young life. Learning the English language. After missing his freshman year to learn the language of his peers and become academically eligible, playing basketball seemed like a just reward for his efforts. But Babic treated it like a job and quickly turned into one of the better post players in a long line of historically strong big men to don the Tech purple and gold. At the conclusion of his three-year career, the Kraljevo, Yugoslavia native ranked first all-time in Golden Eagle history with 115 blocked shots, 10th with 597 rebounds, 12th with 65 steals and 16th in scoring with 978 points. Babic was selected as one of four inductees into the 45th class of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Along with Babic, Lee Byrd (track and field, 1965-68), Kappy Lang Morin (volleyball, 2005-08) and Robert Taylor (football, 1993-96) will be inducted during the annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Roaden University Center's Multipurpose Room. Tickets for the dinner are on sale by calling (931) 372-3940, visiting the Eblen Center ticket office or by visiting TTUsports.com.
  • Loftis named Tech Associate Athletics Director for Development
    October 25, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A former student-athlete herself, Lesley Loftis knows how important athletics is to the collegiate experience. Now, Loftis takes on a new role as she was recently named Tennessee Tech’s Associate Athletics Director for Development, in addition to her current role as a Regional Director of Development for the University. “This is such an important hire for us,” said Tech Director of Athletics Mark Wilson, “because Lesley’s efforts will help propel our future success. We cannot thrive if we don’t have the resources to allow our student-athletes to have the opportunities to grow in both of those roles. “Lesley and her husband, Matt, are passionate about college athletics and it shows. She jumped at the opportunity and we appreciate the enthusiasm. We know Tennessee Tech is a special place for so many people, whether they were a student or a student-athlete, faculty or staff. I truly believe that through her efforts, Lesley will help us reach our goals.”
  • Pelphrey, Rosamond, Brock represent Tech at Champions Together Clinic in Evansville
    October 23, 2019
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – It’s not always about winning and losing. Sometime sports are just bigger than that. And while the Tennessee Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams are less than two weeks from seasons that will be judged primarily on the results, the leaders of those programs took part in an event bigger than the sport itself.
  • Purple Palooza coming up on Oct. 29 with preseason basketball doubleheader
    October 21, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s also time for Purple Palooza. The 2019 edition will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Hooper Eblen Center, starting at 5 p.m. with trick-or-treating on the concourse. Bring out your best costumes as Tech teams, student groups and community sponsors will hand out candy to all the little spooks and ghouls. The event format will also be different this season as the night continues at 6 p.m. as the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team hosts the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) in an exhibition contest. The Golden Eagle men’s team will take on Bryan College in an exhibition following at approximately 8 p.m.
  • Tech student-athletes present sparkling marks in latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate report
    October 15, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech student-athletes posted impressive scores in the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) reports, released Wednesday afternoon by the NCAA. Tech has not only maintained a high level of success in the school's graduation rates overall, the student-athlete graduation rates continue to rank higher than those for the general TTU student body.
  • Wings Up Luncheon with Coach Alexander set for Monday, Oct. 7 at O'Charley's
    October 01, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans looking to gather the "inside scoop" on Tennessee Tech football have their second opportunity of the fall to join head Coach Dewayne Alexander and members of his staff for lunch on Monday, Oct. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at O'Charley's Restaurant for the second Wings Up Luncheon of the year.
  • Two Golden Eagle basketball games slated for broadcast on ESPNU
    September 19, 2019
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Not one, but two Tennessee Tech basketball regular season games will broadcast nationally during the upcoming year, as the Ohio Valley Conference announced its slate of Conference basketball games across ESPN networks for the 2019-20 season on Thursday.
  • Former Golden Eagle men's golfer Bobby Hudson passes away
    September 16, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – One of the more consistent and selfless men to represent the Tennessee Tech golf team, former Golden Eagle Bobby Hudson built many memories in his time on the links under the tutelage of Hall of Fame coach Bobby Nichols.
  • Save the date -- Pepsi Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser set for June 12-14
    September 16, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Save the dates! The Pepsi Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser will be back around sooner than you know and the dates for the 2020 tournament are set. The event will be held June 12-14 t the Golden Eagle Golf Club and White Plains Golf Course. The 2019 tournament saw the return of the three-day format and improved payouts, making the event one of the more exciting ones in its history as it continues to be one of the largest and most popular golf events in the region. With consideration of feedback given by players, this annual fundraiser for Tennessee Tech Athletics aims to get better and better. More details on the 2020 tournament will be announced at a later date.
  • OVC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships to be Held at Ford Center Through 2023
    September 12, 2019
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents have voted to accept a three-year agreement to continue to hold the OVC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. through the 2023 Championship.
  • Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame to induct four in Class of 2019
    September 11, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Four of the greatest student-athletes ever to put on the purple and gold and represent Tennessee Tech University have been selected to the 45th class for induction into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Wings Up Luncheon returns with new format, first set for Monday, Sept. 9 at Crawdaddy's Grill
    September 03, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans looking to gather the "inside scoop" on Tennessee Tech football can enjoy a new format to this year's Wings Up Luncheons with head coach Dewayne Alexander. Three times this season, fans have the opportunity to join Coach Alexander and members of his staff for lunch with the chance to talk some Golden Eagle football.
  • Caudle joins Tech staff as sports information coordinator
    August 15, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Jonathan Caudle joined the Tennessee Tech University Athletics Department as sports information coordinator, Sports Information Director Mike Lehman announced on Thursday.
  • Nineteen Golden Eagle student-athletes earn OVC Academic Medal of Honor for 2018-19
    August 10, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced that 268 student-athletes have earned the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • 2018-19 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll honors 98 Golden Eagle student-athletes
    August 10, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It was yet another fantastic season for the Tennessee Tech student-athletes in the classroom and it was reflected with 98 named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2018-19 academic year. 
  • 2019 President's Awards honor 13 Golden Eagle student-athletes
    July 26, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Thirteen student-athletes have been chosen as the outstanding representative of their teams at Tennessee Tech University and are the winners of the 26th annual President's Awards, presented by the TTU Athletics Department. Ten of the 13 are first-time winners, two have captured the honor twice, and one more has claimed the accolade a whopping four times.
  • Former Tech head coach Wayne Angel named Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at Northern Colorado
    July 03, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Achieving unprecedented success is no easy task in the professional world – let alone the world of a collegiate head coach – but over the course of his tenure as the leader of the track and field and cross country programs at Tennessee Tech, that is exactly what Wayne Angel did.
  • A shot at history: Allison prepares to drive Tech Athletics car at FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
    June 27, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the cars lined along the top of the hill, Molly Allison looks ahead, ready to aim her craft toward the finish line. A couple of years ago, she thought she was done with the races, but a chance opportunity got her back into it. As the race starts, she tries her hardest to steer the careening car in the best line, hoping to achieve victory. Allison did earlier in June, winning the Cookeville Soap Box Derby’s Masters division. Now, she sets her sights on a national championship in July at the 82nd annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio, on July 20.
  • Tech Sports Information, Corhern honored by Tennessee Sports Writers Association
    June 25, 2019
    LEBANON, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech swept the Sports Information division of the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s annual writing contest as the organization announced its awards on Tuesday afternoon. Tech Sports Information Coordinator Thomas Corhern took first place in both the Best Feature Writer and Best Event Writer categories, beating out sports information writers across the state. The entries, to be eligible, had to have been written between January 1 and December 31 in the 2018 calendar year. Three stories had to be submitted for each category.
  • Allison wins division in Cookeville Soap Box Derby, advances to nationals
    June 17, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech purple and gold was victorious in another way as Molly Allison propelled the Tech Athletics-sponsored car to victory in the Master's Division at the recent Cookeville Soap Box Derby. Now, Allison and the Tech Athletics car will get an opportunity to represent Cookeville and the University on the national stage. Allison, an incoming Tech freshman, will drive the car again in July as she heads to Akron, Ohio, for the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships, held from July 14-20. The championships, held on July 20, will be streamed online. 
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