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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Tech cross country and track and field student-athlete Anna Cooper passed away on Monday following her battle against a rare form of cancer. She was 23.
Cooper graduated from Tech in May 2018, wrapping up a four-year career on the Golden Eagles’ cross country and track and field teams. She was a member of Tech’s first Ohio Valley Conference women’s indoor and outdoor track and field championship teams. Cooper also set a personal-best time in the 800-meter run in the OVC Outdoor Championships in Tucker Stadium in 2018.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the 2018-19 academic year came to a close, the Tennessee Tech student-athletes put together another solid semester in the classroom.
In all, 198 student-athletes made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for Spring 2019.
“The continuing effort that our student-athletes put forth in the classroom is amazing,” said Mark Wilson, Tech Director of Athletics. “Just like their fight on the fields or court, our student-athletes are relentless in their search for academic achievement. They put countless hours in an already crowded schedule, and to see so many continue to achieve is a testament to their commitment to our ideals.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The team of Gary and Lee Maxwell went wire-to-wire to win the 2019 Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser, closing the final round out on a rainy Sunday afternoon with a 10-under to finish at 40-under for the weekend.
The Maxwells went 16-under on day one at Golden Eagle Golf Club, then shot 14-under at White Plains Golf Course on Saturday to take a 30-under advantage through the first two runs.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The role of the sports information office has become more diverse over the years as new technologies and methods for disseminating information emerge.
The goal has always been the same – find the best way to get the information out to as wide of an audience as possible and tell the story of the University and its student-athletes.
And while social media and video have become valuable tools in spreading the message, writing is still one of the most essential tools of the trade. With that in mind, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) honor some of the top writers in the field each year with the Fred Stabley, Sr. Writing Contest.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The mission for Tennessee Tech Athletics is to see its student-athletes leave with a diploma in one hand and a championship ring on the other.
In the classroom, the student-athletes are certainly earning their high marks. For the 21st consecutive semester, the Tennessee Tech student-athletes have posted a composite grade point average higher than 3.0, clocking in at 3.117 for the Spring 2019 semester.
“We have high expectations for our student-athletes at Tennessee Tech,” said director of athletics Mark Wilson. “As active members of our campus community, our student-athletes should be a shining example not just on the playing fields and courts, but also in the classroom. Our expectations will never waver as we will continue to seek the best and brightest and help shape the men and women who will ultimately shape our future.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – All 14 of Tennessee Tech's athletic teams have done it again, comfortably exceeding the national APR standard for the 10th consecutive year. The APR standard is a benchmark to determine how an athletics program is meeting the mission of educating its student-athletes.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When all was said and done on Saturday following Tennessee Tech’s 2019 Spring Commencement, 63 student-athletes who proudly wore the Purple and Gold to represent the University on the playing courts or fields earn their degrees.
One of the largest graduating classes from Tech Athletics in recent years, the group saw plenty of highlights in competition, many earning championship rings through the course of their careers, as well as conference honors and academic recognition.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's and women’s golf teams are among those receiving Public Recognition Awards Wednesday from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for top academic performance. The awards are presented to teams scoring in the Top 10 percent nationally in the Multi-Year Academic Progress Rate (APR), which is part of the NCAA's academic reform program.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Monika and Henry Bowman (pictured with Director of Athletics Mark Wilson, Head Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Rosamond and Executive Director of Planned Giving Tiff Rector) have been avid fans, season ticket holders and annual donors for many years. Recently they established the Monika and Henry Bowman Women’s Basketball Scholarship Endowment to further support the program and its players.
A member of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center staff for more than 35 years, Monika graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville before earning her master’s degree from Tennessee Tech. After completing his undergraduate degree at Austin Peay University, and his master’s at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Henry spent more than 40 years with the Upper Cumberland Development District.
Monika and Henry believe that Tennessee Tech enhances the benefits of living in Cookeville in many ways and hope the scholarships they are endowing will help promote educational opportunities for students in the future.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Golfers, fans and supporters of Tennessee Tech Athletics are highly encouraged to register now for the Pepsi Bobby Nichols Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Budweiser, as the field has already surpassed the half-way full mark with just over a month-and-a-half remaining to sign up.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the fourth straight year, Tennessee Tech’s Hooper Eblen Center served as the host site of the Athletics Department’s annual Golden Wings Awards Thursday evening, celebrating the achievements of Golden Eagle student-athletes and coaches from the past year.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Honoring the top performances of the year in Tennessee Tech Athletics, the 2019 Golden Wings Awards will be held this Thursday at the Hooper Eblen Center.
Tickets for non-student-athletes are $20 at the Eblen Center ticket office or by calling (931) 372-3940.
The 2019 edition of the awards show – its fourth -- will be streamed live via YouTube.