BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – As the Ohio Valley Conference released its ESPN3 Game of the Week package on Thursday, Tennessee Tech Football will get a game in the spotlight.
The Golden Eagles will appear in the first game of the eight-game set on September 28 at Eastern Illinois. The game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.
Kevin Ingram, one of the personalities on Nashville’s 104.5 The Zone, will serve as the play-by-play commentator, while Bob Belvin, on-air talent and contributor at ESPN Clarksville, will be the color analyst.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Despite the calendar still reading July, there is plenty to be excited about surrounding the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team as the program begins its first season under the helm of head coach John Pelphrey.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech’s Will Brooks teamed up with Belmont’s Jack Uselton to capture the 49th Annual Tennessee Four-Ball Championship at Cherokee Country Club Friday afternoon, capping an impressive four-day run for several current and former members of the Golden Eagle men’s golf program.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Spaces are filling up for the 2019 Tennessee Tech Football Alumni Reunion Weekend and Golf Classic, held July 12 and 13 at Golden Eagle Golf Club.
The event kicks off with tours around the facilities on campus, led by Tech head coach Dewayne Alexander, from noon until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 12, followed by the Tony Stone BBQ Dinner on Friday night at the GEGC. Several members of the Golden Eagle football team will be on hand to meet everyone and talk about the team.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- As the Tennessee Tech football alumni converge back on Cookeville this weekend for the annual Tech Football Alumni Golf Classic, starting Friday at the Golden Eagle Golf Club, there will be many old war stories and legends passed around the clubhouse and on the course.
During last year's event, several interviews were conducted with a few of the alumni by Brian Kazaks from the Tech Athletics Video Production unit for air during the Dewayne Alexander Show.
With the event coming up this weekend, these interviews are being presented once again.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Women’s basketball coach Kim Rosamond has added a second Coach of the Year honor to her resume for the 2018-19 season, as the Tennessee Sports Writers Association crowned Tech’s third-year bench boss its Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year on Tuesday.
“Thank you to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for recognizing our team and staff with this tremendous honor,” said Rosamond. “We are grateful to live in a state where the women’s basketball community is one of the best in the country – from the media that covers the game, to the fanbases that pack the arenas, to the level of talent we face in opposing coaches and players on a nightly basis. This award is a testament to an outstanding group of players, coaches and support staff who have worked extremely hard to create a winning environment on and off the court at Tennessee Tech.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Tech golfers are invited back to Cookeville on Saturday, August 31, as the team will host its annual Alumni Classic 3-Man Scramble at the Golden Eagle Golf Club.
While it is an alumni event, the scramble is open to the public. Registration will open online at TTUsports.com on July 8.
Tournament registration includes gifts, range balls, cart, round of golf, Ralph’s Donuts, lunch, awards and tickets to the Tennessee Tech-Samford football game that evening.
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.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the calendar now into the summer months, the focus will soon shift to the impending fall athletics season, when Jeannette Waldo’s Tennessee Tech volleyball program will enter its second campaign.
On Wednesday, the schedule for the upcoming season – the 45th in Tech Athletics history – was officially announced, evoking an increased sense of anticipation in the Hooper Eblen Center.
Following an encouraging spring exhibition segment, Waldo, her assistant coaches Zach Weinberg and Tierney Flaherty, and the 2019 crop of Golden Eagles are excited by the potential found in a new blank slate.
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. – Recently, the blog Stadium Journey ranked what it considered to be its top 25 college baseball stadium rankings and Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex cracked the list’s top five, tying for fourth in the list.
The site visited all of the NCAA Division I college baseball stadiums to compile its rankings and compiled its results using what it calls its FANFARE system – food and beverage, atmosphere, neighborhood, fans, access, return on investment and extras.
Clemson’s Doug Kingsmore Stadium took the top spot, followed by LSU’s Alex Box Stadium, Florida State’s Dick Howser Stadium, and South Carolina’s Founder’s Park and Tech’s Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex tying for fourth.
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. – The Tennessee Tech baseball team had its historic, record-breaking 2018 campaign recognized by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. The organization named the Golden Eagles the 2018 Amateur Team of the Year at its annual induction banquet fundraiser in Nashville.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech baseball departing senior Kevin Strohschein continued to build on his legacy, receiving two more national honors to add to his heft collection. The outfielder was named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-America Team as well as the inaugural College Baseball Foundation All-American Second Team.
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. – 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. – More national recognition for Tennessee Tech senior Kevin Strohschein continues to roll in, as the Golden Eagle outfielder took home All-American Third Team honors from D1Baseball.com Thursday.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – There was more postseason recognition to be had for two members of the Tennessee Tech baseball team Wednesday afternoon, as departing senior Kevin Strohschein and freshman John Dyer each claimed honors to add to their already impressive resumes.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A familiar face has returned to the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball staff, as head coach Kim Rosamond announced Wednesday that Crystal Kelly will begin her second stint as a Golden Eagle assistant coach.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks, Tennessee Tech designated hitter John Dyer was honored on the national stage, claiming Freshman All-American First Team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Monday afternoon. The Freshman All-American team is voted upon by the membership of the NCBWA.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The accolades continue to pile up for departing senior slugger Kevin Strohschein, as the Tennessee Tech star outfielder picked up his second national honor Monday afternoon. The McDonough, Ga. native was selected to the Baseball America 2019 College All-American Third Team.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Just under three weeks remain before the deadline for fans, alumni, friends and supporters to submit names as nominees for the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. The deadline each year is June 30. To be considered for 2019 induction, nominations must be submitted by Sunday, June 30.
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. – How does one tell the story of one of the best baseball players in the history of the Ohio Valley Conference? A story about a career highly decorated and full of legendary moments that will live on as part of the best highlights of Tennessee Tech athletics history? A story that is still only beginning?
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the 10th time in the past 12 years, the Tennessee Tech baseball team saw one of its own take the next step in their career by earning a selection in the MLB Draft. Just a year after seeing an Ohio Valley Conference-record eight of his teammates selected to begin their professional careers, All-American Kevin Strohschein joined the group among the ranks to hear his name called in the draft.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Following a highly impressive first campaign for the Tennessee Tech baseball team, John Dyer joined an elite group of Golden Eagle ball players Wednesday, earning Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American honors.