• Tech football returns home to loss from UT Martin
    October 12, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – To build success, sometimes there must be some growing pains. Saturday night was one of those times. UT Martin came into Tucker Stadium and scored 48 straight points before the Tennessee Tech football team dented the scoreboard. As the final quarter wound down, the Golden Eagles added two touchdowns to keep from going empty-handed. The Skyhawks ended the game 55-14 victors, improving to 3-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference, 4-2 overall. Tech enters its open date with a 4-3 record, 1-2 in the league.
  • Golden Eagles return home to take on UT Martin Saturday
    October 10, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Following last week’s 43-37 double-overtime loss to Football Championship Subdivision No. 23 Southeast Missouri, the loss was tough for the Tennessee Tech football team, but one couldn’t help but feel optimistic for the rest of the season. After all, the Golden Eagles had literally stood toe-to-toe with one of the favorites to win the Ohio Valley Conference championship and had a play here or there gone another way, could have seen the result come out the other way. Needless to say, the loss helped build confidence within the Golden Eagles. Through their work last season and this year to this point, Tech has shown itself to be a contender in the Ohio Valley, but its work is far, far from finished. The Golden Eagles will have to prove that this week as they host UT Martin Saturday night at Tucker Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.
  • Plenty of events for Public Safety and Military Appreciation Night at Saturday's UTM-TTU football game
    October 10, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – There are plenty of events surrounding Tennessee Tech’s football game on Saturday against UT Martin. Saturday is Public Safety and Military Appreciation Night with free admission to those wearing military/public safety uniforms or with a valid military/public safety ID. Stop by any Tucker Stadium ticket booth to get your free ticket. The Tech Army ROTC has organized a public display of an Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter with its crew there to talk about and answer questions as fans will be able to look around the craft. That display will be held on the football practice field on the south side of the Hooper Eblen Center by Willow Avenue, starting at approximately 3:30 p.m.
  • Golden Eagles look to bring Sergeant York Trophy home as 13th series begins Saturday
    October 10, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s been a while since the Sergeant York Trophy has taken up residence in Cookeville. Officially, the Golden Eagles earned a share of the round-robin trophy in 2011 and 2016, tying with the other Tennessee members of the Ohio Valley Conference that compete for the trophy. However, it has been since 2009 – the third season of competition – that the Sergeant York Trophy has been in purple-and-gold-clad hands. The Tennessee Tech football team would like to take a step in bringing the trophy back to Cookeville as the Golden Eagles host UT Martin on Saturday in the first game of the Sergeant York Championship series, sponsored by Delta Dental of Tennessee and Farm Bureau Health Plans.
  • Zaidan, Fleming earn OVC Specialist, Newcomer honors
    October 06, 2019
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – There were plenty of players providing heroics for the Tennessee Tech football team Saturday night even though the game ended in a 43-37 double-overtime loss to No. 23 Southeast Missouri. The Ohio Valley Conference football contacts recognized that as the Golden Eagles earned two OVC player of the week nods. Senior kicker Haidar Zaidan was named the OVC Specialist of the Week and freshman wide receiver/return specialist Metrius Fleming was named the OVC Newcomer of the Week on Sunday.
  • Golden Eagles fight, but fall in 2OT to No. 23 Southeast Missouri
    October 06, 2019
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – For Tennessee Tech, 5-1 didn’t happen. The Golden Eagles come home 4-2, but there’s no reason to hang their heads. Tech played one of its grittiest games of the year, coming up with play after play when it needed to and fell in double overtime, 43-37, to Football Championship Subdivision No. 23 Southeast Missouri, a team that made an appearance in the FCS playoffs a season ago. “I’m proud of this team,” said Tech coach Dewayne Alexander. “I couldn’t be any prouder of this team, even if we did win the game tonight. Three weeks on the road and to do what our guys have done, then to play a double-overtime game, I couldn’t be any prouder.
  • Golden Eagles staying focused as they look to improve on 4-1 start at Southeast Missouri
    October 03, 2019
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – It’s been eight years since the Tennessee Tech football team has been in this position – four wins, one loss. That year, Tech opened the season with a 34-7 loss at Iowa, then fired off four consecutive wins, topping Maryville College and Southeast Missouri at home, then Eastern Illinois and UT Martin on the road. However, Tennessee State snapped the string with a 42-40 decision. The 2011 Golden Eagles, however, didn’t stay down long – they knocked off Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky on the road to help secure an Ohio Valley Conference championship and automatic berth to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
  • From Tucker Stadium to national TV, former Tech player Jake Hoot finds his Voice
    October 02, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. and LOS ANGELES, Calif. – When Jake Hoot stepped out on the darkened stage, it was a different experience. Sure, he had been on numerous stages over the years, whether it was the turf at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium, the stage at The Backdoor Playhouse on campus or concert setups throughout the Upper Cumberland. But this was new. As he entered the sound stage to compete on NBC’s The Voice, the environment was solemn, quiet. Hoot readied his guitar and started to play.
  • Moore earns national defensive honor from College Sports Madness, Fisher named OVC Co-Offensive Player of the Week
    September 29, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the fourth week out of the five this season, the Tennessee Tech football team has earned another national honor from the Football Championship Subdivision media sources. This time it was senior linebacker Aderick Moore, earning the FCS National Defensive Player of the Week from College Sports Madness. After missing a week after an injury against Virginia-Wise, the Selma, Ala., native created three takeaways as he forced two fumbles, intercepted a pass for 20 yards, had a quarterback hurry and a tackle-for-loss to go along with his seven stops.
  • Fisher throws Tech-record six TDs as Golden Eagles top Eastern Illinois
    September 28, 2019
    CHARLESTON, Ill. – There must be something about O’Brien Field when it comes to quarterbacks. The field saw Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo put up huge numbers. Even Grant Swallows, back in 2001, saw some magic there as he set the Tech single-season touchdown record there. The record, tied again by Swallows and by Stephen Britton in 2005, stood for 18 years, until Bailey Fisher also found some magic at O’Brien. The Golden Eagle sophomore threw for a school-record six touchdown passes as Tech improved to 4-1 for the first time since 2011, as well as broke a seven-game losing streak to Eastern Illinois with the last win coming in that same year with a 40-29 victory over the Panthers.
  • Golden Eagles not taking 0-4 Panthers lightly as OVC play begins
    September 26, 2019
    CHARLESTON, Ill. – The moment the ball is kicked off on Saturday, it’s a brand new start. Sure, the 3-1 start the Tennessee Tech football team has right now is fantastic, but as the Ohio Valley Conference schedule starts in earnest this weekend, that is what will determine the team’s postseason fate. The last time the Golden Eagles started 3-1 was 2011 – the year the Golden Eagles clinched a share of the OVC title with Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky (beating them both on their home fields) and earning the league’s automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. But, make no mistake, every week is going to be a fight.
  • Fisher named Offensive Player of the Week by Tennessee Sports Writers Association for second time
    September 25, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the next game day approaches for the Tennessee Tech football team, another organization has recognized a Golden Eagle for their efforts. The Tennessee Sports Writers Association selected Tech sophomore quarterback Bailey Fisher as its Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, his second selection this season. The sophomore out of Rabun County (Ga.) High had 404 yards of total offense and five touchdowns – three rushing and two passing -- in the Golden Eagles’ 38-24 win Saturday at Western Illinois, Tech’s first non-conference road win since 2013 and giving the Golden Eagles their first 3-1 start since 2011.
  • Tech's Huner named semifinalist for 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy
    September 25, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the National Football Foundation unveiled its list of 185 semifinalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Mazda, the Tennessee Tech football team earned a representative on the impressive list as senior wide receiver Seth Huner was among the nominees. “Seth is the epitome of a student-athlete,” Tech head coach Dewayne Alexander said. “He is a leader on the field, in the classroom and in the community.” Huner is currently studying mechanical engineering and has a 3.83 grade point average. He has been selected to the Tech Athletic Director’s Honor Roll six times, won the team’s Academic Award for the 2018 season, earned three selections to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the 2018 OVC Academic Medal of Honor.
  • Golden Eagles receive votes in AFCA poll; Fisher, Fleming earn STATS FCS national honorable mentions
    September 23, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech football is starting to gain a little traction nationally as the Golden Eagles received votes in this week’s American Football Coaches Association Poll for the Football Championship Subdivision. That marks the first time the Golden Eagles have been in or received votes in one of the two major FCS polls since receiving votes in the AFCA Poll in 2016 following a 33-30 win over Eastern Kentucky. Tech last appeared in the STATS FCS poll in 2014.
  • Golden Eagles net three OVC weekly honors
    September 22, 2019
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – As the Tennessee Tech football team heads into Ohio Valley Conference play with its first 3-1 start since 2011, the Golden Eagles added some accolades on Sunday after coming home in the wee hours of the morning from their 38-24 win over Western Illinois. Bailey Fisher was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s co-Offensive Player of the Week, splitting the honor with Jacksonville State wide receiver Josh Pearson (149 yds. on seven catches, three touchdowns), while Fisher also earned FCS National Player of the Week honors from the College Sports Madness website for his second national honor this season. Sophomore linebacker Seth Carlisle was named the OVC’s Defensive Player of the Week, while true freshman wide receiver/return specialist Metrius Fleming has named the conference’s Newcomer of the Week for the third time in four weeks.
  • Delays, Western Illinois don't stand in the way of Tech football's 3-1 start
    September 21, 2019
    MACOMB, Ill. – The song may say that the waiting is the hardest part. For the Tennessee Tech football team, the Golden Eagles started its first drive then had to wait as a lightning delay forced the teams back into the locker rooms. So they waited. And waited. And waited some more.
  • Golden Eagles set to wrap up non-conference slate at Western Illinois on Saturday
    September 19, 2019
    MACOMB, Ill. – As the Tennessee Tech football team loads up the buses on Friday to hit the road for its longest road trip of the year – a visit to Western Illinois – the Golden Eagles know they’ll be in for a challenge as they close out the non-conference portion of the schedule. Tech will take on the Fighting Leathernecks at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on 98.5 KISS FM with Roger Ealey and Dylan Vazzano providing the call, while the game will also be streamed online on ESPN3, with Brendan Reidy and Michael Harms handling those duties.
  • Fleming named honorable mention for STATS FCS National Freshman of the Week
    September 16, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – True freshman wide receiver and kick returner Metrius Fleming added another accolade on Monday as he was named an honorable mention selection for this week’s STATS FCS National Freshman of the Week. The true freshman from Elberton, Ga., was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Newcomer of the Week on Sunday, following an outstanding effort against visiting UVa-Wise, resulting in a 31-14 win for the Golden Eagles. Fleming ended the contest with 161 all-purpose yards, including a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, one of 11 thus far this season on the Football Championship Subdivision level.
  • Fleming earns second OVC Newcomer honor
    September 15, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – True freshman wide receiver and kick returner Metrius Fleming won one Ohio Valley Conference newcomer of the week honor earlier this season with heroics against Samford. Sunday, he added his second newcomer of the week title, as voted on by the league’s sports information contacts.
  • Golden Eagles use defense, special teams to top UVa-Wise
    September 14, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech collected its 149th win in Tucker Stadium on Saturday night as the Golden Eagles used defensive and special teams plays to top visiting UVa-Wise and improve to 2-1 on the season. With the victory, Tech equals its wins from 2017 and 2018 combined and equals its best start since going 2-1 in the 2013 season.
  • Golden Eagle football returns home Saturday to host Division II UVa-Wise
    September 12, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Just because a team is a lower-division program, that doesn’t make the contest any less of a challenge. The Tennessee Tech football team has fallen into the trap before, last falling to a Division II team in 1988. That said, that Division II team was Liberty and they’re now in the Football Bowl Subdivision, as is Troy, who beat the Golden Eagles in 1978 and 1980. Then there’s also Jacksonville State (victors in 1979 and 1980) and Abilene Christian (the winner in 1987) who are now among the Football Championship Subdivision ranks.
  • Tech football falls in FBS battle at Miami (Ohio), sets sights on goals in reach
    September 07, 2019
    OXFORD, Ohio – Tennessee Tech head coach Dewayne Alexander took his players into the locker room Saturday afternoon following the Golden Eagles’ 48-17 loss to FBS school Miami (Ohio) and told them to keep their heads up. “On Monday, everything on this game is going in the trash,” he said. “This is a very good football team. We have so much left to play for.” And there is truth in his words.
  • 98.5 KISS FM Tailgate Park growing bigger and better; reserve spots now
    September 06, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – If you missed any of the excitement last weekend with Tennessee Tech football, next Saturday will be a great jumping on point as the Golden Eagles host Virginia-Wise for the annual Family Weekend contest. It’s a bigger and better atmosphere and it just keeps growing, so come be a part of it. The fun and excitement starts three hours before the start of the game with the 98.5 KISS FM Tailgate Park. Spaces are filling up fast with two-thirds of the available spots taken up during last week’s contest.
  • Tech football looks to build momentum with visit to FBS foe Miami (Ohio)
    September 05, 2019
    OXFORD, Ohio – As the Tennessee Tech football team puts Week 1 in the rear view and focuses on their next opponent, the schedule doesn’t get easier. Tech makes its annual foray into the Football Bowl Subdivision this weekend with a visit to Miami (Ohio) out of the Mid-American Conference. Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Central. Roger Ealey and Dylan Vazzano will provide broadcast coverage on 98.5 KISS FM, while the game will be streamed on ESPN+ (subscription required) with Robert Lee and Dustin Fox handling play-by-play and color duties.
  • Golden Eagles no stranger to thrilling wins in recent history
    September 05, 2019
    A thrilling win like the one Tennessee Tech had against Samford doesn’t come too often. But in the last 10 years, the Golden Eagles have certainly had their share. Tech defeated the Bulldogs 59-58 in double overtime as sophomore quarterback Bailey Fisher rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more, then converted three two-point plays to put Tech on top. Fisher was named the national offensive player of the week by STATS FCS, as well as earning offensive player of the week honors from the Ohio Valley Conference, the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and College Sports Madness. The 415-yard game for Fisher was the third-best passing effort in school history, trailing offensive coordinator Tre Lamb’s 481-yard game against Southeast Missouri in 2012 and Lee Sweeney’s 437 against the Redhawks in 2006.
  • Schlueter named Tech Athletic's Unsung Leader Award winner for August
    September 05, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Notoriety can be hard to come by when you're constantly in the trenches, doing the dirty work very few see. But for senior defensive lineman Xavier Schlueter, that's where he thrives.
  • Fisher named Offensive Player of the Week by Tennessee Sports Writers Association
    September 04, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – There’s one more award for Bailey Fisher this week as the Tennessee Tech sophomore quarterback was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Offensive Player of the Week. It’s the fourth honor this week for the sophomore after being named the National Offensive Player of the Week by STATS FCS, the Ohio Valley Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week and College Sports Madness’ OVC Offensive Player of the Week.
  • Golden Eagles with three graduates on roster this season
    September 04, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For all of the hard work the Tennessee Tech football team does on the field, there’s an equal amount of work getting done in the classroom. Three members of the Golden Eagle roster, in fact, have already earned their degrees and are continuing in their postgraduate studies before wrapping up their football careers: quarterback Luke Ward, tight end Clint Zierke and offensive lineman Ian Leever – a graduate transfer from Miami {Ohio).
  • Tech QB Fisher named STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week
    September 02, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The accolades continue to pour in for Tennessee Tech sophomore quarterback Bailey Fisher as he was named Monday afternoon as the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week. That is the first national offensive player of the week nod for the Golden Eagles since quarterback Darian Stone won the award after his third career start in 2012 in a 45-44 win over UT Martin. Defensive lineman Jordan Johnson earned national specialist honors in the 2013 campaign, then safety Marty Jones won national defensive accolades with his four-interception, 12-tackle game against Eastern Kentucky in 2014.
  • Tech's Fisher, Fleming earn OVC weekly accolades
    September 01, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The buzz from Tennessee Tech’s thrilling double-overtime comeback win over Samford on Saturday night had barely faded on Sunday as the accolades started to roll in with sophomore quarterback Bailey Fisher named as the Ohio Valley Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week and true freshman wide receiver Metrius Fleming named the league’s Newcomer of the Week. The weekly awards are voted on by the conference’s sports information contacts.
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