COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans interested in attending the Tennessee Tech basketball games at the University of Tennessee can order tickets now through the TTU Ticket Office.
Supplies are limited for seating in the TTU visiting section at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tickets are $25 each with a $5 processing fee on all orders.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Along with teammate and 2020 TTU Sports Hall of Fame inductee A.J. Kirby-Jones, Chad Oberacker was a key cog in the beginning stages of the most dominant era of Golden Eagle baseball, dominating at the plate and contributing on the mound from 2008-11.
COOKEVILLE -- With its 100th anniversary of football approaching in 2022, Tennessee Tech has announced plans for the construction of a new state-of-the-art Football Operations Center. The 40,000-square-foot facility is phase one of a two-phase process to significantly upgrade and enhance the football program.
“Tennessee Tech has a tradition of winning championships in football, but those date back a number of years,” said Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham. “This new Football Operations Center will go a long way in helping build a program that consistently competes for and wins championships.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – One of the most offensively gifted players to don the purple and gold, Leah Meffert Turner was a force to be reckoned with in the Ohio Valley Conference for four seasons, littering her name throughout the Tennessee Tech volleyball record book.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A true pioneer. That was Morris Irby’s destiny whether he asked for it or not. But rather back down, he faced every challenge with his head held high and often found himself in ground-breaking territory.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As Frank Harrell prepared to turn the light off in his Hooper Eblen Center office and shut the door one last time as Tennessee Tech's Associate Athletic Director for Sports and Compliance, the expectation was to be a bittersweet moment.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – One of the best to ever throw on the purple and gold, Borja Zarco’s name is prominently draped throughout the Tennessee Tech tennis record books. Highlighted by his Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year campaign in 2008, Zarco secured All-OVC First Team honors in each of his final three seasons as a Golden Eagle.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Very few individuals have made a bigger mark on a single program during their Tennessee Tech careers than Stephanie Place Buchanan. A four-year member of the Golden Eagle women’s cross country and track & field teams from 2005-2010, she rewrote the record books as a distance runner.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For three seasons, A.J. Kirby-Jones terrorized opposing pitchers while establishing himself as one of the best power bats in the history of Tennessee Tech and Ohio Valley Conference history.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Dr. Phil Oldham knows first-hand how important collegiate athletics are for students, colleges and communities. After all, the Tennessee Tech president was a former student-athlete himself back in his days at Freed-Hardeman.
Fast forward years later -- Oldham’s vision and direction for Tech has ushered in a new era on the Cookeville campus. Now, he will have the opportunity to help shape the direction of the NCAA and countless student-athletes nationwide as he begins his tenure on its Board of Governors.
“It’s something I never really dreamed of being able to do,” Oldham said. “I grew up playing sports – I’ve loved sports all my life. In college, I played on the tennis team on the NAIA level. Most of the jobs I’ve had on campuses have been academically related – department head, dean, provost.
“I’ve certainly enjoyed sports on campus as a fan, but, as a president, this is first time I’ve really had to be in a position of responsibility over athletics. I’ve had the opportunity to be on the Division I Board of Directors for the last couple of years. Now to be asked to be on the Board of Governors -- that is the penultimate in the governance structure of the NCAA.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Five individuals who helped shape the history of Tennessee Tech Athletics, contributing to the many successes and achievements both on and off the playing surfaces, have been selected as members of the 47th class for induction into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Through the generosity of the fans in attendance Saturday during Tennessee Tech’s football game against Furman, the TTU chapter of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised $2,150 for flood relief efforts in Waverly and Humphries County.
The initiative, spearheaded by senior volleyball student-athlete Lauren Toledo, raised funds to help those affected by the late August flooding that claimed more than 20 lives and destroyed more than 270 homes. Members of the Tech SAAC chapter passed collection buckets through the Tucker Stadium stands during the third quarter of Saturday’s game.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When the Tennessee Tech Athletics video production office needed a new person to fill the video production coordinator role, Tech went with someone who already had years of experience as a student working with the department’s staff.
Kaylee Selby, a Tennessee Tech graduate in 2020 with a degree in public relations/digital and electronic multimedia, was recently hired as a video production coordinator to help support the department’s broadcast and production efforts.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A local product of nearby Livingston, Kaleb Qualls is returning to the Upper Cumberland to assist Tennessee Tech Athletics in its efforts across campus.
Qualls was recently hired as a facilities and events coordinator and will work with the Tech Athletics facilities staff in maintaining the athletic venues and game day operations.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s hard to believe that Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001, attacks. Twenty years since one of the darkest days in American history, but one that strengthened the country’s resolve and brought people together.
To commemorate those lost that day, Tennessee Tech ROTC’s Golden Eagle Battalion will hold a 9/11 Memorial Stair Run at Tucker Stadium on Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. The event will be one of several activities during Saturday’s game day, dedicated to the memory of the lost, while also recognizing our military members, first responders and health care workers.
Tennessee Tech students, by voting, you have the power to change the world around you for not only yourself but future generations. But if you don't register or vote, you are giving up your voice and letting others decide who will represent you. Fortunately, it has never been easier to register to vote or cast a ballot in Tennessee.
Elections for local and statewide office are happening in 2022 and these offices make decisions about things that affect your life every day like schools, transportation, healthcare, and taxes. In Tennessee, there have been state and local elections decided by only a handful of votes. In these races, your vote could be the deciding factor.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Save the dates! The Pepsi Golden Eagle Scramble presented by Michelob Ultra will be back yet again for 2022, with Tennessee Tech Athletics announcing the dates for the popular fundraising event.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced its 2020-21 Team Academic Achievement Awards Thursday afternoon and Tennessee Tech came away with two team honors thanks to the Golden Eagle soccer and tennis programs.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A whopping 141 Tennessee Tech student-athletes were recognized for their prowess in the classroom Wednesday, as the Ohio Valley Conference released its Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2020-21 academic year.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced that a record 354 student-athletes have earned the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the 2020-21 academic year. This year, Tennessee Tech student-athletes claimed a record 29 of the 354 awards.
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 28th annual President's Awards, presented by the TTU Athletics Department. Eight of the 13 are first-time winners while the remaining five are all winners for a second time in their respective careers.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After serving the Tennessee Tech athletics department for more than 20 years, Joe Erdeljac has been promoted to assistant athletic director for sports medicine as announced by Director of Athletics Mark Wilson. He previously held the title of director of sports medicine/head athletic trainer for the past three years, head athletic trainer for 10 years, and assistant athletic trainer for seven years.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech Athletics wrapped up its recognition of the best and brightest of its more than 300 student-athletes by releasing the final two winners of its 2021 Golden Wings Awards.