• No. 24 Samford escapes battle with Golden Eagles
    September 18, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It was a fight to the finish Saturday night as the Tennessee Tech football team traded leads all night with No. 24 Samford, but the Bulldogs scored with 25 seconds remaining to top the Golden Eagles 33-28. Tech (1-2) enters its open date and will return to action on Oct. 1, opening Ohio Valley Conference play at UT Martin.
  • Tech football squares off with Samford Saturday night
    September 15, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Every time Tennessee Tech faces Samford at Tucker Stadium, it tends to be a shootout. Across 12 meetings in Cookeville, the Golden Eagles have scored 362 points to Samford’s 288, leading to an average score of Tech 30, Samford 24. Of course, those numbers are bolstered by the last two meetings in Tucker Stadium – a 59-52 victory by the Bulldogs in their final season in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2007, then the thrilling 59-58 double-overtime victory by the Golden Eagles in 2019. So when Tech and Samford square off on Saturday night, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the scoreboard lighting up like a Christmas tree.
  • Golden Eagles top Texas A&M-Commerce in last-second rally
    September 11, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It was a wild finish at Tucker Stadium on Saturday night as the Tennessee Tech football team scored 20 points in the fourth quarter and overcame a 19-6 deficit to take a 26-25 victory over Texas A&M-Commerce. Turnovers stalled the Golden Eagle offense in the first half as Tech saw passes picked off in two of its first three drives, then two lost fumbles deep in the Golden Eagles’ territory led to quick, short-field scores as Eric Rodriguez threw two touchdown passes, completing a 37-yard strike to Andrew Armstrong and a 20-yard scoring pass to B.J. Busbee. After missing the first PAT, Emmanuel Adagbon hit the second to put the Lions up 13-0  with 13:18 remaining in the first half.
  • Golden Eagle football honors its legacy as Tech hosts Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday night
    September 08, 2022
    COOKEVILLE – In a night where the Tennessee Tech football team will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first varsity game, it almost seemed like the stars aligned in so many ways. First – Saturday’s game is the 1,000th game in program history. Second – The opponent is Texas A&M-Commerce, who the Golden Eagles played once before previously in the 1953 Tangerine Bowl after claiming their first Ohio Valley Conference championship in the 1952 season. Third – that 1952 team is being honored on Saturday for their title’s 70th anniversary. All-in-all, it’s a milestone night to celebrate as the Golden Eagles host the Lions for their home opener.
  • Golden Eagles make strides in opener at Kansas
    September 03, 2022
    LAWRENCE, Kan. – The first game is in the books, and while the Tennessee Tech squad saw a tough contest against their annual Football Bowl Subdivision opponent, the Golden Eagles still saw some signs of optimism against the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday night. Kansas took the victory 56-10, scoring four touchdowns in its first five possessions. Still, Tech was able to stall the Jayhawks on the Golden Eagle 2-yard line and force a turnover on downs on the goal-line stand. Kansas (1-0) also missed a field goal on its first possession of the second half.
  • Seth Carlisle named OVC Student-Athlete of the Week
    September 02, 2022
    Now in its 75th year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation's eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. Over those 75 years the League has inspired student-athletes to realize their academic aspirations, maximize their athletics potential, and cultivate their leadership skills to prepare them for life beyond their collegiate experience. As part of a partnership with Digital Scoreboards, each week through the the academic year, we will honor an OVC student-athlete who has excelled in the classroom, in addition to earning accolades on the playing surface. This week's honoree is Tennessee Tech senior linebacker Seth Carlisle. Last year he was one of six winners of the prestigious OVC Scholar-Athlete Award as well as being named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll for his work in the classroom. On the gridiron last year he was the second-leading tackler for the Golden Eagles, making 67 stops while also intercepting a pass. He had 50 tackles in the abbreviated spring 2021 season and as a sophomore in 2019 had 88 tackles.
  • Tech Football | 100th Anniversary: Overall passes the torch to Tucker
    September 01, 2022
    P.V. "Putty" Overall knew it was time for him to step down from the top spot on the Tennessee Tech football team. After all, 1952 was his 25th year as a head coach and he had just led the Golden Eagles to its first bowl game with the 1953 Tangerine Bowl and its first championship in the fledgling Ohio Valley Conference. Yet "the grand old man of football" wasn't finished – he had one more season left in him. In 1953, his Golden Eagles were going to leave no doubt who the top team in the conference was.
  • Tickets available for event-packed night for Tech football home opener on Sept. 10
    September 01, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When the Tennessee Tech football team hosts Texas A&M-Commerce next Saturday, it will be an event-filled night. In addition to the team’s Legends Weekend night recognizing all of the Golden Eagles’ 10 conference championship teams in program history, it’ll be an opportunity to say thank you to several special groups with free admission to the contest.
  • It's go time -- Golden Eagle football set to open season at Kansas
    August 31, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the day dawns on Tucker Stadium, the equipment truck is getting loaded and the Tennessee Tech football team is making its final preparations before loading up Thursday to fly to Lawrence, Kan., to take on their first opponent of the 2022 campaign – the Kansas Jayhawks. Ladies and gentlemen, football season is here. Kickoff for Tech’s season opener at Kansas on Friday night is 7 p.m. Roger Ealey and Dylan Vazzano will provide the broadcast locally on 98.5 KISS FM, while Noah Reed and Jay Sonnhalter will handle the call on Big 12 Now/ESPN+ (subscription required).
  • UPDATE: Tickets available for Tech football at Kennesaw State
    August 04, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – While the Tennessee Tech football team kicks off the season on Friday, ticket sales for that game at the Eblen Center has closed. However, there's still an opportunity to order for the October 22 game at Kennesaw State.
  • Golden Eagles close out preseason with Gathering of Eagles scrimmage
    August 21, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans had their opportunity to get a look at the Tennessee Tech football team on Saturday night as the Golden Eagles held their annual Gathering of Eagles fan event. Despite some mid-afternoon storms, the day started with the women’s clinic, then fans had an opportunity to grab autographs from their favorite Golden Eagle players before Tech took to the field for its final scrimmage before the season begins on September 2.
  • Golden Eagle depth shines through in first scrimmage
    August 13, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech’s first football scrimmage was a positive one on Saturday night as the Golden Eagles’ depth proved fruitful in fans’ first look at the team. Both sides of the ball saw plenty of highlights as Tech players from all class levels were able to showcase their skills in front of the fans. Tech’s offense picked up its first score as Jeremiah Oatsvall fired to the end zone to a leaping Hunter Barnhart for the 18-yard connection between a pair of defenders. Oatsvall later scored on a two-yard quarterback keeper to end a 42-yard drive.
  • Tabula rasa -- centennial celebration starts new chapter for 2022 football team
    August 09, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tabula rasa – in Latin, it means scraped tablet – a clean slate, in more modern parlance. In Roman times, the tabula – a wax-covered tablet used for notetaking – would be heated, allowing the wax to be smoothed out and allowing new text to be implanted on the surface.  That is the mindset the Tennessee Tech football team is adopting for the 2022 campaign as the program celebrates its 100th anniversary of its varsity game. However, it’s not ignoring what has happened before, but it stands as a new chapter, a new leaf to be written on, a new beginning so to speak.  With a lot of new faces on both the field and the sidelines, tabula rasa is fitting because the start of a new season brings a new story to a century-old book of Golden Eagle legends. 
  • Women's clinic, Gathering of Eagles set for Aug. 20 as part of Tech football scrimmages
    August 09, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – There will be two opportunities to see the Tennessee Tech football team in preseason action before the 2022 campaign begins in earnest on September 2 as the Golden Eagles host two scrimmages. Both are open and free to the public.
  • Alexander ready to start next 100 years of Tech football, speaks at Rotary event
    August 03, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With the centennial of Tennessee Tech football and the start of training camp for the 2022 campaign, Tennessee Tech head coach Dewayne Alexander and several members of the Golden Eagle roster were in attendance Tuesday at the Leslie Town Centre for the Cookeville Rotary Club’s luncheon. During the event, Alexander expressed what the centennial means to him, but also how excited he is to be leading the 101st team onto the field this season.
  • Experience shines through in first day of Tech football camp
    August 02, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The countdown is on as the Tennessee Tech football team held its first practice of the 2022 fall camp on Tuesday morning, marking one month before the Golden Eagles load up the plane and take off to open the season against the Kansas Jayhawks.
  • Football Alumni Reunion and Golf Classic celebrates Tech football centennial and program's future
    July 20, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech’s football alumni made this weekend’s Football Alumni Reunion and Golf Classic a special one as the event pulled in its largest ever turnout with a full field and many more in attendance as part of this year’s Golden Eagle Football Centennial. Friday’s reunion and Tony Stone BBQ Dinner had a packed house at the Leslie Town Centre as the assembly swapped tales of their days on the gridiron, met members of the 2022 Tech squad and coaching staff and took a moment to celebrate the program’s past.
  • Golden Eagles represent on Preseason All-OVC squad
    July 19, 2022
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. – With the football season just around the corner, the Ohio Valley Conference football coaches and media converged on the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs to talk a little gridiron action on Tuesday as the league held its first in-person media day since 2019. Tennessee Tech picked up three players on the Preseason All-OVC team as running back David Gist, wide receiver Quinton Cross and defensive back Josh Reliford were on the preseason roster. Transfer quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall was named the Golden Eagles’ Newcomer to Watch.
  • Tech Football | 100th Anniversary: Golden Eagle All-100th Anniversary Team
    July 12, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- For the 100 years Tennessee Tech has fielded a varsity football team since 1922, there have been a tremendous wealth of exciting players, legendary moments and fantastic finishes. Among the cream of Tech's crop, there are student-athletes who went on to become award winners, professional players and even Hall of Famers. To coincide with this week's Tech Football Alumni Reunion and Golf Classic, a team encompassing all 100 varsity seasons between 1922 and 2021 has been created to embody the success of the program in its first century. 
  • Tech Football | 100th Anniversary: Tragedy creates spark toward first OVC title, bowl appearance
    July 07, 2022
    The 1950s was a decade of prosperity for the United States following the close of World War II. So too was the gridiron for the Tennessee Tech football team during that period as the Golden Eagles won five Ohio Valley Conference championships during that era. However, it was a tragedy that sparked that run.
  • Tech Football | 100th Anniversary: 1940s become time for transition for Golden Eagles
    June 28, 2022
    If the first 20 or so years were the Tennessee Tech football team forging an identity, the team’s third decade in the 1940s was a period of transition. Almost as soon as the decade begins, a war will change the landscape of the student body and affect athletics. Before the decade draws to a close, the team will see leadership change and the dawning of a new era.
  • One Bank makes push for Tech Football Operations Center
    June 22, 2022
    COOKEVILLE -- A local financial institution recently made a significant investment in Tennessee Tech Football. One Bank’s $50,000 gift to the Football Operations Center will help Tech recruit and retain student-athletes and increase the program’s economic impact.
  • Tech Football centennial continues with 32nd TTU Football Alumni Reunion and Golf Classic, July 15-16
    June 22, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s a special year for the Tennessee Tech football team as it celebrates its 100th anniversary of its first varsity contest and the program is celebrating during this year’s 32nd annual TTU Football Alumni Reunion and Golf Classic. While nearly every golf spot is filled – a few 8 a.m. tee times are still available as of this release – the program is proud to invite back its faces from the past and take part in all of the fun on July 15 and 16.
  • Start times announced for 2022 home games at Tucker Stadium
    June 17, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s the centennial celebration season for Tennessee Tech football and now fans can make their plans for the 2022 Golden Eagle home games at Tucker Stadium as start times have been announced.  “Our staff and our players are excited about our home schedule,” said Tech head coach Dewayne Alexander. “There is an excellent mix of familiar foes – Samford and Tennessee State – and new teams coming into Tucker Stadium for the first time."
  • Tech Football | 100th Anniversary: 1930s see changing landscape and program's first All-Americans
    June 15, 2022
    College football’s landscape when it comes to conference membership is in constant flux in recent years with teams jumping from one league to another, even from one division to another under the NCAA’s current structure. However, the transition from one league to another is nothing new to the sport as the 1920s and 1930s saw their own shifts, one that even makes today’s leapfrogging seem quaint. While Tennessee Tech has been in the Ohio Valley Conference since 1949, it was actually the third stop for the Golden Eagles in program history.
  • Tech Football | 100th Anniversary: Early years mark search for identity (1921-1929)
    June 07, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the Tennessee Tech football team took its first established steps, the first objective was to build its identity. Chief among those tasks was building a place to play. As the University’s 1917-18 catalog stated: “There are tennis courts on the campus, and a splendid athletic field for football, baseball and out-door track work.” But the needs shifted quickly and on December 8, 1921, University president Quentin M. Smith presented to the Athletic Council a proposal for a new athletic field.
  • Dewayne Alexander football camps to be held in June
    June 03, 2022
    Coach Dewayne Alexander will hold his annual football camps this June at the following locations and dates: June 6 | Green Hill HS | Mt. Juliet, Tenn. June 9 | Tennessee Tech | Cookeville, Tenn. June 13 | Ravenwood HS | Brentwood, Tenn. June 16 | Boyd Buchanan HS | Chattanooga, Tenn. Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).
  • Tech Football | 100th Anniversary: The pre-varsity years (1916-21)
    June 02, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When the Tennessee Tech football team takes to the field to open the 2022 campaign, it will be the 100th anniversary of the first varsity game played by the Golden Eagles. That’s not to say football didn’t exist in the campus community before then. We begin the look back at Tennessee Tech’s centennial of football with a glimpse of the beginning of the program.
  • HoFer Frank Omiyale receives 2022 Athletics Outstanding Alumni and Alumni Outstanding Service awards
    May 20, 2022
    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Frank Omiyale leaves such an impact on everyone who meets him. Granted, in his days as an offensive lineman for Tennessee Tech and in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks, that’s what he was trained to do. Walking into T.W. Hunter Middle School on Friday morning and listening to the glowing words of appreciation and what he means to the student body and faculty at the school, you could tell they were excited to have the opportunity to show their gratitude for one of their own.
  • Key, Kilpatrick and Warwick named to 2022 Hampshire Honor Society
    April 13, 2022
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the National Football Foundation announced its 2022 Hampshire Honor Society, the Tennessee Tech football team had three players selected for inclusion as Jarrett Key, Tavin Kilpatrick and Jack Warwick were all named to the roster of 1,559 players from 313 colleges and universities across all levels of the game. Key, an accounting major with a 3.67 GPA, played every game at long snapper and was a crucial part of Tech’s kicking game, taking part in every kick the Golden Eagles had during his career. Warwick, an animal science major with an emphasis in pre-veterinary medicine, posted a 3.41 GPA. He finished the season with 56 total tackles, including 3.5 for-loss, while also breaking up a pass and recovering a fumble. Kilpatrick, the team’s William V. Campbell nominee last fall, graduated with a 3.74 in mechanical engineering and continues his postgraduate work toward a master’s in business administration. A preseason injury kept him from playing in the 2021 campaign. A spring 2021 inductee to the Hampshire Honor Society as well, he was retained for the 2022 selection after electing to return for another season.
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