By Nate Perry, TTU Sports Information
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The 2018-19 Tennessee Tech women's basketball team will be on display for the first time in the Hooper Eblen Center at Biscuits & Basketball, the program's introductory showcase for fans, on Saturday, September 29 from 9-11 a.m.
For the second straight year, Chick-fil-A of Cookeville has stepped forward to sponsor the event, where the franchise will provide its iconic breakfast biscuits for those in attendance on a first-come, first-serve basis.
"We want to say a huge thank you to Ben Prine and Chick-fil-A for sponsoring this event," Tech head coach Kim Rosamond said. "Chick-fil-A is a vital partner of TTU women's basketball and the entire athletic department. We are able to host events like this one for our fans because of the generous support of local business leaders like Ben."
Now in the third year of the Rosamond era, the up-and-coming Golden Eagles return four of their top five scorers from last season, including three players who averaged more than 10 points per game. With another year of maturity under its belt, the young Tech squad appears primed to make some noise in the Ohio Valley Conference standings.
An open team practice kicks off the morning's festivities from 9-10:30 a.m. followed by an opportunity for Golden Eagle fans to meet and socialize with the players and coaches.
Just as fans enjoy the sneak peek and the chance to get to know team personnel, Rosamond takes pleasure in adding a personal touch to her relationship with the Tech faithful.
"Biscuits & Basketball is a fun opportunity for us to reconnect with our great fan base as we prepare for the upcoming season," Rosamond said. "This event allows our fans an early look at the team as well as a chance to meet the new faces on our roster and catch up with our returning players. I can't think of a better way to get a fall Saturday started. We encourage everyone to join us and then stay to cheer on our Golden Eagle volleyball and football teams!"
TTU's first organized competition after Biscuits and Basketball will be an exhibition game against Hiwassee College in the Eblen Center on October 28, prior to opening the regular season at home against Cumberland University on November 6.