COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team wraps up its three-game road swing and stretch of six-of-seven games away from Cookeville, with a trip to Mount Pleasant, Mich. and match-up with Central Michigan Saturday, Dec. 9.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When Barry Wilmore came to Tennessee Tech, he was just a walk-on for the Golden Eagle football team. Earning his way to a scholarship, he proved himself to be a capable linebacker before his career finished.
A bright student with lofty aspirations, it appeared the sky was the limit for Wilmore. Of course, in Wilmore’s case, that’s probably an understatement.
The former astronaut will now see another honor bestowed upon him in January as he was selected as the latest recipient of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Theodore Roosevelt Award, the group’s highest honor given to an individual.
The award is named for the former president who helped oversee the organization’s creation in 1906. It is given to a graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter in college for participation in intercollegiate athletics, and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life accomplishment.
DAYTON, Ohio – A late run fell short for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Wednesday evening, as the Dayton Flyers (4-4) defeated the visiting Golden Eagles (7-3) by a final score of 79-66 in front of a packed UD Arena and nearly 13,000 fans.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – There’s one thing wide receiver Dontez Byrd did when he came to Tennessee Tech.
Through the course of his two seasons, he put together the two best single years receiving in program history, breaking his own receiving yards and catches records in the 2017 campaign. He also became the first Tech receiver to catch passes for 1,000 yards in a single season.
With his 2017 numbers, leading the Golden Eagle offense and setting a new single-season pinnacle for success, it’s no surprise that Byrd was an overwhelming choice for the Robert Hill Johnson Award, which will be presented to the Tech senior during Thursday’s home women’s basketball game.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After playing five of its first seven games on the road, Tennessee Tech finally returns home to Cookeville for the remainder of 2017 and will face the Cumberland Phoenix to start its home stand.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team continues its three-game road swing and stretch of six-of-seven games away from Cookeville, visiting Dayton on Wednesday, Dec. 6 for a 6:00 p.m. CT tilt.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After a brief, one-game stop in the Eblen Center, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team heads back out on the road to continue a stretch of six-of-seven games away from Cookeville Saturday night, visiting Furman in a 3:00 p.m. CT match-up.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It wasn’t the approach that fans have come to expect so far this season, but the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team earned a hard-fought, physical battle that was determined at the charity stripe Wednesday evening, outlasting in-state rival Lipscomb, 86-80.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Following an impressive 3-0 week on the road, including a title-winning performance at the Emerald Coast Classic, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team heads back to Cookeville and the comfort of the Eblen Center for an in-state match-up with Lipscomb at 6 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's and women's golf teams announced the addition of four total players for the 2018-19 athletic seasons. The Golden Eagle women's team adds one signee to a team that boasts just a single senior. The Tech men's squad, which contains two senior members, signs three incoming freshman for next season.
NICEVILLE, Fla. – Strong efforts on both offense and defense helped the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team cruise to a decisive, 90-60 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles (6-1) clinched the Emerald Coast Classic championship while picking up their fifth consecutive win in convincing fashion.
NICEVILLE, Fla. – Headed into the 2017-18, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team boasted one of the most experienced units, not only in the Ohio Valley Conference, but in the entire nation, returning over 75 percent of its minutes played and 71 percent of its scoring from a year ago.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- The contributions that senior wide receiver Dontez Byrd and junior kicker/punter Nick Madonia brought to the Tennessee Tech football team are very familiar to Golden Eagle football fans.
They certainly didn't go unrecognized by the rest of the conference either.
As the Ohio Valley Conference released its annual All-OVC postseason honors, the Golden Eagles garnered a first-team offense nod for Byrd and a second-team specialist for Madonia.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team is set to play its second contest of the Emerald Coast Classic, making a visit to Albuquerque for a match-up against New Mexico in The Pit at 8 p.m. CT.