COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – What a difference a week makes. After a good showing in their first scrimmage of fall camp, the Tennessee Tech football team put together a much improved effort on the field on Sunday.
While there’s still some kinks to work out, there was still plenty for head coach Dewayne Alexander to be happy about.
Deven Sullivan scored on the first drive of the day, scoring from four yards out. Tech’s defensive units then put together some great stops, resulting in seven drives with nothing to show for the offense. Brian Thompson picked off a pass, while Andrew Swicegood and Chris Tucker came away with sacks.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A new era of Tennessee Tech volleyball was unveiled to the public on Friday night and Saturday afternoon at the annual Purple and Gold intrasquad scrimmages inside the Hooper Eblen Center.
UPDATE 8/18/2018 9:15 a.m. -- As the forecast has not improved, Tech football has postponed its scheduled scrimmage to Sunday at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.
UPDATE 8/18/2018 7:30 a.m. -- With inclement weather in the area and the possibility of storms throughout the day, the Gathering of Eagles events have been postponed until Thursday before Tech football's third and final scrimmage. The scheduled scrimmage will still be held today at 1:30 p.m. The scheduled events may change for Thursday, but updates will be provided here as well as on Twitter and Tech Athletics' Facebook page.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A brand new coaching staff led by Jeannette Waldo is looking to bring a new attitude to the Tennessee Tech volleyball program, and after last season’s struggles, no coach – or player – will be looking in the rear-view mirror.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Want to get an in-depth look at Tennessee Tech football and basketball? Fans are invited to come out to the Wings Up Luncheons every Monday through the fall and winter months. This is your chance to hear from head coaches and players about the inside scoop on each team.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- When Leveda Dexter left the football academic advisor position to become Tennessee Tech’s newest assistant athletic director for academics and student-athlete welfare, trying to find someone to replace her was certainly no easy task.
However, the choice to bring in Cody Matthews as Tech football’s newest academic advisor was an inspired one. After all, he came through the Golden Eagle program, earned three degrees from the university and knows what it takes to succeed on and off the field.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the Tennessee Tech football team finished the first full week of fall camp, the Golden Eagles closed out Saturday with their first scrimmage.
It was nowhere near perfect – not that was expected this early into camp – but it did give the Golden Eagles an idea where to go next as they continue their preparations for the 2018 campaign.
“We’re making a lot of progress,” said Tech head coach Dewayne Alexander. “We did a lot of good things, but we still have a lot to do. We threw a lot of situations at them over the last few practices – certain areas of the field, two-minute drills, backed up, red zone, 3rd and long, 3rd and short. There’s a lot of stuff we’re still installing, and the nature of it – you’re throwing a lot of stuff in, after day two or three it starts running together.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Two pioneers of Tennessee Tech University and Athletics, Everett Derryberry and Malcolm "Mutt" Quillen have been announced as two of nine inductees into the inaugural athletic hall of fame class at Columbia Central High School. The two TTU Sports Hall of Famers will be inducted on Sept. 6.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A former Golden Eagle fan favorite and four-year sharpshooter for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, Aleksa Jugovic will continue his electric career in the professional ranks oversees, signing a contract with Real Canoe of Spain’s LEB Oro league, the second basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system.
What exactly are the Wings Up Caravans? Each summer, Tech Athletics hits the road to spread excitement and information for the upcoming seasons for all 14 of the department's programs, making several stops all over the region. In 2018, the Wings Up Caravans will visit 10 different locations. The events span the months of July and August this season.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech football team will host its annual Women’s Clinic on Saturday.
Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the event at 10:30. Join the Tennessee Tech coaches and players as they run through the basics of football, then bring the participants out to the field to go through drills and instruction.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When the Ohio Valley Conference announced its 2017-18 Team Academic Achievement Awards, Tennessee Tech came away with one team honor as the Golden Eagle men's basketball team claimed the award for the fourth time in program history and first time since 2011-12.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It was another fantastic season for the Tennessee Tech student-athletes in the classroom and it was reflected with 93 were named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference has announced its soccer predicted order of finish, as voted on by the league’s 11 head coaches and sports information contacts. Behind 151 points in a poll that included three first-place votes for the purple and gold, the Tennessee Tech soccer team was picked to finish third.
MADISON, Wisc. – Tennessee Tech Director of Athletic Performance Matt Hewett came from this weekend’s 2018 CrossFit Games with another trophy to put on the shelf.
Competing with the CrossFit Mayhem Freedom team with Rich Froning, Lindy Barber and Tasia Percevecz, Hewett and his teammates placed first in the team division, claiming 900 points.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- In collegiate athletics, a split second in video can go a long way. From the snap of the ball to a pass on the court, there can be little details that can be seen on both sides, whether it's a correction that needs to be made or trying to break down the film to get ready for the next opponent.
That makes the position of video technology coordinator an important one to the success of Tennessee Tech athletics, and when the time came to hire a new one, Tech found just what it was looking for.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Less than one week into its 2018 preseason camp, the Tennessee Tech soccer team got its first taste of competitive action against an opponent Sunday evening, playing host to Vanderbilt in its first of two exhibition matches slated before the season opener.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The core of the 2018 Tennessee Tech baseball coaching staff is officially back as head coach coach Justin Holmes announced the promotion of former volunteer assistant Jimmy Redovian to assistant coach.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – And they’re off – the first practice of Tennessee Tech football’s fall camp is in the books and it was a great start for the Golden Eagles.
With the individual workouts completed, the team met with the coaches and got started in its preparations for the 2018 campaign, which begins on Aug. 30 with a trip to Chattanooga.
Head coach Dewayne Alexander started his first fall camp in charge of the Tech program on Thursday and it couldn’t be more thrilled to be in this position.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It was nearly 100 degrees in the sweltering Texas heat in June. Braving the astroturf field at the University of Texas’ UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Tennessee Tech senior third baseman Trevor Putzig was fighting more than just the temperatures.
But among many other things during his career in Cookeville, Putzig was a fighter. He was also an academic, a pillar in the Tech community, and, of all things, a licensed pilot.
In what ended up being a whirlwind six-week span, Putzig graduated from Tennessee Tech, helped lead the Golden Eagles to its – and the Ohio Valley Conference’s – first NCAA Super Regional berth, then was one of eight Tech players drafted in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The countdown is on. Tennessee Tech is a month away from starting its 97th season of football, the first under the direction of head coach Dewayne Alexander.
The Golden Eagles officially start camp on Thursday, Aug. 2, and runs through Friday, Aug. 24 – the week heading up to Tech's season opener at Chattanooga on Thursday, Aug. 30.