Starting times for Golden Eagle 2009 football season announced

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech Athletics Department has announced that the Golden Eagle football season opener against Pikeville College in Tucker Stadium will kick off at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday, Sept. 10, one of two home night games for coach Watson Brown’s team in 2009.

Tech will play two home games under the lights and three Saturday afternoon contests. Starting times for Tech’s 2009 schedule were announced today by Director of Athletics Mark Wilson.

Tech opens the 2009 football season at home against Pikeville before hitting the road for Saturday night game at Eastern Kentucky (6 p.m. CT Saturday, Sept. 19) to kick off Ohio Valley Conference play.

The game at Kansas State on Saturday, Sept. 26, is slated to begin at 1:10 p.m. CT in Manhattan, Kan.

Tech’s second home game will also be under the lights when the Golden Eagles host Austin Peay on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. CT

That’s the final night game of the year for the Golden Eagles, who will kick off the remaining three home games at 1:30 p.m. CT (Oct. 24 vs. Southeast Missouri; Oct. 31 vs. Tennessee State; and Nov. 21 vs. Murray State).

Conference road games are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. CT at UT Martin (Oct. 10), and 1:30 p.m. CT at Eastern Illinois (Oct. 17). Tech’s non-conference tilt at Georgia (Nov. 7) and the OVC road game at Jacksonville State (Nov. 14) are both slated for 12 p.m. CT starts.

Due to the possibility of television affecting the schedule, all start times and dates are subject to change.

Season tickets are on sale, including a Family Plan ticket for $75 and a 10-ticket “Back the Golden Eagles” Business Plan for $200. An adult reserved seat season ticket is $36, while youth and senior citizen tickets are $25 each.

Individual-game tickets for Tech’s five home games, as well as tickets to road games at Kansas and Georgia, may also be purchased.

The most convenient way to order tickets is online at Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Tech Athletic Ticket Office in Eblen Center or by calling 931-372-3940.