Homecoming, other special events announced for 2009 Tech football

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (July 19, 2009) - Special events are scheduled at each of Tennessee Tech’s five home football games in Tucker Stadium during the 2009 season.

The in-town action for third-year TTU head coach Watson Brown and his team starts Thursday night, Sept. 10, when the Golden Eagles host Pikeville College in the home opener at 7 p.m.
That game will be Communiversity Night and First Tennessee Bank Poster Night. The opener will also feature Military and Public Safety Appreciation Night.

The second home game is Saturday, Oct. 3, against Austin Peay, and it will feature Parent and Family Weekend, as well as the Football Alumni Reunion.
Tech’s fourth annual night for Recognizing Academic Excellence will be Saturday, Oct. 24, against Southeast Missouri, highlighting Honor students from across the region.

The annual Homecoming game is Saturday, Oct. 31, against Tennessee State, with Hall of Fame activities taking place Friday night and Saturday.

The final home game is Saturday, Nov. 21, against Murray State when Tech celebrates Senior Day.

“These are events that we feel enhance the atmosphere and provide an exciting framework for the action on the field for coach Brown and his team,” said Mark Wilson, TTU Director of Athletics

"Many of these events have become familiar traditions for our fans," Wilson said. "We hope to continue to build upon the excitement and enthusiasm that have been generated over the past few years under coach Brown. “Our staff will continue to reach out to include groups, organizations, and every college football fan in the area."

Season tickets for Tech football can be purchased at the TTU Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center, online at TTUsports.com, or by calling (931) 372-3940.