Golden Eagle Blackout II is Thursday night vs. UT Martin

Golden Eagle Blackout II is Thursday night vs. UT Martin

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- It was a smashing success last year when it was introduced. On Thursday night, it could be even bigger and better when Tennessee Tech hosts Golden Eagle Blackout II in Tucker Stadium.

The team will wear the black uniforms that were first introduced a year ago at the Golden Eagle Blackout. Fans are encouraged to wear black, as well.

And, the first 2,500 fans will receive a free, specially designed Golden Eagle Blackout II tee shirt.

"The T-shirts last year were the most popular we have ever done," said Mark Wilson, Director of Athletics. "I have seen people wearing the Golden Eagle Blackout shirts all over town all year long. We're hoping this year's shirt will be just as well-received, and fans will really get on board and rally behind the football team with this event."

While the team will be wearing black, Golden Eagle fans are asked to wear black to the stadium for a complete "blackout" experience when Tech hosts UT Martin Thursday night (Oct. 10). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the 98.5 Kiss FM Tailgate Park opens at 4 p.m.

As part of the event, Tech is providing a free, specially-designed "Golden Eagle Blackout II" tee shirt to the first 2,500 fans as they enter the stadium. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at all gates into the stadium.

The Golden Eagle Blackout was an event that the team asked for, according to Wilson.

"Our colors are purple and gold, and we had never worn a black uniform, but it was something the team asked to do two years ago," Wilson said. "We're asking everyone to come to the game dressed in black and help make it a unique experience and give us a home field advantage with a large, enthusiastic crowd and a great atmosphere for our players."

To order tickets, or for additional information, please contact the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center at (931) 372-3940.