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Women's Clinic, Kid's Zone featured in annual Gathering of Eagles


Free event Aug. 16 includes Women's Clinic,
Kid's Fun Zone, picnic and scrimmage


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Football fans are invited to get a glimpse of the future and enjoy a day of tailgate-style activities when Tennessee Tech hosts the annual Gathering of Eagles on Saturday, Aug. 16.

A Women's Clinic and Kid's Fun Zone were added to the schedule last year and were immediate hits. This year's day's also include a free picnic for Golden Eagle football fans and the team's second scrimmage of fall camp, followed by an autograph session and chance for fans to meet the players.

The activities are centered around the Golden Eagle football team's second scrimmage of fall camp. The scrimmage gets underway at 1 p.m. in Tucker Stadium.

Leading up to the scrimmage, Tech is hosting a handful of activities all geared toward fans, young and old, male and female.

From 10 a.m. until noon, activities will be available in a Kid's Fun Zone featuring inflatibles similar to the gameday tailgate area that fans will find in the 98.5 KISS FM Tailgate Park prior to every Golden Eagle home game. There will also be face-painting, a balloon artist and Tech mascot Awesome Eagle.

Beginnng at 10:30 a.m., head coach Watson Brown will host Tech's second annual "Now You Know" Women's Football Clinic. The women's clinic is free but space is limited. The first 100 participants to sign-up (by calling 931-372-3940) will receive a specially desiged tote bag and an opportunity to tour the TTU athletic facilities.

Starting at 12 noon inside the stadium, all fans are invited to join Tech Athletics officials at a picnic including free food and Pepsi products, football posters and schedule cards and other assorted souvenir-style items.

The Golden Eagle football team will kick off its final fall scrimmage at 1 p.m.

Following the scrimmage, every member of the football team will sign posters and meet with fans at tables set up on the track on the East side of the stadium.

The Gathering of Eagles is the largest preseason event on tap as the team gears up for its season opener against Kentucky Christian University in Tucker Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 28.

The team enters its eighth season under Brown's direction, and promises to bring plenty of action into the 2014 season as they bid for their second Ohio Valley Conference championship in four years.

The Golden Eagles will host six home football games during the 2014 season, opening against Kentucky Christian on Thursday, Aug. 28. After that, Tech will welcome Murray State on Saturday, Oct. 4, Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 18, Eastern Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 1, Southeast Missouri for Homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 8, and Chattanooga on Saturday, Nov. 15.

For season ticket information, contact the Tennessee Tech Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center or call 931-372-3940. Tickets are also on sale online at TTUsports.com.