Golden Eagle basketball team to hold open practice Saturday

Tripleheader of activities Saturday:
Parade, hoops practice and Homecoming game

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --  Fans can get an early look at the men's basketball team Saturday when coach Mike Sutton's squad holds an 11 a.m. practice open to the public. It makes Saturday a triple-header, with the practice between the Homecoming parade and football game.

The team has been hard at work year-round with off-season workouts, and has been on the practice floor as a team since Oct. 16. Tech’s five newcomers have been making strides to get themselves ready for the tip-off of the 2009-10 season.

“Those young guys are going to have to play,” Sutton said. “In our league a lot of times young guys are going to have to come in and play as freshmen.”

The Golden Eagles will host an exhibition against Bluefield College on Nov. 5 before opening the regular season on the road at Minnesota on Nov. 13. Tech will play its first home game on Nov. 23 against Oakland University.

For season ticket or single-game ticket information, contact the Tennessee Tech ticket office at 372-3940.