October 18, 2017 Tech basketball teams to hold annual practice at Pickett County High School Friday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech basketball programs will take to the road, as both the men's and women's Golden Eagle squads host off-site practices at Pickett County High School in Byrdstown, Tenn. for the second-straight year on Friday, Oct. 20.
October 6, 2017 Golden Eagles making progress through first week of official practice COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech basketball team finished its first week of official practice Friday, kicking off the 2017-18 season with a mix of returnees and new faces taking the court in the purple and gold.
October 5, 2017 Golden Eagles' Dec. 30 contest against Eastern Kentucky to air on CBS Sports Network COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team’s home contest against league foe Eastern Kentucky has been selected to air exclusively on CBS Sports Network this season, as announced by the Ohio Valley Conference office Thursday afternoon.
October 2, 2017 Golden Eagle men's basketball team releases game times for 2017-18 season COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team have officially released the start times for both home and away contests for the 2017-18 season.
September 20, 2017 Tech men's basketball set to appear on ESPNU vs. Jacksonville State Feb. 8, 2018 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team is scheduled to make an appearance on ESPNU during Ohio Valley Conference play during the 2017-18 season, as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon.
September 8, 2017 Fourteen home games, Emerald Coast Classic highlight 2017-18 TTU men's basketball schedule COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fourteen home games, the Emerald Coast Classic and a new twist to Ohio Valley Conference play proves there is plenty to get excited about for Tennessee Tech men's basketball fans as the team released its regular-season schedule Friday (Sept. 8).
August 25, 2017 Adams to represent U.S. Virgin Islands at FIBA AmeriCup Championships COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The 2017-18 Tennessee Tech men’s basketball season may still be months away, but for one Golden Eagle, a new season is just beginning.
August 10, 2017 Coach Payne rounds out staff with promotion of Fraley, hiring of Scott COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech head men’s basketball coach Steve Payne made the final additions to his coaching staff recently, announcing the promotion of Gus Fraley and hiring of Melvin Scott to round out the coaching roster for 2017-18.
July 7, 2017 Coach Payne, Tech men's basketball announce hiring of Gerald Gillion as assistant coach COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech men’s basketball head coach Steve Payne has made the latest addition to the Golden Eagle coaching staff with the hiring of Gerald Gillion as an assistant coach.
May 7, 2017 Armstrong State transfer Corey Tillery joins 2017 Golden Eagle signing class COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team recently announced the signing of freshman transfer Corey Tillery, the third member of the Golden Eagles’ 2017 signing class.
May 3, 2017 Golden Eagles land Saint Louis transfer guard Zeke Moore COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team recently announced the signing of freshman transfer Zeke Moore, the second member of the Golden Eagles’ 2017 signing class.
March 2, 2017 Racers edge Golden Eagles in double-overtime thriller in OVC Tournament opening round, 85-84 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The longest game in Tennessee Tech’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament history was as exciting and thrilling and incredible as they get Wednesday evening. A seesaw affair with big shot after big shot. Two overtime periods. Two long-time league rivals simply throwing hay-makers and standing up to each other punch-for-punch.
February 28, 2017 Golden Eagles to face long-time rival Murray State in opening round of OVC Tournament Wednesday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team makes the trek to Municipal Auditorium in Nashville for its 44th berth to the OVC Tournament Wednesday evening. The sixth-seeded Golden Eagles will take on No. 7 seeded Murray State at 8:30 p.m. CT.
February 25, 2017 Tech men close regular season with loss at Eastern Kentucky RICHMOND, Ky. – The Tennessee Tech men tried to rally late to overcome Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon, but even with the efforts of Mason Ramsey early and Hakeem Rogers late, the Golden Eagles fell just short, losing to the Colonels, 75-71, at McBrayer Arena.
February 24, 2017 Golden Eagles conclude 2016-17 regular season with Saturday tilt at Eastern Kentucky COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team concludes its regular season slate with the second end of the "Death Valley" road trip, a 1 p.m. CT match-up at Eastern Kentucky Saturday afternoon. The game will be broadcast live on the American Sports Network.
February 24, 2017 Tech men rally, but Morehead State withstands effort MOREHEAD, Ky. – A late run by the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team against Morehead State wasn't enough to overcome thehomestanding Eagles on Thursday night, but even with the 73-68 loss to Morehead, the Golden Eagles did have one silver lining to the dark cloud. Tech punched its ticket to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
February 21, 2017 Tech basketball continues road swing with nationally televised match-up at Morehead State COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team continues its three-game road stretch to close out the 2016-17 regular season, visiting Morehead State for the first half of the "Death Valley" road swing on Thursday evening. Tip is set for an 8 p.m. CT start with the game being broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.
February 18, 2017 Late heroics from Mack, Jugovic lead Golden Eagles to 79-78 overtime victory at Jacksonville State JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – Kajon Mack set it up, and Aleksa Jugovic knocked them down. The momentum had swung away from the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team and hard. The Golden Eagles surrendered two double-digit leads, then a late, heated exchange seemed to give Jacksonville State some new life.
February 16, 2017 Tech basketball kicks off three-game road set at Jacksonville State Saturday evening COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team kicks off a three-game road stretch to close out its 2016-17 regular season schedule, traveling south for a 7 p.m. CT match-up at OVC East Division rival Jacksonville State Saturday.
February 16, 2017 2018 OVC men’s and women’s basketball championship to be held at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents have awarded the 2018 OVC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship to the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.
February 11, 2017 Golden Eagles upend in-state rival Belmont on Senior Night, 83-70 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A complete effort on both sides of the ball, plus career nights from several different players, propelled the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (11-17, 7-6) to an 83-70 victory over in-state and Ohio Valley Conference rival Belmont (18-5, 12-1) on senior night.
February 10, 2017 Senior night pits Golden Eagles against in-state and OVC rival Belmont in Saturday match-up COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team wraps up its regular season home schedule Saturday evening, playing host to in-state and Ohio Valley Conference East Division rival Belmont at 7:30 p.m. CT.
February 9, 2017 Golden Eagles' second half effort falls short against Tennessee State COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team couldn’t keep pace with the hot-shooting visitors from Tennessee State Thursday evening, as the Tigers’ torrid start from beyond the arc proved enough to avenge Tech’s overtime victory in the Gentry Center earlier this season.
February 8, 2017 Golden Eagles set for Thursday night match-up with in-state and OVC foe Tennessee State COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team returns to the Eblen Center for its final two home games of the year, starting with a Thursday night match-up against Tennessee State at 6:00 p.m. CT.
February 4, 2017 Offense comes alive as Golden Eagles soar to 87-68 victory at Eastern Illinois CHARLESTON, Ill. – The offense was flowing for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles (10-16, 6-5) put forth one of their best efforts, top-to-bottom, for an 87-68 Ohio Valley Conference victory at Eastern Illinois (11-13, 3-8).
February 3, 2017 Golden Eagles travel north for OVC meeting at Eastern Illinois Saturday afternoon COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team hits the road for a trip north to take on Ohio Valley Conference foe Eastern Illinois Saturday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. CT.
February 2, 2017 Golden Eagles fall to UT Martin in Wednesday league action, 75-46 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (9-16, 5-5) lost to in-state rival UT Martin (16-9, 6-4) in Ohio Valley Conference action Wednesday evening, falling to the Skyhawks in the Hooper Eblen Center, 75-46.
January 31, 2017 Golden Eagles wrap up three-game homestand, host UT Martin Wednesday evening COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team finishes off a three-game homestand Wednesday evening, playing host to in-state rival and OVC West Division member UT Martin at 7:30 p.m. CT.
January 28, 2017 Colonels surge on offense late, down Golden Eagles 79-66 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (9-15, 5-4) couldn’t hold off a hot Eastern Kentucky squad (10-14, 3-6) Saturday evening, as the visiting Colonels overcame a slow start to rally and pull away late for a 79-66 Ohio Valley Conference victory in the Eblen Center.
January 27, 2017 Gold Rush pits Golden Eagles against OVC rival Eastern Kentucky Saturday night COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team stays at home in the Eblen Center Saturday evening, playing host to Ohio Valley Conference East Division foe Eastern Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. CT.
January 26, 2017 Hot-handed Golden Eagles down OVC East Division rival Morehead State, 76-73 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Not even a 12-0 run to start the game by Ohio Valley Conference East Division foe Morehead State (9-12, 5-3) could keep the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (9-14, 5-3) from the winner’s column Thursday night, as the Golden Eagles rallied behind lights-out shooting from deep for a 76-73 victory in the Hooper Eblen Center.
January 24, 2017 Golden Eagles back home for Thursday night match-up with long-time OVC rival Morehead State COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team returns to the Eblen Center Thursday evening, playing host to Ohio Valley Conference East Division foe Morehead State at 6 p.m. CT.
January 21, 2017 Bruins heat up late, down Golden Eagles in Nashville, 82-70 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (8-14, 4-3) couldn’t overcome a blistering second half by Belmont (13-4, 7-0) Saturday morning, falling to the hot-shooting Bruins in the Curb Event Center, 82-70.
January 20, 2017 Nashville swing continues, Golden Eagles to face Belmont Saturday morning on American Sports Network COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team wraps up its two-game road swing in Nashville, visiting in-state and Ohio Valley Conference East Division rival Belmont Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. CT. in a nationally televised contest by the American Sports Network.
January 19, 2017 Golden Eagles finish strong, outlast Tennessee State in overtime, 80-74 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An absolute slobberknocker from start to finish, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (8-13, 4-2) outlasted in-state and Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee State (12-7, 3-3) Thursday evening with an 80-74 victory in overtime at the Gentry Center in Nashville.
January 17, 2017 Tech kicks off two-game swing in Nashville with Thursday night match-up at Tennessee State COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team kicks off a two-game road trip to Nashville, starting with a 7:00 p.m. CT, Thursday evening match-up against in-state rival Tennessee State.
January 14, 2017 Gamecocks pull away late, down Golden Eagles 74-59 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (7-13, 3-2) came up just short in its comeback bid against Ohio Valley Conference East Divisional foe Jacksonville State (12-8, 4-1) Saturday evening, falling to the Gamecocks by a final score of 74-59.
January 12, 2017 Tech basketball returns to Cookeville to face OVC East Division rival Jacksonville State COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team returns to the Eblen Center after a brief trip on the road, playing host to Jacksonville State Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. CT.
January 10, 2017 Golden Eagles nearly overcome 20-point deficit, fall late at SEMO 83-78 CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team simply ran out of time Tuesday evening, as a ferocious comeback bid by the Golden Eagles (7-12, 3-1) nearly erased a 20-point deficit against Southeast Missouri (7-12, 2-2) in what turned out to be a tough, 83-78 loss.
January 9, 2017 Senior guard Kajon Mack recognized as adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After leading the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team to two Ohio Valley Conference victories last week, helping the Golden Eagles remain undefeated in league play at 3-0, senior Kajon Mack has earned his first career adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week honors.
January 8, 2017 Tech basketball hits road for Tuesday night OVC match-up at Southeast Missouri COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team heads back out on the road for a single contest, making the trip west for a Tuesday night match-up at Ohio Valley Conference foe Southeast Missouri at 6:30 p.m. CT.
January 7, 2017 Golden Eagles continue hot start to OVC play, remain undefeated with 71-67 victory over Racers COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Defense was the key for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles (7-11, 3-0) held off Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State (8-9, 2-1) for a 71-67 victory in the Eblen Center.
January 6, 2017 Tech men's basketball aims for second straight 3-0 start to OVC play, hosts Murray State Saturday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team stays in the comfort of the Eblen Center Saturday evening, hosting long time Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State at 7:30 p.m. CT on Jan. 7.
January 5, 2017 Tech claims second straight 2-0 start to OVC play, rallies to defeat Austin Peay 76-67 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A stout offensive attack over the final 14 minutes of play helped spark the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (6-11, 2-0) to a 76-67, comeback victory over in-state and Ohio Valley Conference rival Austin Peay (4-12, 0-2) Saturday evening.
January 4, 2017 Golden Eagles return home for match-up with in-state and OVC rival Austin Peay COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team returns home to Cookeville and the Eblen Center Thursday evening to play host to in-state and Ohio Valley Conference foe Austin Peay in a 7:30 p.m. CT tilt on Jan. 5.
December 31, 2016 Golden Eagles hold on late, open OVC play with 72-66 victory at SIUE EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team overcame a slow start offensively Saturday afternoon, putting forth a strong, second-half effort to open Ohio Valley Conference play with a 72-66 victory at SIUE.
December 29, 2016 Golden Eagles make visit to SIUE to kick off OVC play Saturday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team kicks off Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday afternoon, making a trip north to SIUE for a 2:30 p.m. CT tilt.
December 22, 2016 Golden Eagle offense fades late in 66-58 loss at Miami (Ohio) OXFORD, Ohio – A roller coaster ride from start to finish, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball couldn’t quite find the offense late Thursday evening as Miami (Ohio) held on at its home court to defeat the Golden Eagles, 66-58.
December 21, 2016 Golden Eagles make visit to Miami (Ohio), close out non-conference schedule Thursday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team closes out its non-conference schedule Thursday evening, making a trip to Oxford, Ohio for a match-up against Miami (Ohio) at 6 p.m. CT.
December 19, 2016 Tech comeback bid falls short, Furman edges out Golden Eagles, 68-62 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In a game that featured as much as a 27-point swing, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team finished just short in its comeback bid against Furman Monday evening, falling to the Paladins (7-5), 68-62.
December 18, 2016 Golden Eagles set to host Southern Conference opponent Furman Monday evening COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team is set to close out its non-conference home slate Monday evening, playing host to Furman at 6 p.m. CT in the Hooper Eblen Center.
December 17, 2016 Lipscomb shocks Golden Eagles, 81-79, on buzzer-beating triple COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Josh Williams stole what seemed to be a Golden Eagle victory Saturday evening, as Lipscomb shocked the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball time in a heart-breaker, 81-79.
December 16, 2016 Golden Eagles to host Lipscomb in rematch Saturday at 6 p.m. CT COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time this season, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will square off with in-state rival Lipscomb, playing host to the Bisons Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6:00 p.m. CT.
December 13, 2016 Tennessee defeats Golden Eagles, 74-68, despite furious second-half rally KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time in three days, a furious comeback bid fell just short for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Tuesday evening as in-state rival Tennessee (5-4) downed the Golden Eagles (4-8) in Knoxville, 74-68.
December 12, 2016 Trip to Knoxville next on slate for Golden Eagle men's basketball team COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team is set to make the 100-mile trip down I-40 for its second of two straight contests against Power Five conference opponents, visiting Knoxville for a Dec. 13 tilt with in-state rival Tennessee at 6 p.m. CT.
December 10, 2016 Late Golden Eagle push falls short, Michigan State defeats Tech, 71-63, in East Lansing EAST LANSING, Mich. – A late rally against one of the nation’s top programs came up just short for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday afternoon, as Michigan State (7-4) defeated the Golden Eagles (4-7) in the Breslin Center, 71-63.
December 8, 2016 Tech men's basketball to visit Michigan State in Saturday afternoon tilt COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team hits the road for its first of two straight contests against Power Fiver conference opponents, visiting East Lansing, Mich. for a Dec. 10 match-up with Michigan State at 1 p.m. CT.
December 4, 2016 Golden Eagles capture 98-51 victory over Crowley's Ridge for second win in as many days COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Despite the difficult task of playing its second game in less than 24 hours, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball was up to the challenge Sunday afternoon, dispensing Crowley’s Ridge, 98-51, behind a team effort across the board.
December 4, 2016 Tech men's basketball plays second game in as many days, hosts Crowley's Ridge Sunday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team wraps up its brutal stretch of three games in four days Sunday morning, playing its second game in less than 24 hours by hosting Crowley's Ridge at 4 p.m. CT in the Eblen Center.
December 3, 2016 Golden Eagles rally past Alabama A&M, 79-74, for first road victory of season HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A late rally propelled the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team to its first road victory of the 2016-17 campaign Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles (3-6) rallied from a nine-point deficit for a 79-74 win against Alabama A&M (0-7).
December 2, 2016 Golden Eagles set to face Alabama A&M in Huntsville Saturday evening COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team continues its brutal stretch of three games in four days Saturday evening, heading to Huntsville, Ala. for a return match-up against Alabama A&M at 6:00 p.m. CT.
December 2, 2016 In-state rival Lipscomb downs Golden Eagles in rugged contest in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team couldn’t match a torrid pace from 3-point range set by Lipscomb Thursday evening, as the Bisons (3-6) downed the Golden Eagles (2-6) in a rugged and hard-nosed contest in Nashville, 104-85.
November 30, 2016 Golden Eagles kick off three-game stretch in four days at Lipscomb Thursday evening COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team kicks off a tough stretch of three games in four days Thursday evening, visiting in-state rival Lipscomb in a 6:30 p.m. CT in Nashville, Tenn.
November 28, 2016 Golden Eagles claim victory in Eblen Center, run past Hiwassee College, 80-47 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team jumped back into the win column Monday evening, collecting a lopsided victory in the friendly confines of the Eblen Center, 80-47 over Hiwassee College.
November 27, 2016 Tech basketball back in Eblen Center for Monday match-up with Hiwassee College COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball is back in the comfort of the Eblen Center Monday evening, playing host Hiwassee College in a 6 p.m. CT affair before hitting the road once again for another road stretch.
November 25, 2016 Golden Eagles fall to Bobcats in Athens, 68-57 ATHENS, Ohio – A second-half run by the home team proved to be the difference maker Friday evening, as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (1-5) fell to the Ohio Bobcats, 68-57.
November 23, 2016 Golden Eagles close out week-long road stretch with Friday contest at Ohio COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball concludes its week-long and two-game road stretch Friday evening, making a visit to Athens, Ohio for the first time in program history for a 6 p.m. CT match-up with Ohio.
November 22, 2016 Second half surge leads Southern past Golden Eagles in Baton Rouge, 80-68 BATON ROUGE, La. – A second half shooting surge by the opposing team proved enough for Southern University to defeat the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Tuesday evening, as the Jaguars (1-3) downed the Golden Eagles (1-4) in Baton Rouge, La., 80-68.
November 21, 2016 Golden Eagles hit road for Tuesday night showdown at Southern University COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team hits the road for a two-game, Thanksgiving-week road stretch, beginning with a Tuesday night match-up with Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. at 7:30 p.m. CT.
November 20, 2016 Furious comeback bid falls short, Golden Eagles fall to Sam Houston State 78-71 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A resurgent comeback bid fell just short for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball Sunday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles battled back from a 20-point second-half deficit to within four points before ultimately falling to Sam Houston State, 78-71.
November 19, 2016 Tech back in the Hoop to host Sam Houston State Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. CT COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team concludes its three-game home stand with an afternoon match-up against Sam Houston State Sunday at 2 p.m. CT in the Eblen Center.
November 17, 2016 Midas touch: Golden shooting effort propels Tech to 95-61 victory over Alabama A&M COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It seemed only fitting that on a night fans saw the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball donned in its alternate gold, the Golden Eagle squad seemed to possess the Midas touch. Tech tickled the twine early and often on its way to blitzing Alabama A&M Thursday evening, 95-61.
November 16, 2016 Golden Eagles continues homestand, hosts Alabama A&M Thursday evening COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team continues its three-game homestand Thursday evening, playing host the Alabama A&M Bulldogs in a 7:30 p.m. CT match-up in the second half of a doubleheader with the Golden Eagles women's team.
November 15, 2016 Central Michigan outlasts Golden Eagles in early-season shootout, 86-74 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For just the second time in the 40-year history of the Eblen Center, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team was defeated in its home-opening contest as Central Michigan downed the Golden Eagles Monday evening, 86-74.
November 13, 2016 Tech men's basketball team to host Central Michigan in 40th home opener at Eblen Center Monday COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team returns to Cookeville for its 40th home opener in the Hooper Eblen Center Monday evening, playing host to first-time opponent Central Michigan in the second half of a doubleheader with the Golden Eagle women's squad.
November 11, 2016 Strong effort from rookies can't overcome shooting woes in season-opening loss at Georgia Tech ATLANTA, Ga. – Strong showings from several newcomers proved not enough for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball Friday evening, as the Golden Eagles dropped their 2016-17 season opener on the road at Georgia Tech, 70-55.
November 11, 2016 Wings Up Luncheon featuring Steve Payne and Kim Rosamond set to begin Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Golden Eagle Golf Club COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans looking to gather the "inside scoop" on Tennessee Tech basketball teams can look no further. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15, head coaches Steve Payne and Kim Rosamond will host a weekly Wings Up Luncheon at the Golden Eagle Golf Club.
November 10, 2016 Golden Eagles kick off to visit Georgia Tech in 2016-17 season opener COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will officially kick off the 2016-17 season Friday evening, making a visit to Atlanta, Ga. for a 7 p.m. CT match-up with Georgia Tech.
November 9, 2016 Golden Eagles sign Camden's Hunter Vick for 2017-18 season COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Although the 2016-17 regular season still sits two excruciating days away from the players, coaches and fans of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, all can get excited about news concerning the 2017-18 season as the Golden Eagles announced their first signee of the early signing period.
October 26, 2016 Jugovic selected to Preseason All-OVC Team, Tech selected fourth in East at OVC Media Day BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Just over two weeks remain before the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will tip off in Atlanta, Ga. for the 2016-17 regular season opener at Georgia Tech, and head coach Steve Payne made it be known at the annual Ohio Valley Conference Media Day that the Golden Eagles are ready to roll.
October 24, 2016 Golden Eagle men's basketball team to host second intersquad scrimmage Monday evening at 6 p.m. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans of the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will have a second opportunity for a preseason preview of 2016-17 squad, as the Golden Eagles will hold their second open intersquad scrimmage Monday evening.
October 20, 2016 Two Golden Eagle men's basketball tilts scheduled to air on American Sports Network BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference has announced that eight OVC basketball games this season will be broadcast by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. on the American Sports Network (ASN).
October 18, 2016 Tech basketball team shows progress following first intersquad scrimmage COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech basketball team took one more step towards the 2016-17 season opener Monday evening, holding an open, intersquad scrimmage that provided an early look at what Golden Eagle fans can expect from this year’s squad.
October 16, 2016 Tech men's basketball team to host open, intersquad scrimmages Oct. 17 and 24 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will get a couple of chances for a preseason preview of 2016-17 squad, as the Golden Eagles have announced they will hold open, intersquad scrimmages twice over the next two weeks.
October 13, 2016 Golden Eagle men's basketball team making strides, developing leadership roles COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s been nearly two full weeks since the official start of the 2016-17 season for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, but despite a significantly different look to the Golden Eagle roster, the team has already begun to make strides on both sides of the ball.
October 6, 2016 CBS Sports Network to air Golden Eagles' Feb. 23 contest at Morehead State BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – On Thursday the Ohio Valley Conference announced a slate of seven Conference men's basketball games that will air exclusively on CBS Sports Network this season.
October 3, 2016 2016-17 season officially underway following first practices for Tech men's basketball team COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The 2016-17 basketball season is finally underway for the Tennessee Tech men’s squad as the Golden Eagles completed their second official practice of the season Monday evening.
October 3, 2016 Golden Eagle basketball programs to practice at Pickett County High School Tuesday evening COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech basketball programs are headed out into the Upper Cumberland for their third practices of the newly minted 2016-17 seasons Tuesday evening, as both the men’s and women’s Golden Eagle squads will host their normally scheduled practice at Pickett County High School in Byrdstown, Tenn.
September 15, 2016 Tech men's basketball team completes 2016-17 schedule, releases OVC slate COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team completed its 2016-17 schedule with the announcement of its Ohio Valley Conference slate Thursday afternoon.
September 13, 2016 Former Tennessee Tech big man signs professional deal in Romania COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Tech men's basketball big man Anthony Morse recently signed a professional contract with SCM CSU Craiova of the Romanian professional league Liga Nationala.
September 9, 2016 Former Golden Eagle hooper Ryan Martin inks professional contract in Italy COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Tech men’s basketball standout Ryan Martin recently signed a professional contract with Banco di Sardegna Sassari of the Italian professional league Serie A.
September 8, 2016 Former Golden Eagle great Kevin Murphy signs free agent deal with Orlando Magic COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Tech men’s basketball standout Kevin Murphy recently signed a free agent deal with the Orlando Magic of the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
September 2, 2016 Tech men's basketball unveils 2016-17 non-conference schedule COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team announced the non-conference portion of its 2016-17 schedule Friday, featuring 15 match-ups prior to the kick off of Ohio Valley Conference play in late December and highlighted with contests against three major-conference opponents, including Georgia Tech, Michigan State and Tennessee.
July 20, 2016 Three former Golden Eagles take part in NBA Summer League action COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Not one, not two, but three former members of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball program continued their career path within and towards the National Basketball Association (NBA) over the past few weeks, taking part in one or more of the three summer leagues offered in Orlando, Utah and Las Vegas.
July 7, 2016 2015-16 Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year Award boasts 10 finalists An elite list of 10 student-athletes has been announced as finalists for Tennessee Tech University's 2015-16 Outstanding Male Athlete Award, with the winner to be announced Sunday, July 10.
April 22, 2016 First Golden Wings Awards show to air LIVE on OVC Digital Network Tennessee Tech University will recognize and honor its student-athletes with the first Golden Wings Awards Show, to be streamed LIVE on the OVC Digital Network on Tuesday, April 26. The event is NOT open to the public, but the webstream will show every minute of the event and is free.
April 6, 2016 Davis named to NABC Under Armour 30-under-30 Team as one of nation's top young assistants Tennessee Tech men’s basketball assistant coach Frank Davis was one of 30 assistant coaches nationally recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Sunday evening, earning a spot on the 2016 Under Armour 30-under-30 Team.
March 28, 2016 2015-16 season comes to end as Old Dominion downs Tech in Vegas 16 Tournament LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Historical. Just simply the best way to describe the 2015-16 campaign for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, a season that saw several individual and team records broken, threatened and rewritten. And with a season like that officially in the books, it was only fitting for the Golden Eagles to make history one more time to close it out.
March 26, 2016 Postseason beckons as Golden Eagles face Old Dominion in inaugural Vegas 16 Tournament Viva Las Vegas! The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team is ready to kick off postseason play, heading west for the inaugural Vegas 16 Tournament and a 2 p.m. CT match-up with Old Dominion on Monday, March 28.
March 25, 2016 Rowe selected to NABC Division I All-District 19 First Team Just days from leading the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team to its first postseason action since 2012, senior guard Torrance Rowe took home another postseason accolade Friday afternoon, earning a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 19 First Team.
March 14, 2016 Golden Eagles to participate in inaugural Vegas 16 Postseason Tournament The 2015-16 Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team isn’t ready to call it a season just yet, as the team accepted an invitation to participate in the inaugural Vegas 16 Basketball Tournament, Mar. 28-30, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Tuesday afternoon, extending their fantastic season at least one more game.
March 2, 2016 OVC Tourney ends for Golden Eagles with 92-72 loss to Austin Peay Tennessee Tech’s appearance in the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament ended quickly Wednesday night, amidst foul problems and shooting struggles that plagued the fifth-seeded Golden Eagles in a 92-72, first-round loss to No. 8 seed Austin Peay.
March 1, 2016 Rowe, Martin take home Ohio Valley Conference postseason honors Monday afternoon The Ohio Valley Conference release its regular season honors for men's basketball Tuesday afternoon, and coming as no surprise were the names of Tennessee Tech guard Torrance Rowe and forward Ryan Martin showing up among those honored.
March 2, 2016 Golden Eagles set for 2015-16 OVC Tournament, to take on Austin Peay in first round With the 2015-16 regular season officially in the books, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will now set its sights on the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament and first round opponent Austin Peay.
March 1, 2016 Golden Eagle fans invited to Tech Athletics Hospitality Tent Fans, alumni and students in Nashville this week for the Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament are invited to stop at the Athletics Hospitality Tent, located just outside the main Municipal Auditorium entrance.
February 29, 2016 Tickets for OVC Tournament on sale through Tech ticket office Tennessee Tech basketball fans hoping to sit with their fellow fans in purple & gold at the OVC Basketball Tournament need to purchase their tickets from the TTU Ticket Office in order to secure seats in the Golden Eagle cheering section in Municipal Auditorium.
February 27, 2016 Jugovic, Rowe light it up to lead Tech to 92-82 OVC victory in regular season finale Sophomore Aleksa Jugovic poured in a career-high with 30 points and senior Torrance Rowe scored 20 of his 23 in the second half to help Tennessee Tech close out the regular season with a 92-82 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Eastern Kentucky Saturday night in Eblen Center.
February 26, 2016 Golden Eagles close out regular season versus Eastern Kentucky on Senior Night Believe it or not, the regular season finale is here for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, as the Golden Eagles (18-10, 10-5) will play host to Eastern Kentucky (15-15, 6-9) Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the second contest of a doubleheader with Tech women's squad.
February 25, 2016 Golden Eagles handed first home loss of season by Morehead State Morehead State won the battles in rebounds, turnovers and shooting accuracy, and those advantages translated into a 69-59 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee Tech in an extremely physical fight Thursday night in Eblen Center.
February 24, 2016 Academic Excellence night is Thursday; Area honor students invited as guests Tennessee Tech Athletics will host its annual "Academic Excellence" Night Thursday night, and all area elementary (K-8) Honor Students are invited to attend the game as guests of the Golden Eagles.
February 23, 2016 Golden Eagles put undefeated mark in Eblen Center on line with rematch against Morehead State Not out of the hunt for an Ohio Valley Conference regular season title, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will return to defend its perfect 13-0 mark at the Eblen Center this season, playing host to East Division rival Morehead State in a 6 p.m. tilt with several postseason implications built into the mix.
February 22, 2016 "Care for Coach O" website established to assist former coach John Oldham's recovery Support is being sought for former Golden Eagle basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Oldham, who suffered a serious fall in December and is recovering in Bowling Green, Ky.
February 20, 2016 Bruins out-fire Golden Eagles in 3-point shootout in Nashville, 95-86 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A sharp-shooting effort from the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team just wasn’t quite enough to pull off a double-digit comeback Saturday evening, as the Belmont Bruins (20-9, 12-3) held on late against the Golden Eagles (18-9, 10-4) in a crucial Ohio Valley Conference showdown in Nashville, 95-86.
February 19, 2016 Final regular season road tilt pits Golden Eagles against Bruins in battle of league's top two teams One last trip on the road remains for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team in the 2015-16 regular season, as the Golden Eagles will hit up I-40 down to Nashville Saturday afternoon for crucial, Ohio Valley Conference East Division battle with in-state rival Belmont.
February 13, 2016 Two Rowe free throws with 0.7 seconds left carry Tech to 72-70 win over JSU Gamecocks Torrance Rowe made two free throws with 0.7 seconds to play, breaking a tie and sending Tennessee Tech to a 72-70 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Jacksonville State Saturday night in Eblen Center. The win lifted Tech into a three-way tie for first place in the OVC East Division with three games left to play.
February 11, 2016 Golden Eagles back home to host Jax State, look to keep unbeaten streak in Eblen Center alive Following a tough, road loss at the hands of in-state rival Tennessee State, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to rebound in a big way and keep its perfect record in the Eblen Center in tact Saturday evening, playing host to Ohio Valley Conference East Division foe Jacksonville State at 7:30 p.m. CST.
February 10, 2016 Offense goes cold as Tigers down Golden Eagles in Nashville, 85-55 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Turnovers and second-half shooting slump proved to the difference maker for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday evening, as the Tennessee State Tigers (17-7, 8-3) handed the Golden Eagles (17-8, 9-3) an 85-55 loss in the Gentry Center in Nashville.
February 8, 2016 Trip down I-40 pits first-place Golden Eagles against Tennessee State in OVC grudge match With a game in the books against every Ohio Valley Conference opponent, it's time for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team to get its second lick against its East Division rivals, beginning with an in-state battle at Tennessee State Wednesday evening.
February 6, 2016 Defense keys Golden Eagles to 68-58 victory, Tech moves into first place in OVC East standings JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The defense certainly stepped up for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles (17-7, 9-2) outlasted Ohio Valley Conference rival Jacksonville State (8-18, 4-7) in a defensive grudge match, 68-58, to take over first place in the East Division race.
February 5, 2016 Golden Eagles back on the road for OVC East Division tilt at Jacksonville State Fresh off two huge, momentum-building home victories, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will head back out on the road for a Saturday tilt against Ohio Valley Conference East Division rival Jacksonville State.
February 1, 2016 Rowe, Martin, Rogers all garner OVC weekly honors following 2-0 week against TSU, Belmont After helping the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team knock off the previously top two ranked teams in the Ohio Valley Conference last week, three members of the Golden Eagle squad were properly recognized for their efforts by the league.
January 30, 2016 Golden Eagles knock off OVC leader Belmont, draw within half-game of first place Tennessee Tech weathered a barrage of 3-pointers by Belmont, and countered with a power game that lifted the Golden Eagles to an 89-79 victory over the previously unbeaten Bruins in a packed Eblen Center.
January 29, 2016 Tech looks to stay unbeaten at home, hosts first-place Bruins Saturday evening After posting its fifth double-digit, come-from-behind victory Thursday night over Tennessee State, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will now set its sites on a crucial Ohio Valley Conference East Division battle with in-state rival Belmont Saturday evening.
January 28, 2016 National TV audience sees thriller as Golden Eagles slip past TSU in final second Tennessee Tech remained unbeaten at home (11-0) and earned its fifth win of the season after trailing by double figures, claiming an 81-79 OVC victory Thursday night over Tennessee State as Torrance Rowe hit two free throws with one-half second to play.
January 28, 2016 Gold Rush: Free t-shirts for first 1,500 fans Saturday, everyone encouraged to wear gold Fans attending Tennessee Tech's Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against Belmont on Saturday are encouraged to wear gold to the game in support of the Golden Eagles. Meanwhile, the first 1,500 fans into Eblen Center will receive a free Gold Rush t-shirt for the event.
January 27, 2016 Salute to the heroes: Saturday's doubleheader is Military and Public Safety Appreciation Night Tennessee Tech will be hosting more than the two Belmont University basketball teams Saturday night in Eblen Center. The Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader is also Military and Public Safety Appreciation Night.
January 26, 2016 Golden Eagles look to stay unbeaten at home, take on hot Tennessee State squad Thursday One of the Ohio Valley Conference's marquee match-ups of the 2015-16 campaign so far, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball returns home to the Eblen Center to host in-state rival Tennessee State on national television Thursday evening, taking on the Tigers in an 8 p.m. CST showdown on the American Sports Network.
January 25, 2016 Gold Rush, Legends, Military/Public Safety Appreciation cap off big week in Eblen Center There is so much more in store than meets the eye this weekend when Tennessee Tech hosts three crucial Ohio Valley Conference games in Eblen Center.
January 25, 2016 Extended: OVC Tournament tickets at discounted price from Tech through Feb. 7 All-session tickets for the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championship are now on sale and are just $60 if purchased through Tennessee Tech's Athletic Ticket Office in Eblen Center until February 7. The deadline was extended one week.
January 23, 2016 Golden Eagles stay close in OVC East Division race, top Colonels in Richmond The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team cemented its spot near the top of the East Division OVC standings and kept themselves smack in the race with a rollicking, 89-83 victory Saturday afternoon at frigid Eastern Kentucky.
January 22, 2016 Golden Eagles round up "Death Valley" road swing with afternoon tilt at EKU Saturday The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will put an end to its "Death Valley" road trip Saturday afternoon, facing off against Ohio Valley Conference East Division rival Eastern Kentucky in a 1 p.m. CST tilt.
January 21, 2016 Golden Eagles fall in foul-filled affair at Morehead State Tennessee Tech held the advantage throughout the first half Thursday night in a foul-filled affair at Morehead State, and the hosts controlled things in the second half as MSU claimed an 81-74 victory in a battle between two of the top teams in the Ohio Valley Conference East Division.
January 20, 2016 Golden Eagles head embark on "Death Valley" road trip, face Morehead State Thursday Following a brief respite in the friendly confines of the Eblen Center, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball will return to the road for the fourth time in five games, embarking on what has become known around the Ohio Valley Conference as the "Death Valley" road trip.
January 16, 2016 Three-point storm drenches SEMO, Golden Eagles claim 91-55 victory A first-half rainstorm of 3-pointers gave Tennessee Tech a 30-point halftime lead and the Golden Eagles cruised to a 91-55 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Southeast Missouri Saturday night in Eblen Center.
January 14, 2016 Golden Eagles return to Eblen Center to host Southeast Missouri Saturday evening Finally back home after a grueling three-game road swing, the Tennessee Tech basketball team will host Ohio Valley Conference foe Southeast Missouri Saturday evening in a brief respite before hitting the highway again next week.
January 13, 2016 Skyhawks down Golden Eagles in old-fashioned shootout, 96-90 MARTIN, Tenn. – In what could easily go down as one of the best offensive performances of the season, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team just couldn’t quite outduel a red-hot UT Martin offense Wednesday night, as the Skyhawks (10-8, 2-1) defeated the Golden Eagles (12-6, 4-1), 96-90, in an old-fashioned Ohio Valley Conference shootout.
January 12, 2016 Tech men's basketball team wraps up three-game road swing Wednesday at UT Martin Just one more game remains on a three-game road swing for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, as the Golden Eagles look to remain perfect in Ohio Valley Conference play with a visit to in-state rival UT Martin Wednesday evening.
January 11, 2016 Rowe captures second OVC Player of the Week honor following career weekend Following two of the better performances of his career, Tennessee Tech men’s basketball senior Torrance Rowe was rewarded for his efforts after claiming his second adidas® OVC Player of the Week honors of the season.
January 9, 2016 Golden Eagles stay perfect in OVC play, down in-state rival Austin Peay 72-66 CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Torrance Rowe had 27 points and seven assists and Aleksa Jugovic buried a critical 3-pointer in the final seconds to pace Tennessee Tech (12-5/4-0 OVC) to an exhausting 72-66 Ohio Valley Conference victory at Austin Peay (8-10/1-2 OVC) Saturday night in the Dunn Center.
January 8, 2016 Tech men's hoops looks for 4-0 start to OVC play with in-state match-up at Austin Peay The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to keep its perfect mark through Ohio Valley Conference play rolling Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles continue their three-game road swing with a match-up against in-state and historic rival Austin Peay.
January 7, 2016 Golden Eagles remain perfect in OVC play, down Racers on road 71-65 MURRAY, Ky. – A feat not accomplished in 1,042 days, over two full conference seasons and just shy of three full years, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team provided the Murray State Racers a loss on their home court in the CFSB Center Thursday night, becoming the first Ohio Valley Conference team to defeat the defending league champs in Murray, Ky. since the 2012-13 season.
January 6, 2016 Golden Eagles to kick off three-game road swing at OVC rival Murray State Looking to keep its brilliant start to Ohio Valley Conference play rolling, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will hit the road for a three-game swing, starting with a Thursday night tilt with long-time rival Murray State.
January 4, 2016 Martin claims third OVC Newcomer of the Week honors of 2015-16 campaign Following his best offensive effort to date donning the purple and gold, Tennessee Tech basketball's Ryan Martin took home adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week honors for the third time in the 2015-16 campaign.
January 2, 2016 Inside game keys Golden Eagles to 23-point win over SIUE Big men Ryan Martin and Anthony Morse each posted career scoring highs to lead Tennessee Tech to a convincing 86-63 Ohio Valley Conference victory over SIUE Saturday night in Eblen Center.
January 1, 2016 Tech bids to add to homecourt win streak, hosts SIUE Saturday night A new year may be in place, but the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to continue the hot trend it started in 2015 when the Golden Eagles continue Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday evening by hosting SIUE at 7:30 p.m. CST.
December 31, 2015 Golden Eagles torch the nets for 94-84 victory over EIU in OVC opener A hot shooting stroke, particularly from downtown, was more than enough for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team to kick off its Ohio Valley Conference season on a high note Thursday evening, as the Golden Eagles splashed the nets to the tune of a 94-84 victory over Eastern Illinois.
December 29, 2015 Golden Eagles begin OVC play with New Year's Eve battle against Eastern Illinois Let Ohio Valley Conference play commence! The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will kick off its OVC slate Thursday evening, playing host to Eastern Illinois in a New Year's Eve doubleheader with the Golden Eagle women's squad.
December 22, 2015 Golden Eagles fall to Iowa in final non-conference tilt of 2015-16 season, 85-63 IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team was unable to put a ribbon on the end of its non-conference schedule as the Hawkeyes of the University of Iowa took down the Golden Eagles in Carver-Hawkeye Arena Tuesday evening, 85-63.
December 21, 2015 Rogers takes home first career adidas OVC Newcomer of the Week honors For the third time in the 2015-16 season, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball placed a representative of the team among the Ohio Valley Conference’s weekly awards as junior guard Hakeem Rogers took home adidas OVC co-Newcomer of the Week honors Monday afternoon.
December 20, 2015 Tech men's basketball team to close out non-conference play at Iowa Just one more contest separates the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team from Ohio Valley Conference play, a Dec. 22 match-up in Iowa City, Iowa facing the Hawkeyes of the University of Iowa. Tuesday's game is set for a 7:30 p.m. CST tip.
December 18, 2015 Golden Eagle comeback earns 77-64 victory over Miami (Ohio) For the fourth time this season, Tennessee Tech fought back from a double-digit deficit, outlasting Miami (Ohio) 77-64 Friday night in Eblen Center.
December 17, 2015 Golden Eagles return to Eblen Center for first-time match-up with Miami (Ohio) It's back to friendly confines of the Hooper Eblen Center for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team Friday evening as the Golden Eagles play host to first-time opponent Miami (Ohio) in a 7:30 p.m. CST tilt.
December 15, 2015 Mocs control glass, defeat Golden Eagles 80-69 in Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Rebounding proved to be the difference maker Tuesday evening, as the Chattanooga Mocs (8-2) defeated the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (7-4) in The McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn., 80-69.
December 14, 2015 Tech men's basketball team squares off with dangerous in-state rival Chattanooga The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to bounce back Tuesday evening after dropping its first contest in seven games at Arkansas Saturday night. The Golden Eagles will visit in-state rival Chattanooga for a 6 p.m. CST tilt that matches two teams with seven non-conference victories already on their respective resumes.
December 12, 2015 Razorbacks snap Tech's six-game win streak, defeat Golden Eagles 83-57 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A close contest for the early portion of the first half, the Arkansas Razorbacks (5-4) delivered a decisive blow to the scorching hot Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (7-3) over the remainder of the first stanza, providing enough cushion to claim the first-ever meeting between the two programs, 83-57.
December 10, 2015 Tech men's basketball team looks for seventh straight victory with tilt at Arkansas The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will put its six-game win streak and 7-2 start to the 2015-16 season to the ultimate test Saturday evening, taking on last year's SEC Tournament runner-up Arkansas for the first time in program history.
December 8, 2015 Golden Eagles round out early signing period with addition of Motlow's Stephaun Adams The final piece to the early signing period puzzle has been put in place for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team as the Golden Eagles announced the signing of Motlow State Community College point guard Stephaun Adams.
December 7, 2015 Back-to-back double-doubles propels Martin to second straight OVC Newcomer of the Week honors For the second time in as many weeks, Tennessee Tech basketball’s Ryan Martin took home adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week honors, capturing the award on the power of his role in two incredible come-from-behind victories that kept the Golden Eagle win streak alive.
December 5, 2015 Golden Eagles shock Bisons, rally from 16-point deficit for sixth straight victory NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It was a tale of two halves for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles (7-2) overcame a 14-point halftime deficit at the hands of in-state rival Lipscomb (3-7) to collect their sixth straight victory and match their best start since 2005-06.
December 4, 2015 Tech men's basketball team to test five-game win streak at in-state rival Lipscomb After a highly successful five-game home stand with five victories now in the rearview mirror, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will set its sights on a road match-up with in-state rival Lipscomb Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. CST in Allen Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
December 2, 2015 Five straight: Golden Eagles slip past East Tennessee, 63-61 Tennessee Tech overcame a 15-point second half deficit and pulled out a 63-61 victory over East Tennessee State Wednesday night in Eblen Center for its fifth consecutive win.
December 1, 2015 Golden Eagles put four-game win streak on line; host in-state rival ETSU Wednesday night The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will put its four-game win streak to the test Wednesday evening when the Golden Eagles play host to in-state rival East Tennessee State in a 6 p.m. CST tilt.
November 30, 2015 Rowe, Martin take home Ohio Valley Conference weekly honors after perfect 4-0 week in Eblen Center Two members of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team were recognized for their fantastic efforts in helping the Golden Eagles to a 4-0 record over the past week, with both players receiving weekly honors from the Ohio Valley Conference.
November 30, 2015 Tech men's basketball team signs South Doyle's Miles Thomas for 2016-17 The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team added another piece for its future, announcing the recent signing of South Doyle High School senior guard Miles Thomas.
November 29, 2015 Golden Eagles race past Mississippi Valley, 101-64; East Tennessee is next Tennessee Tech had one of its most impressive outings of the season Sunday afternoon, closing out play in the 2015 Air Force Classic with a convincing 101-64 victory over Mississippi Valley State.
November 28, 2015 Golden Eagles cruise past UC Clermont, two benches score 107 points Tennessee Tech remained unbeaten in Eblen Center this season and claimed its 12th consecutive non-conference home victory Saturday night with a relatively easy 91-66 decision over UC Clermont
November 27, 2015 Golden Eagle top Robert Morris in Air Force Classic game in Eblen Center Ryan Martin and Aleksa Jugovic each netted 20 points to help Tennessee Tech down Robert Morris, 85-72, Friday night in an Air Force Classic game in Eblen Center.
November 26, 2015 Golden Eagles to host three games in three days starting Friday evening The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team keeps its five-game home stand rolling entering the weekend, as the Golden Eagles play host to three teams in three days beginning with a 6 p.m. CST match-up against Robert Morris Friday evening.
November 24, 2015 Golden Eagles edge Jackson State in OT to kick off busy week at home Torrance Rowe and Ryan Martin each scored career highs Tuesday night to help Tennessee Tech overcome a 10-point deficit and claim a thrilling 86-82 victory over Jackson State in Eblen Center.
November 24, 2015 Alumni invited to Soar With US at Dec. 15 men's basketball game in Chattanooga Tennessee Tech alumni and friends are invited to a special event in Chattanooga on Tuesday, Dec. 15, when the Golden Eagle men's basketball team visits to challenge the UT Chattanooga Mocs in McKenzie Arena.
November 23, 2015 Golden Eagles lead-off five-game home stand with Tuesday night tilt against Jackson State There's no place like home and the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will see plenty of it over the next two weeks as the Golden Eagles open a five-game home stand Tuesday evening with a 6 p.m. CST match-up with Jackson State.
November 18, 2015 Tech men's basketball team falls to New Mexico State, 76-63 LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A hot first half shooting from pretty much everywhere on the floor wasn’t enough to outweigh early foul trouble for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (1-2) Wednesday evening, as New Mexico State (2-1) took home a 76-63 victory over the Golden Eagles in the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M.
November 18, 2015 Golden Eagles ink first 2016-17 signee in York Institute's Colton Blevins The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team may have just embarked on its 2015-16 campaign, but that’s no reason not to work on building for the future. The Golden Eagles have done just that with the signing of York Institute’s Colton Blevins.
November 17, 2015 Golden Eagles' contest at New Mexico State moved back to 9 p.m. CT start Despite mother nature trying to put a dent in the schedule for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, the Golden Eagles will make the trip to Las Cruces, N.M. for the second leg of the Air Force Classic Wednesday evening, albeit at a different time than originally scheduled.
November 16, 2015 Air Force outduels Golden Eagles, 80-70, in game one of Air Force Classic COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Field goal percentage. That was the name of the game Monday evening as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (1-1) found itself on the sour end of an 80-70 outcome against the Air Force Falcons (1-1).
November 15, 2015 Golden Eagles open Air Force Classic with Monday tilt against Falcons The Air Force Classic beckons for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles head to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado for its first road contest of the season Monday evening, squaring up with the Air Force Falcons in an 8 p.m. CST tilt.
November 14, 2015 Tech claims 110-72 victory over Piedmont College in season opener Steve Payne’s teams have won their home opener each of his five seasons at the helm of the Golden Eagles, after Tennessee Tech kicked off the 2015-16 regular season Saturday night with a convincing, 110-72 victory over Piedmont College in Eblen Center.
November 13, 2015 Start of basketball season brings numerous NCAA rules changes With the 2015-16 college basketball regular season kicking off this weekend, there are a variety of rules changes that fans will notice while attending or watching games this year.
November 13, 2015 Tech men's basketball team to open 2015-16 campaign against Piedmont College The wait has been daunting, but Golden Eagle fans need not wait much longer as basketball is back in action in the Eblen Center Saturday night as the Tennessee Tech men’s team opens its 2015-16 campaign with a 7:30 p.m. CST contest against Piedmont College.
November 12, 2015 First Tennessee hosts Basketball Poster Night Saturday in Eblen Center First Tennessee Bank will host Tennessee Tech's annual Basketball Poster Night Saturday when the Golden Eagles cap off a busy day of sport action on campus with a doubleheader in Eblen Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.
November 3, 2015 Willie Jenkins to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 13 Few players in the rich history of Tennessee Tech basketball provided such an immediate and measurable impact on the program quite like Willie Jenkins did. That impact on the program has landed Jenkins in the Class of 2015 of the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, which will be inducted Friday, Nov. 13.
November 2, 2015 Tech to deliver season tickets Wednesday in 60 minutes ....or they are free Tennessee Tech Athletics has added a new twist to its season ticket sales -- but this special offer is available WEDNESDAY ONLY. Athletics staff will deliver basketball season tickets within the city limits in 60 minutes or less -- or the tickets are FREE.
November 2, 2015 Two new ticket packages now on sale for 2015-16 Golden Eagle basketball season In addition to the regular season ticket options that have been on sale for a couple of months, Tennessee Tech Athletics is now offering two new ticket packages which combine games on eight different dates in each. The plans are called the Gold Pack and Purple Pack, and each includes 11 games.
October 28, 2015 Purple Palooza gets Tech basketball season off to a soaring start Kids of all ages, dressed in a wide variety of costumes, paraded around Eblen Center Tuesday night, and the Tennessee Tech basketball teams had a night of fun as the Golden Eagles hosted the fourth annual Purple Palooza to get Halloween Week off to a soaring start.
October 24, 2015 Purple Palooza features trick-or-treating, costume contests and more Tuesday night Tennessee Tech's fourth annual Purple Palooza -- a night filled with fun for the whole family featuring trick-or-treating, costume contests and Golden Eagle basketball -- is all set for Tuesday night (Oct, 27) in Eblen Center.
October 23, 2015 Tech men's basketball team to host first instrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning Fans that want a sneak preview of what some of the action may look like at Purple Palooza Tuesday evening will get that chance Saturday morning following the Tennessee Tech Basketball and Cookeville Rotary Pancake Breakfast.
October 20, 2015 Payne addresses media, represents Tech men's basketball at OVC Media Day BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – With basketball season approaching faster than ever, Tennessee Tech head men’s basketball coach Steve Payne made his way to Nashville for his fifth Ohio Valley Conference media day at the helm of the Golden Eagle program Tuesday afternoon, eager to answer questions about the 2015-16 edition of the TTU squad.
October 19, 2015 Cookeville Rotary, Golden Eagles host Pancake Breakfast Saturday in Eblen Center Fans will have a chance to get their fill of both breakfast and basketball Saturday morning when the Cookeville Rotary and Tennessee Tech basketball squads team up to host a Pancake Breakfast in Eblen Center.
October 14, 2015 Start times for 2015-16 Golden Eagle basketball games announced Tennessee Tech has announced starting times for all Golden Eagle basketball games during the 2015-16 season, home and away. The season begins Saturday, Nov. 7, with a women's exhibition game at 6 p.m CT.
October 13, 2015 Fourth annual Purple Palooza with trick-or-treating, contests and more....Tuesday Oct. 27 Community organizations and student groups are invited to sign up now to reserve booths at Tennessee Tech's popular Purple Palooza in Eblen Center. This year's Purple Palooza is Tuesday, Oct. 27, starting at 6 p.m.
September 10, 2015 2015-16 Golden Eagle Basketball schedule highlighted by 15 home games Golden Eagle fans will have plenty of opportunities to watch the Tennessee Tech basketball team take the newly renovated Eblen Center court this season with the 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule featuring 15 home games, including eight doubleheaders with the women’s squad.
September 2, 2015 Coach Payne, Golden Eagles round out staff with hiring of Jason Taylor as assistant coach With just under a month remaining until full practice is a go for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, head coach Steve Payne has made one addition to the Golden Eagles’ coaching staff with the hiring of Jason Taylor as an assistant coach.
August 15, 2015 Tech basketball, golf, baseball players make summertime headlines From time to time, the Tennessee Tech Sports Information staff will compile a notebook of items we've found that might be of interest to Golden Eagle fans.
July 22, 2015 Tech basketball, golf, baseball players in the summertime news Catching up with some of the events over the summer, former Golden Eagle basketball and baseball players, along with current men's and women's golf team members, are in the summertime headlines.
July 16, 2015 Tech Athletics announces finalists for 2015 Man of the Year honor The Tennessee Tech University Athletic Department has announced the names of seven finalists for the school’s 2015 Man of the Year Award, with the winner to be announced Sunday.
June 24, 2015 Murphy urges young players to 'chase their dream' Former Tennessee Tech basketball great Kevin Murphy returned to the Eblen Center to address campers at the Steve Payne Basketball Camp with one message. To 'chase their dreams'.
May 11, 2015 Golden Eagles sign Whitefield Academy (Ga.) forward Courtney Alexander for 2015-16 The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team added its fifth player to the 2015-16 roster as head coach Steve Payne and the Golden Eagle team announced the signing of Whitefield Academy forward Courtney Alexander II.
April 30, 2015 Golden Eagles sign Hakeem Rogers for 2015-16 backcourt The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball program and head coach Steve Payne added yet another piece to the 2015-16 puzzle recently with the signing of Casper College guard Hakeem Rogers.
April 17, 2015 Golden Eagles continue adding to 2015-16 roster, sign guard Markell Henderson The newest member of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball family is on his way for the 2015-16 season as head coach Steve Payne and the Golden Eagle team announced the signing of Murray State College (Okla.) guard Markell Henderson.
April 15, 2015 Tech men's basketball adds explosive BHS guard Tre Hansbrough to 2015-16 mix The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball program took one step closer towards its future Wednesday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles and head coach Steve Payne announced the signing of Buford High School guard Tre Hansbrough.
April 15, 2015 Golden Eagles add piece to 2015-16 puzzle with signing of CHS center Micaiah Henry The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball program and head coach Steve Payne kept its momentum building towards the 2015-16 campaign Wednesday afternoon, announcing the signing of Columbia High School big man Micaiah (MY-kay-uh) Henry.
March 3, 2015 Jackson named to Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team It’s not often that a player can change the outlook of a game simply by walking on the court and making his presence felt. But for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball, that was reality every game this season with arrival of junior college transfer Charles Jackson.
March 2, 2015 Jugovic collects third adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week award For the fourth time this season, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team saw the future of its program honored for their weekly accomplishments, as Golden Eagle guard Aleksa Jugovic captured his third adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week award Sunday evening.
February 28, 2015 Late look at overtime falls short, Colonels defeat Golden Eagles, 70-67 RICHMOND, Ky. – A corner look by Aleksa Jugovic from beyond the arc fell just short for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles fell to the Ohio Valley Conference East Division champion Eastern Kentucky Colonels in Richmond, 70-67.
February 27, 2015 Golden Eagles to conclude 2014-15 regular season with road contest at Eastern Kentucky With just one game from the conclusion of the 2014-15 regular season, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball will hit up Richmond, Ky. Saturday night, concluding the Death Valley road trip while looking to close out this year's campaign on a high note.
February 26, 2015 Late Golden Eagle run not enough as Morehead State downs Tech, 86-73 MOREHEAD, Ky. – A career night from freshman Aleksa Jugovic and big run early in the second half just wasn’t enough for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Thursday evening, as the Golden Eagles (12-17, 4-11) fell to the hot-shooting Morehead State Eagles (14-16, 9-6), 86-73.
February 25, 2015 Golden Eagles head north for rematch with OVC East Division foe Morehead State It’s that time of year again for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team; time for the annual “Death Valley” road trip as the Golden Eagles head north for a rematch with Ohio Valley Conference Eastern Division rival Morehead State Thursday evening.
February 21, 2015 Golden Eagles fall to blazing Bruins in Eblen Center on Senior Night The Belmont Bruins scorched the nets Saturday night in Eblen Center, and needed every bit of their 65 percent accuracy to hold off a stubborn Tennessee Tech squad, 88-82 in Ohio Valley Conference action.
February 21, 2015 Fans reminded to use caution, common sense when attending tonight's doubleheader Tennessee Tech Athletics officials are encouraging fans who plan to attend the Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader vs. Belmont Saturday night to use caution when traveling to Eblen Center for the final home games of the season.
February 20, 2015 Four Golden Eagles make final appearance at Eblen Center, host Belmont on Senior Night Just one more game in the familiar Eblen Center remains for the senior members of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, as the Golden Eagles set their sights on the Bruins of Belmont Saturday evening for a 7:30 p.m. CST match-up in Ohio Valley Conference play.
February 19, 2015 World's Best Bird? It's up to your votes for Awesome Eagle Will Awesome Eagle be voted the Best Mascot in the OVC? He has already won back-to-back national championships, so it's up to Tennessee Tech fans to vote for him to be named the best in the OVC!
February 16, 2015 Golden Eagles fall in Johnson City to in-state rival East Tennessee State, 87-79 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A strong night offensively fell just short for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Monday evening, as the Golden Eagles (12-15) lost a non-conference match-up at in-state rival East Tennessee State (16-10), 87-79.
February 16, 2015 Weather forces cancellation of Tuesday's Sidelines Luncheon With winter weather slamming the Upper Cumberland, Tennessee Tech Athletics has been forced to cancel the Sidelines Luncheon Tuesday. The event resumes next week with coaches Jim Davis and Steve Payne.
February 15, 2015 Golden Eagles take short break from OVC schedule with Monday game at ETSU The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will take a break from its Ohio Valley Conference schedule Monday evening, taking a trip east to take on in-state rival East Tennessee State.
February 14, 2015 Golden Eagles fall to Gamecocks, 82-68 in Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (12-14, 4-9) suffered a setback on their journey to earning a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Saturday evening, falling in Jacksonville, Ala. to East Division rival Jacksonville State (11-17, 4-9), 82-68.
February 13, 2015 Golden Eagles look for third straight victory, hit the road for OVC tilt with Gamecocks Two straight victories have the Tennessee Tech baseball team nipping on the heels of a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. The Golden Eagles will look to keep that dream alive with a third win as they head south, Saturday evening, for their second match-up of the 2014-15 campaign with Jacksonville State.
February 12, 2015 Tech tames Tigers in Eblen Center OVC contest Tennessee Tech put together another solid team effort, featuring a stifling defensive performance, to claim a 71-52 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee State in Eblen Center.
February 11, 2015 Former players invited to Golden Eagle Basketball Legends Night, Feb. 21 Former Tennessee Tech basketball players will be among the featured guests on Saturday, Feb. 21, when Athletics hosts Golden Eagle Basketball Legends Night at the final home games of the 2014-15 season.
February 10, 2015 Golden Eagles host rematch with Tennessee State in second annual Gold Rush game Still in the fight for a spot in March’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will look for its third straight home victory Thursday evening as it hosts Tennessee State in a 7 p.m. CST tilt.
February 10, 2015 GOLD RUSH: Free t-shirts for first 1,500 and all fans asked to wear gold Thursday All fans attending the Tennessee Tech basketball doubleheader on Thursday are encouraged to wear gold to Eblen Center, and the first 1,500 fans into the arena will receive a free "Gold Rush" t-shirt when the Golden Eagles host Tennessee State in an Ohio Valley Conference twinbill that begins at 4:15 p.m.
February 9, 2015 Jackson takes home fifth adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week honors after 15th double-double It’s practically become habit. At least it seems like it. For the fifth time this season, the Ohio Valley Conference named Tennessee Tech junior Charles Jackson its Newcomer of the Week Monday afternoon, following a dominating performance in Saturday’s victory over Jacksonville State.
February 7, 2015 Golden Eagles use balanced effort to down Gamecocks in Eblen Center Tennessee Tech had a balanced effort Saturday night, combining an efficient offense with a solid defense, and several outstanding individual performances added up to a strong team victory, 72-59, over Jacksonville State in Eblen Center.
February 5, 2015 Golden Eagles return to hardwood, host Jax State on Military & Public Safety Appreciation Night After a week off from live game action, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will return to the hardwood floors of the Eblen Center Saturday evening, joining the Tech women’s squad in hosting a doubleheader against Jacksonville State.
February 3, 2015 Military, Public Safety workers honored guests at Saturday's doubleheader Tennessee Tech will host more than the two Jacksonville State basketball teams Saturday night in Eblen Center. The OVC doubleheader is also Military and Public Safety Appreciation Night along with Communiversity Night.
January 31, 2015 Golden Eagles fall to hot-shooting Bruins, 71-53 in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In its second trip to Nashville in three days, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball seemed to experience a fare share of deja vu Saturday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles (10-13, 2-8) fell at the hand of the hot-shooting Belmont Bruins (15-7, 7-2) in Nashville, 71-53.
January 30, 2015 Golden Eagles head back to Nashville, face Belmont in Saturday doubleheader The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will take another swing in Nashville Saturday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles will face off in a doubleheader match-up with the Belmont Bruins at the Curb Event Center.
January 29, 2015 Tigers lock down on Golden Eagles, hand Tech 64-56 loss in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Things just never fell into place offensively for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball Thursday evening, as the Tennessee State Tigers (4-18, 1-6) handed the Golden Eagles(10-12, 2-7) a tough, 64-56 loss in the Gentry Center in Nashville.
January 28, 2015 Golden Eagles ready for trip down I-40, match-up with in-state rival Tigers Fresh off a much-needed Ohio Valley Conference victory over Eastern Kentucky Saturday night, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will look to make it two in-a-row Thursday evening as the Golden Eagles make the 90-minute trip down I-40 to take on in-state rival Tennessee State.
January 28, 2015 Communiversity Night coming up Feb. 7 against Jacksonville State With Communiversity Night coming up soon, Tennessee Tech Athletics was the special guest of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday for the monthly Breakfast Before Hours event.
January 26, 2015 Jackson honored as adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week after 14th double-double For the fourth time this season, junior Charles Jackson took home league honors for his dominant play on the court for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, earning adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Monday afternoon.
January 24, 2015 Golden Eagles outlast Colonels in Eblen Center overtime battle Double-doubles by Charles Jackson and Torrance Rowe, and five players in double figures, led Tennessee Tech to a crowd-pleasing, 83-81 overtime victory over Eastern Kentucky Saturday night in a noisy Eblen Center.
January 23, 2015 OVC Basketball Tournament All-Session Tickets On Sale Now All-session tickets for the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Championship are now on sale and are just $60 through the Tennessee Tech Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center until January 31.
January 23, 2015 Golden Eagles to host EKU, take part in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers™ Awareness The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will go to battle against two opponents Saturday evening in the Eblen Center, playing host to Eastern Kentucky in doubleheader match-up while taking part in the 2015 Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers™ Awareness Week.
January 22, 2015 Clipped wings: Golden Eagles trimmed by Morehead State in Eblen Center Morehead State was nearly perfect at the free throw line and crashed the boards, leading to a 78-74 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee Tech Thursday night in Eblen Center.
January 22, 2015 Double-Double Dude: Charles Jackson has found a home in Cookeville Despite a wide variety of roadblocks and obstacles that might have denied someone less determined, Charles Jackson has persevered and powered his way through, eventually finding a home at Tennessee Tech where he has made double-doubles almost routine.
January 20, 2015 Golden Eagles open OVC East Division play with Morehead State Back in the Eblen Center after a brief one-game trip on the road, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will look to turn around its Ohio Valley Conference season Thursday evening, playing host to East Division rival Morehead State.
January 17, 2015 SEMO blocks late Golden Eagle rally, defeats Tech, 65-61 CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – A last-second 3-point attempt by Jordan Johnson was blocked and Southeast Missouri grabbed the rebound with under two seconds to play Saturday night as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team fell to the Redhawks in Cape Girardeau, Mo., 65-61.
January 16, 2015 Tech men's basketball team heads to Cape Girardeau for crucial OVC match-up with SEMO The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball will take a brief break from home games Saturday evening as the Golden Eagles hit the road for a single contest at Southeast Missouri in what will mark a doubleheader with the Tech women’s team.
January 15, 2015 Golden Eagles wrap up homestand with three-point loss to UT Martin Tennessee Tech had a home game slip away Thursday night when UT Martin claimed a 63-60 OVC victory in Eblen Center.
January 15, 2015 Area Honor students invited next Thursday for annual Academic Excellence event Tennessee Tech will host its annual "Academic Excellence" Night on Thursday night (Jan. 22) and all area elementary Honor Students are invited to attend the game as guests of the Golden Eagles.
January 14, 2015 Golden Eagles wrap up three-game homestand, host in-state foe UT Martin It's the homestand finale for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team Thursday night as the Golden Eagles play host to in-state rival and Ohio Valley Conference foe UT Martin in yet another doubleheader of action.
January 14, 2015 Putnam County Night Thursday in Eblen Center It is Putnam County Night on Thursday in Eblen Center when Tennessee Tech hosts UT Martin in an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader, with one dollar admission available to all residents of the county.
January 10, 2015 Golden Eagles run away from Governors in second half to claim 72-56 OVC win After a tight first half, Tennessee Tech ran away from Austin Peay in the second half Saturday night, using a 15-1 run to leads to a 72-56 OVC victory in Eblen Center.
January 9, 2015 Golden Eagles in search of first OVC victory, host in-state rival Austin Peay It's in-state rivalry time for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles take on Ohio Valley Conference foe Austin Peay in the Eblen Center in a 7:30 p.m. CST showdown.
January 8, 2015 Tech unbeaten at home no more as visiting Racers claim OVC win Tennessee Tech's unbeaten home mark came to a halt Thursday night while Murray State extended its winning streak to 10 games as the Racers claimed an 83-67 OVC victory in Eblen Center.
January 6, 2015 Golden Eagles back in Eblen Center for match-up with OVC foe Murray State Six times the Tennessee Tech men's basketball has taken the floor at the Hooper Eblen Center this season. And six times the Golden Eagles have walked away victorious.
January 6, 2015 Youth Basketball Night Saturday at doubleheader, four counties featured this week, too It's Youth Basketball Night Saturday in Eblen Center when Tennessee Tech hosts Austin Peay in an OVC doubeheader, and four area counties will be featured this week with one dollar admission offers,
January 5, 2015 Lunch plans? Sidelines Lunch resumes Tuesday with TTU basketball coaches After a two-week holiday break, the Sidelines Lunch featuring Tennessee Tech basketball coaches Jim Davis and Steve Payne resumes Tuesday in the Eagles Nest of Eblen Center. The public is welcome.
January 5, 2015 WCTE TV to air eight Golden Eagle basketball games beginning Thursday WCTE TV has announced plans to televise eight Tennessee Tech basketball games during the 2014-15 regular season, a program lineup that includes four men's games and four women's games on the PBS station.
January 5, 2015 Jackson claims third adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week honors with two more double-doubles A career performance, plus two more strong showings, proved enough for Tennessee Tech men's basketball star Charles Jackson to take home his third adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week honors of the 2014-15 season.
January 3, 2015 Sharp-shooting Cougars hand Golden Eagles 85-62 loss in Edwardsville EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – It was just one of those nights for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday evening, as everything seemed to happen in favor of an SIUE Cougar squad that handed the Golden Eagles a tough, 85-62 loss in Edwardsville.
January 2, 2015 Tech men look for first OVC victory in road contest at SIUE The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will look to collect its first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the 2014-15 season Saturday evening, as the Golden Eagles end its road trip to Illinois with a match-up against the Cougars of SIUE.
January 1, 2015 Eastern Illinois stuns Golden Eagles late in OVC opener, 61-59 CHARLESTON, Ill. – Just 16 seconds separated the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team from a perfect 1-0 start to Ohio Valley Conference play Thursday evening, as Charles Jackson converted the second of his two free throw attempts to give the Golden Eagles a 59-54 advantage.
December 30, 2014 Golden Eagles to open Ohio Valley Conference play at Eastern Illinois It's finally time for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team to take on league competition, as the Golden Eagles prepare for their Ohio Valley Conference opener Thursday evening at Eastern Illinois.
December 29, 2014 Golden Eagles edge Ospreys behind career night from Jackson Charles Jackson posted career-highs of 28 points and 16 rebounds Monday to lead Tennessee Tech to a slim, 87-84 victory over UNF in non-conference action. The victory kept Tech unbeaten at home in Eblen Center this season at 6-0.
December 29, 2014 Jugovic earns second career adidas® OVC Freshman of the Week award A career performance was more than enough for Tennessee Tech guard Aleksa Jugovic to take home his second adidas® OVC Freshman of the Week award Monday afternoon, as the freshman earned the honor after helping the Golden Eagles to a huge victory over UMKC last week.
December 28, 2014 Golden Eagles make return to Eblen Center to host North Florida They're back! The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team finally makes its return to the Eblen Center Monday evening, Dec. 29, playing host to a familiar foe in the team's first home game in over three weeks.
December 26, 2014 Special events and promotions planned at many Golden Eagle basketball games Special discount nights for fans from counties around the region, a holiday free-ticket offer for season ticket holders, youth nights, and many more promotions are planned in Tennessee Tech’s Eblen Center this winter during Golden Eagle basketball games.
December 22, 2014 Tech dominates from beginning in 81-60 victory over UMKC KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Just flat out dominance. Not much more can be said of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team’s most recent match-up as the Golden Eagles took down UMKC in Kansas City Monday evening, 81-60.
December 22, 2014 Special athletic ticket office hours announced for holiday weeks The Tennessee Tech Athletic Ticket Office will be closed for most of the next two weeks. However, special hours are set for two home games during the holiday break.
December 21, 2014 Golden Eagles conclude ESPN BracketBuster series with match-up at UMKC The Tennessee Tech basketball team will wrap up its four-game road adventure Monday evening, traveling west to Kansas City to take on UMKC in historic Municipal Auditorium.
December 19, 2014 Time runs out as Golden Eagles fall just short at Tennessee, 61-58 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team could have used about another 30 seconds Friday evening, as the Golden Eagles dropped a heartbreaker in Thompson-Boling Arena to in-state rival Tennessee, 61-58.
December 18, 2014 Golden Eagles set for rematch with Volunteers, head to Knoxville Friday Entering the third contest in its four-game road swing, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team travels just a couple of hours down I-40 for an in-state battle with Tennessee Friday evening.
December 15, 2014 Golden Eagles rally from 13-point deficit, down UNF on road, 82-80 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – What if I told you that the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team overcame a 13-point, second-half deficit to defeat North Florida, 82-80? And that the Ospreys were undefeated at home this season. And UNF was on a five-game win streak. And North Florida was coming off arguably its biggest win in its Division I history after beating Purdue on the road. What if I told you?
December 14, 2014 Golden Eagles to take on Ospreys for first time in program history Continuing its four-game road swing following a tough loss in Tuscaloosa, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will hit the hardwood again Monday evening, poised to collect its first road win of the season against North Florida.
December 13, 2014 Late run by Crimson Tide dooms upset bid by Golden Eagles TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A fiery hot start and strong showing on the offensive glass couldn’t quite help the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team overcome a free throw differential of negative 15 and clutch shooting down the stretch as the Golden Eagles fell on the road to Alabama, 65-53.
December 12, 2014 Tech marketing staff, spirit squads visit Day Care Centers; New Hoop Troop members found What was designed as a community service effort by the Tennessee Tech Athletics Marketing staff, Awesome Eagle and the Golden Eagle spirit squads is proving to be much more -- an opportunity to develop a new wave of young fans.
December 11, 2014 Tech basketball team kicks off four-game road swing with trip to Tuscaloosa Leaving a 5-0 mark in the friendly confines of the Eblen Center behind, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will embark on a four-game road swing Saturday evening, kicking off the long stretch away from home with a battle against Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
December 7, 2014 Golden Eagles claim Sunday matinee with Hiwassee, 87-48 Tennessee Tech had all 12 players in the scoring effort in an 87-48 victory over Hiwassee Sunday afternoon, keeping the Golden Eagles unbeaten at home with a 5-0 record in Eblen Center.
December 5, 2014 Golden Eagles to host Hiwassee College in Sunday afternoon tilt In what marks the last chance for fans to watch the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team on its home court for over three weeks, the Golden Eagles will play host to Hiwassee College Sunday afternoon.
December 3, 2014 Caldwell, Golden Eagles trim in-state rival Lipscomb by five in Eblen Center Dwan Caldwell's 31 points and 10 rebounds helped Tennessee Tech remain unbeaten in Eblen Center this season with an 84-79 victory over Lipscomb Wednesday night.
December 2, 2014 Happy Holidays: Special gift available for season ticket holders Tennessee Tech Athletics is saying Happy Holidays to Golden Eagle Basketball season ticket holders by giving each ticket holder four free tickets to four games during the month of December. Ho Ho Ho!
December 1, 2014 Golden Eagles return home for in-state battle with Lipscomb Following a week-long, Thanksgiving road trip to New Orleans, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will return home to the Eblen Center Wednesday evening, playing host to in-state rival Lipscomb in a 6 p.m. CT tilt.
December 1, 2014 Jackson, Jugovic take home OVC Player of the Week honors For the third consecutive week, at least one member of the Tennessee Tech men's basketball was recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference for his play on the court as Charles Jackson and Aleksa Jugovic each took home honors Monday afternoon.
November 30, 2014 Tulane edges Golden Eagles late in New Orleans, 73-68 NEW ORLEANS, La. – It was a close fight from beginning to end Sunday afternoon as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team took the tough loss in New Orleans, falling 73-68 to Tulane.
November 28, 2014 Golden Eagles close out Thanksgiving roadtrip at Tulane on ESPN3 The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will get to close out its Thanksgiving roadtrip in style Sunday afternoon, taking on Tulane in front of a national audience on ESPN3 in the "Big Easy."
November 27, 2014 Weekly Sidelines Lunch begins Tuesday with coaches Payne, Davis The weekly Tennessee Tech Basketball Sidelines Lunch begins next Tuesday (Dec. 2) in the Eagles Nest of Eblen Center, featuring Golden Eagle coaches Jim Davis and Steve Payne. The lunch is open to the public.
November 26, 2014 Hot-shooting Southeastern Louisiana tops Tech, 86-68 HAMMOND, La. – It was a tale of two halves Wednesday night as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a hot-shooting Southeastern Louisiana squad on the road, falling to the Lions in Hammond, La., 86-68.
November 25, 2014 Déjà vu: Golden Eagles head south to face Lions for second time in three days In what could go down as one of the quickest returns of a home-and-home series in recent memory, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will hit the road and head south to play a very familiar foe Wednesday evening as the Golden Eagles visit Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. CT in Hammond, La.
November 24, 2014 Tech claims third win of the season, tops Southeastern Louisiana 81-62 Tennessee Tech went to work in earnest in the second half Monday night, controlling the boards and scrambling the floor with baseline-to-baseline defense, and used balanced scoring to roll to an 81-62 victory over Southeastern Louisiana in Eblen Center.
November 24, 2014 Jackson grabs adidas® OVC Newcomer of the Week honors For the second time in as many weeks, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team saw a member of the squad take home league honors as junior big man Charles Jackson took home his first adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week honors Monday afternoon.
November 23, 2014 Tech to host Southeastern Louisiana in first of two straight against Lions The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will need to quickly regroup emotionally after its incredible 19-point comeback victory over Chattanooga Saturday night, as the Golden Eagles get set to host Southeastern Louisiana Monday evening in a 6 p.m. CT contest.
November 22, 2014 Tech caps off historic 19-point comeback to defeat UTC, 69-67 Nearly a decade and a half had passed since the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team faced off against in-state rival Chattanooga, but it was 13 years well worth the wait.
November 20, 2014 Golden Eagles set for first meeting with in-state rival Chattanooga since 2001 Fresh off a cross-country trip to Los Angeles, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball returns to the Eblen Center for a huge in-state battle against Chattanooga Saturday night.
November 18, 2014 First Tennessee hosts Basketball Poster Nights on back-to-back Saturdays First Tennessee Bank will host Tennessee Tech's annual Basketball Poster Night at two games this season, the men's Poster night on Saturday against Chattanooga, and the women's the following Saturday against Georgia.
November 17, 2014 Golden Eagles fall to Trojans late in Los Angeles, 70-58 LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A late run by the hometown Trojans proved to be enough to hand the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team its first loss of the 2014-15 season as the Golden Eagles fell to USC in Los Angeles Monday evening, 70-58.
November 17, 2014 Ramsey claims first career adidas® OVC Freshman of the Week honors Fresh off making a splash in his first career game for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, redshirt freshman Mason Ramsey notched another first off the checklist, garnering his first adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honors Monday afternoon.
November 16, 2014 Golden Eagles hit west coast for match-up against USC in Los Angeles For the first time in program history, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will take on the Trojans of USC, heading west to Los Angeles for a Monday meeting with the Pac-12 members at 10 p.m. CT.
November 14, 2014 Big frontcourt play, historic defense leads Tech to 83-29 victory over Piedmont International The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team posted a win for the record books Friday evening, handing Piedmont International an 83-29 loss behind two double-doubles and a historic night defensively.
November 14, 2014 Golden Eagle Savings Time: Home game tipoff moved earlier by one hour to 6 p.m. Not to confuse it with Daylight Savings Time, but Tennessee Tech basketball fans are reminded to move their plans up one hour from past years -- single home games in Eblen Center start at 6 p.m. this season.
November 12, 2014 Tech kicks off 2014-15 campaign in Eblen Center, plays host Piedmont International Basketball is finally back in the Hooper Eblen Center as the Tennessee Tech men's team opens its 2014-15 slate Friday evening, playing host to visiting Piedmont International in a 6 p.m. tilt.
November 12, 2014 Hoop Troop: Fan club for young Tech Basketball fans Young basketball fans are invited to join the Hoop Troop, the official kids club to follow Tennessee Tech Basketball. Now in its fifth year, the Hoop Troop is for fans ages 3 through 18, and a membership includes many benefits.
November 6, 2014 Golden Eagles roll over Bluefield College in exhibition contest Tennessee Tech got scoring from 13 different players on the way to a 93-54 exhibition game victory over Bluefield College Thursday night in Eblen Center.
November 5, 2014 Tech set for first action of 2014-15, hosts Bluefield College in exhibition Fans of the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will finally get their chance to see the team in action Thursday evening, as the Golden Eagles host Bluefield College in a exhibition doubleheader with the Tech women's squad.
October 21, 2014 Basketball teams learn of projected fate at annual OVC Media Day in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech and the other basketball teams around the league learned Tuesday exactly what the rest of the league thinks about them when the Ohio Valley Conference hosted its annual Media Day.
October 21, 2014 Tech to deliver season tickets Wednesday in 60 minutes ....or they are free Tennessee Tech Athletics has added a new twist to its season ticket sales -- but this special offer is available WEDNESDAY ONLY. Athletics staff will deliver basketball season tickets within the city limits in 60 minutes or less -- or the tickets are FREE.
October 13, 2014 WE HEAR YOU: Fan survey prompts changes in gameday experience, game times Tennessee Tech basketball fans have spoken, providing feedback on Golden Eagle home games via a recent fan experience survey, and the results will bring about some exciting changes at games in Eblen Center during the upcoming 2014-15 season including some starting times and more doubleheaders.
October 9, 2014 No Turnovers: Basketball coaches Payne, Davis accept contract extensions through 2019 season The Tennessee Tech basketball programs are on solid ground, with women’s head coach Jim Davis and men’s head coach Steve Payne receiving contract extensions that will keep each directing his program through the 2019 season.
October 27, 2014 Purple Palooza Tuesday night features trick-or-treating, costume contests and basketball Tennessee Tech will open the doors to Eblen Center Tuesday night for the third annual Purple Palooza, with fun for families and kids in the region while also serving as a preseason showcase for Golden Eagle basketball.
October 1, 2014 Eight home doubleheaders headline 2014-15 Tech men's basketball schedule Fun and exciting times are ahead for fans of the Tennessee Tech basketball programs as eight home doubleheaders highlight a very challenging schedule for the 2014-15 men's basketball season.
August 21, 2014 Head men's basketball coach Steve Payne reflects on trip to Dominican Republic Back from a over a week abroad in the Dominican Republic, head men's basketball coach Steve Payne barely had a chance to catch up on some much-need sleep before we asked him to recap the Golden Eagles' summer trip.
August 18, 2014 Jackson tallies third double-double as Golden Eagles win final Dominican Republic contest The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team ended play for its summer trip to the Dominican Republic on a high note Sunday, defeating the Caneros de La Romana, 84-76.
August 16, 2014 Tech men's basketball team suffers first loss on Dominican Republic trip Playing in its fourth game in just three days, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team finally saw a blemish appear on its record during its trip to the Dominican Republic. The Golden Eagles fell to the D.R. National Selection Team Friday morning, 69-67, after a desperation at the buzzer bounced out.
August 15, 2014 SUMMER JOURNAL: Caldwell, Johnson reflect on first few days in Dominican Republic A hot, 3-0 start to their summer trip to the Dominican Republic has certainly given the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team something to get excited about. The team has done much more than play basketball since its arrival on Tuesday and we checked in with a couple of players to see just how the trip was playing out.
August 14, 2014 Golden Eagles move to 3-0 in Domincan Republic with 78-65 victory For the third time in just two days the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team collected a victory, moving to 3-0 in its summer trip to the Dominican Republic with a 78-65 victory over the D.R. U-18 Team Thursday night.
August 13, 2014 Golden Eagles roll to 2-0 start in summer trip to Dominican Republic It may be nearly three months before the 2014-15 season even begins, but Tennessee Tech head men's basketball coach Steve Payne got a really good look at what may be in store this year as the Golden Eagles took home two victories Wednesday in their first day of action on their summer trip to the Dominican Republic.
August 1, 2014 Tech men's basketball team to embark on summer trip to Dominican Republic For the second time in four years (and in program history), the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will make a summer trip to the Dominican Republic. Head coach Steve Payne recently announced the team’s plans for the eight-day voyage.
July 28, 2014 Golden Eagle men's basketball team adds Ron Jirsa as assistant coach The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team took one more huge step towards the 2014-15 season, as head coach Steven Payne announced the hiring of Ron Jirsa as assistant coach to the Golden Eagle coaching staff.
July 22, 2014 Hill, Ogbe named to 2013-14 NABC Honors Court Leaders in the locker room for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball game for much of their respective careers, Mitchell Hill and Dennis Ogbe were each honored for their accomplishments in the classroom recently, earning spots on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-14 Honors Court.
July 20, 2014 Ogbe above the rim and at the top of the class Basketball standout Dennis Ogbe has been selected as the Tennessee Tech Athletics 2014 Man of the Year.
July 15, 2014 Former Tech standout Kevin Murphy taking advantage of shot with Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers are sure to go through some growing pains over the next few years with the aging Kobe Bryant arriving at the final few years of his career and former All-Star Pau Gasol signing with the Chicago Bulls in free agency.
May 15, 2014 Golden Eagle summer camps just around the corner Have a young athlete in the family? Tennessee Tech will host several camps this summer for youngsters.
May 3, 2014 Golden Eagles add big man Charles Jackson to already deep recruiting class Head coach Steve Payne continues to add depth and skill to the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, adding his fifth signee to the Golden Eagles' most recent recruiting class in the form of junior college transfer Charles Jackson.
May 1, 2014 Tech adds Eastern Florida State guard Torrance Rowe to 2014-15 recruiting class The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team is back at work in terms of adding to the future of the program as head coach Steve Payne announced the fourth signee of the 2014-15 recruiting class recently, junior college transfer Torrance Rowe.
April 17, 2014 Video boards, digital scoreboard being added to gameday experience in Eblen Center Something fun, new and action-packed will greet fans attending games in Tennessee Tech’s Eblen Center beginning this fall with the installation of a large video board and new digital scoreboards.
March 6, 2014 Tech falls to Morehead State in OVC Tournament quarterfinal contest NASHVILLE -- Morehead State used a 13-0 run in the first half and a 7-0 run to open the second period to capture a 76-61 victory over Tennessee Tech Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal contest in Municipal Auditorium.
March 5, 2014 Balance and ball-handling lift Golden Eagles to first round OVC Tournament success NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Balanced scoring and sharing the basketball lifted Tennessee Tech to a 74-67 victory over SIU Edwardsville Wednesday night in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.
March 4, 2014 Golden Eagle fans invited to Tech Athletics Hospitality Tent Fans, alumni and students in Nashville this week for the Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament are invited to stop at the Athletics Hospitality Tent, located just outside the main Municipal Auditorium entrance.
March 4, 2014 No. 5 Golden Eagles draw No. 8 SIUE in OVC Tournament first round match-up It's tournament time for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the fifth seeded Golden Eagles prepare for their first round match-up against No. 8 SIUE in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Nashville.
March 3, 2014 Buy locally! Get your OVC Tournament Tickets from Tech Athletics Fans heading to Nashville this week for the OVC Basketball Tournament are reminded to purchase tickets from the TTU Athletics Ticket Office in order to be seated in the Golden Eagle cheering section.
March 3, 2014 Tech fans invited to Music City Mingle during OVC Basketball Tournament NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Ohio Valley Conference invites Tennessee Tech fans attending the 2014 Basketball Championships in Nashville to attend the "Music City Mingle" event between the afternoon and evening sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
March 1, 2014 Golden Eagles explode offensively in 91-84 victory over Morehead State MOREHEAD, Ky. – An offensive explosion, with junior Dwan Caldwell at the forefront, led the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team to an impressive 91-84 victory at Morehead State Saturday evening, defeating the Eagles in the regular season finale.
February 28, 2014 Golden Eagles to wrap up regular season at Morehead State Believe it or not, Saturday marks the regular season finale for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles prepare for a tough Ohio Valley Conference East Division battle at Morehead State.
February 27, 2014 Golden Eagles fall in Richmond despite career night from Samarrippas RICHMOND, Ky. – A career night from senior Jeremiah Samarrippas and a late lead fell just short for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team as the Eastern Kentucky Colonels rallied at home to defeat the Golden Eagles in Richmond, 74-67.
February 26, 2014 Golden Eagles head to Richmond for big OVC battle with EKU Just two games separate the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team and the Ohio Valley Conference tournament and the Golden Eagles are still fighting for position after clinching a spot in the tourney last week.
February 22, 2014 Golden Eagles stop Jacksonville State on Senior Night The senior class took one final curtain call in Eblen Center Saturday night, posting a 69-57 victory over Jacksonville State that clinched Tennessee Tech a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament next month in Nashville.
February 21, 2014 Vote Awesome Eagle for the 2014 Delta Dental of Tennessee and OVC Mascot Challenge It’s time to show your support for Awesome Eagle! Delta Dental of Tennessee and the Ohio Valley Conference present the 2014 Mascot Challenge as fans, students, faculty and alumni can vote for their favorite OVC Mascot between Friday, Feb. 21, and Thursday, March 6.
February 21, 2014 Golden Eagles to host Jacksonville State in regular season home finale After a win over UT Martin Thursday evening, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team controls its own destiny as far as making the Ohio Valley Conference tournament goes. It's simple. Keep winning and it doesn't matter what any other team does.
February 20, 2014 Offensive outburst leads Golden Eagles to 91-83 win at UT Martin MARTIN, Tenn. – A blistering start offensively combined with 22 assists and an all-around team effort on both sides of the ball led the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team to a 91-83 victory over in-state rival UT Martin Thursday night, keeping the Golden Eagles in the thick of the hunt for a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
February 20, 2014 Ogbe named to Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Basketball Team Add one more honor to the already impressive trophy case of Tennessee Tech forward Dennis Ogbe. On Thursday, the senior was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Basketball Team selected by CoSIDA.
February 19, 2014 Golden Eagles focus in on conference battle at UT Martin While the road to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament doesn't get any easier from here, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team looks poised to make a run over its final four games, despite hitting the road for three of those contests, including a match-up at in-state rival UT Martin Thursday evening.
February 17, 2014 Golden Eagle McKay to be featured in GEICO's Play of the Year voting Every season has one signature play that resonates with a fan base and will be remembered for years to come. For the fans of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, the play that stands out from this season’s highlight reels belongs to Javon McKay.
February 15, 2014 Huge second half run ignites Morehead State road win over Golden Eagles A 17-0 run in the second half kicked Morehead State toward a 79-53 Ohio Valley Conference road victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday night in Eblen Center.
February 14, 2014 Tech basketball team looks to gain ground in OVC hunt against Morehead State Three wins in-a-row have the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team in the forefront of a tight positional race. That's the story for the Golden Eagles as they prepare to host Morehead State in another massive Ohio Valley Conference East Division battle Saturday night.
February 13, 2014 Golden Eagles win third straight, topple EKU Colonels, 72-66 Tennessee Tech improved to 9-3 at home this season and kept itself in the thick of the post-season hunt with a 72-66 Ohio Valley Conference basketball victory over Eastern Kentucky Thursday night in Eblen Center. It was Tech's third consecutive win.
February 12, 2014 Fans can say "thank you" with donations Saturday to Wounded Warrior Project Tennessee Tech basketball fans will have the opportunity to say "thank you" to three wounded warriors and their families by making Hoops for Heroes donations during Saturday's doubleheader with Morehead State,
February 11, 2014 Golden Eagles back in Eblen Center for massive match-up with Eastern Kentucky Fresh off a momentum-gaining win at Jacksonville State Saturday morning, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team returns home for arguably it most important week of action this season. With the Ohio Valley Conference tournament just weeks away, the Golden Eagles will play host to two huge division rivals, beginning with Eastern Kentucky.
February 10, 2014 Military, Public Safety honored guests at Saturday doubleheader vs. Morehead State Members of the U.S. military, both active and retired, and those who work in Public Safety, and their families are the invited guests for Tennessee Tech's doubleheader against Morehead State Saturday night with free admission.
February 8, 2014 Golden Eagles cruise to road win at East Division foe Jacksonville State JACKSONVILLE, Ala. ­– Just one week after upsetting the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference behind arguably its most complete game of the season, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team put together another contest that could bear the same title, using an all-around group effort to knock off East Division foe Jacksonville State on the road Saturday morning, 72-60.
February 7, 2014 Tech basketball heads south for crucial OVC bout with rival Jacksonville State JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – It's crunch time for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles head south for an Ohio Valley Conference East Division showdown with Jacksonville State Saturday morning.
February 4, 2014 Former Golden Eagle great Kevin Murphy named NBA D-League Player of the Week Nearly two years to the day since he had one of the greatest individual performances in Tennessee Tech athletics history, former Golden Eagle standout basketball player Kevin Murphy is still making headlines on a national stage.
February 1, 2014 Golden Eagles build big lead, then hold off hard-charging Belmont in Eblen Center What they narrowly missed accomplishing a month ago in Nashville, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle basketball team was able to complete Saturday night in Eblen Center with a stunning, 81-76 upset over Ohio Valley Conference leader Belmont.
January 31, 2014 Golden Eagles look to take advantage of second chance against Belmont A second chance. That's what the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team has waiting for it on Saturday evening when the Golden Eagles lay out the welcome wagon to in-state rival Belmont in a 7:30 p.m. CT rematch of this season's earlier meeting between the two programs.
January 31, 2014 Tech to host Communiversty Night Saturday; Chamber members invited guests Tennessee Tech's doubleheader Saturday against Belmont University will be the platform for the annual Communiversity Night at Golden Eagle basketball in Eblen Center, with all Chamber of Commerce members invited as special guests.
January 30, 2014 Golden Eagles topped by Tennessee State in Gold Rush game Tennessee State knocked off host Tennessee Tech in the Eblen Center, 81-68, in Ohio Valley Conference action Thursday night.
January 30, 2014 Ogbe garners CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team honors for second straight year For the second straight year, Tennessee Tech senior forward Dennis Ogbe has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team for his success both on the hardwood and in the classroom.
January 28, 2014 Golden Eagles host Tennessee State in first ever "Gold Rush" game Thursday evening marks a golden opportunity for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles return to Cookeville for an Ohio Valley Conference clash with in-state rival Tennessee State.
January 28, 2014 Special invitation to Jackson, Overton Counties for Saturday's doubleheader Residents of two neighboring counties are invited to take advantage of a special, one dollar ticket price on Jackson and Overton County Night at Tennessee Tech's OVC doubleheader, Saturday evening against Belmont.
January 26, 2014 Hall of Fame basketball standout Herbie Merritt passes away at 79 Former Golden Eagle basketball standout Herbie Merritt, a member of the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, died Saturday at the age of 79. Visitation is Monday and Tuesday, and the funeral is Tuesday in Cooekville.
January 25, 2014 Golden Eagles downed by hot shooting Governors in Clarksville CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - For the second consecutive contest, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team ran into a team that simply could not miss a shot as the Governors of Austin Peay defeated the Golden Eagles, 83-69 Saturday evening.
January 24, 2014 Golden Eagles looking ahead to pivotal OVC match-up with Austin Peay CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – There's no time to dwell on the past for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles head into a crucial Ohio Valley Conference battle with longtime, in-state rival at Austin Peay Saturday night.
January 23, 2014 Murray State's big day from 3-point range too much for Golden Eagles MURRAY, Ky. - A perfect storm caught the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team by surprise Thursday afternoon as the Racers of Murray State defeated the Golden Eagles in the CFSB Center, 92-53.
January 22, 2014 Golden Eagle men's basketball alums invited back for Legends Night Feb. 22 Mark it on your calendars Tech fans. Saturday, February 22 has been chosen as the date for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team's annual Legends Night. The Golden Eagles will host Ohio Valley Conference rival Jacksonville State in the home finale of the 2013-14 regular season.
January 22, 2014 WCTE TV to air eight Golden Eagle basketball games starting next Thursday WCTE TV has announced plans to televise eight Tennessee Tech basketball games during the 2013-14 regular season, a program lineup that includes four men's games and four women's games on the PBS station.
January 22, 2014 GOLD RUSH: Free t-shirts for first 1,500; All fans asked to wear gold on Jan. 30 All fans attending the Tennessee Tech men's basketball game on Thursday (Jan. 30) are encouraged to wear gold to Eblen Center, and the first 1,500 fans into the arena will receive a free "Gold Rush" t-shirt when the Golden Eagles host Tennessee State in an Ohio Valley Conference game at 7 p.m.
January 21, 2014 Golden Eagles return to the road for OVC battle at Murray State MURRAY, Ky. – It's back to the road for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team this weekend as the Golden Eagles get prepped for a huge Ohio Valley Conference battle at Murray State on Thursday afternoon.
January 18, 2014 Golden Eagles downed by Southeast Missouri in OVC action in Eblen Center Tennessee Tech led early by 15 points, Southeast Missouri rebounded and held as much as a 17-point second half lead, and the Redhawks claimed an 83-74 Ohio Valley Conference victory in Eblen Center Saturday night.
January 16, 2014 Golden Eagles' top defense plays host to Redhawks' top offense in league battle It's time to buck the trend. Heading into its Saturday night Ohio Valley Conference contest against Southeast Missouri, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to grab its third consecutive win, a feat yet to be accomplished by this year's squad.
January 15, 2014 Area volunteers invited guests at Saturday's game vs. Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech Athletics is inviting the hundreds of people who served recently as volunteers for a couple of community events to be guests Saturday when the Golden Eagle men’s basketball team hosts Southeast Missouri in Eblen Center.
January 11, 2014 Golden Eagles deny comeback effort by SIUE; Tech wins by one A layup attempt and tip-in try, both in the final 2.4 seconds, missed the mark as Tennessee Tech defended its basket with a fury to escape Saturday night's Ohio Valley Conference battle with SIU Edwardsville with a 64-63 victory.
January 10, 2014 OVC's top scoring defense looks for 7-1 start at home, hosts SIUE On the heels of its Ohio Valley Conference home opening win over Eastern Illinois, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will get no time to celebrate as the Golden Eagles prepare to host SIUE Saturday evening.
January 9, 2014 Golden Eagles hold off EIU Panthers, 81-69, in OVC action Tennessee Tech used balanced scoring, critical defensive plays down the stretch and some clutch baskets to capture an exciting 81-69 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Eastern Illinois Thursday night in Eblen Center.
January 8, 2014 Let's try this again...Tech Twitter Takeover by Golden Eagle student-athletes Folks who follow Tennessee Tech athletics on Twitter @TTUGoldenEagles will see a new feature as Golden Eagle student-atheltes take over the Tech Twitter account during many of the Golden Eagle basketball games.
January 8, 2014 Faculty/Staff Appreciation Nights Monday and Saturday in Eblen Center Employees of Tennessee Tech and their families will be featured next week in Eben Center when the Tennessee Tech basketball teams host Faculty/Staff Appreciation Nights at their OVC games.
January 8, 2014 Tech basketball team finally returns home, hosts Eastern Illinois In what seems like ages and ages, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball time will finally head back to the Eblen Center to defend its home floor, hosting Eastern Illinois Thursday evening in the Golden Eagle's Ohio Valley Conference home-opener.
January 7, 2014 SPECIAL EVENTS: Tech hosts promotions Thursday and Saturday night Promotions are planned for Tennessee Tech basketball games this week, events that offer discount admission for residents of three counties, people who work in the education field, and youngsters who participate in youth basketball leagues and their families.
January 7, 2014 Golden Eagles mark third signee with Hamilton Heights guard Aleksa Jugovic COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The third signee of the Class of 2014, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team has announced the signing of Hamilton Heights Christian Academy guard Aleksa Jugovic. A native of Serbia, he joins Savonte Frazier and Josh Bougher in the newest signing class for the Golden Eagles.
January 5, 2014 Weekly Sidelines Lunch resumes Tuesday with coaches Payne, Davis The weekly Tennessee Tech Basketball Sidelines Lunch resumes Tuesday, January 7, in the Eagles Nest of the Eblen Center, featuring Golden Eagle coaches Jim Davis and Steve Payne.
January 4, 2014 Golden Eagle comeback falls short as Belmont prevails, 64-62 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A late jumper and a last second put-back attempt couldn’t quite find the bottom of the net as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball was dealt its first Ohio Valley Conference loss of the season, falling to the Belmont Bruins, 64-62, at the Curb Event Center in Nashville.
January 3, 2014 Golden Eagles look for 2-0 start to OVC play with game at Belmont NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It's back to Nashville for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles look to begin league play with a 2-0 sweep of in-state rivals Tennessee State and Belmont.
January 3, 2014 OVC Tournament tickets on sale for from Tech for only $60 through January BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Specially priced all-session tickets for the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament are on sale at the Tennessee Tech Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center through January 31.
January 2, 2014 Golden Eagles nab big 57-53 win at Tennessee State in OVC opener NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A hot start to conference play is always an advantage for a college basketball program, especially when it comes on the road. The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team took advantage right off the bat in its Ohio Valley Conference opener, defeating Tennessee State 57-53 in Nashville.
January 2, 2014 Special invitation to Cumberland, White Counties for Jan. 11 doubleheader Residents of two neighboring counties are invited to take advantage of a special, one dollar ticket price on Cumberland and White County Night at Tennessee Tech's OVC doubleheader, Saturday, Jan. 11, against SIU Edwardsville.
January 1, 2014 Tech men's basketball team opens OVC play in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2013-14 Ohio Valley Conference opener has the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team making the short trip west to Nashville to take on in-state foe Tennessee State Thursday evening. Game time is set for 7 p.m. CT between the Tigers and Golden Eagles.
December 31, 2013 SCHOLAR POWER: Tech student-athletes post highest combined GPA in history Tennessee Tech student-athletes posted the highest combined GPA in school history during the fall semester, with four teams registering the highest semester GPA in the history of their sports.
December 28, 2013 Tech men's basketball denied season series sweep at Utah Valley OREM, Utah – A fantastic second half couldn't quite make up for a sluggish first as the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team fell to Utah Valley Saturday evening, 75-66.
December 26, 2013 Golden Eagles wrap up non-conference schedule at Utah Valley OREM, Utah – For the last time of the 2013-14 regular season, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will take on a non-Ohio Valley Conference opponent as the Golden Eagles travel west for a contest at Utah Valley.
December 19, 2013 Balanced effort gives Tech 56-point win, most points in six years Dennis Ogbe was the top scorer in a balanced attack as Tennessee Tech scored its most points in six seasons with a 112-56 victory Thursday night over visiting Hillsdale (Okla.) College in Eblen Center.
December 18, 2013 Golden Eagles return home for only home tilt of December, host Hillsdale College A quick stop home before the holidays may be just what the doctor ordered for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team. The Golden Eagles, who are 4-1 in the Eblen Center this season, return for a Thursday match-up against Hillsdale (Okla.) College.
December 17, 2013 Green Bay steals second half from Golden Eagles, downs Tech in Wisconsin GREEN BAY, Wis. – Anyone who says home court advantage doesn’t play a factor in the outcome of a contest probably hasn’t’ seen the Green Bay Phoenix play in the Resch Center. The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team found out why Green Bay doesn’t lose very often at home on Tuesday night.
December 17, 2013 Former Golden Eagle P.J. Mays returns to call the action P.J. Mays, a sports talk radio host in Atlanta, returned to his alma mater Monday night to call the action for the Tennessee Tech's women's basketball game, the first of several planned guest spots by the former Golden Eagle guard.
December 16, 2013 Tech men's basketball takes on Green Bay in snowy Wisconsin GREEN BAY, Wis. – The first full road trip of the year finally draws to a close as the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team heads north for a bout with the Green Bay Phoenix. Tech will look to keep momentum going after defeating Lamar Sunday afternoon.
December 16, 2013 Thomas grabs first career adidas® OVC Freshman of the Week honors After putting together the best offensive perormance of his young Golden Eagle career, others around the league took notice as Shirmane Thomas was named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week Monday afternoon.
December 15, 2013 Golden Eagles show maturity in tight victory over Lamar in Texas BEAUMONT, Texas – Simply put, there was just nothing that was going to stand in the way of the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team from gathering its sixth win of the season Sunday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles overcame adversity for a 79-74 victory over Lamar.
December 14, 2013 Back in Texas: Golden Eagles return to Longhorn State to face Lamar With the in-state portion of a four-game road stretch out of the way, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will embark on the roughest part of its non-conference schedule this weekend, playing three games, including two on the road, in six days.
December 12, 2013 Golden Eagles ink second commitment for 2014 in Memphis native Josh Bougher In it's second of three signings for the Class of 2014, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team has announced the signing of Christian Brothers High School guard Josh Bougher. The Memphis, Tenn. native joins Savonte Frazier in the newest signing class for the Golden Eagles.
December 10, 2013 Tech men's basketball team announces signing of Savonte Frazier The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team announced its first signee of the 2014 class today. The Golden Eagles will welcome Savonte Frazier of Lake Wales, Fla. next season, hoping he can contribute at the point guard position right away.
December 7, 2013 Big first half not enough as Tennessee downs Golden Eagles, 84-63 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – It was a tale of two halves for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team Saturday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles couldn't quite mimic their first-half success, eventually falling to the University of Tennessee, 84-63.
December 6, 2013 Golden Eagles head east for big match-up against SEC foe Tennessee With its battle to the west already a distant thought, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will take the fight to the east Saturday morning as the Golden Eagles head to Knoxville for an 11 a.m. CT tilt against the University of Tennessee.
December 5, 2013 Late surge falls short as Tech falls to Lipscomb in in-state battle, 87-79 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After rallying back from double-digit deficits twice, it seemed destined that the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team would pull off its impressive comeback bid, but Lipscomb prevailed, 87-79, with late free throws down the stretch.
December 4, 2013 Special events and promotions planned at many Golden Eagle basketball games Special discount nights for fans from counties around the region, a holiday free-ticket offer for season ticket holders, youth nights, and many more promotions are planned in Tennessee Tech’s Eblen Center this winter during Golden Eagle basketball games.
December 4, 2013 Golden Eagles begin four-game road swing at in-state rival Lipscomb It's road-trip time for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles will kick-off it's first lengthy trip away from the Eblen Center with a venture to nearby Nashville to take on in-state rival Lipscomb.
November 30, 2013 Golden Eagles survive scare, turn back Utah Valley, 74-71 Tennessee Tech got career-high scoring from Dwan Caldwell and Jordan Johnson, plus 20 points and five assists from Jeremiah Samarrippas to escape a Saturday night scare and claim a 74-71 victory over Utah Valley in Eblen Center.
November 29, 2013 Golden Eagles play host to first-time opponent Utah Valley COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In the finale of a four-game home stretch, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team plays host to the Wolverines of Utah Valley Saturday evening. The game, which marks the final home contest Tech until Dec. 19, is set for a 7 p.m. CT start.
November 27, 2013 Rebounding, balanced scoring leads to convincing win for Golden Eagles Tennessee Tech rebounded with passion Wednesday afternoon, dominating the boards at both ends of the floor as the Golden Eagles buried East Tennessee State, 98-83, in a game that was played a day later than expected.
November 26, 2013 Weekly Sidelines Lunch begins Tuesday with coaches Payne, Davis The weekly Tennessee Tech Basketball Sidelines Lunch begins next Tuesday, December 3, in the Eagles Nest of the Eblen Center, featuring Golden Eagle coaches Jim Davis and Steve Payne.
November 26, 2013 Game vs. East Tennessee postponed until 2 p.m. Wednesday; Free admission The NCAA basketball game between Tennessee Tech and East Tennessee State, originally slated for Tuesday night, has been postponed until 2 p.m. Wednesday in Eblen Center. Admission will be free.
November 26, 2013 One of Tech's basketball legends, Lorenzo Coleman passes away at 38 One of the most legendary basketball players in Tennessee Tech history, seven-foot center Lorenzo Coleman died Sunday in Atlanta at the age of 38. Coleman was one of the most prolific shot blockers in NCAA history.
November 25, 2013 Golden Eagles welcome in-state rival ETSU for Wednesday freebie Admission is free Wednesday afternoon when Tennessee Tech hosts East Tennessee at 2 p.m., in a game that was postponed from Tuesday night.
November 23, 2013 Golden Eagles trimmed by Milwaukee for first homecourt loss Tennessee Tech rallied from a 12-point deficit and pulled within three late in the game, but couldn't overcome some ice-cold shooting in dropping a 70-63 decision to Milwaukee Saturday night in Eblen Center.
November 22, 2013 Golden Eagles look to remain unbeaten at home with Milwaukee in town COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It's game two of a four-game home stand for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles will play host to the Milwaukee Panthers in a 7 p.m. bout in the Eblen Center.
November 21, 2013 Golden Eagles cruise past Indiana-Kokomo to open homestand Tennessee Tech opened a four-game homestand in impressive fashion Thursday night, rattling the rims for a 92-39 victory over Indiana-Kokomo to improve to 2-0 in Eblen Center.
November 20, 2013 Tech basketball team returns to Eblen Center to host Indiana-Kokomo COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Thursday evening kicks off a nice home stretch for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles will host the Indiana-Kokomo Cougars in a 7 p.m. CT bout in the Eblen Center.
November 21, 2013 First Tennessee hosts Basketball Poster games Sunday and Tuesday First Tennessee Bank will host Tennessee Tech's annual Basketball Poster Day...and Night. The women's Poster Day is Sunday against Valparaiso, while the men's Poster Night is Tuesday against East Tennessee State.
November 17, 2013 Golden Eagles' comeback bid falls just short as IPFW wins 69-66 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In what quickly became the theme of the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina Islanders Tournament, Sunday’s game became yet another instant classic as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team fell to IPFW, 69-66.
November 17, 2013 Golden Eagles look to stay in tournament title hunt with tilt against IPFW COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Nine out of 10 times, what happens in Vegas should definitely stay in Vegas. But in this case, the Golden Eagles would love to have the same success it had in Las Vegas two years ago when Tech won the Las Vegas Classic.
November 16, 2013 Stifling defense leads Tech to 62-60 win over tournament host Islanders CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Suffocating defense and an offensive spark from JUCO transfer Dwan Caldwell helped lead the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team to a 62-60 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
November 16, 2013 Tech to face host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in second game of tournament COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Nine out of 10 times, what happens in Vegas should definitely stay in Vegas. But in this case, the Golden Eagles would love to have the same success it had in Las Vegas two years ago when Tech won the Las Vegas Classic.
November 15, 2013 Tech's comeback bid falls short as UTPA wins at buzzer, 81-78 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Just when overtime had become all but a certainty, the Tennesse Tech men's basketball team saw its chance at an extra period dashed as Texas-Pan America's Shaquille Boga hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give UTPA an 81-78 victory.
November 15, 2013 Golden Eagles to compete in Holiday Inn Downtown Marina Islanders Tournament Nine out of 10 times, what happens in Vegas should definitely stay in Vegas. But in this case, the Golden Eagles would love to have the same success it had in Las Vegas two years ago when Tech won the Las Vegas Classic.
November 12, 2013 Golden Eagles trim Loyola Ramblers, 74-69, in home opener Senior Dennis Ogbe led Tennessee Tech with 13 points and nine rebounds, helping the Golden Eagles pull out a 74-69 home opening win over Loyola Tuesday night in Eblen Center.
November 11, 2013 Golden Eagles to host Loyola Chicago in 2013-14 season home opener COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tuesday evening marks much more than just the home opener for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team. And while that will be much of the focus of the evening beginning at 7:30 p.m., the night will be marked by two special events.
November 11, 2013 Golden anniversary: Tech celebrates NCAA team at Tuesday's game vs. Loyola A visit to Cookeville by the Loyola Chicago basketball team on Tuesday will give Tennessee Tech a chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Golden Eagle team that faced Loyola in the 1963 NCAA Tournament.
November 11, 2013 Unique doubleheader features volleyball, basketball Tuesday night Sports fans will get a treat Tuesday night when Tennessee Tech hosts a unique doubleheader in Eblen Center. The Golden Eagle volleyball team plays at 5:30 p.m., and fans who attend the match will receive free admission to the men's basketball game that follows.
November 9, 2013 Golden Eagle basketball team shows resilience in 72-62 loss at USF TAMPA, Fla. - Even the most spectacular skyscrapers can crumble without a good foundation and that is just what the Tennessee Tech basketball team began building in its 72-62 loss to the University of South Florida Saturday evening.
November 8, 2013 Hoop Troop: Fan club for young Tech Basketball fans Young basketball fans are invited to join the Hoop Troop, the official kids club to follow Tennessee Tech Basketball. Now in its fourth year, the Hoop Troop is for fans ages 3 through 18, and a membership includes many benefits.
November 7, 2013 Golden Eagles set for 2013-14 season opener at South Florida With just two days remaining until the third edition of the head coach Steve Payne's Tennessee Tech basketball team kicks off the 2013-14 season, the Golden Eagles are eager to get out on the court and prove their doubters wrong.
October 31, 2013 Senior CLASS Award® names Ogbe one of 30 candidates for 2013-14 Just two days after earning the Ohio Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Award, Tennessee Tech men's basketball senior forward Dennis Ogbe was named as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award®.
October 30, 2013 Fans have rollicking good time at Purple Palooza (and players, too) It's difficult to determine just who had the most fun Tuesday night at Tennessee Tech's Halloween-themed Purple Palooza, the fans in the stands or the players on the floor. Costumes were fantastic, and the teams gt a chance to show off some of their ball skills.
October 28, 2013 Ogbe honored with Ohio Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Award Highly decorated both on and off the hardwood, Tennessee Tech men's basketball senior Dennis Ogbe added another prestigious honor to his resume Tuesday, earning one of just six Ohio Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards.
October 27, 2013 Fans can select their seats Tuesday at Purple Palooza Fans will have a new option Tuesday at Tennessee Tech’s second annual Purple Palooza showcasing the women’s and men’s basketball teams. They can select their seat for purchasing season tickets, as available seats will be marked. The event begins at 6 p.m. with trick-or-treating in the Eblen Center.
October 23, 2013 Damien Kinloch to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Friday night A two-time first-team all-OVC and all-region selection, Damien Kinloch had a huge impact on the Tennessee Tech basketball program during his two seasons on the roster. Kinloch is one of five persons who will be inducted Friday night into the TTU Sports Hall of Fame.
October 23, 2013 Start times for 2013-14 Golden Eagle basketball games announced Tennessee Tech has announced starting times for all Golden Eagle basketball games during the 2013-14 season, home and away. The season begins Tuesday, Nov. 5, with a women's exhibition game against Truett-McConnell at 7 p.m CT.
October 22, 2013 Golden Eagle head coach Steve Payne takes in 2013-14 OVC Basketball Media Day NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With just a few weeks left before the opening tip of the 2013-14 basketball season, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team was represented at the Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Media Day Tuesday afternoon.
October 13, 2013 Golden Eagle ‘fan experience’ will be top priority at Eblen Center basketball games Customer service leading to a fantastic fan experience will be the top priority this season in Tennessee Tech’s Eblen Center for fans cheering for the Golden Eagle women’s and men’s basketball teams.
October 12, 2013 Purple Palooza adds trick-or-treating, costume contests and more Oct. 29 Scheduled for just two nights before Halloween, Tennessee Tech's second annual Purple Palooza on Tuesday, Oct. 29, is adding some fun, new elements and community and student groups are invited to participate to add to the event and for a chance to win some one-of-a-kind prizes.
October 8, 2013 Golden Eagle basketball season ticket sales in high gear With just one month remaining before the regular season opens in Eblen Center, Tennessee Tech Athletics has shifted into high gear with its 2013-14 basketball season ticket sales.
September 23, 2013 Golden Eagle basketball teams trot it up at Algood Elementary Tomahawk Trot The Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams continued their long-standing traditions of helping out the community over the weekend, assisting at the Algood Elementary School Tomahawk Trot.
September 17, 2013 Gus Fraley joins Tech men's basketball staff as director of operations The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team welcomed its newest member of the staff recently as former Chapel Hill High School coach Gus Fraley joined the Golden Eagles as the director of basketball operations.
September 10, 2013 Trips to Knoxville, Tampa Bay highlight 2013-14 men's basketball schedule With the 2013-14 men's basketball season creeping closer and closer, it's time to take a look at what the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have waiting in the wings for the upcoming year.
September 5, 2013 Former Tech great Frank Davis takes assistant coaching post for Golden Eagles Just one year after returning to his alma mater as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, Frank Davis will enter the 2013-14 season in a new role, as a full-time assistant coach.
September 4, 2013 Five different teams represented in 2013 Hall of Fame Class The 2013 Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will interest a lot of different fan groups as five former student-athletes from five different sports will be honored at the 39th annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, Oct. 25.
August 12, 2013 Golden Voice: Roger Ealey receives 2013 OVC Media Award The voice of Golden Eagle football and basketball on the Golden Eagle Sports Network for more than 20 years, Tennessee Tech broadcaster Roger Ealey has received the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Media Award.
July 3, 2013 Dillard to play for Dallas Mavericks in NBA Las Vegas Summer League For the second consecutive year, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will have a former player trying to prove himself in the NBA Summer League as former Golden Eagle Jud Dillard will participate in the Las Vegas league for the Dallas Mavericks from July 12-22.
June 24, 2013 Boys' basketball camp continues successful run at Tech Youth camps at Tennessee Tech have been keeping the Golden Eagle coaching staffs busy this summer. The boys' individual camp under head coach Steve Payne is underway, while events are still on tap in July for baseball and football.
June 8, 2013 Men's basketball team helps out at local food bank The men's basketball team is back to its helping ways as several members of the Golden Eagle squad assisted at the United Methodist Church God's Grace Food Pantry Friday morning.
May 31, 2013 2013 Steve Payne Golden Eagle Basketball Camp closing in The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball program will kick off its annual individual and team camps early this year, with June 3 marking the start of the first of four camps to be held in June.
May 11, 2013 Golden Eagles add JUCO transfer Dwan Caldwell to newest recruiting class Another week, another signee for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team as the Golden Eagles announced the signing of Antelope Valley Community College big man Dwan Caldwell.
May 8, 2013 Josiah Moore to play in Far East with Reach USA team Although he has yet to play a minute on the court as a member of the Golden Eagles, sophomore guard Josiah Moore will represent the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team this summer on an eight-game tour of the Far East as a member of the Reach USA team.
May 1, 2013 Golden Eagle men's basketball team announces first spring signee After adding two solid future contributors to the Golden Eagle program in the late fall, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team has not let up, announcing its first spring signing in the form of Prime Prep Academy guard Shirmane Thomas.
September 28, 2011 Getting to know Golden Eagle forward Dennis Ogbe Golden Eagle fans, take a moment to Get To Know men's basketball player Dennis Ogbe, and see how well two teammates know him.
March 16, 2013 Dillard earns All-OVC nod from collegehoopsdaily.com After wrapping up a highly distinguished career as a member of the Tennessee Tech basketball team, guard Jud Dillard is still being recognized for his leadership and performance on the court, being named to collegehoopsdaily.com's All-OVC team.
March 5, 2013 Golden Eagles Dillard, Samarrippas garner All-OVC selections With the 2012-13 regular season officially in the books for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, little remains but honoring those players who stood out most in the eyes of the Ohio Valley Conference coaches and sports information directors.
March 3, 2013 Kevin Murphy: Jazz rookie featured on team's website with 20 questions Former Tennessee Tech standout Kevin Murphy is featured on the Utah Jazz website, as the team has posed 20 questions for their rookie.
March 2, 2013 Tech ends season on high note, tops Morehead State on Senior Night Dennis Ogbe pumped in a career-high 26 points and Jud Dillard added 23 as Tennessee Tech wrapped up the 2012-13 season with a 72-66 OVC victory over Morehead State Saturday night.
March 1, 2013 Golden Eagles say goodbye to 2013 senior class in regular season finale With a glimmer of hope still remaining for a playoff spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team knows that Saturday's game is more than just the regular season finale and Senior Farewell.
February 28, 2013 Golden Eagles handed 69-54 loss by Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky used a 16-2 run early in the second half to pull away from Tennessee Tech on the way to a 69-54 victory over the Golden Eagles in Eblen Center.
February 26, 2013 Golden Eagles look to stay in OVC playoff hunt when EKU visits Thursday With just two games left in the 2012-13 regular season, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team controls its own destiny. The mission is simple. Win two more game and make the Ohio Valley Conference tournament field.
February 26, 2013 Buy one ticket, get one free for this week's basketball games With so much at stake for both Tennessee Tech basketball teams, the Athletics Dept. is hosting Fan Appreciation Week for the two OVC doubleheaders. Fans can get a free ticket with each ticket purchased for the Thursday games against EKU and Saturday's doubleheader against Morehead State.
February 23, 2013 Golden Eagles win fourth straight at home, top UMKC Kangaroos by six Jeremiah Samarrippas hit two clutch 3-pointers late in the second half, forced a turnover in the final minute, and directed Tennessee Tech to its fourth consecutive homecourt victory, a 68-62 non-conference win over UM Kansas City Saturday night in Eblen Center
February 23, 2013 Golden Eagles look to send Kangaroos hopping back to Missouri Fresh off a key Ohio Valley Conference win over UT Martin Thursday evening, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to keep its momentum rolling with its final non-conference match-up of the season against Missouri-Kansas City Saturday night.
February 21, 2013 Team effort leads to 15-point Golden Eagle victory over Skyhawks Tennessee Tech got double digit scoring from four players, led by Dennis Ogbe's career-high 23, to claim an 83-68 victory over UT Martin Thursday and keep alive the Golden Eagles' chances reaching the OVC Tournament.
February 20, 2013 Golden Eagles begin four-game home stand Thursday with UT Martin With a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on the line, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to take advantage of its one and only meeting against the UT Martin Skyhawks Thursday evening.
February 27, 2013 Scouts, Military honored guests at Thursday doubleheader against EKU Tennessee Tech's doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky Thursday night has grown in importance, with both Golden Eagle teams seeking crucial victories. It's a perfect night to call on military and area scouts to help back Tech. Free admission is offered for Military Appreciation Night and Scout Night.
February 16, 2013 Morehead claims 65-63 win in final seconds over Golden Eagles MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State scored the winning points with nine seconds left and claimed a 65-63 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee Tech despite a valiant effort by the Golden Eagles.
February 16, 2013 Golden Eagles look for OVC win in final road contest of 2012-13 MOREHEAD, Ky. - With the second of two Kentucky road games in sight, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to take down OVC foe Morehead State Saturday in a battle of two very physical teams.
February 15, 2013 Eblen Center under "blizzard" advisory for February 23 game vs. UMKC Whether or not the outside weather cooperates won't matter -- there is a "blizzard" advisory being posted for Eblen Center for next weekend. Tech fans can expect more than flurries when UMKC visits on Saturday, Feb. 23, for a game against Steve Payne's Golden Eagles.
February 14, 2013 EKU pulls away late to down Golden Eagles, 80-69 RICHMOND, Ky. - A close-fought battle the entire game, Eastern Kentucky pulled away late as the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team fell, 80-69, in the first of a two-game, OVC road swing into Kentucky this weekend.
February 14, 2013 Golden Eagles look for fifth straight against EKU, travel north to Richmond With a trip north against two of three Kentucky OVC programs on the weekend's agenda, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will wrap up its road schedule for the 2012-13 season with contests at Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State.
February 9, 2013 Four in double figures lift Golden Eagles to 79-64 win over Gamecocks Tennessee Tech used a huge rebounding advantage and margin at the free throw line to claim a 78-64 OVC victory over Jacksonville State Saturday night in Eblen Center. Jud Dillard's ninth double-double of the season led the Golden Eagles.
February 9, 2013 Golden Eagles return home for rematch against the Gamecocks It's crunch time for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, as it hosts the Jacksonville State Gamecocks Saturday night looking for a much-needed Ohio Valley Conference win to stay in the hunt for a berth in the post-season tournament.
February 6, 2013 Communiversity Night Saturday when Gamecocks visit Eblen Center All Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce members can receive up to eight free tickets for Saturday's doubleheader vs. Jacksonville State as Tennessee Tech celebrates Communiversity Night in Eblen Center.
February 5, 2013 Youth basketball players invited guests at Saturday doubleheader All area Youth basketball teams and players are invited to be special guests of the Golden Eagle basketball teams Saturday evening when Tech hosts an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against Jacksonville State. Hoop Troop members are also invited to an afternoon meet-and-greet with the players.
February 4, 2013 Golden Eagles to host UMKC in Ramada Worldwide BracketBuster For the eighth and final time, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team has been matched up for its annual ESPN BracketBuster game, sponsored this season by Ramada Worldwide. The Golden Eagles will host the Kangaroos of Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday, Feb. 23.
February 2, 2013 First half effort not enough as Tech falls to Belmont on the road, 74-52 NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team couldn't quite play spoiler on Homecoming night for the Belmont Bruins, as a strong first-half effort wasn't enough to overcome the OVC's top team. Belmont tightened up its game and went on to win, 74-52.
February 1, 2013 Golden Eagles return to Nashville for OVC rematch vs. Belmont For the second straight game, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will get a second chance against a squad from Nashville. The Golden Eagles take on the Belmont Bruins Saturday evening in a 7 p.m. CST tilt with nothing but a win on their minds.
February 1, 2013 Ogbe earns CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team honors Tennessee Tech junior forward Dennis Ogbe, an electrical engineering major with a 3.86 GPA, has been selected CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team for his success both on the hardwood and in the classroom.
January 31, 2013 Golden Eagles fall 84-65 despite career-night by Ogbe NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When the Tennessee State Tigers and Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles men’s basketball programs meet, fans know what to expect; a hard-fought, physical battle that leaves both teams both physically and mentally drained.
January 30, 2013 We meet again: Golden Eagles prepped for Tennessee State rematch Following two dominating defensive efforts, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team hits the road for a pair of games in the Music City, beginning with a rematch with the Tennessee State Tigers on Thursday.
January 29, 2013 Tennessee Education Lottery continues to support Tennessee Tech The Tennessee Education Lottery presented a commemorative check to Tennessee Tech in recognition of its support for the university and Golden Eagle Basketball.
January 29, 2013 Golden Eagle basketball teams featured at Chamber of Commerce gathering Tech women's basketball head coach Jim Davis and assistant men's coach Russ Willemsen, along with a couple of players, were the featured guests Tuesday morning at the Chamber of Commerce gathering.
January 26, 2013 Dillard, Golden Eagles take down Governors, 70-52 Jud Dillard nearly completed a triple-double leading Tennessee Tech with 23 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as the Golden Eagles claimed a convincing 70-52 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Austin Peay Saturday night in Eblen Center.
January 25, 2013 Something old: Golden Eagles continue in-state OVC rivalry with Austin Peay Nothing would be bigger for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team than to grab its first home victory in Ohio Valley Conference play over long-time, in-state rival Austin Peay. The two meet Saturday evening in Eblen Center.
January 24, 2013 Golden Eagles come up short against Racers in Eblen Center Tennessee Tech couldn't overcome 25 percent shooting Thursday night, and a valiant effort left the Golden Eagles on the short end of a 47-39 Ohio Valley Conference contest with Murray State in Eblen Center.
January 25, 2013 SAAC "Hoops for Heroes" to collect donations at Saturday doubleheader As part of the Ohio Valley Conference's "Hoops for Heroes" initiative, Tennessee Tech student-athletes will be in the stands at Saturday's doubleheader collecting donations to help send local warriors to the OVC Tournament.
January 24, 2013 All-session tickets for OVC Tournament on sale through Jan. 31 for just $60 Tennessee Tech fans planning to follow the Golden Eagles to Nashville for the OVC Basketball Tournament have until Jan. 31 to purchase all-session tickets at the discounted price of $60. Tickets are available at the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center.
January 23, 2013 National television audience highlights rivalry game vs. Murray State For basketball fans, it doesn't get much better than Thursday night as the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team continues its bitter rivalry with the Racers of Murray State in front of a national TV audience, courtesy of ESPNU.
January 21, 2013 Johnson honored as adidas® OVC Freshman of the Week for third time As the saying goes, all good things come in threes. For Tennessee Tech men's basketball player Lanerryl Johnson, it couldn't be more true as the redshirt freshman picked up his third adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year award.
January 19, 2013 Great team effort not enough as Golden Eagles fall at SEMO, 74-62 CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Four Golden Eagles put up double digits in the scoring column Saturday night, but the effort proved to fall just short as Southeast Missouri took down the Golden Eagles, 74-62, in OVC action.
January 19, 2013 Golden Eagles look for fourth straight at Show Me Center, SEMO Following a week off from action, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will return to the hardwood Saturday evening when it makes the trip to the Show Me Center for a road contest against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks.
January 17, 2013 Golden Eagle assistant Russ Willemsen participating in "Shots from the Heart" For the second straight year, Tennessee Tech men’s basketball assistant coach Russ Willemsen is taking part in the “Shots from the Heart” free throw tournament presented by CollegeInsider.com, the Skip Prosser Foundation.
January 12, 2013 Comeback attempt falls short as Cougars shut down Golden Eagles 58-54 A second straight come-from-behind victory looked to be within reach for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, but the SIU Edwardsville Cougars held on for a 58-54 Ohio Valley Conference victory Saturday night, sending the Golden Eagles home with a 1-1 split on its most recent road trip.
January 12, 2013 Golden Eagles set for SIU Edwardsville, third Illinois road test of the season With a view of the St. Louis Arch not far away, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team is hoping it can use its first Ohio Valley Conference victory as a gateway to another win as the team takes on the Cougars of SIUE in Edwardsville, Ill. Saturday evening.
January 10, 2013 Ain't no mountain high enough: Golden Eagles erase 15-point deficit for first OVC win Mitchell Hill provided a timely spark as the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team earned its first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the 2012-13 season Thursday night, taking down the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 77-73 behind career nights from Hill, Jeremiah Samarrippas, and Jud Dillard.
January 10, 2013 Golden Eagles square off against Eastern Illinois in Land of Lincoln While revenge would certainly be an understandable weapon for the Golden Eagles to wield coming into this year’s match-up against the Panthers of Eastern Illinois, Tech is more likely to use a much different approach.
January 8, 2013 Former Golden Eagle Kevin Murphy recalled to Utah Jazz Following a successful month and a half spent in the National Basketball Association's Developmental League, former Golden Eagle great Kevin Murphy will get another stint at the top level after receiving a call up from the Utah Jazz.
January 7, 2013 Johnson claims his second adidas® OVC Freshman of the Week honor Less than one month removed from his first adidas® OVC Freshman of the Week award, Tennessee Tech guard Lanerryl Johnson finds himself once again at the podium with his second such honor of the 2012-13 season.
January 5, 2013 Belmont scorches nets, beats Golden Eagles in Eblen Center The Belmont Bruins used sensational first-half shooting to build a huge lead and cruised to an 83-52 victory over Tennessee Tech Saturday night in Eblen Center in Ohio Valley Conference play.
January 5, 2013 Something new: OVC rivalry with Belmont begins Saturday night The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will host the Belmont Bruins Saturday night in Eblen Center. The Golden Eagles look to remain perfect against the Bruins, owning an 11-0 all-time record against the in-state rival who joins the OVC this season.
January 3, 2013 Golden Eagles downed in OVC battle with Tennessee State, 72-66 Tennessee Tech got a career-high 22 points from Jeremiah Samarrippas, 21 from Lanerryl Johnson and a career-high 13 rebounds from Dennis Ogbe, but couldn't overtake visiting Tennessee State Thursday night, falling by six in an OVC contest in Eblen Center.
January 3, 2013 Golden Eagles return to nest Thursday for OVC tilt against TSU Tigers Making its return to the friendly confines of the Eblen Center after nearly three weeks on the road, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to begin 2013 with a win Thursday night over visiting in-state rival Tennessee State.
January 2, 2013 WCTE TV to air 10 Golden Eagle basketball games starting Thursday WCTE TV has announced plans to televise 10 Tennessee Tech basketball games during the 2012-13 regular season, a program lineup that includes five men's games and five women's games on the PBS station.
January 2, 2013 Still a deal: Season tickets for remainder of TTU games on sale through Saturday Season tickets for the remaining 12 nights and 17 games of Tennessee Tech basketball in Eblen Center are on sale through Saturday, and still represent a savings over individual game tickets.
December 29, 2012 Gamecocks down Golden Eagles in OVC opener, 83-62 Defense wins championships, or at the very least wins games at that is precisely what Jacksonville State proved against the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team in Saturday afternoon's Ohio Valley Conference opener.
December 28, 2012 Golden Eagles to open OVC play with tilt at Jacksonville State Conference play begins for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team Saturday with a match-up against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. The game marks the fifth and final game in a brutal five-game road stretch for the Golden Eagles as they look to move back above the .500 mark.
December 22, 2012 No. 24 Oklahoma State Cowboys round up Golden Eagles, 78-42 It’s easy to see why Oklahoma State named their mascot Pistol Pete, as the No. 24 ranked Cowboys used hot shooting from both the field and 3-point line to down the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 78-42 Saturday afternoon.
December 22, 2012 Road Trip Radar: Tech faces No. 24 Oklahoma State in Game 4 In the latest installment of a five-game road stretch, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will travel to Stillwater, Okla. to take on the No. 24 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday. The meeting marks the first between the two programs in school history.
December 18, 2012 Golden Eagles drop non-conference contest at Auburn Tennessee Tech had a tough night from long range Tuesday, hitting just 1-for-18, and Auburn took advantage of a huge advantage at the free throw line to claim an 81-62 victory in Auburn Arena.
December 17, 2012 Lanerryl Johnson wins his first OVC co-Freshman of the Week honor Tennessee Tech redshirt freshman Lanerryl Johnson has been voted co-winner of the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week award. The Golden Eagle ballhandler is currently the top-scoring freshman in the league.
December 17, 2012 Road Trip Radar: Game 3 pits Tech against SEC member Auburn It's game three in the midst of a five-game road stretch for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team. With stops in North Carolina and Wisconsin already checked off the list, the Golden Eagles will travel south to take on the Auburn Tigers in Alabama Tuesday night.
December 15, 2012 Hot shooting gives Golden Eagles 69-58 win over Milwaukee Hot shooting helped the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team claim a 69-58 road win at Milwaukee Saturday night, with four players scoring in double digits.
December 14, 2012 On the road again, Golden Eagles take on the Panthers in Milwaukee Game two of a five-game road trip for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team tips off in Milwaukee, Wis. Saturday evening as the Golden Eagles will take on their third Horizon League opponent of the season, the Milwaukee Panthers.
December 8, 2012 Runnin’ Bulldogs run by Golden Eagles, 61-41 Gardner-Webb took home court advantage to another level Saturday evening, using a loud crowd presence and hot shooting to drop the Golden Eagles, 61-41.
December 7, 2012 Golden Eagles set to begin five-game road trip at Gardner-Webb On the heels of a two-game home stand and two-game win streak, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, will look to complete a perfect week and go 3-0 with match-up against the Runnin’ Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb.
December 7, 2012 Dillard featured in CollegeInsider.com spotlight video CollegeInsider.com, one of the leading websites in basketball polls, awards, and coverage, put together a video recently, giving fans a spotlight look at Tennessee Tech senior guard Jud Dillard.
December 6, 2012 Johnson, Dillard lead Golden Eagles to 74-68 victory over Green Bay Redshirt freshman Lanerryl Johnson and senior Jud Dillard led the way as Tennessee Tech claimed a tough six-point non-conference victory over Green Bay Thursday night in Eblen Center.
December 6, 2012 Golden Eagles lay out welcome mat for first time foe Green Bay Following the footsteps of a much-needed victory over Berea Monday evening, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team looks to make it two in a row Thursday night, as it hosts Green Bay as part of a doubleheader in Eblen Center.
December 5, 2012 Coach's Show with Davis, Payne to air each Thursday on 106.1 The Eagle Tennessee Tech basketball coaches Jim Davis and Steve Payne will join Roger Ealey each week on Fox Sports Radio 106.1 The Eagle for the weekly TTU Coach's Show, airing Thursday afternoons.
December 4, 2012 Senior guard Jud Dillard honored by collegehoopsdaily.com Tennessee Tech men’s hoops player Jud Dillard received another honor this season, being named as one of the Ohio Valley Conference’s best “fantasy” players for the month of December on Sunday by collegehoopsdaily.com.
December 3, 2012 Golden Eagle defense stops Berea, Dillard headlines offense A healthy dose of defense and an offensive spark off the bench from senior Jud Dillard keyed Tennessee Tech to a 69-45 victory over Berea College Monday night in Eblen Center, bumping the Golden Eagles back above the .500 mark.
December 3, 2012 Tech Students: Four free tickets for Thursday's games for family, friends Tennessee Tech students are being offered four free tickets to Thursday's basketball doubleheader, tickets they can give to family and friends. It's Student Appreciation Night in Eblen Center.
December 3, 2012 Golden Eagles return home, host Berea in 7 p.m. tilt The Golden Eagle men's basketball returns home Monday evening, following a two-game road trip that saw the team nearly complete two late comeback attempts. Tech will play host to one of the NAIA's best in a 7 p.m. tilt as Berea College will make the trip from Kentucky to take on the Golden Eagles.
November 30, 2012 Bisons use late run to cap off 80-64 victory over Golden Eagles The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team fell to an Ohio Valley Conference quality-like opponent Friday evening, losing to Lipscomb 80-64 in Nashville. The final score didn't tell the whole story, however, as the game was much closer than the 16-point win might indicate.
November 30, 2012 Golden Eagles set for road contest at in-state rival Lipscomb The Golden Eagle men's basketball team will root for history to be on its side in Friday evening's showdown against the Bisons of Lipscomb. Tech owns a commanding 40-5 all-time series lead over its in-state rivals from Nashville and will look to bounce back from a two-game skid.
November 28, 2012 Golden Eagles' comeback bid falls short at Loyola Chicago Down by 13 points with just under 11 minutes to go in the second half, all seemed bleak for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, as a blowout loss seemed imminent. The young Golden Eagles fought back in those final 11 minutes, leaving Loyola Chicago fans gasping for air as the final buzzer sounded.
November 28, 2012 Golden Eagles look to bounce back in Second City tilt with Loyola Chicago The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to bounce back against Loyola Chicago Wednesday night, after suffering its first loss of the season against Evansville last Tuesday evening.
November 25, 2012 Weekly Sidelines Lunch begins Tuesday with coaches Payne, Davis The weekly Tennessee Tech Basketball Sidelines Lunch begins Tuesday in the Eagles Nest of Eblen Center, featuring Golden Eagle coaches Jim Davis and Steve Payne. The lunch is open to the public.
November 23, 2012 Golden Eagles ink recruit No. 2 for class of 2013 The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team added its second recruit to the class of 2013 Thursday, signing forward LaDon Carter out of Howard Junior College.
November 21, 2012 Golden Eagles sign first recruit of 2013 class The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team announced its first signing for the class of 2013 Wednesday afternoon, retaining a commitment from Action Sports Academy star Shaqueille Calhoun.
November 20, 2012 Golden Eagles trumped by Purple Aces in Eblen Center Tennessee Tech’s unbeaten season came to a screeching halt Tuesday night in Eblen Center when the Evansville Purple Aces converted a 22-2 first half run into a 62-50 non-conference victory
November 19, 2012 Dillard named adidas® OVC Men's Basketball Player of the Week Following a week of hard work, close wins, and career-highs, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team added another significant accomplishment to its resume, an adidas® OVC Player of the Week Award in the name of Jud Dillard.
November 19, 2012 Golden Eagles look for first 4-0 start since 1996-97 With an impressive 3-0 start, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will look to begin the campaign 4-0 for the first time since 1996-97. The Golden Eagles will face off Tuesday night against a feisty Evansville team that nearly beat Tech last season before falling 72-70 at home.
November 17, 2012 Golden Eagles sink Buccaneers behind Dillard double-double For the second straight game, Tennessee Tech prevailed in a tight, down-to-the-last-buzzer firefight. The Golden Eagles held on against East Tennessee State in the final seconds to pull off a 65-62 win and move to 3-0 for the first time since 2008-09.
November 17, 2012 Golden Eagles head to Johnson City, Tenn., take on in-state rival ETSU JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Fresh off an impressive 71-69 victory over Coastal Carolina, a force from the Big South Conference, the Golden Eagles hit the road for their first test away from the Eblen Center in the 2012-13 season.
November 15, 2012 Golden Eagles edge Coastal Carolina behind Dillard double-double and defense Jud Dillard had a career-high 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Tennessee Tech improve to 2-0 with a harrowing 71-69 victory Thursday night over Coastal Carolina in Eblen Center.
November 15, 2012 Golden Eagles host Coastal Carolina in battle of speed and athleticism Following a 107-32 romp over Crowley’s Ridge in the season opener, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team prepares for a much tougher challenge on Thursday evening when it will host Coastal Carolina.
November 13, 2012 Willemsen talks about "The Changing of the Guards" for College Chalktalk Tennessee Tech assistant basketball coach Russ Willemsen recently contributed a piece to College Chalktalk, one of the nation's prime outlets for NCAA hoops coverage, on dealing with the loss of several players.
November 10, 2012 Tech cruises past Crowley's Ridge in season opener, 107-32 Tennessee Tech cruised to a 107-32 victory over Crowley's Ridge Saturday night to open the season, getting scoring from all 10 available players. Jud Dillard led the way with 25 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.
November 10, 2012 Adjustments to Eblen services designed to help fans find, access their seats Fans attending basketball games in Eblen Center this season will be greeted by streamlined services designed to help them find their seats, and keep their seats available for them.
November 8, 2012 Golden Eagles set to host Crowley’s Ridge in season opener Head coach Steve Payne will roll out his second edition of Tennessee Tech men’s basketball Saturday night, when the Golden Eagles open the 2012-13 season by hosting NCCAA opponent Crowley’s Ridge in the second part of a doubleheader.
November 8, 2012 First Tennessee hosts annual Basketball Poster Night Saturday First Tennessee Bank will host Tennessee Tech's annual Basketball Poster Night on Saturday when both Golden Eagle teams open the regular season by hosting a doubleheader in Eblen Center.
November 6, 2012 Former Golden Eagle Liam McMorrow drafted by Iowa Energy of NBA D-League Former Tennessee Tech men’s basketball player Liam McMorrow took one step closer towards his ultimate goal of playing in the National Basketball Association Friday evening, joining the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League Friday evening.
November 6, 2012 Saturday Special: One ticket admits fans to all three events on campus It figures to be a special day on the Tennessee Tech campus Saturday, as fans have the opportunity to attend three events -- football, women's basketball and men's basketball games -- all with one ticket.
November 1, 2012 Purple Palooza behind them, basketball teams in final week of preparation With the opening games of the regular season just over a week away, the Tennessee Tech basketball teams have entered their final week of preparations for the 2012-13 season.
October 29, 2012 Former Golden Eagle Kevin Murphy earns roster spot with Utah Jazz Former Tennessee Tech men’s basketball standout Kevin Murphy has continued to impress the Utah Jazz coaching staff since signing his first career NBA contract with the team just over a month ago.
October 23, 2012 Golden Eagle men's basketball picked for third in OVC East Division Despite returning just six players to the 2012-13 squad, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team still managed to earn some respect from the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference Tuesday morning at the league's annual Media Day.
October 23, 2012 Harris, Dillard named to OVC preseason honor squads Tennessee Tech seniors Jala Harris and Jud Dillard are among the players honored this season with selection to the preseason All-OVC squads. The teams were announced Tuesday at the annual OVC Media Day. Tech's basketball teams will be on display Thursday night at the first Purple Palooza, a free event in Eblen Center.
October 18, 2012 Men's basketball team to host open intrasquad scrimmage Saturday evening The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will host its first open scrimmage of the season Saturday, immediately following the home volleyball match against Tennessee State. The scrimmage, which will pit the 2012-13 players against each other.
October 18, 2012 January game vs. Murray State will be nationally televised in Eblen Center Fans of the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will get a chance to pack the Eblen Center for the second straight season when the Golden Eagles host Murray State. This time they'll have the opportunity to do it in front of a national television audience as the Jan. 24 game has been selected to appear on ESPNU.
October 10, 2012 Start times for 2012-13 Golden Eagle basketball games announced Tennessee Tech has announced the starting times for all Golden Eagle basketball games during the 2012-13 season, home and away. The season begins Nov. 5 with a women's exhibition game.
October 2, 2012 Golden Eagle basketball season ticket sales in high gear With just over a month remaining before the season opens in Eblen Center, Tennessee Tech Athletics has shifted into high gear with its 2012-13 basketball season ticket sales. Ticket plans provide options for savings amounting to anywhere from $120 to $800, depending on the ticket plan.
September 27, 2012 Basketball to be featured at Purple Palooza on Thursday night A slam dunk contest, 3-point shootouts, a chance to meet all of the players and coaches, and drawings for exclusive prizes are some of the highlights planned for the first Purple Palooza, a tip-off celebration of Tennessee Tech basketball on Thursday.
September 21, 2012 Men's Basketball lends a helping hand at Algood Tomahawk Trot The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team took some more time to help out in the community Friday morning, helping out at the Algood Elementary School Tomahawk Trot.
September 21, 2012 Men's Basketball reads at Parkview Book Fair The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team showed off its reading ability to the students of Parkview Elementary for the second time this season, however, this time parents were present and able to see first hand the experience their children received.
September 20, 2012 Four student-athletes contributors to book of writings Four Tennessee Tech basketball student-athletes had their works chosen for a recently published book of student writings, and Thursday they had the opportunity to read their work to a gathering for a book launch and signing by the authors.
September 18, 2012 Softball, Men's Basketball teams lauded for academics at Walton House Tennessee Tech president Philip Oldham and first lady Kari welcomed the Golden Eagle softball and men's basketball teams Tuesday at the Walton House, recognizing the two squads for winning the OVC Team Academic Achievement Award in their sport.
September 18, 2012 Former Golden Eagle Kevin Murphy signs two-year contract with Utah Jazz It hasn’t been the easiest path, but former Tennessee Tech men’s basketball standout Kevin Murphy has finally achieved what so many players never do; he signed an NBA contract.
September 14, 2012 Golden Eagles host kids of Mustard Seed Ranch at Eblen Center The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team continued to show its presence in the Cookeville community on Friday, hosting the kids of Mustard Seed Ranch for lunch and a day of fun activities.
September 9, 2012 Golden Eagle basketball schedule challenging, includes trips to Auburn, Stillwater The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball 2012-13 campaign won’t be remembered for easy opponents, as the Golden Eagles face rigorous tests in the Big 12, SEC, and Horizon League in addition to the two-division Ohio Valley Conference.
September 5, 2012 Parkview Elementary marks second volunteer stop for men's basketball team The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team spent time with a second elementary school last Friday, sharing in lunch time and reading stories to the kindergarten classes of Parkview Elementary School.
August 23, 2012 Men’s basketball team volunteers at Capshaw Elementary School It feels good to give back. That’s how the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team felt after their trip to Capshaw Elementary School on Wednesday where five team members shared stories about how they began playing basketball with the children.
July 26, 2012 Tech nets 96 on OVC Honor Roll and 16 Academic Medals; Two teams top Academic lists Tennessee Tech placed 96 student-athletes on the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, 16 Golden Eagles earned the Medal of Honor for the highest GPA in their sport and two teams won the OVC Team Academic Achievement Award.
July 16, 2012 Hunley nets NABC Honors Court recognition Riley Hunley is one of five OVC players from the 2011-12 season to be named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.
June 28, 2012 Tennessee Tech's Kevin Murphy drafted 47th overall by Utah Jazz Tennessee Tech's Kevin Murphy becomes the ninth Golden Eagle to be drafted, having been selected 47th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2012 NBA draft Thursday night.
June 14, 2012 Payne to speak in Poland on international coaching tour Tennessee Tech men’s basketball coach Steve Payne will head to Europe June 13-20 on a coaching tour sponsored by Athletes-in-Action. Payne will be the only American speaker in Poland, addressing audiences four times over a period of three days.
June 6, 2012 Men's basketball individual camp a resounding success The TTU men's basketball program kicked off its string of summer camps by closing out a successful week of individual camps on Wednesday, June 6. View a photo gallery of individual camp inside.
June 1, 2012 Kloman, Cabrera set to round out men’s basketball staff Second year head coach Steve Payne has announced the addition of two assistant coaches to the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball staff in Brian Kloman and former Golden Eagle ball player, Rick Cabrera.
August 1, 2012 TTU Sports Hall of Fame member Don Cook passes away Don Cook, a 1984 inductee into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame, died Monday morning in Maryville, Tenn. He was 83. Funeral services will be held Friday in Cookeville.
May 31, 2012 Payne and staff to host team and individual basketball camps in June The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball program will kick off its annual individual and team camps earlier than usual this year, with June 3 marking the start of the first of four camps to be held in June.
May 31, 2012 Barnes to compete in East Asia with U.S. Eagles basketball team Golden Eagle incoming senior Terrell Barnes will be in East Asia from June 3-17 with the U.S. Eagles Men’s Basketball Team, competing with high-level and professional teams in several large cities. The Eagles’ competition schedule is still being finalized.
May 10, 2012 Murphy to Attend Chicago NBA Draft Combine Tennessee Tech standout Kevin Murphy has been invited to attend the Chicago NBA Draft Combine at the end of this month, as announced by the NBA. Murphy will join the nation’s top ranked players at the combine with the opportunity to showcase his talent prior to the 2012 NBA Draft, scheduled for June 28.
May 8, 2012 Davis moves from student-athlete to staff for TTU basketball Former standout ball player Frank Davis returns to his alma mater to become the newest addition to the men’s basketball staff, assuming the title of Director of Basketball Operations.
April 30, 2012 Tech Basketball Gets International Commitment From Ammanuel Diressa Steve Payne’s 2012-13 signing class has expanded once again with a commitment from Ammanuel Diressa, a 6-4 multi-position player from Eastern Commerce high school in Toronto, Canada.
April 27, 2012 Men’s Basketball Snags Big 10 Transfer with Three Seasons Eligibility Remaining The Golden Eagle men’s basketball roster continues to grow with the addition of Josiah Moore, a Big 10 transfer out of Nebraska. He will sit out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer regulations but will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Golden Eagles.
April 18, 2012 Bailey, Inameti head to Belmont for 5th Annual All-Star Classic Tennessee Tech’s Zach Bailey and Bassey Inameti are set to participate in the 5th Annual Music City All-Star Classic on Saturday, April 28 at Belmont University. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for a 6 p.m. event start at the Curb Event Center.
April 13, 2012 Tech Basketball Signs a Top-150 out of Alabama DeOndre Haynes finalized a long-standing verbal commitment to Steve Payne’s Golden Eagles for the 2013 season; Haynes spoke with representatives from Ole Miss and Auburn prior to signing his NLI for TTU.
April 10, 2012 Murphy headed to prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Tennessee Tech's Kevin Murphy is one of 64 outstanding seniors who have been invited to play in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which begins Wednesday.
March 27, 2012 Kevin Murphy selected to play in Reese's College All-Star Game Friday Kevin Murphy will get to play at least one more game before concluding his collegiate career. He was selected to play in Friday's Reese's College All-Star game, joining an elite list of players.
March 14, 2012 Murphy, Dillard earn NABC All-District honors Tennessee Tech guard duo Kevin Murphy and Jud Dillard now have another postseason honor to shoulder in addition to first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors.
March 13, 2012 Offense doesn't click, Golden Eagles fall at Georgia State An uncharacteristically poor offensive outing doomed Tennessee Tech in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Tuesday as the Golden Eagles fell 74-43 at Georgia State.
March 9, 2012 Golden Eagles to take on Georgia State in CIT Tennessee Tech will open play in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) at Georgia State on Tuesday, tournament officials confirmed Thursday night.
March 7, 2012 Golden Eagles to play in CIT for second straight season For the first time in school history, Tennessee Tech will play in the postseason in back-to-back years.
March 5, 2012 Murphy named to OVC All-Tournament Team Tennessee Tech guard Kevin Murphy was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Team at the conclusion of Saturday's championship game at Municipal Auditorium.
March 2, 2012 Golden Eagle squads get semifinal rematches as men face No. 9 Murray State, women take on Eastern Ill. Both Tennessee Tech basketball squads played their way into OVC Tournament semifinal rematches with teams against whom they suffered close losses this season.
March 2, 2012 Golden Eagles topped in OVC semifinals by No. 9 Racers Kevin Murphy became just the 16th place in OVC history to reach 2,000 career points, but his 31 wasn't enough to lift the Golden Eagles Friday. Tech fell to No. 9 Murray State, 78-58, in a tournament semifinal contest.
March 2, 2012 Golden Eagles shock Eastern Illinois in OVC semifinal overtime win The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team shocked No. 2 seed Eastern Illinois Friday night, claiming an 81-72 win in overtime to advance to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship game Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
March 1, 2012 Golden Eagles set up semifinal showdown with last-minute win Zach Bailey grabbed a couple of critical rebounds and Zac Swansey drained the deciding 3-pointer to help Tennessee Tech pull out a 77-73 victory over Southeast Missouri Thursday in the OVC Tournament, sending the Golden Eagles to a semifinal showdown with No. 9 Murray State Friday.
February 29, 2012 Athletics offers a fun, interactive way to follow Tech at the OVC Tournament Perhaps the most interactive channel to date, Tennessee Tech Athletics is offering a live blog for fans to follow Golden Eagle action this week. During each of Tech's men's and women's games at the OVC Tournament, TTU Athletics will be manning a live blog for fans to view and with which to interact.
February 29, 2012 Standout senior season cements Murphy's Tech legacy In pretty much everybody else’s book, Kevin Murphy is already a Tennessee Tech basketball living legend.
February 28, 2012 Murphy, Dillard named to All-OVC First Team Ohio Valley Conference coaches and sports information directors have spoken, and two of the top five players in the league belong to Tennessee Tech.
February 28, 2012 Golden Eagles prep for quarterfinals, OVC title pursuit Tennessee Tech will open its quest for an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship on Thursday evening at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.
February 27, 2012 Tech fans invited to "Music City Mingle" during OVC Basketball Tournament Tennessee Tech fans attending the OVC Basketball Tournament are invited to attend the "Music City Mingle" events between sessions at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Nashville.
February 27, 2012 Buy locally! Get your OVC Tournament Tickets from Tech Athletics Fans heading to Nashville this week for the OVC Basketball Tournament are reminded to purchase tickets from the TTU Athletics Ticket Office in order to be seated in the Golden Eagle cheering section.
February 25, 2012 Golden Eagles edged by No. 12 Murray State, 69-64 No. 12 Murray State took the lead in the final minutes and held on with free throws to claim a narrow, 69-64 OVC victory over Tennessee Tech in front of 9,021 loud and crazy fans in Eblen Center.
February 23, 2012 No. 12 Murray State visits Golden Eagles on Senior Day Tennessee Tech welcomes the highest-ranked opponent it has ever hosted at Eblen Center in a game rife with postseason implications as No. 12 Murray State visits for Saturday’s Senior Night.
February 22, 2012 Ticket Update: Less than 1,000 tickets available for Saturday games At the end of the day Wednesday, the Tennessee Tech Athletics Ticket Office reports that there are less than 1,000 tickets remaining on sale for the Saturday night OVC doubleheader against Murray State in Eblen Center.
February 20, 2012 Ticket Update: About 2,400 tickets remain on sale for Saturday All of the seats in the lower bowl of Eblen Center are sold, but about 2,400 tickets remain for seats in the upper bowl for Saturday's OVC doubleheader against Murray State.
February 20, 2012 Dillard named OVC Player of the Week Tennessee Tech junior guard Jud Dillard was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week on Monday for his team-leading performances in victories over Coastal Carolina and Eastern Kentucky.
February 18, 2012 Golden Eagles rally from 15-point deficit for BracketBusters win Tennessee Tech flipped the script against Coastal Carolina on Saturday, rallying from a 15-point first-half deficit to claim a 77-71 victory over the Chanticleers on Senior Day at Kimbel Arena in a Sears BracketBusters contest.
February 17, 2012 Murphy named finalist for prestigious Lou Henson Award Tennessee Tech senior guard Kevin Murphy is a finalist for the Lou Henson Player of the Year Award, and Golden Eagle fans are being called upon to support Murphy in online voting.
February 17, 2012 Golden Eagles looking for BracketBusters road win at Coastal Carolina Tennessee Tech will take a break from Ohio Valley Conference action to participate in the Sears BracketBusters on Saturday, playing at Coastal Carolina at 11 a.m. CST.
February 16, 2012 OVC moves to East/West Divisional play in basketball for 2012-13 Tennessee Tech's basketball teams will compete in the OVC East Division beginning next season, under a plan for divisional play announced Thursday by the league office.
February 15, 2012 Big games from several leads Golden Eagles to OVC win over EKU Jud Dillard and Zac Swansey each posted double-doubles while Zach Bailey and Bassey Inameti scored season-high games to lead Tennessee Tech to a 74-67 OVC win over Eastern Kentucky Wednesday night in Eblen Center.
February 14, 2012 Golden Eagles look to sweep season series with Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech will look to sweep its season series with Eastern Kentucky when the Colonels visit the Eblen Center on Wednesday in what will be the next-to-last conference game of the season for the Golden Eagles.
February 12, 2012 Athletics announces ticket plan for TTU students for Feb. 25 games To accommodate what is expected to be a large demand for student seating for the Murray State basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 25, the Tennessee Tech Athletics Dept. is announcing a ticket plan for TTU students.
February 11, 2012 Shooting struggles cost Golden Eagles against Tennessee State Tennessee Tech struggled from the field for the second straight outing Saturday at Tennessee State, falling 68-53 to the surging Tigers at Gentry Center.
February 10, 2012 In-state rivalry resumes between TTU, TSU Saturday For the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, Saturday’s game at Tennessee State represents the opportunity to erase Thursday’s loss and put themselves back in the thick of the hunt for the OVC Tournament’s second seed.
February 9, 2012 Few reserved seat tickets remain for Tech doubleheader vs. Murray State, Feb. 25 Tickets are still available for Tennessee Tech’s doubleheader against Murray State on Saturday, Feb. 25, but less than 30 reserved seat tickets in the Eblen Center lower bowl remain. Upper bowl seats are now on sale.
February 9, 2012 Cold-shooting costs Golden Eagles in OVC loss to Panthers The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team couldn't find the range Thursday night in Eblen Center and visiting Eastern Illinois took advantage to claim a 74-57 OVC victory.
February 9, 2012 Murphy nets ESPN's Capital One Impact Performance of the Week honor The nation has spoken, and Tennessee Tech senior guard Kevin Murphy’s 50-point outburst against SIU Edwardsville was the top performance in the country last week.
February 8, 2012 Winners of three straight, Golden Eagles host Eastern Illinois Thursday The Ohio Valley Conference season is winding down and the race is on as Tennessee Tech makes a push to finish in the league’s top two, thereby earning a bye into the semifinals of the OVC Tournament.
February 6, 2012 Dillard named player of the week by College Sports Madness Tennessee Tech junior guard Jud Dillard has been named Player of the Week in the Ohio Valley Conference by College Sports Madness for his performance in victories over SIU Edwardsville, Austin Peay and Jacksonville State.
February 6, 2012 Vote NOW for Murphy as ESPN Impact Player of the Week Tennessee Tech's Kevin Murphy is currently leading in the nationwide voting for the ESPN Impact Player of the Week, with more than 25,000 votes cast. Go to the site now and vote for the Golden Eagle senior guard.
February 6, 2012 Murphy earns second OVC Player of the Week honor Kevin Murphy has been named OVC Player of the Week in a unanimous vote by the league’s sports information directors, the conference office announced Monday.
February 4, 2012 Dillard double-double lifts Tech to third straight victory Tennessee Tech got big performances from Jud Dillard, Kevin Murphy and Zac Swansey and won its fifth game out of its last six Saturday, picking up a 76-68 victory over Jacksonville State at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
February 3, 2012 Golden Eagles look for third-straight victory at Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech comes into Saturday’s game at Jacksonville State winners of four of its last five games and tied for third in the Ohio Valley Conference race. Tip-off against the Gamecocks is set for 4:30 p.m. CST at Pete Mathews Coliseum in Jacksonville, Ala.
February 2, 2012 Golden Eagles hold off Austin Peay at free-throw line, win 94-88 Tennessee Tech hit 16 consecutive free-throws in the final four minutes to stave off hard-charging Austin Peay on Thursday night, leaving the Dunn Center with a 94-88 victory.
February 1, 2012 Golden Eagles tackle Austin Peay in Thursday night showdown Tennessee Tech returns to action Thursday for the first time after making national headlines thanks to senior guard Kevin Murphy’s 50-point explosion in Monday’s win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.
January 30, 2012 Golden Eagles draw Coastal Carolina in Sears BracketBusters Tennessee Tech will be going coastal for its Feb. 18 Sears BracketBusters contest – to Coastal Carolina, that is. The pairings for the annual event, which pits potential NCAA Tournament hopefuls against one another, were announced via live ESPNU broadcast on Monday night.
January 30, 2012 Murphy pours in record-setting 50 points, Tech rolls past SIUE Multiple scoring records fell in Tennessee Tech’s 98-80 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Monday at Eblen Center as Kevin Murphy poured in 50 points. In the process, the senior guard set a new all-time Tennessee Tech scoring record as well as the Eblen Center record, establishing a new personal career-high as well.
January 29, 2012 Golden Eagles look to avenge December loss to SIU Edwardsville on Monday Tennessee Tech will take the floor for a rare Monday night affair as Southern Illinois-Edwardsville visits the Eblen Center for a 7 p.m. tip-off. The game will be a rematch of the Cougars’ 83-68 victory over the Golden Eagles earlier this season.
January 28, 2012 Murphy moves into third on career scoring list in loss at MSU Tennessee Tech led by as many as eight in the second-half, but fell victim to some pinpoint three-point shooting by Morehead State in the closing minutes, falling 56-50 at Johnson Arena on Saturday.
January 27, 2012 Golden Eagles look to continue winning ways in ESPNU contest Tennessee Tech will attempt to win its third consecutive game and sweep what is known around the Ohio Valley Conference as the ‘Death Valley’ road trip when it faces Morehead State at 2 p.m. CST Saturday. The game will be nationally televised on ESPNU.
January 26, 2012 Spirited, vocal student groups backing Golden Eagles, winning prizes Vocal, spirited student groups have made a difference this season in providing support for Tennessee Tech's basketball teams in Eblen Center, and will become even more critical as the Golden Eagles head into the final month of the season.
January 26, 2012 Murphy scores career-high 34 points, Tech blitzes Colonels Kevin Murphy scored a career-high 34 points and Tennessee Tech shot 56 percent from the field en route to an electrifying 82-65 victory over Eastern Kentucky at McBrayer Arena Thursday night.
January 25, 2012 Honor Roll students to be guests at Monday night men's basketball game High achieving elementary school students will be the special guests of Tennessee Tech on Monday when the Golden Eagle men's basketball team hosts SIU Edwardsville at 7 p.m. in Eblen Center.
January 25, 2012 Golden Eagles look to make move in standings with win at Eastern Kentucky Positioning in the Ohio Valley Conference race is at stake Thursday night when Tennessee Tech visits Eastern Kentucky in a battle of two clubs in the top five of the league standings.
January 24, 2012 Get 'em here: Discount tickets on sale through Tuesday for OVC Tournament Planning ahead can save Tennessee Tech basketball fans a little money, and buying from TTU will allow Golden Eagle fans to stand together when the time comes during the OVC Basketball Tournament in Nashville.
January 21, 2012 Tech leads from start to finish in 77-62 win over Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech got 26 points from Kevin Murphy and plenty of balance to lead from start-to-finish in a 77-62 Ohio Valley Conference homecourt victory over Southeast Missouri Saturday night.
January 20, 2012 Golden Eagles look to salvage homestand split against red-hot SEMO Tennessee Tech will look to rebound from a last-second loss at the hands of Jacksonville State Thursday night with a victory against Southeast Missouri on Saturday. The game is the back end of this week’s two-game homestand and is set to tip off at 7:30 p.m. immediately following the women’s game.
January 19, 2012 Several championship teams to be featured at Basketball Alumni Day Feb. 25 Former Golden Eagle men's and women's basketball players are invited back to campus on Saturday, Feb. 25, when the university will host its annual Basketball Alumni Day. Tech hosts Murray State for an OVC doubleheader, and several Tech title teams will be featured.
January 19, 2012 SAAC "Hoops for Heroes" to collect donations at Saturday doubleheader As part of the Ohio Valley Conference's "Hoops for Heroes" initiative, Tennessee Tech student-athletes will be in the stands at Saturday's doubleheader collecting donations to help send a local wounded warrior and his family to the OVC Tournament.
January 19, 2012 Gamecocks escape Eblen Center with 63-62 victory as time expires Jacksonville State got a three-point play as the buzzer sounded to stun Tennessee Tech and claim a one-point Ohio Valley Conference Thursday night in Eblen Center despite Jud Dillard's fifth double-double of the season.
January 18, 2012 Whiteout conditions expected in Eblen Center as Jacksonville State visits The forecast calls for a Blizzard as Tennessee Tech returns home to the Eblen Center, where it has won five consecutive games, for Thursday night’s 7 p.m. matchup with Jacksonville State.
January 14, 2012 Huge effort by Golden Eagles not quite enough to halt No. 14 Racers Round One between two of the Ohio Valley Conference basketball heavyweights went to home-standing No. 14 Murray State Saturday night, 82-74, but Tennessee Tech -- and Golden Eagle fans -- will host the Racers on Feb. 25.
January 12, 2012 Check ahead: Tickets sold out for Murray State doubleheader Tennessee Tech’s men’s basketball game at Murray State on Saturday is sold out, Murray State officials reported Thursday.
January 12, 2012 Golden Eagles set to clash with No. 14 Murray State on ESPNU The national spotlight falls upon Tennessee Tech Saturday as the Golden Eagles visit undefeated Murray State in a 5 p.m. ESPNU-televised contest that is also rife with Ohio Valley Conference implications.
January 11, 2012 Eblen Center under "blizzard" advisory for two upcoming games Whether or not the weather outside cooperates won't matter -- there is a "blizzard" advisory being posted for Eblen Center for a pair of upcoming games. Tech expects more than flurries when Jacksonville State visits, Jan. 19 and 23.
January 9, 2012 Murphy receives weekly award from College Sports Madness Tennessee Tech senior guard Kevin Murphy has been named Player of the Week in the Ohio Valley Conference by CollegeSportsMadness.com, the web site announced Monday.
January 7, 2012 Golden Eagles subdue Morehead State in tough OVC battle in Eblen Center Kevin Murphy scored 24 points and dished out six assists to help Tennessee Tech fight off a scrappy Morehead State squad, 66-55, in a rematch of last year's OVC Tourney title game.
January 6, 2012 Rematch of OVC title game in store as Morehead State visits It’s a rematch of the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship game as Tennessee Tech welcomes Morehead State into Eblen Center for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off Saturday.
January 5, 2012 All Golden Eagle conference games to be streamed on OVCSports.tv Fans who are unable to attend Tennessee Tech basketball games can watch live on OVCSports.tv, beginning with tonight’s men’s game against Tennessee State.
January 5, 2012 Lights Out: Golden Eagle firepower tops Tennessee State in shootout Three Golden Eagles topped 20 points as Tennessee Tech treated its home crowd to a 92-86 OVC win over Tennessee State in the Eblen Center in the team's first home game in nearly a month.
January 4, 2012 Fans encouraged to recycle when they attend events in Eblen Center Through a partnership between Golden Eagle Athletics and R-Cubed Environmental Solutions, fans attending events in Tennessee Tech's Eblen Center are being encouraged to recycle cans and bottles.
January 4, 2012 Road swing ends, Golden Eagles return home to face Tennessee State Tennessee Tech returns home after a six-game road swing to host in-state rival Tennessee State at 7 p.m. Thursday in Eblen Center.
January 2, 2012 Lunch plans? Sidelines Lunch resumes Tuesday with TTU basketball coaches After a two-week holiday break, the Sidelines Lunch featuring Tennessee Tech basketball coaches Sytia Messer and Steve Payne resumes Tuesday in the Eagles Nest of Eblen Center. The public is welcome.
January 2, 2012 WCTE TV to air 10 Golden Eagle basketball games starting Thursday WCTE TV has announced plans to televise 10 Tennessee Tech basketball games during the 2011-12 regular season, a program lineup that includes five men's games and five women's games on the PBS station.
December 31, 2011 "Take A Kid To The Game" is Thursday in Tech's Eblen Center Tennessee Tech will host "Take A Kid To The Game" on Thursday night, Jan. 5, when the men's basketball team hosts Tennessee State at 7 p.m. in Eblen Center. Get one free youth admission with each adult admission.
December 31, 2011 Teamwork leads Golden Eagles to 23-point league win over Skyhawks Solid teamwork, with everybody playing his role to near-perfection, led the Tennessee Tech men's basketball squad to a satisfying, year-ending 85-62 OVC victory at UT Martin Saturday afternoon.
December 31, 2011 Tech attempts to even OVC record at UT Martin Saturday Tennessee Tech will attempt to salvage a split in its league-opening road trip on Saturday at UT Martin.
December 29, 2011 Golden Eagles begin title hunt with OVC opener at SIU Edwardsville Tennessee Tech, winner of five of its last six games, carries plenty of positive momentum into its Ohio Valley Conference opener at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Thursday.
December 29, 2011 Golden Eagles spar with SIU Edwardsville in OVC opener The last thing the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team expected in its opening Ohio Valley Conference game of the season was an opponent dropping 51 percent of its shots, but that’s exactly what SIU Edwardsville brought to the table in its first ever conference game
December 23, 2011 Momentum at stake going into conference play as Golden Eagles take on Bethune-Cookman Tennessee Tech meets Bethune-Cookman Friday looking to wrap up play at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic with a win and enter Ohio Valley Conference play winners of five of its last six games.
December 23, 2011 Golden Eagles leave Las Vegas with 67-59 win, upper bracket championship Bethune-Cookman made things interesting with a late charge, but Tennessee Tech gutted out a 67-59 victory in the championship game of the upper bracket at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Friday at Orleans Arena.
December 22, 2011 Hot-shooting Golden Eagles get defensive late, blow past Kennesaw State Tennessee Tech shot a blazing 59 percent from the field Thursday and buckled down defensively in the final 10 minutes en route to an 81-68 victory over Kennesaw State at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic at Orleans Arena.
December 21, 2011 Golden Eagles set sights on strong non-conference finish at Las Vegas Classic All the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles want for Christmas is two wins at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic to propel them into looming Ohio Valley Conference play.
December 19, 2011 A Day in the life: Golden Eagle basketball senior Bassey Inameti Ever wonder what the Golden Eagles do when they aren't competing? This series, titled "A Day In The Life", gives fans a chance to go behind-the-scenes with student-athletes. Today, men's basketball senior Bassey Inameti.
December 19, 2011 Murphy nets pair of OVC Player of the Week honors A week after being named the Mid-Major Player of the Week by CollegeHoops.net, Kevin Murphy has collected a pair of weekly honors from the Ohio Valley Conference and CollegeSportsMadness.com.
December 19, 2011 Three-game winning streak ends at hands of West Virginia, Kevin Jones Tennessee Tech struggled from the field Monday night and fell victim to another outstanding performance by West Virginia senior forward Kevin Jones in a 72-53 loss to the Mountaineers in the first round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic at WVU Coliseum.
December 18, 2011 West Virginia poses tough test for surging Golden Eagles Tennessee Tech comes into Monday’s matchup with Big East Conference foe West Virginia on the strength of a three-game winning streak.
December 17, 2011 Come-from-behind effort ousts Evansville, Tech wins third straight A strong defensive effort down the stretch in the second half lifted Tennessee Tech to a dramatic come-from-behind 72-70 victory over Evansville Satuday at the brand-new Ford Center.
December 17, 2011 Golden Eagles look for third straight victory at Evansville Coming off back-to-back wins at the Eblen Center, Tennessee Tech now must hit the road for six straight games away from home, beginning with Saturday’s 1:05 p.m. matchup at Evansville.
December 13, 2011 Ticket office holiday hours announced; Tickets make great gifts (hint, hint) Looking for a Christmas gift? How about tickets to Golden Eagle basketball games? Or treat yourself during the holidays...and beyond. With the busy holidays upon us, check this schedule for when the Athletics Ticket Office will be open.
December 13, 2011 Murphy named Mid-Major Player of the Week by CollegeHoops.net Tennessee Tech senior guard Kevin Murphy has been named Mid-Major Player of the Week by CollegeHoops.net for his performances in victories over East Tennessee State and Lipscomb.
December 13, 2011 Willemsen's "Video Diary Series" gives fans inside look at gameday The latest contribution in Tennessee Tech assistant coach Russ Willemsen’s “Video Diary Series” is live and online at CollegeChalktalk.com.
December 10, 2011 Second-half shooting lifts Golden Eagles to overtime win over Lipscomb Tennessee Tech shot 51 percent from the field in the second period to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit, force overtime and beat Lipscomb 89-87 Saturday night at Eblen Center.
December 9, 2011 Golden Eagles host Lipscomb Saturday, look for second straight win After turning in its best performance of the season Wednesday in an 83-74 victory over East Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech will attempt to make it two in a row against another in-state rival Saturday at Eblen Center.
December 7, 2011 Golden Eagles open homestand with longtime rival East Tennessee State Tennessee Tech returns to the Eblen Center this week for a two-game homestand against a pair of in-state rivals, beginning with East Tennessee State on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., immediately after the women’s game.
December 7, 2011 Team effort, led by Murphy, leads to 83-74 win over East Tennessee Tennessee Tech shared the ball, rebounded and shot well. It was a perfect formula for a convincing 83-74 Golden Eagle victory Wednesday night over East Tennessee State in Eblen Center.
December 3, 2011 Early second-half surge lifts Duquesne over Golden Eagles Tennessee Tech discovered its shooting stroke in the final minutes of Saturday night’s game at Duquesne, but it was too little too late for the Golden Eagles to overcome their Atlantic 10 foes.
December 2, 2011 Murphy, Dillard net November honors from national web site Two Tennessee Tech players have been named all-conference selections for the month of November by CollegeHoopsNet.com, the web site announced Friday.
December 1, 2011 Atlantic 10 foe Duquesne awaits Golden Eagles Saturday Tennessee Tech faces an opponent from a high-major conference for the second time this season when it travels to Pittsburgh, Pa., to face Duquesne in a 6 p.m. CST tip-off Saturday night.
November 27, 2011 Sunday matinee awaits Golden Eagles, Wilberforce Tennessee Tech's Sunday game against Wilberforce will tip at an unusual time -- 4 p.m. -- at Eblen Center.
November 27, 2011 Wilberforce takes Tech to the limit; Golden Eagles win 84-83 Upstart Wilberforce University, a tiny NAIA school, took Tennessee Tech to the limit Sunday evening in Eblen Center before the Golden Eagles prevailed, 84-83, behind big scoring efforts from Kevin Murphy and Jud Dillard.
November 25, 2011 Golden Eagles host Lamar, head coach Pat Knight on Friday On the heels of an energizing 62-57 overtime victory at High Point Tuesday, Tennessee Tech returns home for a holiday weekend homestand beginning Friday.
November 25, 2011 Visiting Lamar deals Golden Eagles homecourt loss Lamar used swarming defense and several second-half streaks to pull away from Tennessee Tech Friday night and hand the Golden Eagles an 85-65 loss in Eblen Center.
November 22, 2011 Tech looks to avenge 2010 home loss on road at High Point The Golden Eagles are looking to avenge an 11-point loss suffered at the hands of the Panthers a season ago at Eblen Center.
November 22, 2011 Golden Eagles turn halftime deficit upside down, win in overtime at High Point The Thanksgiving holiday got off to a rollicking start for Tennessee Tech Tuesday as the Golden Eagles overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to rally past homestanding High Point in overtime, 62-57.
November 19, 2011 Appalachian State trims Golden Eagles in Eblen Center Visiting Appalachian State used hot shooting to get a lead, then withstood a furious Tennessee Tech rally to edge the Golden Eagles, 68-63, Saturday night in Eblen Center despite big nights from Kevin Murphy and Jud Dillard.
November 18, 2011 Golden Eagles host Appalachian State in BracketBuster return game Coming off Steve Payne’s first official victory at the helm of the Golden Eagles Tuesday against Reinhardt, Tennessee Tech steps up in competition to host Appalachian State at 7 p.m. Saturday night in Eblen Center.
November 18, 2011 Highly-touted Johnson signs with Golden Eagles Tennessee Tech added a fourth early-period signee this week, receiving a National Letter of Intent from Jay Johnson, a 6-foot-7 forward from Versailles, Ky.
November 16, 2011 Seven-footer Eric Weisenbach signs with Tennessee Tech Tennessee Tech added 7-foot center Eric Weisenbach to its growing list of early-period signees recently, head coach Steve Payne announced.
November 15, 2011 Fresh off close call at Miami, Golden Eagles open home slate against Reinhardt After leading Miami (Fla.) for the majority of the second half in Friday’s season-opener, Tennessee Tech returns to the friendly confines of Eblen Center for its home opener against Reinhardt at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
November 15, 2011 Golden Eagles top Reinhardt to give Payne first TTU career win Five players scored in double figures and the Golden Eagles shot 64 percent as Tennessee Tech claimed a 94-64 win over Reinhardt College Tuesday night in the team's home opener in Eblen Center.
November 11, 2011 Late rally lifts Miami Hurricanes over Golden Eagles in season opener The Miami Hurricanes used a lucky bounce and a late rally to pull out a 69-58 victory over Tennessee Tech Friday night in Steve Payne's first official game as Golden Eagle head coach.
November 10, 2011 Anthony Morse gives Tech second early-period signee Another prospect from the state of Georgia has chosen to make Tennessee Tech his college basketball home.
November 9, 2011 Sharpshooter Shaqueille Calhoun signs with Tennessee Tech Three-point sharpshooter Shaqueille Calhoun signed with Tennessee Tech on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, Golden Eagle head coach Steve Payne announced.
November 8, 2011 WHUB to air weekly Coach's Show with Messer, Payne each Wednesday Tennessee Tech basketball coaches Sytia Messer and Steve Payne will join Roger Ealey each week on WHUB am 1400 for the weekly TTU Coach's Show, airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
November 8, 2011 Payne to make head coaching debut as Golden Eagles open at Miami The Steve Payne era is set to officially get underway at Tennessee Tech this weekend as the Golden Eagles prepare to open the 2011-12 season with a 6 p.m. CST tip Friday at Miami (Fla.).
November 7, 2011 Murphy named one of top "under-the-radar" players by CBS Sports CBSSports.com, which picked Tennessee Tech to win the Ohio Valley Conference earlier this fall, has named senior guard Kevin Murphy one of the top 30 “under-the-radar” players in the nation.
November 6, 2011 Basketball Poster Nights at two home games in November First Tennessee Bank will host Poster Night at the first women's and men's basketball home games of the 2011-12 season in Eblen Center, with free TTU schedule posters for Golden Eagle fans.
November 4, 2011 On heels of late-season 2010-11 run, Golden Eagles ready to soar higher For a four-week stretch late in the 2010-11 season, Steve Payne caught a glimpse of what his team could be capable of accomplishing.
November 4, 2011 Riggins named OVC's 'Incoming Sleeper' by ESPN Media outlets have showered praise on Tennessee Tech’s top returnees this fall, but it was freshman forward Ryon Riggins who recently drew praise from ESPN in its Ohio Valley Conference preview.
November 3, 2011 Men's basketball welcomes fans to open practice Saturday Tennessee Tech fans on campus for Saturday’s Homecoming football game are invited to duck inside the Eblen Center and catch a glimpse of the Golden Eagles on the hardwood in an open practice session Saturday morning.
November 2, 2011 Golden Eagle assistant featured contributor on CollegeChalkTalk.com For the third consecutive season, college basketball fans around the nation can get an insight into the Tennessee Tech program through assistant coach Russ Willemsen’s regular contributions to CollegeChalkTalk.com.
November 1, 2011 Start times for 2011-12 Golden Eagle basketball games announced Tennessee Tech has announced the starting times for all Golden Eagle basketball games during the 2011-12 season, home and away. The season begins Monday with a women's exhibition game.
November 1, 2011 Men's basketball team looking for a few good.....Golden Eagle Ball Boys Area boys interested in serving as Golden Eagle Ball Boys during the 2011-12 basketball season in Eblen Center are invited to attend an organizational meeting Saturday morning. The group is open to all boys, ages 8 through 12.
October 27, 2011 USA Today names Swansey OVC Preseason Player of the Year Preseason accolades continue to pour in for Tennessee Tech, and this time, it’s senior guard Zac Swansey garnering high honors from a national media source.
October 26, 2011 Payne, Messer speak to Cookeville Noonday Rotary Club Tennessee Tech head basketball coaches Steve Payne and Sytia Messer implored Cookeville Noonday Rotary Club members to support both Golden Eagle squads in the upcoming 2011-12 season at the organization’s Wednesday meeting.
October 25, 2011 Murphy Preseason OVC Player of the Year; Golden Eagles picked second Tennessee Tech's Kevin Murphy has been picked as the OVC Player of the Year in the annual preseason poll of league coaches and SIDs, and is joined on the team by Zac Sawnsey. Tech is pegged for a second-place finish.
October 21, 2011 Hoop Troop forming: New kids' fan club for Tech Basketball teams Young basketball fans are invited to join a brand new, official kids club to follow Tennessee Tech Basketball in 2010-11. The Hoop Troop is for fans ages 3 through 18, and a membership includes many benefits.
October 14, 2011 Tickets for OVC-hosted NCAA Tournament games go on sale Saturday Tickets for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Second- and Third-Round games to be held in Nashville, and hosted by the Ohio Valley Conference, will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday.
October 13, 2011 Golden Eagles open practice, launch OVC title quest One of the most anticipated Tennessee Tech basketball seasons in recent memory officially begins Saturday with the start of practice around the Division I college basketball landscape.
October 7, 2011 Golden Eagles feeling preseason love from national media Preseason prognostications are rolling in from college basketball’s national media, and the consensus is that Tennessee Tech is a favorite to win the Ohio Valley Conference.
October 6, 2011 Three Golden Eagles honored by College Sports Madness With the official start of practice just more than a week away, the preseason accolades have begun coming in for Tennessee Tech.
October 5, 2011 ESPNU to televise at least two Tennessee Tech men's basketball games Tennessee Tech will play at least two games in front of a national audience on the ESPN networks during the 2011-12 season, with the potential for several more.
September 28, 2011 Tech part of largest Sears BracketBusters field ever Tennessee Tech will be one of 142 teams to take part in this year's Sears BracketBusters and will have a chance to receive national exposure on an ESPN network as part of the event.
September 28, 2011 Getting to know Golden Eagle guard Zach Bailey In the continuing series of Getting to Know Tech's student-athletes, this installment looks into the personality of men's basketball player Zach Bailey.
September 22, 2011 Games at Miami, West Virginia, Las Vegas Classic highlight 2011-12 slate Games against squads from the ACC, Big East and Atlantic 10 as well as a trip to the iBN Sports Las Vegas Classic highlight Tennessee Tech’s 2011-12 non-conference men’s basketball schedule.
September 2, 2011 Former Golden Eagle Newton named Director of Basketball Operations Charles Newton believes he still has a lot to accomplish at Tennessee Tech.
August 20, 2011 Legendary NAIA head coach Happy Osborne completes Tech staff Tennessee Tech head men’s basketball coach Steve Payne has added national championship NAIA head coach Happy Osborne to his staff for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
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August 10, 2011 National blog "Rush the Court" puts Tech first in OVC power rankings Tennessee Tech returns four starters from a team that rode a late-season hot streak all the way to the Ohio Valley Conference championship game in 2010-11, and the national press is taking notice.
July 11, 2011 Golden Eagles Hunley, Newton named to NABC Honors Court Senior Charles Newton and junior Riley Hunley were named Monday to the Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for their outstanding work in the classroom.
June 29, 2011 Boys basketball camp wraps up; Volleyball and football camps remain Youth camps at Tennessee Tech have been keeping the Golden Eagle coaching staffs busy this summer. The boy;s individual camp under first-year head coach Steve Payne wrapped up Wednesday, but events are still on tap in July for football and volleyball.
June 26, 2011 Outstanding Male Athlete Award goes to buzzer-beater Zac Swansey Junior point guard Zac Swansey has been selected as Tennessee Tech's Outstanding Male Athlete for 2011. Swansey was named from a strong field of nine finalists.
June 7, 2011 David Boyden selected as 
men’s basketball assistant coach Steve Payne has rounded out his men's basketball coaching staff with the addition of David Boyden as assistant coach. Boyden comes to Tech from Western Kentucky where he helped coach the Hilltoppers to an NCAA appearance and a Sun Belt Conference championship.
June 1, 2011 Annual Golden Eagle Youth Basketball Camps continue with Payne at the helm Tennessee Tech’s newest head coach, Steve Payne, and the rest of the men’s basketball coaching staff are proud to continue one of Tech’s greatest traditions in the individual and team summer basketball camps for area youth.
May 31, 2011 Tickets for 2012 NCAA event in Nashville go on sale in October Preliminary round tickets to next year's 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship -- including games held in Nashville March 16 & 18 -- will go on sale in October as part of its enhanced ticketing system, the NCAA announced today.
May 18, 2011 Tech's newest head coach, Steve Payne, interviews with National Hoops Report An interview with Steve Payne, head men's basketball coach at Tennessee Tech University, was recently featured as one a National Hoops Report "Clipboard Conversation."
April 30, 2011 Swansey, Murphy named co-MVP at men’s basketball awards dinner With the second best record in Tennessee Tech men’s basketball history in the books, the 2010-11 Golden Eagle squad gathered for their annual post-season awards dinner Thursday evening.
April 14, 2011 Make it two; Tech basketball signs a second for 2011-12 season A second commitment comes to Tech basketball program in the form of Ryon Riggins, who is the second signee to be added to the Golden Eagle roster for the 2011-12 basketball season.
April 13, 2011 Payne and staff sign Esters-Johnson for 2011-12 hoop season Tennessee Tech's newest head coach, Steve Payne, and the rest of the Golden Eagle men's basketball staff will welcome Lanerryl Esters-Johnson to the Golden Eagle roster as the newest signee for the 2011-12 basketball season.
April 11, 2011 Jones to participate in 4th Annual Music City All-Star Classic Tennessee Tech senior forward Alfred Jones will be playing in the 4th Annual Music City All Star Classic, which will take place on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. at Fisk University.
March 28, 2011 Mike Sutton's WSMV interview available for viewing online Recently retired Golden Eagle men's basketball coach Mike Sutton sat down with Terry Bulger of WSMV-TV in Nashville to talk about his college coaching career. The interview is available for viewers online at wsmv.com.
March 24, 2011 Sutton finalist for 2011 Skip Prosser Award; Winner to be announced Friday After coaching the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team to one of the most successful seasons in program history, recently retired head coach Mike Sutton is being honored as one of 16 finalists for the 2011 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award.
March 23, 2011 Steve Payne named Golden Eagle men's basketball head coach Steve Payne, the associate head coach of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball program who has served on the staff for the past nine years, was named Wednesday morning as Golden Eagle head coach.
March 23, 2011 Mike Sutton announces retirement as Golden Eagle head coach After nine seasons at the helm and 149 career victories, Mike Sutton has announced his retirement as head men’s basketball coach at Tennessee Tech University.
March 16, 2011 Golden Eagles fall by eight at Western Michigan in College Insider Tournament Junior Kevin Murphy notched 28 of Tech’s 66 total points, but the Golden Eagles couldn’t get any closer than five after falling behind by a dozen, and lost a 74-66 road game to the Broncos of Western Michigan in the first round of the College Insider Tournament Wednesday night.
March 14, 2011 College Insider’s Tournament to be broadcast by Fox Sports Fox Sports will be broadcasting all first-round games of the College Insider’s Tournament (CIT), including the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle’s match-up with the Broncos of Western Michigan, live on FCS Broadband.
March 13, 2011 Tech to face off against Western Michigan in round one of the CIT The Golden Eagles will hit the road for their post-season endeavors; it has been announced that Tennessee Tech will take on the Broncos of Western Michigan in the first round of the College Insider’s Tournament (CIT)
March 11, 2011 Two Golden Eagles named All-District by National Association of Basketball Coaches Juniors Kevin Murphy and Zac Swansey have been named first and second-team all-district (district 19) for 2011 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches as announced on Wednesday, March 9.
March 10, 2011 While we wait, where we stand; Golden Eagles finishing on top As the Golden Eagle men’s basketball team awaits the start of its post-season tournament endeavors, here’s a recap of how they finished on the season.
March 5, 2011 Worldwide audience to see Golden Eagles in OVC Championship game For the first time since 1986, neither Murray State or Austin Peay will play in the OVC Championship Contest. Instead, for the first time since 2003, the no. 4 seeded Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech will match up against the no. 2 Eagles of Morehead State in Saturday's 7 p.m. showdown.
March 5, 2011 Three named all-tournament despite Tech’s fall in Championship round Bittersweet defeat might be the only way to describe Tennessee Tech’s championship match-up with the Eagles of Morehead State on Saturday night as Tech fell short of their primary goal for the season in an 80-73 loss to the Eagles.
March 4, 2011 Sacked by Zac! Golden Eagles skin Racers in OVC Tourney to reach title tilt Giant-killer Zac Sawnsey dropped another game-winner Friday night, this one lifting Tennessee Tech to a stunning 64-59 upset over top-seeded Murray State to put the Golden Eagles into Saturday night's OVC Championship game.
March 4, 2011 Men's basketball tips off against reigning OVC champs Friday at 7 p.m. After handing UT Martin a hefty 83-59 victory in the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament on Thursday, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will have to turn around to take on the defending OVC champions and 2010 NCAA tournament participants in Murray State.
March 3, 2011 Golden Eagles head to semis; Martin falls in Municipal Jud Dillard recorded his fourth double-double on the season while Kevin Murphy put his ninth 20+ point performancev of the season in the books to lead the Golden Eagles to a 83-59 victory over the no. 8 seeded Skyhawks in the quarterfinal round of the OVC Tournament.
March 2, 2011 Golden Eagles to face no. 8 UT Martin in the OVC quarterfinal round Having garnered the four-spot in the eight-team OVC Tournament field, the Golden Eagles will face off against either no. 5 seed Tennessee State or no. 8 UT Martin in the quarterfinal round on Thursday evening at 6 p.m.
March 1, 2011 Murphy and Swansey receive post-season honors TTU juniors Kevin Murphy and Zac Swansey make appearances on the All-OVC Men’s Basketball lists as voted upon by head coaches and Sports Information Directors throughout the league, and announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
February 28, 2011 Zac Swansey voted OVC Newcomer of the Week Junior guard Zac Swansey has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference adidas Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season, for his solid efforts last week in two wins by the Golden Eagles.
February 26, 2011 Golden Eagles edge Gamecocks on Senior Night in Eblen Center Zac Swansey had another game-winner in the final minute, helping Tennessee Tech claim a 77-75 OVC victory over Jacksonville State on Senior Night Saturday in Eblen Center.
February 25, 2011 First 300 fans wearing purple admitted free Saturday night The first 300 fans who are wearing purple into Eblen Center Saturday night will be admitted free to Tennessee Tech's Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against Jacksonville State. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the women's game tips at 5:30.
February 25, 2011 Fans invited to Music City Mingle event during OVC Tournament Fans are invited to attend the "Music City Mingle" event between the afternoon and evening sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the 2011 OVC Basketball Championships in Nashville.
February 25, 2011 Senior Night features three as the Golden Eagles close against JSU In the final game of the regular season, the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech will face off against the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The game will also honor three graduating seniors in Charles Newton, Byron Pickens and Alfred Jones.
February 23, 2011 College Chalktalk calls on assistant coach Russ Willemsen for another contribution A regular contributor for College Chalktalk, Russ Willemsen - assistant men's basketball coach at Tennessee Tech University - discusses the components of "Late Game Heroics" in the National Coaches Diary Series.
February 22, 2011 True team effort in Edwardsville nets hefty road win for Tech Thirteen Golden Eagles saw action on the court in Tuesday night’s game against the Cougars of SIU-Edwardsville, 11 of whom scored points in Tennessee Tech’s 92-69 win on the road.
February 20, 2011 Final road game of the regular season tips off in SIU-Edwardsville In the final road game of the regular season, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team heads to SIU-Edwardsville to face off against the future OVC rivals. Tip time is set for 7:30 p.m.
February 19, 2011 Golden Eagles slip past Gardner-Webb, 60-58, in final minute Trailing much of the second half, Tennessee Tech slipped past Gardner-Webb Saturday night in the final minute, 60-58, as Kevin Murphy scored the Golden Eagles' final 10 points.
February 17, 2011 BracketBuster weekend brings Gardner-Webb to Cookeville One of Sears/ESPNU’s BracketBuster match-ups this year features the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles going head to head with the Runnin’ Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb in Cookeville on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
February 16, 2011 Tech to host Think Pink, Pack The House Night Saturday Fans are encouraged to wear pink and to fill the stands Saturday night when the Golden Eagle basketball teams host a doubleheader in Eblen Center. All fans wearing pink for "Think Pink" Night can buy tickets for one dollar.
February 16, 2011 Buckets; article on Swansey featured on Jeff Goodman's blog Zac Swansey and his clutch shooting is being recognized across the nation; in a recent article by Justin Young, featured on Jeff Goodman's Yardbarker blog, Swansey discusses how his game-winners have fueled his career as a guard.
February 14, 2011 Blizzard expected Monday inside Eblen Center when Tigers visit TTU In the first of three final home games of the regular season, the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will go up against TSU on Monday in a single game event, starting at 7 p.m.
February 14, 2011 Another buzzer-beating, game-winnner for Swansey as Tech edges TSU For the fourth time this season, junior guard Zac Swansey wore the hero’s cape, hitting a spinning, 14-foot jump shot with 2.7 seconds remaining to propel Tennessee Tech to a climactic, 61-59 OVC victory over Tennessee State in the Eblen Center.
February 12, 2011 Several standouts as Golden Eagles burn UT Martin for sixth OVC road win The red-hot shooting Golden Eagles stole a road win at UT Martin, topping the Skyhawks 85-71 to remain in the hunt for one of the top spots in the Ohio Valley Conference standings. Tech is home Monday at 7 p.m. against Tennessee State.
February 11, 2011 Men round out road trip with a game against the Skyhawks In their final conference game on the road of the 2010-11 season, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will head to Martin, Tenn. to take on the Skyhawks on Saturday at 6 p.m. At present, Tech ranks fourth in the conference with their 9-6 record, while UTM sits in eighth with a record of 4-10.
February 10, 2011 Eblen Center under "blizzard" warning for TSU game Monday night Whether or not the weather outside cooperates won't matter -- there is a "blizzard" warning being posted for Eblen Center for Monday night's game against Tennessee State. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow?
February 10, 2011 Murray State claims defensive contest over visiting Golden Eagles Tennessee Tech dropped a defensive slugfest at Murray State Thursday night, falling 55-44 to the league-leading Racers. The Golden Eagles play their final conference road game Saturday at UT Martin before returning to Eblen Center Monday to host Tennessee State.
February 9, 2011 Headed to Racer country; Tech men take on Murray State at CFBS Arena After going 2-1 in their most recent home stand, capped off by the season sweep of Austin Peay, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will take on top-ranked OVC opponent Murray State in Kentucky on Thursday night.
February 9, 2011 Golden Eagles give back; Tech men’s basketball helps out at Sycamore Three members of the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team visited Sycamore Elementary school on Thursday to spend time with students that participate in the school’s after-school L.E.A.P.S. program.
February 9, 2011 Happy Valentine's Day: Sweetheart Special for Monday's game Tennessee Tech is offering a Sweetheart Special for Monday's Valentine's Day game when Tennessee State visits. Fans can purchase two tickets for the price of one for the 7 p.m. game against the Tigers.
February 8, 2011 Time to make plans for Nashville -- Both Tech teams in OVC tournament Golden Eagle basketball fans -- You can purchase your tickets and make your hotel reservations for Nashville for the 2011 OVC Tournament -- both Golden Eagle teams have clinched spots in the event, March 2-5.
February 7, 2011 Golden Eagles keep pace in OVC race, top Govs 70-64 Tennessee Tech swept the season series from Austin Peay by claiming a 70-64 victory Monday night in the Eblen Center. With the win, Tech stayed within striking distance of the lead in the Ohio Valley Conference race, tied for third with the Govs.
February 7, 2011 Golden Eagles take on Govs; Austin Peay comes to Cookeville on Monday The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will face off against the Governors of Austin Peay in a single-game event on Monday night in the Hoop. Tip time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
February 6, 2011 Players, coaches and fans have all helped Tech reach 1,000 victories Recognition for the men's basketball program reaching 1,000 all-time victories will take place Monday just prior to tipoff of the Golden Eagle game against Austin Peay in the Eblen Center.
February 5, 2011 Win streak snapped as Morehead State tops Tech, 76-60 Freshman Drew Kelly led Morehead State to a 76-60 Ohio Valley Conference victory over the Golden Eagles Saturday night in the Eblen Center, snapping Tech's three-game winning streak.
February 4, 2011 Heavyweights will battle when Morehead State visits Saturday night Two teams with an eye on the 2011 OVC Championship will go head-to-head Saturday night when Morehead State visits Tennessee Tech for a 7:30 p.m. contest in the Eblen Center.
February 3, 2011 Golden Eagles hold off stubborn EKU Colonels, 63-54 Junior Kevin Murphy scored 25 points and senior Alfred Jones grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech to a nine-point OVC win over Eastern Kentucky Thursday night in Eblen Center.
February 2, 2011 First 1,500 fans Thursday receive free Cumberland Insurance Rally Towel The first 1,500 fans into the arena Thursday evening for Tennessee Tech's doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky will receive a free Cumberland Insurance Purple Pride Rally Towel. Fans can bring the rally towel to remaining home games to receive a free gift.
February 1, 2011 Cash prizes to be awarded to "Most Spirited" student groups Student groups who are judged to be the "Most Spirited" in attendance will win cash prizes at each of Tennessee Tech's seven nights of basketball in Eblen Center during the month of February.
February 1, 2011 Tech basketball returns home to play three in the Hoop this week After sweeping their last road trip for the first time in several years this past weekend, the Golden Eagle men’s basketball team is back in action on their home court for a three-game stand this week.
February 1, 2011 Men's basketball one game out of first; looking to pack the Hoop this week Sitting in a three-way tie at one game out of first place in the Ohio Valley Conference, the Golden Eagle men's basketball team will host a crucial three games this week as the second half of conference play kicks off.
January 31, 2011 Plenty of special events planned for upcoming games in Eblen Center With games on Thursday, Saturday and Monday in Eblen Center -- crucial games, by the way -- Tennessee Tech is hosting a variety of special events to help add to the homecourt advantage for the Golden Eagles.
January 31, 2011 Teams collecting donations during "Hoops for Heroes" SAAC initiative Student-athletes of Tennessee Tech’s 14 athletic teams will participate in the Ohio Valley Conference SAAC initiative "Hoops for Heroes" at games Thursday and Saturday in Eblen Center. The funds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
January 31, 2011 Golden Eagles to host Gardner Webb Feb. 19 in Bracket Buster Tennessee Tech's Feb. 19 Bracket Buster game will be against....Gardner Webb. The pairings for the OVC schools were announced Monday evening on ESPNU, and the Golden Eagles will host the Bulldogs from the Big South Conference.
January 31, 2011 Willemsen talks about "Handling Adversity" as a team for College Chalktalk Tennessee Tech assistant basketball coach Russ Willemsen recently contributed a piece to College Chalktalk, one of the nation's prime outlets for NCAA hoops coverage, on handling off-court adversity as a team.
January 31, 2011 Swansey earns the vote for OVC Newcomer of the Week Junior Zac Swansey has been voted Newcomer of the Week by the Ohio Valley Conference for his performances in last week's conference match-ups.
January 29, 2011 Golden Eagles edge close to first place with road win at SEMO Tennessee Tech claimed its second consecutive road victory Saturday night, taking a 93-86 win at Southeast Missouri, allowing the Golden Eagles to climb to within one game of first place in the OVC standings.
January 28, 2011 Tech takes on SEMO Saturday at 6; Coaches wearing sneakers The Golden Eagles wrap up their four-game road stretch Saturday at 6 p.m. with a game at Southeast Missouri in the Show-Me Center. Tech's coaching staff will take part in the "Coaches vs. Cancer" program and wear suits and sneakers on the sidelines.
January 27, 2011 Ho-hum...another last-second Swansey 3-pointer lifts Tech Junior Zac Swansey scored the game-winning 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining Thursday night to lift the Golden Eagles to a 77-74 victory at Eastern Illinois and keep Tech within reach of the top of the league standings.
January 25, 2011 Basketball coaches get the chance to speak to area business leaders Members of the Cookeville-area business community heard comments from Golden Eagle basketball coaches Mike Sutton and Sytia Messer Tuesday morning at the monthly Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours gathering.
January 25, 2011 Fans - Last chance to get OVC Tourney tickets at deepest discount Golden Eagle basketball fans are reminded that the special offer for the absolute lowest price on OVC Basketball Tournament tickets is in its final week. The offer is only allowed by the league through Monday to save $120 on all-session tickets.
January 25, 2011 Men’s basketball kicks off second half of their four-game road stint The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will hit the road this week for the final two games of a four-game OVC road stint, as they take on EIU and SEMO this coming Thursday and Saturday.
January 24, 2011 Coach Sutton recognized for his perseverence on the sidelines Tech men's basketball head coach Mike Sutton was recently mentioned by Jeff Goodman, senior college basketball writer for FOXSports.com, for his tenacity in recovering from Guillian-Barre Syndrome.
January 22, 2011 Free throw woes cost Tech in 71-65 loss at Tennessee State Tennessee Tech struggled at the free throw line Saturday and Tennessee State took advantage in a 71-65 Ohio Valley Conference victory in Gentry Center that left the Tigers tied for first in the league standings.
January 21, 2011 "Turn up the lights in here baby, extra bright I want y'all to see this..." "Flash lights, spot lights, strobe lights, street lights" SportsCenter gives junior Zac Swansey "all of the lights" after his game winning three over Austin Peay on Thursday night.
January 21, 2011 One game out; Tech basketball heads to Nashville to take on TSU Saturday After upsetting APSU on Thursday night, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are just one game out of first place in Ohio Valley Conference standings with a 5-3 record. They’ll look to move up in standings when they tip off against no. 1 ranked TSU (6-2) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
January 20, 2011 Swansey, Golden Eagles shock Governors, 71-68 in Clarksville Zac Swansey's 3-pointer with two seconds left lifted Tennessee Tech to a 71-68 victory at Austin Peay Thursday night and allowed the Golden Eagles to climb to within one game of the first-place Governors.
January 19, 2011 Murphy newest member of 1,000-Point Club, Hayes edging closer to joining Kevin Murphy has earned his membership card in an exclusive group of Tennessee Tech basketball players, the 1,000-Point Club. Now, the leading scorer on the women's team, Tacarra Hayes, is bidding to do the same.
January 18, 2011 Take it to the top; Tech basketball faces No. 1 APSU in Clarksville on Thursday An upset alert is on for Thursday evening’s game between the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and the top ranked Governors of Austin Peay. The game, which will be broadcast on ESPN3.com and ESPN-U, will tip off at 6:02 p.m. in Clarksville.
January 15, 2011 First half surge helps Murray State trump Tech in Eblen Center Tennessee Tech's early lead evaporated behind a late first half Murray State surge and the Racers held that edge throughout the second half on the way to a 92-85 Ohio Valley Conference victory Saturday night in Eblen Center.
January 14, 2011 Tech takes on defending OVC champs when Murray comes to Eblen Saturday The Golden Eagles will look to take three straight wins for the first time this season when they take on the 2010 NCAA Tournament representatives from the OVC when the Racers of Murray State come to Cookeville Saturday night.
January 13, 2011 Tech fan bus planned for doubleheader at TSU Saturday, Jan. 22 A fan bus will head to Nashville on Saturday, Jan. 22, for Tennessee Tech's OVC basketball doubleheader at Tennessee State. Radio personality Philip Gibbons will host the group. Sign up soon to reserve a seat.
January 13, 2011 Last man standing: Golden Eagles top UT Martin in triple overtime Zac Swansey had 19 points and 11 assists, one of two Golden Eagles with double-doubles and one of six to score in double figures as Tennessee Tech outlasted UT Martin, 109-105, in triple overtime Thursday night in Eblen Center. Eight players fouled out of the contest.
January 12, 2011 Deadline extended for purchasing OVC Tourney tickets at reduced price Fans who plan to attend the OVC Basketball Tournament in Nashville March 2-5 have until the end of January to purchase all-session tickets for the reduced price of $60. The deadline has been extended one month by the conference.
January 12, 2011 Thursday evening doubleheader vs. UT Martin still on the schedule The Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader against UT Martin is still scheduled to be played Thursday night in Tennessee Tech's Eblen Center. Tipoff for the women's game -- a battle for first place -- is at 5:30 p.m.
January 12, 2011 Saturday’s men’s basketball game Available on ESPN3/Full Court Saturday evening’s basketball game between the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and the Murray State Racers in Eblen Center will be broadcasted by Wazoo Sport and therefore available on ESPN3.com and ESPN Full Court.
January 11, 2011 Conference play comes to Cookeville; Men’s basketball tips off against UTM With students back in the stands and a recent win under their belts, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will host the Skyhawks of UT Martin to the Hoop on Thursday for the first OVC match-up in Cookeville of the new year. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.
January 10, 2011 Jackson County Night is Thursday in Eblen Center Residents of Jackson County can purchase tickets for just one dollar each for Thursday's OVC doubleheader in Eblen Center when Tennessee Tech hosts UT Martin. The women's game -- a battle for first place -- begins at 5:30 p.m.
January 8, 2011 Electrifying effort lights the way to 12-point victory at EKU Zach Bailey scored 10 straight points, keying a late 13-2 run that helped Tennessee Tech claim a 78-66 OVC victory at Eastern Kentucky Saturday night. He was one of five Golden Eagles to score in double digits in the win.
January 7, 2011 On to the next one; men's basketball team heads to Richmond for EKU on Saturday The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will round out their “Death Valley” road trip with a game against the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at 6 p.m.
January 6, 2011 Back-and-forth OVC battle goes to Morehead State, 76-64 Tennessee Tech put up a good fight Thursday night but the Golden Eagles fell to host Morehead State, 76-64, in a back-and-forth OVC battle.
January 6, 2011 Illness causes Golden Eagle head coach Mike Sutton to miss Kentucky road trip Tennessee Tech basketball coach Mike Sutton has stayed home because of illness, missing the Golden Eagle road trip to Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky Kentucky.
January 5, 2011 Men's game at Austin Peay to be televised on ESPNU; Tipoff times changed The Golden Eagle men's basketball game at Austin Peay on Thursday, Jan. 20, has been selected from its "wild card" lineup to be televised nationally by ESPNU, prompting time changes for the tipoff of both games that night in Clarksville.
January 4, 2011 2011 OVC play tips off; men’s basketball visits “Death Valley” this weekend Conference play shifts into high gear this weekend for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team as they hit the road for the infamous trip up to “Death Valley” to take on Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky in the first two OVC match-ups of 2011.
January 2, 2011 Second half surge lifts Golden Eagles over Bluefield, 74-56 It took a strong second half by Tennessee Tech to subdue a determined Bluefield College Sunday afternoon. Chase Dunn had 21 points and Kevin Murphy 20 as the Golden Eagles outlasted the Rams in Eblen Center to open the new year.
December 31, 2010 Tennessee Tech basketball welcomes 2011 and Bluefield College on Sunday The TTU Golden Eagles will kick off the new year with game two of January 2nd’s double header event, taking on Bluefield College at 4 p.m.
December 30, 2010 Newton, McMorrow lead Golden Eagles over Crowley's Ridge Charles Newton scored a career-high 23 points and Liam McMorrow added his second career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds as Tennessee Tech returned to action with a 106-44 victory over Crowley's Ridge College Thursday night in Eblen Center.
December 29, 2010 Tech takes on Crowley’s Ridge in its last game of 2010 The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team resumes play after the winter break with a non-conference game against Crowley’s Ridge College on Thursday at 7 p.m in Eblen Center.
December 28, 2010 Special promotions in store at several upcoming basketball games Several special events are planned at Tennessee Tech's upcoming basketball games, beginning with another "Church Bulletin Day" at Sunday's doubleheader in Eblen Center.
December 21, 2010 Swansey nominated for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award as one of the nation’s top point guards Junior Zac Swansey is one of 66 NCAA basketball players in contention for the 2011 Bob Cousy award and the title of the nation’s top point guard.
December 21, 2010 Southeast Missouri upends Golden Eagles, 77-75 Southeast Missouri forced Tennessee Tech into a game of catch-up Tuesday night in Eblen Center, and the Golden Eagles came up just short in suffering their first OVC loss of the season, 77-75.
December 20, 2010 Undefeated in OVC play, Tech hosts the Redhawks on Tuesday The Golden Eagle men’s basketball team will look to remain unbeaten in OVC play Tuesday night as they host the Southeast Missouri Redhawks in game two of a double-header. The men’s game will tip off at 7:30 p.m.
December 19, 2010 Swansey, Golden Eagles edge Panthers in final seconds, 65-64 Zac Swansey's only basket of the night proved to be the game-winner with 4.5 seconds remaining as Tennessee Tech edged Eastern Illinois, 65-64, Sunday evening in Eblen Center.
December 17, 2010 Golden Eagles resume conference play against EIU Panthers Sunday Coming off of a huge non-conference win over Hiwassee College, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team gets back into OVC play in game two of Sunday’s double-header against the Panthers of Eastern Illinois.
December 17, 2010 Sutton nominated as one of six coaches for 2010 NGO Positive Peace Awards Tennessee Tech basketball coach Mike Sutton was one of six coaches nominated for the 2010 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Awards. This award, honors and recognizes individuals, businesses, athletes, coaches, sports teams, entertainers and schools around the world for their positive contributions.
December 16, 2010 Golden Eagles set two school marks in 71-point win over Hiwassee Tennessee Tech set a school record by forcing 38 turnovers and tied another with 26 steals, cruising to a 113-42 victory over Hiwassee College Thursday night at Livingston Academy.
December 15, 2010 Sunday's doubleheader to be aired by WCTE, men's game on CSS TV Golden Eagle basketball fans around the region who don’t get the chance to visit Eblen Center Sunday afternoon will still have the opportunity to watch Tennessee Tech’s two basketball teams in Ohio Valley Conference action.
December 15, 2010 Tech teams up with Nike as men’s basketball vies for the OVC and NCAA tournaments Tennessee Tech basketball and Nike have teamed up to launch a new way for fans to cheer on the Golden Eagles this season as they make their way toward the ultimate goal in NCAA basketball – the Big Dance.
December 15, 2010 Golden Eagles host Hiwassee College Tigers off-site at Livingston Academy In a recently added game, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will host the Tigers of Hiwassee College Thursday evening at Livingston Academy, alma mater of TTU guard Chase Dunn. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
December 14, 2010 Sunday games to feature Jr. Pro, church bulletin promotions The first of two Sunday doubleheaders coming up in the next few weeks, Tennessee Tech’s games against Eastern Illinois this weekend will be the first of two “Church Bulletin Sunday” promotions. It's also Jr. Pro Day at Eblen Center.
December 11, 2010 Lipscomb takes the win; Golden Eagles fall 98-94 in Eblen Center Five Golden Eagles had double figure scoring performances as Tech rallied back from a 14-point deficit, but TTU couldn’t pull through with the win on Saturday at home.
December 10, 2010 Tech adds game; Will host Hiwassee Thursday night at Livingston Academy Tennessee Tech has added a game to the men’s basketball schedule, replacing a contest that was postponed a couple of weeks back. The Golden Eagles will host Hiwassee College on Thursday night (Dec. 16) at Livingston Academy.
December 10, 2010 Golden Eagles prepare for Lipscomb; tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday In their second of six straight home games, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will take on the Bisons of Lipscomb University in the Hooper Eblen Center Saturday at 7 p.m.
December 8, 2010 High Point guns down Golden Eagles, 80-69 High Point used a 12-0 run to start the game and 58 percent shooting in the second half to down the Golden Eagles, 80-69, Wednesday night in Eblen Center in the first meeting between the two schools
December 7, 2010 Golden Eagles begin six-game home stint Wednesday against High Point The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team returns to Eblen Center Wednesday evening for a match-up against High Point at 7 p.m. The contest will mark the start of six consecutive home games for Tech, going through January 2.
December 4, 2010 New start time; Doubleheader on Dec. 19 added to OVC TV package The tipoff time for the women's basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 19, has been moved ahead an hour to 1 p.m., and both games of Tech's doubleheader with Eastern Illinois that afternoon have been added to the OVC schedule of TV games for 2010-11.
December 4, 2010 Men’s team completes the sweep in a come-from-behind victory over JSU The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team rallied to overcome a 14-point deficit to hold off the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State on the road in Saturday’s hard-fought, 64-62 OVC opener.
December 2, 2010 Men’s basketball hits the road to open up conference play at Jacksonville State The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will take on the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State in Alabama on Saturday to commence conference play for the 2010-11 season. The game will be the second of a double-header event shared with the Golden Eagle women’s team.
December 1, 2010 Tech men's basketball helps to launch College Chalktalk's "Secondary Break" The Golden Eagle men's basketball program was the first team to debut footage for College Chalktalk's newest video blog, "Secondary Break"
December 1, 2010 Golden Eagles outlast SIUE Cougars, 78-65 Kevin Murphy scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Tech overcame a second-half comeback bid by SIU-Edwardsville as the Golden Eagles gave head coach Mike Sutton his 130th career victory with a 78-65 win Wednesday in Eblen Center.
November 30, 2010 White County Night Wednesday the first of four county nights in Eblen Center Residents of White County can purchase tickets to Wednesday night's basketball doubleheader in Eblen Center for just $1 each. It's the first of four specially-priced county nights for Golden Eagle basketball games in 2010-11.
November 29, 2010 Golden Eagles take on OVC newcomer SIUE Wednesday; Start time is 6 p.m. Wednesday evening will mark the first ever meeting between the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team and the Cougars of SIU Edwardsville. The Cougars will travel to Cookeville for the first game of a double-header with tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m.
November 28, 2010 No. 2 Spartans snag 73-55 win over Golden Eagles Eleven Golden Eagles contributed points in Sunday afternoon’s match-up against Big 10 powerhouse Michigan State but the Spartans, shooting near 50% from the floor on the game and 42% from downtown, earned a 73-55 victory.
November 26, 2010 Men’s basketball to hoop it up against No. 2 Michigan State In a match-up against the second-highest ranked opponent ever faced by the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball program, the Golden Eagle ballers will tip off against the No. 2 ranked Michigan State Spartans on Sunday at noon.
November 23, 2010 Saturday's women's basketball game begins at 6 p.m. The women's basketball game on Saturday will begin an hour earlier than the usual tipoff time. The Golden Eagles will host Tennessee Wesleyan in Eblen Center beginning at 6 p.m.
November 23, 2010 Tuesday night game with Appalachian State postponed The Tennessee Tech men's basketball game against Appalachian State scheduled for Tuesday night in Eblen Center has been postponed, with no makeup date yet determined. ASU and the Southern Conference failed to provide officials for the game.
November 22, 2010 Men’s basketball to take on Appalachian State in Tuesday’s 2010-11 home opener The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will host the Mountaineers of Appalachian State Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in their first regular season game in Eblen Center.
November 20, 2010 Bucs battle hard; Golden Eagles trumped by East Tennessee State Seniors Kevin Murphy and Alfred Jones stepped up to lead the Golden Eagle men’s basketball team with 13 points apiece, but their efforts weren’t enough to match Mike Smith’s 26 points as the Bucs of East Tennessee State took the 73-60 win on Saturday.
November 18, 2010 Final Football Insiders' Lunch is Monday; Basketball Lunches begin November 29 Coach Watson Brown will host the final 2010 Football Insiders' Lunch on Monday, with fans asked to reserve a spot by noon Friday. Meanwhile, the lunch hour will continue to be busy on Mondays as Tech will host a Basketball Lunch with coaches Mike Sutton and Sytia Messer, beginning November 29.
November 16, 2010 Willemsen a regular for College ChalkTalk; contributes to National Coaches’ Diary Series Tennessee Tech assistant men’s basketball coach Russ Willemsen has agreed to share his insight as a basketball coach with College ChalkTalk via their latest edifying endeavor – the National Coaches’ Diary Series.
November 15, 2010 Bring on the Bucs; men’s basketball heads to ETSU for Saturday’s game Both Tennessee Tech and East Tennessee State will look for their fist victory of the 2010 season as they go head to head in Johnson City Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
November 12, 2010 Golden Eagles push Wolpack to the end, drop 82-69 battle The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team matched the NC State Wolfpack in the first half Friday evening in Raleigh, but faced a second half plagued with fouls en route to 13-point road loss.
November 9, 2010 Into the wolf den; Golden Eagles take on the N.C. State Wolfpack in Raleigh The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will hop a plane to Raleigh Thursday in anticipation of their regular season opener on Friday against Sidney Lowe’s Wolfpack of North Carolina State. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m. CDT at the Reynolds Coliseum.
November 5, 2010 Newton third National Basketball Hall of Fame member to visit this week When C.M. Newton watched his grandson, Charles, play Thursday night for the Golden Eagles, he was the third member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame to visit Eblen Center and the men's basketball program within a week.
November 4, 2010 "New look" Golden Eagles overwhelm Carson-Newman It didn't take long for the Golden Eagle men's basketball team to make a good impression Thursday night, jumping to an early lead on the way to defeating Carson-Newman College 95-46 in an exhibition contest in Eblen Center.
November 3, 2010 First Tennessee Bank hosts annual Poster Night Thursday at Eblen Center Tech basketball fans can receive a complimentary team poster Thursday night when First Tennessee Bank sponsors the teams' annual Poster Night at the exhibition doubleheader in Eblen Center.
November 2, 2010 Men’s basketball gets set to tip off against Carson-Newman in Thursday’s exhibition The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will hit the court Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the second exhibition game of a double-header event to open their 2010-11 season.
November 1, 2010 For one, meeting this legend a humbling experience Sixty years having passed since his NBA debut, Earl Lloyd is celebrated by Tennessee Tech University for being the first African-American to play professional basketball.
October 28, 2010 Tennessee Tech honors Earl Lloyd as the first African-American to play in the NBA Sunday, Oct. 31 marks the 60th year anniversary since Earl Lloyd became the first African-American to play in the NBA. Tennessee Tech basketball will celebrate the occasion with a “Celebrating 60” event in honor of Lloyd.
October 25, 2010 Murphy preseason all-OVC pick, Golden Eagles tabbed sixth Junior Kevin Murphy was voted to the preseason all-OVC squad while Tennessee Tech is picked for a sixth place finish this season, according to the annual preseason poll of league coaches and sports information directors.
October 20, 2010 Talented newcomers join 10 returnees as Tech prepares for opener Nov. 4 A nucleus of 10 returnees and an infusion of talented newcomers give the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team reason for high optimism heading into their season opener on Thursday, Nov. 4.
October 20, 2010 Basketball season ticket sales in high gear with opener looming With just two weeks remaining before the season-opening doubleheader in Eblen Center, Tennessee Tech Athletics has shifted into high gear with its 2010-11 basketball season ticket sales.
October 14, 2010 Tech men’s basketball follows up Friday’s first practice with an intersquad scrimmage on Saturday The Golden Eagle men’s basketball team will start hooping on Friday with their first official practice of the 2010-11 season. Eager to give fans a sneak peak of this year’s team, the team will follow up with a team scrimmage in the Hooper Eblen Center on Saturday.
October 13, 2010 Starting times set for 2010-11 home basketball games The tipoff times for Tennessee Tech’s 2010-11 home schedule have been announced. The home schedule features four afternoon contests and 27 in the evenings in Eblen Center.
October 7, 2010 Men’s basketball to potentially snag ESPNU slots this coming season The Ohio Valley Conference announced its slate of games across ESPN platforms for the 2010-11 season on Thursday, including two slots that may potentially air Tennessee Tech men’s basketball contests.
October 4, 2010 Sutton to serve on NCAA Regional Advisory Committee for the third consecutive year Tennessee Tech men’s basketball head coach Mike Sutton has agreed to his third year as a voting member of the NCAA DI Regional Advisory Committee, becoming one of just five members of the 31 member committee to contribute in three consecutive years.
September 30, 2010 Tech to be one of 10 OVC schools to compete in ESPN’s 2010 NCAA BracketBusters event The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will join the nine other OVC schools in participating in ESPN’s BracketBusters event on Feb. 18-20. The event will feature 11 nationally televised games between 22 teams selected from a pool of 114 – the largest in the event’s history thus far.
September 30, 2010 Men's basketball holds their annual photo day for the 2010-11 season Get a look behind the scenes at the 2010-11 men's basketball photo day, held in the Hooper Eblen Center on Wednesday evening.
September 30, 2010 Steve Payne named top assistant coach from the Ohio Valley Conference In a unanimous decision by the coaches in the Ohio Valley Conference, associate head coach for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team, Steve Payne, was named the top Ohio Valley assistant by FOXsports.com.
September 6, 2010 Men’s basketball schedule features 17 home games, lots of challenges A schedule loaded with 17 home games, seven opponents who reached the post-season a year ago, perennial powerhouses North Carolina State and No. 2 Michigan State, are some of the highlights ahead for the men’s basketball team and its fans.
September 1, 2010 A golden opportunity for the Golden Eagles in the Dominican The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team returns from their foreign goodwill tour in the Dominican Republic with a new appreciation for one another.
August 29, 2010 Experience in Dominica should help Golden Eagles on court in 2010-11 Any way you measure it, the Tech men’s basketball team was a long way from home last week. Coach Mike Sutton says the experience will benefit the Golden Eagles in 2010-11.
August 22, 2010 Updates from the Dominican Republic on the men's basketball team The Golden Eagle men's team continues to hoop it up in the Dominican on their pre-season foreign tour sponsored by G.O. Ministries
August 20, 2010 Hoopin' in the DR...comments from Coach Sutton The Golden Eagle men's basketball team is participating in a week-long goodwill foreign tour in the Dominican Republic, sponsored by G.O. Ministries. See updates from head Coach Mike Sutton on the team's activity in the Caribbean.
August 20, 2010 McMorrow granted waiver, eligible to play this season for Golden Eagles Liam McMorrow, a 7-foot transfer from Marquette University, has been granted a waiver of the transfer requirement by the NCAA and will be eligible to begin playing for coach Mike Sutton’s Golden Eagles immediately.
August 18, 2010 Men's basketball team leaves Thursday to play in Dominican Republic The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will leave for the Dominican Republic Thursday for a week-long foreign tour sponsored by G.O. Ministries.
August 10, 2010 Basketball featured at Purple Pride Caravan stop in Gainesboro The latest Purple Pride Caravan stop was in Gainesboro, where basketball was the featured sport. Several Jackson County fans turned out to greet Golden Eagle players and coaches, and several went home with prizes and free tickets.
August 9, 2010 Purple Pride Caravan visits Gainesboro Tuesday afternoon The Purple Pride Caravan will head to Jackson County Tuesday afternoon to visit neighboring Gainesboro. The event is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sav-a-lot store. Basketball coach Mike Sutton and softball coach Tory Acheson will be featured.
July 28, 2010 Stout, King announce golf schedules for the 2010 Fall season Tech's golf teams will compete in nine matches during the fall. Coach Brandy Stout's women's team plays five tourneys and the men's team, under Craig King's direction, plays in four tournaments.
July 23, 2010 Sutton completes staff with the addition of DeAntoine Beasley A former Golden Eagle player and member of the British Basketball League with the Plymouth Raiders, DeAntoine Beasley, accepts the assistant coaching position at his alma mater.
July 21, 2010 Looking Back: A peek into the Golden Eagle photo archives Featured this week: From the 1984-85 season, guard Jimmy Elliott (left) is guarded closely by Chris Michael of the Clemson Tigers in a game that Tech won, 64-63, with a basket at the buzzer.
July 18, 2010 Golden Eagle basketball staff nets seven-foot Marquette transfer Liam McMorrow, a 7-foot center from Toronto, has transferred to Tennessee Tech from Marquette University and will join the Golden Eagle men’s basketball squad immediately, coach Mike Sutton has announced.
July 13, 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament expands to 68-team field in 2011 The Division I Men's Basketball Committee announced Monday plans for the 2011 NCAA “First Four” to showcase the expanded 68-team field for the tournament.
July 13, 2010 Tech's Frank Davis named to NABC Honors Court Tennessee Tech senior guard Frank Davis has been recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) with selection to the NABC Honors Court, honoring collegiate basketball student-athletes who have excelled in academics during the 2009-10 season.
July 9, 2010 New fan poll asks: Which newcomer are you looking forward to watching? Fans have a chance to vote for the newcomer they are most looking forward to watching in 2010-11. A select list of newcomers from football, volleyball, soccer, men's basketball and women's basketball are the choices. Fans can vote once per day.
July 6, 2010 Willemsen writes introductory tribute for John Wooden July 4th of this year marked a celebration for America, but also the one-month anniversary of the passing of college basketball legend John Wooden, renowned head coach for UCLA and two-time inductee to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
June 9, 2010 Reach USA journey comes to fruition; Newton considers it great success After returning home from a 10-day stint in China filled with growth and development as a person and an athlete, Charles Newton shares his insight into the Reach USA program and outlook on his experiences in general.
June 8, 2010 Golden Eagles add 6-7 forward Dennis Ogbe from Germany The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball roster will feature an international flair next fall with the recent signing of Dennis Ogbe, a 6-foot-7 forward from Southern Germany.
June 2, 2010 Gates, Muhammad named as TTU Strength All-Americans The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded Tennessee Tech's Kaleigh Gates and Elijah Muhammad with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year awards.
May 21, 2010 Former Golden Eagle Amadi McKenzie named France's Forward of the Year Amadi McKenzie, an all-OVC selection during his Golden Eagle career under coach Mike Sutton, has been named the Forward of the Year in the French Professional B League.
May 9, 2010 TTU men's basketball roster expands with the addition of Centenary transfer Matt Marseille Marseille recently signed with Tech after his decision to leave Centenary College, which will be dropping down from Division I effective next season.
May 8, 2010 Spring graduation ceremonies include 43 students from athletics Athletics was well-represented when Tennessee Tech president Dr. Bob Bell handed out degrees Saturday to more than 900 students at the University's Spring Commencement in Eblen Center.
May 7, 2010 OVC partners with three other conferences to form officiating consortium The Ohio Valley Conference will partner with the Big 12, Conference USA and the Southland Conferences to create a newly-formed consortium to manage its basketball officiating program for men's basketball.
May 3, 2010 Tech's Charles Newton bridging basketball and belief abroad Charles Newton, a sophomore guard on the Tennessee Tech men's basketball team, will embark on a 10-day trip to East Asia with the Christian sports ministry, Sports Reach.
April 22, 2010 CBS, Turner and NCAA reach 14-year agreement on Men's Basketball coverage The NCAA has announced a new 14-year television, internet and wireless rights agreement with CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting to present the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship beginning through 2024 for more than $10.8 billion.
April 20, 2010 Tech celebrates Student-Athlete Appreciation Day with picnic Tennessee Tech celebrated its student-athletes by hosting a picnic at the Golden Eagle softball game Tuesday, recognizing the university's more than 300 student-athletes.
April 20, 2010 Muhammad, Davis receive top honors as men's basketball announces awards Frank Davis won the Sam Harley Lynn Award and Elijah Muhammad captured the John P. Hendrix Leadership Award as was also named the team’s Most Valuable Player, as coach Mike Sutton announced the men's basketball team’s 2009-10 award winners.
April 16, 2010 Muhammad and Davis to play in the 3rd Annual Music City All-Star Classic Tennessee Tech senior guards Elijah Muhammad and Frank Davis are set to hit the court one more time this Saturday evening for the 3rd Annual Music City All Star Classic.
March 23, 2010 Tech's Mike Sutton helped select NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament field Mike Sutton recently served his second year as a voting member on the Regional Advisory Committee for the Division I Men's Basketball Championship, helping to pick the teams for this year's 65-team field.
March 16, 2010 Frank Davis receives NABC second-team all-district honors Tennessee Tech senior guard Frank Davis, one of the top 3-point shooters in the nation this past season, has been named second-team all-district by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
March 5, 2010 Golden Eagle season ends in OVC semifinals with loss to Morehead State Morehead State guard Maze Stallworth led the way as the No. 2 seed Eagles ran away from Tech in the first half and held on for a 76-47 victory over the Golden Eagles in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament in Bridgestone Arena Friday night.
March 4, 2010 Golden Eagle fans can gather pregame Friday at Big River Grille The Tennessee Tech Alumni Association is hosting a pregame celebrations in Nashville Friday and inviting all Golden Eagle fans to attend. The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Big River Grille on Broadway, just blocks from the arena.
March 4, 2010 Golden Eagles hope to capture title, national spotlight at OVC Tournament The Golden Eagle basketball team hopes to not only claim the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference title this weekend in Nashville, they can also grab the attention of the nation by winning the crown in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU and ESPN2.
March 2, 2010 On to the OVC semifinals: Murphy's buzzer-beater sinks APSU After Austin Peay's Anthony Campbell tied the game at 65 with six seconds remaining Tech's Kevin Murphy took the ball the length of the court and calmly sunk a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
March 1, 2010 Golden Eagles visit Austin Peay in OVC opening round The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team had two fierce battles with Austin Peay during the regular season, and the two teams are set to meet one final time.
February 28, 2010 Tech faces OVC Tournament doubleheader Tuesday at Austin Peay Tech's men's and women's basketball teams have both drawn the same assignment Tuesday night in the first round of the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament: Austin Peay in the Dunn Center in Clarksville.
February 27, 2010 Golden Eagles slip past Gamecocks on Senior Night, 72-62 Kevin Murphy scored 22 points to lead Tech to a 72-62 win over Jacksonville State Saturday night, securing the No. 6 seed in the OVC Tournament. Tech will play at Austin Peay Tuesday night.
February 25, 2010 Seniors Davis, Muhammad to be honored as Golden Eagles host regular season finale The 2009-10 Tennessee Tech men’s basketball regular season will come to a close Saturday night in Eblen Center, but not without a bang. Tech is in a battle for a higher seed in the OVC Tournament, and Frank Davis and Elijah Muhammad will be honored on Senior Night.
February 22, 2010 OVC Basketball Tournament to expand, change locations beginning in 2011 The Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament will change its format and move to a new venue to determine the men’s and women’s basketball championships, beginning next year.
February 20, 2010 Golden Eagles drop BrackerBuster contest at Appalachian State Tennessee Tech wrapped up a tedious week on the road with a visit to Appalachian State Saturday night, and the Golden Eagles couldn’t keep pace with a red-hot Mountaineer squad, suffering an 81-68 non-conference loss in a Bracket Buster contest.
February 19, 2010 Golden Eagles visit Appalachian State in ESPNU BracketBuster The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will step out of Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday night when it visits Appalachian State in an ESPNU BracketBuster game, which tips off at 6 p.m. central in Boone, N.C.
February 18, 2010 Tech bows in overtime for second time this week For the second time in four nights, the Golden Eagles lost an Ohio Valley Conference road game in overtime. This time, Austin Peay tied the game in the final minutes then claimed a 77-72 win in the Dunn Center.
February 17, 2010 Golden Eagles look for season sweep of Austin Peay It’s crunch time for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team as the Golden Eagles battle for position in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
February 15, 2010 Golden Eagles visit Tennessee State for OVC double-header Despite the wintry weather the Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams will travel to Tennessee State for an OVC double-header Monday night with the women's game tipping things off at 5:30 p.m.
February 15, 2010 Tennessee State outlasts Golden Eagles in double-overtime Dead even down to the final seconds. And then some. And then some more.
February 13, 2010 Tech subdues Skyhawks, 70-61, to tighten OVC standings Tennessee Tech helped tighten the Ohio Valley Conference basketball race Saturday night with a 70-61 victory over UT Martin in Eblen Center, giving the Golden Eagles a season sweep over the defending league champions.
February 12, 2010 Tech hosts defending OVC champion UT Martin Saturday night Looking to snap a three-game skid and gain ground in the Ohio Valley Conference, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will host UT Martin in Eblen Center on Saturday night.
February 11, 2010 Zach Bailey receives 2010 First Tennessee Bank Scholarship Golden Eagle sophomore Zach Bailey was named recipient of the 2010 First Tennessee Bank Scholarship, an award he accepted Thursday during Tech's doubleheader against Murray State.
February 11, 2010 Tech can't stop streaking Racers, fall 94-62 in Eblen Center Murray State shot 70 percent in the second half and pulled away to a 94-62 victory over the Golden Eagles Thursday night in Eblen Center. It ran the Racers' record to 14-0 in the OVC and was their 21st consecutive league victory.
February 9, 2010 Unbeaten Murray State visits Eblen Center for OVC clash The temperature outside will be cold, but things will be heating up in the Eblen Center Thursday night when the two highest scoring teams in the Ohio Valley Conference square off when the Murray State Racers travel to take on the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team.
February 9, 2010 Golden Eagles and Govs postponed until Feb. 18 Due to heavy precipitation and freezing weather, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball game at Austin Peay, scheduled for Tuesday night, has been postponed until Thursday, Feb. 18.
February 8, 2010 Dillard earns third Freshman of the Week honor Jud Dillard had a couple of firsts this week. The freshman on the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team made his first collegiate start on Feb. 6 against Morehead State. In that game, he recorded his first career double-double. But Dillard is no stranger to the Ohio Valley Conference’s Freshman of the Week title, which he received Monday for the third time this season.
February 6, 2010 Davis torches the nets but Golden Eagles fall at Morehead State Frank Davis hit seven 3-pointers and Jud Dillard made his first career start and got his first double-double with a career high 25 points and 12 rebounds, but the Golden Eagles fell at Morehead State 84-75 Saturday night.
February 5, 2010 Golden Eagles’ Kentucky road swing wraps up Saturday at Morehead State Following a pair of losses at Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, the Tennessee Tech basketball teams will be in Morehead, Ky., Saturday night for a doubleheader against the Eagles of Morehead State.
February 4, 2010 EKU ends Tech's win streak at four games The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team had their four-game win streak come to an end Thursday night when they visited Eastern Kentucky, and left with a 76-58 loss in Ohio Valley Conference action.
February 2, 2010 Basketball travels to Eastern Kentucky for a Thursday doubleheader After a four-game homestand, the Tennessee Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams will hit the road with an Ohio Valley Conference double-header at Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 4.
February 1, 2010 Golden Eagles draw Appalachian State in ESPNU BracketBuster The pairings for the 2010 ESPNU BracketBuster match-ups have been announced and the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will square off against Appalachian State in Boone, N.C. on Feb. 20.
January 30, 2010 Strong second half lifts Tech over SEMO for fourth consecutive win The Golden Eagles took control of a close contest with a solid five minutes to open the second half and rode the advantage to an 82-68 victory over Southeast Missouri Saturday night in Eblen Center in Ohio Valley Conference action.
January 29, 2010 Doubleheader vs. Southeast Missouri will go on Saturday as scheduled Despite wintry conditions across the region, Tennessee Tech will host its Saturday night doubleheader against Southeast Missouri in Eblen Center as scheduled.
January 29, 2010 Tech basketball hosts Southeast Missouri in OVC double-header The Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams will host a double-header against Southeast Missouri Saturday night in Eblen Center, with the women's game tipping things off at 5:30 p.m.
January 29, 2010 Golden Eagles participate Saturday night in Coaches vs. Cancer program Tennessee Tech's coaching staff will be dressed a little differently Saturday night when they take on Southeast Missouri in Eblen Center. Head coach Mike Sutton and his staff are participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer program, and will don tennis shoes with their suits.
January 28, 2010 Golden Eagles pull away late, top Eastern Illinois Panthers 75-65 Elijah Muhammad keyed a late surge and Frank Davis reached 1,000 in his career as Tennessee Tech pulled away in the final minutes for a 10-point win over Eastern Illinois Thursday night in Eblen Center.
January 27, 2010 Golden Eagles look for redemption against Eastern Illinois The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will go for its third consecutive win on Thursday night as they host Eastern Illinois at 7:30 p.m. The Golden Eagles got back-to-back wins last week against OVC rivals Austin Peay and Tennessee State behind two rowdy crowds in the Eblen Center.
January 26, 2010 Golden Eagle basketball teams featured at Chamber of Commerce gathering Tech basketball coaches Sytia Messer and Mike Sutton, and several players from the men's and women's teams, were the featured guests Tuesday morning at the Chamber of Commerce gathering.
January 26, 2010 Free H1N1 shots available, free tickets to game with vaccination The Putnam County Health Dept. is offering free H1N1 vaccinations to all person in need of the shots at Tennessee Techs games Thursday and Saturday in Eblen Center. Each fan who receives the shot will also get a free ticket to the game.
January 25, 2010 Mike Sutton: Comeback coach of all time Recently Tennessee Tech head men's basketball coach Mike Sutton was featured in Basketball Times, an national basketball publication, as the Comeback coach of all time in an article written by Andrew Skwara. Read the full article here.
January 25, 2010 Dillard earns second Freshman of the Week honor A basketball player who is hitting over 50 percent of his shots is having a pretty good game. So when Tennessee Tech freshman Jud Dillard hit 16-of-18 shots on the week, shooting 88.9 percent from the field, it’s no surprise he was a nearly unanimous selection as the OVC’s Freshman of the Week.
January 23, 2010 Clemens, Porter, Lewis among Golden Eagles returning Saturday Three of the Tech's most lethal weapons of the 1970's will be in the house Saturday night for Basketball Alumni Night. Al Lewis, Jim Clemens and Bobby Porter combined to score nearly 3,000 points for the Golden Eagles.
January 23, 2010 Golden Eagles tame TSU Tigers, 61-56, behind Murphy and Jones Kevin Murphy scored 18 points and Alfred Jones added 11 points and seven rebounds as the Golden Eagles withstood a late rally by Tennessee State and tamed the Tigers, 61-56, Saturday night in Eblen Center.
January 22, 2010 Tiger Hunt: Golden Eagles host Tennessee State Saturday night The Golden Eagle men's basketball team looks to add another victim to its record Saturday night when the Tennessee State Tigers visit Eblen Center for a 7:30 p.m. Ohio Valley Conference contest.
January 21, 2010 Alumni Night Faces: Jason Embry among former players returning Saturday The winner of the Sam Harley Lynn Award in 1997 as a senior, guard Jason Embry is one of the many players expected to be at Eblen Center Saturday night when TTU hosts Basketball Alumni Night vs. Tennessee State.
January 21, 2010 Davis, Dillard and balance help Tech to 94-90 win over APSU Frank Davis scored 25 and Jud Dillard added a career-high 23 to help lead Tennessee Tech to a 94-90 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Austin Peay Thursday night in Eblen Center.
January 20, 2010 Golden Eagles host rival Austin Peay to begin four-game homestand The first 1,000 Tech students will receive a free Tech Attack t-shirt, along with a free soft drink and popcorn when the Golden Eagles square off against in-state rival Austin Peay Thursday night.
January 18, 2010 Students invited to "Welcome Back Bash" in Eblen Center Thursday Tech’s basketball teams are hoping to do some “Peay Picking” Thursday night and the Golden Eagles will hold a Welcome Back Bash for TTU students when they host the Austin Peay Governors in a doubleheader in Eblen Center.
January 16, 2010 Racers maintain league lead with 88-66 win over Golden Eagles Despite big games from Kevin Murphy and Elijah Muhammad, Tennessee Tech couldn’t keep pace with league-leading Murray State Saturday night and the host Racers rolled to a 88-66 Ohio Valley Conference victory.
January 15, 2010 Tech looks for third OVC road win this season when it faces Murray State Saturday night After a 13-point win at UT Martin Thursday night, The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will wrap up its two-game Ohio Valley Conference road swing against Murray State on Saturday night.
January 14, 2010 TTU men's basketball featured on CollegeChalktalk.com Tennessee Tech assistant men’s basketball coach Russ Willemsen has join College Chalktalk’s National Coaches’ Diary Series, where he offers up an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Golden Eagle basketball.
January 14, 2010 The Sports Zone names Frank Davis Champion of the Week Tennessee Tech senior guard Frank Davis has been named The Sports Zone Champion of the Week for his record-breaking performances last week in the Golden Eagle games against Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State.
January 14, 2010 All-session tickets for 2010 OVC Basketball Tournament now on sale All-Session tickets for the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament are now salefrom the Sommet Center ticket office and Ticketmaster. The final two rounds are March 5-6.
January 14, 2010 All five Tech starters reach double figures as Golden Eagles top UT Martin on national TV All five Golden Eagle starters scored in double figures as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team cruised to a 76-63 victory over UT Martin Thursday night in Ohio Valley Conference action in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU.
January 12, 2010 Golden Eagles to play on national TV against UT Martin Thursday The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will showoff its game on national TV on Jan. 14 when ESPNU broadcasts its game live against UT Martin. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central from the Elam Center in Martin, Tenn.
January 9, 2010 Davis sets career record but Tech falls to EKU by five in shootout Senior Frank Davis became the all-time Tech leader in 3-pointers, hitting five more Saturday night to raise his career total to 213, but Eastern Kentucky had too many weapons and claimed a 78-73 OVC victory in Eblen Center.
January 8, 2010 Tech vs. TSU chosen as OVC Radio Game of the Week The Golden Eaglemen's basketball game against Tennessee State on Saturday, Jan. 23, has been chosen as the Game of the Week on OVC Radio. In addition to the Golden Eagle Sports Network, fans in the Chattanooga area can listen to the call on WDEF radio.
January 7, 2010 Tech takes on Eastern Kentucky in crucial OVC matchup The weather has turned cold, but things will be heating up in the Eblen Center Saturday night as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team looks to get back on track in Ohio Valley Conference play when Eastern Kentucky pays a visit.
January 7, 2010 Late run lifts Morehead State to 77-64 OVC win in Eblen Center Morehead State erased a six-point halftime deficit and used a late flurry to open a lead on the way to a 77-64 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Tennessee Tech Thursday night in the Eblen Center.
January 6, 2010 Golden Eagles and Morehead State set to do battle in Eblen Center For the first time this season the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will host an Ohio Valley Conference opponent. But it will be no easy task for the Golden Eagles, as the league's preseason favorite Morehead State Eagles will visit Eblen Center Thursday night in the second half of a double-header, with tipoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
January 4, 2010 Frank Davis earns OVC co-Player of the Week honors Frank Davis has taken his game to a new level, and has caught the attention of the Ohio Valley Conference. The 6-foot-2 senior guard for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team was named OVC co-Player of the Week Monday after averaging 21.5 points per game in wins over Union College and Southeast Missouri.
January 4, 2010 Golden Eagles fall short in overtime thriller against Eastern Illinois Despite a career high scoring effort from senior Frank Davis, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team fell short in a 97-93 overtime thriller against Eastern Illinois Monday night.
January 3, 2010 Golden Eagles look to make it five straight wins with trip to Eastern Illinois The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will put its four-game win streak on the line Monday night when it visits Eastern Illinois in Ohio Valley Conference play.
January 2, 2010 Golden Eagles extend winning streak to four games with 82-73 win at SEMO The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team shot a red-hot 56.0 percent (28-of-50) from the field, and after building a comfortable halftime lead, held on to seal an 82-73 victory over Southeast Missouri in Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday night.
December 31, 2009 Golden Ealges look to make it four wins in a row with visit to Southeast Missouri The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team is heating up at the right time. The Golden Eagles are riding a three-game winning streak into a stretch of four Ohio Valley Conference games in seven days beginning with a contest at Southeast Missouri on Jan. 2.
December 30, 2009 Davis, Muhammad pace Tech to year-ending win over Union, 95-46 Seniors Frank Davis and Elijah Muhammad led the way for the men’s basketball team to win its third game in a row, a 95-46 triumph Wednesday night over Union College in Eblen Center.
December 28, 2009 Golden Eagles look for third straight win as Union College visits Eblen Center The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will return to action for the first time in 11 days when it hosts Union College on Wednesday night in Eblen Center. Tip off against the Bulldogs is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
December 23, 2009 Two championship teams featured at Jan. 23 Basketball Alumni Day Former Golden Eagle men's and women's basketball players are invited back to campus on Saturday, Jan. 23, when the university will host its annual Basketball Alumni Day.
December 19, 2009 Jones paces Golden Eagles to 97-44 win over Bryan Lions Junior Alfred Jones had 17 points and nine rebounds to pace the Golden Eagles in a convincing 97-44 victory over the Bryan College Lions Saturday night in Eblen Center. Several Golden Eagles posted career-highs in the win, Tech's second straight.
December 17, 2009 Golden Eagles host Bryan College to cap double-header Coming off an exciting 86-81 overtime win over Ball State, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team looks to stay hot as they host Bryan College in the Eblen Center on Dec. 19. Tip-off is scheduled at 8 p.m.
December 16, 2009 Happy Holidays: Special gift for season ticket holders Tennessee Tech Athletics is saying Happy Holidays to Golden Eagle Basketball season ticket holders by giving each ticket holder four free tickets to each of the next three home doubleheaders. Ho Ho Ho!
December 14, 2009 Tech's Dillard honored as OVC Freshman of the Week Two days after matching his career high with 15 points in Tech’s win over Ball State, TTU freshman basketball player Jud Dillard was recognized for his efforts as he was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Freshman of the Week Monday.
December 12, 2009 Golden Eagles bounce Ball State in overtime thriller Tennessee Tech was pushed into overtime for the second consecutive home game, and this time the Golden Eagles claimed a thrilling 86-81 victory over Ball State Saturday afternoon in Eblen Center.
December 10, 2009 Youth Basketball, Scouts special invited guests at Saturday doubleheader Youth basketball teams and players from Upward and Vision Basketball, plus area Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts are all invited to be special guests of the Golden Eagle basketball teams Saturday when Tech hosts an afternoon doubleheader.
December 9, 2009 Golden Eagles host Ball State on Saturday in rematch of Bracket Buster thriller The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team is set to rock the Eblen Center Saturday afternoon when it takes on Ball State at 2 p.m. in the first half of a double-header with the Golden Eagle women’s team.
December 7, 2009 Fans reminded of changes to basketball schedule this week Golden Eagle basketball fans are reminded of a couple of changes to the schedules in December, beginning this week. The women's game at Drake was moved to next season and the men's game against Bryan is later in the month. The next games on the schedule are Saturday afternoon in Eblen Center.
December 5, 2009 Golden Eagles comeback effort falls short in OVC opener at Jacksonville State A 10-0 second-half run by Jacksonville State proved to be the deciding factor as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team fell to the Gamecocks 83-72 at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Saturday in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.
December 3, 2009 Golden Eagles open up Ohio Valley Conference play with visit to Jacksonville State The last time the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team visited Jacksonville State the two teams were playing for a trip to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in last year’s regular season finale.
December 2, 2009 Jordan, McKay named to Atlanta Preseason All-Metro Team Brianna Jordan and Javon McKay have both been named to the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s 2009-10 Preseason All-Metro Team. Both players recently signed national letters of intent to play for Tennessee Tech next season.
December 1, 2009 Evansville edges Tech in double overtime, 91-90 Tennessee Tech opened like a runaway train Tuesday night but after sideswiping disaster in regulation, the Golden Eagles were derailed in double overtime by Evansville, 91-90.
November 30, 2009 Golden Eagles return home to take on Evansville in Eblen Center COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team opened the season with six out of seven games on the road. But with that stretch over, the Golden Eagles look forward to December, when they will play four of five games in Eblen Center, beginning with a Dec. 1 contest against Evansville at 7 p.m.
November 27, 2009 Golden Eagles give great effort in loss at No. 1 Kansas – The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team knew it had a tough task ahead of it when it visited No. 1 Kansas Friday night, but the Golden Eagles worked hard and hung in throughout much of the game in a 112-75 loss to the Jayhawks.
November 26, 2009 Golden Eagles to face No. 1 team in the country for the first time with visit to Kansas Friday For the first time in program history the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will face the No. 1 team in the country when the Golden Eagles visit Allen Fieldhouse to take on No. 1 Kansas on Nov. 27.
November 25, 2009 Golden Eagles claim 72-65 road victory over Southern Utah Three Golden Eagles scored in double-figures and the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team held on late in the game to claim a 72-65 victory against Southern Utah, Tech’s third road win of the young season.
November 24, 2009 Golden Eagles head west to face Southern Utah The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will be looking for its third road win of the young season Wednesday night when it battles Southern Utah at 6 p.m.
November 23, 2009 Big second half lifts Oakland past Golden Eagles, 77-56 A 14-0 run in the second half lifted the Oakland Grizzlies on their way to a 21-point non-conference victory over the Golden Eagles Monday night in Eblen Center in the Tech's home opener.
November 22, 2009 Golden Eagles continue Hall of Fame Showcase as Oakland visits for home opener Golden Eagles will bring their game to Cookeville for the first time in 2009-10 when they host Oakland on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the third of four games in the Hall of Fame Showcase
November 20, 2009 Golden Eagles visit Memphis in second game of Hall of Fame Showcase One night after knocking off in-state foe Lipscomb in Nashville, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will face another challenging task, visiting 2008 national runner-up Memphis in the second of four games for the Golden Eagles in the Hall of Fame Showcase.
November 20, 2009 Balanced attack lifts Memphis over Golden Eagles Memphis had four players in double figures Friday night to lift the Tigers to a 92-59 non-conference win over the Golden Eagles in the FedEx Forum in Tech's second game of the Hall of Fame Showcase.
November 19, 2009 Murphy, Davis pace Golden Eagles over Lipscomb, 92-89 Kevin Murphy scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half and Frank Davis poured in 15 of his 20 in the second as the Golden Eagles withstood a Lipscomb rally to claim a 92-89 victory Thursday night in Nashville.
November 18, 2009 Golden Eagles continue road trip with visit to in-state foe Lipscomb The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team continues its four-game season-opening road trip Thursday night when it travels to Nashville to visit in-state foe Lipscomb at 7 p.m. in Allen Arena.
November 17, 2009 Golden Eagle game at No. 1 Kansas available on ESPN Full Court Exactly two weeks into the 2009-10 basketball season, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will visit the No. 1 ranked team in the country, the Kansas Jayhawks, and Golden Eagle fans all over the country can catch the action.
November 16, 2009 Golden Eagles get team effort in 71-67 win over Central Arkansas It took a total team effort as four Golden Eagles scored in double-figures and five finished with five or more rebounds as the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team topped Central Arkansas 71-67.
November 15, 2009 Golden Eagles kick off Hall of Fame Showcase with visit to Central Arkansas The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will continue its four-game season-opening road trip when it visits Central Arkansas as part of the Hall of Fame Showcase Monday night in Conway, Ark.
November 13, 2009 Golden Eagles drop season opener at No. 18 Minnesota The 18th ranked University of Minnesota Gophers took advantage of a size advantage and used some sizzling second-half shooting to pull away from scrappy Tennessee Tech Friday night and claim an 87-50 victory in both teams’ season opener in historic Williams Arena.
November 12, 2009 Golden Eagles sign Dunwoody standout Javon McKay The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team has signed the first member of its 2010-11 incoming class, a standout from Dunwoody High School, Javon McKay.
November 11, 2009 Starting times announced for women's and men's basketball games Now that television schedules have been determined, Tennessee Tech has announced the starting times for its women’s and men’s basketball games for 2009-2010.
November 11, 2009 Golden Eagles host Faculty/Staff Appreciation practice session Days before tipping off the 2009-2010 season at Minnesota, head coach Mike Sutton and his team spent some time Tuesday hosting an event for Tech's faculty and staff and their families.
November 11, 2009 Golden Eagles tip off regular season against No. 18 Minnesota The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team has no easy task in front of it as it prepares the tip-off of the 2009-10 season. Tech will face off against No. 18 Minnesota on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., the first of five games against 2009 NCAA tournament teams for the Golden Eagles.
November 7, 2009 Men's and women's basketball hosts youth clinic The Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball teams held a basketball clinic on Saturday morning for youth in the greater Cookeville area. Roughly 50 attendees participated in the clinic where they worked on their basketball skills.
November 5, 2009 Golden Eagles outlast Bluefield for 85-78 exhibition win Sophomore Kevin Murphy's double-double led Tennessee Tech to an 85-78 exhibition victory over a scrappy Bluefield College team Thursday night in Eblen Center. Tech opens the regular season next week at Minnesota.
November 4, 2009 Tennessee Tech men's and women's basketball to host free instructional clinic Saturday morning The Tennessee Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams will be holding a free clinic on Saturday morning, Nov. 7. The clinic is free and will be open to boys and girls of all ages.
November 4, 2009 Golden Eagles hit the court with exhibition against Bluefield College After three tough weeks of practice, workouts, conditioning, and film study, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team gets to take its game to the court for the first time when it hosts Bluefield College at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in an exhibition to kick off the 2009-10 season, the eighth under head coach Mike Sutton.
November 3, 2009 Gathering of Eagles, Poster Night slated Thursday in Eblen Center Fans will get their first taste of Golden Eagle basketball action Thursday night in Eblen Center, and the taste will include free Pepsi and popcorn, plus free schedule posters. It's the Gathering of Eagles, plus First Tennessee Poster Night.
October 29, 2009 Golden Eagle basketball team to hold open practice Saturday 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.
October 29, 2009 Golden Eagles picked seventh in men's basketball preseason poll Entering the 2009-10 basketball season, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference in a vote of OVC head coaches and sports information directors.
October 28, 2009 National audience to hear OVC Men's Basketball title game The 2010 Ohio Valley Confernce Men’s Basketball Championship game will be broadcast for the first time by the Westwood One radio network, the largest provider of audio content in America.
October 21, 2009 Tech men's basketball to hold open scrimmage Saturday morning Golden Eagle fans will have a chance to get a sneak peak at the 2009-10 Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team Saturday morning when head coach Mike Sutton and the Golden Eagles hold an open scrimmage.
October 8, 2009 Tennessee Tech men's basketball to be televised nationally on ESPNU The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team will get a chance to showcase its program in front of a national audience when it takes on UT Martin in Martin, Tenn., on Jan. 14. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
October 1, 2009 Casey Owens wins men's basketball shoe give-away Casey Owens, a freshman from Morristown West High School, is the owner of a brand new pair of Nike running shoes thanks to the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team and head coach Mike Sutton.
September 24, 2009 Golden Eagles to participate in 2010 BracketBuster game The BracketBuster game has pitted the Golden Eagles against teams such as Bradley, East Tennessee, Northwestern State and Ball State. Who will it be this year? Whoever Tech faces in February will visit Eblen Center in 2010-11.
September 23, 2009 Former Golden Eagle Milone Clark in Globetrotter camp Former Tennessee Tech basketball standout Milone Clark is one of six players selected to participate in a rookie tryout camp for the legendary Harlem Globetrotters.
September 22, 2009 Golden Eagle schedule issues some big challenges to Mike Sutton’s squad Seven games against teams from the post-season, participation in the Hall of Fame Showcase, the always-tough 18-game Ohio Valley Conference lineup and 15 home games highlight the schedule awaiting the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team and coach Mike Sutton in 2009-2010.
September 21, 2009 Nashville, OVC announced as hosts for 2012 NCAA First/Second Rounds The NCAA has selected the City of Nashville as a host for the the 2012 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds. The event will take place March 16 and 18 at the Sommet Center with the OVC serving as the host.
September 15, 2009 Men's basketball gets great turnout at Elite Camp The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team hosted elite skills camp, and had an overwhelming turnout. 74 high school students came to Cookeville for the one-day camp from Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas, Ohio and Minnesota. Many of whom will go on to play division I college basketball.
September 8, 2009 Final Purple Pride Caravan signals kickoff is just hours away The Purple Pride Caravan made its final stop Tuesday, visiting the Save-A-Lot store in Cookeville. Golden Eagle coaches were on hand and several fans won prizes and free tickets to the season opener Thursday night against Pikeville.
August 13, 2009 Men's basketball to host Premier Skills Camp The Tennessee Tech men's basketball team will host its Premier Skills Camp on Saturday, August 29 in the Hooper Eblen Center.
July 12, 2009 Tech's Steve Payne named among Top 25 Mid-Major Assistant Basketball Coaches in USA Tennessee Tech's Steve Payne has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Mid-Major assistant basketball coaches in the nation, according to the website CollegeInsider.com. Payne was listed as No, 19 on the list, the only coach from the Ohio Valley Conference to make the list.
June 17, 2009 First African-American NBA player shares experiences Basketball Hall of Fame member Earl Lloyd, who became the first African-American to play in the NBA on October 31, 1950, visited Tennessee Tech Wednesday to share stories with the Golden Eagle men’s basketball team and special guests of head coach Mike Sutton.
June 3, 2009 Georgia guard Zac Swansey transfers to Golden Eagles Zac Swansey, a regular in the University of Georgia lineup the past two seasons, will transfer to Tennessee Tech to wrap up his basketball career for the Golden Eagles.
May 17, 2009 Sutton adds signee Dillard from Georgia prep ranks Judson Dillard, a 6-foot-4 wing player from Georgia has signed a national letter of intent to play at Tennessee Tech University, seventh-year coach Mike Sutton announced today.
May 14, 2009 Golden Eagle basketball adds Chicago forward Byron Pickens Byron Pickens, a 6-foot-7 forward from Chicago and two-year starter at Mineral Area Community College in Missouri, is Tennessee Tech’s fourth roster addition this year, seventh-year coach Mike Sutton announced today. Pickens was a four-year starter at Chicago’s Senn High School.
Alumni reception planned for Thursday night at OVC Tournament Alumni and fans who are in Nashville this week for the Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament are invited to attend a special reception Thursday night following the men's game.
Tennessee Tech basketball guides available online The Tennessee Tech men’s and women’s basketball guides are now available to be viewed through a link posted on the sidebar of the men’s and women’s basketball home pages on TTUsports.com.