October 17, 2010
Tech women’s basketball team back in practice for 2010-11 season
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As most people know the middle of
October the seasons begin to change both outside and on the college
campus. Just as the leaves begin to change colors so do the college
campuses as they start to see the overlap of the fall sports with
the basketball season.
With one week of practice in the books, the Tennessee Tech
women’s squad is already well into its groove and second-year
head coach Sytia Messer is pretty satisfied with the state of the
"We are excited about being able to start practice early,"
Messer said. "We've got a couple of injuries that we're nursing.
But I'm excited about their energy and their effort."
Fans can expect to see some familiar faces from last season,
including junior guard Tacarra Hayes. Last season Hayes earned many
accolades for her efforts including being named first team all-OVC
and TTU Female Athlete of the Year.
"It's hard to believe it's that time of year again," Hayes
said. “Everybody's starting to settle in and we're all
excited about this season. We’re expecting us to do some big
The Golden Eagles kick off their 2010-11 campaign on Thursday
Nov. 4, as they host an exhibition doubleheader against Bryan
College with the women’s tip at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s
tip at 7:30 p.m. The Golden Eagles begin regular season play Nov.
15, when they host the Bulldogs of Alabama A&M.
For information on season tickets, which are currently on
sale, please visit or contact the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen
Center at (931) 372-3940.