The Golden Eagles will host their second blackout game when the team takes on the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. Tailgate park opens at 4 p.m. and the Eagle Walk will begin at 4:45 p.m.
There will be black T-shirts for the first 2,500 people at the gate.
“I really enjoyed the blackout game last year,” said sophomore Bryce Kendrick. “It was cool to see everyone coming together to support our Golden Eagles.”
The blackout game targets students in an effort to attract support for the sports teams on campus.
“Athletics are a huge bonus to our campus that not many students participate in. The teams on TTU’s campus never get the attention that they deserve,” said senior Allison Boshears, president of the Public Relations Club.
Not only will the fans dress in all black, but the football team will be decked out in all black uniforms, too.
“As a team, we all enjoy the blackout game. It gives the team a little more energy and excitement when we get to wear them [the black uniforms],” said junior safety Cory Webber. “We get to look good which I feel gives us a boost of confidence before we even step on the field.”
“The team likes when more students show up to a game. The blackout game does that,” said junior offensive linemen Justin Ivory.
Tickets are on sale now for $10 each and are available to purchase online through www.ttusports.com. Students are admitted free with a Tech ID.