Author: Braden Wall

A football player dives through the air with the ball outstretched between two defenders.
Football Sports

DeKalb County Standout Issac Knowles Commits to Tech

DeKalb County High School’s Isaac Knowles committed to play football at Tennessee Tech University Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. “Honestly, [committing] is a burden lifted off my shoulders knowing I’ve finally found a home and place to further my athletic career,” Knowles said. “Tech felt like home when I visited. I’m […]

Two Tech basketball players double team a SIUE player.
Basketball Sports

Austin Peay Defeats Tech in Close Game

Austin Peay defeated Tech 58-55 on Jan. 29. The leaders of the game for Tech were for points. Jr.Clay, Tech’s guard, scored 18 points and had a 50% field goal and a 87.5% free-throw. With rebounds, John Pettway, Tech’s guard, had five rebounds. Four of the rebounds were defensive and […]

Four members of the Backdoor Improv Troupe stand shoulder to shoulder as they reherse.
Arts On campus Theater

Practice, Even the Improv Troupe Needs It

In the hopes of bringing laughter, the Backdoor Improv Troupe is rehearsing for their spring semester season in the Jere Whitson Building every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Backdoor Improv Troupe was established in November 2020 by its current president Briley Barnett, a junior communications major at Tech. […]

News On campus

Flooding in Henderson Hall Forces Faculty to Relocate

Days before the spring semester at Tech, a rainstorm hit Cookeville and caused increased flooding. Henderson Hall began to see leakages. In the basement, multiple offices and classrooms were damaged. The flood is said to have been caused by a combination of a pipe burst and the heavy rainstorm. No […]

Tech President Phil Oldham poses for a picture outside on a sunny, summer day.
News On campus

Tech President Phil Oldham Dropped from Faculty Lawsuit

President Phil Oldham has been dismissed as a defendant – in his official capacity – from a lawsuit filed by university faculty members. Andrew Smith, an English instructor, and Dr. Julia Gruber, an associate professor of German, filed suit last fall after allegedly suffering “adverse action intended to chill their […]

News On campus

Homecoming Returns with In-Person Events

The 90th Tech Homecoming is right around the corner and it promises to bring back traditional, in-person events. The theme this year is Homecoming Through the Decades. The banner contest is the first event, with student organizations hanging their banners in the RUC lobby on Nov. 8. On Tuesday, Nov. […]

Student Organizations

Tri Beta Invites Students to Join

Tri-Beta is not a fraternity or sorority. Rather, it is a national biological honor society with a chapter at Tech. The club has big plans as it looks to grow, inviting biology students and enthusiasts alike. “So, Tri-Beta, it’s also called the Beta Beta Beta club, but it’s just easier […]