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Eagles quarterback gets award after first game

Golden Eagles look toward a winning season with sophomore quarterback, Bailey Fisher, taking the lead during the Samford win with five touchdowns and 463 yards total. Fisher threw 31 for 44 for 415 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed 13 for 48 yards and three touchdowns. Fisher was awarded Offensive […]

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Intramural staff implements new point system

Organizers hope a new intramural point system implemented this semester increases student participation in competition to crown a grand champion. Game officials can award teams points for sportsmanship and participation. At the end of the year, the team earning the most points receives the coveted champion T-shirt. “The main thing […]

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Men’s basketball coach hired

John Pelphrey After the end of a national search, Athletic Director Mark Wilson announced April 6 that John Pelphrey is the 13thhead coach in Tennessee Tech men’s basketball history.    Pelphrey succeeds longtime coach Steve Payne after a disappointing 8-23 season. Payne coached the Golden Eagles since 2011 with a […]

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Tech hosts Baja SAE International Competition

Tech's Baja team prepares their car for the competition. Photo by Allison Rison. Tech engineering students competed in the 2019 Baja Society of Automotive Engineers International at Hyder-Burks Pavilion April 11-14.    Co-captains Max Lamantia and Craig Bowen said Tech’s team placed second in the sled pull, ninth in maneuverability […]

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Golden Wings Awards scheduled for Thursday

Kesha Brady is all smiles in preparation for the 2019 Golden Wings Awards on April 11, 2019.  Photo by Jamaal Thompson. It is awards season again in Cookeville as the fourth annual Golden Wings Awards is scheduled to occur Thursday at the Hooper Eblen Center. The doors open at 7 […]

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Tech bass fishing team ranked 25 in YETI Fishing League

Junior angler Colton Breeding practicing for the team's next tournament. Photo by Jacob Bray. The Tech Bass Fishing Team is ranked among the top 25 schools in the southeast as they near the halfway point of the 2019 tournament season.  The team competes in three different series and compete in […]

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Men’s basketball coach resigns

The Tech men’s basketball coach resigned March 3 following 17 seasons with the program, with the last eight as the head coach. Director of Athletics Mark Wilson announced Steve Payne's resignation March 3. A national search will begin immediately to identify Tech's 13th head coach in program history. Associate head […]

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Track team continues streak

Tech women’s track and field team continued their award-winning streak after earning its second Ohio Valley Conference indoor championship Feb. 22. Coach Wayne Angel also earned the OVC indoor Coach of the Year award for the third consecutive season.  Angel is the first in the league toearn the Coach of the […]

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Sports Roundup: February 2019

Sophomore forward Makenzie Coleman tips off against Eastern Kentucky University on Feb. 21.  Photo by Harrison Taylor.  Baseball The Golden Eagles kicked off the season with a series sweep of Western Illinois University. Tech won 8-3 and 7-4. Pitcher Caleb Morgan took home the season’s first Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher […]

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Baseball coach talks new strategies

Tennessee Tech’s baseball’s utility player Gavin Johns celebrates an inning at the game against Western Illinois on Feb. 16 at Quillen Field.  Photo by Kendyl Seals. Baseball coach Justin Holmes’ strategy this season is to repeat the successes but use a different formula to do it. Tech ended the season […]