Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Basketball venues
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Basketball Tickets
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Basketball Tickets
The Schedule in 2013-2014
The battle for the Ohio Valley Conference is in full swing and the Tennessee Tech Eagles are currently looking up at most of their conference foes. There is still time for the Golden Eagles to salvage their season and Golden Eagles fans are going to be there every step of the way. This proud basketball program competes in the highly competitive Ohio Valley Conference, where men's basketball is a way of life. There is nothing quite like the thrill of live basketball and with the types of athletes who play in the Ohio Valley Conference, it is easy to see why their fans come out in droves to watch their favorite teams week in and week out. As they head down the stretch, the Golden Eagles know that they are going to have to play their A-game against the talented teams left on their schedule.
The road ahead is going to be a tough one for the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and it begins with a visit from the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on February 13. The Colonels are having a nice season, hanging around in the top of the Ohio Valley Conference East Division. Eastern Kentucky knows how to score, scoring almost 80 points per game with a team shooting percentage close to 50%. The Golden Eagles are going to have to play some tough defense to stop this high shoring team and will look to their loyal fans to help them create a tough home court advantage at Eblen Center in Cookeville.
The final home game of the season comes on February 22, when the Golden Eagles welcome the Jacksonville State Gamecocks to Eblen Center on a night when emotions always run high. Fans pack the arena for the final home game, where they say thank you to their departing Seniors, who are playing their final home game in front of their fans. The Gamecocks are also in the middle of the pack this year and a win would mean a lot to both teams heading into the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. Look for the home crowd to be extra pumped up in this battle of OVC foes.
The Ohio Valley Conference features twelve teams from the Midwest to the South, from Illinois to Alabama. The Conference was founded in 1948, when after World War II Louisville, University of Evansville and Morehead State banded together to create the Conference. The significance of the Ohio Valley Conference is that unlike their counterparts, this conference is run by the presidents of the universities instead of the athletic departments. They boast a clear cut path to who runs the OVC. The OVC is proud to have been a front runner in racial integration and women's athletics as well. The OVC began hosting championships for women's sports seven years before the NCAA followed suit and signed the fist African American Athlete in 1958. With twelve current members, the OVC is at it largest and strongest in its history.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles compete in the East Division of the Ohio Valley Conference and find themselves in the middle of the pack in a strong OVC this season. Playing against tough conference foes like Murray State, Belmont and Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee Tech has their hands full in this conference every game. Though they are a piece or two away from leading this Conference, the Golden Eagles have the talent to make a run for it this season as well as next. Tennessee Tech fans are always there to cheer their team on and home games at Eblen Center are a sight to behold.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trivia
Who is the only Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle to make it to the National Basketball Association?
Shooting guard and Georgia native Kevin Murphy played for Tennessee Tech from 2008-2012 before being drafter in the second round of the NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. Murphy most recently played for the Golden State Warriors and now competes in the NBA Developmental League for the Idaho Stampede.
College basketball is one of the most exciting sports to watch live. The home team's student section can bring the house down in support of their school's student athletes and the passion for the home team is unlike any other in sports. In the second half of the season, there is a lot at stake, so fans must help defend their home court in the hopes of getting a higher seed in their conference's tournament. Seeing a game at Eblen Center is a chance to experience college basketball at its best. The Eblen Center seats 9,200 fans for home games, and Golden Eagles fans know that they play a vital in every home game. Don't miss the chance to cheer on the Golden Eagles in Cookeville this season and root on your favorite team as the regular season winds down.
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