Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hoop Season Begins At Tennessee Tech

Hoop season has officially commenced for the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team as they prepare for their opening day exhibition game against Carson Newman College on Thursday in the Hooper Eblen Center at Tennessee Tech. The 7:30 p.m. contest is the second of a double-header event shared with the women’s team.  Tech will be hosting the “Gathering of the Eagles” event that night, where the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive free admission to the game as well as free popcorn and Pepsi. First Tennessee Bank will also host their first poster night; they’ll be greeting the first fans of the night with posters which players will be signing at the end of the night. Thursday’s game marks only the fourth time in Tech history that the Golden Eagles have taken on the Eagles of Carson-Newman, entering the match-up with a narrow 2-1 lead on the all-time series. However, the two opponents haven’t faced off in over two decades, making Thursday night’s event a first for the team and coaching staff at Tennessee Tech.