1954 – Jerry Daniels becomes the first Golden Eagle selected in the National Football League draft. 1960 – Shinny-Ninny comes into play for the first time in the rivalry between Tennessee Tech and Middle Tennessee State University. October 3, 1970 – Tech gets its 200th program win, topping UT Martin 17-6. 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Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Fayetteville, Ark.). It was Tech's last until the 2011 campaign. 1996 – Jim Youngblood is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. 1991 – Southeast Missouri joins, while Western Kentucky leaves the Ohio Valley Conference. 13, 174th) was picked by the San Francisco 49ers and Mason (Rd. William B. Greene Jr. Stadium is a football stadium on the campus of East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in Johnson City, Tennessee.The stadium is named after businessman and longtime ETSU supporter William B. Greene Jr.Located on the southwestern corner of campus at the foot of Buffalo Mountain, the new stadium is expected to have a seated capacity of over 7,000, plus standing room … September 17, 2016 – Dontez Byrd returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, tying Dickie Fulton for the longest scoring play in Tech history. Tucker Stadium was built in 1966 and is named in tribute to longtime Golden Eagle coach Wilburn Tucker. Stadium College Football was live. Tech roared out to a 14-0 lead, but it was all Vols after that. That was set in 1973 at the 59th Rose Bowl Game, which saw … By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information. Crowds of 100,000-plus have become commonplace in college football thanks to extraordinary renovations and multimillion-dollar projects. ... Texas Tech will implement a reduced capacity for Jones AT&T Stadium this fall. 1996 – Another former Golden Eagle, Mike Hennigan, takes over for the departing Jim Ragland as head coach of the Tech team. "Putty" Overall is one of the inaugural inductees to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Jones AT&T Stadium, previously known as Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium and Jones SBC Stadium, is an outdoor athletic stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, United States, built in the style of Spanish Renaissance architecture.It is the home field of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team of the Big 12 Conference. Measuring 81' by 31', the screen is, currently, the third-largest on-campus videoboard in the Football Championship Subdivision. August 14, 2000 – Freshman defensive back Preston Birdsong collapses while running sprints and dies. Tennessee Tech at Utah State. 1928 – The Golden Eagles score the most points in a game in program history, putting up 77 points against Alabama Normal, which later became the University of West Alabama. It is the second – and last time to date – that Tech had two players drafted in the NFL Draft in the same season. 1975 – The Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame is established. The school's first football team was fielded in 1922. The Lions, out of the Lone Star Conference, won the game 33-0. He left at the end of the 1916-17 academic year. 1925 – Work begins on a proposed athletics field, almost four years after being presented to the Athletic Council. 1920 – Joe E. Conry, the head of the agriculture department, became the football coach. 1992 – UT Martin joins the Ohio Valley Conference. The 671 yards of total offense recorded in the game is a school record. October 9, 1993 – Michael Penix runs for a school-record 261 yards in a 24-3 victory at Southeast Missouri. This streak at Memorial Stadium began on Nov. 3, 1962 when the Huskers hosted Missouri in Week 7. The Golden Eagles go 1-10, 1-7 in the conference for the second straight year, but Alexander gets his first win as a head coach on Homecoming as Tech beats Murray State 27-24. February 14, 1925 – The name "Golden Eagles" was announced as the Tech athletic team's official nickname on the front page of the Tech Oracle. Some stadiums can accommodate larger crowds when configured for other sports, or by using temporary … 1986 – A familiar name takes the reins of the Golden Eagle football program as Jim Ragland, an all-OVC quarterback for the Golden Eagles, who later become an assistant coach and offensive coordinator, was tabbed as Tech's new head coach, a role he will hold until 1995. Offensive coordinator Doug Malone becomes the interim head coach. The Bulldogs, who were the runners-up in the Southern Conference, defeated Tech 27-0. Ryan Weeks (1989) and Murray Cunningham (1974) previously held the record at 53. Overall did so "out of a sense of loyalty and obligation, and 'with a feeling of personal reluctance.'" October 3, 1998 – Shinny-Ninny returns to Murfreesboro as MTSU wins the final contest in the 38-year trophy battle, 19-16, as the Blue Raiders moved to the Division I-A level (later renamed the Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Sun Belt Conference. Michigan won 41-30. 20-spot in the poll. Harvey, as MTSU refers to the totem pole, now resides in the Blue Raider Sports Hall of Fame. October 29, 1977 – Tech gets both its 250th program win and 100th OVC victory as the Golden Eagles beat East Tennessee State 63-20. Here is the updated 2020 Michigan college football schedule, including times, dates, TV networks and results. 2006 – The NCAA revises the Division I labels, dropping I-A and I-AA in favor of Football Bowl Subdivision for the top tier and Football Championship Subdivision for the lower tier. November 26, 2011 – Tech makes its first-ever appearance in the FCS Playoffs, facing Central Arkansas at Tucker Stadium. October 1, 1988 – The Golden Eagles go to overtime for the first time (the NCAA brought overtime into I-AA in 1981, the OVC instituted it for the 1982 season) as Tech defeats Murray State 16-13. 1999 – Western Kentucky briefly returns to the Ohio Valley Conference in football, but leaves following the 2000 campaign. The facility was expanded to its present capacity of 16,500 prior to the 1971 season. 1921 – John C. Clardy, an instructor in the agriculture department, was selected to coach, but resigned after one season. Overall to return as the head football coach. 1973 – Jim Youngblood becomes Tennessee Tech's highest NFL Draft pick, selected in the second round by the Los Angeles Rams with pick No. 1983 – Jim Youngblood is inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. 2018 – Quarterback Bailey Fisher is named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and was a finalist for the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award, the freshman of the year award in the subdivision. The 16,500 seat stadium features a synthetic playing surface and is located about three miles from I-40. 1919 – John (Red) Floyd, for whom the current football stadium at Middle Tennessee State University is named after, was named the head football coach, but stayed until October 3 of the same year, resigning to reenroll at Vanderbilt. The group contends in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)and are individuals from the Ohio … January 17, 2018 -- Former Golden Eagle linebacker Barry Wilmore earns the NCAA's highest honor, the Theodore Roosevelt Award. Tennessee Tech, currently in its 98th season of intercollegiate varsity football, has had its own share of heroes and legends on the gridiron. Coalfield football coach Keith Henry died Saturday morning, principal Matt Murphy confirmed in a text message to Knox News. 6 days ago. 42. When the two teams met up in Murfreesboro, the two teams play to a 21-21 tie, splitting the OVC title for the second consecutive year. He resigned to join the military on April 21, 1918, as the United States became involved in World War I. 1977 – Hooper Eblen and Wilburn Tucker is inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. 2018 – A new Daktronics videoboard is added to Tucker Stadium. 1985 – After compiling a 3-29 record at Tech, Gary Darnell's tenure as a head coach ends as he joins Al Groh's staff at Wake Forest as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator, then left to take the same position at Florida four years later. value. 1933-1934 – The Works Progress Administration, stemming out of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal policies, completed a small concrete stadium on the north end of the athletic field with a track around the field. The Volunteers defeat the Golden Eagles 55-0 in front of 98,343 fans in Neyland Stadium. The Golden Eagles went 2-8, 2-5 in the OVC in his first campaign. In 39 college football seasons, it has hosted 1,532,281 fans at 221 games. Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee: The Hokies fell to the #17 Volunteers in the Battle at Bristol, 45-24. FOOTBALL GUIDE: Notable firsts and milestones in college football history. Duyck resigned after the season. He enrolled into Tech and coached the offensive and defensive ends. Hixon later worked for Tech Athletics, then earned his master's degree in 2010. Satterfield leads the team to a 5-6 record, 5-3 in the OVC in his first season. September 21, 2006 – Tennessee Tech defeats Eastern Kentucky 27-14 in the first nationally televised game from Tucker Stadium. 1998 – Defensive end Branon Vaughn is named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year. The 12,500-seat facility opens in time for the 1966 season, and remains in use to this day. November 18, 1950 – Tech earns its first Ohio Valley Conference win, beating Evansville 13-0. Homepage 1988 – Star Wood is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Tennessee is planning to restrict seating to about 25% of Neyland Stadium's capacity for home football games this fall, AD Phillip Fulmer said. The play stands as the longest pass completion in program history. Fred Harvey, owner of then Harvey's Department Store in Murfreesboro, donated the Alaskan totem pole that would be awarded to the winner of the annual game between the Blue Raiders and the Golden Eagles. Dontez Byrd makes a catch against Tennessee in 2016. Attendance at the University of Tennessee for football games at Neyland Stadium this year will be restricted to around 25% of capacity. The stadium is located on the Tennessee Technological University campus and holds 16,500 fans on Saturdays in the Fall. Here are the 25 largest capacity stadiums that serve as primary homes for college football teams entering the 2020 season. During a live press conference with Governor Bill Lee, Phillip Fulmer announced the expected capacity for Neyland Stadium this fall would be 25%. December 9, 1972 – The Golden Eagles close out the season at the Grantland Rice Bowl in Baton Rouge, La., falling to Louisiana Tech 35-0. September 9, 1978 – Tennessee Tech earns its first win against a I-A opponent as the Golden Eagles defeat Western Carolina 22-20. Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex: Eblen Center / Basketball: Eblen Center / Volleyball: Basketball Coaches Complex in Eblen Center Tech Soccer Field: Tech Softball Field: Tech Tennis Courts: Tech Track at Tucker Stadium: Tucker Stadium… October 24, 1998 – Tech defeats Eastern Kentucky in what becomes the longest game in school history as the Golden Eagles go to three overtimes to topple the Colonels 31-29, snapping a 22-game losing streak against EKU. The Skyhawks, as the defending champion, receive the trophy by tiebreaker. Ring replaced Floyd, but Ring resigned at the end of the season. 1930 – Tech became a member of the Mississippi Valley Conference, but resigned in 1932.