He will remain the coach through 2015. 1982 – Don Wade calls it a career at Tech, following a 3-8 season, 1-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Neyland Stadium (/ ˈ n iː l ə n d / NEE-lənd), is a sports stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. value. 1923 – Preston Vaughn "Putty" Overall was hired to teach agriculture, as well as coach football, basketball and baseball. Note: Records for games earlier than 1922 do not exist in Tech's archives, as all past media guides started the season-by-season results that year. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – As the Tennessee Tech football team opened its spring workouts on Monday, the traditionally green turf of Tucker Stadium was speckled with small pieces of insulation and other minor debris – a subtle reminder of what happened to the Cookeville and Putnam County communities just a little under a week ago. 1980 – Akron joins the Ohio Valley Conference and remains until the 1986 season. The facility was expanded to its present capacity of 16,500 prior to the 1971 season. Tech roared out to a 14-0 lead, but it was all Vols after that. 1962 – Austin Peay joins the Ohio Valley Conference and remains a constant foe until the Governors go non-scholarship in football following the 1996 season. December 2, 2015 -- Watson Brown retires as the head coach at Tech, ending a 43-year career, including nine seasons at the helm of the Golden Eagle program, as well as stops at Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Rice, UAB and Austin Peay. 1917 – R.V. 2005 – After not getting a player selected in the NFL Draft in 22 years, Frank Omiyale is selected in the fifth round by the Atlanta Falcons with the 163rd pick. 1917 -- Tech faced Middle Tennessee State University for the first time in the rivalry's history, falling 26-0. 1996 – Jim Youngblood is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The title is in a three-way tie with Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky – Tech beat both of those teams on the road to earn the conference's automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. October 23, 1971 – 16,521 fans enter the grandstands to watch Tennessee Tech beat Morehead State 26-8, the largest attendance in Golden Eagle history. 1995 – Morehead State goes to non-scholarship football and leaves the OVC in the sport. The group contends in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)and are individuals from the Ohio … Mathematics instructor E.E. The 671 yards of total offense recorded in the game is a school record. September 22, 1951 – Tech gets its 100th win, topping Carson-Newman 42-6. Blue Raider fans called it Harvey after the trophy's benefactor. Tech finishes 2-8, 2-5 in the conference. 1961 – The Golden Eagles once again go undefeated in OVC play, winning all six league contests to earn their fourth straight OVC championship and seventh overall. 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. September 15, 2001 – Following the aftermath of the September 11 attacks four days earlier, countless college football games across the country are canceled, including Tech's game at Samford – the first time the Golden Eagles had a football game canceled. January 25, 1952 – The Tennessee Tech Oracle student newspaper tells Robert Hill Johnson's story, stating that Johnson "exemplified all that is fine and good in the great game of football" and urged the university do something to honor his memory. Golden Eagles won the vote 139-18. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- With College Football celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend, it gives football programs all across the country a chance to reflect on their own storied histories. These are the players who are on the rise after the first couple weeks of the 2020-2021 college basketball season, ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz. The Golden Eagles went 2-8, 2-5 in the OVC in his first campaign. November 5, 2016 – Tennessee Tech plays in front of its largest audience in program history as the Golden Eagles travel to Knoxville to take on Tennessee. It serves primarily as the home of the Tennessee Volunteers football team, but is also used to host large conventions and has been a site for several National Football League (NFL) exhibition games. Michael Penix (1993 and 1995) is the only player since to break the 1,000-yard plateau since. Derek White with 1,270 yards in 2007 is the only Golden Eagle rusher to come close since with seven 1,000 yard rushers following Schreiber, who had three 1,000-yard rushing seasons in his career. September 22, 2012 – Senior quarterback Tre Lamb completes a school-record 38 passes out of 57 attempts for a record 481 yards in a 41-38 overtime loss to Southeast Missouri. Tennessee Tech at Utah State. 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. November 28, 1968 – Junior running back Larry Schreiber runs the ball a school-record 40 times as Tech beats Middle Tennessee 7-3 in Cookeville. November 26, 1959 – Middle Tennessee entered the final week of the season with a perfect 9-0 record, Tech 6-2-1. Ring replaced Floyd, but Ring resigned at the end of the season. Stadiums are ordered by seating capacity.This is intended to represent the permanent fixed seating capacity, when the stadium is configured for football. Crowds of 100,000-plus have become commonplace in college football thanks to extraordinary renovations and multimillion-dollar projects. Johnny Tucker with 10 in 1976 is the only other Golden Eagles with a double-digit tally for a single season. 2001 – Defensive end D.J. 2000 – Hooper Eblen is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. 1981 – Youngstown State joins the Ohio Valley Conference and remains through the 1987 campaign. © 2020 NCAA | Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. 1976 – Emmett T. Strickland (1933-36) is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. 2003 – Watson Brown is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. He resigned to join the military on April 21, 1918, as the United States became involved in World War I. He was picked in the 24th round by the San Francisco 49ers with the 287th overall pick. 2000 – Linebacker Chad Evitts, defensive end Chad Evitts, center Joey Bishop, defensive back Troy Grant and guard Andrew McGraw all earn All-American nods after the Golden Eagles go 8-3, the most wins Tech had in a season since a 9-2 campaign in 1977. Stanford's VanDerveer ties all-time women's hoops wins record. 1952 – Evansville and Marshall leave the Ohio Valley Conference, while Middle Tennessee joins the ranks. [1] It is home to the … 1932 – Tech became a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, remaining a member until 1942, when World War II causes the league to disband. 2007 – Austin Peay returns to scholarship football and rejoins the Ohio Valley Conference in the sport. Alabama will cap capacity at 20%, Tennessee will cap capacity at 25% and Texas A&M is planning for capacity to be at 30%, according to reports. The 16,500 seat stadium features a synthetic playing surface and is located about three miles from I-40. 1980 – The football stadium gets a facelift as a new synthetic turf is placed. 2006 – Mike Hennigan steps down as head coach before the start of the season as he goes on medical leave. from Atlanta, GA. Take I-75 North towards Chattanooga (crossing into Tennessee) Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners. The Golden Eagles finish 8-3, 6-0 in the conference for their third-straight league title. While the Rose Bowl's capacity for UCLA home games stands at 91,136, its all-time attendance record is 106,869. When the first-ever college football game was played in 1869, just about 100 spectators showed up on Rutgers' campus. September 17, 2016 – Dontez Byrd returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, tying Dickie Fulton for the longest scoring play in Tech history. 1921 – John C. Clardy, an instructor in the agriculture department, was selected to coach, but resigned after one season. Texas Tech announces home seating capacity, ... attendance guidelines and policy for 2020 football season. He also set the single-season total offense record with 2,803 yards. 20, 272nd) was picked by the Chicago Bears. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles play their home football games on Overall Field at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville, Tennessee. 20-spot in the poll. 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. October 6, 1973 – Despite a 27-14 loss to East Tennessee State, Dickie Fulton returns a kick 100 yards for a touchdown, the longest scoring play in Tech history and one that will be tied 36 years later. 1950 – End Flavious Smith becomes the first Golden Eagle to be selected to the All-Ohio Valley Conference team. San Diego State (-10, 51, -360), 1 p.m. at Carson, California Baylor (-110) at Texas Tech … 1996 – Another former Golden Eagle, Mike Hennigan, takes over for the departing Jim Ragland as head coach of the Tech team. Da'Rick Rogers caught 18 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns – all school records. October 6, 1960 -- Tech earns its first appearance in a Top-25 poll, taking the No. Tennessee Tech quarterback Patrick Pope poses for a media guide photo. 2012 – Headlines are made as Da'Rick Rogers, a troubled, yet talented receiver from the University of Tennessee, transfers to Tennessee Tech. Schreiber also becomes the first Golden Eagle to be named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year. By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information. A second box on the stadium's east side – designated for the University president and their guests – as … Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, originally named Memphis Memorial Stadium, is a football stadium located at the former Mid-South Fairgrounds in the Midtown area of Memphis, Tennessee, United States.The stadium is the site of the annual Liberty Bowl, and is the home field of the University of Memphis Tigers football team of the American Athletic Conference. October 18, 1980 – As part of the year's Homecoming festivities, the stadium is officially dedicated as Tucker Stadium. Around 15,000 fans will be allowed into Jones AT&T Stadium, which has a listed capacity of 60,454 seats. He coached football one season and remained on the basketball and baseball staff until 1921. That was set in 1973 at the 59th Rose Bowl Game, which saw … August 29, 2013 – Tech records its largest Opening Day crowd in program history as 12,831 fans come to Tucker Stadium to see the Golden Eagles take on Cumberland University. 1987 – Wilburn Tucker is inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. September 28, 2019 -- Bailey Fisher passes for a school-record six touchdowns, breaking Grant Swallows' and Stephen Britton's previous record of five. November 2, 1977 -- The Golden Eagles earn its highest ever ranking in a Top-25 poll, tying for No. Kerr was hired to teach science and coach during the 1917-18 season. November 24, 1960 – Tech clinches both the Ohio Valley Conference championship and possession of Shinny-Ninny as the Golden Eagles beat Middle Tennessee 35-8. All five of the inductees have football ties as P.V. August 14, 2000 – Freshman defensive back Preston Birdsong collapses while running sprints and dies. The University is situated in the northwest part of town. "Putty" Overall. Nebraska owns the NCAA record for most consecutive sellouts at its home stadium, moving its current mark up to 375 games entering the 2020 season. 1991 – Southeast Missouri joins, while Western Kentucky leaves the Ohio Valley Conference. Hackler then tried his luck with the American Football League draft and was picked in the 22nd round, 169th overall by the Denver Broncos. The Volunteers defeat the Golden Eagles 55-0 in front of 98,343 fans in Neyland Stadium. The stadium structure held 8,000 fans and the financial drive was spearheaded by head coach Hooper Eblen. Kelly assisted. Youngblood goes on to a 13-year career with the Rams and Washington Redskins, while Hennigan plays six with the Lions and the New York Jets. 1 team in the nation in both the final AP poll and coaches' poll. 1972 – Following an 8-2 record in 1971, Don Wade's Golden Eagles claim their first OVC crown in the 1972 campaign, going 10-1 in the regular season, an undefeated 7-0 in the Ohio Valley. 1975 – The Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame is established. 1996 – Eastern Illinois joins the Ohio Valley Conference. This streak at Memorial Stadium began on Nov. 3, 1962 when the Huskers hosted Missouri in Week 7. Two weeks later, Tech posted its first victory in the stadium, topping East Tennessee State, 14-3. Larry Schreiber and Jim Ragland are inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame. October 29, 1994 – Michael Penix breaks away for a 94-yard touchdown run in Tech's 38-21 win at Murray State. Samford leaves after the 2007 campaign. October 18, 2014 – Marty Jones intercepts a school-record four passes in a 39-31 victory over Eastern Kentucky. The play stands as the longest run from scrimmage in program history. Overall to return as the head football coach. He goes 9-12-1 in his two seasons, including a 4-8 record in the Ohio Valley Conference, then leaves to become head coach at East Tennessee State. 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. December 30, 1960 – Tech competes in its second bowl game, returning to Orlando, Fla., for the Tangerine Bowl against The Citadel. October 29, 1977 – Tech gets both its 250th program win and 100th OVC victory as the Golden Eagles beat East Tennessee State 63-20. December 6, 2006 – Watson Brown, a Cookeville native, former Vanderbilt standout and long-time coach – most recently with a successful tenure with UAB's football program, is named Tech's newest head football coach. Overall, who had just resigned as head coach and became athletic director. After his days at Tech, Wilmore became a combat pilot and astronaut, commanding space shuttle missions and spending time on the International Space Station. 1950 – Star Wood becomes Tech's new head football coach. November 20, 2010 -- The Golden Eagles set the stage for the following season as they rallied from a 24-7 deficit at the end of the third quarter on the final game of the campaign to beat Jacksonville State 35-24, spoiling the Gamecocks' championship hopes as Southeast Missouri takes the OVC title and playoff berth. Here is a breakdown by conference of the schools who appear in the top 25: Before that 2016 Battle at Bristol meeting between Tennessee and Virginia Tech, Michigan Stadium owned the modern-day college football attendance record. 2009 – Tech sweeps Austin Peay, UT Martin and Tennessee State to win its first Sergeant York Trophy. Youngblood will end the season with a Tech record 156 tackles. January 4, 2016 – Marcus Satterfield is hired as the new head coach of the Tech football team after a successful run as the offensive coordinator at Temple. The Golden Eagles go 0-3 in its first year in the league, falling 26-7 to Murray State, 12-7 to Morehead State and 20-7 to Marshall. Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee: The Hokies fell to the #17 Volunteers in the Battle at Bristol, 45-24. 1972 – John Fitzpatrick ends the season with a single-year record 12 interceptions. 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. 1988 – Star Wood is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. 81. 1973 – Jim Youngblood becomes Tennessee Tech's highest NFL Draft pick, selected in the second round by the Los Angeles Rams with pick No. 42. 1966 – P.V. Tech shared the 1958 crown with Middle Tennessee, who topped the Golden Eagles 14-0 in the final game of the regular season. 2007 – Jim Youngblood is inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. 1980 – Coach Raymond "Bull" Brown is inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. September 30, 1972 – Jim Youngblood records a school-record 23 tackles as Tech defeats UT Martin 13-10. 2 Consecutive Vanderbilt games have featured a record-breaking performance by QB Ken Seals. Stadium College Football was live. 1965 – Tennessee Polytechnic Institute officially becomes Tennessee Tech University. November 9, 2013 – Tech earns its 200th win in the Ohio Valley Conference, topping Southeast Missouri 41-16. Some stadiums can accommodate larger crowds when configured for other sports, or by using temporary … 1998 – Defensive end Branon Vaughn is named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year. 2008 – Wide receiver Tim Benford is named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year. 1970 – Poly-Turf is installed in the football stadium, partly financed by the Putnam County School System as the facility will be used by both the Tech and Putnam County teams. "Putty" Overall is one of the inaugural inductees to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. 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