COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Larry Elmore was high on Percocet and Xanax as he climbed a ladder onto the roof of his mother's house to clean the gutters. On the top rung, he lost his balance and...
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee regulators say they are investigating why a planned monitoring system has not been implemented at Cummins Falls State Park, where fast-moving water swept away...
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Search crews found the body of a 2-year-old Kentucky boy on Monday, hours after he was swept away in weekend flash flooding at a Tennessee gorge as crews evacuated 64...
4 apply for judicial vacancy in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four people have applied for a judicial vacancy in Tennessee.
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider the applicants on May 21 at Tennessee Technological...
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Arkansas and South Alabama coach John Pelphrey is returning to the head coaching ranks at Tennessee Tech.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne resigned Sunday after the Golden Eagles posted a last-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Baker lifts Morehead St. over Tennessee Tech 66-63
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — James Baker had a career-high 20 points as Morehead State edged past Tennessee Tech 66-63 on Saturday night.
Baker shot 9 for 12 from the field. He added four...
Tenn. Tech looks to end streak vs Morehead St.
Morehead State (10-18, 6-9) vs. Tennessee Tech (7-21, 3-12)
Hooper Eblen Arena, Cookeville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Morehead State looks to extend Tennessee...
Eastern Kentucky slips past Tennessee Tech 67-66
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tre King had 10 points and 10 rebounds to lift Eastern Kentucky to a 67-66 win over Tennessee Tech on Thursday night, ending the Colonels' nine-game road losing...
Windler carries Belmont past Tennessee Tech 93-65
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dylan Windler had 21 points as Belmont extended its winning streak to nine games, romping past Tennessee Tech 93-65 on Saturday night.
Kevin McClain had 16 points for Belmont (21-4, 12-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Nick Hopkins added 11 points. Seth Adelsperger had 10 points for the visitors.
Jacksonville St tops Tennessee Tech 67-57, shares 2nd in OVC
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Burnell and Marlon Hunter combined for 41 points and Jacksonville State defeated Tennessee Tech 67-57 Thursday night.
With the win, Jacksonville State finds itself in a second-place tie with Austin Peay in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Gamecocks and the Governors are 10-3 after Austin Peay was tipped 73-71 by Murray State Thursday. Murray State and Belmont share first place at 11-2.
Murray State rallies late to hold off Tennessee Tech 67-63
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shaq Buchanan dunked off a pass from Ja Morant with 1:31 left to put Murray State ahead to stay, and the Racers rallied late to hold off Tennessee Tech 67-63 Saturday night.
With the win, Murray State (17-4, 8-2 Ohio Valley Conference) avoided back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Racers now have won four straight over Tennessee Tech in a series they've dominated now 133-50.
Austin Peay dominates Tennessee Tech 77-66
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Terry Taylor had 18 points and eight rebounds, Chris Porter-Bunton added 15 points, and Austin Peay dominated Tennessee Tech for a 77-66 win on Thursday night.
Tennessee State splits season series with Tennessee Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stokley Chaffee Jr. scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds and Tennessee State defeated Tennessee Tech 79-62 on Thursday night, splitting the season series.
The Tigers (5-12, 2-3 Ohio Valley), who lost at home to the Golden Eagles 66-64 in a conference opener on Jan. 3, snapped a three-game losing streak to their state rival by posting just their second road win in eight games this season.
Wallace, Mack help E. Illinois beat Tennessee Tech 67-60
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josiah Wallace had 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Mack Smith scored 14, hitting 5 of 6 from the free-throw line in the final 25 seconds, to help Eastern Illinois overcome a 12-point deficit and beat Tennessee Tech 67-60 on Saturday night.
Tennessee Tech defeats SIU-Edwardsville 78-69 in OT
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Micaiah Henry had 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high tying four blocks to lead Tennessee Tech to a 78-69 overtime win over SIU-Edwardsville on Thursday night for its fourth home win in a row.
Hunter Vick had 18 points, Malik Martin added 16 points and nine rebounds, and Jr. Clay scored 11 for Tennessee Tech (6-10, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference).
Vick, Martin help Tenn. Tech to 91-80 win over Savannah St.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hunter Vick and Malik Martin combined for 42 points as Tennessee Tech dominated the first half and rolled to a 91-80 win over Savannah State in a rematch on Thursday night.
Savannah State won the first meeting 97-83 on Nov. 13.
Vick drained four from distance and made 8 of 16 field goals to total 22 points. Martin added 20 and Courtney Alexander II scored 11 while grabbing 12 rebounds.
Tennessee Tech controls NCCAA Hiwassee College 97-60
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Johnnie Vassar scored 20 points and Tennessee Tech beat NCCAA-member Hiwassee College 97-60 on Sunday.
Tillery leads Tennessee Tech past Warren Wilson 118-60
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Corey Tillery poured in 30 points, hitting a career-high 10 3-pointers, and Tennessee Tech rolled to a 118-60 victory over Warren Wilson College on Thursday night.
Tillery sank 10 of 14 from distance but missed both of his 2-point tries against the Owls, who hail from the United State Collegiate Athletics Association. Tillery's effort helped the Golden Eagles (2-7) shoot 46 percent from beyond the arc and 58 percent overall.
Winthrop rallies late to beat Tennessee Tech 82-70
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bjorn Broman scored 20 points on six 3-pointers and Winthrop rallied in the second half to beat Tennessee Tech 82-70 on Wednesday night.
Broman was 7 of 11 from the field for the Eagles (4-3). Michael Anumba added 15 points and four rebounds and Nych Smith had 12 points and four assists.
Winthrop was 15 of 34 (44 percent) from beyond the arc. Tennessee Tech was 6 of 21 (29 percent) from distance.
Vick’s late FTs lift Tennessee Tech to 1st win, 79-73
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hunter Vick scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 12.6 seconds remaining to blunt a comeback rally and Tennessee Tech held on to defeat Louisiana Monroe 79-73 Friday night to end a five-game losing skid.
Corey Tillery also scored 20 for the Golden Eagles (1-5), making five 3-pointers before fouling out in the final seconds. Micaiah Henry scored 14 with 11 rebounds and Jr. Clay added 11 points.
Eastern Kentucky beats Tennessee Tech 37-6
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Parker McKinney passed for 333 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another on Saturday, and Eastern Kentucky beat Tennessee Tech 37-6 to finish the regular season with four straight wins.
McKinney completed 31 of 42 passes and BK Smith had 12 receptions for 163 yards. TJ Comstock capped the scoring with a pick-6 and the Colonels defense held the Golden Eagles out of the end zone.
Lewis scores 20 to lead Blue Hose to 80-65 victory
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Francois Lewis made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Presbyterian defeated Tennessee Tech 80-65 on Saturday night.
Davon Bell added 14 points and seven assists, Adam Flagler scored 13 points and JC Younger 11 for the Blue Hose (1-1), in the program's first-ever meeting with the Golden Eagles (1-1).
Courtney Alexander scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech. Jr. Clay added 14 points and Corey Tillery made four 3-pointers for his 12.
Tennessee Tech snaps 11-game skid, beats Murray State 27-24
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bailey Fisher passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Tennessee Tech snap an 11-game losing streak with a 27-24 victory over Murray State on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles' last victory was against Tennessee State on Oct. 28, 2017, before closing the year with three losses and opening this season with eight straight.
Eastern Illinois flies past Tennessee Tech, 52-38
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harry Woodbery threw for 339 yards and five touchdowns and Eastern Illinois beat Tennessee Tech, 52-38 Saturday night in an Ohio Valley Conference game that saw the teams combine to score 42 points in the fourth quarter.
Woodbury and Tennessee Tech quarterback Bailey Fisher combined to throw for 722 yards and nine touchdowns.
Burks scores 3 TDs, Kennesaw State runs past Tennessee Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chandler Burks rushed for 91 yards and three touchdowns, and Kennesaw State scored 42 straight points in a 49-10 victory over Tennessee Tech on Thursday night.
Kennesaw State, which led the FCS in rushing last season, ran for a school record 507 yards on 68 carries. The Owls attempted just three passes.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say 10 men have been charged with seeking sex from minors.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and authorities in Putnam County said Thursday that they conducted an undercover operation in Cookeville from Feb. 15 through Feb. 17.
TBI said the focus was on people seeking sex with females under 18. Ads were placed in backpage.com and two TBI agents posed as women offering sex on that site.
Tennessee man indicted on murder charges in January death
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted on murder charges in a death last month in Sparta.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a Cumberland County grand jury returned indictments Monday charging 47-year-old Billy Joe Wannyn of Spencer with first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated robbery.
Wannyn is charged in the death Jan.20 of Albin Buechel in his home in Sparta.
Jacksonville State beats Tennessee Tech 51-44
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian Cunningham scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Jacksonville State beat Tennessee Tech 51-44 on Saturday night in a regular season finale with postseason implications.
The Gamecocks (20-11, 11-7 Ohio Valley Conference) came into the game tied with Tennessee Tech for fourth place in the OVC standings after upsetting Belmont 78-67 on Thursday. The win gives them the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament.
Tennessee Tech controls Tennessee St. in 69-64 victory
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shaq Calhoun scored 21 points, Curtis Phillips Jr. had a double-double and Tennessee Tech led most of the way in a 69-64 win over Tennessee State on Thursday night.
Phillips had back-to-back layups for a 7-4 lead with 13:32 left in the first half and the Golden Eagles (18-12, 10-7 Ohio Valley) led the rest of the game. Calhoun and Cade Crosland scored consecutive 3-pointers before intermission and Tennessee Tech led 33-19 at halftime.
Egekeze lifts Belmont to 75-70 win over Tennessee Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amanze Egekeze poured in 28 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 60 seconds left in the game, to propel Belmont to a 75-70 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.
Egekeze hit all 13 of his free-throw attempts and added 10 rebounds to notch his second double-double of the season for the Bruins (20-7, 12-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Kevin McClain scored 15 and Dylan Windler finished with 14 points and 11 boards for his 12th double-double of the campaign.
Tenn Tech recovers to hold off UT Martin 63-55
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips scored 17 points and Tennessee Tech made 10 of 16 free throws in the final five minutes to defeat Tennessee-Martin 63-55 on Saturday night after blowing an 18-point second-half lead.
After the Skyhawks caught the Golden Eagles with a 29-11 run in less than 12 minutes, Tennessee Tech recovered with a 10-2 run to pull the game out.
Mack, Phillips combine for 41 points and 18 rebounds in win
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kajon Mack had 22 points and eight rebounds, Curtis Phillips Jr. added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Tennessee Tech beat Southeast Missouri State 76-65 on Thursday night.
Tennessee Tech dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Redhawks 43-23.
The Golden Eagles (14-8, 6-3 Ohio Valley conference) never led in the first half, but managed to keep things close despite shooting just 37 percent overall, 3 of 13 behind the arc. The Redhawks led 33-29.
College Football: Lamb returns to Golden Eagles as offensive coordinator
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Former Calhoun High standout Tre Lamb knows what it takes to win a championship at Tennessee Tech.
After all, just over six years ago, he did it – the last Golden Eagle quarterback to lead a Tech squad to an Ohio Valley Conference championship and its only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearance.
Murray State roughs up Tennssee Tech 71-45
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jonathan Stark hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 with five assists and three steals and Terrell Miller Jr. notched a double-double as Murray State put the clamps on Tennessee Tech in a 71-45 victory on Saturday night.
Tennessee Tech pulls away early, beats Austin Peay 86-74
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips Jr. scored 26 points to lead Tennessee Tech to an 86-74 victory over Austin Peay on Thursday night.
Tennessee Tech (12-6, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference) has won four of its last five games while Austin Peay (9-8, 4-1) had its four-game win streak snapped.
Phillips was 8 of 12 from the field. Aleksa Jugovic added 22 points and made all 10 of his free throws for the Golden Eagles. Kajon Mack and Mason Ramsey each chipped in 12 points.
Phillips sends Tennessee Tech past Morehead St., 69-67
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips Jr., scored 17 points with 10 rebounds and made the game-winning shot at the buzzer to lift Tennessee Tech to a 69-67 Ohio Valley Conference opening win against Morehead State Thursday night.
Phillips grabbed the offensive rebound when Kajon Mack missed a short-shot attempt near the rim with three seconds left. A.J. Hicks's layup with 32 seconds remaining tied it at 67.
Tennessee Tech brings back Dewayne Alexander as head coach
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Tech has brought back Dewayne Alexander as the 12th head coach in program history.
School officials introduced Alexander at a news conference Friday morning.
Alexander played at Tennessee Tech, was an assistant coach and was acting head coach when Watson Brown resigned after the 2015 season.
Tennessee Tech hangs on for 82-76 win over Chattanooga
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Aleksa Jugovic scored 21 points and Tennessee Tech held off Chattanooga for an 82-76 win Sunday.
Micaiah Henry added 14 points with 6-for-8 shooting, Kajon Mack had 13 points and Curtis Phillips Jr. had 12 for Tennessee Tech (8-4), which snapped a three-game skid with the win. Mack and Phillips hauled in seven rebounds apiece.
Phillips, free throws lift Tennessee Tech by Lipscomb 86-80
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Tennessee Tech scored 11 of their final 15 points in the last two minutes from the foul line to defeat Lipscomb 86-80 on Wednesday night.
Mason Ramsey and Stephaun Adams added 15 points apiece for the Eagles (7-1), who went 23 of 30 from the line after intermission and 37 of 49 for the game for their best start in 12 years.
Why some students quit college - and how they can finish
Growing up in Cookeville, Tennessee, a university town about 80 miles east of Nashville, Hayley Furcean was determined to be the first college graduate in her family.
"I've always been the smart kid," she says.
After graduating from high school in 2008, she earned a full academic scholarship for her first year at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and began studying early childhood education. But things took a turn the summer after freshman year, when her grandmother died.
Tennessee Tech fires coach Marcus Satterfield after 2 years
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Tech has fired coach Marcus Satterfield effective immediately after a 6-16 record over two seasons.
School officials announced the move Sunday.
Tennessee Tech plans a national search and named associate head coach and offensive coordinator Tyree Foreman as acting head coach.
Tennessee State beats Kennesaw State 82-68
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips Jr. scored 21 points with eight rebounds and five assists and led five players in double figures as Tennessee State beat Kennesaw State 82-68 on Saturday night.
Phillips was 7 of 18 from the field including three 3-pointers for the Golden Eagles (3-1). Aleksa Jugovic added 14 points and four assists, Mason Ramsey had 12 points and seven rebounds and Courtney Alexander II and Kajon Mack had 10 points apiece. Alexander also led the team with 10 rebounds.
UT Martin coasts to 24-0 win over Tennessee Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dresser Winn threw for two touchdowns and ran in another Saturday to lead Tennessee-Martin to a 24-0 win over Tennessee Tech to close out the regular season.
Winn finished 13-of-22 passing for 210 yards and also was UT-Martin's top rusher with 12 carries for 61 yards. He connected with Caylon Weathers on 4-yard touchdown throw in the first quarter and with Londell Lee on a 16-yard pass in the third to cap an 80-yard drive.
Calhoun, Alexander help Tennessee Tech beat Boyce 105-48
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shaq Calhoun scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting and Courtney Alexander had a double-double to help Tennessee Tech beat Division II Boyce College 105-48 on Thursday night.
Alexander made all six of his field-goal attempts and finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Aleksa Jugovic also scored 14, Curtis Phillips had 12, Cade Crosland added 11 and Micaiah Henry 10 for Tennessee Tech (2-1).
Phillips, Ramsey lead Tennessee Tech past Midway, 94-56
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips Jr. and Mason Ramsey combined to score 34 points and Tennessee Tech pulled steadily away from NAIA Midway, coasting to a 94-56 victory in the season opener Friday night.
The victory gives Tennessee Tech 39 wins in its last 41 home openers.
The game was close through the first seven minutes, but the Eagles pulled away to take a 48-32 halftime lead, then opened the second half with a 29-3 run.
Austin Peay beats Tennessee Tech, clinches Sgt. York Trophy
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahmaad Tanner ran for 104 yards and a touchdown and Austin Peay won the Sgt. York Trophy outright for the first time with a 35-28 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
The Governors (6-4, 5-1 Ohio Valley Conference) clinched the Sgt. York Trophy, a quadrangle series, with wins this season against Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin.
Tennessee Tech rallies late for first win this season, 30-26
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andre Sale found Tavin Kilpatrick in the back corner of the end zone and Nick Madonia added a field goal as Tennessee Tech scored 10 points late and rallied for its first win of the season, 30-26 over Tennessee State on Saturday.