The office of the Director of Athletics is located at the Hooper Eblen Center, the arena where many intercollegiate athletic contests occur. Tennessee Tech is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). We participate at the NCAA Division I level in fifteen sports and in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision in football. Tennessee Tech sponsors nine women’s intercollegiate athletic teams (basketball, cross country, indoor & outdoor track, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball), six men’s teams (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, and tennis), and one co-ed team (rifle). In addition to intercollegiate sports contests, concerts and other entertainment are occasionally hosted by the Department of Athletics.
In order to participate in varsity athletics, student athletes must satisfy all academic requirements of the University and must make satisfactory progress toward their degrees, as specified by the NCAA and OVC. The policies and activities of the varsity teams are regulated by the Tennessee Tech Athletics Committee, which is composed of students, faculty, and administrative staff. Intercollegiate varsity athletic interests are promoted by the Tennessee Tech Athletic Association.
Each fulltime student receives complimentary admission to all regularly scheduled intercollegiate athletic home games. Since 1925, Tech athletic teams have been nicknamed the “Golden Eagles.”