2014-15 Football News
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June 19, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 21, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in partnership with Mountain States Health Alliance will present a unique leadership conference, “Winning Ways,” on June 29-30, featuring some of today’s most respected and well-known leaders from the world of sports.
June 03, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 3, 2015) – Members of the ETSU football team spent time assisting with Habitat for Humanity this past Monday and Tuesday.
June 02, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 2, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released information on its summer camps.
June 02, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 2, 2015) – For many fans of ETSU athletics, the 1969 football season is considered the greatest in school history because of the Buccaneers’ Ohio Valley Championship and their victory over Louisiana Tech, which was led by future NFL Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl champion Terry Bradshaw.
May 26, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 26, 2015) – 100 days and counting …
May 12, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2015) – Dates for the Carl Torbush Friday Night Lights Camp have been announced which includes sessions June 5 inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center and July 17 at the Johnny Long Training Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee.
May 11, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 11, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that Gold section seating inside Kermit Tipton Stadium for the 2015 football season is sold out. In addition, the program also released information regarding the purchase of season parking passes.
May 04, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 4, 2015) – During the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletic’s annual All-Sport Golf Tournament and Game Time Tour stop Monday at the Blackthorn Club at the Ridges, General Shale publicly announced its contribution of a half-million bricks to the program’s new football stadium.
May 02, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 2, 2015) – Approximately 50 registrants were on hand Saturday inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center for the 2015 Buc Football Strength & Conditioning Clinic.
April 27, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 27, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially unveiled the Buccaneers’ new football uniforms during a special event Monday afternoon inside the Cave area of the D.P. Culp Center.
April 23, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 23, 2015) – On Saturday, May 2, the ETSU football program will host the 2015 Buc Football Strength & Conditioning Clinic inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center.
April 23, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 23, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday during its campus Game Time Tour stop that the new Buccaneer football uniforms will be unveiled to the public on Monday, April 27th inside the Cave at the D.P. Culp Center.
April 22, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 22, 2015) – When East Tennessee State University graduate students Matthew Himel and Andrew Avery started hearing about the return of ETSU football, their questions and curiosity did not focus on what the future would hold for the new athletic program. They wanted to look back.
April 12, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 11, 2015) – Following the Mountain States Health Alliance Blue-Gold Game on Saturday afternoon at Kermit Tipton Stadium, the ETSU football team hosted a special kids clinic.
April 11, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 11, 2015) – Freshman quarterback Jared Drake (Westerville, Ohio) rushed for a team-high 104 yards and passed for another 140 yards, connecting on two touchdown strikes as the Gold team topped the Blue squad 28-10 Saturday afternoon in the Mountain States Health Alliance Blue-Gold Game at Kermit Tipton Stadium.
April 11, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 10, 2015) – The Mountain State Health Alliance Blue-Gold Spring Game will kick off inside Kermit Tipton Stadium on Saturday, April 11th at 2 p.m. The full day of activities will include tailgating, a full team scrimmage and a kids’ clinic following the game.
April 10, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 10, 2015) - On the eve of ETSU Football's first spring game in more than a decade, alumni of the program gathered at Johnson City Country Club for a momentous reunion event highlighted by a special golf outing and dinner.
April 03, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 3, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Friday that it will embark on the second annual Game Time Tour beginning April 16 in Sevierville at Holston’s Restaurant. The nine-stop promotional will span the months of April and May, as ETSU coaches and staff visit cities across the region.
April 02, 2015
ERWIN, Tenn. (April 2, 2015) – Freshman wide receiver Drake Powell (Clinton) caught two touchdown passes and freshman transfer quarterback Austin Herink (Cleveland) threw for a pair of scores to highlight the ETSU football team’s scrimmage Thursday night at Unicoi County High School’s Gentry Stadium.
April 01, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released details Wednesday regarding the upcoming Mountain State Health Alliance Blue-Gold Spring Game which is schedule for Saturday, April 11th at 2 p.m., inside Kermit Tipton Stadium.
March 28, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 28, 2015) - While this weekend marked ETSU Football's third-consecutive year hosting the Carl Torbush Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates, it was the program's first-ever coaching clinic featuring its complete staff.
March 25, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 25, 2015) – As East Tennessee State University prepares for its first football season in 12 years, Roadrunner Markets and Dunkin’ Donuts announce they will contribute $1 million toward the school’s new football stadium.
March 18, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2015) – Revealing specific details about the location, amenities, and funding model of an on-campus football stadium, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics hosted a momentous press conference Wednesday afternoon on the site of the planned facility.
March 18, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2015) – ETSU football announced details Wednesday regarding its spring Alumni Weekend, which will be held April 10-11. The event is open to former players, coaches, managers, trainers and staff members.
March 17, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 17, 2015) – The ETSU football program announced Tuesday that it will host the third annual Carl Torbush Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates on Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
March 17, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 17, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that it would be holding a major event at the site of the program’s new football stadium on Wednesday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m.
March 16, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 16, 2015) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush and his entire coaching staff hosted a Spring Football Media Luncheon on Monday at East Coast Wings Bar and Grill.
March 12, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 12, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and head football coach Carl Torbush announced on Thursday the Buccaneers will hold a First Responders Day during their spring practice on Tuesday, April 7.
March 06, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 6, 2015) - ETSU Football players and coaches took part in a special grand opening ceremony at the Niswonger Children's Hospital, helping to unveil the new Timmy's Playroom, courtesy of the Tim Tebow Foundation, to a packed house of patients and media members.
March 04, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 4, 2015) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Wednesday that he has added former N.C. State running back and NFL veteran Gary Downs to the Buccaneers’ coaching staff to direct the team’s running backs.
February 20, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2015) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Friday addition of Antonio Goss to the Buccaneers’ coaching staff.
February 20, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2015) – Due to the inclement weather this week, the ETSU football program has adjusted its plans for student tryouts.
February 19, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2015) – Due to continued inclement weather, ETSU football head coach Carl Torbush and his staff have cancelled tonight’s tryout meeting originally scheduled for 7 p.m.
February 18, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2015) – Members of the ETSU football team helped volunteer at the Johnson City Area Home Builders Association (JCAHBA) Home & Garden Show, which took place this past weekend inside the MSHA Athletic Center.
February 15, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2015) -- For the ETSU football program, today stands as another major date in the “Countdown to Kickoff,” as the Buccaneers are now just 200 days removed from playing their first game at home against Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, 2015.
February 12, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2015) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Thursday the addition of former Buccaneer standout Scott Brumett to the team’s coaching staff.
February 11, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 11, 2015) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Thursday that former Buccaneer standout Mike Rader will be joining the team’s coaching staff as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.
February 06, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Friday that the Buccaneers’ football program will play the University of Tennessee on Sept. 8, 2018. This will be the first ever meeting between the Buccaneers and Volunteers.
February 04, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2015) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced the program’s second recruiting class during a special National Signing Day event Wednesday inside the Carnegie Hotel’s Grand Soldiers Ballroom.
February 03, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (Sports Network) -- The enthusiasm for national letter of intent signing day on Wednesday is bursting at East Tennessee State and Kennesaw State universities as their respective start-up programs are filling needs for the second straight year.
January 29, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday that it will host a special ETSU Football National Signing Day celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 4th inside the Carnegie Hotel’s Grand Soldiers Ballroom.
January 17, 2015
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2015) - Launched by the White House in September, the "It's On Us" campaign is an initiative aimed at ending sexual assaults on college campuses. Join the Buccaneers in taking the pledge by visiting itsonus.org.
December 23, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics wishes its Buccaneer fans across the world Happy Holidays!
December 18, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday the Buccaneers’ 2015 football schedule, a slate that will feature six homes games and four road matchups, and includes contests against NCAA Division I FCS opponents such as Charleston Southern, Mercer and Gardner-Webb.
December 15, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- ETSU head coach Carl Torbush took time back in November to talk with a film crew from Liberty University regarding the renewal of the Buccaneers' football program.
December 02, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2014) – A long-running ETSU Athletics tradition helped spread holiday cheer to local children Tuesday evening. As part of the 14th annual “A Buccaneer Christmas," around 70 children were treated to a special night full of activities.
November 25, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 25, 2014) – Several ETSU football student-athletes took part in the United Way of Washington County's annual celebrity bagging event Tuesday at Food City at 509 N. State of Franklin Road, offering their time to help raise awareness for United Way.
November 01, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2014) – Having played indoors at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center for much of its history, a great deal has been made of the fact that the Buccaneers will play outdoors in the future. Well, Homecoming 2014 certainly welcomed the Bucs to the elements.
October 30, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2014) – The ETSU football program announced Thursday that it will host a special “Football Family Alumni” reception following the team’s Blue-Gold Scrimmage on Saturday, Nov. 1 during Homecoming.
October 27, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2014) – From tailgating to celebrity performances to traditional athletic events, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will be providing a wide variety of activities for students, faculty, staff and supporters of Buccaneer athletics throughout this special Homecoming week.
October 23, 2014
KINGSPORT (Oct. 23, 2014) – The ETSU football team was welcomed by beautiful weather and a large number of fans on Thursday night at Dobyns-Bennett High School, as the Buccaneers played their third of four scheduled Blue-Gold Scrimmages at the school’s J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
October 22, 2014
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2014) – The ETSU football team will be on the road again Thursday night as the Buccaneers will play their third of four public Blue-Gold scrimmage games, this time at J. Fred Johnson Stadium on the campus of Dobyns-Bennett High School.
October 18, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2014) – The ETSU football team spent time off the gridiron this week and gave back to the community as the Buccaneers visited Grandview Elementary to help with their annual “Eagle Walk” on Wednesday, while also making the trip to the Appalachian Fairground to help set up for the “Color Me Rad” 5K on Friday.
October 17, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2014) – The ETSU football team participated in a closed scrimmage Thursday night as the Buccaneers prepare to be on the road next Thursday night, Oct. 23, for a Blue-Gold scrimmage game at Dobyns-Bennett High School’s J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
October 16, 2014
Carl Torbush had no intention of ever coaching football again after 39 years on the job. He had retired on Douglas Lake in Eastern Tennessee and was content with life in his lake house.
October 10, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2014) – A new generation of ETSU football players came face-to-face with the past during a special invitation-only scrimmage for alumni Thursday afternoon.
October 02, 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2014) – While the ETSU football team went on the road for Thursday night’s Blue-Gold scrimmage at Tennessee High School’s historic Stone Castle, freshman wide receiver Adam Mitchell (Bristol, Tenn.) felt right at home.
September 29, 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2014) – Following a successful Game Time 101 event and the program’s first public scrimmage this past Saturday, the ETSU football team will hit the road for a special Blue-Gold Game this Thursday, Oct. 2 at Tennessee High School’s historic Stone Castle in Bristol.
September 27, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2014) – With thousands surrounding the ETSU football practice fields, the Buccaneers gave fans a sneak peek at the program during the featured event of Saturday’s Game Time 101 event – the Blue-Gold Scrimmage.
September 27, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2014) – An estimated 3,000-plus fans packed the on-campus parking lot located behind Warf-Pickel Hall and adjacent to the new parking garage on the west end of campus for a day full of food, friends and football for the first-ever ETSU Game Time 101 football celebration.
September 25, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday that it will partner with the on-campus Reece Museum and two university graduate students to curate an exhibition about the history of ETSU football scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.
September 16, 2014
Long-time friends and former Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Carl Torbush and Mike O'Cain say they savor the opportunity to work together in relaunching a program on a smaller scale at East Tennessee State.
September 15, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2014) – On a newly lined field and in front of a gathered crowd that included students, fans, media and others, the ETSU football team and head coach Carl Torbush’s coaching staff participated in the first official practice for the new program Monday.
September 15, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2014) – With the announcement of the start time for the Tennessee vs. Georgia football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has altered the schedule of events for the Game Time 101 football celebration set for that same day.
September 13, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2014) – A record number of approximately 75 participants were on hand Saturday morning inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center for the second annual Carl Torbush Women's Football 101 Clinic.
September 09, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2014) – The ETSU football program released Tuesday the schedule for this weekend's second annual Carl Torbush’s Women's Football 101 Clinic, which will begin Saturday at 8:15 a.m. inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
September 09, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2014) – With less than 365 days left until the first official game against Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, 2015, the ETSU football team released its 2014 practice and scrimmage schedule on Sept. 3, 2014, as well as information regarding an exciting football celebration day later this month.
September 04, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 4, 2014) -- The ETSU football team held its first Media Day in over 11 years on Wednesday and below is some of the media coverage from the event.
September 03, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Media members from throughout the Tri-Cities packed the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center Wednesday for the first Football Media Day in over 11 years, an event that featured interviews with coaches, players and athletic department administrators, as well as tours of newly-constructed facilities.
September 03, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Having quietly spent the last year taking deposits on football season tickets for the 2015 season, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially announced Wednesday that tickets are now open to the public for purchase.
August 28, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2014) – ETSU football head coach Carl Torbush and his staff announced Thursday that they will be hosting the second annual Carl Torbush’s Women’s Football 101 Clinic inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on Saturday, Sept. 13.
August 25, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2014) – ETSU football head coach Carl Torbush and his staff released information Monday regarding upcoming tryouts for walk-on players.
August 07, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 7, 2014) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Thursday that former Ohio State football and Baltimore Orioles strength and conditioning coach Allan Johnson has joined the Buccaneers’ coaching staff as an assistant coach in charge of strength training.
July 26, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 26, 2014) – Campers from grades 4-8 gathered inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center Saturday morning as ETSU Football Head Coach Carl Torbush and his staff hosted the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp presented by Chick-Fil-A at the Johnson City Crossings.
July 21, 2014
JOHNSON CITY (July 21, 2014) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that the football program will host the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp presented by Chick-Fil-A at Johnson City Crossings for children entering 4th grade to those entering 8th grade on Saturday, July 26th inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
July 19, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 19, 2014) – Members of the ETSU Football coaching staff shared insight and tricks of the trade with area coaches Saturday as part of the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates.
July 15, 2014
JOHNSON CITY (July 15, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday the speaking schedule for the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates on Saturday, July 19th.
July 10, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 10, 2014) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Thursday that former Buccaneers’ offensive lineman Erik Losey has joined the team’s coaching staff.
July 09, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 9, 2014) – ETSU Athletics announced Wednesday that the Buccaneer Football and Friends Foundation, Inc. recently approved and signed a gift agreement with the ETSU Foundation to transfer all dollars raised by the BFFF to the ETSU Kick-Off Fund.
July 07, 2014
JOHNSON CITY (July 7, 2014) – ETSU Athletics announced Monday that it will host the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates on Saturday, July 19th inside the Martha Culp Auditorium on the ETSU campus.
June 30, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 1, 2014) – The Buccaneers are back home. After spending the past nine seasons as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially rejoined the Southern Conference at the stroke of midnight on Monday evening.
WSOC ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 24 Radford 1
VB ETSU 0 Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 28 Virginia Tech 3
WSOC Tennessee Tech 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MSOC ETSU 1 Clemson, SC
Aug 28 Clemson University 3
VB ETSU 0 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 Washington St. 3
VB ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 LIU Brooklyn 1
WSOC NC State 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 30 ETSU 0
MSOC High Point University 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 1 ETSU 2
WSOC Eastern Kentucky Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
FB Kennesaw State Home
Sep 3, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 4, 4:00 p.m. Alabama St.
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 10:30 a.m. CSU Bakersfield
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 3:30 p.m. Troy
MSOC ETSU Radford, VA
Sep 5, 6:00 p.m. Radford University
WSOC Navy Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 6, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Boone, NC
Sep 9, 7:00 p.m. Appalachian State University
FB Maryville College Home
Sep 10, 7:30 p.m. ETSU