JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 15, 2015) – 50 days and counting…
For the ETSU football program, today stands as another major date in the “Countdown to Kickoff,” as the Buccaneers are now just 50 days removed from playing their first game at home against Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, 2015.
To mark today’s significance the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is releasing information on single-game tickets, its “Buck for the Bucs” campaign with Roadrunner Markets and Dunkin’ Donuts, and the addition of four players to the 2015 roster.
SINGLE-GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE
The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday that single-game tickets for Buccaneer home football games go on sale to the general public today at 10 a.m.
Tickets to the Kennesaw State game on Sept. 3 are $25, while single-game tickets to the remaining home games are $25 for silver level seating and $20 for bronze level seating.
For additional ticket information or to purchase season/single-game game tickets, call the ETSU Ticket Office at (423) 439-3878 or click here.
“BUCK FOR THE BUCS” CAMPAIGN
ETSU has partnered with Roadrunner Markets and Dunkin’ Donuts throughout locations in the East Tennessee region to launch a “Buck for the Bucs” campaign during the entire month of August.
Throughout the month of August, customers at select locations have the opportunity to participate in the “Buck for the Bucs” promotion and show their support of ETSU Athletics. Those who make a donation receive an ETSU football schedule, along with getting their name displayed on the wall at that specific store location.
“We want to thank Roadrunner Markets and Dunkin’ Donuts – specifically Ryan Broyles Kelly Rhea – for their generous support of all things ETSU athletics,” said ETSU Senior Associate Athletic Director/COO Scott Carter. “We are very excited to launch this program and look forward to engaging ETSU fans and alumni throughout the region.”
BUCS ADD FOUR TO 2015 ROSTER
ETSU football head coach Carl Torbush and his staff announced the addition of four recruits to the Buccaneers’ 2015 roster on Wednesday. Jovany Aris (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Falon Lee (Macclenny, Fla.), Tavian Lott (D’Lo, Miss.) and Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) have all signed their athletic grant-in-aid forms.
Aris, Lee and Lott are transferring to ETSU, while Smith graduated from Clay-Chalkville High School this past spring.
“We are very fortunate to sign four quality student-athletes this late in the process,” said coach Torbush. “These four players have the chance to give us immediate help this year.”
Below is a breakdown of the recruits and a quote from Coach Torbush…
Jovany Aris – WR – Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic Community High School/College of Desert)
Coach Torbush on Aris…
“Jovany is a dynamic and versatile football player. He has great ability to run, catch and return kicks.”
Coach Rader on Aris…
“Jovany is a playmaker. As we watched his high school and JUCO film, Jovany showed he was able to make things happen when the ball was in his hands. He’s hungry and excited to be given this opportunity to attend ETSU. Jovany brings an element of maturity to our locker room.”
Falon Lee – RB – Macclenny, Fla. (Baker County High School/Miami (Ohio) University)
Coach Torbush on Lee…
“Falon brings experience and maturity to our running back position. He played as a true freshman at Miami (Ohio) until an injury took him out of the rotation. Falon is a strong runner and has excellent vision.”
Coach Losey on Lee…
“We are very happy to have Falon at ETSU. He’s another player we brought into our program that will be a benefit to us as a football player and a person. Falon is a big, powerful back that can run the ball. He’s also strong and has good change of direction. He comes from a very competitive high school and was one of three running backs from the state of Florida to rush for over 2,000 yards in his senior season.”
Tavian Lott – CB – D’Lo, Miss. (Arlington High School/Snow College)
Coach Torbush on Lott…
“Tavian has outstanding size and athleticism. He will give us added depth to the cornerback position. We are very fortunate to sign a player of his caliber this late in the process.”
Coach Gaines on Lott…
“We are glad Tavian is a Buc. He comes in with experience after playing the last two seasons at Snow College, which is what we need. Tavian runs well and has great ball skills. I definitely think he can come in and help us right way. I look forward to coaching him.”
Artevius Smith – Athlete – Birmingham, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS)
Coach Torbush on Smith…
“Artevius is a young man who started at cornerback as an underclassman, but moved to running back late in his senior season. He comes from a winning program, as Artevius helped lead Clay-Chalkville to a state championship this past season.”
Coach Rader on Artevius…
“I’ve recruited players from Clay-Chalkville for many years and it was unique how we found Artevius. Their starting running back – who was an SEC type player – got hurt and Artevius took over late in the season… That’s when he racked up the impressive numbers. Artevius wasn’t on anyone’s radar going into his senior year, but he took advantage of an opportunity and made the most of it. Like Jovany, Artevius has the hunger and excitement to prove himself on the field. He comes from a strong high school program where he was coached, pushed and gained experience by playing against successful teams.”
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