BRISTOL, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2016) – After much anticipation, it’s time for ETSU and Western Carolina to go racing.
The Bucs and Catamounts open up their Southern Conference season on Saturday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kickoff for the Food City “Bucs at Bristol” game is set for 1:30 p.m.
Below are the game day links (notes, video, audio, stats) for today’s game.
LIVE AUDIO – CLICK HERE FOR LIVE AUDIO
The Buccaneer Sports Network (BSN) will provide ETSU fans with complete pregame, in-game and postgame coverage. Games air live on the Bucs’ flagship station WXSM-AM 640, as well as on affiliate station 104.9 FM NASH Icon.
The BSN will launch its pregame broadcast one hour and 30 minutes prior to kickoff with the 30-minute long Eastman Credit Union Tailgate Show, followed by the Carl Torbush Pregame Show powered by Ford which will lead up to 30 minutes prior to kickoff. The First Tennessee Bank Countdown to Kickoff will then lead into the final moments before kickoff.
The broadcast team of “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos, color analyst Don Helman (filling in for former ETSU quarterback Matt Wilhjelm), sideline reporter Jessica Larkin, and studio hosts Parker Schwartz and Andy Jackson will provide ETSU fans all the information they need to complement their game-day activities.
Following each game, fans can tune into the General Shale Post Game Show to get a full wrap up of the game statistics, players and coach interviews, and other post-game information.
LIVE VIDEO – CLICK HERE FOR LIVE VIDEO
Saturday’s game will be video streamed via SoCon Digital Network. The free broadcast will begin 15 minutes before kickoff.
LIVE STATS – CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STATS
In addition to following the Bucs on live audio and video, fans can get up-to-the-minute stats Saturday via StatBroadcast. Fans can access live stats on their computers, mobile devices or tablets by visiting BucsStats.com or by clicking the link above.
For complete information on ETSU Football, follow the program via social media on Twitter (@ETSUFootball), Instagram (@ETSUFootball), Snapchat (@etsufootball) and on Facebook (ETSU Buccaneer Football).
Click here to view a list of prohibited items for today’s game.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW FOR TODAY’S GAME
IMPORTANT TIMES – While game time is set for 1:30 p.m., the BMS property will be open and available to tailgaters beginning at 8 a.m. In addition, gates will open at BMS at 11:30 a.m., which is also the same time that the traditional “Buc Walk” will take place near the main gates at the speedway (marked by the E on the map below).
PARKING – Fans will have multiple options for parking at BMS. The map provided below shows various parking lots and their corresponding price levels. Also, students are reminded that they can access free parking in the designated “pink” lot by displaying a valid student ID and ticket to the game. The “pink” lot is accessible by entering at the Bristol Dragway entrance off Highway 394.
TICKETS – Fans can still purchase tickets by calling 423-BRISTOL or by clicking here. Fans are reminded that there will be no re-entry option for fans once inside BMS on game day.
PROHIBITED ITEMS – The list of prohibited items is different from the list used for normal home games at Kermit Tipton Stadium. The list of prohibited items is provided on the map below.
FOLLOW THE MAP – The map below is perfect for helping fans navigate the facility at BMS.
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For more on ETSU football and the Food City Bucs at Bristol game, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the football link. Fans are also encouraged to download the ETSU Game Time App on Apple and Android devices.
For more information on Buccaneer football, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the football page.