ETSU Football Officially 100 Days Away

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 23, 2019) – The countdown has officially begun as today marks 100 days until the ETSU football team opens its 2019 season at Appalachian State. The Bucs will kick off the season on August 31 at 3:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C.


Football Announces Camp Information Update

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 23, 2019) – ETSU Football Head Coach Randy Sanders and the rest of the staff have announced the cancellation of the 2019 Randy Sanders Youth Football Camp. The camp was originally scheduled for May 28-29. The prospect camps on May 26 and June 14 are still scheduled as planned.


ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 21, 2019) -- The ETSU Athletics Department is currently accepting nominations for induction into the 2019 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame.


Randy Sanders Football Camp Information

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 17, 2019) – Fans, it is not too late to reserve your spot on the list for upcoming Randy Sanders Football Camps. There will be a pair of prospect camps as well as a session for the Randy Sanders Youth Football Camp.


ETSU releases details regarding Game Time Tour events

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 30, 2019) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday that it will hold its sixth annual Game Time Tour, which will feature stops in Greeneville, Newport and Knoxville on May 14.


Things to Know: Excellence Fund Auction

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 25, 2019) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is holding its annual Excellence Fund Auction this Saturday, April 27 inside the Grand Ballroom of the Millennium Center.


Bucs Cap Spring with Ballad Health Blue-Gold Spring Game

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2019) – With three weeks of practice in the books, the ETSU Football team capped off the spring season by holding the Ballad Health Blue-Gold Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Things to Know for Ballad Health Blue-Gold Spring Game

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 11, 2019) – As fans gear up for the grand finale of spring football, the Ballad Health Blue-Gold Spring Game, below is a list of things that will make your Saturday a success at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Bucs to Hold Ballad Health Blue-Gold Spring Game on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 8, 2019) – With two weeks of spring practice in the books, the ETSU Buccaneers Football team will turn its attention to the biggest event of the spring, the Ballad Health Blue-Gold Spring Game. The Bucs are entering the final week of spring practice where they will take the field on April 9, April 10 and then cap off the spring with the big game on April 13. The sessions on April 9 and April 10 will take place at 3:30 p.m., while the Spring Game will commence at 1 p.m. at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Football Season Tickets Now Available

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 25, 2019) – Season tickets for ETSU’s six home football games in 2019 are now available for purchase to the general public. Fans wishing to purchase season tickets can do so through the athletics ticket office.


Sanders Announces Addition of Stork to Coaching Staff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2019) – East Tennessee State University football head coach Randy Sanders has announced an addition to his coaching staff on Monday afternoon. In conjunction with the first spring practice on March 19, Coach Sanders and the rest of the staff are excited to welcome former Super Bowl winner, Bryan Stork, to the coaching staff.


Herink signs to play professionally with the Vienna Vikings

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 5, 2019) – Austin Herink (Cleveland, Tenn.)will go from wearing Navy and Gold to Purple and Gold.


ETSU athletics announces new deal with Nike, BSN SPORTS

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2019) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Firday that it has reached a new agreement with Nike & BSN SPORTS, as the official apparel, footwear & equipment provider for Buccaneer athletics.


Football Reveals Spring Practice Schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2019) – ETSU Football Head Coach Randy Sanders has released the Buccaneers’ spring practice schedule on Friday, March 1.


Football Releases Walk-On Tryout Information

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2019) – ETSU Football Head Coach Randy Sanders and his staff have released information on Friday regarding an upcoming tryout for walk-on players.


ETSU Football announces 28-man signing class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2019) -- The East Tennessee State University football team concluded its 2019 National Signing Day by holding a press conference to announce the Buccaneers’ 28-man class on Wednesday evening inside the Ramsey Tower at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.



Football announces details for National Signing Day coverage

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2019) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released details regarding Wednesday’s National Signing Day for football.


ETSU Football announces 2019 schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2019) -- The ETSU football team will play FBS foes Appalachian State and Vanderbilt, along with six games at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium, as head coach Randy Sanders announced the Buccaneers’ 2019 schedule on Monday.


ETSU places 51 student-athletes on SoCon Fall All-Academic Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2019) -- The Southern Conference announced its Fall Academic All-Conference team Tuesday, as 51 ETSU student-athletes earned the academic honor for 2018.


ETSU signs Sanders through 2023 season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2019) -- The East Tennessee State University Athletics Department announced on Friday that Buccaneer football head coach Randy Sanders has been signed through the 2023 season.


Pyke collects sixth All-American honor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2019) -- ETSU’s Matt Pyke (Clinton, Tenn.) will go down as one of the most decorated Buccaneer offensive linemen in program history.


Five Bucs garner Phil Steele Magazine All-American honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2019) -- ETSU football saw five of its players garner Phil Steele Magazine All-American honors as the publication released its postseason awards on Monday.


ETSU Football adds six on National Signing Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2018) -- ETSU head coach Randy Sanders introduced the six newest additions to the Buccaneer roster on Wednesday as part of ETSU’s 2019 National Signing Day presented by Chick-fil-A in Johnson City.


Pyke, Player earn AFCA FCS Coaches’ All-America honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2018) -- The All-American week continued for ETSU football.


Jerman, Pyke, Weigel named HERO Sports All-Americans

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2018) -- The final installment of the HERO Sports All-American honors were announced on Wednesday, and seniors JJ Jerman (Seymour, Tenn.), Matt Pyke (Clinton, Tenn.) and Dylan Weigel (Pickerington, Ohio) all landed spots on the postseason teams. Pyke was placed on the first team, while Jerman and Weigel landed third team honors.


Buccaneer trio earn STATS FCS All-American honors

CHICAGO (Dec. 18, 2018) -- The All-American accolades continue to pile up for ETSU football.


Robinson named HERO Sports Sophomore All-American

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2018) -- ETSU sophomore defensive back Tyree Robinson (Gainesville, Ga.) has more All-American honors to add to his resume.


Holmes, Shorts receive HERO Sports Freshman All-American honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2018) -- HERO Sports announced its 2018 Freshman All-American Teams on Monday and a pair of Buccaneers made the list. Running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) and offensive lineman Tre’mond Shorts (Hampton, Ga.) received postseason honors by the online media publication.


Pyke, Robinson earn AP FCS All-American honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2018) – ETSU redshirt senior offensive lineman Matt Pyke (Clinton, Tenn.) and sophomore defensive back Tyree Robinson (Gainesville, Ga.) earned Associated Press FCS All-American honors, which was announced on Tuesday.


Embracing Excellence: Turf installation completed inside ETSU Athletics Center

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2018) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday that it has finished the turf installation inside the ETSU Athletics Center.


Pyke set to play in FCS National Bowl this Sunday in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2018 -- ETSU redshirt senior offensive lineman Matt Pyke (Clinton, Tenn.) is gearing up for this weekend’s FCS Bowl, which will be played Sunday afternoon in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Jerman named finalist for Fred Mitchell Award

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 5, 2018) -- ETSU senior kicker JJ Jerman (Seymour, Tenn.) was named a finalist for the Fred Mitchell Award, which was announced by the committee on Wednesday.


Student-athletes host "A Buccaneer Christmas" for 18th year in a row

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 26, 2018) -- For the 18th year in a row, ETSU student-athletes came together to bring the spirit of the holidays to local children, taking the annual “A Buccaneer Christmas” event to an off-campus site for the first time.


Bucs’ historic season comes to an end in playoff loss at Jacksonville State

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 24, 2018) -- The ETSU football team saw its historic season come to an end in the first round of the FCS Playoffs, as the 21st-ranked Buccaneers suffered a 34-27 setback to No. 8 Jacksonville State on Saturday night at Burgess-Snow Field.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU VS. JACKSONVILLE STATE

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 24, 2018) -- The ETSU football team begins play in the FCS Playoffs as the 21st-ranked Buccaneers face No. 9 Jacksonville State on Saturday evening at Burgess-Snow Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.


Bucs ready for Opportunity #12 Saturday at Jacksonville State

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 23, 2018) -- For the first time in 22 years, ETSU football team will make an appearance in the FCS Playoffs as the 21st-ranked Buccaneers are ready for Opportunity #12 when the Blue and Gold face No. 8 Jacksonville State on Saturday night. Kickoff for the playoff opener is set for 7:30 p.m. inside Burgess-Snow Field.


“Things to Know” for ETSU vs. Jacksonville State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2018) -- As ETSU football gears up for just its second playoff appearance in program history this Saturday at No. 8 Jacksonville State, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has released its “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.


Holmes, Pyke, Sanders earn top SoCon awards

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 20, 2018) -- The ETSU football team continued to rack up the hardware on Tuesday.


Three Bucs Named Finalists for STATS FCS Awards

CHICAGO (Nov. 19, 2018) -- ETSU football had three members named finalists for STATS FCS legacy awards as the committee released its candidates on Monday.


Football Press Conference -- Jacksonville State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2018) -- After learning its postseason fate earlier in the day, the ETSU football team met the media following Sunday night’s practice to talk about its first round matchup with Jacksonville State.


ETSU to face Jacksonville State in first round of FCS Playoffs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2018) -- The wait is over.


Bucs share SoCon title, fall to Samford, 38-27

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2018) -- With their eyes set on an outright Southern Conference football championship, the ETSU football team instead had to settle for a share of the title.


GAMEDAY LINKS: No. 17 ETSU vs. Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2018) -- Following its bye week, the No. 17 ETSU football team returns to the gridiron as the Buccaneers host Samford for the right to win the outright Southern Conference title on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. inside Greene Stadium.


Bucs look to secure SoCon title outright on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2018) -- The ETSU football team will look to secure the Southern Conference title outright when the 17th-ranked Buccaneers host Samford on Saturday afternoon at Greene Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.


Holmes Named to Watch List for CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 15, 2018) -- ETSU redshirt freshman running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Year Trophy watch list, which was announced Thursday by the CFPA committee.


Things to Know for ETSU vs. Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2018) -- As fans make their plans for this Saturday’s home Buccaneer football game, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has released its “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.


Football Press Conference -- Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 12, 2018) -- With the ETSU football team coming off its bye week, the 17th-ranked Buccaneers met the media to preview this Saturday’s regular season finale against Samford.


ETSU remains ranked for sixth straight week in major polls

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 12, 2018) -- Coming off its bye week, the ETSU football team remained ranked in the top-20 in both major FCS polls, which were released on Monday.


Robinson receives SoCon Defensive Player of the Month honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) -- The ETSU football team has picked up its second straight Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Month honor as sophomore defensive back Tyree Robinson (Gainesville, Ga.) earned the award for the month of October, the league office announced on Tuesday.


Bucs jump to No. 17 in AFCA Coaches’ Poll; No. 19 in STATS FCS

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2018) -- The ETSU football team jumped into the top-20 in both major national FCS polls on Monday.


Smith named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 5, 2018) -- ETSU redshirt junior defensive back Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) was named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as the league office announced its weekly awards on Monday.


ETSU downs Mercer, 21-18; Bucs clinch share of SoCon title

MACON, Ga. (Nov. 3, 2018) -- ETSU’s historic season took another step forward.


GAMEDAY LINKS: No. 22 ETSU VS. MERCER

MACON, Ga. (Nov. 3, 2018) -- The No. 22 ETSU football team travels to Georgia to take on Mercer in Southern Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Five Star Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.


Bucs gear up for Opportunity #10 Saturday in Macon

MACON, Ga. (Nov. 1, 2018) -- Opportunity #10 is the next task at hand for ETSU football.


Top Five Things to Know for ETSU at Mercer

MACON, Ga. (Nov. 1, 2018) -- Coming off its thrilling triple-overtime win over Western Carolina, the ETSU football hits the road this weekend as the No. 22 Buccaneers take on Mercer Saturday afternoon at Five Star Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.


Football Press Conference -- Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2018) -- The ETSU football team met the media on Monday to recap last week’s win over Western Carolina and to preview this Saturday’s road game at Mercer.


Bucs ranked in both polls for fourth straight week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2018 -- For the fourth consecutive week, the ETSU football team remained ranked in the Top 25 polls as both sets of rankings were released on Monday.


Miraculous comeback, OT heroics lift Bucs past WCU, 45-43

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2018)– Sometimes there are simply no words.


GAMEDAY LINKS: No. 25 ETSU VS. WESTERN CAROLINA

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Oct. 27, 2018) -- Following back-to-back road games, the No. 25 ETSU football team returns home to Greene Stadium, as the Buccaneers host Western Carolina in the Battle of the Blue Ridge. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.


ETSU, Western Carolina gear up for "Blue Ridge Border Battle" on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2018) -- ETSU and Western Carolina gear up for the “Blue Ridge Border Battle” this Saturday afternoon at Greene Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.


Things to Know for ETSU vs. Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2018) -- The ETSU football team returns home to Greene Stadium this Saturday as the 25th-ranked Buccaneers host Western Carolina in the “Blue Ridge Border Battle.” Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.


Football announces team captains for remainder of season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2018) -- The ETSU football team has elected team captains for the remainder of the season as head coach Randy Sanders announced the group on Wednesday.


Football Press Conference -- Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2018) -- Coming off back-to-back road games against option-style teams, the ETSU football team finally returns home to host Western Carolina this Saturday in the “Blue Ridge Border Battle” rivalry game. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. in Greene Stadium.


ETSU, Western Carolina announce “Blue Ridge Border Battle”

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2018) -- From the hills of East Tennessee to the rolling mountains of Western North Carolina, the longtime mountain border rivalry between Western Carolina University and ETSU has a new name. The rivalry between the two mountain schools will now be personified in the “Blue Ridge Border Battle” beginning this weekend as the two schools meet on the gridiron in Johnson City, Tenn.


Turnovers, penalties doom No. 21 ETSU at No. 12 Wofford, 30-17

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 20, 2018)– Rushing for a season low 39 yards and turning the ball over three times on the day, the No. 21-ranked ETSU football team was unable to defend sole possession of first place in the Southern Conference Saturday afternoon at Gibbs Stadium, falling to No. 12-ranked Wofford, 30-17.


GAMEDAY LINKS: No. 21 ETSU VS. #12 WOFFORD

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 20, 2018) -- The ETSU football team heads to Spartanburg, S.C., as the 21st-ranked Buccaneers take on No. 12 Wofford on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. inside Gibbs Stadium.


ETSU brings five-game win streak into Saturday SoCon showdown at Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 19, 2018) -- A battle of the top two teams in the Southern Conference will battle when league-leading ETSU travels to Wofford on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. inside Gibbs Stadium.


ETSU Football Feature Story From HERO Sports

To understand what is going on at East Tennessee State right now, you’re going to have to be able to reflect … and project. The Bucs are one of the most unique stories in the FCS this year.


Player Named to the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List

CHICAGO (Oct. 18, 2018) -- ETSU redshirt junior defensive lineman Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) was named to the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award watch list, which was announced by the selection committee on Thursday.


Top Five Things to Know for ETSU at Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 18, 2018) -- A pair of top 25 teams are set to clash on the gridiron this weekend, as No. 21 ETSU takes on No. 12 Wofford Saturday afternoon at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C.


Football Press Conference -- Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2018) -- For the second straight week, ETSU football will face an option-style attack as the Buccaneers take on No. 12 Wofford on Saturday afternoon inside Gibbs Stadium.


ETSU football climbs in both national polls

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2018) -- Following Saturday’s road win at The Citadel, the ETSU football team climbed up in the national polls, as both were released on Monday afternoon.


Robinson, Jerman earn SoCon weekly honors; Robinson tabbed STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 15, 2018) -- The ETSU football team collected more conference honors this week as sophomore defensive back Tyree Robinson (Gainesville, Ga.) and senior kicker JJ Jerman (Seymour, Tenn.) were tabbed Southern Conference Players of Week, announced the league office on Monday.


Bucs drop The Citadel, 26-23; now alone atop SoCon

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 13, 2018) -- Who is that team all alone at the top of the Southern Conference football standings? That’s right … the No. 23-ranked ETSU Buccaneers.


GAMEDAY LINKS: No. 23 ETSU VS. THE CITADEL

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 13, 2018) -- The No. 23 ETSU football team heads to Charleston, S.C., to take on The Citadel in Southern Conference play on Saturday afternoon inside Johnson Hagood Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.


ETSU returns to SoCon play Saturday in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 12, 2018) -- After stepping out of non-conference play for the final time last weekend, ETSU football returns to Southern Conference action this Saturday when the Buccaneers head to Charleston to take on The Citadel. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. inside Johnson Hagood Memorial Stadium.


Holmes named to STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Watch List

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2018) -- ETSU redshirt freshman running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.)was named to the initial STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Watch List, which was announced by the selection committee on Thursday.


Top Five Things to Know for ETSU at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 11, 2018) -- ETSU football begins a two-game Southern Conference road swing beginning this Saturday as the Buccaneers head to Charleston to take on The Citadel.


Football Press Conference -- The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 8, 2018) -- The ETSU football team began preparations for Week 7 as the Buccaneers met the media on Monday to recap last week’s win over Gardner-Webb and look ahead to this Saturday’s Southern Conference road game at The Citadel.


Bucs crack Top 25 in both major polls

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 8, 2018) -- After receiving votes in the Top 25 the last two weeks, ETSU football has finally cracked through in both major polls. The Buccaneers are ranked No. 23 in the STATS FCS Top 25 Poll and No. 24 in the AFCA Coaches’ Poll, as both polls were released on Monday afternoon.


Bucs take historic 45-0 Homecoming win over G-W

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2018)– It may have been Homecoming, but the ETSU football team’s dominating 45-0 rout of Gardner-Webb Saturday afternoon inside William B. Greene Stadium would be more accurately described as historic.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU VS. GARDNER-WEBB

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2018) -- The ETSU football team hosts Gardner-Webb on Homecoming Saturday afternoon inside Greene Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.


ETSU gears up for Homecoming game versus Gardner-Webb

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2018) -- The ETSU football team wraps up its three-game homestand this Saturday when the Buccaneers host Gardner-Webb for Homecoming inside Greene Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.


Six Buccaneers earn SoCon Athlete of the Month honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 4, 2018) – After a month of highlights for the ETSU Athletics Department, the awards kept pouring in for the Blue and Gold, as six Buccaneers earned Southern Conference Athlete of the Month honors for September, announced the league office on Thursday.


“Things to Know” for ETSU vs. Gardner-Webb

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2018) -- The first-place Buccaneers improved to 4-1 overall, 3-0 in SoCon play with their win over Chattanooga in The Rail rivalry game last week.


ETSU releases information on the FANWagon Pack

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2018) -- There’s still time to get on board with Buccaneer football.


Football Press Conference -- Gardner-Webb

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2018) -- Following its game over in-state rival Chattanooga last Saturday, the ETSU football team met the media to recap the win over the Mocs and preview this weekend’s Homecoming game versus Gardner-Webb.


Nasir Player earns SoCon weekly honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 1, 2018) -- For the second time in three weeks, ETSU football has received Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors, as redshirt junior defensive lineman Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) earned the weekly honor on Monday for his performance in last weekend’s game versus No. 24/20 Chattanooga.


Bucs win The Rail, drop rival No. 20 Chattanooga, 17-14

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2018)– The Rail will stay in Johnson City.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU VS. NO. 24/20 CHATTANOOGA

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2018) -- The ETSU football team eyes its third straight win on Saturday night when the Buccaneers host No. 24/20 Chattanooga. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. inside Greene Stadium.


ETSU, No. 24/20 Chattanooga to battle in "Rail Rivalry" Saturday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2018) -- A pair of Southern Conference unbeatens will clash under the lights when ETSU football hosts No. 24/20 Chattanooga on Saturday night inside Greene Stadium. Kickoff for the the rivalry game is set for 7:30 p.m.


Top 5 "Things to Know" for ETSU vs. Chattanooga

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2018) -- With the first-place ETSU football team preparing for the biggest game since the program’s return in 2015, fans are reminded they can make a huge impact as the Buccaneers host longtime rival Chattanooga in a crucial Southern Conference matchup Saturday night, Sept. 29 inside William B. Greene Jr. Stadium at 7:30 p.m.


Football Press Conference -- Chattanooga

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2018) -- The ETSU football team continues its three-game homestand this weekend as the Buccaneers host No. 20 Chattanooga this Saturday at Greene Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.


Holmes tabbed STATS FCS Freshman of the Week; Bucs receiving votes in Top 25

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2018) -- ETSU redshirt freshman running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) was tabbed STATS FCS Freshman of the Week, which was announced on Monday.


ETSU, Chattanooga unveil new Rail trophy for football

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 24, 2018) The rivalry between ETSU and Chattanooga football will take on a new tradition this weekend, as the Rail Rivalry will be born with the introduction of a new railroad-inspired trophy that will go to the winner of the annual contest.


Herink, defensive score lift Bucs past Furman, 29-27

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2018) – It will be remembered as one of the storybook games in the history of ETSU football.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU VS. FURMAN

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2018) -- The ETSU football team opens its three-game homestand tonight when the Blue and Gold take on Furman in Southern Conference play. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. inside Greene Stadium.


Bucs to take on Furman Saturday night at Greene Stadium

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2018) -- After earning its first Southern Conference road win last Friday at VMI, the ETSU football team returns home to open a three-game homestand beginning Saturday night when the Buccaneers host Furman. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. inside Greene Stadium.


Top 5 "Things to Know" for ETSU vs. Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2018) -- With the ETSU football team returning home to face Furman in a critical Southern Conference matchup Saturday night, Sept. 22 inside William B. Greene Jr. Stadium at 7:30 p.m., the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has released its Top 5 “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.


ETSU-Vanderbilt to play on Nov. 23, 2019

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2018) -- A date has been set for next season’s ETSU football game at Vanderbilt.


Football Press Conference -- Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2018) -- Coming off its Southern Conference road win at VMI last week, the ETSU football team met the media to look back on that game, while also previewing this weekend’s home matchup with Furman.


Folks tabbed SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 17, 2018) -- After causing havoc on VMI the entire game last Friday, ETSU linebacker Jared Folks (Harrisburg, Va.) was tabbed Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week as the league office announced its weekly awards on Monday.


Bucs secure SoCon road win at VMI, 27-24

LEXINGTON, Va. (Sept. 14, 2018) -- It was not easy, but for the first time since rejoining the Southern Conference in 2016, the ETSU football team enjoyed a road victory in league play as the Buccaneers secured a 27-24 win over VMI Friday afternoon at Foster Stadium.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU AT VMI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2018) -- The ETSU football team begins Southern Conference action as the Buccaneers face VMI today at 2:30 p.m. inside Foster Stadium in Lexington, Va.


Bucs face VMI in SoCon opener on Friday

LEXINGTON, Va. (Sept. 13, 2018) -- The ETSU football team opens Southern Conference play this week as the Buccaneers head to Virginia to take on VMI Friday afternoon inside Foster Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. The game was moved in response to forecasts of Hurricane Florence and its potential impact on the East Coast this weekend.


Top 5 Things to Know for ETSU-VMI game

LEXINGTON, Va. (Sept. 13, 2018) -- With ETSU football gearing up for its 2018 Southern Conference opener, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released Thursday a list of the Top 5 “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.


ETSU-VMI football game moved to Friday at 2:30 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Va. (Sept. 12, 2018) -- The ETSU-VMI football game originally scheduled for this Saturday at Foster Stadium in Lexington, Va., will be moved to Friday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m. The game was moved in response to forecasts of Hurricane Florence and its potential impact on the East Coast this weekend. The game will still be played at Foster Stadium in Lexington, Va.


Football Press Conference -- VMI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2018) -- The ETSU football team met the media on Monday to recap last week’s game at Tennessee and look forward to its Southern Conference opener at VMI on Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va.


Second quarter woes sink Bucs in loss to Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2018) -- Down by just 10 points with 12 minutes left in the second quarter, the ETSU football team had held its ground against Southeastern Conference foe Tennessee Saturday afternoon inside storied Neyland Stadium. Then the storm clouds came.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU AT TENNESSEE

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2018) -- Coming off its season-opening win last weekend, the ETSU football team hits the road as the Buccaneers take on Tennessee inside Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 4:01 p.m., and will be broadcast on the SEC Network.


ETSU set to make first ever trip to Neyland Stadium

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2018) -- For the first time in program history, the ETSU football team will take on Tennessee as the two in-state foes are set to meet on the gridiron Saturday afternoon inside Neyland Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4:01 p.m. and will be televised on SEC Network.


Top 5 Things to Know for ETSU-Tennessee game

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2018) -- As ETSU football gears up for its first-ever trip to Neyland Stadium to take on Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 8, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released Thursday a list of the Top 5 “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.


Lewis named College Sports Madness SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2018) -- Following a career-high 10-tackle performance in last weekend’s win over Mars Hill, ETSU junior defensive back Jeremy Lewis (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.


Football Press Conference -- Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2018) -- Following Saturday’s season-opening win, ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon to recap the Mars Hill game and preview this weekend’s road game at Tennessee.


Bucs drop Mars Hill 28-7 in Sanders’ debut

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2018) -- Overcoming three turnovers and its share of adversity throughout the night, the ETSU football team gave first-year head coach Randy Sanders a victory in his debut, as the Buccaneers scored 28 unanswered points Saturday night to drop Mars Hill 28-7 inside a sold out Williams B. Greene Jr. Stadium.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU VS. MARS HILL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2018) -- The ETSU football team opens its 2018 season Saturday night when the Buccaneers host Mars Hill inside Greene Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.


Countdown to Kickoff: 1 Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


ETSU football opens 2018 season Saturday versus Mars Hill

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2018) -- The ETSU football team will open the 2018 season under the lights on Saturday night when the Buccaneers host Mars Hill. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Top 5 "Things to Know" for football opener Sept. 1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2018) -- With just two days left before Buccaneer football's opener Sept. 1 against Mars Hill inside William B. Greene Jr. Stadium at 7:30 p.m., the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released Thursday a list of the Top 5 “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank as fans prepare to visit campus this Saturday.


ETSU Athletics marks new year with family photo

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2018) -- With students returning to campus and classes starting earlier this week, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics held a Buccaneer Welcome event on Tuesday night inside Greene Stadium.


Traditions continue to grow for ETSU football

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2018) -- Game day traditions are a major part of the pageantry that make college football a special experience, and as the ETSU Buccaneers prepare to open their 2018 season against Mars Hill on Sept. 1, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to remind fans of the traditions that highlight game days inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Football Press Conference -- Mars Hill

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2018) -- With kickoff to the 2018 season five days away, ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon to preview the Buccaneers’ season opener against Mars Hill.


Countdown to Kickoff: 5 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


ETSU radio show at Wild Wing Café starts Wednesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2018) Beginning Wednesday night at 6 p.m., the weekly ETSU Radio Coaches Show will return to Wild Wing Café in Downtown Johnson City.


Sanders names Marchi Bucs’ starting quarterback

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2018) -- With less than a week remaining until ETSU football opens its 2018 season, head coach Randy Sanders announced on Sunday that Temple transfer Logan Marchi (Bristol, Conn.) will be the Buccaneers’ starting quarterback.


Countdown to Kickoff: 7 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


ETSU Game Time app launches new updates

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 24, 2018) -- As the start of the 2018 football season approaches, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is encouraging fans to update and/or download the ETSU Game Time app.


ETSU football announces details for walk-on tryout

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2018) -- ETSU football head coach Randy Sanders and his staff released information on Wednesday regarding an upcoming tryout for walk-on players.


Top 10 Things to Know for football opener Sept. 1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2018) -- Having just passed the 10-day countdown mark before football's opener Sept. 1 against Mars Hill inside William B. Greene Jr. Stadium, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released Thursday a list of the Top 10 "Things to Know" presented by Citizens Bank as fans prepare to enjoy game days on campus.


Countdown to Kickoff: 10 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


SoCon Football Countdown: Bucs Preview 2018 Season

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 22, 2018) -- As the 2018 season approaches, the Southern Conference has started its “Countdown to Kickoff” special by previewing each of the nine teams in the league. On Wednesday, the Buccaneers were the featured team in this new segment.


Player Profile: Blake Bockrath

Last season, ETSU redshirt sophomore linebacker Blake Bockrath had a standout year. This year, he hopes to do even more for the Buccaneer defense.


Football Scrimmage Report #2

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2018) -- For the second week in a row, the ETSU football team held a Saturday night scrimmage under the lights inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium as part of its 2018 fall camp.


Kickoff Fan Fest scheduled for Aug. 16

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2018) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday that it will host a special “Kickoff Fan Fest” for the 2018 season on Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


SoCon announces football ESPN schedule

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 13, 2018) -- With less than three weeks until the start of the football season, the Southern Conference released its fall ESPN schedule. ETSU will have seven games broadcast on ESPN+, three on ESPN3 and its game at Tennessee will be televised on the SEC Network.


Football Scrimmage Report #1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 11, 2018) -- The ETSU football team went under the lights to hold its first scrimmage of 2018 fall camp on Saturday night inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Player Profile -- JJ Jerman

As JJ Jerman enters his final season in the Blue and Gold, the Buccaneer kicker has been honored to be a part of the journey in helping build the ETSU football program.


Countdown to Kickoff: 24 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 8, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


Fan bus for ETSU vs. UT football game now available

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2018) The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that it will be offering a convenient travel option for Buccaneer football fans to attend the team’s game at Tennessee on Sept. 8.


Countdown to Kickoff: 27 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


ETSU Football Opens Fall Camp

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 3, 2018) -- After reporting to campus and holding team meetings on Thursday, the ETSU football team opened practice on Friday afternoon at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Countdown to Kickoff: 30 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 2, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


ETSU single game football tickets on sale now

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2018) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday that single game tickets for the upcoming 2018 football season are now available to the general public.


ETSU releases SoCon football ticket package

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 30, 2018) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released information on Monday regarding its Southern Conference football ticket package.


Five Bucs receive preseason All-SoCon honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 25, 2018) -- The ETSU football team had five players receive Southern Conference preseason honors as the league office announced its all-conference teams on Wednesday.


Countdown to Kickoff: 40 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 23, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


Countdown to Kickoff: 42 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 21, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


ETSU to hold Meet Your Seat Night at Greene Stadium

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 19, 2018) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday details regarding its “Meet Your Seat Night” event, which will be held Thursday, July 26 at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium from 5-7 p.m.


Taking the Initiative: ETSU Athletics 2017-18 Year In Review

ETSU athletics enjoyed an excellent year of success in the classroom, in the community and in the arena. Take a look back at this memorable 365 days in "Taking the Initiative," a story told though Adobe Spark. Click on the link to the right. Loading time may vary.


Countdown to Kickoff: 46 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 17, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


Bucs land school record 229 student-athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 10, 2018) – The ETSU Department of Athletics turned in a record-breaking academic year in 2017-18, as the Southern Conference announced its Honor Roll list Tuesday afternoon.


Countdown to Kickoff: 56 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 7, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


Countdown to Kickoff: 57 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 6, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


ETSU announces Buccaneer Salute ticket program

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 5, 2018) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday details regarding its Buccaneer Salute season ticket program.


Countdown to Kickoff: 60 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 3, 2018) -- As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, ETSUBucs.com will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.


12 Days of Cheer!

As 2018 comes to a close, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to look back at some of the top moments this past year in a special segment called 12 Days of Cheer!