Football Press Conference: Chattanooga

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2019) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the seventh media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ bye week as well as the upcoming showdown with Chattanooga on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn.


Early Deficit too much for Bucs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2019) – The ETSU Bucs Football Team dropped a tough 35-17 home Southern Conference matchup against Wofford on Saturday afternoon at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. The Terriers ran loose for 409 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns to defeat the Buccaneers.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU vs. Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers football team will host Wofford in the only home contest in the month of October. Kickoff at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium is scheduled for 3:35 p.m.


ETSU Aims to Tame Terriers for First SoCon Win

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers football team will hold its only home contest in the month of October on Saturday as ETSU hosts Wofford. Kickoff between the Bucs and Terriers will be at 3:35 p.m. inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Top Things to Know – ETSU vs. Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2019) – ETSU will host Wofford on Saturday in the only home game in the month of October for the Blue & Gold.


Football Press Conference: Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2019) –ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the sixth media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ first Southern Conference road game against Furman as well as the upcoming showdown with Wofford on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. at Greene Stadium in Johnson City, Tenn.


Smith Tabbed SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2019) – ETSU’s redshirt-senior defensive back Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) becomes the first Buccaneer to take home a Southern Conference Weekly honor during the 2019 season. Smith was tabbed as the SoCon Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.


Bucs Edged in SoCon Road Showdown

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 28, 2019) – Defense was the name of the game in Saturday’s Southern Conference showdown between ETSU and Furman in Greenville, S.C. The Bucs dropped a narrow 17-10 contest at 15th-ranked Furman, despite outgaining the Paladins 290-268. With the loss, the Bucs fall to 2-3 (0-2 SoCon), while the Paladins improve to 3-2 (2-0 SoCon).


Special message regarding WJHL broadcast of ETSU football game at Furman

Please note, fans wanting to watch Saturday's ETSU football game at Furman, WJHL has made the decision to do a tape-delay broadcast that will be aired Sunday morning from 12-3a. The game will still be available on ESPN+. If you have questions, please contact WJHL directly.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU at Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 28, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers football team will travel to Greenville, S.C. on Saturday for the first road Southern Conference test of the season for the Blue & Gold. The showdown against the Paladins will kick off at 1 p.m. at Paladin Stadium.


Bucs Prepare for Paladins in SoCon Road Test

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 27, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers football team will travel to Greenville, S.C. on Saturday for the first road Southern Conference test of the season for the Blue & Gold. The showdown against the Paladins will kick off at 1 p.m. at Paladin Stadium.


Top Things to Know – ETSU at Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2019) – ETSU will travel to Greenville, S.C. for its first Southern Conference road game of the season on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Furman. Below are a list of things to know for Saturday’s showdown provided by Citizens Bank.


Bucs take part in Coach to Cure MD

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2019) – On Saturday, Sept. 28, ETSU Football will be one of more than 500 universities taking part in the Coach to Cure MD campaign. The ETSU coaching staff will be wearing shoulder patches on the sidelines to help raise awareness of the program during the game against Furman in Greenville, S.C.


Football Press Conference: Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2019) –ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the fifth media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ come-from-behind victory over Austin Peay as well as the upcoming showdown with Furman on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. in Greenville, S.C.


Pair of Late Picks Seals Victory for Bucs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2019) – A stout second-half defensive effort willed the Bucs to the 20-14 victory over Austin Peay in front of a raucous crowd at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium on Saturday night. In front of the second-largest crowd in Greene Stadium history (9,350), the Bucs’ defense recorded back-to-back interceptions on the final two drives of Austin Peay to seal the win.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU vs. Austin Peay

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers will host their third consecutive home contest, this time against Austin Peay on Saturday, Sept. 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Class of 2019 Inducted into ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2019) –The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics honored five Buccaneer greats on Friday evening at the Carnegie Hotel as part of the 2019 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony.


Bucs Look to Silence Governors at Greene Stadium

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers will host their third consecutive home contest, this time against Austin Peay on Saturday, Sept. 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Top Things to Know – ETSU vs. Austin Peay

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2019) – ETSU will hold its final non-conference home game at Greene Stadium for the 2019 season against Austin Peay on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Below are a list of things to know for Saturday’s showdown provided by Citizens Bank.


2019 Hall of Fame Class: Brandon Walker

Records are made to be broken and Brandon Walker can’t wait until some of his are.


Football Press Conference: Austin Peay

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2019) –ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the fourth media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ Southern Conference opener against VMI as well as the upcoming showdown with Austin Peay on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


ETSU Drops Overtime Contest to Keydets

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2019) – In a game that was delayed a total of 132 minutes and included one overtime, the fans had to wait until 1:08 a.m. to find out the result in the Buccaneers 2019 Southern Conference opener. Unfortunately, the fans witnessed the first loss at Greene Stadium on the season as the Bucs dropped a nail-biting 31-24 contest to conference foe, VMI. With the loss, ETSU falls to 1-2 (0-1 SoCon) on the season, while the Keydets improve to 2-1 (1-0 SoCon).


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU vs. VMI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneer Football Team is making final preparations for the 2019 Southern Conference opener against VMI tonight at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for a 7:35 official kickoff time.


50th anniversary of 1969 Team to be held this Saturday at Greene Stadium

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Sept. 13, 2019) -- As ETSU football gears up for its Southern Conference opener this Saturday night, members of the historic 1969 team will be honored during the game, marking the 50th anniversary of the Buccaneers’ unbeaten season which was culminated with the 34-14 win over Louisiana Tech in the Grantland Rice Bowl.


ETSU Turns Sights on Keydets in SoCon Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2019) – With the home-opening victory behind them, the ETSU Buccaneers will turn their attention to the Keydets of VMI in the 2019 Southern Conference opener. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Top Things to Know – ETSU vs. VMI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2019) – With the home-opening win over Shorter in the rearview mirror, the Bucs turn their sights on their Southern Conference opener against VMI this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Much like the team, ETSU Athletics turns its sights on the top “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.


Football Press Conference: VMI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2019) – With the first home contest in the books, the Bucs turn their sights to the conference opener on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the third media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ home opener vs. Shorter as well as the upcoming Southern Conference opener against VMI on Saturday at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


ETSU Lights Up Scoreboard in Home Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers put on an offensive display in front of the home faithful on Saturday night at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium in the 2019 home opener. The Bucs poured on 48 points, the most points since the resurgence of football in 2015 and the most since scoring 68 against Chattanooga on Nov. 15, 2003.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU vs. Shorter

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneer football team returns home to Johnson City, Tenn. to take on the Shorter Hawks at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Kickoff for the 2019 home opener is scheduled for 7:35 p.m.


Bucs Ready to Defend Home Turf

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers will showcase the 2019 roster in front of the home crowd for the first time this season as the Bucs gear up for the 2019 home opener against Shorter University. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Top Things to Know – ETSU vs. Shorter

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 4, 2019) – As the ETSU Buccaneers gear up for the season opener at Appalachian State on Saturday, Aug. 31, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released Thursday its Top 5 “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.


ETSU Announces Football Broadcast Schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2019) – With week one in the books for the ETSU Buccaneers’ football team, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announces the remaining broadcast schedule for the 2019 season. The Bucs will have seven games broadcast on ESPN+, three games on ESPN3 and the regular-season finale at Vanderbilt will be aired on the SEC Network.


Football Press Conference: Shorter

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 2, 2019) – With the first game in the books for the Buccaneers, ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the second media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ season opener at Appalachian State as well as the upcoming home opener against Shorter on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.


Bucs Slip in First Trip to Boone Since 2003

BOONE, N.C. (Aug. 31, 2019) – The ETSU Bucs took the field for the first time in the 2019 season, making the trek to Boone, N.C. for the first time since 2003. Despite the final score of 42-7 in favor of the Mountaineers, the Bucs came out swinging, holding Appalachian State to just 14 first-half points.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU at Appalachian State

BOONE, N.C. (Aug. 31, 2019) – The ETSU Bucs football team travels to Boone, N.C. today for the first time since 2003 to rekindle a historic rivalry with the Mountaineers of Appalachian State. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:35 p.m. inside Kidd Brewer Stadium.


Bucs Gear up for Battle in Boone

BOONE, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2019) – For the first time since 2003, the ETSU Buccaneers will travel to Boone, N.C. to square off with former Southern Conference rival, Appalachian State. Saturday’s contest marks the season opener for both squads as kickoff is slated for 3:35 p.m. inside Kidd Brewer Stadium.


Top 5 Things to Know – ETSU at Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2019) – As the ETSU Buccaneers gear up for the season opener at Appalachian State on Saturday, Aug. 31, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released Thursday its Top 5 “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.


ETSU Radio Show at Wild Wing Café Begins Wednesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2019) – Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m., the weekly ETSU Radio Coaches Show will return to Wild Wing Café in Downtown Johnson City.


Football Press Conference: Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2019) – With kickoff to the 2019 season just five days away, ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the first media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ season opener at Appalachian State.


Sanders Tabs Thrasher Bucs’ Starting Quarterback

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2019) – As the Bucs enter their final days of preparation heading into Boone for the season opener, head coach Randy Sanders announced on Monday at the press luncheon that Coastal Carolina transfer Chance Thrasher (Suwanee, Ga.) will be taking the snaps behind center for the Buccaneers.


ETSU Athletics releases information on Young Alumni season ticket plan

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2019) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday information regarding a new Young Alumni program for season tickets.


Football Releases Walk-On Tryout Information

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2019) – ETSU Football Head Coach Randy Sanders and his staff have released information on Friday regarding an upcoming tryout for walk-on players.


Bucs Upgrade Football Gameday Experience

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2019) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Athletics has officially upgraded its gameday experience for the 2019 football season.


Countdown to Kickoff: 13 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2019) – With kickoff less than two weeks away for the Bucs, ETSUBucs.com continues to count down the days by featuring the program’s 15 seniors on the site and via social media platforms throughout the summer months.


Bucs Conclude Second Scrimmage of Camp

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 17, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers capped off their camp schedule with a second scrimmage under the lights on Saturday night at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


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

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 13, 2019) – ETSU redshirt-sophomore running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Year Trophy Preseason Watch List, which was announced by the CFPA committee on Tuesday morning.


ETSU Football Single Game Football Tickets on Sale Now

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 12, 2019) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that single game tickets for the upcoming 2019 football season are now available to the general public.


Football Scrimmage Report #1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 10, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers held their first scrimmage under the lights on Saturday night at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Bucs Pace SoCon in Phil Steele Preseason All-Americans

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 9, 2019) – For the third time this preseason, the dominating trio of Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.), Tyree Robinson (Gainesville, Ga.) and Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) were named to a preseason All-American team. This time, the Buccaneer trio led the Southern Conference in appearances on the Phil Steele Magazine Preseason FCS All-American Team with three. Furman finished behind ETSU with two players, while Chattanooga, Western Carolina and Wofford each registered one player on the preseason teams.


Nine Bucs Named to Phil Steele All-SoCon Teams

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Aug. 8, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers saw nine players named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-Southern Conference Team, as announced on Thursday, Aug. 8.


ETSU to hold “Meet Your Seat” Night at Greene Stadium

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 7, 2019) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Wednesday details regarding its “Meet Your Seat Night” event, which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13 at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium from 5-7 p.m.


ETSU Athletics announces partnership with bioPURE

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) -- bioPURE Services announced on Tuesday that East Tennessee State University Athletics recently became a bioPURE Certified TMathletic facility. This certification means that ETSU athletes will experience a higher level of clean and disinfection in high-use locations like the weight room and the various locker rooms throughout the athletic complex.


Countdown to Kickoff: 26 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2019) – With kickoff right around the corner for the Buccaneers, ETSUBucs.com continues to count down the days by featuring the program’s 15 seniors on the site and via social media platforms throughout the summer months.


ETSU Football Completes First Day of Fall Camp

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 2, 2019) – Following the team’s first team meeting on Thursday, the ETSU football team opened practice on Friday afternoon under the dome of the ETSU Athletics Center due to inclement weather outside.


Pair of Bucs Named to STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List

CHICAGO, Ill. (Aug. 1, 2019) – The STATS FCS 25-member preseason STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List has been revealed, featuring a pair of Buccaneers. Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) and Tyree Robinson (Gainesville, Ga.) find themselves on the watch list, joined by Furman’s Adrian Hope as the three Southern Conference representatives. The STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award is presented to the FCS Defensive Player of the Year.


ETSU Athletics announces 2019 Hall of Fame class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2019) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday the names of five former Buccaneers who will make up the 2019 induction class into the ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame.


Countdown to Kickoff: 31 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 31, 2019) – With kickoff right around the corner for the Buccaneers, ETSUBucs.com continues to count down the days by featuring the program’s 15 seniors on the site and via social media platforms throughout the summer months.


Trio of Bucs Named STATS FCS Preseason All-Americans

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 30, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers continue to bring in hardware this preseason as Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.), Tyree Robinson (Gainesville, Ga.) and Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) were named to the First, Second and Third STATS FCS Preseason squads. The Buccaneer trio represented three of just eight Southern Conference student-athletes selected by the STATS FCS committee.


Countdown to Kickoff: 32 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 30, 2019) – With kickoff right around the corner for the Buccaneers, ETSUBucs.com continues to count down the days by featuring the program’s 15 seniors on the site and via social media platforms throughout the summer months.


Countdown to Kickoff: 33 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 29, 2019) – With kickoff right around the corner for the Buccaneers, ETSUBucs.com continues to count down the days by featuring the program’s 15 seniors on the site and via social media platforms throughout the summer months.


Bucs Selected for Three Nextar Broadcasts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 24, 2019) – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., Ingles Markets and the Southern Conference announced that they will partner to broadcast 13 SoCon football games throughout the season through a network of Nextar stations.


ETSU Athletics Announces Ticket Information for FBS Opponents

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 24, 2019) – East Tennessee State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has officially announced that tickets are now available for pre-order for both away FBS games (Appalachian State and Vanderbilt).


Bucs Well Represented on Preseason All-SoCon Ballot

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 22, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers saw a plethora of players receive Southern Conference preseason honors as the league office announced its all-conference teams on Monday afternoon at the Spartanburg Marriott in Spartanburg, S.C.


SoCon Football Media Day to be held Monday in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 19, 2019) – The Southern Conference will host its 2019 Football Media Day on Monday, July 22, at the Spartanburg Marriott. All nine head coaches and select student-athletes from each school will be on hand to meet the media and preview the upcoming season.


Countdown to Kickoff: 45 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 17, 2019) – As ETSU anticipates the kickoff of the new campaign, ETSUBucs.com continues to count down the days by featuring the program’s 15 seniors on the site and via social media platforms throughout the summer months.


Bucs ranked in College Football America Yearbook preseason poll

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 15, 2019) – Coming off its first Southern Conference Championship in program history last season, the ETSU football team earned preseason recognition on Monday, as the College Football America Yearbook released its preseason poll on Monday and the Buccaneers were pegged No. 25.


Countdown to Kickoff: 49 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 13, 2019) – As ETSU anticipates the kickoff of the new campaign, ETSUBucs.com continues to count down the days by featuring the program’s 15 seniors on the site and via social media platforms throughout the summer months.


Countdown to Kickoff: 51 Days

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 11, 2019) – As ETSU anticipates the kickoff of the new campaign, ETSUBucs.com continues to count down the days by featuring the program’s 15 seniors on the site and via social media platforms throughout the summer months.


Best of Buc Photos: 2018-19

As the 2018-19 season came to an end last week, please take a look back at all the special moments in our special segment called “Best of Buc Photos” courtesy of ETSU Sport Photo Journalist Dakota Hamilton.