Bucs Announce Alteration to Football Schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2020) – The East Tennessee State University Athletics Department announced on Friday a schedule adjustment regarding the 2020 Buccaneer football season. The Bucs will now host Western Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 17 and the open date will move to Oct. 10.


Football Announces 23-man Signing Class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2020) – The East Tennessee State University Football Team concluded its 2020 National Signing Day by holding a press conference to announce the Buccaneers’ 23-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. 4, 2020) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released details regarding Wednesday’s National Signing Day for football.


Bucs Release 2020 Football Schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2020) – The ETSU football team will host five home games throughout the 2020 campaign, along with traveling to Southeastern Conference foe Georgia. ETSU Football Head Coach Randy Sanders announced the schedule on Monday afternoon.


Ukwu Transitions Role; Humphries Rejoins Bucs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2020) – ETSU Football Head Coach Randy Sanders announced on Thursday that current defensive ends coach Collins Ukwu will now transition to coaching the defensive line, while Paul Humphries rejoins the ETSU staff as the new defensive ends coach.


Trio of Buccaneers Receive Phil Steele All-American Nods

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2020) – A trio of ETSU football players were named to the Phil Steele All-American squads, as announced late Wednesday afternoon. Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) was tabbed to the Phil Steele All-American Third Team, while Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) was named to the Phil Steele All-American Fourth Team. Donovan Manuel (Ellenwood, Ga.) culminated a strong freshman campaign by being honored with a Phil Steele All-American Freshman Fourth Team appearance.


ETSU Places 36 Student-Athletes on SoCon Fall Academic Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2020) – The Southern Conference announced its Fall Academic All-Conference Team on Wednesday afternoon, as 36 ETSU student-athletes earned the academic honors for 2019.


Bucs Garner Plethora of Phil Steele All-SoCon Awards

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2020) – The ETSU Buccaneers were well represented on the Phil Steele All-Southern Conference Teams, garnering nine positions on the three teams.


Player Garners Third All-American Recognition

WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2019) – The list of accolades just keeps getting bigger and bigger for Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) as he was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS Coaches’ All-America Second Team. The honor was announced Friday morning and is the third All-American honor of the season and the week for Player.


Buccaneer Duo Earns STATS FCS All-American Honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2019) – The All-American accolades continue to funnel in for the Bucs as Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) and Artevius Smith (Birmingham, S.C.) snatch their second All-American honors of the week and the postseason. The ETSU duo were named to the STATS FCS All-American Second Team following strong senior campaigns.


ETSU Football Inks Seven on National Signing Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2019) – ETSU Football Head Coach Randy Sanders introduced the seven newest additions to the Buccaneer roster on Wednesday afternoon as part of the 2020 ETSU National Signing Day, presented by Chick-fil-A in Johnson City.


Smith Garners First All-American Honor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2019) – For the first time in his collegiate career, Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) was named an All-American. Smith was tabbed to the Associated Press FCS All-American Second Team on Tuesday afternoon.


Holmes Named HERO Sports All-American Sophomore

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2019) – For the second consecutive day, an ETSU Buccaneer was named to a HERO Sports All-American squad. This time, Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) was labeled as an honorable mention for the HERO Sports All-American Sophomore team, joining Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) with an All-American accolade this postseason.


Player Named HERO Sports All-American

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2019) – The first list of the HERO Sports All-American honors was announced Monday afternoon as Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) landed a spot on the postseason team. Player was named to the HERO Sports All-American Second Team following his senior campaign.


Student-athletes host "A Buccaneer Christmas" for 19th year in a row

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2019) – For the 19th year in a row, ETSU student-athletes came together to bring the spirit of the holidays to local children, hosting the annual “A Buccaneer Christmas” in the Mini-Dome on Tuesday evening.


Bucs Place 12 on SoCon All-Conference Teams

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 26, 2019) – The ETSU football team brought some hardware home on Tuesday afternoon as the Southern Conference announced its all-conference teams, of which 12 Buccaneers were found. Nine different players were named to the all-conference squad from the league’s coaches, while three were placed on all-conference teams as voted on by the media.


Smith Tabbed as Buck Buchanan Award Finalist

CHICAGO, Ill. (Nov. 25, 2019) – Just 18 days after being placed on the watch list, ETSU’s redshirt-senior defensive back Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) was tabbed as a STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award finalist, which was announced by the selection committee on Monday afternoon.


Bucs Fall in Regular-Season Finale to Commodores

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 23, 2019) – The 2019 campaign for the ETSU Buccaneer football team came to a close in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday afternoon as the Bucs dropped a 38-0 contest to Southeastern Conference foe Vanderbilt. With the loss, the Bucs fall to 3-9 to close the door on the season.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 23, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers will close the book on the 2019 football season tomorrow in Nashville, Tenn. with a showdown against Southeastern Conference foe, Vanderbilt. Kickoff between the Bucs and Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium will commence at 3:33 p.m. (ET).


Bucs Close 2019 Season in Nashville

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers will close the book on the 2019 football season tomorrow in Nashville, Tenn. with a showdown against Southeastern Conference foe, Vanderbilt. Kickoff between the Bucs and Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium will commence at 3:33 p.m. (ET).


Top Things to Know – ETSU at Vanderbilt

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2019) – ETSU will wrap up its season in Nashville, Tenn. this weekend with a 3:30 p.m. (ET) kickoff against Vanderbilt. The Bucs and Commodores will meet on the gridiron at Vanderbilt Stadium.


Football Press Conference: Vanderbilt

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2019) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the 12th and final installment of the media luncheons where they discussed the Bucs’ Southern Conference win on Saturday against Mercer (38-33) and the upcoming regular season finale against Vanderbilt on Saturday, Nov. 23. Kickoff at Vanderbilt Stadium will be an official 3:33 p.m. (ET) kick.


Holmes Named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2019) – For the first time in his young career, Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) has been named the Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.


Holmes Tabbed Madness FCS National Player of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2019) – Following a strong team win and a dominant individual performance from Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.), the redshirt-sophomore running back was recognized as the College Sports Madness FCS National Player of the Week.


Holmes Sets School Record in Home Finale

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2019) – The home finale did not disappoint as ETSU held several celebrations throughout the game including: Senior Day, celebrating a 38-33 win and most notably witnessing a program rushing record set by Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) as he scampered for 255 yards. Holmes’ 255-yard performance broke a 21-year-old record of 242 yards held by ETSU Hall of Famer, Brandon Walker.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU vs. Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 16, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers will hold their final home game of the 2019 regular season as they welcome the Mercer Bears into town. Kickoff at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium is set to commence at 1:05 p.m. Prior to kickoff, ETSU will partake in Senior Day to honor its 21 seniors that have paved the way for the program.


Bucs Prepare for Final Home Game of 2019

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers will hold their final home game of the 2019 regular season as they welcome the Mercer Bears into town. Kickoff at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium is set to commence at 1:05 p.m. Prior to kickoff, ETSU will partake in Senior Day to honor its 21 seniors that have paved the way for the program.


Gajardo Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Squad

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2019) – ETSU’s redshirt-junior offensive lineman Eddie Gajardo (Greeneville, Tenn.) has been tabbed as a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. Gajardo was named to the District 3 All-Academic team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon.


Top Things to Know – ETSU vs. Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2019) – The Bucs will play their final home game of the 2019 regular season inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium on Saturday afternoon when ETSU welcomes Mercer into town.


Football Press Conference: Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2019) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the 11th installment of the media luncheons where they discussed the Bucs’ overtime loss at Western Carolina on Saturday and the upcoming Senior Day/Heroes Day matchup with Mercer on Saturday, Nov. 16. Kickoff at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium is set for 1 p.m.


ETSU Announces Heroes Day Commemorative Details

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2019) – In conjunction with Heroes Day at Saturday’s football game against Mercer, the ETSU Athletics Department has announced a commemorative plan of action to honor those who have served, those who have fallen in the line of duty and those who continue to serve today.


Bucs Drop Blue Ridge Border Battle in Overtime

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Nov. 9, 2019) – The ETSU football team dropped a nail-biting overtime loss to Western Carolina, 23-20, in the Blue Ridge Border Battle in Cullowhee, N.C. on Saturday evening. With the loss, ETSU falls to 2-8 overall and 0-7 in league play, while the Catamounts improved to 3-7 (2-5 SoCon).


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU at Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers are set for the final road Southern Conference showdown of the season as ETSU travels over the mountain to Cullowhee, N.C. to take on Western Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 9. The two squads will compete for the Blue Ridge Border Battle Trophy and will jump start the game with a 3:35 p.m. kickoff at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.


Bucs Gearing up for Blue Ridge Border Battle

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers are set for the final road Southern Conference showdown of the season as ETSU travels over the mountain to Cullowhee, N.C. to take on Western Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 9. The two squads will compete for the Blue Ridge Border Battle Trophy and will jump start the game with a 3:35 p.m. kickoff at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.


Top Things to Know – ETSU at Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2019) – The Bucs will travel to Cullowhee, N.C. on Saturday for a 3:35 p.m. showdown in the Blue Ridge Border Battle.


Smith Named to STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List

CHICAGO, Ill. (Nov. 7, 2019) – ETSU’s redshirt-senior defensive back Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) was named to the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award watch list, which was announced by the selection committee on Thursday.


Football Press Conference: Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2019) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the 10th media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ narrow Homecoming loss the The Citadel in addition to the upcoming Blue Ridge Border Battle with Western Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Cullowhee, N.C. Kickoff at E.J. Whitmire Stadium is schedule for 3:30 p.m.


Bucs at Vanderbilt Kickoff Time Announced

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2019) – The ETSU Football season finale at Vanderbilt on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Nashville, Tenn., will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. CT, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Office announced on the morning of Oct. 31. The broadcast for the game will be aired on one of the SEC Network platforms with the specific channel announced within the regular 12-day selection process prior to kickoff.


Bucs Announce Team Captains for Remainder of Season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2019) – The ETSU football team has elected team captains for the remainder of the season as head coach Randy Sanders announced the group on Monday morning.


ETSU Homecoming Spoiled by Visiting Bulldogs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers saw another victory slip from their hands late in the fourth quarter as the Blue & Gold fell to The Citadel, 31-27. ETSU made one final push after falling behind for the first time in the game and came up one-yard short of the endzone in their final drive. Following the loss, ETSU drops to 2-7 on the season and 0-6 in league play. The Bulldogs improved to 6-4, including 4-2 in Southern Conference action.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU vs. The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers enter the final third of the schedule beginning with a showdown against The Citadel on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s showdown at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium will serve as the homecoming game for the Blue & Gold.


ETSU Set for Homecoming Showdown

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers enter the final third of the schedule beginning with a showdown against The Citadel on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s showdown at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium will serve as the homecoming game for the Blue & Gold.


Top Things to Know – ETSU vs. The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 31, 2019) – ETSU will play host to The Citadel on Saturday in the next to last home game of the season for the Buccaneers.


Football Press Conference: The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2019) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the ninth media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ heart breaker at Samford as well as the upcoming Homecoming showdown with The Citadel on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. (ET) at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


Smith Claims Second SoCon Weekly Honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 28, 2019) – ETSU’s redshirt-senior defensive back Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) laid claim to yet another Southern Conference Weekly Award this season. Smith was tabbed as the SoCon Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.


Bucs Fall Short in Back-And-Forth Affair

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 26, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers football team fell victim to weather and three turnovers as ETSU suffered a 24-17 loss at Samford on Saturday afternoon in Birmingham, Ala. With the loss, ETSU falls to 2-6 on the season and 0-5 in Southern Conference action, while the Bulldogs improved to 4-4 on the season and 3-2 in league play.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU at Samford

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 26, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers football team will hit the road for the fifth Southern Conference showdown of the season, this time squaring off with Samford in Birmingham, Ala. Kickoff between the two squads will be 1:05 p.m. ET as ETSU looks for its first win in Birmingham in program history.


Bucs Eye First Win in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 25, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers football team will hit the road for the fifth Southern Conference showdown of the season, this time squaring off with Samford in Birmingham, Ala. Kickoff between the two squads will be 1:05 p.m. ET as ETSU looks for its first win in Birmingham in program history.


Top Things to Know – ETSU at Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2019) – ETSU will play its second consecutive game away from home on Saturday, squaring off with Samford in Birmingham, Ala. Kickoff for Saturday’s Southern Conference showdown will be 1 p.m. (ET).


Football Press Conference: Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2019) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the eighth media luncheon of the year where they discussed the Bucs’ narrow loss at Chattanooga as well as the upcoming showdown with Samford on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) at Seibert Stadium in Birmingham, Ala.


Mocs Sink Bucs on Late Field Goal in Rail Rivalry

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2019) – The ETSU Bucs dropped a rivalry game in heart breaking fashion on Thursday night in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Mocs’s Victor Ulmo buried his only made field goal of the game with 14 seconds remaining in the contest to down the visiting Bucs, 16-13.


GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU at Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers football team will hit the road for a Southern Conference showdown at Chattanooga on Thursday night at Finley Stadium. Kickoff for the Rail Rivalry will begin at 7:04 p.m.


Bucs Aim for First SoCon Win of Season in Rail Rivalry

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers football team will hit the road for a Southern Conference showdown at Chattanooga on Thursday night at Finley Stadium. Kickoff for the Rail Rivalry will begin at 7:04 p.m.


Top Things to Know – ETSU at Chattanooga

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2019) – ETSU will travel to Chattanooga on Thursday for following a bye week for both teams. The Bucs and Mocs will compete for the Rail Rivalry Trophy for the second consecutive season.


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

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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.