Forbes announces the signing of Paul Smith out of DeMatha Catholic

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2019) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes and his staff announced on Friday that Paul Smith (Upper Marlboro, Md.) has signed his national letter of intent to play for the Buccaneers starting in 2020-21. Chick-fil-A Johnson City is the title sponsor of our signing releases during the 2019-20 season.


Boyd’s game-winner carries Bucs to 61-58 win over Winthrop

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2019) -- The last time ETSU was off to a 3-0 start, Tray Boyd III (Memphis, Tenn.) wasn’t born and Bo Hodges (Memphis, Tenn.) was in diapers.


Bucs return home to host Winthrop on Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2019) -- Coming off its first road trip of the season, the ETSU men’s basketball team returns home to host Winthrop in non-conference play Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


Bucs remain at No. 3 in Mid-Major Top-25

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 12, 2019) -- Following the first week of the season, the ETSU men’s basketball team remained at No. 3 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25 Poll as the updated rankings were released late on Monday.


Good’s hot hand fuels second half run; Bucs ground Skyhawks, 92-75

MARTIN, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2019) -- Junior guard Patrick Good (Johnson City, Tenn.) scored a game-high 24 points and ignited a second half surge as ETSU men’s basketball grounded UT-Martin 92-75 on Saturday night inside the Elam Center.


Bucs set to make return trip to UT-Martin

MARTIN, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2019) -- After defeating UT-Martin in its first-ever meeting a year ago inside Freedom Hall, the ETSU men’s basketball team is set to make the return trip across the state as the Buccaneers face the Skyhawks Saturday night inside the Elam Center. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET.


Rodriguez named to Lou Henson Award Preseason Watch List

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2019) -- ETSU redshirt senior forward Jeromy Rodriguez (Santiago, Dominican Republic) was named to the 2019-20 Lou Henson Award preseason watch list, which was announced earlier this week.


Strong defensive effort carries Bucs past Newberry in season opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2019) -- Thanks to a strong defensive effort and closing the first half on a 21-2 run, the ETSU men’s basketball team cruised to a 79-50 season-opening win over Newberry on Wednesday night inside Freedom Hall.


ETSU opens season Wednesday against Newberry

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2019) -- Coming off an 18-point win over Limestone last Friday in an exhibition game, ETSU men’s basketball will now open its 2019-2020 season Wednesday night when the Buccaneers take on Newberry. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.