ETSU men complete recruiting class with signing of Sneed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 14, 2004) - East Tennessee State University head coach Murry Bartow announced on Friday that Oak Park, Ill., native Dillion Sneed has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Buccaneers beginning with the upcoming 2004-05 season. ...


ETSU men dominate Tennessee Sports Writers Assocation's All-State Basketball Team

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 10, 2004) - Recently graduated senior Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) and rising junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) were named to the Tennessee Sports Writer's Association's All-State team for the 2003-04 season, giving East Tennessee State University basketball two of the five spots on the team. Voting members of the TSWA include newspaper writers and sports information directors from throughout Tennessee. ...


JuCo All-American Chris Mitchell signs with Buccaneer men's basketball

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 22, 2004) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Thursday that 6-foot-6, 230-pound swingman Chris Mitchell has signed to play with the Buccaneers beginning with the 2004-05 season. ...


ETSU men's basketball inks Canadian prep star Surmacz

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 21, 2004) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced on Wednesday that 6-foot-8 forward Greg Surmacz out of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, has signed to play with the Buccaneers beginning with the 2004-05 season. ...


ETSU's Zakee Wadood earns honorable mention All-America

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2004) - East Tennessee State University senior Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) earned honorable mention honors on the Associated Press All-America team released earlier this week. ...


Bucs Fall in NCAA First Round to Cincinnati, 80-77

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Mar. 19, 2004) - (AP) Another 3-pointer came between East Tennessee State and a first-round upset. ...


Bucs participate in official NCAA practice session, visit with media

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team participated in its final practice session and met with the media Thursday, as the Buccaneers move ever closer to their first round NCAA Tournament game with Cincinnati. ...


Bucs draw No. 13 seed, will face No. 4 Cincinnati this Friday in opening round of NCAAs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 14, 2004) -- The East Tennessee State men's basketball team is headed to Columbus, Ohio as a No. 13 seed where it will face No. 4 Cincinnati this Friday, Mar. 19 in the opening round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament. Game time is still to be determined. ...


SoCon names Nuckles TIAA-CREF Student-Athlete of the Week

SPARTANBURG, SC (March 11, 2004) - East Tennessee State sophomore basketball player Brad Nuckles has been named the TIAA-CREF SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week for March 10....


ETSU fans invited to Sunday Selection Show Celebration, as well as "Big Dance Pep Rally" on campus

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 11, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' is proud to offer a pair of rallies designed to allow fans of ETSU basketball a chance to show their appreciation for the 2003-04 men's team and share in the excitement of the Buccaneers' second-straight trip to the NCAA. ...


Mayes, Smith garner SoCon 'Athlete of the Month' honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Mar. 9, 2004) - The Southern Conference announced today its Athletes of the Month for the month of February. East Tennessee State junior Tiffani Mayes (Sumter, S.C.) earned the award for women's basketball, while sophomore Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) was the men's basketball recipient. ...


Bucs take second-straight SoCon title; await pairings for NCAA Tournament

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 6, 2004) - East Tennessee State captured its second straight Southern Conference Basketball Championship by beating Chattanooga 78-62 Saturday in the 2004 event in front of 3,679 at the North Charleston Coliseum. ...


"Welcome Back the Bucs" planned for Sunday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 6, 2004) -- Fans of the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team are invited to a special "welcome home" rally Sunday at Brooks Gym on the ETSU campus. ...


Bucs earn trip to SoCon Tournament final; drop Davidson, 96-84

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 5, 2004) - East Tennessee State survived foul difficulties to beat Davidson 96-84 in the semifinal round of the 2004 Southern Conference Basketball Championship at the North Charleston Coliseum. ...


Bucs battle past Furman in SoCon quarterfinals; Davidson up next in semifinals

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 4, 2004) - North Division top seed East Tennessee State survived a quarterfinal scare from Furman at the 2004 Southern Conference Basketball Championship held at the North Charleston Coliseum. ETSU beat Furman 94-84. ...


SoCon media honor several ETSU hoopsters; Wadood, Bartow again earn top awards

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 2, 2004) - One day after sweeping through the coaches' All-Southern Conference voting, the East Tennessee State men's basketball team collected even more hardware from the league's media on Tuesday. ...


Smith earns SoCon Player of the Week honor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2004) -The Southern Conference named Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) of East Tennessee State as its men's basketball Player of the Week on Monday. ...


ETSU men dominate SoCon coaches honors; Wadood, Bartow earn top awards

Zakee Wadood was named the SoCon Player of the Year on Monday. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2004) - When it comes to postseason honors, it was a good day for the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team. ...


Cougars Edge ETSU

CHARLESTON, S.C (Feb. 28, 2004)- Mike Benton's tip-in with 10 seconds left off a Thomas Mobley pass led the College of Charleston to a 91-89 victory over ETSU in Southern Conference men's basketball action at John Kresse Arena. Benton and Mobley each posted double-doubles with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars. ...


Basketball game with College of Charleston moved to 2 p.m.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2004) - To accommodate ESPN2 and its plans for Saturday's nationally-televised game between East Tennessee State and College of Charleston, the game originally scheduled to start at 7 p.m. will now tipoff at 2 p.m. ...


Buccaneers send seniors Wadood, Fields out in style; finish season 12-0 at home with 84-72 win over Chattanooga

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2004) - Powered by a season and game-high 27 points from sophomore guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.), the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team wrapped up a perfect 12-0 season record at Memorial Center with an 84-72 victory over in-state rival Chattanooga. ...


ETSU men prepare for Tuesday battle with UTC

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2004) -- Fresh off a nationally-televised victory over Fresno State in the ESPN Bracket Buster Saturday last weekend, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team is preparing for its final home game of the season Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against longtime Southern Conference rival Chattanooga. ...


ETSU defeats Fresno State in 66-62 thriller

FRESNO, Ca. (Feb. 21, 2004) -- Up by two points with just 48 seconds remaining, East Tennessee State missed the front end on consecutive free-throw attempts. But the Bucs grabbed offensive rebounds each time, and sophomore point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) hit two from the line with seven seconds left to give ETSU a 66-62 victory over Fresno State in ESPN's Bracket Busters Saturday. ...


ETSU men's basketball returning to television for remainder of season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb.19, 2004) - Fans of East Tennessee State University men's basketball will have plenty of opportunities to watch their favorite team over the next two weeks, as all three of the Buccaneers remaining regular season games will be broadcast locally. ...


Bucs capture regular season title; set program record with 14th-straight victory

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2004) -- East Tennessee State posted a Southern Conference record 17 blocks en route to capturing the Southern Conference regular season title and a victory over The Citadel, 73-51, in collegiate basketball action Monday night in McAlister Field House. ...


ETSU drops Elon 73-58, ties program record with 13th-straight win

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb.14, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team tied a program record with its 13th-straight victory, defeating Elon University 73-58 Saturday afternoon in front of 5,203 fans at Memorial Center. ...


ETSU athletics, Johnson City Transit to provide shuttle service for Saturday's men's basketball game

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2004) - In cooperation with the Johnson City Transit, the East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is proud to provide shuttle service for fans attending Saturday's men's basketball game against Elon. ...


Buccaneers clinch North Division title by sneaking past in-state rival Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2004) -- In dramatic fashion, East Tennessee State clinched its fourth straight Southern Conference North Division Championship Monday night with an 82-80 victory over in-state rival Chattanooga. ...


ETSU men hold off late rally, drop Appalachian State, 66-63

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team overcame a poor shooting effort at the foul line and held off a late charge from Appalachian State, as the Buccaneers improved to a perfect 11-0 in Southern Conference play with a 66-63 win over the Mountaineers Saturday in front of 7,049 fans at Memorial Center. ...


Travel with the Bucs to Fresno

Fans interested in traveling to Fresno State with the East Tennessee State University men's basketball need to call Cecilia Campbell at AAA Travel. That number is 928-7671....


Bucs reel off 21-point victory over UNC Greensboro; improve to 10-0 in SoCon play

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2004) - Sophomore guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) collected his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, leading the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team to a decisive 86-65 victory over Southern Conference foe UNC Greensboro Monday night in front of 4,130 fans at Memorial Center. ...


ETSU to face Fresno State in Bracket Buster Saturday

CONTEST WILL BE PART OF ESPN TELEVISION PACKAGE JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2004) - ESPN announced Monday that the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will be paired against Western Athletic Conference member Fresno State as part of the ESPN Bracket Buster Saturday on Feb. 21. The game will be part of the event's 10-game television package. ...


Bucs stay perfect in Socon; drop Western Carolina 79-65

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2004) - The Buccaneers are still perfect. ...


Bucs race past Wofford; improve to 8-0 in SoCon

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2004) - Bolstered by a 22-0 offensive run early in the first half, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team improved to 8-0 in Southern Conference play with a 76-54 victory over Wofford Wednesday night at Memorial Center. ...


Wadood named SoCon Player of the Week for second time

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2004) - The Southern Conference announced on Tuesday that East Tennessee State University senior Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) has been named the SoCon Men's Basketball Player of the Week. It marks the second time this season that Wadood has been honored with the award. ...


Bucs move to 7-0 in SoCon, drop ASU 93-80

BOONE, N.C. (Jan. 24, 2004) Trailing 74-66 with 7:05 left in the game at Appalachian State, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team again put together a late charge and outscored the Mountaineers 27-6 the rest of the way to take a 93-80 victory Saturday at the Holmes Center. ...


ESPN.com takes look at Bucs

The following story and others regarding possible NCAA Cinderella teams can be found right now at ESPN.com ...


Bucs drop Davidson, make program history with 6-0 SoCon start

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2004) - After relinquishing a nine-point lead late in the second half Wednesday night against Davidson, the East Tennessee State men's basketball team took a 66-66 game and outscored the Wildcats 9-4 the rest of the way to garner a hard-fought 75-70 Southern Conference victory at Memorial Center. ...


Bucs escape with 75-72 victory over Elon

ELON, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2004)-- In the first ever meeting between the two schools, ETSU overcame a tough first half to score 55 points in the second stanza and come away with a 75-72 win over Elon Monday night from Alumni Gym in Elon, N.C. ...


Bucs improve to 4-0 in SoCon with win over Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2004) - Sophomore guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored a season-high 26 points and four other Buccaneers reached double figures as East Tennessee State improved to 4-0 in Southern Conference play with a 95-82 victory over Western Carolina Saturday afternoon in front of 5,705 fans at Memorial Center. ...


Bucs return after long road trip, pick up 100-62 win over Union

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2004) - It had been 23 days since the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team played a game inside Memorial Center. The Bucs made the homecoming enjoyable. ...


ETSU escapes UNC Greensboro with 72-68 victory

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senior forward Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) led East Tennessee State to an emotional 72-68 victory over UNC Greensboro Saturday night in front a boisterous crowd in Fleming Gymnasium. ...


Buccaneers edge Furman, 69-68, in SoCon thriller

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 5, 2004) -- East Tennessee State sophomore point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) had his best game of the season, leading the Bucs with 22 points on 10-15 shooting including a game-winning layup with just four seconds remaining in a 69-68 victory over Furman Monday evening from Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C. ...


Fields named to Rainbow Classic All-Tournament team

HONOLULU (Dec. 30, 2003) - East Tennessee State University senior Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) was named to the Rainbow Classic All-Tournament Team late Tuesday evening following the championship game of the annual tournament at the Stan Sheriff Coliseum on the campus of the University of Hawaii. ...


Buccanneers drop consolation championship to American

HONOLULU (Dec. 30, 2003) - Struggling through a poor shooting night and failing to capitalize on a late comeback attempt, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team dropped the consolation championship of the Rainbow Classic to American University 71-66 Tuesday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii. ...


Bucs rebound at Rainbow Classic with 13-point win over Lamar

HONOLULU (Dec. 29, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team rebounded from a first round loss in the Rainbow Classic, downing Lamar 75-62 in the consolation bracket of the tournament Monday at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii. ...


Bucs fall to IUPUI in first round of Rainbow Classic

HONOLULU - Despite shooting 54 percent from the floor and holding a lead of as many as eight points with 12:31 remaining in its game, the East Tennessee State Buccaneers fell victim to the hot shooting of IUPUI's tandem of Akeem Clark and Odell Bradley Saturday in the first round of the Rainbow Classic at the Stan Sheriff Coliseum. ...


Bucs visit Pearl Harbor, prepare for opening round of Rainbow Classic

HONOLULU (Dec. 26, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team took a break from preparation for the Rainbow Classic on Friday, spending part of the day visiting the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. ...


Bucs head into Christmas break with win over UVa.-Wise

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2003) - Despite a somewhat sluggish start, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team used a 19-point offensive run early in the first half to take an 81-55 victory over UVa.-Wise Saturday afternoon at Memorial Center. With the win, the Buccaneers improve to 7-2 on the season, their best start since the 1991-92 campaign. ...


ETSU rebounds with 77-70 victory over Tennessee Tech

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2003) -- In the first matchup between in-state rivals East Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech since 1983, the Bucs snapped the Golden Eagles' 23-game home non-conference winning streak with a 77-70 victory Wednesday night from Eblen Center in Cookeville, Tenn. ...


Bucs push Clemson to overtime, but fall in extra frame, 100-86

CLEMSON, S.C. (Dec. 15, 2003) (AP) - Clemson rallied from a six-point deficit in the final 1:16 of regulation then held on in overtime to beat East Tennessee State 100-86 on Monday night. ...


ETSU senior Zakee Wadood named SoCon Player of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2003) - East Tennessee State senior forward Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) has been named the Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 2-8. ...


Buccaneer fans invited to take bus to Clemson

The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to invite interested ETSU basketball fans to make the trip to watch the Bucs battle Atlantic Coast Conference foe Clemson on Monday night, Dec. 15. ...


Wadood nets career-high as ETSU opens SoCon slate with win

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2003) - East Tennessee State head coach Murry Bartow had a simple message to his team as the Buccaneers entered the locker room trailing Georgia Southern 48-46 at halftime of Saturday's game at Memorial Center. ...


Bucs plunder Asheville, bring home win

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 3, 2003) - Senior forward Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while fellow senior Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) added 23 points and six steals to lead defending Southern Conference champion East Tennessee State to a 78-56 victory over homestanding UNC Asheville Wednesday night at the Justice Center. ...


ETSU takes impressive non-league win over UNC Wilmington

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2003) - In a battle between two of the best mid-major programs in the country, East Tennessee State overcame an 11-point, second half deficit and rallied for a 67-62 win over UNC Wilmington Saturday afternoon at Memorial Center. ...


ETSU opens home schedule with 100-57 rout of Mars Hill

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 25, 2003) - After enjoying a two-game road swing through Texas in which the East Tennessee State men's basketball team defeated Conference USA opponent Houston and battled Bob Knight's Texas Tech Red Raiders, the Buccaneers opened their home schedule Tuesday night by easily dispatching NCAA Division II Mars Hill 100-57 at Memorial Center. ...


Bucs battle, but fall to Texas Tech, 64-53

LUBBOCK, Tex. (AP) (Nov. 23, 2003) -- Red Raider guard Andre Emmett scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Texas Tech past ETSU 64-53 Sunday night. ...


Buccaneer Basketball defeats Houston in season opener, 65-51

HOUSTON, Tex. (Nov. 21, 2003) -- Sophomore guard Ben Rhoda (Dayton, Ohio) scored 19 points to lead East Tennessee State to a 65-51 season-opening victory over Houston Friday evening from Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Tex. ...


ETSU men's basketball team prepares to open season; Nov. 23 game at Texas Tech to be televised

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2003) - Coming off a 2002-2003 season that saw the East Tennessee State men's basketball team win its third-straight Southern Conference North Division title, the SoCon Tournament championship, and make a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 seasons, the Buccaneers will start a new chapter this weekend when they open their much-anticipated 2003-04 with a road swing through Texas. ...


Andrew Reed signs NLI to play basketball for ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 14, 2003) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced on Friday that Port Richey, Fla., native Andrew Reed has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Buccaneers. ...


ETSU men's basketball team hosts annual media day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 14, 2003) - Coming off a 2002-2003 season that saw the East Tennessee State men's basketball team win their third-straight Southern Conference North Division title, the SoCon Tournament championship, and make a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 seasons, there was understandably a great deal of excitement Friday as the team hosted its annual media day inside Memorial Center. ...


Global Sports edges ETSU 85-83 in exhibition at Brooks Gym

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (November 10, 2003) - Global Sports' Chris Davis sank three-straight free throws with seven seconds left to give his team an 85-83 lead, and East Tennessee State sophomore guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) watched his game-tying jumper rim out in the final seconds as the Buccaneers dropped an exhibition game contest Monday night at Brooks Gym. ...


ETSU men's basketball to host the Global Sports All Stars

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Nov. 9, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will host the Global Sports All Stars in its one and only exhibition game of the season Monday night at 7:30 p.m. inside Brooks Gym on the ETSU campus. ...


Fans invited to "Beat The Bucs" night at the Mall at Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Nov. 3, 2003) - Fans of the East Tennessee State University basketball programs are invited to take on the Bucs Tuesday night, Nov. 4 at the Mall at Johnson City. Members of the East Tennessee State men's and women's basketball teams will be playing video games in the Food Court of the Mall and are challenging all fans who would like to go one-on-one. ...


Blue outlasts Gold in ETSU men's basketball scrimmage Sunday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2003) - Freshman Aaron Scott (Houma, La.) sank two critical free throws with less than 10 seconds remaining and junior guard Sam Oatman (Neenah, Wis.) had his game-tying 3-pointer rim out as the Blue squad took a 69-66 win over the Gold in the East Tennessee State men's basketball team's first open scrimmage of the 2003-04 season Sunday at Brooks Gym. ...


ETSU men's basketball to hold Blue-Gold Scrimmage to benefit Children's Hospital at JCMC

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will hold a Blue-Gold scrimmage game Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. in Brooks Gym on the ETSU campus. Tickets are $2, with $1 of that ticket price going to Children's Hospital at the Johnson City Medical Center. ...


Several preseason events scheduled for men's and women's hoops

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2003) - The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has planned several activities over the next several weeks to help build excitement for the upcoming men's and women's basketball seasons. Below is a list of those events: ...


ETSU men ranked No. 4 in CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (October 14, 2003) - The preseason honors keep coming for the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team. ...


ETSU men's basketball sweeps top honors in SoCon preseason voting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (October 13, 2003) - The Southern Conference's head coaches and media have voted, and the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team is their pick. ...


ETSU confirmed as part of ESPN Bracket Busters field

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2003) - ESPN confirmed Tuesday during a national teleconference announcement that the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team has been offered an invitation to participate in the network's 2004 Bracket Busters Saturday. ...


Bartow completes men's hoops staff with hiring of Boyd

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 24, 2002) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Thursday that he has filled the final vacant position on his coaching staff with former Penn State assistant Michael Boyd . ...


ETSU men's basketball releases 2003-04 schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 22, 2002) - East Tennessee State University head coach Murry Bartow released Tuesday the Buccaneers 2003-04 men's basketball schedule, a slate that includes several tough road games against non-conference opponents, a home contest against a 2003 NCAA Tournament participant, and a holiday tournament trip to Hawaii. ...


Bartow names Will Bailey as men's basketball assistant coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 2, 2003) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Wednesday that University of Maine assistant coach Will Bailey has accepted a position on the Buccaneer coaching staff. ...