ETSU hoops to host
Bluenanza has become a yearly event for ETSU fans to tipoff the new season.
ETSU hoops to host "Bluenanza" Oct. 18 in the Dome
Monday, October 15, 2012

Tipoff party features food, fun, scrimmages, dunk contest and more

 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2012) – For the fifth straight year, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association (BASA) are inviting Buccaneer fans to welcome the 2012-13 basketball season at the “Bluenanza” tipoff event presented by Johnson City Honda on Thursday, Oct. 18 inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with Bojangles providing free food for students, while the first 500 fans will be treated to complimentary stadium food followed by the event itself at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the public.

The Bluenanza – which will be highlighted by scrimmages for both the ETSU men’s and women’s teams, a 3-point shooting contest, and a slam dunk contest – will also feature prize giveaways for both students and fans.

To purchase season tickets for the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball season, contact the ETSU ticket office at 423-439-ETSU (3878), or purchase them the night of Bluenanza. For more information on Buccaneer athletics, visit

IMPORTANT PARKING NOTE: Due to the construction of a new parking garage in the area just west of the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center, fans are encouraged to park in the lot located behind Bojangles Restaurant and Knight’s Pizza. There will be limited shuttle service from the parking lots to the front of the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center both before and after the event.