JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2016) – The ETSU men’s and women’s basketball programs will host the annual preseason hoops celebration Bluenanza presented by Johnson City Honda tonight at 7 p.m. inside Brooks Gym.
The event, which is free to the public, will feature both programs in traditional 3-point shooting challenges, dunk exhibitions, and intra-squad workouts. Fans will also have the opportunity to hear from coaches Steve Forbes and Brittney Ezell about their expectations for the upcoming season, as this will be the first opportunity to see both teams together at the same time and on the same floor.
Special contests and prizes will also be held for fans and students.
“We are extremely excited about the upcoming season and are glad to welcome our fans back to Brooks Gym to meet our teams for 2016-17,” said ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Richard Sander. “We are expecting a great crowd inside Brooks on Oct. 24 and hope our fans will enjoy this opportunity to interact with Coach Forbes, Coach Ezell and our student-athletes.”
The 2016-17 season is fast approaching, as the men’s program will play an exhibition game against Mars Hill on Saturday, Nov. 5, while the women’s team will face Emory & Henry in a preseason matchup on Sunday, Nov. 6. Fans can purchase their season tickets for both programs by visiting ETSUBucs.com and clicking on the tickets link, or by calling the ETSU athletics ticket office at 423-439-ETSU (3878).