JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2016) – Following the success of last season’s Johnson City Honda “So You Think You Can Sing?” Challenge, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday two new, in-game competitions that will begin with the season openers for the Buccaneers’ men’s and women’s basketball programs later this month.
The Johnson City Honda “So You Think You’ve Got Talent?” Challenge will once again be comprised of one-on-one competitions between two contestants at halftime of men’s basketball games. In addition, the Johnson City Honda “So You Think You Can Shoot?” Challenge will feature one ETSU fan in a shooting competition at halftime of women’s basketball games.
The “So You Think You’ve Got Talent” (#ETSUTalent) competition will feature a tournament-style bracket with winner’s advancing and one person ultimately being crowned the winner at the end of the regular season. The finalist for the #ETSUTalent competition will win a $4,000 grand prize, while the shooting competitors will vie for individual cash prizes at each game. There will also be special opportunities for contestants to double their money with randomly-selected shots.
Fans interested in attempting to compete in the “So You Think You’ve Got Talent?” contest can call for more information and submit their audition tapes to Reed Darden by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 423-439-5286. Submissions should be made no later than Nov. 9, two days prior to the men’s basketball season opener versus Fordham on Nov. 11. Meanwhile, competitors for the “Shooting” contest will be selected via social media when they comment on ETSU athletics via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #IThinkICanShoot.
While the “Shooting” competition will be determined on the floor, the #ETSUTalent competition winners at each game will be selected by ETSU fans. Following each performance, fans will be able to vote for their favorite performer for up to 24 hours following ETSU basketball games by visiting the ETSU Athletics Facebook page and “liking” their favorite performance via Facebook Live.
For more on ETSU basketball and promotions throughout the year, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the basketball links.