Television plans released for Bucs vs. Vols
Freedom Hall will be sold out on Dec. 22 when the Bucs take on Tennessee, but fans will still be able to see the game.
Television plans released for Bucs vs. Vols
Thursday, December 15, 2016

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2016) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday that the Buccaneers’ game with the University of Tennessee on Dec. 22 sponsored by Eastman Credit Union, will be available on local and regional television thanks to a partnership with WEMT Fox Tri-Cities in Bristol.

While the game will be available on WEMT in the Tri-Cities, ETSU fans in Knoxville will also be able to watch the game through an agreement with WVLT, which will air the game on its My VLT channel. The Bucs and Volunteers will tip off on Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. in a sold out Freedom Hall Civic Center.

“This game is clearly a historic moment for our program and we are thankful to the people at WEMT and the news team at WCYB for helping us make the game available to a television audience,” said ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Richard Sander. “The game is sold out, so there are those out there that won’t be able to see the game in person at Freedom Hall. Our goal was to offer our fans every opportunity to be able to witness this unique event in ETSU athletics history.”

WCYB General Manager Jack Dempsey said his company was proud to be part of this effort.

“We are really excited to partner with ETSU and its supporters to bring this game to the Tri-Cities,” Dempsey said. “Obviously, it is the big moment and the big night in the Tri-Cities and to be a part of it, we are just truly grateful.”

Fans are encouraged to check local listings for the channel in their area.

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