Wofford outlasts Bucs in back-and-forth contest, 75-71

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2018) -- For the second game in a row, the defensive efficiency that defined the ETSU men's basketball team for most of the season abandoned the Buccaneers.


Bucs set for Wofford with title on the line Friday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2018) -- Still in control of its own destiny in the race for the Southern Conference regular season title, the ETSU men's basketball team will welcome league foe Wofford to Freedom Hall on Friday night.


Fan Appreciation Day, Star Wars Night set for Friday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2018) -- As if the excitement of the Southern Conference regular season championship race was not enough, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will hold two special promotions at the same time during the Buccaneers men’s basketball game with Wofford on Friday night.


The Citadel shocks Bucs in 84-82 upset victory

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2018) -- With senior guard Desonta Bradford (Humboldt) out while nursing an ankle injury, the ETSU men's basketball team looked on as The Citadel took advantage Tuesday night inside Freedom Hall.


Carter announces new contract for Forbes

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2017) — ETSU Athletics Director Scott Carter announced Monday that men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes has signed a new contract.


Bucs open three-game home stretch Tuesday vs. The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2018) — With an opportunity to wrap up at least a share of the Southern Conference regular season title, the ETSU men's basketball team will host league foe The Citadel Tuesday night inside Freedom Hall.


Bucs bounce back in style, drop Western Carolina, 72-61

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2018) -- After suffering its first Southern Conference loss of the season and its first defeat in 17 straight games earlier in the week, the question Saturday was how would the ETSU men's basketball team respond to its first taste of adversity since Dec. 16 of last year? Buccaneer fans will like the answer.


Mens hoops ready to get back on track Saturday at WCU

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Feb. 16, 2018) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will be looking to start another streak on Saturday, as the Buccaneers travel to face Southern Conference foe Western Carolina.


ETSU men’s hoops to host "Star Wars Night" Feb. 23

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) -- ETSU basketball fans can prepare to visit "A Galaxy Far, Far Away …" on Friday night, Feb. 23rd, as the Buccaneers will host a special Star Wars Night inside Freedom Hall.


Bucs’ streak comes to an end in 74-56 loss at UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2018) -- Facing a chance to stand alone with the longest win streak in program history, the ETSU men's basketball team unfortunately watched its special run of success come to an end Monday night inside the Greensboro Coliseum.


With nation's longest win streak, Bucs to face UNCG Monday

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 11, 2018) -- Now with the longest win streak in the country, the ETSU men's basketball team will put its 16-game run to the test on Monday night, as the first-place Buccaneers travel to face second-place UNCG in a premier Southern Conference hoops matchup.


McCloud’s 20 powers Bucs to historic win; 70-56 over VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. (Feb. 10, 2018) -- Just when a program record tying 16th straight win seemed somewhat in danger, ETSU senior guard Jalan McCloud (Fort Worth, Texas) would not let a chance at history pass.


Bucs eye record tying 16th straight win Saturday at VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. (Feb. 9, 2018) -- Now with the second longest winning streak in the nation, the ETSU men's basketball team will aim to match the school record of 16 victories in a row set by the 2003-04 Buccaneers when the team travels to face VMI Saturday.


Bradford named January’s SoCon Player of the Month

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2018) -- Following a month when the ETSU men's basketball team posted a perfect 9-0 record in Southern Conference play, Buccaneers' senior guard Desonta Bradford (Humboldt) has been named the league's January Player of the Month.


Bucs win 15th straight, drop rival Chattanooga, 81-61

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2018) -- Move over 1952-53 Buccaneers and make some room for the 2017-18 ETSU men’s basketball team.


Rival Mocs visit Bucs for Gold Out Saturday matchup

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2018) Having reached 20 wins faster than any team in program history, the ETSU mens basketball team will look to defend its current 14-game winning streak when rival Chattanooga invades Freedom Hall Saturday afternoon.


Five Things to Know: ETSU vs. Chattanooga

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2018) -- With its men’s basketball team on a special 14-game winning streak and leading the Southern Conference with a perfect 11-0 record, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is providing the following "things to know" as anticipation of a sellout crowd grows and fans plan their trips to Freedom Hall on Saturday as arch rival Chattanooga visits at 4 p.m.


Bucs reach 20 wins, collect 14th in a row; drop Samford, 96-76

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2018) Senior guard Desonta Bradford (Humboldt) scored a career high 31 points and the ETSU mens basketball team collected its 14th straight victory with a 96-76 win over Samford in Southern Conference play Thursday night at Freedom Hall.


First-place Bucs set to host Samford Thursday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2018) -- After making another successful road trip in Southern Conference play, the first place ETSU men's basketball team will return home to play back-to-back games in front of the home faithful beginning Thursday night against Samford.


Bradford named SoCon Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 30, 2018) -- ETSU senior guard Desonta Bradford (Humboldt) has been named the Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for all contests from Jan. 23-29. The award is selected by the league office


Bucs dodge upset bid, drop The Citadel, 73-71

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2018) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will return to Johnson City with its 13-game winning streak intact, but not before The Citadel Bulldogs took a serious shot at ending the Buccaneers remarkable run.


First-place Bucs travel to The Citadel for Monday showdown

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 28, 2018) -- Sporting the nation's third longest winning streak at 12 games, the ETSU men's basketball team will continue its trek through Southern Conference play Monday night, as the Buccaneers take on The Citadel inside McAlister Field House.


Bradford takes over late as Bucs drop Wofford, 75-62

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 27, 2018) -- Before a sold out crowd inside Woffords sparkling new Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium, ETSU senior guard Desonta Bradford (Humboldt) drove, dished, defended, slashed, scored, and ultimately imposed his will on Saturday’s game against the Terriers.


Tough road test awaits Bucs Saturday at Wofford

JOHNSON, CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 26, 2018) -- With its 11-game winning streak in tow, the ETSU men's basketball team will face their toughest road challenge yet in Southern Conference play, as the Buccaneers travel to take on league rival Wofford Saturday night inside the Terriers’ new Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.


ETSU wins 11th in a row, drops SoCon foe Mercer, 84-75

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2018) – Make it 11 in a row for the ETSU men’s basketball team.


Bucs aim to stay the course Wednesday vs. Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2018) The red hot ETSU mens basketball team will be looking to retain sole possession of first place in the Southern Conference standings when rival Mercer invades Freedom Hall Wednesday night. Tip is set for 7 p.m.


ETSU uses quick start, defense to drop Catamounts, 66-50

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 20, 2018) -- It took Western Carolina eight minutes of game play before scoring its first basket Saturday afternoon, and that's all the head start the ETSU men’s basketball team needed.


First-place Bucs welcome Catamounts to Freedom Hall Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2018) -- With the nations third longest active win streak and an unblemished Southern Conference record, the ETSU men's basketball team will host league foe Western Carolina Saturday afternoon inside Freedom Hall. Tip is set for 4 p.m.


Bradford hits game-winner as Bucs down Furman, 62-61

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 18, 2018) -- It wasn’t easy, but the ETSU men's basketball team finally shook off the Furman funk.


Bucs out to tame Timmons Thursday at Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2018) Despite all of its success since returning to the Southern Conference in 2014-15, one place has still flummoxed the ETSU men’s basketball team – Furman’s Timmons Arena.


Basketball to play doubleheader at Furman on Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2018) --  Due to inclement weather hitting the southeast region, Wednesday’s ETSU women’s basketball game at Furman has been postponed to Thursday, Jan. 18.


Bradford reaches 1,000, Bucs roll past VMI, 89-48

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2018) -- Following an important win over UNC Greensboro on Thursday night and with a trip to Furman awaiting next week, Saturday afternoon's home matchup with VMI could have been considered a trap game for the ETSU men’s basketball team. Turns out, the Buccaneers weren’t interested in overlooking the Keydets.


Bucs put win streak on the line when they host VMI Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2018) With a seven-game winning streak and an unblemished record in Southern Conference play, the ETSU mens basketball team will host league foe VMI Saturday afternoon inside Freedom Hall.


Bucs outlast UNCG in SoCon showdown, 68-58

JOHNSON CITY (Jan. 11, 2018) -- In a rematch of the 2017 Southern Conference Tournament championship game, the ETSU men's basketball team once again got the best of rival UNC Greensboro.


No. 5 Bucs set to host No. 18 UNCG in SoCon title rematch

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2018) -- In one of the more highly-anticipated games for the ETSU men's basketball team this season, the Buccaneers will host SoCon foe UNCG in a rematch of the 2017 Southern Conference Tournament title game Thursday night inside Freedom Hall.


Things to Know for this weekend’s hoops action

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2018) -- With three important Southern Conference games in men's and women's basketball set for this weekend, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has provided the following “things to know” as fans plan their trips to both Freedom Hall and Brooks Gym.


Jurkin named SoCon POTW, Bucs move to No. 5

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2018) ETSUs senior center Peter Jurkin (Juba, South Sudan) has been named the Southern Conference Mens Basketball Player of the Week for all contests from Jan. 2-8, becoming the first Bucs’ player to receive that honor this season. The award is selected by the league office and announced on Tuesdays throughout the season.


Bucs set to host another Coaching for Literacy game

MEMPHIS (Jan. 8, 2018) -- ETSU men's basketball head coach Steve Forbes, the Buccaneers and Coaching for Literacy (CFL), announced Monday that they are partnering again for a third consecutive year by hosting a Fight for Literacy Game when the Bucs host VMI this coming Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.


Bucs impressive in 85-66 road win over rival Mocs

CHATTANOOGA (Jan. 6, 2018) -- It may not go down as the greatest or most tightly-contested game in the history of the men's basketball rivalry between ETSU and Chattanooga, but for Buccaneer fans, it sure did feel good.


Rival Chattanooga awaits as Bucs wrap up road swing

CHATTANOOGA (Jan. 5, 2018) The ETSU mens basketball team will end a three game road swing in Southern Conference play on Saturday, as the Buccaneers will take on arch rival Chattanooga at 5 p.m. inside McKenzie Arena.


Efficient offense helps Bucs cruise past Samford, 90-72

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 4, 2017) -- With 24 assists on 31 made shots, the ETSU men's basketball team used a highly efficient offensive effort to shoot 61 percent from the floor and drop Southern Conference rival Samford 90-72 Thursday night inside the Pete Hanna Center.


Trip to Samford next up for ETSU men Thursday night

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 3, 2018) -- Following a convincing win over Mercer last Sunday, the ETSU men's basketball team will play the second of three straight road contest games to open Southern Conference play when the Buccaneers visit Samford Thursday night.


Men’s hoops enters national conversation, polls

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 2, 2018) -- With a convincing 19 point road win in its Southern Conference opener at Mercer over the weekend, the ETSU men's basketball team is turning heads and made its debut in a pair of national rankings.


Defense, 3-pointers power Bucs past Mercer, 74-55

MACON, Ga. (Dec. 31, 2017) -- When it comes to playing the Mercer Bears, 2017 was a great year for the ETSU men's basketball team.


Bucs begin title defense Sunday at Mercer

MACON, Ga. (Dec. 30, 2017) The ETSU mens basketball team will begin its defense of the 2017 Southern Conference championship on Sunday, as the Buccaneers open a new year of SoCon play on New Years Eve, hitting the road to face league rival Mercer.


Bucs shake slow start, blow out Tusculum, 84-65

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 28, 2017) -- Before turning its attention to the start of Southern Conference play next week, the ETSU men's basketball team had one final, non-conference tune-up Thursday night against Tusculum College. For the final 30 minutes of game play, the Buccaneers looked like a well-oiled machine.


Bucs back in action Thursday, host Tusculum at 7 p.m.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 27, 2017) -- Coming off a convincing 20-point win over a Georgia Southern team that had posted a 9-3 record before visiting Freedom Hall, the ETSU men's basketball team will look to add to its positive momentum as the Buccaneers close out non-conference play with a home contest against nearby Tusculum College.


Second-half run powers ETSU past Eagles, 79-59

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 22, 2017) Employing a stifling defense and scoring 19 unanswered points to open the second half, the ETSU mens basketball team took a close game and turned it into a blowout Friday night inside Freedom Hall.


Bucs to host former SoCon rival Georgia Southern Friday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2017) -- A familiar foe will invade Freedom Hall for a Christmas weekend showdown on Friday night, as former Southern Conference rival and current Sun Belt Conference member Georgia Southern will take on the ETSU mens basketball team. Tip is set at 7 p.m.


Things to Know for Friday’s hoops doubleheader

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2017) -- This Friday, the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams will be part of a unique, doubleheader day of hoops, as the women's team hosts Northern Kentucky at 2 p.m. inside Brooks Gym, followed by the men’s team hosting Georgia Southern at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


Bucs overcome halftime deficit to drop Detroit Mercy, 81-73

DETROIT (Dec. 19, 2017) -- This time, the ETSU men's basketball team was simply not going to relinquish a late-game lead.


Bucs looking to bounce back Tuesday at Detroit Mercy

DETROIT (Dec. 19, 2017) -- After taking No. 10 Xavier to the wire on Saturday, the ETSU men's basketball team will face its final non-conference road test before opening Southern Conference play when the Buccaneers meet Detroit Mercy Tuesday night. Tip is set for 7 p.m. inside Calihan Hall.


No. 10 Xavier escapes Bucs thanks to Bluiett’s heroics, 68-66

CINCINNATI (Dec. 16, 2017) -- With a 22-point lead and 14 minutes left in the second half, the ETSU men's basketball team looked poised to collect the program’s first ever regular season victory over a team ranked in the Top 10 nationally. Unfortunately for the Buccaneers, they will have to continue to wait on that elusive, historic win.


No. 10 Xavier next up for Bucs Saturday at 2

CINCINNATI (Dec. 15, 2017) -- For the second time already this season, the ETSU men's basketball team will face a Top 10 opponent as the Buccaneers travel to take on No. 10 Xavier Saturday at 2 p.m. inside the Cintas Center.


Bucs’ defense too much for Hiwassee as ETSU rolls, 94-48

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2017) It is better to give than receive during the holiday season, and Hiwassee College was certainly in a giving mood Sunday afternoon inside Freedom Hall.


Bucs hope to extend win streak on Sunday against Hiwassee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2017) -- With a three game win streak in hand, the ETSU men's basketball team will welcome Hiwassee College to Freedom Hall on Sunday afternoon for a special 2 p.m. tip time. Fans are reminded the game is Youth Day and children 12 and under will receive a free ticket with a paying adult.


Athletics announces new “Buccaneer Showcase” contest

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2017) In conjunction with Johnson City Honda, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Friday that it will launch a new halftime entertainment contest beginning with the Buccaneers mens basketball game with Hiwassee College this Sunday.


Bucs get payback, drop NKU in convincing fashion, 84-71

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2017) -- When the Horizon League Player of the Year Drew McDonald went to the bench with two fouls just over a minute into Wednesday night's game at Freedom Hall, the ETSU men's basketball team had to like its chances against Northern Kentucky.


"Blue Out" awaits as ETSU hosts NKU Wednesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 5, 2017) When Northern Kentucky visits Freedom Hall Wednesday night at 7 p.m, the Norse will be greeted by not only the ETSU mens basketball team, but also by a special “Blue Out” fan base in the stands.


Things to Know for Wednesday's "Blue Out" game

Prior to the ETSU men’s basketball team’s home game with Northern Kentucky on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to pass along the following “things to know” for the game inside Freedom Hall.


Bucs’ Hodges, Edwards provide lift in 82-77 win

BRONX, N.Y. (Nov. 29, 2017) -- Missing senior forward David Burrell (Milwaukee) due to a minor medical procedure, the ETSU men's basketball team needed other players to step into the spotlight Wednesday night at Fordham. Freshman Bo Hodges (Nashville) and junior Andre Edwards (Compton, Calif.) answered the call.


Bucs make trip to Big Apple to face Fordham

BRONX, N.Y. (Nov. 28, 2017) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will venture into the heart of the Big Apple on Wednesday night as the Buccaneers travel to the Bronx, N.Y., to face Fordham. Tip is set for 7 p.m. inside Rose Hill Gymnasium.


Forbes announces addition of guard Carlos Curtis

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 27, 2017) -- ETSU mens basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Monday that high school standout Carlos Curtis (Milwaukee) has signed a national letter of intent to join the Buccaneers’ program.


McCloud’s breakout game lifts Bucs past Fort Wayne, 83-73

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 25, 2017) -- Senior Jalan McCloud (Fort Worth, Texas) has now officially introduced himself -- and his game -- to ETSU men’s basketball fans.


ETSU men set to host Fort Wayne Saturday at 4 pm

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 24, 2017) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will host its third straight home game on Saturday afternoon, welcoming the Fort Wayne Mastodons to Freedom Hall for a 4 p.m. matchup.


Late scoring burst gives Troy win over ETSU, 73-65

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2017) -- When Troy's leading scorer Jordon Varnado went to the bench with his fourth foul and over eight minutes left in the game, the ETSU men's basketball team looked poised to make a run at its non-conference foe Wednesday night inside Freedom Hall.


Bucs host Sun Belt champs Troy Wednesday at 7 p.m.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2017) -- ETSU fans can get an early start to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with some men's basketball on Wednesday evening, as the Buccaneers host non-conference foe Troy inside Freedom Hall. Tip is set for 7 p.m.


Getting To Know: David Burrell

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season, today marks the final Buccaneer Sports Network "one-on-one" interview with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Second half surge lifts Bucs past Delaware St., 81-57

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2017) -- With only two points after seven minutes of play, many ETSU fans inside Freedom Hall may have worried about the result of Monday's home opener against Delaware State. Turns out, there was no reason for concern.


Getting To Know: Peter Jurkin

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Things To Know: ETSU home opener vs. Delaware St.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2017) As the ETSU men’s basketball team hosts its home opener Monday night against Delaware State inside Freedom Hall, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to pass along the following list of “things to know” prior to the tipoff at 7 p.m. The game sponsor for Monday night is Mahoney’s Outfitters at MahoneySports.com.


ETSU men set for home opener Monday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2017) -- After playing its first three games of the season on the road, the ETSU men's basketball team will return to Freedom Hall for its home opener Monday evening against Delaware State. Tip is set for 7 p.m.


Getting To Know: Patrick Good

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Getting To Know: Dillon Reppart

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Bucs start fast but fall 78-61 to No. 7 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2017) -- A fantastic start did not ultimately end in a great finish for the ETSU men’s basketball team Friday night against No. 7 Kentucky.


Bucs set to face No. 7 Kentucky Friday night inside Rupp

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2017) -- The ETSU men's basketball team will end its season-opening, three-game road trip with its toughest challenge of the season so far, as the Buccaneers travel to face No. 7 Kentucky Friday night inside historic Rupp Arena. Tip is set for 7 p.m. and the game will air on the SEC Network.


Getting To Know: Devontavius Payne

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Forbes announces signing of JuCo transfer Bernard

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2017) -- ETSU men's basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Tuesday that the Buccaneers have received a national letter of intent from junior college transfer D'Andre Bernard (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).


Payne’s 28 lifts Bucs past Savannah State, 76-61

SAVANNAH, Ga. (Nov. 13, 2017)Devontavius Payne (Cardondale, Ill.) picked a great time to have his best game in an ETSU uniform.


Getting To Know: Jalan McCloud

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Savannah State next up for Bucs Monday night

SAVANNAH, Ga. (Nov. 12, 2017) – Looking to secure its first win of the season, the ETSU men’s basketball team will return to the hardwood on the road Monday night, taking on non-conference foe Savannah State. Tip is set for 7 p.m. inside Tiger Arena.


Getting To Know: Mladen Armus

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


NKU bests Bucs in matchup of ’17 NCAA teams, 81-63

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2017) – In a season-opening contest between two NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, the squad replacing four starters looked the part against a team that returned the majority of its weapons.


Forbes receives contract extension through 2021-22

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 10, 2017) – Just moments before its men’s basketball team opens the 2017-18 season, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Friday that it has extended the contract of head coach Steve Forbes through the 2021-22 season.


ETSU men set to open season Friday at NKU

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2017) – In a matchup of two of last season’s top mid-major programs, the ETSU men’s basketball team will travel to face Northern Kentucky Friday night in the 2017-18 season opener for both teams. Tip is set for 7 p.m. inside BB&T Arena.


Getting To Know: Kanayo Obi-Rapu

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Getting To Know: Jason Williams

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Getting To Know: Jeromy Rodriguez

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Getting To Know: Jermaine Long

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Bluenanza officially tips off 2017-18 season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2017) – ETSU Buccaneer fans welcomed the 2017-18 basketball season Thursday night, as both the men’s and women’s programs hosted the annual Bluenanza hoops celebration presented by Cates Music Center inside Freedom Hall.


Getting To Know: Andre Edwards

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Forbes announces Rodriguez to miss 2017-18 season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Wednesday that junior forward Jeromy Rodriguez (Santiago, D.R.) will undergo a medical procedure and will miss the 2017-18 season.


ETSU fans enjoy star-studded panel at Holding Court event

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2017) – A capacity crowd of more than 150 people packed the Carnegie Hotel’s Grand Soldiers Ballroom on Monday night, to take part in the “Holding Court” preseason basketball event featuring ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg.


Bluenanza presented by Cates Music Center set for Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2017) – The ETSU men’s and women’s basketball programs will host their annual preseason hoops celebration “Bluenanza” presented by Cates Music Center Thursday night, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


Getting to Know: Bo Hodges

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Getting to Know: James Harrison

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Getting to Know: Desonta Bradford

As ETSU fans welcome the start of the 2017-18 basketball season throughout the next month, the Buccaneer Sports Network will be producing daily "one-on-one" interviews with members of both the ETSU men's and women's basketball teams.


Bradford earns preseason honors, Bucs picked 4th

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 25, 2017)– ETSU senior guard Desonta Bradford (Humboldt) was selected to the Preseason All-Southern Conference team by the league’s coaches, and the Buccaneers were picked to finish fourth in both the coaches and media polls released by the SoCon offices on Wednesday.


A letter to the Buccaneer family

How ’bout them Bucs!


Holding Court 5 to feature Self, Marshall and Smart

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 19, 2017) – The list of special guests that will join the conversation via live video conferencing at Holding Court 5 were announced Thursday by the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics – and it’s impressive.


Men’s basketball to host open practice Thursday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2017) – ETSU fans are reminded that the Buccaneers’ men’s basketball team, the defending Southern Conference regular season and tournament champions, will hold an open practice Thursday night inside Brooks Gym beginning at 6:30 p.m.


Basketball preseason event schedule announced

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2017) – With basketball season fast approaching, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday a schedule of preseason hype events involving both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.


Forbes, reigning SoCon champs open practice

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2017) – Following a 2016-17 season which saw the ETSU men’s basketball team win both a Southern Conference regular season and tournament championship, while making the program’s 10th trip all-time to the NCAA Tournament, the 2017-18 edition of the Buccaneers officially opened preseason practice Sunday inside Gordon Ball Court.


Season tickets for ETSU basketball on sale now

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2017) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday that season tickets for both the 2017-18 men’s and women’s basketball seasons are now available for purchase.


Forbes to speak at USA Basketball Coach Academy

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes has been invited to speak this weekend at the USA Basketball Coach Academy in Memphis.


Forbes releases 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2017) – Head coach Steve Forbes released the 2017-18 ETSU men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday, a slate highlighted by road games at national powers Kentucky and Xavier, seven non-conference home games, and traditional rivalry matchups with Southern Conference foes such as Chattanooga, Furman, Wofford and Mercer.


ETSU athletics launches new “Buc Photo Store”

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 5, 2017) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday a new service available through the Buccaneers’ athletic communications office, as the Buc Photo Store will provide fans with an opportunity to own their favorite ETSU athletic moments.


Forbes names Gamecocks’ great BJ McKie as assistant

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Monday that he has named former South Carolina star BJ McKie to replace the departed Brian Collins on the Buccaneers’ coaching staff.


Scott Carter to be named new ETSU AD in September

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2017) – ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland announced Tuesday a transition plan for the leadership of the Buccaneers’ Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, as former ETSU football standout and current Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer Scott Carter will assume the role of director of intercollegiate athletics in September.


Bucs among nation’s best in attendance improvement

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 10, 2017) – The ETSU men’s basketball team continues to reap good news from its historic 2016-17 season, learning earlier this week that the program posted the nation’s 15th best increase for average attendance from the previous year.


Forbes adds Davis as director of basketball ops

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 7, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Friday that former Tennessee Tech player and assistant coach Frank Davis has joined the Buccaneers program as director of basketball operations.


Men’s hoops to face Kentucky in Rupp Arena Nov. 17

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 6, 2017) – ETSU men’s basketball head coach Steve Forbes announced Thursday that the Buccaneers will face perennial power Kentucky on Nov. 17 inside Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.