Southern Conference names Jim Schaus new commissioner

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference has named Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus its new commissioner, effective July 1. A formal press conference to introduce Schaus will take place at the Southern Conference office in Spartanburg on Wednesday, June 5, at 3 p.m.


ETSU claims fourth straight Commissioner’s Cup

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 29, 2019) -- Make it four in a row for the Buccaneers!


ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 21, 2019) -- The ETSU Athletics Department is currently accepting nominations for induction into the 2019 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame.


Things to Know: Excellence Fund Auction

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 25, 2019) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is holding its annual Excellence Fund Auction this Saturday, April 27 inside the Grand Ballroom of the Millennium Center.


ETSU athletics announces new deal with Nike, BSN SPORTS

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 1, 2019) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Firday that it has reached a new agreement with Nike & BSN SPORTS, as the official apparel, footwear & equipment provider for Buccaneer athletics.


XC Men Earn USTFCCCA Team Academic Award; Varghese Honored as Individual

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Feb. 15, 2019) -- The USTFCCCA announced their team academic awards for the cross-country season Thursday, and ETSU was honored amongst the list of squads to achieve at least a 3.0 grade point average in the classroom, posting a 3.35 cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the fall semester.


ETSU places 51 student-athletes on SoCon Fall All-Academic Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2019) -- The Southern Conference announced its Fall Academic All-Conference team Tuesday, as 51 ETSU student-athletes earned the academic honor for 2018.


Varghese Finishes ETSU Cross Country’s Season at NCAA Championships

MADISON, Wis. (Nov. 17, 2018) -- On a landmark day for ETSU Cross Country, sophomore Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.) became the first ETSU distance runner to compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships since head coach George Watts took over the program in 2012.


Varghese Heads to NCAAs Looking to Close Stellar Season in Style

MADISON, Wis. (Nov. 17, 2018) -- Having already blazed a trail ETSU has not often traversed, sophomore Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.) returns to competition with hopes of concluding his season with another fast time on the biggest stage in collegiate distance running, the NCAA Championships at Zimmer Championship Course.


Varghese Qualifies for NCAA Championships with Fifth-Place Finish at South Regional

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2018) -- With no tomorrow for his cross country season guaranteed, Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.) made sure he would get to the biggest stage in collegiate distance running, slicing through Apalachee Regional Park’s 10K course in 31:20.2, good for a spot in Nov. 17th’s NCAA Championship field.


Bucs Ready for Regional Run with NCAA Championships Appearance At Stake

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2018) -- With 10 weeks of competition in the rear-view mirror, ETSU Cross Country is prepared to offer their best in the NCAA South Regional at Apalachee Regional Park Friday, with a top-two team finish securing a spot in Nov. 18th’s NCAA Championships in Madison, Wis.


Varghese, Men Finish Second, Women Fourth Behind Stallworth's Superb Day

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Oct. 27, 2018) -- A much-anticipated Saturday in the Southern Conference saw ETSU Cross Country rise to the occasion, with sophomores Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Lindsey Stallworth (Knoxville, Tenn.) finishing in the top five of their respective races, the Buc women and men doing the same at the SoCon championships.


Biggest Meet of Year Brings Bucs to Cullowhee for Conference Championships

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2018) -- Looking to extend their historical run of solid results at the Southern Conference Cross Country Meet, head coach George Watts and his ETSU men and women board the bus and climb the mountain to compete in Saturday’s race that gathers the league’s best distance runners for a few hours each year.


ETSU Men Cruise to Crown at High Point Invite, Women Strong in Sixth-Place Showing

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 12, 2018) -- In a season full of good weekends for ETSU Cross Country, Friday may have marked their best, with the men pulling away from the field to make it two consecutive years with a meet title, while the women set the tone with consistency at the HPU VertCross Invitational.


Bucs Head to High Point Invite for SoCon Tuneup

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2018) – With a trio of top-five finishes for the men and two third-place finishes for the women already achieved this season, head coach George Watts’ ETSU Cross Country runners return to competition in Kernersville, N.C. for their final race before the Southern Conference championship meet.


Six Buccaneers earn SoCon Athlete of the Month honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 4, 2018) – After a month of highlights for the ETSU Athletics Department, the awards kept pouring in for the Blue and Gold, as six Buccaneers earned Southern Conference Athlete of the Month honors for September, announced the league office on Thursday.


Varghese Bests 250 Runners, Paces Fifth-Place Bucs With Third-Place Finish

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2018) -- In a loaded field at the 17th Annual Louisville XC Classic, sophomore Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.) streaked to the front of the pack and never looked back, finishing third amongst the 252 athletes representing 29 teams in the men’s gold race at Tom Sawyer Park.


Bucs Back to Work at Louisville XC Classic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2018) -- With two weekends complete of their 2018 season, ETSU men’s and women’s cross country haven’t finished outside the top-three as a team, Saturday attempting to extend that streak to a perfect three-for-three at Tom Sawyer Park.


Trio of Top-5 Finishes Lead Bucs at Virginia Tech Alumni Invite

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sept. 14, 2018) -- In its second meet of the year, ETSU Cross Country placed three individuals in the top five across the men’s and women’s events at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite, which was held Friday evening from the Buford Meredith Cross Country Course in Blacksburg, Va.


Bucs Still Set for Blacksburg Trip

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2018) -- As of 12:30 pm EDT on Thursday, ETSU's cross country teams are still scheduled to take part in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational tomorrow in Blacksburg, Va. Concerns surrounding Hurricane Florence have led Virginia Tech to postpone its women’s soccer match against Virginia on Friday, and cancel its home football game against East Carolina on Saturday. Virginia Tech has put up two websites for weather-related updates. Both are included in the “Related Links” section at the upper right of this page.


Both Bucs Teams Claim 3rd at Covered Bridge

BOONE, N.C. (August 31, 2018) -- Each of ETSU's cross country teams finished 3rd in the season-opening Covered Bridge Open, Friday at the Don Kennedy Trails in Boone, N.C. The men's team totaled 68 points to finish behind Florida State and the host school, Appalachian State. The women's squad ended with 102 points, likewise finishing behind the Seminoles and Mountaineers. Ten teams ran in the men’s meet, nine in the women’s.


ETSU Athletics marks new year with family photo

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2018) -- With students returning to campus and classes starting earlier this week, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics held a Buccaneer Welcome event on Tuesday night inside Greene Stadium.


Bucs Cross Country Picked as SoCon Contenders

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (August 28, 2018) -- When Southern Conference cross country teams convene for the league's championship meet in October, ETSU is expected to be among the contenders. Each Bucs team is picked to finish 2nd in the annual pre-season SoCon coaches' poll, released today.


Cross Country Announces 2018 Schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 13, 2018) – The ETSU cross country teams will run on some familiar courses during the upcoming season. Bucs head coach George Watts has unveiled his the 2018 schedule, which opens with the Covered Bridge Open in Boone, N.C. on August 31. It will be the third straight season ETSU makes its season debut at the event, and the seventh time in the last ten years.


Taking the Initiative: ETSU Athletics 2017-18 Year In Review

ETSU athletics enjoyed an excellent year of success in the classroom, in the community and in the arena. Take a look back at this memorable 365 days in "Taking the Initiative," a story told though Adobe Spark. Click on the link to the right. Loading time may vary.


Bucs land school record 229 student-athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 10, 2018) – The ETSU Department of Athletics turned in a record-breaking academic year in 2017-18, as the Southern Conference announced its Honor Roll list Tuesday afternoon.


12 Days of Cheer!

As 2018 comes to a close, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to look back at some of the top moments this past year in a special segment called 12 Days of Cheer!