Excellence Realized: Looking back on a year to remember

ETSU athletics enjoyed a banner year of success over the last 365 days. Take a look back at this memorable year in "Excellence Realized," a story told though Adobe Spark.


Fifty Buccaneer student-athletes earn SoCon All-Academic honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 26, 2017) – ETSU had 50 student-athletes earn academic honors for the spring semester as the Southern Conference announced its all-academic awards on Monday.


Gradecki advances to match play at British Amateur

KENT, England (June 20, 2017) – For the second time in the last three years, ETSU’s Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) advanced into match play at the 122nd British Amateur Championship, which got underway Monday from Royal St. George’s and Prince’s Golf Club.


ETSU men earn second-straight Commissioner’s Cup

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 30, 2017) – With the completion of the spring seasons of league competition, the ETSU men’s programs were awarded its second-straight Southern Conference Commissioner’s Cup, which is the all-sport trophy that is presented to the conference’s best all-around men’s program.


Hulbert, Gradecki lead Bucs at NCAA Regional

COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn. (May 17, 2017) – Senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) and freshman Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) led the ETSU men’s golf team at the NCAA College Grove Regional, which concluded on Wednesday afternoon at The Grove Club.


ETSU men’s golf wraps up second round play at NCAA Regional

COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn. (May 16, 2017) – The ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up second round play at the NCAA College Grove Regional on Tuesday. The Buccaneers now sit in 12th-place at The Grove Club.


Gradecki paces Bucs on day one of NCAA Regional

COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn. (May 15, 2017) – Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) may not have like how things started, but the Buccaneer senior finished strong en route to turning an average round into a solid start following day one of the NCAA College Grove Regional on Monday from The Grove Club.


Men’s Golf opens play in NCAA Regional on Monday

COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn. (May 14, 2017) – The ETSU men’s golf team makes its fourth straight NCAA Regional appearance and its 26th in program history, as the Buccaneers begin play in the NCAA College Grove Regional on Monday from The Grove Club.


Men’s Golf stays in-state for NCAA Regional

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 4, 2017) – For the fourth straight year the East Tennessee State Men’s Golf team will be heading to the NCAA Regional as the Buccaneers will stay in the state of Tennessee to play in the College Grove Regional at The Grove, May 15-17.


Four ETSU teams earn NCAA APR Recognition

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 4, 2017) – The National Collegiate Athletics Association announced the 2017 Public Recognition Awards this week with four East Tennessee State teams earning the special public recognition.


Five Bucs earn postseason honors; Warren tabbed Coach of the Year

PINEHURST, N.C. (April 26, 2017) – Following the conclusion of the Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championship on Tuesday, the league office released its postseason awards and the Buccaneers earned five honors, including head coach Fred Warren being tabbed Coach of the Year.


THREE-PEAT!!! Bucs lead wire-to-wire to claim third straight conference championship

PINEHURST, N.C. (April 25, 2017) – For the third straight year and 20th time in program history, the ETSU men’s golf team captured the Southern Conference Championship.


Final round of SoCon Men’s Golf Championship postponed to Tuesday

PINEHURST, N.C. (April 24, 2017) – Due to inclement weather hitting the region, Monday’s final round of the Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championship has been postponed to Tuesday.


ETSU in first at SoCon Championship; Kim holds individual lead

PINEHURST, N.C. (April 23, 2017) – Highlighted by four Buccaneers in the top-10 – including 36-hole leader Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) – the ETSU men’s golf team sits atop the leaderboard following Sunday’s first two rounds of the Southern Conference Championship at Pinehurst No. 9.


Bucs look to defend SoCon title in Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. (April 22, 2017) – Since returning to the Southern Conference in 2015, ETSU men’s golf has been the only team to hoist the conference championship trophy. The Buccaneers look to defend their title this weekend as the SoCon Championship gets underway Sunday morning at Pinehurst No. 9 in Pinehurst, N.C.


Gradecki, Hulbert pace Bucs in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 15, 2017) – Playing in their final tournament before the Southern Conference Championship, senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) and freshman Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) paced the ETSU men’s golf team as the Buccaneer duo finished tied for 25th at the Wolfpack Spring Open, which concluded Saturday afternoon at Lonnie Poole Golf Course.


Hulbert leads Bucs on day one at Wolfpack Spring Open

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 14, 2017) – Paced by freshman Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.), the ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up day one of the Wolfpack Spring Open on Friday at Lonnie Poole Golf Course.


ETSU heads to Raleigh for Wolfpack Spring Open

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 13, 2017) – The ETSU men’s golf team makes its final tune up before the 2017 Southern Conference Championships, as the Buccaneers head to Raleigh, N.C. for the Wolfpack Spring Open, which begins Friday morning at Lonnie Poole Golf Course.


ETSU Athletics announces “Legacy Day” planned for April 11th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2017) – On Tuesday, April 11th, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will launch a special day of giving in support of Buccaneer student-athletes.


“Big Buccaneer Bash” Auction set for Saturday, April 8th

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 4, 2017) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host its annual “BIG Buccaneer Bash” Excellence Fund Auction in support of the program’s student-athletes this Saturday evening, April 8th at the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletics Center.


Bucs wrap up play at Mason Rudolph Championship

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (April 2, 2017) – The ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up play at the Mason Rudolph Championship on Sunday with senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) pacing the Buccaneers with a top-25 finish from the Vanderbilt Legends Club South Course.


Gradecki remains in contention at Mason Rudolph Championship

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (April 1, 2017) – ETSU senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) kept himself in contention following Saturday’s second round play at the Mason Rudolph Championship from the Vanderbilt Legends Club South Course.


Gradecki in second after opening round at Mason Rudolph Championship

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (March 31, 2017) – ETSU’s Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) had a good feeling entering this weekend’s Mason Rudolph Championship, and it showed following his opening round performance at the Vanderbilt Legends Club South Course.


Bucs tee it up at Mason Rudolph Championship this weekend

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (March 19, 2017) – The ETSU men’s golf team returns to action as the Buccaneers tee it up at this weekend’s Mason Rudolph Championship, which begins Friday morning at the Vanderbilt Legends Club South Course.


Bucs wrap up play at Schenkel Invitational

STATESBORO, Ga. (March 19, 2017) – Led by freshman Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.), the ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up final round play at the Schenkel Invitational on Sunday afternoon at Forest Heights Country Club.


Hulbert remains in contention at Schenkel Invitational

STATESBORO, Ga. (March 18, 2017) – ETSU freshman Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) birdied six of his first nine holes – including a run of five straight to end the front nine – en route to remaining in contention following Saturday’s second round play at the Schenkel Invitational.


Hulbert guides Bucs in round one of Schenkel Invitational

STATESBORO, Ga. (March 17, 2017) – Freshman Trevor Hulbert (Orlando, Fla.) fired a 3-under-par 69 to pace the ETSU men’s golf team in the opening round of the Schenkel Invitational on Friday afternoon at Forest Heights Country Club.


ETSU gears up for the Schenkel Invitational

STATESBORO, Ga. (March 16, 2017) – Coming off a rain-shortened event last weekend at the General Hackler Championship, the ETSU men’s golf team gears up for another test as the Buccaneers head to Statesboro, Ga., for the Schenkel Invitational, which begins Friday morning at Forest Heights Country Club.


Inclement weather cancels final round of General Hackler Championship

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 12, 2017) – Due to the inclement weather that hit the southeast region on Sunday, the final round of the General Hackler Championship has been cancelled.


ETSU wraps up day one at General Hackler Championship

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 11, 2017) – The ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up day one at the General Hackler Championship on Saturday as senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) paced the Blue and Gold at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club.


ETSU athletics announces “Embrace Excellence Initiatives”

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 9, 2017) – During a gathering inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center Thursday afternoon, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics unveiled innovative fund-raising initiatives aimed at improving facilities and developing new resources that will provide opportunities for student-athletes throughout the Buccaneers program.


Bucs head to Myrtle Beach for General Hackler Championship

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 10, 2017) – After making its spring debut two weeks ago, the ETSU men’s golf team returns to action as the Bucs head to Myrtle Beach for the General Hackler Championship, which begins Saturday at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club.


Gradecki posts top-10 finish at The Prestige at PGA West

LA QUINTA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) finished Wednesday’s final round of The Prestige at PGA West with a 2-under-par 69 en route to turning in a top-10 finish from the Greg Norman Course at PGA West.


Bucs wrap up day two at The Prestige at PGA West

LA QUINTA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2017) – Senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) continued to pace the ETSU men’s golf team as the Bucs wrapped up second round play at The Presitge at PGA West on Tuesday The Greg Norman Course at PGA West.


Gradecki leads Bucs in opening round at The Prestige at PGA West

LA QUINTA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2017) – ETSU senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) led the ETSU men’s golf team in the opening round of the The Prestige at PGA West on Monday afternoon at The Greg Norman Course at PGA West.


ETSU opens spring season Monday in California

LA QUINTA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2017) – The ETSU men’s golf team opens its 2017 spring season this week as the Bucs head to California for The Prestige at PGA, which begins Monday at The Greg Norman Course at PGA West.


Men’s Golf lands two during signing period

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2016) – ETSU men’s golf head coach Fred Warren announced Thursday that Shiso Go (Kanagawa, Japan) and Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) have signed their national letter of intent to join the Buccaneers in the fall of 2017.


Bucs volunteer with Humane Society of Washington County Pet Adoption event

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2016) – ETSU men’s golf head coach Fred Warren and junior volleyball standout Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) spent time volunteering at the Washington County Humane Society’s National Adoption Weekend event on Sunday afternoon at PetSmart in Johnson City.


Gradecki finishes tied for second at Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational

KAUAI, Hawaii (Nov. 1, 2016) – For the second time this fall season, ETSU’s Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) earned runner-up honors as the Buccaneer senior finished tied for second at the Princeville Makai Invitational, which wrapped up play on Tuesday from the Makai Golf Club.


Gradecki sits in second after 36 holes at Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational

KAUAI, Hawaii (Oct. 31, 2016) – ETSU’s Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) kept his run for a first collegiate tournament win intact, as the Buccaneer senior carded a 2-under 70 and sits in second place following Monday’s second round at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational.


Gradecki fires a 65; holds first round lead at Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational

KAUAI, Hawaii. (Oct. 30, 2016) – ETSU senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) sits atop the leaderboard after first round play at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, as the Buccaneer leader posted his lowest collegiate round with a 7-under-par 65 on Sunday from the Makai Golf Club at Princeville.


ETSU wraps up fall season this week in Hawaii

KAUAI, Hawaii (Oct. 29, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team wraps up its fall season this week as the Bucs head to Hawaii to play in the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, which begins Sunday at the Princeville Makai Golf Club.


ETSU grad, McIlroy's caddie: ‘A tsunami just hit my bank account’

J.P. Fitzgerald didn’t hit a shot on the PGA Tour this year, yet his bank account sure looks like he did.


Bucs conclude play at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 23, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team concluded play at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Sunday from the Lakeside Course.


ETSU wraps up second round play at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 22, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up second round play at the prestigious Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Saturday afternoon.


Reichert guides Bucs on day one at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 21, 2016) – Playing in one of the toughest fields on the college golf circuit, ETSU freshman Ben Reichert (East Amherst, N.Y.) got off to a strong start as he sits in the top-10 after round one of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, which got underway Friday at both the Lakeside and Creekside Courses.


Bucs open play at Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate on Friday

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 20, 2016) – Coming off a fifth-place showing at last weekend’s Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, the ETSU men’s golf team looks to carry that momentum into the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, which begins play Friday morning at both the Lakeside and Creekside Courses.


Gradecki finishes runner up at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2016)Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) capped off his final Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate with a remarkable finish.


ETSU moves into third at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2016) – Led by the strong play of senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) and freshman Ben Reichert (East Amherst, N.Y.), the ETSU men’s golf team moved into third place following second round play at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate on Saturday afternoon at Blackthorn Club.


Bucs off to strong start at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team needed a little jolt and sophomore Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) provided it.


ETSU to host 19th annual Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team hosts the 19th annual Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, which begins Friday morning at the Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough.


Power makes PGA TOUR debut at this weekend’s Safeway Open

NAPA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2016) – The last several months have been a whirlwind for former ETSU men’s golf standout Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland).


Meronk makes professional debut this weekend at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

SCOTLAND (Oct. 4, 2016) – One chapter ends and a new one begins for former ETSU men’s golf All-American Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland).


Power looking forward to start of PGA Tour career

Seamus Power has taken giant leaps as a professional golfer in the past few years, and the former East Tennessee State University star has learned how slim the margin between success and failure is on the fairways and greens.


Reichert posts top-10 finish at Macdonald Cup

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Oct. 2, 2016) – After pacing the ETSU men’s golf team in his collegiate debut three weeks ago in North Carolina, freshman Ben Reichert (East Amherst, N.Y.) picked up right where he left off this weekend in Connecticut.


Bucs head to Connecticut for this weekend's Macdonald Cup

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Sept. 30, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team returns to action this weekend as the Bucs head to Connecticut to play in the Macdonald Cup, which begins Saturday morning at The Course at Yale.


ETSU alumni Mike Hulbert recalls Ryder Cup experience

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2016) – As the best golfers in the United States and Europe prepare for the Ryder Cup later this week at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., one former ETSU men’s golfer has a unique understanding and perspective of what it means to participate in one of the world’s great golfing traditions.


Meronk finishes tied for third at World Amateur Team Championships

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO (Sept. 24, 2016) – Former ETSU All-American Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) shot a 2-under 69 in the final round of the World Amateur Team Championships on Saturday en route to finishing tied for third at 12-under-par 274 (66-69-70-69) in the four day, 72-hole tournament from the Iberostar Playa Paraiso and Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Clubs in Riviera Maya, Mexico.


Meronk in third after 54 holes at World Amateur Team Championships

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO (Sept. 23, 2016) – Former ETSU All-American Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) carded a 2-under 70 on Friday and sits in third place after 54-holes at the World Amateur Team Championships from the Iberostar Playa Paraiso and Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Clubs in Riviera Maya, Mexico.


Meronk, Gradecki have Poland among leaders at World Amateur Team Championships

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO (Sept. 22, 2016) – Thanks to the strong play by Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) and Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) the Buccaneer duo has Team Poland among the leaders at the midway point of the World Amateur Championships from the Iberostar Playa Paraiso and Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Clubs in Riviera Maya, Mexico.


Meronk holds share of lead after round one at World Amateur Team Championships

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO (Sept. 21, 2016)Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) got Poland off to a strong start at the World Amateur Team Championships on Wednesday, as the former ETSU men’s golf All-American fired a 6-under-par 66 and is tied for the individual lead after first round play from the Iberostar Playa Paraiso and Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Clubs.


Reichert leads Bucs at Rod Myers Invitational

DURHAM, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2016) – Playing in his first collegiate tournament, freshman Ben Reichert (East Amherst, N.Y.) led the ETSU men’s golf team as he finished tied for 18th at the Rod Myers Invitational, which concluded Sunday afternoon at the Duke University Golf Club.


Bucs wrap up day one at Rod Myers Invitational

DURHAM, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team wrapped up day one of the Rod Myers Invitational on Saturday as the Buccaneers sit in eighth-place as second round play was suspended due to darkness from the Duke University Golf Club.


Men’s Golf opens fall season this weekend at Rod Myers Invitational

DURHAM, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2016) – The ETSU men’s golf team opens its 2016 fall season this weekend as the Bucs head to Durham, N.C., for the Rod Myers Invitational.


Hard work starts now for Seamus Power

Seamus Power might have officially clinched his PGA Tour card in Oregon on Sunday night but the West Waterford star was in no mood for setting off any fireworks just yet.


Power earns PGA TOUR card

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 29, 2016) – Former ETSU men’s golfer Seamus Power earned his PGA TOUR card for the 2016-17 season.


Power enjoys solid showing in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Aug. 14, 2016) – Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland) had himself in medal contention during Sunday’s final round of the Olympics men’s golf championship.


Power wraps up third round play at the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (Aug. 13, 2016) – Former ETSU men’s golf standout Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland) shot a 3-over-par 74 and slipped into a tie for 26th after Saturday’s third round play at the Olympics men’s golf tournament from the Rio Olympics Golf Course.


Power moves into top-10 in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Aug. 12, 2016) – The wet and windy conditions made Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland) feel right at home early in the second round of the Olympic men’s golf tournament on Friday.


Power cards a 71 in opening round of the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (Aug. 11, 2016) – Former ETSU men’s golfer Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland) carded an even-par 71 in the first round of the Olympic men’s golf tournament on Thursday from the Rio Olympics Golf Course.


Bucs excited for Power to play in Olympics

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 10, 2016) – Seamus Power has always had an unusual way of doing things.


Men’s Golf Earns GCAA Team Academic Honor

NORMAN, Okla. (July 28, 2016) – For the eighth straight year, the ETSU men’s golf team earned Golf Coaches Association of American (GCAA) team academic honors as the committee announced the all-academic teams on Thursday.


Three Bucs named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholars

NORMAN, Okla. (July 20, 2016) – ETSU’s Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland), Gudmundur Kristjansson (Reykjavik, Iceland) and Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Śląskie, Poland) were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholars as the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced its Divisions I, II and the NAIA recipients on Wednesday.


Meronk moves to eighth in Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 13, 2016) – ETSU’s Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, Poland) moved into the top-10 in both the World Amateur Golf Ranking and the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking, which were released on Wednesday.


Power headed to Olympics

Seamus Power got the news he was hoping to hear on Monday. He’s headed to the Olympics.


Defending champ Ratliff playing for his mom at East Tennessee Amateur

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (July 1, 2016) — ETSU sophomore Cayman Ratliff (Kingsport, Tenn.) has made many friends while winning the Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur the last two years.