Buccaneer baseball announces 2006 schedule
Head coach Tony Skole
Head coach Tony Skole

Friday, October 21, 2005

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2005) - ETSU head coach Tony Skole released the team's 2006 schedule Friday afternoon.  Highlighting the slate are 33 home games, 20 contests versus NCAA tournament teams from last season and two games apiece with Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and in-state rival Tennessee.

 

         The Buccaneers open the season with a three-game set against Eastern Michigan at Cardinal Park in Johnson City, Tenn. February 3-5.  ETSU next travels to Charleston, S.C. to compete in Charleston Southern's tournament February 9-11.  The field in Charleston also includes Missouri and Washington State.

 

         Xavier travels to Cardinal Park for a three-game series February 17-19, followed by the Bucs heading to Atlanta to take on perennial national power Georgia Tech February 21 and 22.

 

         A six-game homestand serves as the final tune-ups before conference play.  The Bucs welcome Youngstown State and St. John's to Cardinal Park February 24-25 and March 3-5, respectively.

 

         ETSU kicks off its inaugural Atlantic Sun Conference campaign against Lipscomb in Nashvile, Tenn. March 10-12.  The Bucs home conference opener comes against another conference newcomer, North Florida March 18-19.

 

         "I am very excited about our 2006 schedule," said Skole.  "It presents quite a challenge as I believe it may be the most difficult schedule in our history.  Our conference schedule will be very difficult as there are some outstanding teams in the Atlantic Sun.  I know our players and staff are excited about the challenge."  

 

         Stetson hosts the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament May 24-27 in DeLand, Fla.  The top six teams in the 11-team conference receive bids to the conference tournament with Kennesaw State and North Florida being ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA transition rules.

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MCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 13 of 22
WCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 23 of 29
VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
MBB ETSU 76 F
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU