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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


ETSU places 45 on SoCon Fall Academic All-Conference

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (January 17, 2017) – The Southern Conference on Tuesday announced its Fall Academic All-Conference team with 45 ETSU student-athletes receiving academic all-conference recognition.


Milhorn named to SoCon All-Tournament Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (November 21, 2016) – After the conclusion of the Southern Conference Tournament Championship game on Monday, the all-tournament team was announced with junior Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) earning the all-tournament recognition.


Volleyball swept by Samford in SoCon Tournament Semifinals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (November 20, 2016) – A record setting 2016 season came to an end for ETSU volleyball on Sunday afternoon as the Buccaneers for just the second time this season was swept by Samford in the Southern Conference Tournament Semifinals.


ETSU drops Furman, 3-1 to advance in SoCon Tournament

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (November 19, 2016) – A season-high 15 blocks propelled the ETSU volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-21,26-24) victory over No.4 seed Furman in the Southern Conference Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon inside the Pete Hanna Center.


Volleyball heads to Birmingham for SoCon Tournament

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 18, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team heads to Birmingham, Ala. as the No.1 seed in the 2016 Southern Conference Tournament this weekend. The Bucs will face the winner of the tournament’s opening match between the No.8 seed Furman and the No.9 seed The Citadel on Saturday, Nov.19 at 3:30 p.m.


Allmon named SoCon Player of the Year; Three Bucs earn All-SoCon honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (November 16, 2016) – Senior Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) was named Southern Conference Player of the Year and the ETSU Volleyball team had three Buccaneers earn all-conference honors as the league office announced its postseason awards on Wednesday. Head coach Lindsey Devine was named SoCon Coach of the Year.


Volleyball lands three during early signing period

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 15, 2016) – ETSU head coach Lindsey Devine and her staff announced the addition of Alex Sherles (Oak Ridge, Tenn.), Kalee Vanderhorst (Raleigh, N.C.) and Lexie Libs (Clarksville, Ind.) to the Bucs’2017 recruiting class.


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.


Volleyball captures SoCon Regular Season title with sweep of Mercer

MACON, Ga. (November 12, 2016) – The 2016-17 ETSU volleyball team is the Southern Conference regular season champions after sweeping the Mercer Bears (25-18, 25-23, 25-22) on Saturday afternoon inside Hawkins Arena.


Bucs complete season sweep of The Citadel

Charleston, S.C. (November 11, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team will at least earn a share of the Southern Conference regular season title after sweeping The Citadel (25-17, 25-19, 25-18) on Friday night inside McAlister Fieldhouse.


ETSU wraps up regular season play this weekend on the road

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 10, 2016) – Heading into the final weekend of the regular season the ETSU Volleyball team looks to stay atop the Southern Conference standings as the Buccaneers hit the road to take on The Citadel on Friday, November 11 followed by Mercer on Saturday, November 12.


Volleyball goes undefeated at home; defeats Furman, 3-1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 8, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team recorded their 11th victory inside Brooks Gym this season with a four-set win over Furman (26-28, 25-12, 25-17, 25-17) on Tuesday night to finish undefeated at home for the first time in program history.


ETSU to face Furman Tuesday in home finale

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 7, 2016) – For the final time this season the ETSU volleyball team will compete inside Brooks Gym on Tuesday night as the Buccaneers host Furman on Tuesday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. The match will be streamed on ESPN3.


Bucs continue to roll, drop Samford 3-0

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2016) – The Brooks Gym magic continues as the ETSU volleyball team has won 19 straight sets at home after defeating Samford (25-18, 25-20, 25-19) on Friday night.


Volleyball welcomes Samford Friday for Senior Night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 3, 2016) – Senior Night Festivities are on tap for the ETSU volleyball team as the Buccaneers host Samford on Friday, Nov.4 at 6:00 p.m. inside Brooks Gym.


Briana Allmon named SoCon Offensive Player of the Month

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (November 2, 2016) – On Wednesday the Southern Conference announced that ETSU volleyball’s Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) has been named Offensive Player of the Month for the month of October.


ETSU’s eight game win streak snapped at UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C. (October 29, 2016) – The ETSU Volleyball team saw their eight game winning streak come to an end on Saturday as the Spartans of UNCG defeated the Bucs in four sets (25-17, 18-25, 17-25, 23-25) in Greensboro, N.C.


Bucs down Wofford, 3-0 to earn eighth straight victory

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 28, 2016) – It was a battle between ETSU volleyball and Wofford on Friday night inside Brooks Gym as the Buccaneers were able to come away with the 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-19) victory for their eighth straight win.


Volleyball hosts Wofford Friday, head to UNCG Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 27, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team will look to continue its winning ways this weekend as the Buccaneers look to remain perfect at home and extend their season-long seven game winning streak with a pair of conference matches.


Defense leads the way as ETSU rolls past The Citadel, 3-0

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 22, 2016) – Once again the ETSU Volleyball team was able to defeat an opponent in three sets as the Buccaneers won 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-16) over The Citadel on Saturday afternoon inside Brooks Gym.


Bucs record 11th sweep of the season Friday over Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2016) – For two weeks in a row, ETSU senior outside hitter Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) has been named the Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week. She showed again Friday night that she is worthy of the recognition.


ETSU begins homestand with Mercer and The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 20, 2016) – ETSU volleyball has captured five straight wins and looks to remain undefeated at home this weekend as the Buccaneers host Mercer on Friday, Oct.21 at 7:00 p.m. and The Citadel on Saturday, Oct.22 at 2:00 p.m.


Allmon earns SoCon Offensive Player of the Week honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (October 17, 2016) – For the second straight week senior outside hitter Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) has been named Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week by the league office.


Volleyball picks up four-set victory at Western Carolina

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (October 15, 2016) – For the fifth straight game the ETSU volleyball team came away victorious as the Buccaneers defeated Western Carolina (25-22, 25-16, 23-25, 25-12) inside the Ramsey Center on Saturday night.


Bucs extend win streak with sweep at Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2016) – Fresh off its three-set win over Chattanooga on Wednesday, the ETSU volleyball team remained red-hot, as the Bucs cruised to their fourth straight win after sweeping Wofford in straight sets on Friday night inside Benjamin Johnson Arena.


ETSU volleyball dominates in 3-0 win over Chattanooga

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2016) – The Chattanooga volleyball team entered Brooks Gym Wednesday evening atop the Southern Conference standings. They left tied with the ETSU Buccaneers.


Bucs continue SoCon play with three matches this week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 11, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team continues Southern Conference action this week with three matches. The Bucs will host rival Chattanooga (Oct.12) at 6:00 p.m. before hitting the road for a pair at Wofford (Oct.14) and at Western Carolina (Oct.15).


Briana Allmon named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (October 10, 2016) – Senior outside hitter Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) has been named Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday by the league office.


ETSU earns three-set victory over UNCG

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 8, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team remained perfect at home on Saturday as the Buccaneers defeated UNC-Greensboro, 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-21) inside Brooks Gym.


Allmon’s career night helps lift Bucs past Western Carolina, 3-2

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2016) – Senior Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) finished with a career-high 28 kills, while junior Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) collected her 20th career double-double (14 kills/16 digs) as ETSU volleyball outlasted Western Carolina, 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 29-27, 21-25, 15-8), on Friday night inside Brooks Gym.


Volleyball set to host a pair of SoCon matches this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 6, 2016) – Returning home for the first time since Aug.27, the ETSU volleyball team will host a pair of SoCon matches this weekend beginning on Friday, Oct.7 as the Bucs take on Western Carolina at 7:00 p.m.


AJ Lux named SoCon Offensive Player of the Month

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (October 5, 2016) – The Southern Conference announced on Wednesday that sophomore AJ Lux (Shelbyville, Ind.) has been named SoCon Offensive Player of the Month for September.


ETSU falls to Chattanooga in four

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2016) – Despite a 21-kill, 15-dig performance from senior Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas), the ETSU volleyball team dropped a four-set decision to Chattanooga Friday evening at Maclellan Gym (26-28, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20). The loss moves ETSU’s record to 9-6 overall and 1-2 in Southern Conference action.


Bucs close out three-match road swing Friday at Chattanooga

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2016) - The ETSU volleyball team will close out a three-match road swing to begin conference play Friday evening as it takes on in-state rival Chattanooga. First serve is slated for 6 p.m. from Maclellan Gym.


Defense leads ETSU to five-set victory over Samford

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Sept. 24, 2016) – A day after dropping a five-set match in its conference opener to Furman, the ETSU volleyball team rebounded to win a five-set tilt at Samford Saturday evening (25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 21-25, 15-9). The win is the first for the Bucs in the SoCon as well as the first 3-2 victory for the team since last season’s conference tournament.


Volleyball opens SoCon play with a 3-2 loss at Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 23, 2016) – Despite winning two of the first three sets in its conference-opening match at Furman Friday evening, the ETSU volleyball team fell to the Paladins by a score of 3-2 (25-27, 25-18, 17-25, 30-28, 15-11). The loss moves ETSU’s record to 8-5, while Furman improves to 5-8 with the victory.


Bucs open SoCon play at Furman and Samford this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2016) - The ETSU volleyball team will lift the lid on its SoCon schedule this weekend with a pair of road matches. ETSU will open the weekend with a match at Furman before traveling to Alabama for the second time in as many weeks to take Samford on Saturday. First serve for the matches are scheduled for 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.


Bucs pick up a 3-0 sweep over Georgia Southern

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Sept. 17, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team wrapped up the Crimson-White Tournament with a 3-0 sweep over Georgia Southern Saturday afternoon (25-18, 25-16, 32-30). The victory closes out the non-conference slate for ETSU as it finishes that portion of its schedule with an 8-4 record.


Bucs gain a split in first day of Crimson-White Tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Sept. 16, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team opened the Crimson-White Tournament with a 1-1 record Friday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ETSU began the day with a 3-0 win over Presbyterian (25-17, 25-16, 25-18) before falling to Alabama in a competitive contest, 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 25-18).


Bucs close out non-conference play in Tuscaloosa this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2016) - The ETSU volleyball team will close out the non-conference portion of its schedule this weekend with three matches at the Crimson-White Tournament in Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Bucs swept by Tulane in final day of Clemson Classic

CLEMSON, S.C. (Sept. 10, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team closed out the Clemson Classic with a 3-0 loss to Tulane Saturday evening at Jervey Gym (25-19, 25-22, 25-23). With the loss, the Bucs’ record moves to 6-3 this season, while the Green Wave improve to 6-3 with the victory.


ETSU battles but falls twice in five sets Friday

CLEMSON, S.C. (Sept. 9, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team played in a pair of highly competitive matches Friday in the opening day of the Clemson Classic but it ended up on the losing side of both contests against Clemson (25-18, 25-17, 26-28, 16-25, 15-13) and North Dakota (25-16, 27-29, 19-25, 25-20, 15-10) by identical 3-2 final scores.


Bucs prepare for the Clemson Classic

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2016) - The ETSU volleyball team will travel to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the Clemson Classic this weekend. ETSU will open the Classic with matchups against Clemson (1:30 p.m.) and North Dakota (4:30 p.m.) on Friday before wrapping up the weekend with a 7 p.m. match against Tulane Saturday.


Buc Update Central - Episode I

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2016) – The Buccaneer Sports Network released its first episode of “Buc Update Central” on Wednesday.


Massey named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 5, 2016) – ETSU volleyball player Kaela Massey (Brentwood, Tenn.) was named the SoCon Defensive Player of the Week Monday by the league office. It is the second straight week that an ETSU player has been honored by the SoCon with the first being Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) (Offensive Player of the Week).


Bucs move to 6-0 with victories over USC Upstate and Liberty

LYNCHBURG, Va. (Sept. 3, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team continued its stellar play Saturday as it picked up two more victories over USC Upstate (3-1) and Liberty (3-0) to wrap up the Liberty Invitational. With the pair of wins, the Bucs have not only won back-to-back tournament championships but they have also tied a program record for the best six-match start to any season in program history (6-0).


Bucs roll past Hampton, 3-0, to remain undefeated

LYNCHBURG, Va. (Sept. 2, 2016) – Led by a career-day from sophomore AJ Lux (Shelbyville, Ind.) , the ETSU volleyball team picked up its fourth straight victory to begin the season as it swept Hampton, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-16) Friday in Lynchburg, Virginia. With the win, the Bucs improve to 4-0 for just the third time in program history and the first since the 1987 season.


Bucs set to compete in the Liberty Invitational

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2016) - The ETSU volleyball team will hit the road for the first time this season as it travels to Lynchburg, Va. to compete in the Liberty Invitational this weekend. The Bucs (3-0) will begin the tournament with a matchup with Hampton at 4:30 p.m. Friday before closing out the tournament with matches against USC Upstate (10 a.m.) and Liberty (7 p.m.) on Saturday.


Milhorn named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (August 29, 2016) – ETSU volleyball player Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) was named the SoCon Offensive Player of the Week Monday by the league office. It marks the first time in her collegiate career that Milhorn has earned a player of the week award.


Bucs remain unbeaten with wins over Troy and USC Upstate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 27, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team picked up two more 3-0 sweeps on day two of the DoubleTree Hotel Buccaneer Challenge Saturday afternoon at Brooks Gym. The pair of victories, which were over Troy and USC Upstate, not only captured the tournament championship for the Bucs but it also gave them their first 3-0 start since 2012.


Bucs cruise to a season-opening sweep over Austin Peay

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 26, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team started the 2016 season about as well as a team can Friday evening as it swept Austin Peay by a 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-16) score at Brooks Gym. With the win over the Governors, the Bucs have now won two of their last three season openers.


Bucs open 2016 season with three matches at Brooks Gym

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 25, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team will open its 2016 season this weekend as it hosts the DoubleTree Hotel Buccaneer Challenge at Brooks Gym. In addition to ETSU, Austin Peay, USC Upstate and Troy will also compete in the tournament. The complete tournament schedule can be found on the Tournament Central page HERE.


Volleyball to hold Blue/Gold scrimmage Monday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 21, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team will be hosting its annual Blue/Gold scrimmage Monday evening in Brooks Gym. The doors will open at 5 p.m. with the scrimmage beginning at 5:30 p.m.


Allmon and Milhorn earn Preseason All-SoCon honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 15, 2016) – Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) and Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) were named to the Preseason All-SoCon team Monday morning as the league office unveiled its Preseason Coaches’ Poll along with the Preseason All-SoCon squads. Additionally, the Bucs were picked to finish tied for fifth in the league with Wofford.


Volleyball opens 2016 season with first practice

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 10, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team officially opened its 2016 season Tuesday as it held its first official practice of the new season inside Brooks Gym. The Bucs, who went 19-12 overall and 9-7 in the SoCon in 2015, will have 17 days to prepare for their first match of the season against Austin Peay on Aug. 26.


Volleyball releases its 2016 schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 8, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team released its 2016 schedule on Monday. The 28-match slate includes 11 matches inside Brooks Gym and tilts against Alabama and Clemson. In addition, the Bucs will also host their first tournament since 2011 on Aug. 26-27 when they welcome Austin Peay, USC Upstate and Troy for the season-opening Double Tree Hotel Buccaneer Challenge.


ETSU Volleyball earns AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 27, 2016) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced Monday that ETSU was one of 762 teams that earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2015-2016 season. It marks the seventh consecutive season that the Bucs earned this accolade.