ETSU football announces kickoff times for home games
ETSU football announces kickoff times for home games
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bucs open on-campus stadium on Sept. 2 against Limestone at 7 p.m.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2017) – With the Buccaneer football team set to report to camp later this week, the East Tennessee State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced kickoff times on Tuesday for its 2017 home games.

The Bucs, who return 22 starters (10 offense, nine defense, three specialists) from last year’s squad, open the season inside their new on-campus stadium against Limestone College on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.

Following the night game against the Saints, ETSU will hold a pair of 1 p.m. kickoffs starting with The Citadel – the reigning Southern Conference champions – on Sept. 16 and versus Wofford on Oct. 28. The Blue and Gold feature two 3:30 p.m. start times against Mercer on Sept. 23 and their Homecoming game with Robert Morris on Oct. 7. The Bucs’ final regular season home game against VMI is slated for a noon kickoff on Nov. 4.

“Our goal with game times is to provide our fans and those throughout our region with a convenient opportunity to enjoy our games,” said ETSU Senior Associate AD/COO Scott Carter. “We are extremely pleased with the dates and times for our games this year in our new stadium." 

The SoCon deadline to release home conference game times is Aug. 15. 

Look below for the full 2017 ETSU home football schedule with start times.           

Date        Opponent, Time

Sept. 2     vs. Limestone College, 7 p.m.

Sept. 16   vs. The Citadel, 1 p.m.

Sept. 23   vs. Mercer, 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 7       vs. Robert Morris, 3:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

Oct. 28     vs. Wofford, 1 p.m.

Nov. 4      vs. VMI, noon

To purchase season tickets for the 2017 season, please call the ETSU Ticket Office at (423) 439-3878 or click here. Individual game tickets will be released in the near future.

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