Countdown to Kickoff: 68 Days
Countdown to Kickoff: 68 Days
Monday, June 25, 2018

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 25, 2018) – As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months.

Today marks 68 days until the Buccaneers open the season against Mars Hill on Saturday, Sept. 1 at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Senior offensive lineman and No. 68 Michael Scates (Knoxville, Tenn.) is the eighth player to be featured in this special segment.

Scates, a member of the Bucs’ original 2014 signing class, has played in 32 of the possible 33 games over his career. The Knoxville, Tenn. native started 10 games this past season for the Blue and Gold, while he made his first collegiate start at The Citadel on Oct. 29, 2016.

ETSU fans are reminded that they can order season tickets now for the 2018 season by clicking hereor by calling the ETSU ticket office at (423) 439-3878. Along with a six-game home schedule that features matchups with Mars Hill (Sept. 1), Furman (Sept. 22), Chattanooga (Sept. 29), Gardener-Webb (Oct. 6), Western Carolina (Oct. 27) and Samford (Nov. 17), the Bucs will also hit the road for the program’s first-ever trip to Neyland Stadium to take on Tennessee on Sept. 8.

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