JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2018) – As ETSU football gears up for its first-ever trip to Neyland Stadium to take on Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 8, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released Thursday a list of the Top 5 “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.
No. 1 – Kickoff Time: Saturday’s game will kickoff at 4:01 p.m.
No. 2 – Broadcast Information: The Buccaneer Sports Network (BSN) will provide ETSU fans with complete pregame, in-game and postgame coverage on the Bucs’ flagship station WXSM-AM 640 and affiliate station 104.9 FM NASH ICON.
The BSN begins its pregame programing one hour and 30 minutes prior to kickoff with the 30-minute long ETSU Football Tailgate Show, followed by the Randy Sanders Pregame Show Powered by Ford which will lead up to 30 minutes prior to kickoff. The Appalachian Orthopaedic Countdown to Kickoff will then lead into the final moments before kickoff.
The broadcast team of “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos, color analyst and former ETSU quarterback Matt Wilhjelm, sideline reporter Robert Harper, and studio hosts Mike Gallagher and Trey Adams will provide ETSU fans all the information they need to complement their game-day activities.
At halftime, the crew will have the Zaxby’s Halftime Show, while fans can tune into the General Shale Post Game Show for a full wrap up, with game statistics, players and coach interviews, and other post-game information.
Saturday’s game will also be broadcast on SEC Network with the team of Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color) and Kris Budden (sideline reporter) providing the call. Click hereto access the SEC Network channel from your cable provider.
No. 3 – Pregame Tailgate: A pregame tailgate will be hosted by the ETSU National Alumni Association, ETSU Foundation President's Circle, and the ETSU Knoxville Alumni Club, beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday at McClung Tower near Neyland Stadium. This event will be a One Stop Tailgate with a catered pregame meal by Calhoun's. Cost for the meal is $30 for adults and $10 children 10 years and younger. Click herefor more information.
No. 4 – In-State Foes: With only 109 miles separating the campuses, both teams feature a large number of players from the Volunteer state … ETSU features 43 players from Tennessee, while the Vols have 45 players from the home state.
No. 5 – Watch Party: Fans from the Tri-Cities area that are unable to make the trip to Knoxville can still watch the game with their group of Buccaneer fans, as Wild Wing Café in downtown Johnson City will be holding an official watch party on Saturday afternoon.
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