Things to Know for ETSU vs. Western Carolina
Things to Know for ETSU vs. Western Carolina
Thursday, October 25, 2018

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2018) – The ETSU football team returns home to Greene Stadium this Saturday as the 25th-ranked Buccaneers host Western Carolina in the “Blue Ridge Border Battle.” Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.  

As fans make their plans for the game, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has released its “Things to Know” presented by Citizens Bank.

Fans are also reminded they can access information regarding game day activities by visiting and clicking on the Game Day Central link located on the football page, or by downloading the ETSU Game Time App for Apple and Android devices. Current users of the Game Time App are encouraged to update prior to the season to get the latest information on Buc athletics

No. 1 – Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day: Members of ETSU faculty and staff will be able to purchase up to four half-price tickets to this Saturday’s game. To purchase tickets, please call the ETSU Ticket Office at 423-439-3878.

No. 2 – Blue Ridge Border Battle: From the hills of East Tennessee to the rolling mountains of Western North Carolina, the longtime mountain border rivalry between Western Carolina University and ETSU has a new name. The rivalry between the two mountain schools will now be personified in the “Blue Ridge Border Battle” beginning this weekend as the two schools meet on the gridiron in Johnson City, Tenn.

This year, emblematizing the mountain-rivalry is the “Blue Ridge Border Battle” trophy that includes a two-tiered wooden pedestal adorned on opposite sides by the two school’s respective logos and the moniker of the football rivalry series. Atop the trophy is a rock that was taken from the Appalachian Trail on the North Carolina – Tennessee border in the heart of the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains. As the series progresses, the trophy will include engraved plates with the date and score of the game which will be placed under the respective logo of the winning team each season. 

No. 3 – Buc Walk: The Buc Walk on Saturday will begin at 1:15 p.m.

No. 4 – Student ticket information: Student tickets will be released online the Saturday prior to each home game. Students can also pick up tickets in person by visiting the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC), which is now located inside the second floor of the CPA, from Sunday through Thursday at noon on game week. Standard hours for the services desk are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. More student ticket information is available by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page on the Game Day Central page. Students can order their tickets on-line by clicking here.

No. 5 – Ticket information: Tickets are now on sale. To purchase click here

No. 6 – Tailgating and Ford Super Screen: Parking lots on campus open at 8 a.m. for tailgating on game days. Click here for the game day parking map. In addition to regular tailgating fun, the Ford Super Screen will again be on campus broadcasting games from around the country in Lot 21 on game day.

No. 7 – Clear Bag Policy and Enhanced Security: ETSU has a clear bag policy for all home football games inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. In addition, new security procedures including metal detectors and security wands will be employed at entry gates. Fans are asked to arrive early to insure access to the stadium.

For more information on Buccaneer football, visit and click on the football page.