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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2022) – Many storylines surround this week’s football game in Johnson City, as ETSU welcomes the Furman Paladins to William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Before Saturday’s showdown, here are the Top Things to Know brought to you by Citizens Bank.
No. 1 – Youth Day: Saturday’s game against Furman is youth day, where children 12 and under receive free admission with a paying adult. Tickets for this promotion can be claimed at the ticket windows on game day. For tickets and more information, call 423-439-3878.
No. 2 – Fireworks: In addition to youth day, ETSU will complete Saturday’s festivities with a post-game fireworks show presented by Pepsi.
No. 3 – Ticket Information: Fans can purchase tickets for Saturday’s game against Furman, as well as season tickets for basketball, online. For more information, click here. Students can pick up their tickets all week at the Carrier Center located on the second floor of the Culp Center or at the gate on gameday.
No. 4 Kickoff: Kickoff for Saturday’s conference home opener is set for 7:32 p.m. Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
No. 5 – Buc Walk: The much-anticipated Buc Walk will begin two hours prior to each home game. For Saturday’s game, the Buc Walk will commence at 5:30 p.m.
No. 6 – Guest Services: New to ETSU this year is the Guest Services tent located at the East side of the stadium where fans can ask questions on game day. The tent will also provide a free photo service for fans to have pictures taken in front of the commemorative foundation rock at the concourse.
No. 7 – Pepsi Pregame: ETSU will have a DJ with live music at Lot 21 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
No. 8 – 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.
BSN begins its pregame programing one hour and 30 minutes prior to kickoff with the 30-minute Tennessee Lottery Tailgate Show, followed by the George Quarles Pregame Show presented by Tommie’s Plumbing which will lead up to 30 minutes prior to kickoff. The Appalachian Orthopedic Countdown to Kickoff will then lead into the final moments before kickoff.
The broadcast team of “Voice of the Bucs” Jay Sandos, color analyst Matt Wihljelm, sideline reporter Kevin Brown and stat-man Don Helman will provide ETSU fans all the information they need to complement their game-day activities
At halftime, the crew will have the Mr. Electric Halftime Show, while fans can tune into the Mullican Flooring 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 the ESPN+ with the team of Robert Harper (play-by-play) and Mark Hutsell (analyst).
No. 9 – LOUD NOISES: Fans are reminded that fireworks and the cannon will be utilized during Saturday’s game and that there will be a postgame firework display.
No. 10 – Food City Zone: The Food City Zone will open three hours prior to kickoff for all home games, with inflatables for children and other fun-filled pregame activities. The Food City Fan Zone is located between Lots 21 and 22 near the main roundabout entering campus from State of Franklin Road.
No. 11 – Tailgating: For all Saturday games this season, parking lots on campus open at 8 a.m. for tailgating. Click here for the game day parking map.
No. 12 - 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, security procedures including metal detectors and security wands will be employed at entry gates. Prohibited items inside the stadium will include the following:
For more information on Buccaneer football, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the football page.