Bowers cruises to SoCon Runner of the Week honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 20, 2023) -- After a dominating performance at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational, ETSU’s Jason Bowers (Parys, South Africa) was named Southern Conference Runner of the Week, which was announced by the league office on Wednesday.

Bowers blitzes field in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sept. 15, 2023) -- For those who didn’t know the name Jason Bowers (Parys, South Africa) – you do now.

Bucs Prepped to Continue Season in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sept. 14 2023) -- It’s been thirteen days since the ETSU men’s and women’s cross country teams last took the course. The break in competition ends Friday when the Blue & Gold visit the Buford Meredith Cross Country Course in Blacksburg, Virginia to compete in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational.

Campbell guides Bucs in season opener

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 1, 2023) -- Led by sophomore Xian Campbell (Chattanooga, Tenn.), the ETSU men’s cross country team opened the season by running in the USC Upstate Eye Opener on Friday at the Milliken Arboretum.

ETSU cross country set for Friday night season debut in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 31, 2023) -- The ETSU men’s and women’s cross country teams will take the course for the first time this 2023 season as the Buccaneers head to Spartanburg, S.C. for the USC Upstate Eye Opener on Friday night.

ETSU Launches I Give a Buc Campaign

On Monday, we officially launched the “I Give a Buc” campaign in support of our “Be GREAT” initiative. The purpose of this campaign is to provide resources and create a world-class experience for every one of our student-athletes. To do this, we have to focus on new programs including mental health, nutrition, sports psychology, career development, and mentoring.

ETSU men’s cross country picked second in SoCon; women third

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 23, 2023) -- The ETSU men’s cross country team was picked to finish second, while the Buccaneer women were tabbed third as the Southern Conference released the 2023 Preseason Coaches Poll on Wednesday.

The Future of ETSU Athletics

Since taking over on August 1, 2022, my priority was to try to stabilize the athletic department in two areas. First, like every mid-major program in the country, we were faced with some challenging financial issues. While we certainly are not out of the woods, we have made significant progress. We were pretty much “playing defense” and trying to survive the 22-23 fiscal year. Through the help of many folks inside and outside the University, we were able to finish in a much better financial situation than I would ever have expected. Secondly, we experienced challenges with staffing and internal processes. I feel we have added some very talented and experienced staff that have already made a major difference and adding processes and controls that will set the stage for much more efficient operation.

SoCon unveils refreshed brand ahead of 2023-24 school year

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 9, 2023) – The Southern Conference proudly launches its refreshed brand today prior to the beginning of athletic competition in the 2023-24 school year.