Bucs Set Program Record with 262 Student-Athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 25, 2020) – It was another record-setting day for ETSU Athletics, this time thanks to the Southern Conference Honor Roll. The Bucs placed 262 student-athletes on the 2019-20 SoCon Honor Roll, blowing by the program’s previous record of 229 set in 2017-18. The SoCon office released the Honor Roll on Thursday morning.


A Message From ETSU Athletic Director Scott Carter

On behalf of our head coaches and athletic department staff I want to speak from my heart.


A Call to Action From President Noland

The suffering that George Floyd experienced when he lost his life is something no individual should have to endure. Over the last week, I and others across the nation have wrestled with many emotions as we all search for answers, guidance and change. We must heed the call to action to create a vision from which future action can unfold.


ETSU unveils Stronger Together online store to support Bucs Help Bucs Initiative

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 28, 2020) — Fans, due to high demand for the “Stronger Together” t-shirt, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and BSN Sports launched an online store featuring additional products with the Freedom E logo.


ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 27, 2020) -- The ETSU Athletics Department is currently accepting nominations for induction into the 2020 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame.


Commissioner Jim Schaus delivers State of the Conference Address

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 22, 2020) -- Southern Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus unveiled his State of the Conference Address on Friday.


ETSU Athletics to hold virtual Game Time Tour series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 18, 2020) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is putting a twist on its annual Game Time Tour series.


SoCon announces cost containment measures for 2020-21

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 14, 2020) -- The Southern Conference announced Thursday a number of cost containment measures at both the institutional and conference levels to address the financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, as approved by the Southern Conference Council of Presidents and directors of athletics.


Recapping the Historic 2020 Bucky’s

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 1, 2020) – The first-ever virtual Bucky’s have come to a conclusion on Friday afternoon following the final award announcement. Despite having to go virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing could slow down the passion and the success of the annual Bucky’s, presented by Appalachian Orthopedics.


ETSU Stronger Together Shirts Available to Support Bucs Help Bucs Initiative

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 30, 2020) -- Earlier this month, East Tennessee State University launched the “Bucs Help Bucs” initiative to help serve the Appalachian Highlands and support the ETSU family during these challenging times.


ETSU to Hold First-Ever Virtual Bucky’s

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 27, 2020) – For the first time in the history of the coveted ETSU Athletics award ceremony, the Bucky’s are going virtual. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Bucky’s Awards Celebration will be posted virtually on Twitter (@bucacademics) and Instagram (@etsu_bucacademics) and will be sponsored by Appalachian Orthopedics.


Top Moments of Fall 2019 presented by General Shale

Fans, below you will find the "Top Moments of Fall 2019" presented by General Shale. Please note, these moments are not listed in any particular order. We are giving you the opportunity to vote for your top moment of the fall season by participating in our Twitter Poll Challenge, which will start on Tuesday, April 7.


A Letter to Our ETSU Family

To the ETSU Family and the best fans in the Southern Conference...


SoCon cancels remainder of spring competition

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 17, 2020) -- By unanimous votes of the league’s Council of Presidents and directors of athletics, the Southern Conference is canceling all athletics-related activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, including competition, championships, organized practices and meetings, due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Commissioner Jim Schaus announced Tuesday.


ETSU men’s and women’s cross country earn USTFCCCA academic honors

NEW ORLEANS (Jan. 30, 2019) -- The ETSU men’s and women’s cross country programs earned U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors, while junior Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.) received Academic All-American accolades, which was announced by the organization on Thursday.


ETSU Places 36 Student-Athletes on SoCon Fall Academic Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2020) – The Southern Conference announced its Fall Academic All-Conference Team on Wednesday afternoon, as 36 ETSU student-athletes earned the academic honors for 2019.


Varghese wraps up season at NCAA Championships

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Nov. 23, 2019) -- East Tennessee State University junior Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.) wrapped up his cross country season by competing at the NCAA Championships for the second straight on Saturday afternoon from the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.


Varghese set to run in second straight NCAA Championship

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Nov. 22, 2019) -- What a difference a year makes.


Varghese qualifies for NCAA Championship for second straight year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2019) -- For the second straight year, ETSU’s Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.) qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championship.


ETSU cross country set to run in NCAA South Regional on Friday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2019) -- After hosting its first-ever Southern Conference Championships two weeks ago, the ETSU men’s and women’s cross country teams now head south for the NCAA South Regional meet, which is hosted by Florida State on Friday morning at the Apalachee Regional Park.


Varghese leads Bucs to runner-up finish at SoCon Championships; Women place fourth

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2019) -- For the first time in program history, the ETSU cross country program hosted the Southern Conference Championships, which was held Saturday morning at Pine Oaks Golf Club.


ETSU set to host SoCon Cross Country Championships on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2019) – History will be made this weekend.


Varghese paces Bucs at Pre-National Invitational

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Oct. 19, 2019) -- In the final tune-up before next month’s Southern Conference Championships, the ETSU men’s cross country team faced its most difficult challenge of the season as the Buccaneers competed in the Pre-National Invitational on Saturday from the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.


Men’s Cross Country set to run in Pre-National Invitational Saturday

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Oct. 18, 2019) -- The ETSU men’s cross country team will face its most difficult test of the season as the Buccaneers gear up for the Pre-National Invitational on Saturday morning from the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.


Women’s cross country wins Blue Race at Greater Louisville Classic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2019) -- The ETSU women’s cross country team captured the Blue Race title, while the Buccaneer men finished fifth in the Gold Race of the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning from E.P. “Tom Sawyer Park.


Cross Country travels to Kentucky for Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2019) -- With the calendar turning to October earlier this week, it only means one thing – the ETSU cross county teams are inching one step closer to the Southern Conference Championships.


Varghese earns a pair of SoCon weekly awards

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 25, 2019) -- ETSU men’s cross country standout Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.)earned a pair of Southern Conference Weekly awards on Wednesday. The Kingsport, Tenn. native was named Southern Conference Runner of the Week and Student-Athlete of the Week.


ETSU cross country and track and field teams perform community service work

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2019) – The ETSU cross country and track and field programs both spent time volunteering at local community events earlier this month.


Varghese garners first collegiate win at Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sept. 20, 2019) -- It was well worth the wait for ETSU’s Ben Varghese (Kingsport, Tenn.).


Bucs head to Blacksburg for Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sept. 19, 2019) -- The ETSU men’s and women’s cross country teams returns to action this Friday as the Buccaneers head to Blacksburg for the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational.


Cross Country to run in Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational on Friday

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Sept. 16, 2019) – After being unable to run in last week’s USC Upstate Eye Opener in Spartanburg, S.C., the ETSU men’s and cross country teams will now head north to compete in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational on Friday, Sept. 20.


Inclement weather cancels USC Upstate Eye Opener

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 13, 2019) – Due to inclement weather that hit the Spartanburg region, Friday’s cross country meet at the USC Upstate Eye Opener was cancelled.


Cross Country returns to action Friday in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 12, 2019) -- The ETSU men’s and women’s cross country teams gear up for their second meet of the season on Friday, as the Buccaneers head to Spartanburg, S.C. for the USC Upstate Eye Opener.


Gemechu, Schwarz lead Bucs in Boone

BOONE, N.C. (Aug. 30, 2019) -- Led by redshirt junior Malick Gemechu (Johnson City, Tenn.) and sophomore Genevieve Schwarz (Oak Ridge, Tenn.), the ETSU men’s and women’s cross country teams opened the 2019 season on Friday evening at the Covered Bridge Open from the Kennedy Trails at the State Farm Fields.


Cross Country opens 2019 season Friday in Boone

BOONE, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2019) -- The ETSU men’s and women’s cross country teams open the 2019 season this Friday as the Buccaneers head to Boone, N.C. to compete in the Covered Bridge Open. The women’s race will begin at 5 p.m. and the men will follow at 5:45 from the Don Kennedy Trails.


Men’s Cross Country ranked ninth in South Region

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2019) -- With the cross country season set to get underway on Friday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its preseason regional rankings, and the ETSU men were ranked ninth in the South Region.


Men picked second, women fourth in SoCon Preseason Cross Country Polls

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 27, 2019) -- The Southern Conference released its 2019 Preseason Cross Country Polls on Tuesday, and the ETSU men were picked to finish second, while the women were tabbed fourth.


ETSU Athletics announces partnership with bioPURE

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) -- bioPURE Services announced on Tuesday that East Tennessee State University Athletics recently became a bioPURE Certified TMathletic facility. This certification means that ETSU athletes will experience a higher level of clean and disinfection in high-use locations like the weight room and the various locker rooms throughout the athletic complex.


Watts announces 2019 ETSU cross country schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) -- The ETSU men’s and women’s cross country teams will open season on August 30 in Boone, N.C., as head coach George Watts announced the Buccaneers’ 2019 schedule on Tuesday.


Best of Buc Photos: 2018-19

As the 2018-19 season came to an end last week, please take a look back at all the special moments in our special segment called “Best of Buc Photos” courtesy of ETSU Sport Photo Journalist Dakota Hamilton.