Southern Conference celebrates Founders’ Day

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Feb. 25 is perhaps the most important date in the history of the Southern Conference. On that particular Friday in 1921, the first day of the league’s groundbreaking basketball tournament, representatives from 14 of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s 30 members gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, to establish the Southern Intercollegiate College.


Davies Claims SoCon Men’s Golfer of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 24, 2021) – For the first time in his collegiate career, ETSU Men’s Golf redshirt-freshman Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) has been named the Southern Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week. The league office announced the first award of the season on Wednesday afternoon. The award covered all tournaments leading up to Tuesday, Feb. 23.


Davies Places Second at Kiawah Invitational

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2021) – It was a career-best event for redshirt-freshman Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) as the England native finished in a two-way tie for second place at the 2021 Kiawah Invitational. As a team, the ETSU Men’s Golf squad finished fourth in the 14-team field with a team score of 24-under-par (840). The Bucs were one of four teams that posted a score of 20-under-par or better for the tournament. In the final round, ETSU carded a score of 283 (-5).


Bucs Tied for Third at Kiawah Invitational

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 15, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team was finally able to storm the Oak Point Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C. after missing yesterday’s action due to weather. The Bucs were able to finish the opening round and more than half of the second round before play was called due to darkness. The Bucs are currently sitting in a tie for third with Clemson at 18-under-par, trailing Wake Forest (-33) and Kentucky (-23).


Opening Round of Kiawah Invitational Postponed

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 14, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team will have to wait another day to showcase its talent at the Oak Point Golf Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. The opening round of the 2021 Kiawah Invitational was postponed, following a two-hour delay, due to inclement weather in the area.


Men’s Golf Returns to action at Kiawah

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team will return to team play beginning on Sunday, Feb. 14 for a three-day tournament in Kiawah Island, S.C. The Bucs will be one of 14 teams competing in the Kiawah Invitational, hosted by College of Charleston. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday, Feb. 16.


Pair of Bucs Place Top-10 in Statesboro

STATESBORO, Ga. (Feb. 1, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team completed its second tournament of the season, this time an individual tournament in Statesboro, Ga. The Bucs sent four representatives to take part in the 2021 Thomas Sharkey Individual Collegiate hosted by Georgia Southern.


ETSU Set to Partake in the Thomas Sharkey Individual Collegiate

STATESBORO, Ga. (Jan. 30, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team will travel to Statesboro, Ga. for the 2021 Thomas Sharkey Individual Collegiate hosted by Georgia Southern. The event will begin on Sunday, Jan. 31 and conclude on Monday, Feb. 1.


Bucs Place Eighth in Southwestern Invitational

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2021) – It was not the ideal playing conditions for the final round of the 2021 Southwestern Invitational as the ETSU Men’s Golf team labored through an 18-over-par (306) round. However, the Bucs did jump one position on the leaderboard, taking solo 8th-place in the event with a 40-over-par (904) mark for the tournament.


Men’s Golf Concludes Day Two at Southwestern Invitational

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2021) – Day two proved to be moving day in the field as the weather was prime for low rounds ahead of the weather coming in for Wednesday’s final round. The ETSU Men’s Golf team saw a 12-shot improvement from yesterday’s opening round, carding a 5-over-par (293), however sliding two spots on the leaderboard into solo ninth.


Hulbert Paces Bucs in Opening Round of Southwestern Invitational

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2021) – It was a windy day in the opening round of the prestigious Southwestern Invitational, hosted by Pepperdine at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. The ETSU Men’s Golf team battled both a loaded field and wind gusts nearing 30 mph to sit in a tie for 7th following a 17-over-par (305) first round.


Racial Equity and Justice Task Force announces inaugural “Unity Campaign”

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Southern Conference Racial Equity and Justice Task force announced its inaugural “Unity Campaign,” which will run from Monday, Jan. 25, through Friday, Jan. 29, the league office announced Friday.


Bucs Open Spring at Prestigious Southwestern Invitational

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2021) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team is geared up to open the 2021 Spring season on Monday, Jan. 25 in Westlake Village, Calif. The Bucs will take part in the 2021 Southwestern Invitational hosted by Pepperdine at the North Ranch Country Club from Jan. 25-27.


SoCon Racial Equity and Justice Task Force update

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference Racial Equity and Justice Task Force has kept busy since its October inception.


ETSU Student-Athletes Excel with 3.28 Fall GPA

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2021) – In a year unlike any other, the ETSU Athletic Department is proud to announce the department GPA, recording a mark of 3.28 program-wide.


Coach Amos Releases 2021 Spring Slate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2021) – On Wednesday morning, ETSU Men’s Golf Head Coach Jake Amos revealed the 2021 Spring schedule, consisting of seven tournaments leading up to the 2021 Southern Conference Championship.


ETSU Athletics announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class; inaugural Trailblazer Award introduced

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 23, 2020) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Wednesday its 2020 Hall of Fame Class, along with introducing the inaugural Trailblazer Award.


Warren Named Men’s Golf Coach Emeritus

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2020) – The legacy of legendary ETSU Men’s Golf Coach Fred Warren climbed to new heights on Monday, Dec. 21 as he was named Men’s Golf Coach Emeritus by Athletics Director Scott Carter and University President Dr. Brian Noland.


Southern Conference to celebrate 100 years in 2021

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- One of the oldest conferences in college athletics, the Southern Conference will celebrate a century of athletic and academic achievement in 2021 with a variety of initiatives throughout the year.


Men’s Golf Welcomes Trio on Signing Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2020) – ETSU Men’s Golf Head Coach Jake Amos has announced the signing of three newcomers during the early signing period. Algot Kleen (Fiskebackskil, Sweden), Andrew Propes (Charleston, S.C.) and Jack Tickle (Bristol, Tenn.) have all signed a national letter of intent to join the Buccaneer program in the fall of 2021 and will join Josh McCabe (Dublin, Ireland) who signed for the fall of 2020 but deferred to 2021.


SoCon extends relationship with ESPN and ESPN+

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Southern Conference has reached a new six-year agreement with ESPN and ESPN+ through the 2025-26 academic year that features even more conference games across ESPN networks, as well as an increased presence across ESPN Digital platforms.


ETSU Athletics Launches Limited Time Online Shop Featuring Throwback Logos

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2020) -- ETSU fans, are you looking for the perfect holiday gift?


Bucs Cap off 2020 Fall Campaign

CARROLLTON, Texas (Oct. 20, 2020) – The 2020 Fall season has officially ended for the ETSU Men’s Golf team as the Buccaneers concluded play at the Maridoe Collegiate on Tuesday afternoon. The Blue & Gold jumped two spots on the leaderboard to finish in sole possession of 10th with a score of 62-over-par (926).


ETSU wraps up Second Round in Texas

CARROLLTON, Texas (Oct. 19, 2020) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team dropped two spots on the team leaderboard in the second day of the 2020 Maridoe Collegiate, falling to 12th with a score of 56-over-par (632). The Bucs, competing at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas, carded a second-round score of 27-over-par (315) for a two-shot improvement from day one.


Bucs Conclude First Round at Maridoe

CARROLLTON, Texas (Oct. 18, 2020) – The ETSU Men’s Golf squad concluded the opening round of the 2020 Maridoe Collegiate Invitational on Sunday afternoon in Carrollton, Texas. The final event of the Fall season saw the Bucs open the tournament with a score of 29-over-par (317).


ETSU Athletics to hold Virtual 5K Run/Walk

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2020) -- Buccaneer fans, lace up your sneakers and participate in the ETSU Athletics Virtual 5K Run/Walk to be held Oct. 24-Nov. 1. Proceeds from this event will benefit our “All Hands on Deck” Commitment to Excellence initiative.


ETSU to Conclude Fall Play at Maridoe

CARROLLTON, Texas (Oct. 16, 2020) – The ETSU Men’s Golf team is set to make its final fall appearance of the season, traveling to Carrollton, Texas to compete in the 2020 Maridoe Invitational from Oct. 18-20. The tournament will be held at the Maridoe Golf Club, hosted by North Texas and will feature many of the top teams in collegiate golf. With the prestigious tournament comes a chance for the individual winner to compete on a PGA Tour event, the 2020 Houston Open from Nov. 5-8.


SoCon announces Racial Equity and Justice Task Force

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Southern Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus announced Tuesday the formation of a Racial Equity and Justice Task Force to counsel the league by identifying concepts and developing actionable items that can be used by all conference member schools regarding improving racial equity and social justice. The 15-member panel is composed of a racially diverse blend of student-athletes, coaches, campus administrators and athletics department staff members, with at least one representative from each of the league’s 10 full member schools.


ETSU Athletics Announces All Hands on Deck Commitment to Excellence Initiative

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2020) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced its “All Hands on Deck” Commitment to Excellence initiative, which is designed to support our student-athletes and athletic department as we push through the challenges created by COVID-19.


ETSU Snatches Second at Scenic City Collegiate

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2020) – The ETSU Men’s Golf squad wrapped up the first competition of the new season on Tuesday, carding a 2-over-par (290) to claim sole possession of second place at the 2020 Scenic City Collegiate. The event was held at the famous Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn. The Bucs, who finished 20-over-par (884), entered the final round three strokes off the lead but could not catch UAB as the Blazers finished six strokes ahead of the Bucs.


Bucs Shake off Rust to Sit Third in Ooltewah

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (Sept. 21, 2020) – Taking part in its first competition since March, the ETSU Buccaneers Men’s Golf team is positioned comfortably in third place at 18-over-par following the first two rounds of the 2020 Scenic City Collegiate in Ooltewah, Tenn. The Bucs played 36 holes of golf in the opening day, beginning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and rolling straight into the second round.


Bucs set for Opener at Scenic City Collegiate

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2020) – After a much-anticipated wait, the 2020-21 ETSU Men’s Golf season is here. The Bucs, appearing in their first tournament since March 10, will travel to Ooltewah, Tenn., to take on the famous Honors Course in the 2020 Scenic City Collegiate. The tournament will be hosted by Southern Conference foe, Chattanooga. The event will begin on Monday, Sept. 21 and conclude with the final round on Tuesday, Sept. 22.


ETSU Reveals Fall 2020 Men’s Golf Slate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2020) – The season is officially upon us as the ETSU Buccaneers Men’s Golf team announced on Thursday that it will compete in a pair of fall events. ETSU will begin the fall season on Monday, Sept. 21 when the Bucs travel to Chattanooga to compete in the Scenic City Collegiate from Sept. 21-22. ETSU will close out the fall season in Carrollton, Texas from Oct. 18-20, competing in the 2020 Maridoe Invitational hosted by North Texas.


A Letter to Our ETSU Family

To the Buccaneer Family, I hope this finds you and your family healthy and doing well.


Southern Conference postpones fall conference competition

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 13, 2020) – The Southern Conference Council of Presidents announced Thursday that the league will not have fall conference competition due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing for nonconference contests if desired. It is the intention to move the fall sports’ regular-season competition and championships to the spring.


Buccaneer Trio Conclude Play at U.S. Amateur

BANDON, Ore. (Aug. 12, 2020) – ETSU men’s golf saw its competition in the 120th U.S. Amateur Championship come to an end on Wednesday morning. Jack Rhea (Jonesborough, Tenn.) reached the 18-way playoff for the final three spots on in the match play draw on Wednesday morning, but fell short on the second playoff hole at Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Ore.


Trio of Bucs to Play in U.S. Amateur

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 8, 2020) – A trio of Buccaneers will tee off in the 120th U.S. Amateur Championship in Bandon, Oregon. The 120th U.S. Amateur will be played at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, using both Bandon Dunes (par-72, 7,218 yards) and Bandon Trails (par-71, 6,883 yards).


Southern Conference Statement on Fall Sports

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 6, 2020) – The Southern Conference Council of Presidents and Directors of Athletics are continuing their ongoing and comprehensive review of the COVID-19 environment and plans for fall sports. The overall health and safety of student-athletes and all participants are the foremost priorities.


Bucs Garner 12th Consecutive GCAA Team Academic Honor

NORMAN, Okla. (July 24, 2020) – For the 12th consecutive season, the ETSU Men’s Golf team received Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Team Academic honors. The committee announced the award winners on Thursday afternoon.