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.

Casper Announces 2020 Recruiting Class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 16, 2020) – ETSU men’s soccer head coach David Casper officially announced his 2020 signing class Saturday morning, adding 13 players to the program for the 2020 season.

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.

Scott Promoted to Associate Head Coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (February 18, 2020) – ETSU Men’s Soccer Head Coach David Casper has promoted Josh Scott to the role of Associate Head Coach. Scott will begin his third season on the coaching staff with the Bucs in 2020.

Walk-On Tryouts Announced for Men’s Soccer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2020) – ETSU head coach David Casper announced that the men’s soccer program would be holding open tryouts on Saturday, February 29th at 11 a.m. at Summers-Taylor Soccer Complex.

Bucs Soccer Academy Announces Summer Camp Schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2020) – The ETSU men’s soccer program announced its Bucs Soccer Academy, LLC summer camp information on Tuesday.

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.

Four Bucs Earn All-Conference Nods

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) – ETSU redshirt sophomore Josh Perryman (Sheffield, England) earned Southern Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, the Southern Conference office announced Wednesday morning. Merveil Bilomba (Tours, France) joined Perryman on the All-SoCon First Team, while freshmen Hauk Andreas Fossen (Moelv, Norway) and Kieran Richards (Hamilton, New Zealand) grabbed nods on both the All-SoCon Second Team and All-SoCon Freshman Team.

Bucs Ousted in SoCon Quarterfinals

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2019) – #6 Belmont played spoilers over the #3 ETSU men’s soccer team on Friday afternoon, grabbing a 2-0 win over the Bucs to knock them out of the Southern Conference Tournament in the quarterfinals in Greensboro.

SoCon Quarterfinals Set for Belmont Rematch

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2019) – ETSU looks to duplicate results earlier in the season when the Bucs travel to Greensboro to take on the Belmont Bruins in postseason action on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. The two sides faced each other in ETSU’s second last game of the regular season, the Bucs leaving with a late decider in double overtime to take the spoils. With the #2 seed, UNCG plays host to both the quarterfinal and semifinal matchup should the Bucs advance.

Bucs Enter SoCon Tournament As #3 Seed, Face Winner of VMI/Belmont

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 3, 2019) – The Southern Conference announced the official bracket for the 2019 SoCon Men’s Soccer Championship tournament, as ETSU enters with the third seed and a first round bye.

Bucs Send Seniors Out in Golden Fashion Against Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2019) – Deciding the game for the second straight time in overtime fashion, the ETSU men’s soccer team ousted the Wofford Terriers on Saturday night in the final game of the regular season via a golden goal strike from Kieran Richards (Hamilton, New Zealand) in the 92nd minute. The win capped off senior night in fashion as the Bucs honored the six veterans playing their last match in Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Bucs to Honor Seniors in Home Match Against Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2019) – In the final game of the 2019 regular season, the ETSU men’s soccer team looks to secure a third place seed in the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday when taking on Wofford. The homecoming weekend will also see an opportunity to honor the seniors who will be playing their final contest at Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Four Bucs earn SoCon Athlete of the Month honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 1, 2019) -- The Southern Conference announced its Player of the Month awards for October on Friday afternoon and four Buccaneers received accolades.

First Career Goal by Foster Leads Bucs Past Bruins 1-0 in 2OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Despite a slow start to the match, the ETSU men’s soccer team grabbed a vital late goal from an unlikely hero in Dominic Foster (London, England) to see off the Belmont Bruins 1-0 in a double overtime contest in the battle of Volunteer State teams on Tuesday evening. The dramatic win shot the Bucs to 7-7-2 on the year with a 3-2 mark in conference play, while Belmont dropped to 3-9-2 and a 1-2-1 conference mark.

Bilomba Secures ETSU’s Third Defensive Player of the Week Nod

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Entering the last week of the regular season, Merveil Bilomba (Tours, France) earned recognition by the conference office Tuesday afternoon as SoCon’s Defensive Player of the Week for his performances over the week.

Bucs Embark on Final Road Clash Against Belmont

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team (6-7-2, 2-2 SoCon) look to avenge their last performance this past weekend, as they head to Belmont for the penultimate SoCon match of the regular season and their last road battle on Tuesday evening, taking on Belmont in Nashville at 7:30 p.m.

Bucs Soccer Academy, LLC Announces ID Clinic

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2019) – The Bucs Soccer Academy, LLC — operated by the ETSU men’s soccer coaching staff — announced its ID Clinic set to take place on Jan. 25, 2020.

Bucs Succumb to Late Goal in 1-0 Defeat to UNCG

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2019) – After 294 minutes without a goal conceded by the Buccaneer defense, ETSU was undone by a late winner to fall in a SoCon matchup against the UNC Greensboro Spartans 1-0 on Saturday evening at Summers-Taylor Stadium. The result drops the Bucs to 6-7-2 (2-2-0 SoCon) on the year while UNCG sits at 6-8-1 (4-1-0 SoCon) to distance themselves in the top two of the standings.

Bucs and Spartans Clash in SoCon Showdown

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team look to continue their recent form on Saturday evening, hosting the UNC Greensboro Spartans in a SoCon showdown at Summers-Taylor Stadium in a 7 p.m. kickoff. Fans are encouraged to pack the bleachers while wearing white in the annual white out game for the Bucs.

Fossen Continues Strong Form in Bucs 2-0 Win Over Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2019) – Hauk Andreas Fossen’s (Moelv, Norway) seventh goal of the season paved the way for ETSU men’s soccer and their 2-0 clean sheet over the Mercer Bears on Tuesday evening. Fossen scored in his third consecutive game, grabbing the opener in all three matches. Kieran Richards (Hamilton, New Zealand) joined the scoring as the Bucs shoot up the conference standings with their second consecutive conference win and clean sheet.

Fossen Earns Nod as SoCon Offensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 22, 2019) – ETSU freshman forward Hauk Andreas Fossen (Moelv, Norway) received Southern Conference accolades on Tuesday afternoon. The SoCon office announced Fossen Offensive Player of the Week after his two goal performance in the Bucs’ undefeated week.

Bucs and Bears Clash at Summers-Taylor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team enters Tuesday’s contest on a two-game winning streak when they take on Mercer in the confines of Summers-Taylor, hosting the Bears in the 7 p.m. matchup.

Balanced attack carries Bucs to 3-0 win at VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. (Oct. 19, 2019) -- Three Buccaneers scored goals and redshirt sophomore keeper Josh Perryman (Sheffield, England) recorded his second clean sheet of the season as the ETSU men’s soccer team cruised to a 3-0 Southern Conference road win at VMI on Saturday afternoon from Patchin Field.

Bucs Challenge Keydets in Pivotal SoCon Showdown

LEXINGTON, Va. (Oct. 18, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team look to grab their first conference win and second win on the bounce when they travel to take on VMI in SoCon play on Saturday afternoon.

Bucs Use Early Start to Take Down Wildcats, 2-1

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 15, 2019) – In the non-conference finale Tuesday night in Charlotte, the ETSU men’s soccer team entered the remainder of SoCon action on a high after knocking off a Davidson side in a 2-1 scoreline at Alumni Soccer Stadium. The win moved the Bucs to 4-6-2 on the season while the Wildcats wrapped up their tough non-conference matchup with a 2-8-2 record.

Bucs End Their Non-Conference Campaign At Davidson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 14, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team heads on the road to face Davidson on Tuesday evening, ending their non-conference portion of the season against the Wildcats in a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Bucs Fall in SoCon Opener in 1-0 Result to Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 12, 2019) – ETSU men’s soccer suffered their third consecutive 1-0 defeat on Saturday evening, falling to the Furman Paladins in the conference opener at Stone Soccer Stadium. ETSU moves to 3-6-2 (0-1 SoCon on the season while the hosts move to a 7-5-1 (1-0 SoCon) mark on the year.

Bucs Open Their SoCon Campaign on the Road at Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 11, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team opens their SoCon schedule this weekend, taking on the Furman Paladins in a road match on Saturday evening at Stone Soccer Stadium. It is the fifth time in their six years back in the conference that the Bucs start their conference campaign away from Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Earn United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2019) – A dedication to the definition of student-athletes, the men’s and women’s soccer teams of ETSU once again have matched ambitions on the field with pride in the classroom, earning the 2018-19 Team Academic Award Winners by the United Soccer Coaches.

Bucs Drop Defensive Battle to NC State, 1-0

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 8, 2019) – In the second consecutive match against a ranked opponent, the ETSU men’s soccer team fell in a narrow 1-0 fashion to as high ranked as #16 (TopDrawerSoccer) NC State on Tuesday evening at Dail Soccer Field.

Bucs Head East to Take on ACC Foe #16 NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 7, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team heads on the road for the penultimate non-conference game of the season, taking on hosts NC State on Tuesday evening.

Bucs Fall to #19 Kentucky in Defensive Battle

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2019) – For the first time this season, ETSU men’s soccer team found themselves on the field with a ranked opponent. A goal in the 54th minute by the No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats proved to be difference maker in ETSU’s 1-0 setback.

Bucs Battle #19 Kentucky at Summers-Taylor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 4, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team welcomes their first ranked opponent into Johnson City tomorrow evening, hosting the Wildcats of Kentucky at Summers-Taylor Stadium in a 7:30 p.m. contest.

Late Strike Evens Honors Against App State

BOONE, N.C. (Oct. 1, 2019) – For the second straight time, the ETSU men’s soccer team received late game heroics to send their match into extra time and came out on the other side with a draw. The Bucs played the Mountaineers of Appalachian State to a 2-2 draw at Appalachian Soccer Stadium on Tuesday evening, moving their season mark to 3-3-2. App State collected their first draw of the season, moving to 6-2-1.

Pickering Becomes Third Buc With a SoCon Player Of the Week Accolade

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 1, 2019) – After sweeping the conference awards just a week ago, the Bucs are represented on the defensive side of the ball once again as Joe Pickering (East Sussex, England) was selected by the conference office Tuesday afternoon as SoCon’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Bucs Use Late Firepower to Salvage 2-2 Draw with Panthers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2019) – In a game of up and downs, both ETSU and Georgia State entertained a Summers-Taylor Stadium crowd in a 2-2 slugfest Saturday night in Johnson City. The Bucs move to 3-3-1 on the year while the Panthers remain unbeaten at 4-0-3.

Bucs Host Panthers Before Heading to App State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team (3-3) prepares for a home-and-away trip over the next four days, as the Bucs take on Georgia State at Summers-Taylor Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m. before taking the short trip to Boone, N.C. for a matchup against Appalachian State on Tuesday evening.

Fossen, Perryman Lead Bucs in SoCon Player Of the Week Sweep

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (September 24, 2019) – After outscoring opponents 5-0 in the two matches this past week, ETSU earned a Southern Conference sweep of the Players of the Week awards behind forward Hauk Andreas Fossen (Moely, Norway) and Josh Perryman (Sheffield, England) in an announcement from the league office on Tuesday.

Bucs Early Offense and Strong Defense Earn 2-0 Clean Sheet Against High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team recorded their second clean sheet and win in as many games, collecting two first-half goals from Hauk Andreas Fossen (Moely, Norway) on their way to a 2-0 win over High Point on Saturday evening. With the win, the Bucs move to 3-3 on the year.

Bucs Embark on Raid of High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2019) – ETSU men’s soccer takes to the road for the weekend, heading east to North Carolina to take on the Panthers of High Point on Saturday evening. The weekend matchup is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m.

ETSU Reaches SportsCenter Top 10 With Incredible Double Save

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 18, 2019) – ETSU men’s soccer made it to national media on Tuesday evening, as sophomore goalkeeper Josh Perryman (Sheffield, England) made two phenomenal saves, including an initial penalty stop, in the span of seconds to retain the Bucs clean sheet over Presbyterian in a 3-0 win.

Bucs Use Second Half Barrage to Blow Past Presbyterian, 3-0

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team piled on three goals from three different scorers in the second half to cruise past Presbyterian Tuesday evening at Summers-Taylor Stadium to move to 2-3 on the season.

Bucs Return From Week Hiatus Against the Blue Hose

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2019) – ETSU men’s soccer continue their non-conference action on Tuesday evening, taking on Presbyterian in their second game of the season in the friendly confines of Summers-Taylor Stadium at 7 p.m.

Bucs Fall In Narrow Contest to Marshall, 2-1

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (Sept. 10, 2019) – In a heated contest both on and off the field, the ETSU men’s soccer team fell in a narrow 2-1 scoreline to Marshall on Tuesday afternoon at Hoop’s Family Field. The Bucs fall to 1-3 on the season as the hosts improve to 3-0-1 on the year.

Bucs Head to Marshall for Midweek Matchup

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (Sept. 9, 2019) – ETSU men’s soccer look to get back to winning ways on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. as the Bucs travel to Huntington, W. Va. to take on Marshall in a midweek affair coming off a home opening defeat over the weekend.

Bucs Drop Home Opener To Lipscomb

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2019) – ETSU couldn’t get out of first gear in Saturday afternoon’s matchup as Lipscomb powered their way to a 3-0 victory in the first contest of the season at Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Bucs Host Lipscomb in Home-Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 6, 2019) – ETSU men’s soccer gets their home campaign underway on Saturday afternoon as Summers-Taylor Stadium and the Bucs hosts the Lipscomb Bison in a non-conference matchup beginning at 3 p.m.

Fossen’s Late Strike Gives Bucs Dramatic Win

NORFOLK, Va. (September 2, 2019) – In a match that contained a little bit of everything, freshman Hauk Andreas Fossen (Moely, Norway) scored a dramatic winner as ETSU knocked off Old Dominion 3-2 in a double-overtime victory on Monday evening at ODU Soccer Stadium.

Bucs and Monarchs Set For Battle

NORFOLK, Va. (September 1, 2019) – The Bucs play the last match of their two-game Virginia trip before the home opener as they take on Old Dominion on Monday evening at 7 p.m.

Bucs Drop Narrow Contest to Rams

RICHMOND, Va. (August 30, 2019) – The ETSU men’s soccer team was outlasted by VCU on Friday evening at Sports Backers Stadium as the Bucs lost a narrow 1-0 decision in the 2019 season opener.

Bucs Open Season at VCU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 29, 2019) – ETSU men’s soccer kick their season off with a tough non-conference matchup, taking on the Rams of VCU on Friday evening at 7 p.m. The Bucs head to Richmond before making the drive to Norfolk, Va. to take on Old Dominion on Monday.

Casper Announces 2019 Captains

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 27, 2019) – ETSU Men’s Soccer Head Coach David Casper informed the team of the captains for the season earlier this week as the season-opener looms around the corner.

Bucs Share Spoils With Highlanders

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 24, 2019) –ETSU men’s soccer concluded their preseason buildup Saturday evening at Summers-Taylor Stadium, playing Radford to a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes. The Bucs rounded out their preseason by not conceding a single goal along with their 2-0 win over Asheville on Monday.

Bucs Land Three on Preseason All-SoCon Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 21, 2019) – The Southern Conference announced its preseason men’s conference rankings and all-conference teams, Thursday afternoon. There were three Buccaneers present on the all-conference team in Bruno Andrade (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Merveil Bilomba (Tours, France) and John Lucchesi (Johnson City, Tenn.). The Bucs received 27 votes to place third in the preseason standings.

Bucs Earn Clean Sheet Against Bulldogs

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2019) – In the opening contest of preseason, the Bucs grabbed a win Saturday night over UNC Asheville behind a Josh Denton goal in the 55th minute.

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.

Men’s soccer releases 2019 schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 18, 2019) – Entering his second season at the helm, ETSU head men’s soccer coach David Casper announced the 2019 regular season schedule on Thursday.

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.