Football

Adkins Earns Spot on FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 14, 2021) – The Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) has named 54 student-athletes to the 23rd annual Academic All-Star team. Among those 54 student-athletes is junior tight end, Nate Adkins (Knoxville, Tenn.). Adkins was one of five Southern Conference competitors to make the Academic All-Star team.


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Keltner earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Team Honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 11, 2021) -- East Tennessee State University sophomore kicker Tyler Keltner (Tallahassee, Fla.) was recognized for his strong performances both on and off the field, as he landed a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team on Friday.


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Trio of Bucs Receive Phil Steele All-American Nods

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 7, 2021) – Three more FCS All-American honors are heading to Johnson City, Tenn. as a trio of Buccaneers were named to the Phil Steele FCS All-American squads. Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) earns his third All-American honor of the spring, also earning spots on the Stats Perform FCS All-America First Team (May 10) and the AP Second Team All-American (May 12). This is the second All-American award this spring for both Jared Folks (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Tre’mond Shorts (Hampton, Ga.).


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ETSU Athletics Announces Summer Camp Information

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 3, 2021) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday information on its 2021 summer camps.


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ETSU Student-Athletes Continue Success in Classroom with 3.165 Spring GPA

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 1, 2021) – Continuing a trend of success both in and out of the classroom, the ETSU Athletic Department is proud to announce its student-athletes generated a cumulative grade point average of 3.165 during the spring semester.


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Bucs Add Marquee Opponent in Home-and-Home

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 25, 2021) – The ETSU Football team has added another marquee opponent to its future schedule. The Bucs have officially added a home-and-home series with FCS perennial powerhouse, North Dakota State.


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Jerry Robertson receives Pat Summitt Lifetime Achievement Award from Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 20, 2021) -- Today, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced the honorees for its Achievement Awards, with former ETSU Athletic Trainer Jerry “Doc” Robertson receiving the Pat Summitt Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Huzzie and Manuel Garner All-American Recognition

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 19, 2021) – Two more Buccaneers have received the nod for postseason All-American honors as HERO Sports officially announced its honorees on Wednesday morning. Alijah Huzzie (Franklin, Ga.) was named to the HERO Sports Freshman All-American team, while Donovan Manuel (Ellenwood, Ga.) earned a spot on the HERO Sports Sophomore All-American squad.


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Bucs Featured in Final Top-25 Rankings

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 18, 2021) – For the first time since the conclusion of the 2018 season, the ETSU Football team finds itself ranked inside the Top-25 rankings in both major polls at the season’s end. The Bucs concluded the regular season ranked No. 22 but have advanced one spot in the final official rankings, climbing to No. 21 in the STATS Perform FCS Top 25 poll. Meanwhile, ETSU is now sitting at No. 24 in the FCS Coaches Poll.


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Bucs Reveal 2021 Season Schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 17, 2021) – The ETSU football team has put the odd 2021 spring season behind and is now focused on getting back to normal this fall as the Bucs have officially revealed the 2021 fall season schedule. The Bucs will begin the season at Southeastern Conference foe, Vanderbilt, on Saturday, Sept. 4. The Bucs will host six home contests at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium this fall.


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Folks Garners First All-American Honor

WACO, Texas (May 14, 2021) – For the first time in his collegiate career, graduate linebacker Jared Folks (Harrisburg, Pa.) has received an All-American honor as he was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) First Team All-American squad on Friday morning.


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Holmes Earns AP Second Team All-American

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 12, 2021) – For the first time in his career, redshirt-junior running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) has received postseason recognition from the Associated Press. Holmes was tabbed to the AP FCS All-American Second Team on Wednesday afternoon. This is the second All-American honor for Holmes this spring as he earned a spot on the Stats Perform FCS All-America First Team on Monday.


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Buccaneer Duo Claim Stats Perform FCS All-America Honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 10, 2021) – The first all-American honors are in the books as the 2021 Stats Perform FCS All-America teams were announced on Monday afternoon. Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) and Tre’mond Shorts (Hampton, Ga.) made up the Buccaneer appearances on the all-American teams.


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Coach Sanders Announces Football Camps

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 6, 2021) – Interested in reserving a spot in the upcoming Randy Sanders Football Camps? It is not too late to sign up for a spot in the upcoming camps that will take place on Sunday, June 6 and Friday, June 11. Each day will feature one prospect camp and one specialist camp.


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Bucs Earn 22 SoCon Postseason Accolades

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 22, 2021) – The ETSU Football team capped off the successful season with 22 Southern Conference postseason accolades on Thursday afternoon, as announced by the league office. ETSU captured 15 All-SoCon Coaches Awards (12 players) and seven All-SoCon Media honors (six players). In addition to the all-conference honors, Jared Folks (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Tre’mond Shorts (Hampton, Ga.) earned individual accolades with Folks capturing the SoCon Defensive Player of the Year and Shorts garnering the Jacobs Blocking Award.


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2021 Spring Football: A Season to Remember

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 20, 2021) – The unique chapter of the 2021 Spring Season for ETSU Football has officially closed, but not without positivities to take into the fall season.


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Holmes Named FCS Walter Payton Award Finalist

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 19, 2021) – On Monday afternoon, Stats Perform released its FCS Walter Payton Award Finalists, consisting of 16 different individuals. Among those 16 competitors is redshirt-junior running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.). The FCS Walter Payton Award goes to the national offensive player of the year and is named for legendary running back, Walter Payton.


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ETSU Day of Giving – Five Things to Know

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 14, 2021) -- As the annual ETSU Day of Giving campaign is set to begin this Thursday at 9 a.m., below are the Five Things to Know to support our student-athletes.


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ETSU Football Concludes Regular Season; Bucs Hopeful to Hear Name Called on Sunday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 12, 2021) – ETSU’s 2021 Spring Football regular season has come to a conclusion. This Saturday, April 17 vs. Chattanooga was set to be the final home game of the spring season for the Bucs. However, ETSU was notified by the Southern Conference that Chattanooga had opted out of the remainder of their regular season schedule.


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Bucs Drop Heartbreaker in Macon

MACON, Ga. (April 10, 2021) – In a game where offense was hard to come by and every possession counted, it was the Mercer Bears who stole the one-possession battle as they handed ETSU a devastating 21-13 loss in Macon, Ga. With the loss, the 20th-ranked Buccaneers fall to 4-2 in the spring season as their playoff hopes take a hit.


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GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU at Mercer

MACON, Ga. (April 10, 2021) – Following a big win against VMI on Saturday, April 3, the Buccaneer Football squad is hoping to keep the momentum rolling heading into Macon, Ga. The No. 20/21 Bucs are aiming for a key Southern Conference road victory over a red-hot Mercer squad to keep both the FCS playoffs alive as well as the league crown. Kickoff between the Bucs and the Bears is slated for 6 p.m. tonight at Five Star Stadium.


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Bucs Meet Bears in Macon

MACON, Ga. (April 9, 2021) – Following a big win against VMI on Saturday, April 3, the Buccaneer Football squad is hoping to keep the momentum rolling heading into Macon, Ga. The No. 20/21 Bucs are aiming for a key Southern Conference road victory over a red-hot Mercer squad to keep both the FCS playoffs alive as well as the league crown. Kickoff between the Bucs and the Bears is slated for 6 p.m. on Saturday night at Five Star Stadium.


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Top Things to Know – ETSU at Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 8, 2021) – ETSU Football will conclude its final road Southern Conference game of the season as the Bucs travel to Macon, Ga. for a showdown against Mercer.


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ETSU Day of Giving: Virtual Sellout

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 8, 2021) – ETSU Athletics Department is officially one week out from the annual Day of Giving which begins at noon on April 15 and runs through Homecoming. ETSU is full of traditions that we hold sacred and we are inviting all fans to be part of our traditions as we continue to give on our Day of Giving.


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ETSU Appears in AFCA Coaches Poll Top 25

WACO, Texas (April 6, 2021) – After breaking through in the STATS Perform FCS Top 25 less than 24 hours ago, the ETSU Buccaneers have jumped into another Top 25 poll. This time, the Bucs are ranked No. 20 in the AFCA Coaches Poll.


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Football Press Conference: Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2021) – ETSU Football participated in the weekly zoom press conference on Monday as Head Coach Randy Sanders was joined by redshirt-junior offensive lineman Tre’mond Shorts (Hampton, Ga.) and graduate linebacker Jared Folks (Harrisburg, Pa.).


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ETSU Duo Garner SoCon Weekly Awards

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 5, 2021) – The celebrations for the Bucs big win over VMI did not end on Saturday in Lexington, Va. Earlier this afternoon, ETSU cracked the STATS Perform FCS Top 25 poll for the first time since 2018. Now the Bucs captured two of the three weekly Southern Conference awards as Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) was named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week and Alijah Huzzie (Franklin, Ga.) earned SoCon Defensive Player of the Week. In addition, Holmes earned the honor of FCS National Offensive Player of the Week.


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Bucs Crack STATS Perform FCS Top 25

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 5, 2021) – For the first time since 2018, the ETSU Buccaneer football squad has cracked the Top 25, making an appearance at No. 21. This is the first time that the Bucs have been featured inside the Top 25 since Nov. 19, 2018.


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Bucs Silence Keydets in Marquee Win

LEXINGTON, Va. (April 3, 2021) – It was another dramatic finish for the Buccaneers as ETSU pulled off yet another one-possession victory. ETSU went on the road to defeat previously undefeated VMI, capturing the 24-20 upset over the Keydets at Foster Stadium. With the win, ETSU improves to 4-1, while the 10th-ranked Keydets fall to 5-1.


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GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU at VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. (April 3, 2021) – Looking to keep playoff hopes alive, the ETSU Football team is marching on to Lexington, Va. for a meeting with the 10th-ranked VMI Keydets. The battle between the two Southern Conference leaders will kick off at 1:35 p.m. at Foster Stadium as the Bucs aim to play spoilers to VMI’s Saturday.


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Bucs and Keydets Meet in Pivotal SoCon Clash

LEXINGTON, Va. (April 2, 2021) – Looking to keep playoff hopes alive, the ETSU Football team is marching on to Lexington, Va. for a meeting with the 10th-ranked VMI Keydets on Saturday in Lexington, Va. The battle between the two Southern Conference leaders will kick off at 1:35 p.m. at Foster Stadium as the Bucs aim to play spoilers to VMI’s Saturday.


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Top Things to Know – ETSU at VMI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2021) – ETSU Football will hit the road for its first of two consecutive games away from home, beginning with a 1:30 p.m. showdown against VMI on Saturday, April 3 in Lexington, Va.


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Keltner Named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 31, 2021) – ETSU sophomore Tyler Keltner (Tallahassee, Fla.) has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for all competition from March 24-30. The selection is made by the conference office.


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Football Press Conference: VMI

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 29, 2021) – ETSU Football participated in the weekly zoom press conference on Monday as Head Coach Randy Sanders was joined by junior tight end Nate Adkins (Knoxville, Tenn.) and graduate linebacker Jared Folks (Harrisburg, Pa.).


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Keltner Earns SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 29, 2021) – For the first time in his collegiate career, Tyler Keltner (Tallahassee, Fla.) has been named the Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.


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Bucs Battle Weather and Catamounts in Saturday Victory

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 27, 2021) – Neither the delayed start, the dreary weather nor the Catamount defense could slow down the Buccaneer running game as ETSU powered its way to a 24-17 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bucs (3-1, 3-1) reclaim the Blue Ridge Border Battle Trophy from the claws of the Catamounts (1-8, 1-5).


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GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU vs. Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 27, 2021) – The ETSU Football team is primed and ready for the annual Blue Ridge Border Battle on Saturday as the Bucs play host to cross-mountain rival, Western Carolina. Saturday’s Southern Conference showdown will begin at 1 p.m. at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium and will be the 50th all-time meeting between the two squads, including the third edition of the Blue Ridge Border Battle.


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Bucs Prepare for Blue Ridge Border Battle

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 26, 2021) – The ETSU Football team is primed and ready for the annual Blue Ridge Border Battle on Saturday as the Bucs play host to cross-mountain rival, Western Carolina. Saturday’s Southern Conference showdown will begin at 1 p.m. at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium and will be the 50th all-time meeting between the two squads, including the third edition of the Blue Ridge Border Battle.


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Top Things to Know – ETSU vs. Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 25, 2021) – The ETSU Football team is back in action inside the friendly confines of William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium on Saturday as the Bucs play host to the Catamounts of Western Carolina at 1 p.m.


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Commish Chat Episode 18: Scott Carter

Commish Chat is a series of one-on-one interviews between Southern Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus and various student-athletes, coaches, administrators, media members and more as they discuss SoCon athletics and issues that affect college athletics on a broader scale.


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Football Press Conference: Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 22, 2021) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon following the Bucs’ 28-21 win over The Citadel on Saturday, recapping the win while also discussing Saturday’s upcoming battle against Western Carolina.


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ETSU to sell hillside tickets at final two home football games

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 22, 2021) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday that hillside tickets will be available for purchase at the final two ETSU football home games.


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Bucs Capitalize on Bulldog Turnovers in Victory

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 20, 2021) – It was another one-possession contest between ETSU and The Citadel, this time with the Bucs claiming revenge with a 28-21 victory over the Bulldogs in Charleston, S.C. on Saturday afternoon. The Bucs avenged the 2019 homecoming loss, winning their second consecutive game in Charleston. ETSU improved to 2-1 on the season, all in Southern Conference action, while The Citadel falls to 0-8, 0-4 on the year.


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GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU at The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 20, 2021) – ETSU Football will finally hit the road for the first time in the spring season as the Bucs travel to Charleston, S.C. to take on The Citadel on Saturday at 1 p.m. The contest will be played at Johnson Hagood Stadium on the campus of The Citadel. Here are your things to know, brought to you by Citizens Bank.


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ETSU Hits the Road for First Time this Spring

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 19, 2021) – ETSU Football will finally hit the road for the first time in the spring season as the Bucs travel to Charleston, S.C. to take on The Citadel on Saturday at 1 p.m. The contest will be played at Johnson Hagood Stadium on the campus of The Citadel. Here are your things to know, brought to you by Citizens Bank.


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Top Things to Know – ETSU at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 18, 2021) – ETSU Football will finally hit the road for the first time in the spring season as the Bucs travel to Charleston, S.C. to take on The Citadel on Saturday at 1 p.m. The contest will be played at Johnson Hagood Stadium on the campus of The Citadel. Here are your things to know, brought to you by Citizens Bank.


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Football Press Conference: The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 15, 2021) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the third zoom press conference of the season where they discussed the Bucs’ upcoming contest on Saturday, March 20 at The Citadel.


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Paladins and Penalties Plague Bucs in Narrow Loss

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 13, 2021) – It truly was a tale of two halves in Saturday’s 17-13 loss to No. 15 Furman on Saturday at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. The Bucs (1-1) carried a 10-0 advantage into the locker room, only to get outscored 17-3 by the Paladins (3-1) in the second half. To compliment the four-point loss, the Bucs were plagued with penalties as ETSU amassed 13 penalties on the day for 103 yards, including 12 in the second half that went for 93 yards.


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GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU vs. Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 13, 2021) – The Buccaneer Football squad is finally back in action after a 20-day hiatus from game play due to the bye week and the postponement of last week’s contest against Wofford. The Bucs are now set and ready for their second home game of the season, this time against the Paladins of Furman. ETSU (1-0, 1-0) will welcome Furman (2-1, 2-1) into William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m.


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Bucs Set Sights on Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 12, 2021) – The Buccaneer Football squad is finally back in action after a 20-day hiatus from game play due to the bye week and the postponement of last week’s contest against Wofford. The Bucs are now set and ready for their second home game of the season, this time against the Paladins of Furman. ETSU (1-0, 1-0) will welcome Furman (2-1, 2-1) into William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m.


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Top Things to Know – ETSU vs. Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 11, 2021) – The Bucs are finally back in action after a 20-day hiatus and are ready to host the Paladins in a SoCon clash at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Before Saturday’s showdown, here are some things to know provided by Citizens Bank.


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Football Press Conference: Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2021) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the second zoom press conference of the season where they discussed the Bucs’ upcoming battle on Saturday, March 13 against Furman.


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SoCon Reveals Remaining Nexstar Games

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 7, 2021) – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., Ingles Markets and the Southern Conference announced Friday afternoon the remainder of the Ingles SoCon Game of the Week football broadcast package on select Nexstar affiliates throughout the spring season. After a one-week hiatus, with the SoCon Basketball Championships wrapping up, the football package picks back up with Mercer at VMI on March 13.


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ETSU Football Game at Wofford Postponed

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 1, 2021) – Saturday’s Southern Conference showdown between ETSU and Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. has been postponed due to COVID opt outs and injuries within a specific position group on the Wofford Football team. The circumstances have pushed Wofford below the guideline of available players at the specific position.


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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.


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Buccaneer Duo Earns SoCon Player of the Week Honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 22, 2021) – The Buccaneer Football team kicked off the season with a strong 24-17 win over Samford on Saturday in Johnson City, Tenn. The benefits of the win did not end there as a pair of Buccaneers were named Southern Conference Players of the Week for the opening weekend. Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) has been named the SoCon Offensive Player of the Week and Donovan Manuel (Ellenwood, Ga.) was tabbed as the SoCon Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.


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Defense Comes up Big in Season-Opening Win

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2021) – The ETSU Football team delivered quite the defensive performance in the much-anticipated season opener as ETSU toppled Samford on Saturday by the final score of 24-17. The Southern Conference battle was played at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium in Johnson City, Tenn.


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GAMEDAY LINKS: ETSU vs. Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 20, 2021) – The ETSU Buccaneers are geared up and ready to go for the football opener as the Bucs play host to Samford at 1 p.m. The 2021 spring opener will be played at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium in Johnson City, Tenn.


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ETSU Ready for Much-Anticipated Kickoff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2021) – It has been 455 long days since the ETSU Football team ran onto the gridiron. At last, that wait is finally over. The Bucs will begin the rare 2021 Spring Season in front of the home crowd as the Blue & Gold hosts the Samford Bulldogs. Kickoff for the season opener is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


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ETSU Athletics releases ticket information for home football and baseball games

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2021) -- With both the Buccaneer football and baseball teams set to open their 2021 seasons this weekend, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday specific ticket information for home games this season.


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Top Things to Know – ETSU vs. Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2021) – The ETSU Football season is officially here and so it is with great pleasure to present the Top Things to Know for Saturday’s home opener against Samford, presented by Citizens Bank.


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Riddell Named Starting Quarterback

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2021) – With the Bucs gearing up for their first game of the season on Saturday, Feb. 20, head coach Randy Sanders announced in his weekly press conference that redshirt-freshman Tyler Riddell (Tampa, Fla.) will be the man behind center for the Buccaneers.


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Football Press Conference: Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2021) – ETSU football met the media on Monday afternoon for the first press conference of the season where they discussed the Bucs’ upcoming season opener on Saturday, Feb. 20 against Samford. This year’s press conference looks a little different as the media met with Coach Sanders and the players via zoom.


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SoCon Announces Nexstar Football Kickoff

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2021) – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., Ingles Markets and the Southern Conference announced Friday that they will again partner to broadcast an Ingles SoCon Game of the Week on select Nexstar affiliates throughout the spring football season.


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ETSU Athletics Announces Spring Capacities at Sporting Events

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2021) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has officially announced its plans for capacities at sporting events to begin the 2021 spring seasons.


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Coach Sanders Announces 2021 Signing Class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2021) – The East Tennessee State University Football team concluded the 2021 National Signing Day coverage with a press conference to announce the three signees, as well as discuss the five transfers added to the spring roster.


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Football Announces Details for National Signing Day Coverage

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2021) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics released details regarding Wednesday’s National Signing Day for football.


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ETSU Reveals Home Kickoff Times

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2021) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially announced kickoff times on Tuesday morning for the 2021 Spring Season. In addition to the announcement of the kickoff times, ETSU Athletics will be permitting 30% capacity to start the season inside William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


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Southern Conference announces the SoCon Alfred White Trailblazer Recognition

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Southern Conference Racial Equity and Justice Task Force announced the SoCon Alfred White Trailblazer Recognition on Friday afternoon, an initiative developed in conjunction with the conference’s 100th anniversary to honor Black student-athletes, faculty and administrators who have paved the way and contributed to the success of those who came after them in the league.


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Bucs Complete First Full Padded Practice

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2021) – Following the acclimation period required by the NCAA, the ETSU Football Team held its first full-length, padded practice on Wednesday afternoon at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium.


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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.


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Southern Conference Virtual Football Media Day set to Air Friday on ESPN+

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 21, 2021) – The Spring 2021 Southern Conference Virtual Football Media Day was held on Thursday morning. All nine of the league’s head coaches took the time to address the media and discuss the 2021 Spring campaign.


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Six Bucs Earn Preseason All-SoCon Honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 20, 2021) – The Southern Conference announced its Football Preseason All-SoCon Ballots on Wednesday afternoon, featuring six different Buccaneers on the all-conference teams.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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ETSU Athletics continues annual “A Buccaneer Christmas” event

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2020) – The ETSU Athletic Department and the Johnson City Coalition for Kids teamed up for the 20th consecutive year, holding the annual “A Buccaneer Christmas” on Wednesday afternoon.


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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.


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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.


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Bucs Announce Football Schedule Change

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2020) – As a result of the NCAA granting The Citadel’s waiver request to play 12 regular-season games this academic year, the Southern Conference has added an April 10 contest between the Bulldogs and Furman in Charleston, S.C. The April 10 showdown has been added to its previously announced spring football schedule, necessitating five other games to move to accommodate the addition.


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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?


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ETSU Concludes Fall Football with Scrimmage

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2020) – The ETSU Buccaneers wrapped up the rare fall football offseason with a Blue/White scrimmage on Saturday at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. The intersquad bout culminated 15 practice sessions this fall as ETSU prepares for the season opener on Feb. 20, 2021 against Samford.


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ETSU Reveals Conference-Only Football Slate

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2020) – For the first time in program history, the Bucs will be playing a regular season football slate in the spring instead of the fall.


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Jerseys For Social Justice: Gary Downs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 19, 2020) -- Jerseys For Social Justice is ETSU Athletics video campaign featuring the school’s Black student-athletes and coaches and their stories of being Black in America. Topics discussed throughout the series will include systematic racism, social justice, equality, police brutality and first-person accounts of individual racism in the lives of student-athletes and coaches.


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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.


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ETSU Athletics announces new home for ticketing and introduction of digital tickets

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2020) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Wednesday that they will transition to digital ticketing beginning this upcoming 2020-21 season.


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Bucs Complete First Full Week of Practice

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2020) – The ETSU Buccaneers have officially completed their first full scheduled week of practice on Saturday that concluded with a 2-hour practice session featuring 20 minutes of an intersquad scrimmage.


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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.


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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.


Football

Jerseys For Social Justice: Quay Holmes

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2020) -- Jerseys For Social Justice is ETSU Athletics video campaign featuring the school’s Black student-athletes and coaches and their stories of being Black in America. Topics discussed throughout the series will include systematic racism, social justice, equality, police brutality and first-person accounts of individual racism in the lives of student-athletes and coaches.


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ETSU Athletics Announces Jerseys For Social Justice Video Initiative

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 28, 2020) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ What’s Important Now (WIN) committee released plans Monday for a 12-part video series Jerseys For Social Justice in which Black ETSU student-athletes and coaches share their experiences as Black Americans and discuss the biggest issues facing the Black community today.


Football

Bucs to Begin Full Practice on Monday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2020) – Beginning on Monday, Sept. 28, the ETSU Football team will begin full practice sessions, as stated by Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Carter and ETSU Head Coach Randy Sanders.


Football

Holmes Named STATS Perform FCS First Team All-American

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 2, 2020) – For the second time this preseason, Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) has been named to an All-American squad. This time, the redshirt-junior was tabbed to the STATS Perform FCS All-America First Team as an all-purpose specialist.


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WJHL to broadcast Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame induction special on August 29

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2020) – The “Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Special Presented by the Tennessee Titans” will be broadcast as a 2-hour televised special event Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. CT (check local listings for market-specific information).


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A Letter to Our ETSU Family

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


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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.


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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.


Football

Bucs Snatch Nine Spots on Phil Steele Preseason All-SoCon

CLEVELAND, Ohio (July 24, 2020) – The ETSU Football team saw seven players lay claim to nine Phil Steele Preseason All-SoCon slots as announced on Friday afternoon by Phil Steele Magazine. In addition to the Preseason All-SoCon selections, Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) was selected as a Preseason First Team All-Purpose All-American.