Men's Basketball

Oliver announces the signing of three-star recruit Kordell Charles

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 12, 2021) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Desmond Oliver and his staff added another piece to their puzzle on Saturday. Oliver announced that three-star recruit Kordell Charles (Ontario, Canada) has signed his national letter of intent to join the Buccaneer men’s basketball program this upcoming 2021-22 season.


Men's Basketball

Oliver announces the signing of Matt Nunez

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 11, 2021) -- The signings continue to roll in for head coach Desmond Oliver and the ETSU men’s basketball program.


Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball announces the signing of Mohab Yasser

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 10, 2021) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Desmond Oliver and his staff announced on Thursday the signing of international standout Mohab Yasser (Cairo, Egypt).


Men's Basketball

Oliver lands transfer Jordan King from Siena

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 9, 2021) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Desmond Oliver and his staff announced on Wednesday that Jordan King (Albany, N.Y.) is transferring to ETSU from Siena.


Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball lands Wichita State transfer Jaden Seymour

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 8, 2021) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Desmond Oliver announced on Tuesday that 6-foot-9 forward Jaden Seymour (Charlotte, N.C.) is transferring to ETSU from Wichita State.


Men's Basketball

Oliver announces the signing of Isaac Farah

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 7, 2021) -- First-year ETSU men’s basketball head coach Desmond Oliver and his staff announced on Monday that Isaac Farah (Fishers, Ind.) has signed his national letter of intent to join the Buccaneer program this upcoming 2021-22 season.


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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.


Men's Basketball

Oliver announces entire coaching staff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 19, 2021) -- First-year ETSU men’s basketball head coach Desmond Oliver announced on Monday the hiring of his entire coaching staff. Patrice Days, Mark Bialkoski and Mantoris Robinson have been named assistant coaches, while Oliver named Lucas Campbell the Director of Basketball Operations and Sunny Park the Director of Basketball Sport Performance.


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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 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.


Men's Basketball

What They Are Saying About Coach Oliver

On Monday, Desmond Oliver became the 18th head coach in ETSU men's basketball history.


Men's Basketball

Desmond Oliver Named ETSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 5, 2021) – During a press conference held Monday afternoon inside Gordon Ball Court, East Tennessee State University Director of Athletics Scott Carter announced the hiring of Desmond Oliver as the new head coach of the ETSU men’s basketball program.


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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.


Men's Basketball

Ledarrius Brewer named finalist for Lou Henson National Player of the Year award

BOSTON (March 19, 2021) -- ETSU red-shirt junior guard Ledarrius Brewer (Meridian, Miss.) was named a finalist for the Lou Henson National Player of the Year award, which was announced by the awards committee on Thursday.


Men's Basketball

Ledarrius Brewer earns NABC All-District honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 16, 2021) -- ETSU red-shirt guard Ledarrius Brewer (Meridian, Miss.) earned National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) all-district honors, as the awards for Division I teams were announced on Tuesday.


Men's Basketball

Monsanto named finalist for Kyle Macy award

BOSTON (March 11, 2021) -- Coming off a stellar rookie season, ETSU guard Damari Monsanto (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) was named a finalist for the Kyle Macy award. The award is given to the top freshman in Division I basketball.


Men's Basketball

UNCG uses 3-ball to end Bucs’ run in SoCon semis

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 7, 2021) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team had its run for a second straight Southern Conference Tournament title come to an end on Sunday night.


Men's Basketball

Bucs use defensive effort to advance past Chattanooga

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 6, 2021) -- The third time was the charm.


Men's Basketball

Shay named finalist for Joe B. Hall award

BOSTON (March 10, 2021) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay was named a finalist for the 2020-21 Joe B. Hall Award. The Joe B. Hall award is presented annually to the top first-year coach in Division I college basketball.


Men's Basketball

Bucs begin SoCon title defense Saturday

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 5, 2021) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team begins its Southern Conference Tournament title defense Saturday afternoon when the fifth-seeded Buccaneers take on fourth-seeded Chattanooga. Tip-off for the quarterfinal game is slated for 2:30 p.m. inside Harrah’s Cherokee Center.


Men's Basketball

Monsanto named SoCon Freshman of the Year; Brewer earns all-conference honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 3, 2021) -- With the Southern Conference Tournament set to begin this weekend, the league office announced its postseason men’s basketball awards on Wednesday.


Men's Basketball

ETSU Basketball Standout Tommy Woods Announced as 2021 Inductee of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 1, 2021) -- Tommy Woods, the first African-American basketball player at East Tennessee State University, is a 2021 Inductee of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Woods was told of his inclusion Monday during a surprise meeting with ETSU Athletics Director Scott Carter, the Voice of the Bucs Jay Sandos, and Brad Willis, Executive Director of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

Southern Conference basketball tournaments to allow limited attendance

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Earlier this week, the State of North Carolina made adjustments to the mass gathering limitations for arenas with a seating capacity over 5,000 to allow for 15 percent of the stated capacity.


Men's Basketball

Bucs outdone by UNCG in overtime, 85-74

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2021) -- It’s no surprise that the Southern Conference’s two winningest teams over the last six years needed overtime to determine the result on Saturday evening.


Men's Basketball

ETSU hosts UNCG in regular season finale

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2021) -- Despite the ups and downs faced during the pandemic-played season, the ETSU men’s basketball team will cap off regular season play when the Buccaneers host UNCG Saturday inside Freedom Hall. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.


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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.


Men's Basketball

ETSU men’s basketball game at VMI cancelled

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 22, 2021) -- Wednesday’s Southern Conference men’s basketball game between ETSU and VMI in Lexington, Va., has been cancelled due to positive COVID tests and quarantine requirements within the VMI program.


Men's Basketball

ETSU Men's Basketball Game at Samford cancelled

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Saturday’s Southern Conference men’s basketball game between ETSU and Samford in Birmingham, Alabama, has been cancelled due to positive COVID tests and quarantine requirements within Samford’s program.


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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.


Men's Basketball

ETSU falls at home to Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 17, 2021) -- For the second straight year, Mercer had the upper hand against the Bucs inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

Bucs face quick turnaround Wednesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2021) -- Playing its third game in five days, the ETSU men’s basketball team faces a quick turnaround as the Bucs host Mercer Wednesday night inside Freedom Hall. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


Men's Basketball

ETSU drops heartbreaker at Chattanooga, 53-51

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2021) -- For the second time in 10 days, ETSU and Chattanooga went down to the wire.


Men's Basketball

Bucs look to avenge loss to Mocs Monday night in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2021) -- The Bucs are 2-for-2 in revenge games this season.


Men's Basketball

Brewer, Sloan carry ETSU to critical win over Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2021) -- Jason Shay wanted his team to be more efficient on offense.


Men's Basketball

ETSU ready for pivotal home battle with Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2021) -- Both ETSU and Wofford have combined to win five of the last seven Southern Conference Championships.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

SoCon announces basketball championship ticket policy, tiebreakers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – In accordance with COVID-19 safety measures established by the state of North Carolina and Buncombe County regarding public gatherings, there will be no general ticket sales to the 2021 Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships presented by General Shale.


Men's Basketball

Bucs stumble on the road at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 10, 2021) -- The second time around wasn’t as fun.


Men's Basketball

ETSU heads to Charleston for midweek clash with The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 9, 2021) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team looks to get back to its winning ways when the Bucs head to Charleston for a midweek clash with The Citadel on Wednesday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside McAlister Field House.


Men's Basketball

Caldwell’s game-winner carries Chattanooga past ETSU, 67-65

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2021) -- Ty Brewer (Meridian, Miss.) looked to have been the hero for the Buccaneers.


Men's Basketball

In-state conference rivals to meet Saturday in Freedom Hall

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2021) -- A pair of Southern Conference in-state rivals are set to meet on the hardwood Saturday when ETSU hosts Chattanooga inside Freedom Hall. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Three ETSU men’s basketball games to be broadcast on ABC Tri-Cities

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2021) -- The East Tennessee State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday that the next three ETSU men’s basketball home games will be televised locally thanks to a partnership with WJHL and Food City.


Men's Basketball

Bucs respond to challenge in road win at Mercer, 70-64

MACON, Ga. (Feb. 3, 2021) – Facing an eight-point halftime deficit, the ETSU men’s basketball had its back against the wall.


Men's Basketball

Bucs’ busy week continues Wednesday night at Mercer

MACON, Ga. (Jan. 31, 2021) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team continues its NBA-style schedule again Wednesday night as the Buccaneers look to bounce back against Mercer. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. inside Hawkins Arena.


Men's Basketball

Monsanto tabbed SoCon Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 2, 2021) -- ETSU redshirt freshman guard Damari Monsanto (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) was named Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week presented by GEICO, announced the league office on Tuesday.


Men's Basketball

Monsanto’s career night overshadowed in loss at Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 1, 2021) -- After seeing five guys score in double figures in Saturday’s win over The Citadel, the ETSU men’s basketball team only had one show up on Monday.


Men's Basketball

ETSU, Wofford meet in critical SoCon matchup Monday night

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 31, 2021) -- When ETSU and Wofford meet Monday night in Spartanburg, S.C., it won’t only mark a rematch of last year’s Southern Conference Championship game, but it’ll pin the top two teams in the conference race.


Men's Basketball

ETSU hits century mark in rout over The Citadel, 112-84

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 30, 2021) -- Typically it’s been the Buccaneer defense grabbing the headlines. That all changed on Saturday.


Men's Basketball

League-leading Bucs wrap up homestand Saturday against The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2021) -- After moving into sole possession of first place in the Southern Conference standings on Wednesday night, the ETSU men’s basketball team will look to keep its momentum going when the Buccaneers host The Citadel Saturday. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


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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.


Men's Basketball

Southern Conference announces men’s basketball schedule changes

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 27, 2021) -- The Southern Conference office announced on Wednesday several men’s basketball schedule changes, three of which impact ETSU games.


Men's Basketball

Ledarrius Brewer named to Lou Henson Award Watch List

BOSTON (Jan. 26, 2021) -- Redshirt junior guard Ledarrius Brewer (Meridian, Miss.) was named to the 2020-21 Lou Henson Award Mid-season Watch List, which was announced by the committee on Tuesday.


Men's Basketball

Shay announces the signing of Sadaidriene Hall

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2021) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay and his staff announced on Monday the signing of Sadaidriene ‘DayDay’ Hall (Sulphur Springs, Texas).


Men's Basketball

ETSU-Chattanooga men’s basketball game postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2021) -- The Southern Conference men’s basketball game between ETSU and Chattanooga, scheduled to take place inside Freedom Hall this Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., has been postponed due to positive COVID tests and quarantine requirements within Chattanooga’s program.


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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.


Men's Basketball

Bucs return favor in key SoCon showdown against Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2021) -- A week after suffering its first Southern Conference loss of the season at Furman, the ETSU men’s basketball team didn’t have to wait long to return the favor.


Men's Basketball

ETSU-Samford men’s basketball game postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2021) -- The Southern Conference men’s basketball game between ETSU and Samford, scheduled to take place inside Freedom Hall on Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., has been postponed due to positive COVID tests and quarantine requirements within Samford’s program.


Men's Basketball

ETSU, Furman to meet in key SoCon matchup Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2021) -- For the second straight weekend, ETSU and Furman will meet in a key Southern Conference showdown.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

ETSU Athletics announces student ticket information for men’s and women’s basketball home games

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2021) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Thursday men’s and women’s basketball student ticket information for the 2020-21 home games.


Men's Basketball

Defensive-minded Bucs secure series sweep over Western Carolina

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Jan. 21, 2021) -- It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.


Men's Basketball

Bucs look to carry hot shooting into midweek clash with the Catamounts

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2021) -- Coming off a record-setting three-point performance on Monday, the ETSU men’s basketball team looks to carry the hot shooting into its midweek clash with the Western Carolina Catamounts. Wednesday’s tip-off is set for 4 p.m. inside the Ramsey Center.


Men's Basketball

Historic night carries ETSU past VMI, 92-81

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2021) -- It was raining threes inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

ETSU gears up for first home game in 2021

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2021) -- It’s been nearly three weeks since the ETSU men’s basketball team has played a home game. The streak will end Monday night as the Buccaneers host VMI at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

Furman’s late run hands short-handed Bucs first SoCon loss

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 16, 2021) -- Despite not having the services of leading scorer Ledarrius Brewer (Meridian, Miss.), the ETSU men’s basketball team still went toe-to-toe with league-leading Furman in front on a national audience on ESPNU.


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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.


Men's Basketball

ETSU, Furman ready for first-place showdown on ESPNU

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2021) -- After a two-week pause due to COVID, the ETSU men’s basketball team returns to action this Saturday as the Buccaneers gear up for a first-place showdown with Furman on Saturday. Tip-off for the ESPNU broadcast is set for 4 p.m. inside Timmons Arena.


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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.


Men's Basketball

SoCon announces several men’s basketball schedule changes

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 12, 2021) -- Following an announcement by the Southern Conference on Tuesday, the ETSU men’s basketball team had its three league games that there were postponed due to COVID rescheduled.


Men's Basketball

ETSU-Samford men’s basketball game postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 7, 2021) -- The Southern Conference men’s basketball game between ETSU and Samford, scheduled to take place in Johnson City on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., has been postponed due to a positive COVID test and quarantine requirements within ETSU’s program.


Men's Basketball

ETSU men’s basketball to pause activities due to COVID-19

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2021) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team announced on Monday that it has paused all activities within its program following a positive COVID-19 test.


Men's Basketball

Strong starts fuel Bucs to road win at UNCG, 71-61

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 2, 2021) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team parlayed strong starts in both halves to cash in a 10-point road win at UNCG, as the Buccaneers earned a 71-61 win over the Spartans on Saturday inside Greensboro Coliseum.


Men's Basketball

Bucs open 2021 on the road at UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 1, 2021) -- With 2020 in the rearview mirror, the ETSU men’s basketball team opens the New Year with a road game at UNCG on Saturday evening. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. inside the Greensboro Coliseum.


Men's Basketball

Brewer Brothers help Bucs bounce Catamounts in SoCon opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2020) -- The reigning Southern Conference champions are going to see everyone’s best fight.


Men's Basketball

ETSU set to host Western Carolina in SoCon opener Wednesday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2020) -- In a rematch of last year’s epic regular season finale, the ETSU men’s basketball team will host Western Carolina in its Southern Conference opener on Wednesday night inside Freedom Hall. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


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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.


Men's Basketball

Foul trouble, second-half struggles haunt Bucs in Tuscaloosa

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 22, 2020) -- Through the first 25-plus minutes it looked like the Buccaneers were prime for another Power-5 win.


Men's Basketball

Bucs look to continue winning ways Tuesday at Alabama

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2020) -- After capping off its homestand with three straight victories, the ETSU men’s basketball team looks to carry its winning ways on the road as the Buccaneers cap off non-conference play Tuesday night at Alabama. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET inside Coleman Coliseum.


Men's Basketball

Bucs use late run to survive scare from Lee, 62-53

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2020) -- Trailing by one with just over five minutes remaining, the ETSU men’s basketball team closed the game on a 14-4 run and survived a scare from Lee University, as the Bucs ended their homestand with a 62-53 win over the Flames on Saturday inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

ETSU ends homestand against Lee on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2020) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team wraps up its four-game homestand Saturday afternoon when the Bucs host Lee University. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

Bucs make quick work of Columbia International

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2020) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team scored the first 13 points and the rout was on.


Men's Basketball

ETSU men’s basketball adds home game on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2020) -- The East Tennessee State University men’s basketball team added another opponent to its schedule. The Buccaneers will host Lee University on Saturday at 4 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

SoCon, Nexstar partner again for regional basketball broadcast package

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Dec. 16, 2020) -- The Southern Conference announced on Wednesday they have continued its partnership with Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., to broadcast 14 conference basketball games this season through the league’s six-state footprint across a network of Nexstar stations.


Men's Basketball

ETSU to host Columbia International Thursday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2020) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay announced on Wednesday that the Buccaneers will now host Columbia International on Thursday night inside Freedom Hall. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Sloan’s career night leads Bucs past Gardner-Webb, 65-60

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2020) -- Senior point guard David Sloan (Louisville, Ky.) scored a career-high 18 points and dished out seven assists to help lead the ETSU men’s basketball team to its first home win of the season, as the Buccaneers defeated Gardner-Webb, 65-60, on Tuesday night inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

ETSU-Furman men’s basketball game Jan. 16 to be televised on ESPNU

SPARTANBURG, S.C.. (Dec. 15, 2020) -- Five Southern Conference men’s basketball games will air on ESPNU this season, representing the most home-originating national broadcasts in league history.


Men's Basketball

ETSU men’s basketball adds home game on Thursday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2020) -- During his weekly radio show Monday night on the Buccaneer Sports Network, ETSU men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay announced that the Bucs have added a home game this week. ETSU will host USC Aiken Thursday at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

ETSU to play Gardner-Webb on Tuesday night

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 14, 2020) -- From one North Carolina team to another.


Men's Basketball

UAB spoils ETSU’s home opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2020) -- Ledarrius Brewer (Meridian, Miss.) and Silas Adheke (Lagos, Nigeria) combined for 28 points and 20 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to propel the ETSU men’s basketball team past UAB in its home opener as the Blazers held on for a 65-61 win on Saturday inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball

Bucs to host UAB in home opener Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2020) – After a 15-day layoff, the ETSU men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood when the Buccaneers host UAB in their home opener Saturday at 4 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

ETSU suspends attendance at athletic events through Dec. 27

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2020) -- Following consultation with local health care experts and elected officials, East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland has announced that no spectators will be allowed at ETSU athletic events, including those hosted at the University School, effective today, Dec. 8, through Dec. 27.


Men's Basketball

ETSU-UNC Asheville men’s basketball game postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2020) -- Due to COVID related concerns within the ETSU men’s basketball program, tonight’s game against UNC Asheville inside Harrah’s Cherokee Center has been postponed.


Men's Basketball

ETSU Athletics announces information regarding home men’s basketball games

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2020) -- With the ETSU men’s basketball team set to hold its home opener in just over a week, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday important information regarding games played inside Freedom Hall this season.


Men's Basketball

Strong defensive effort lifts Bucs to first win of Shay era, 57-43

ESTERO, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2020) -- Defense travels.


Men's Basketball

ETSU drops heartbreaker to Austin Peay, 67-66

ESTERO, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2020) -- After being dealt a lopsided loss in Wednesday’s season opener, the ETSU men’s basketball team showed much improvement less than 24 hours later.


Men's Basketball

Bucs fall in season opener to Abilene Christian

ESTERO, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2020) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team suffered a 70-47 setback to Abilene Christian in the opening game of the #BeachBubble Gulf Coast Showcase on Wednesday inside Hertz Arena.


Men's Basketball

How to follow the Bucs at the Gulf Coast Showcase

ESTERO, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2020) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team will open the 2020-21 season this week as the Buccaneers head to Florida the #BeachBubble at the Gulf Coast Showcase.


Men's Basketball

ETSU men’s basketball set to open season at Gulf Coast Showcase

ESTERO, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2020) -- It’s finally here.


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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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ETSU Athletics provides ESPN+ accounts for season ticket holders not in attendance

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2020) -- ETSU Buccaneer fans are the most loyal and passionate group in the Southern Conference, which is why the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics wanted to show its gratitude to them this Thanksgiving holiday.


Men's Basketball

ETSU announces the signing of Allen Strothers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2020) -- As the NCAA early signing period came to a close on Wednesday, the ETSU men’s basketball team landed another guard as Allen Strothers (Newport News, Va.)signed his national letter of intent to join the Buccaneers next fall.


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Sloan receives NCAA waiver

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2020) -- More positive news hit the ETSU men’s basketball program on Wednesday.


Men's Basketball

Bucs land Brandon Hall during early signing period

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 12, 2020) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Jason Shayand his staff announced on Friday the signing of 6-foot-4 point guard Brandon Hall (Harvey, Ill.).


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Southern Conference Virtual Basketball Media Day to Air Friday on ESPN+

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The 2020-21 Southern Conference Virtual Basketball Media Day took place Thursday. All 10 league men’s head coaches and all eight women’s head coaches were on hand to meet the media and discuss the upcoming season.


Men's Basketball

ETSU Men’s Basketball Picked Third in SoCon Preseason Poll; Brewer Brothers Earn All-Conference Honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 11, 2020) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team was picked to finish third, while brothers Ledarrius Brewer (Meridian, Miss.) and Ty Brewer (Meridian, Miss.)landed spots on the all-conference team, as the Southern Conference announced its preseason accolades on Wednesday.


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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.


Men's Basketball

Bucs to open season in Gulf Coast Showcase

ESTERO, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2020) -- The details are finally set for the ETSU men’s basketball team’s season opener.


Men's Basketball

Serrel Smith granted immediate eligibility by NCAA

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2020) -- With the college basketball season set to tip off in exactly three weeks, the ETSU men’s basketball team received some positive news on Tuesday. Serrel Smith (St. Petersburg, Fla.)received a waiver by the NCAA, granting him immediate eligibility for the upcoming 2020-21 season.


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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?


Men's Basketball

Southern Conference announces men’s basketball schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2020) -- The wait is over.


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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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Jerseys For Social Justice: Silas Adheke

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 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 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.


Men's Basketball

Shay announces addition of Jalen Avery to coaching staff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 8, 2020) -- ETSU men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay announced on Thursday that Jalen Avery has been added to the Buccaneer coaching staff. Avery, a four-year standout at Kent State University, will be a graduate assistant for the Bucs.


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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.


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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.


Men's Basketball

Bradford named Assistant for Player Development

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 7, 2020) -- Desonta Bradford (Humboldt, Tenn.) is back.


Men's Basketball

Ty Brewer receives NCAA waiver

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2020) — East Tennessee State University junior forward Ty Brewer (Meridian, Miss.) received a waiver from the NCAA, granting him immediate eligibility for the upcoming 2020-21 season.


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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).


Men's Basketball

Shay lands three-star recruit Richard Amaefule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 16, 2020) -- East Tennessee State University men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay and his staff announced on Sunday that the Buccaneers landed three-star recruit Richard Amaefule (London, United Kingdom).


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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.


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Bucs to play in 2020 Cancun Challenge

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (July 22, 2020) -- The ETSU men’s basketball team will be a part of the Cancun Challenge as the committee announced the field for the 2020 tournament on Wednesday. Due to the pandemic, the tournament has been moved to Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Fla.


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Shay adds Matt Wise to coaching staff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 1, 2020) -- ETSU men’s basketball head coach Jason Shay announced the addition of Matt Wise as an assistant coach to the Buccaneer staff on Wednesday.