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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.


Women's Basketball

ETSU Women’s Basketball Completes Coaching Staff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 7, 2021) - ETSU women’s basketball head coach Simon Harris officially announced his coaching staff on Wednesday afternoon, the additions of Adria Crawford, Joe Silvestri and Jackie Alexander completing his team as he enters his first season at the helm of the 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.


Women's Basketball

What They Are Saying About Coach Harris

On Friday, Simon Harris became the ninth head coach in ETSU women's basketball history.


Women's Basketball

ETSU names Simon Harris new women’s basketball head coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 18, 2021) – During a press conference inside Brooks Gym on Friday afternoon, East Tennessee State University Director of Athletics Scott Carter named Simon Harris the new head coach of the women’s basketball program.


Women's Basketball

Hooks’ Career High not Enough in SoCon Semifinals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 5, 2021) – The 2020-21 season officially came to an end for the ETSU Women’s Basketball team on Friday, March 5 in Asheville, N.C. with ETSU dropping the 75-64 decision to Wofford in the Southern Conference Semifinals.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Topple Top-Seeded Bulldogs to Advance to SoCon Semis

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 4, 2021) – The month only started, but the madness is in full swing. In the time of the season where teams look to play their best ball, the Bucs delivered in their opening opportunity.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Look To Bite Back Against Bulldogs in Postseason Play

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Mar. 3, 2021) – Out for revenge, the ETSU women’s basketball team looks to avenge their loss to Samford just a few weeks prior, facing the Bulldogs in the opening round of the Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships presented by General Shale Brick. The two sides clash in a noon battle on Thursday inside the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.


Women's Basketball

Hooks, Davis Earn Postseason Accolades

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 2, 2021) – The Southern Conference announced its postseason awards on Tuesday afternoon, two Buccaneer freshman being recognized by the league office.


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.


Women's Basketball

Bucs' Late Surge Falls Short Against Bears, 76-73

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2021) – Sometimes, season finales don’t live up to the billing. But on Saturday afternoon inside Brooks Gym it did just that.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Honor Lone Senior in Saturday Matinee Against the Bears

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2021) – Entering the program as a grad transfer, the ETSU women’s basketball team is set to recognize Kelly Post (Fayetteville, N.C.) in their season-finale against Mercer inside Brooks Gym on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Suffer Setback to Chattanooga, 65-54

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2021) – In the penultimate game of the regular season for the ETSU women’s basketball team, the Bucs fell short in a 65-54 defeat to in-state rivals Chattanooga on Thursday evening inside Brooks Gym


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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.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Set for Quick Turnaround Against Chattanooga

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 24, 2021) – Facing their third game in six days, the ETSU women’s basketball team prepare for a rematch against in-state rivals Chattanooga on Thursday evening, Brooks Gym hosting the 7 p.m. matchup.


Women's Basketball

ETSU Falls Against Western Carolina, 62-48

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2021) – The ETSU women’s basketball team suffered its fourth-straight defeat on Tuesday afternoon, losing 62-48 to Western Carolina inside Brooks Gym.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Begin Three Game Homestand Against Catamounts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2021) – After a late schedule change announced Sunday, the Bucs are now primed for a three-game home defense in the next six days, beginning with the Western Carolina Catamounts inside Brooks Gym in a 7 p.m. showdown on Tuesday.


Women's Basketball

Southern Conference Announces Women’s Basketball Schedule Changes

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 21, 2021) – The Southern Conference announced Sunday major schedule changes to ETSU Women’s Basketball’s remaining slate of league games leading into the Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville, N.C.


Women's Basketball

Hooks Career-High Can’t Halt Bulldogs in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 20, 2021) – Carly Hooks (Atlanta, Ga.) scored a career-high 16 points in ETSU Women’s Basketball’s final true road game of the season, but Southern Conference leaders Samford celebrated their Senior Day by outscoring the Bucs 44-24 in the middle two quarters of the contest to claim their 10th league victory of the year and stay atop the SoCon thanks to a 77-58 win.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Head To Samford for Road Clash with the Bulldogs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2021) – For the final time until the Southern Conference Tournament, the ETSU women’s basketball team gets on the road as the Bucs meet SoCon-leading Samford in Birmingham on Saturday.


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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.


Women's Basketball

Southern Conference Announces Bucs-Bulldogs Schedule Changes

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2021) – The Southern Conference announced Tuesday schedule changes to ETSU Women’s Basketball’s upcoming series against Samford that was originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 20.


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.


Women's Basketball

ETSU-Mercer Women’s Basketball Games Postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 10, 2021) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday the Southern Conference women’s basketball games between ETSU and Mercer, scheduled to take place in Brooks Gym this Thursday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 13, have been postponed due to COVID-related concerns.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Drop Defensive Battle to Paladins, 55-46

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 7, 2021) – Battling with shorthanded numbers, the ETSU women’s basketball team fell 55-46 to Furman in SoCon action on Sunday afternoon inside of Timmons Arena.


Women's Basketball

Sanders Highlight Heave Not Enough as Furman Foils Short-Handed Bucs

Greenville, S.C. (Feb. 5, 2021) – As time wound down in the first half, Jasmine Sanders (Charlotte, N.C.) hurled a 70-footer to beat the buzzer in Timmons Arena and buried the miraculous attempt, a moment worthy of an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Return from Hiatus in Weekend Matchup with Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2021) – After a near two-week pause in action due to COVID-19, the ETSU women’s basketball team is back in action, traveling to Greenville, S.C. to take on the Furman Paladins this weekend.


Women's Basketball

Southern Conference Announces Changes to ETSU-Furman Women’s Basketball Series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2021) – The Southern Conference office announced Monday changes to ETSU Women’s Basketball’s upcoming Thursday and Saturday games to take place this weekend in Greenville, S.C.


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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.


Women's Basketball

ETSU-Western Carolina Women’s Basketball Games Postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2021) – The Southern Conference women’s basketball games between ETSU and Western Carolina, scheduled to take place in Brooks Gym this Friday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 31, have been postponed due to one positive COVID test and quarantine requirements within ETSU’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.


Women's Basketball

Sanders’ Offense, Stingy Defense Propels Bucs over the Spartans

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2021) – True to fashion, the Bucs gave a gritty, high-energy team performance on the defensive side of the ball. But on the other end, Jasmine Sanders (Charlotte, N.C.) took over with a 28-point performance to give the ETSU Women’s Basketball team their first win of the SoCon campaign, defeating UNCG 58-48 Sunday afternoon inside Brooks Gym.


Women's Basketball

Fourth Quarter Comeback Bid Falls Short for the Bucs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2021) – Despite an inspired performance in the fourth quarter, the ETSU women’s basketball team left themselves with too much work to overcome as the UNCG Spartans escaped Brooks Gym with a 56-53 win over the Bucs on Friday evening.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Welcome Spartans for SoCon Showdown

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2021) – Suffering a heartbreaking double-overtime loss to Wofford their last time out, the ETSU Women’s Basketball team looks to bounce back this weekend. Hosting the UNCG Spartans on both Friday (7pm) and Sunday (2pm), the Bucs look for their opening wins in SoCon play inside Brooks Gym.


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.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Suffer Double Overtime Heartbreak to Terriers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 16, 2021) – In a thrilling double-overtime matchup inside of the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the ETSU Women’s Basketball team fell victim in a heartbreaking 79-78 loss to Wofford in the second matchup between the Terriers in the last three days.


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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.


Women's Basketball

Offense Stalls in Buccaneer Defeat to Terriers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 14, 2021) – With an off night on the offensive side of the ball, the ETSU Women’s Basketball team ran into a hot shooting Wofford team from range, falling to the Terriers 75-49 inside of Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Thursday evening.


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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.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Prepare for Road Series Against Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2021) – The ETSU Women’s Basketball team looks to open their account in the win column in conference play on Thursday and Saturday, travelling to Spartanburg to take on Wofford inside Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. Scheduled times of tips are for 7 p.m. on Thursday, before a 2 p.m. afternoon contest on Saturday.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Suffer SoCon Opening Defeat to Mocs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2021) – The ETSU Women’s Basketball team suffered an opening day defeat in Southern Conference action on Saturday afternoon, falling to Chattanooga 66-51 inside McKenzie Arena.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Begin SoCon Campaign with Road Trip Against Mocs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2021) – The ETSU Women’s Basketball team looks to start the new year on a strong note, facing in-state rivals Chattanooga in the opening game of the SoCon schedule in McKenzie Arena on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Dowdell’s Career-Day Powers Bucs Past Newberry, 69-55

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 31, 2020) – The ETSU women’s basketball team received a massive boost from sophomore forward Mykia Dowdell (Oak Ridge, Tenn.), her 21 points helping lead the Bucs to a non-conference, 2020 finale 69-55 win over Newberry on Thursday afternoon inside Brooks Gym.


Women's Basketball

Bucs End Year With Non-Conference Finale Against Wolves

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 30, 2020) – For one last time this year, the Bucs are back in Brooks Gym as they host Newberry in the first matchup between the two programs on Thursday afternoon.


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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.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Rally Late, Fall to Mountaineers 69-66

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2020) – The ETSU women’s basketball team and Appalachian State took it to the wire on Sunday afternoon inside Brooks Gym. Despite a late Buccaneer rally in the final minutes, the Mountaineers knocked off the Bucs in a 69-66 thriller.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Host Appalachian Foes in Sunday Showdown

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2020) – After suffering a tough loss on the road, the ETSU women’s basketball team look to their local rival Appalachian State to get back in the win column, clashing with the Boone side in Brooks Gym on Sunday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Sanders’ Night Not Enough in Narrow 70-64 Loss to Wildcats

DAVIDSON, N.C. (Dec. 18, 2020) – It was a back-and-forth battle on Friday afternoon as the ETSU women’s basketball team suffered their fourth-consecutive defeat against Davidson, falling in a tough 70-64 loss to the Wildcats inside Belk Arena.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Await Return Trip to Davidson

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2020) – The ETSU women’s basketball team looks to get back in the win column Friday afternoon, heading on the road in a battle against Davidson inside Belk Arena. A return trip from last season’s matchup between the two, the Bucs look to get revenge on the side that played spoiler inside Brooks Gym last season.


Women's Basketball

Sunday’s ETSU-Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Game to be Televised on ABC Tri-Cities

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2020) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday that an agreement has been reached with Nexstar to televise Sunday’s ETSU Women’s Basketball game versus rival Appalachian State presented by Food City.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Offense Stalls in Home Opener to Presbyterian

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2020) – The ETSU women’s basketball team got their home season underway on Saturday afternoon inside Brooks Gym, but were unable to start off on the right foot with a 68-38 defeat to Presbyterian in the first matchup in program history.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Welcome Blue Hose in Home-Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2020) – After spending the opening two weeks of their season on the road, the ETSU women’s basketball team finally welcome their first opponent of the year, taking on Presbyterian in Brooks Gym on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Valiant Work Versus Vanderbilt Not Enough in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2020) -- Four years to the day after giving a scare to the Commodores inside Brooks Gym, ETSU Women’s Basketball had upset on their mind heading to Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, and while they’d give the SEC side a run for their money, Stephanie White’s squad wouldn’t let the Bucs gain their long-awaited road revenge, using a big third quarter to prevail over Brittney Ezell and Co. 81-61 Tuesday night.


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.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Head to Nashville For Commodore Clash

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 7, 2020) – The ETSU Women’s Basketball team takes on their third consecutive road battle to start the campaign on Tuesday, taking on another in-state rival in Vanderbilt at Memorial Coliseum in Nashville.


Women's Basketball

Tip-Off Times Announced for 2020-21 Women’s Basketball Home Games

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 5, 2020) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Saturday the tip-off times for Buccaneer women’s basketball home games.


Women's Basketball

SoCon announces changes to women’s basketball league schedule

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Dec. 4, 2020) -- The Southern Conference announced changes to the league’s 2020-21 women’s basketball conference schedule on Friday afternoon, aimed at minimizing concerns surrounding the coronavirus.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Fight to Finish in Setback to Lady Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 1, 2020) – In a rematch of a season-opener to remember just over a year ago, the ETSU Women’s Basketball team were unable to duplicate their efforts, falling to the Lady Vols 67-50 in Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday evening.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Prepare for In-State Clash With Lady Vols

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 30, 2020) – Continuing their three-game road stint to open the season, Brittney Ezell and her ETSU Women’s Basketball side clash with in-state powerhouse Tennessee on Tuesday night inside the Thompson-Boling Arena.


Women's Basketball

Bucs Claim Season Opener Against Longwood

FARMVILLE, Va. (Nov. 28, 2020) – With so many unknowns coming into the season opener, Head Coach Brittney Ezell found some early answers.


Women's Basketball

ETSU Women’s Basketball Prepare for Lancers in Season Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 27, 2020) – The wait is over. After one of the most unique off seasons in recent memory, Brittney Ezell and her ETSU Women’s Basketball program will be playing basketball again, opening their 2020-21 season on the road at Longwood on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Autumn’s Ascension: Lockwood Becomes First Woman in ETSU History to Hold Full-Time Strength And Conditioning Position

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 23, 2020) -- The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that Autumn Lockwood has been elevated to full-time status on the strength and conditioning staff, a move that makes her the first woman in Buccaneer history to serve in a full-time role within strength and conditioning.


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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.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

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, Women's Basketball

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.


Women's Basketball

Ezell Inks Four on National Signing Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 12, 2020) -- Head coach Brittney Ezell and her staff announced Wednesday the addition of four new Buccaneers on National Signing Day as Aaliyah Vananda, Jada Ryce, Meleah Kirtner and Sarah Thompson will join the Blue and Gold’s roster for the 2021-22 season.


Women's Basketball

Stafford Tabbed Preseason All-SoCon

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 11, 2020) -- On the eve of the Southern Conference’s first-ever virtual media day, the league office released its preseason awards and projections for the upcoming 2020-21 season, ETSU Women’s Basketball junior E’Lease Stafford (Lawrence, Kan.) garnering preseason all-conference honors after a breakout sophomore season.


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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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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?


Women's Basketball

Jerseys For Social Justice: Brittney Ezell

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 23, 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.


Women's Basketball

Southern Conference Releases Women’s Basketball Schedule

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 20, 2020) -- The Southern Conference office announced Wednesday the league’s women’s basketball schedule, the unveiling featuring 14 games over a seven-week span beginning in early January, a model unchanged from previous seasons.


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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.


Baseball, Men's Basketball, Football, Women's Basketball

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.


Women's Basketball

Jerseys For Social Justice: Shynia Jackson

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 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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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.


Women's Basketball

Jerseys For Social Justice: Mykia Dowdell

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 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.


Men's Basketball, Football, Women's Basketball, Women's Track & Field, Volleyball

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.


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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.


Women's Basketball

Ezell Hires Heralded Del Rosario To Round Out Coaching Staff

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 28, 2020) – ETSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Brittney Ezell announced Thursday the addition of 2019 WBCA Division II National Assistant Coach of the Year Liberty Del Rosario to her coaching staff for the upcoming 2020-21 season.


Women's Basketball

Ezell Adds Ashawntae Brown to Frontcourt

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 14, 2020) -- ETSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Brittney Ezell announced Tuesday the signing of Weatherford Junior College transfer Ashawntae Brown (San Antonio, Tex.) for the upcoming 2020-21 season.


Women's Basketball

Four Power 5 Programs Highlight Bucs 2020-21 Non-Conference Opponents

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 7, 2020) – True to form, ETSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Brittney Ezell announced Tuesday a rigorous non-conference campaign headlined by many of the top programs in the country over the first two months of the Bucs 2020-21 season.


Women's Basketball

Snowden’s Dedication Nets Elevation to Full-Time Assistant Role

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 3, 2020) – ETSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Brittney Ezell announced Friday the promotion of former player and graduate assistant Britney Snowden to the position of full-time assistant coach.