Bucs suffer 9-0 setback to UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 26, 2023) – After a two-hour weather delay, the ETSU softball team ended its first conference series of the season with a 9-0 setback to UNCG Sunday afternoon at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

ETSU softball drops both games of doubleheader at UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 25, 2023) – The ETSU softball team opened Southern Conference play on Saturday by dropping a doubleheader at UNCG from the UNCG Softball Complex. ETSU battled and suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 eight-inning loss in game one before falling 14-1 in game two.

Softball opens conference slate at UNCG Saturday afternoon

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 24, 2023) – Retuning to North Carolina for the third time this season, the ETSU softball team will commence SoCon play with a trip to Greensboro, N.C., to face last season’s regular-season champion, UNCG.

ETSU releases ESPN+ schedule for remaining home contests

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 21, 2023) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday the remaining ESPN+/ESPN3 schedule for the 2023 spring season.

Bucs shut down Eastern Illinois; ETSU earns series win

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 17, 2023) – Dealing in the circle for her second shutout of the season, ETSU right-hander Brianna Bailey (Wewahitchka, Fla.) led the Blue and Gold to a 3-0 win in the rubber match against Eastern Illinois Friday afternoon at Betty Basler Field.

Muir tosses gem; Bucs split doubleheader with Eastern Illinois

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 16, 2023) – Led by the strong pitching of right-hander Sara Muir (Sequatchie, Tenn.), the ETSU softball team defeated Eastern Illinois in game two of the doubleheader, 3-1, on Thursday afternoon at Betty Basler Field. In game one, Eastern Illinois plated three fifth-inning runs to rally for a 5-2 victory.

Softball moves Eastern Illinois series opener to Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 15, 2023) – With rain scheduled to hit the region on Friday, ETSU softball has moved its doubleheader against Eastern Illinois to Thursday. The series will begin at 1 p.m. at Betty Basler Field, while the final game is scheduled for Friday at Noon.

Softball steals game two of doubleheader from Morehead State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 14, 2023) – On a cold Tuesday afternoon at Betty Basler Field, the ETSU softball team overcame a game one loss and a three-run deficit in game two with six unanswered runs to win 6-3 over Morehead State in the nightcap.

ETSU softball welcomes Morehead State Tuesday afternoon

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 13, 2023) – On Tuesday afternoon, the ETSU softball team will play their second home doubleheader of the year as they take on Morehead State. With first pitch for game scheduled for 2 p.m., game two will start 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one at Betty Basler Field.

ETSU softball concludes play at the Bulldog Invitational

STARKVILLE, Miss. (March 11, 2023) -- The ETSU softball team dropped a pair of games on its final day of the Bulldog Invitational on Saturday, as the Bucs fell to Omaha and Southeastern Louisiana.

Softball suffers 6-1 loss to Omaha

STRAKVILLE, Miss. (March 10, 2023) – ETSU softball was left feeling gutted after surrendering a seventh-inning grand slam to give Omaha a 6-1 victory on Friday in the Bucs’ opener of the Bulldog Invitational from Mississippi State’s Nusz Park.

ETSU softball heads to Starkville for Bulldog Invitational

STRAKVILLE, Miss. (March 9, 2023) – The ETSU softball team will hit road for its fourth weekend tournament of the season, as the Buccaneers compete in the Bulldog Invitational in Starkville, Miss.

Softball splits doubleheader with Ball State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 8, 2023) – The first collegiate home run for Faith Adams (Henrico, Va.) in game one of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon gave ETSU softball its first home win of the year, 3-2, over Ball State.

Softball prepares for midweek doubleheader with Ball State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 7, 2023) – The ETSU softball team will close out their brief three-game homestand with a pair of games against Ball State on Wednesday afternoon.

Softball edged by Appalachian State, 5-4

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb 28, 2023) – The ETSU softball team hosted their first home game of the season on Tuesday afternoon, ultimately suffering a 5-4 loss to Appalachian State in the final moments at Betty Basler Field.

ETSU softball host Appalachian State in home opener Tuesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb 27, 2023) – On Tuesday afternoon, the ETSU softball team will open their home schedule with a matchup against Appalachian State at 4 p.m., inside Betty Basler Field. After playing the first 14 games of the season on the road, the Bucs will start the first of three straight at home.

Muir earns SoCon Player of the Week honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 27, 2023) – After picking up three wins over the weekend at the Wolfpack Classic, ETSU sophomore Sara Muir (Sequatchie, Tenn.) was named Southern Conference Player of the Week, as the league office announced its weekly award on Monday afternoon.

ETSU softball snags two games from Penn

RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb 26, 2023) – After a 20-hour delay between innings, the ETSU softball team finished Saturday’s suspended game to defeat Penn 5-1, on Sunday morning in the final day of the Wolfpack Classic. Following the win, ETSU matched the result, knocking off Penn in game two, 7-3.

ETSU softball falls to James Madison and NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb 24, 2023) – On Friday afternoon, the ETSU softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader, first against James Madison and then against NC State in the night cap of the Wolfpack Classic in Raleigh..

ETSU softball blanks NC State, 5-0

RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb 23, 2023) – Coach Milligan’s first win in the Blue & Gold was a memorable one.

Dr. Noland to serve on NCAA Division I Board of Directors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland will represent the Southern Conference on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, with his four-year term beginning after the board’s Aug. 2 meeting.

ETSU softball drops doubleheader at Radford

RADFORD, Va. (Feb 21, 2023) – On Tuesday afternoon, the ETSU softball team played a doubleheader against Radford, dropping both contests 7-1 in the opener and 7-5 in the nightcap from Highlander Stadium in Radford, Va.

ETSU softball heads to Radford for Tuesday doubleheader

RADFORD, Va. (Feb 20, 2023) – The ETSU softball team will play its first midweek game of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 21 as the Bucs take on Radford in a double header beginning at 2 p.m. Playing their eighth and ninth consecutive game on the road, it will be the first of a two-part series with another matchup scheduled for later in the year.

Bucs conclude play at the Carolina Classic

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb 18, 2023) – The ETSU softball team wrapped up its weekend at the Carolina Classic in Columbia, S.C. on Saturday, as the Buccaneers suffered a 9-3 loss.

ETSU softball falls to Western Kentucky and George Washington on Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb 17, 2023) – The ETSU softball team competed in the Carolina Classic on Friday, playing to a 6-1 setback against Western Kentucky in game one and a 4-2 defeat to George Washington in the nightcap.

Bucs fall in game one of Carolina Classic, 9-2

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb 16, 2023) – The ETSU softball team opened play at the Carolina Classic Thursday night, falling 9-2 to SEC foe South Carolina. With a two-run lead heading into the home half of the fourth, the hosts scored nine runs to complete the comeback.

ETSU softball set to compete in Carolina Classic

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb 15, 2023) – The ETSU Softball team will spend the weekend in Columbia, S.C. competing in the Carolina Classic, playing four games at the Carolina Softball Stadium starting Thursday night.

ETSU’s game against South Carolina cancelled

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb 12, 2023) – Sunday’s softball contest between ETSU and South Carolina has been cancelled, as the final games of the Charlotte Invitational were not played because of inclement weather in the Charlotte area.

ETSU softball drops games to Miami and Charlotte on Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb 11, 2023) – The ETSU softball team dropped a pair of games on Saturday at the Charlotte Invitational. In game one, the Bucs were edged by Miami (Ohio), 3-2, while then falling to host Charlotte, 8-1.

ETSU softball leads early; Bucs fall to Campbell in season opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb 10, 2023) – Riley Nayadley (Ooltewah, Tenn.) and Sara Muir (Sequatchie, Tenn.) both belted first-inning home runs, but it wasn’t enough to carry ETSU softball to a season-opening win over Campbell on Friday morning at the Charlotte Invitational, held at Sue M. Daughtridge Stadium. Despite taking the early 3-0 lead, Campbell scored eight of the final nine runs to defeat the Bucs, 8-4.

ETSU softball opens season at Charlotte Invitational

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb 9, 2023) – The ETSU Softball team will commence its 2023 campaign by playing in the Charlotte Invitational, held at the Sue M. Daughtridge Stadium this weekend in Charlotte.

Young earns softball preseason honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb 2, 2023) – A week before the start of the 2023 ETSU softball season, the Southern Conference office announced Cameron Young (Knoxville, Tenn.) to the Preseason All-SoCon second team.

Sander named permanent athletic director at ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2023) -- At a press conference earlier today, East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland named Dr. Richard “Doc” Sander as the university’s permanent director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Sander had been serving as interim athletic director (AD) since August of last year.

ETSU softball announces 2023 schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 11, 2023) -- With less than a month remaining until the softball season begins, the Buccaneers announced their 2023 schedule on Wednesday.

ETSU Names Cheryl Milligan Interim Softball Head Coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., (Dec. 14, 2022) -- East Tennessee State University Interim Athletic Director Dr. Richard Sander announced on Wednesday the hiring of Cheryl Milligan as ETSU’s interim softball head coach.

ETSU SAAC Continues Clothing Drive Efforts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2022) -- As we approach the Holiday season, the ETSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is reminding Buccaneer fans and the Johnson City community that they are continuing to hold its Cold Weather Clothing Drive, which runs through Thursday, Dec. 1.

ETSU Athletics, Food City join forces to help with Race Against Hunger Campaign

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2022) -- The East Tennessee State University Athletic Department and Food City announced on Thursday that they have joined forces to help with its annual Race Against Hunger Campaign.

Bucs land 239 student-athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 27, 2022) -- A day after placing 66 student-athletes on the Southern Conference Spring All-Academic Team, ETSU landed 239 student-athletes on the SoCon Honor Roll, as the league office announced the full listing of academic honors on Wednesday.

ETSU places 66 student-athletes on SoCon Spring All-Academic list

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 26, 2022) -- With the Southern Conference announcing its Academic All-Conference selections on Tuesday, ETSU placed 66 student-athletes on the prestigious teams.