ETSU Football Nationally Ranked In Preseason Poll

Johnson City, Tenn. (June 14, 2002) - East Tennessee State's football team has been ranked eighth nationally by Street & Smith magazine in the publications preseason NCAA I-AA football poll....


Annual John Robert Bell Golf Tournament Set for May 18

Johnson City, Tenn. (May 16, 2002) East Tennessee State University's annual John Robert Bell Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, May 18 from Cattails at Meadowview Golf Course in Kingsport, Tenn....


East Tennessee State Closes Out Spring Football Practice With Blue/Gold Game

Bristol, Tenn. (April 6, 2002) - East Tennessee State University's football team closed out its spring practice season with its annual Blue/Gold game, which was played at the Stone Castle at Tennessee High School in Bristol this afternoon. The Blue team defeated the Gold 16-6 in a contest that saw the offenses account for just one touchdown. ...


East Tennessee State Football Set For Annual Spring Game

Johnson City, Tenn. (Apr. 4, 2002) - East Tennessee State University's football team will hold its annual spring game this Saturday, April 6 at noon....


East Tennessee State Announces 2002 Football Schedule

Johnson City, Tenn. (Mar. 27, 2002) - East Tennessee State University has announced its 2002 football schedule, which includes 12 regular season games for the first time in school history....


ETSU Football Completes First Full Scrimmage Of Spring Practice

Head Coach Paul Hamilton's thoughts on Friday night's football scrimmage. ...


East Tennessee State To Play Spring Football Game In Bristol

Johnson City, Tenn. (Mar. 14, 2002) - East Tennessee State University's football team will play its annual spring game in Stone Castle Stadium in Bristol....


East Tennessee State Adds Wilkes As Assistant Coach

Johnson City, Tenn. (Mar. 6, 2002) - East Tennessee State University football head coach Paul Hamilton has announced that Steve Wilkes has been added to his staff as an assistant coach. In addition to the hiring of Wilkes, Hamilton also announced that current ETSU assistant Billy Taylor will be elevated to Co-Defensive Coordinator along with Wilkes. Wilkes will also serve as defensive backfield coach. ...


East Tennessee State Announces Football 2002 Recruiting Class

Johnson City, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2002) - East Tennessee State University football head coach Paul Hamilton and his staff announced today the commitment of 25 players to join the Buccaneer football program for the 2002 season. The group includes 20 freshmen and five transfers and is highlighted by a strong group of 11 players from Tennessee. ...


East Tennessee State's Carter Earns Academic Honor

Johnson City, Tenn. (Jan 2, 2002) - Junior Scott Carter (Knoxville, Tenn.) of East Tennessee State University's football team earned another academic honor when he was named as one of 43 members of the fourth annual Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star team....


Three East Tennessee State Football Players Named All-Conference By Media

Johnson City, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2001) - Three players on East Tennessee State's football team were named to the All-Southern Conference team as selected by members of the Southern Conference Sports Media Association the conference announced today....


Three East Tennessee State Football Players Named All-Conference

Johnson City, Tenn. (Nov. 27, 2001) - Three players on East Tennessee State's football team were named to the All-Southern Conference team as selected by the league's nine head coaches the conference announced today....


EAST TENNESSEE STATE DOWNS VMI IN FOOTBALL SEASON FINALE, 34-23

LEXINGTON, Va. - East Tennessee State quarterback Matt Wilhjelm (Johnson City, Tenn.) threw for 174 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 74 yards in his final game to lead the Bucs to a 34-23 win over VMI Thursday afternoon in the season finale for both teams. ...


Wofford's Option Prevails Over ETSU, 24-3

Spartanburg, S.C. - Wofford rolled up 322 yards rushing and scored touchdowns on its first two possessions of the game as the Terriers took a 24-3 Southern Conference football win over East Tennessee State in Spartanburg, S.C....


Two ETSU Football Players Earn Academic Honors

Johnson City, Tenn. - A pair of East Tennessee State football players, juniors Scott Carter (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Kai Shreckenberg (Wuppertal, Germany) are among 21 players that have been chosen to the 2001 Football Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The district the team represents include the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. To be selected a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve, be at least a sophomore and carry a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2. ...


Bucs Win Third Straight, Knock Off Chattanooga, 32-10

Johnson City, Tenn. - East Tennessee State's defense came up big against Chattanooga, getting two interceptions that were turned into touchdowns and blocking a punt for a safety, as the Bucs rolled to a 32-10 Southern Conference football win over Chattanooga this afternoon in Johnson City....


Bucs Earn Second Straight Win, Blank Charleston Southern, 26-0

Charleston, S.C. - Senior quarterback Matt Wilhjelm (Johnson City, Tenn.) hooked up with Cecil Moore (Morristown, Tenn.) on a 55-yard pass play for a touchdown in the first quarter and the Bucs never looked back as they went on to a 26-0 win over Charleston Southern this afternoon. It was the second straight win for ETSU, evening its record at 4-4, while CSU fell to 4-5 with the loss. It was the first shutout for ETSU since a 61-0 drubbing of West Virginia Tech in 1999. ...


Sensabaugh Named SoCon Freshman Of The Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Gerald Sensabaugh (Kingsport, Tenn.) was named the Freshman Player of the Week in football by the Southern Confernece today for his play against Georgia Southern on Saturday....


Football Upsets No. 1 Georgia Southern, 19-16

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2001) - East Tennessee State scored 12 of their 19 points off turnovers as the Buccaneers defeated the No. 1 ranked Georgia Southern Eagles, 19-16 from Memorial Center in Johnson City, Tenn. Saturday night. ...


Furman Upends East Tennessee State, 31-6

Louis Ivory rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown to lift NCAA I-AA third ranked Furman to a 31-6 Southern Conference win over East Tennessee State. ...


Football Defeats The Citadel in 23-21 Thriller

Johnson City, Tenn. -- East Tennessee State senior kicker Con Chellis kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give the Buccaneers a 23-21 victory over The Citadel Thursday night from Memorial Center. ...


Buccaneer Football Falls to Appalachian State, 33-14

Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State football team fell behind 17-0 at the half and could not recover as they fell 33-14 to Apppalachian State Saturday afternoon from Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C. ...


Western Carolina Defeats East Tennessee State 20-6 in SoCon Opener

Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State Buccaneers fell to Western Carolina, 20-6, in the Catamounts first win in Johnson City since 1991....


East Tennessee State Announces Changes to 2001 Football Schedule

Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State University Athletic Department announced today that changes have been made to the 2001 football schedule....


NCAA Moves Division I-AA Playoffs Back One Week

ASHEVILLE, NC - The Southern Conference today learned from the NCAA that the Division I-AA football playoffs will be moved back one week to allow for the rescheduling of games that were cancelled on September 15. Instead of beginning on November 24 as originally scheduled, the I-AA playoffs will commence on Saturday, December 1. The championship game will be played in Chattanooga on Friday, December 21 at 5:30 and will be televised by ESPN. ...


East Tennessee State Postpones All Weekend Athletic Events

Johnson City, Tenn -- East Tennessee State University, in accordance with the Southern Conference, has postponed all athletic competition until Monday, Sept. 17, 2001. ...


East Tennessee State Football Defeats Gardner-Webb in Home Opener, 30-17

Johnson City, Tenn. -- Junior fullback Scott Carter scored touchdowns on consecutive ETSU drives in the second quarter to turn a tie into a 21-7 Buccaneer lead as ETSU snapped Gardner-Webb's six-game winning streak, 30-17 Saturday night from Memorial Center....


Buccaneer Football Falls to Pittsburgh in Season Opener, 31-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) - David Priestley scored on an 85-yard run that was the longest ever by a Pittsburgh quarterback and the Panthers withstood the injury loss of star wide receiver Antonio Bryant to beat East Tennessee State 31-0 Saturday night. ...


Blue Defeats Gold 17-12 in Annual East Tennessee State Blue-Gold Scrimmage

Johnson City, Tenn. -- Quarterbacks Matt Wilhjelm and Jatavis Sanders played almost flawlessly and Tim Turner had a huge game as the Blue squad defeated the Gold squad 17-12 in the annual ETSU Blue-Gold scrimmage Saturday afternoon from Memorial Center. ...


Football Practices In Full Pads For First Time This Preseason

Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State football team practiced in full pads for the first time in the 2001 preseason during today's morning practice session. ...


Football's Ocasio Cofield and Cecil Moore Honored at Southern Conference Rouser

Johnson City, Tenn. -- East Tennessee State University senior Ocasio Cofield and junior Cecil Moore both earned All-Southern Conference Football Preseason honors, as selected by the league's coaches. The Bucs were picked fifth in both the coaches and media polls, it was announced today at the annual Football Rouser in Greenville, S.C. ...


Football Prepares for 2001 Season

Following its second consecutive 6-5 season, the 2001 East Tennessee State football program is poised to join the elite of the Southern Conference and all of I-AA football. ...