Two Buccaneers named among best in I-AA Football

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2003) - East Tennessee State seniors Tony Tiller (Lithonia, Ga.) and Aaron Bass (Clinton, Tenn.) both were rated highly in Division I-AA preseason position rankings released recently by The Sports Network....


ETSU football releases finalized schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 5, 2003) - East Tennessee State head football coach Paul Hamilton released the team's finalized 2003 schedule on Monday. ...


Cecil Moore agrees to terms with the New York Jets

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 29, 2003) -- Cecil Moore (Morristown, Tenn.), one of the most prolific receivers in East Tennessee State football history, agreed to terms on a free-agent contract with the New York Jets. He will sign the contract at the team's upcoming minicamp in East Rutherford, N.J. ...


Defense, No. 2 offense impress in Blue-Gold Spring Game

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 19, 2003) - In a game highlighted by defensive dominance and a No. 2 offensive squad that made things interesting at the end, the Blue team defeated the Gold squad 8-6 as the East Tennessee State University football team wrapped up spring practice with its annual Blue-Gold Game Saturday at Memorial Stadium. ...


Hamilton announces 2003 football recruiting class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2003) - East Tennessee State University head football coach Paul Hamilton announced his 2003 recruiting class Wednesday during a press conference at Memorial Center. ...


Moore's TD catch helps Team USA win Rotary Gridiron Classic College All-Star Game

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 25, 2003) - East Tennessee State senior wide receiver Cecil Moore (Morristown, Tenn.) scored the first points of the 2003 Rotary Gridiron Classic College All-Star Game as he helped Team USA to a 20-17 victory over Team Florida Saturday....


Cecil Moore Named to All-Southeast Region Team

Johnson City, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2002) East Tennessee State senior wide receiver Cecil Moore (Morristown, Tenn.) was named to Don Hansen's National Football Gazette Southeast Region Team, released Thursday afternoon....


Scott Carter named to Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team for second year

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 4, 2003) - East Tennessee State University fullback Scott Carter was named, for the second straight year, to the Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team for his performance in the classroom. ...


Five ETSU football players earn All-SoCon honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 26, 2002) - Five East Tennessee State football players were named to the Southern Conference Coaches All-Conference team on Tuesday. ...


Football concludes 2002 season with loss at Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- . Chattanooga quarterback Ryan McCann threw for 225 yards and one touchdown Saturday to lead the Mocs to a 27-10 Southern Conference victory over East Tennessee State. The win was UTC's second straight after starting the season with nine consecutive losses, while the Buccaneers lost their third fourth straight....


Three Buccaneer football players earn academic honors

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2002) - Three East Tennessee State football players, seniors Scott Carter (Knoxville, Tenn.), Kai Shreckenberg (Wuppertal, Germany) and Adam Howell (Elizabethton, Tenn.) are among 46 players that have been chosen to the 2002 Football Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America....


No. 15 Wofford downs East Tennessee State, 39-10

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2002) - Junior running back J.R. McNair rushed for a career-high 143 yards and the 15th-ranked Wofford Terriers compiled a season-high 488 yards on the ground in a 39-10 victory over Southern Conference rival East Tennessee State Saturday night at Memorial Center. ...


Bucs Fall To No. 9 Georgia Southern

Statesboro, Ga. (November 2, 2002) -- Redemption belonged to Georgia Southern after handing visiting East Tennessee State a 40-7 loss in front of 16,106 fans at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday afternoon. ...


No. 4 Furman Shuts Out East Tennessee State, 25-0

Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2002) - The No. 4-ranked Furman Paladins controlled the ball on offense, compiling almost a ten-minute time of possession advantage in a 25-0 win over East Tennessee State Saturday afternoon from Memorial Center in Johnson City, Tenn....


Bucs Preparing For Showdown With Furman

Johnson City, Tenn. (October 25, 2002) -- Memorial Center in Johnson City, Tenn. is where area football fans are going to be Saturday when No. 4 Furman comes to town to take on East Tennessee State at 3:30 p.m. ...


Saturday's East Tennessee State-Furman Football Game to Be Played at 3:30 p.m.

Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 23, 2002) - The Southern Conference football matchup between East Tennessee State and No. 4 Furman will be played Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from Memorial Center in Johnson City, Tenn....


Lamar Beam Wins Southern Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Week

Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2002) - East Tennessee State sophomore linebacker Lamar Beam (Shelby, N.C.) was named Southern Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Week after a dominant defensive performance in a 31-15 Buccaneer victory over Elon on Saturday....


Moore, Sanders Lead East Tennessee State to 31-15 Homecoming Victory Over Elon

Johnson City, Tenn. (Oct. 19, 2002) - Senior quarterback Jatavis Sanders (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and senior wide receiver Cecil Moore (Morristown, Tenn.) connected for four touchdowns in a 35-16 victory over Elon Saturday afternoon from Memorial Center. Moore's four scores breaks an ETSU record for touchdown receptions in a game and ties the record for most overall touchdowns in a game. ...


East Tennessee State Loses Tough Battle at The Citadel

Charleston, S.C. (October 12, 2002)-- It was hard-nosed, in-the-trenches, Southern Conference football at its best Saturday afternoon at Johnson Hagood Stadium when the visiting East Tennessee State Buccaneers arrived to take on the The Citadel Bulldogs. Unfortunately for the Bucs however, The Citadel was out to prove something to the rest of the league in defeating ETSU 26-7 in front of a home crowd of 17,627 screaming fans. ...


ETSU Falls at Home to Appalachian State

Johnson City, Tenn. (October 5, 2002) - Appalachian State's Jerry Beard caught a touchdown pass and ran for two more as the Mountaineers defeated East Tennessee State 29-10 in Memorial Center on Saturday night. ...


Bucs Grind Out 27-7 Win At Western Carolina

Cullowhee, N.C. (Sept. 28, 2002) - East Tennessee State rushed for 224 yards and sealed the contest with an interception return for a touchdown late in the contest to hand Western Carolina a 27-7 defeat Saturday night at Whitmire Stadium/Waters Field....


SoCon Tabs Harkley Player of the Week

Johnson City, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2002) - Safety Montreal Harkley (Hanahan, S.C.) of East Tennessee State's football team was named the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week today for his play in the Buccaneers' 35-21 win over VMI on Saturday. ...


Buc's Offense Comes Alive in 35-21 Win Over VMI

Johnson City, Tenn. (September 21, 2002) - With quarterback Jatavis Sanders (Stone Mountain, Ga.) at the helm and running back Gaven Varner (Summerville, S.C.) trampling defenders, East Tennessee State's offense awoke from it's slumber to defeat VMI 35-21 at Memorial Center on Saturday night. ...


Gardner-Webb Sloshes Past ETSU

Boiling Springs, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2002) - East Tennessee State's offensive troubles continued here tonight, as the Buccaneers came up short on a comeback try in a 13-10 loss at Gardner-Webb. In a game that was halted for 76 minutes near the end of the third quarter by a driving rainstorm and lightning, ETSU could only manage 229 yards of offense and missed two field goals while having a touchdown called back on a penalty. ...


Football Downs Mars Hill in Home Opener

Johnson City, Tenn. East Tennessee State survived a slow start and a few injuries to some key players to overcome Mars Hill 20-10 at Memorial Center Saturday night. ...


ETSU Football Falls to No. 25 NC State In Season Opener

Raleigh, N.C. (August 31, 2002) -- Offense was scarce for the East Tennessee State football team on Saturday night as head coach Paul Hamilton's Buccaneers (0-1) were held scoreless in a 34-0 loss to No. 25 North Carolina State (2-0) at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. ...


Kingsport Radio Station Joins Buccaneer Radio Network

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2002) -- The East Tennessee State Buccaneer Radio Network added another station Friday as WCSK 90.3 FM in Kingsport, Tenn. agreed to carry ETSU athletic broadcasts. ...


Moore, Tiller Named To Peyton and Buchanan Award Lists

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2002) - East Tennessee State's football team had a pair of its players placed on a pair of national award watch lists The Sports Network has announced. Senior wide receiver Cecil Moore (Morristown, Tenn.) and junior cornerback Tony Tiller (Lithonia, Ga.) were placed on the "Payton Watch" and "Buchanan Battle" lists by the organization....


Bucs Put Final Scrimmage In The Bag

Johnson City, Tenn. (July 8, 2002) - East Tennessee State's football team officially completed its preseason camp with its annual Blue-Gold scrimmage this afternoon in Memorial Center....


ETSU Winds Up Two-A-Days With Lively Scrimmage

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2002) - East Tennessee State' football team wound up its two-a-day portion of fall practice with its second scrimmage of the fall season....


East Tennessee State Linebackers Progressing Nicely

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2002) - One of the bright spots of East Tennessee State's football squad in 2002 should be its defense. With all 11 starters back from last year's team, the Buccaneers could produce one of the top defenses in the Southern Conference. ...


ETSU Receives Recognition In Preseason ESPN/USA Today Poll

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 19, 2002) - East Tennessee State's football team continues to receive preseason recognition in the preseason polls as the Bucs were listed among the other team receiving votes in the first ESPN/USA Today top-25 poll....


Hamilton Pleased With ETSU's First Scrimmage

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2002) - East Tennessee State' football team had its first scrimmage since starting practice, and no one was happier than head coach Paul Hamilton ....


Bucs To Play Twice On TV In 2002

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 16, 2002) - East Tennessee State football fans around the South will have a pair of opportunities to tune in and watch the Buccaneers on television this season as ETSU is scheduled to play two games on the Comcast Sports South network in 2002....


East Tennessee State Straps On The Pads

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2002) - The sound was unmistakable this morning in Memorial Center on the campus of East Tennessee State, the sound of pad on pad as the Buccaneer football team had its first practice in full pads. ...


ETSU Football Team Starts Practice

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 10, 2002) - East Tennessee State's football team began preparation for the fall season with its first practice this morning. Click Full Story for a photo library of the morning's action in Memorial Center....


ETSU Football Set To Begin Preseason Practice

Johnson City, Tenn. (Aug. 8, 2002) - East Tennessee State head football coach Paul Hamilton and his staff welcomed over 80 players to campus today as the Buccaneers begin their preparations for the 2002 football season that is less than four weeks away. ...


Southern Conference Preseason Football Polls Released

Johnson City, Tenn. (July 30, 2002) The Southern Conference released their 2002 coaches and media preseason football polls Tuesday from the annual conference football rouser in Greenville, S.C....


East Tennessee State Well Represented on Preseason All-Southern Conference Football Team

Johnson City, Tenn. (July 30, 2002) Six East Tennessee State football players were named to the preseason All-Southern Conference team, announced Tuesday from the annual conference football rouser in Greenville, S.C....


Tiller, Moore Named Preseason All-Americans

Johnson City, Tenn. (July 2, 2002) - Junior Tony Tiller (Lithonia, Ga.) and senior Cecil Moore (Morristown, Tenn.) of East Tennessee State's football team were selections to The Sports Network's 2002 Division I-AA Preseason All-America team the organization announced today....