Smith chooses to play senior season at ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 16, 2005) - East Tennessee State point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) announced on Thursday that he will return to the Buccaneers for his senior season in 2005-06. Smith, who had put his name in the NBA Draft pool, said he wanted to end his college career on a high note. ...


ETSU men's basketball releases 2005-06 schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 10, 2005) - A season-opener at Tennessee, a road meeting with ACC foe Clemson, 15 home games, fan bus trips to Jacksonville and Nashville, and 23 games within driving distance of Johnson City highlight the 2005-06 men's basketball schedule announced Friday by ETSU head coach Murry Bartow ....


ETSU men's basketball adds Taylor to 2005-06 recruiting class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 10, 2005) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Tuesday that 6-foot-2 guard Tayloe Taylor (Memphis, Tenn.) has signed to play basketball for the Buccaneers beginning with the 2005-06 season....


Smith named to TSWA All-State hoops team for second straight year

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 28, 2005) - The Tennessee Sports Writers Association announced on Thursday that for the second straight year East Tennessee State University junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) has been selected to the organization's all-state collegiate basketball team....


ETSU men's basketball grants release to Scott

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 22, 2005) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced on Friday that sophomore forward Aaron Scott (Houma, La.) has requested and will receive permission to transfer at the end of the 2004-05 school year. ...


ETSU hoops adds fifth recruit to 2005 class with signing of Swader

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 20, 2005) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced on Wednesday that 6-foot-8 forward Kenyona Swader (Smyrna, Tenn.) has signed to play for the Buccaneers beginning with the 2005-06 season....


ETSU men's hoops adds Eryk Thomas to 2005 recruiting class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 18, 2005) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Monday that 6-foot-7 forward Eryk Thomas (Fremont, Calif.) has signed to play basketball for the Buccaneers beginning with the 2005-06 season....


ETSU men's basketball adds Williams, Keaton to 2005-06 roster

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2005) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow announced Wednesday that 6-foot-2 guard Dante Williams of Romulus, Mich., and 6-foot-1 guard Shaun Keaton of Albany, Ga., have both signed to play basketball for the Buccaneers beginning with the 2005-06 season....


Smith receives first-team All-SoCon Tournament honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 5, 2005) - After being selected as a back-to-back winner of the Southern Conference Tournament MVP award the past two seasons, junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) ended his Southern Conference exploits by once again being named to the tournament's first-team in 2004-05. ETSU will be leaving the SoCon to enter the Atlantic Sun Conference next season....


Smith not enough as season ends

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (3/3/05) -- East Tennessee State junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored 33 points, but it was not enough as Chattanooga ended the Buccaneers' season with a 77-70 win in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Tournament Thursday night at the McKenzie Arena....


Bucs back to winning at SoCon Tournament

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 2, 2005) - East Tennessee State University junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored a game-high 37 points and matched his career high for 3-point goals with five, leading the Buccaneers to an 87-84 win over Furman in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament Wednesday night at McKenzie Arena....


Bucs hope to overcome odds at SoCon

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 1, 2005) -- Despite being winners of two straight Southern Conference Tournament Championships and back-to-back participants in the NCAA Tournament, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team enters the 2005 SoCon Tournament looking for redemption after a 2004-05 regular season that did not go as planned....


Smith receives second Media All-SoCon First Team honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 28, 2005) - For the second straight year, ETSU junior Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) has been named to the Media All-Southern Conference first team....


Smith named SoCon Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 28, 2005) - On Monday, the Southern Conference named East Tennessee State guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) as its Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played between Feb. 22-26....


Smith named first-team All-SoCon for second year

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 28, 2005) - For the second straight year, ETSU junior Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) has been named to the Coaches All-Southern Conference first team. ...


Smith's career high 41 points not enough to stop Eagles

STATESBORO, Ga. (Feb. 26, 2005) - A late rally by East Tennessee State fell just short as Georgia Southern defeated the Bucs in the season finale for both teams, 97-91, from Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Ga. With the loss, ETSU falls to 9-18, 4-12 in Southern Conference play while the Eagles close out the regular season 17-12, and 10-6 in conference games....


Bucs set for trip to Georgia Southern

STATESBORO, Ga. (Feb. 24, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will wrap up its regular season schedule with a nationally-televised game with Southern Conference foe Georgia Southern on Saturday. Tip is set for 4 p.m. at Hanner Field House....


Bucs, Mocs set to face off in home finale

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will try to keep its winning streak alive tonight as the Buccaneers host longtime Southern Conference rival Chattanooga at Memorial Center. Tip time is set for 7 p.m....


Long leads Chattanooga past Bucs, 78-64

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2005) - Chattanooga sophomore guard Casey Long hit on a career-high six 3-pointers, leading the Mocs to a 78-64 win over longtime Southern Conference rival East Tennessee State in the Buccaneers' home finale Monday night at Memorial Center....


Bucs get third win in a row, drop Austin Peay

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team made it three wins in a row inside Memorial Center, but the Austin Peay Governors did not make it easy....


Bucs brace for visit from Austin Peay

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will try to build on the momentum of back-to-back wins on Saturday, as the Buccaneers host Austin Peay inside Memorial Center at 4 p.m....


SoCon Tournament tickets on sale now

It's that time of year again Let's Go Buc Wild in Chattanooga. ...


Bucs make it two in a row, drop Western Carolina, 92-83

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2005) - Thanks to a career high 23 points from junior Ben Rhoda (Dayton, Ohio) and a double-double from junior forward Dillion Sneed (Chicago), the East Tennessee State men's basketball team picked up its second straight win with a 92-83 victory over Western Carolina Monday night in front of 4,364 fans at Memorial Center. ...


Fresh off win, Bucs set to face Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2005) -- After dropping UNC Greensboro 105-78 on Saturday, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will return to Southern Conference action Monday night against Western Carolina. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. in Memorial Center....


Long-range shooting lifts ETSU over UNCG, 105-78

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2005) - Senior guard James Anthony (Tampa, Fla.) scored a career high 30 points and set an East Tennessee State single-game record with eight 3-point baskets, as the Buccaneers raced to a 35-point halftime lead and went on to take a 105-78 victory over Southern Conference rival UNC Greensboro Saturday afternoon in front of 4,142 fans at Memorial Center....


Bucs in need of win Saturday against UNCG

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will be trying to get back in the win column Saturday when the Buccaneers play host to Southern Conference foe UNC Greensboro at Memorial Center. Game time is set for 4 p.m....


Bucs set to face Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Feb. 9, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team begins a five-game home stand tonight as the Buccaneers host Appalachian State at Memorial Center. Tip is set for 7 p.m....


ETSU returns home, falls 95-73 to Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team began a five-game stretch inside Memorial Center Wednesday night, facing off against nearby Southern Conference rival Appalachian State. However, things did not go as the Buccaneers had planned....


Elon drops Bucs 80-72 in SoCon action

ELON, N.C. (Jan. 7, 2005) - In a game that witnessed seven ties and eight lead changes, the Elon Phoenix pulled away in the final three minutes to come away with an 80-72 victory in Southern Conference action Monday night from Alumni Gym in Elon, N.C....


Bucs on the road again, taking on Elon

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University Buccaneers' men's basketball team will try to stop a five-game losing streak when they travel to face Elon Monday night at Alumni Gym. This will be the Bucs last road game before a five-game home stand begins Wednesday night against Appalachian State. ...


Bucs lose another close one, 68-64 at Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 5, 2005) - It was another close game and another tough loss for the East Tennessee State men's basketball team. The Buccaneers had their opportunities late in the game but victory was elusive once more, as a poor offensive effort in the second half doomed ETSU and allowed the Wofford Terriers to drop the Bucs 68-64 Saturday evening at the Benjamin Johnson Arena. With the loss, the Bucs moved to 6-14 overall, 2-8 in SoCon play, while Wofford improved to 10-10, 3-6. ...


Bucs prepare for trip to Wofford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2005) -- After a 10-day break from action, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will return to Southern Conference play Saturday evening when they travel to Spartanburg, S.C., to take on the Wofford Terriers. Tip is set for 7 p.m....


ETSU men's game with ASU rescheduled for Feb. 9

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2005) - East Tennessee State's men's basketball game originally scheduled for Jan. 29, 2005, at Memorial Center has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. The game was postponed due to inclement weather over the weekend. ...


ETSU men's hoops to host Austin Peay on Feb. 19

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2005) - ESPN announced on Monday the pairings for its Bracket Busters Saturday, which is scheduled for Feb. 19. ...


Men's basketball game postponed

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2005) - Today's men's basketball game between ETSU and ASU scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at Memorial Center has been postponed. The game will be rescheduled for a later date....


Bucs need win as they prepare for Appalachian State

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2005) -- Coming off a tough, one-point loss to the Southern Conference's only undefeated team earlier this week, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team begins the final stretch run of the season Saturday against Appalachian State. Tip is set for 4 p.m. at Memorial Center....


Bucs drop heartbreaker to Davidson, 63-62

DAVIDSON, N.C. (Jan. 27, 2004) -- A spirited comeback by East Tennessee State fell just short Wednesday night, as the Bucs fell to Davidson, 63-62 from Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C. ...


Bucs travel to face tough Davidson team

DAVIDSON, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will be desperately seeking a win as the Buccaneers travel to face SoCon rival Davidson Wednesday night....


ETSU rally falls short as Citadel wins 80-76

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2005) - The Citadel held off a late frantic rally by East Tennessee State to take an 80-76 road win over the Buccaneers in Southern Conference action Monday night at Memorial Center....


Bucs prepare for The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will continue in Southern Conference play Monday night at Memorial Center when the Buccaneers face The Citadel. Game time is 7 p.m....


Mocs dispatch Bucs in 93-59 rout

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2005) - Chattanooga junior forward Alphonso Pugh scored 23 points and the Mocs shot 59 percent from the floor to take a 93-59 win over East Tennessee State Saturday afternoon at McKenzie Arena....


Bucs set to face rival Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (1/21/05) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team returns to Southern Conference action on Saturday with a crucial North Division battle with longtime rival Chattanooga at 2 p.m. in the McKenzie Arena....


UNC Greensboro takes overtime win over Bucs, 79-76

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 18, 2005) - Senior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) scored 22 points and junior forward Dillion Sneed (Chicago) collected his fifth career double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, but it was not enough as UNC Greensboro rallied for an overtime win over East Tennessee State 79-76 Tuesday night at Fleming Gymnasium....


ETSU's Strong, Smith lead Bucs past Elon, 79-67

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 15, 2005) - Sophomore guard Travis Strong (Memphis) scored a career high 26 points and junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) added 25 as the East Tennessee State men's basketball team dropped Elon 79-67 in Southern Conference basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Memorial Center....


Bucs hope to build on momentum at UNC Greensboro

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Jan. 15, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will return to Southern Conference action on the road Tuesday night at UNC Greensboro. Tip time at Fleming Gymnasium is set for 7 p.m....


Bucs break through with win over Catamounts

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2005) - The Bucs finally broke through. With Western Carolina just two points behind at 70-68 with 30 seconds remaining in the game, junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) converted a three-point play by sinking a running layup and making good on the foul shot, giving the East Tennessee State men's basketball team the cushion it needed for a 76-70 win over the Catamounts Monday night at the Ramsey Center. ...


Bucs hope to rebound with win over Western Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 10, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will travel to face Southern Conference foe Western Carolina Monday night. Tip time is set for 7 p.m....


Furman rallies in second half for road win over ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team led at halftime, but the hot 3-point shooting of the Furman Paladins proved to be the difference as they dropped the Bucs 76-68 in Southern Conference action Saturday afternoon at Memorial Center....


ETSU men poised for showdown with Mountaineers

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (Jan. 5, 2005) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team is back in action tonight as the Buccaneers return to Southern Conference play with a trip to nearby Appalachian State in Boone, N.C. Tip is set for 7 p.m....


Mountaineers outlast Bucs with last-second shot

BOONE, N.C. (Jan. 5, 2005) - In a battle of two Southern Conference teams in desperate need of a win, the Appalachian State Mountaineers came away with the prize thanks to a last-second play from sophomore guard D.J. Thompson....


ETSU experience a blessing to Oatman

Sam Oatman could have complained, but he never did. Entering his sophomore year of eligibility in the fall of 2002, the 6-foot-2 guard was expected to start at the point and direct the offense for an East Tennessee State University men's basketball team that was poised to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 years. However, five games into that season, a true freshman point guard named Tim Smith took over for Oatman. ...


Memphis too much for Bucs, 87-56

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) (Dec. 28, 2004) - Sean Banks scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Anthony Rice added a career-high 20 points as Memphis snapped a two-game losing streak with an 87-56 victory over East Tennessee State on Thursday night from FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn....


ETSU game versus Memphis to air locally on Tri-Cities UPN (WAPK)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 28, 2004) - East Tennessee State basketball fans will be treated to a late Christmas gift on Thursday night, Dec. 30, as the Buccaneers road game with the Memphis Tigers will be televised locally on Tri-Cities UPN (WAPK)....


ETSU men enjoy early Christmas gift with win over Union

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2004) - Behind a career high 22 points from sophomore guard Travis Strong (Memphis, Tenn.) and double-figure scoring from four other East Tennessee State players, the Buccaneers dismantled Union College by a score of 102-67 Tuesday night at Memorial Center. ...


Old Dominion drops Bucs, 86-65

NORFOLK, Va (Dec. 18, 2004) -- Despite 18 points from junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) and 15 from senior guard James Anthony (Tampa, Fla.), the East Tennessee State Buccaneers dropped their sixth game of the season with an 86-65 loss to Old Dominion Saturday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center....


ETSU men's basketball team presents check to Children's Hospital

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team took time out from its 2004-05 competitive schedule to visit the Children's Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center on Friday....


Bucs hope for continued improvement against Old Dominion

As the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team prepares to return to action this Saturday at 7 p.m. against Old Dominion, head coach Murry Bartow is hoping a seven-day break for final exams and a 65-54 home win over Tennessee Tech will boost his team's confidence and performance....


Bucs break through with win over Tennessee Tech, 65-54

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 10, 2004) - Relying on their best defensive effort of the season, the East Tennessee State Buccaneers held visiting Tennessee Tech to just 32 percent shooting en route to a 65-54 win in non-conference basketball action at Memorial Center....


Central Michigan holds off Bucs

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2004) - The East Tennessee State men's basketball team could not hold a first half lead and watched a second-half rally fall short as the Central Michigan Chippewas remained unbeaten at home with an 88-77 win Tuesday night in nonconference action at Rose Arena....


Charleston outlasts Bucs late to take conference opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2004) - The College of Charleston Cougars outscored East Tennessee State 14-6 in the final 4:36 to take a 79-72 win over the Buccaneers Saturday afternoon in the Southern Conference opener for both teams at Memorial Center....


Crimson Tide fire away in 114-77 win over Bucs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Dec. 1, 2004) -- Junior forward Dillion Sneed (Chicago, Ill.) had a career night with 30 points and 14 rebounds but it was not enough to stop a torrid Alabama scoring attack as the Crimson Tide defeated ETSU 114-77 Wednesday night from Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Junior point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) also added 24 points and a team-high six assists in the loss. ...


Second-half defensive effort propels Bucs past King, 82-48

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2004) - Holding a six-point lead over King College with 37 seconds remaining in the first half, the East Tennessee State men's basketball team went to its defense to create three baskets on a pair of turnovers in the final seconds. The result was a 45-33 halftime lead and a new vigor on the defensive end of the floor, as the Buccaneers went on to hold King scoreless for the first eight minutes of the second half and took an 82-48 win Monday night in front of 4,077 fans at Memorial Center. It was the first meeting between the two schools since 1950....


Fresno State pounds boards in win over ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 27, 2004) - Behind a rebounding margin of 57 to 38, the Fresno State Bulldogs used their considerable advantage inside to take a 90-73 victory over East Tennessee State University Saturday afternoon in front of 6,290 fans at Memorial Center. ...


ETSU proclaims Keith "Mister" Jennings Day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 27, 2004) - The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics welcomed back one of the all-time greats in the program's history on Saturday, as over 6,000 fans gathered to welcome back Keith "Mister" Jennings to Memorial Center....


Bucs rally, but fall to Marshall, 80-76

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Nov. 23, 2004) - Marshall held off a late run by East Tennessee State to come away with an 80-76 win over the Buccaneers in the Henderson Center Tuesday night in Huntington, W.Va....


ETSU pounds UVa.-Wise 105-60 in season opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team opened its 2004-05 season in style on Saturday afternoon, dropping UVa.-Wise 105-60 in front of 4366 fans at Memorial Center. ...


Buccaneer Men's Basketball opens 2004-05 season on Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2004) -- Finally, the 2004-2005 East Tennessee State University men's basketball season has arrived. The Buccaneers will tip off the new campaign Saturday at 4:00 p.m. against the UVa.-Wise Highland Cavaliers in Memorial Center. A renovated arena with new seating and many cosmetic changes will welcome fans, not to mentioned a highly-touted team with eyes on winning a third straight Southern Conference title....


ETSU's Tim Smith featured in Sports Illustrated preview edition

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2004) - While college basketball fans around the Mountain Empire and throughout the Southern Conference know a great deal about ETSU junior guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.), the rest of the country will also be getting educated this week as Sports Illustrated releases its annual college basketball preview edition. The publication is on newsstands now....


ETSU men take 110-69 exhibition win over VASDA USA

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2004) - Powered by double-double performances from juniors Brad Nuckles (Council, Va.) and Ben Rhoda (Dayton, Ohio), the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team rolled in their final preseason tune-up of the season, dropping VASDA USA 110-69 in front of a crowd of 3,280 Saturday afternoon at Brooks Gym....


ETSU men to play exhibition game Saturday in Brooks Gym

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 12, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team, the two-time defending Southern Conference champions, will host VASDA USA in an exhibition game Saturday at Brooks Gym. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. and tickets will be $5, with season ticket holders admitted free....


ETSU athletics to host Keith "Mister" Jennings Day Nov. 27

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2004) - On Saturday, Nov. 27, the East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will honor one of its most recognizable and loved former athletes....


Men's basketball shines in annual Blue-Gold Scrimmage

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2004) - In front of a full crowd at Brooks Gymnasium today the Buccaneer men's basketball squad competed in the annual Blue-Gold Scrimmage with the Blue team taking the 79-70 win for the afternoon. With Homecoming festivities, an all-star mascot game, promotional prizes and finishing the afternoon with an autograph session with the team, the excitement level for the upcoming 2004-2005 season continues to rise....


ETSU men's basketball team to participate in annual Blue-Gold Scrimmage

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team will highlight the Homecoming 2004 weekend when they play their annual Blue-Gold Scrimmage game on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. in Brooks Gym. Tickets for the scrimmage are $2 with proceeds benefiting the Children's Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center....


ETSU men's basketball opens practice for 2004-05 season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2004) - The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team - the two-time defending Southern Conference champions - opened preseason practice for the 2004-05 season Saturday at Memorial Center. ...


ETSU men's and women's basketball to host Fan Appreciation Day, Blue-Gold Scrimmage

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2004) - The 2004-2005 basketball season at East Tennessee State University will kick off this weekend, as both the men's and women's basketball teams open practice on Saturday. In addition, both teams will host Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday in Brooks Gym at 4 p.m. ...


ETSU men picked to win North Divison again; Smith earns Preseason POY honor

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 11, 2004) - It was a day of emerging expectations for the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team Monday at the Southern Conference's preseason Basketball Tipoff media event. ETSU point guard Tim Smith (Newport News, Va.) was named the SoCon Preseason Player of the Year, while the Buccaneers were picked to repeat for a fifth-straight year as the champion of the league's North Division by both the conference's coaches and media. ...


ETSU men's hoops team visits Children's Hospital at JCMC

JOHNSON CITY Sept. 10, 2004) -- The East Tennessee State University men's basketball team took time to visit with patients at the Children's Hospital at Johnson City Medical Center on Friday. ...


ETSU men again part of ESPN Bracket Buster Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2004) - It was announced Wednesday that for the second straight season, the East Tennessee State University men's basketball team has been selected to participate in the ESPN Bracket Buster Saturday on Feb. 19, 2005. ...


Bartow releases 2004-05 men's basketball schedule

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2004) - East Tennessee State University men's basketball coach Murry Bartow released the Buccaneers' 2004-05 hoops schedule on Friday, a slate that includes 14 home games, a visit from Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State, and trips to Southeastern Conference opponent Alabama and in-state rival Memphis. ...


Wadood, Fields to play professionally in Spain

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 5, 2004) - Former East Tennessee State University men's basketball standouts Jerald Fields (Gainesville, Fla.) and Zakee Wadood (Lonoke, Ark.) have announced that they will continue their playing careers in Spain later this year. The two signed professional contracts in July and will soon cross the Atlantic Ocean to begin preparation for the upcoming season. ...