This week in ETSU Athletics: October 17-23

Monday, October 17, 2011



This week: For the fourth straight year, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association (BASA) are inviting Buccaneer fans to welcome the 2011-12 basketball season at the “Bluenanza” tipoff event presented by Johnson City Honda on Thursday, Oct. 20 inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.


The Bluenanza – which will be highlighted by scrimmages for both the ETSU men’s and women’s teams, a 3-point shooting contest, and a slam dunk contest – will also feature prize giveaways for both students and fans.

This week: The Bucs (10-12, 3-4 A-Sun) play their last non-conference of the season when they travel to Clinton, S.C. for a match with Presbyterian at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. ETSU then continues Atlantic Sun play over the weekend as the Bucs welcome Mercer and Kennesaw State to town. ETSU will face Mercer on Friday at 7 p.m. before closing the weekend against Kennesaw State at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Last week: ETSU went 2-1 on the week after defeating Wofford and Stetson, while falling to Florida Gulf Coast.

Promotion: ETSU will be looking to “Book the Bears” on Friday night – fans who donate a kids book will get in for just a Buc ($1). Saturday’s contest will be the annual “Pink Zone” match, which raises money for cancer research. Fans that wear pink will receive admission for just a Buc ($1).

Coverage: Live video and live stats will be available for both weekend matches. Fans can purchase the live video feed at ASun.TV. Live stats for each match will be available at

Men’s Soccer
This week: ETSU (8-4-2, 2-3-1 A-Sun) hits the road for just one match this week. The Bucs will travel to Macon, Ga. for an A-Sun showdown with Mercer on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Last week: The Bucs went 1-0-1 on the week. ETSU opened up the weekend with a scoreless tie against Stetson before knocking off Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday afternoon.

Coverage: Live video and live stats will be available for the match. Live video will be available at ASun.TV. Live stats for the match will be available at

Women’s Soccer
This week: ETSU (11-4-0, 6-1-0 A-Sun) returns home for a pair of Atlantic Sun matches as the Lady Bucs take on Kennesaw State at 7 p.m. Friday and Mercer on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Last week: The Lady Bucs went 1-1 on the week as they defeated Stetson on Friday night before falling to league-leading Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday.

Promotion: Friday’s match will be a “Faculty Spotlight” where the student-athletes will invite their favorite professor to be recognized. It is also “Facebook Friday” – look for the coupon on the Official ETSU Buccaneer Facebook Page. The Lady Bucs will be looking to “Book the Bears” on Sunday – donate a kids book and get in for a Buc ($1). It will also be Senior Day for the three ETSU seniors.

Coverage: Live video and live stats will be available for both matches. Fans can purchase the live video feed at ASun.TV. Live stats for both matches will be available at

Men’s Golf

This week: The ETSU men’s golf team will conclude the fall season at the U.S. Collegiate Championship beginning on Sunday in Alpharetta, Ga. The three-day tournament will conclude on Tuesday with 18-holes being played each day.

Last week: The Bucs hosted the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club over the weekend where they finished in ninth place out of 15 teams.

Coverage: Live stats will be available at

Women’s Golf

This week: The ETSU women’s golf team concludes its fall season at the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C. The event will get underway on Sunday morning.  

Last week: ETSU finished sixth out of 20 in the team standings at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate in Greenville, N.C.

Coverage: For a full recap and results of each round, visit

Men’s Tennis

This week: Men’s tennis will be participating in the ITA Regional beginning on Friday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Coverage: Stay tuned to for complete coverage of the ITA Regional.

Fans can get tickets to each home event by clicking HERE or by calling 423-439-3878.

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MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College