2014-15 Football News
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December 18, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday the Buccaneers’ 2015 football schedule, a slate that will feature six homes games and four road matchups, and includes contests against NCAA Division I FCS opponents such as Charleston Southern, Mercer and Gardner-Webb.
December 17, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics wishes its Buccaneer fans across the world Happy Holidays!
December 15, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- ETSU head coach Carl Torbush took time back in November to talk with a film crew from Liberty University regarding the renewal of the Buccaneers' football program.
December 02, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2014) – A long-running ETSU Athletics tradition helped spread holiday cheer to local children Tuesday evening. As part of the 14th annual “A Buccaneer Christmas," around 70 children were treated to a special night full of activities.
November 25, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 25, 2014) – Several ETSU football student-athletes took part in the United Way of Washington County's annual celebrity bagging event Tuesday at Food City at 509 N. State of Franklin Road, offering their time to help raise awareness for United Way.
November 01, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2014) – Having played indoors at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center for much of its history, a great deal has been made of the fact that the Buccaneers will play outdoors in the future. Well, Homecoming 2014 certainly welcomed the Bucs to the elements.
October 30, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2014) – The ETSU football program announced Thursday that it will host a special “Football Family Alumni” reception following the team’s Blue-Gold Scrimmage on Saturday, Nov. 1 during Homecoming.
October 27, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2014) – From tailgating to celebrity performances to traditional athletic events, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will be providing a wide variety of activities for students, faculty, staff and supporters of Buccaneer athletics throughout this special Homecoming week.
October 23, 2014
KINGSPORT (Oct. 23, 2014) – The ETSU football team was welcomed by beautiful weather and a large number of fans on Thursday night at Dobyns-Bennett High School, as the Buccaneers played their third of four scheduled Blue-Gold Scrimmages at the school’s J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
October 22, 2014
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2014) – The ETSU football team will be on the road again Thursday night as the Buccaneers will play their third of four public Blue-Gold scrimmage games, this time at J. Fred Johnson Stadium on the campus of Dobyns-Bennett High School.
October 18, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2014) – The ETSU football team spent time off the gridiron this week and gave back to the community as the Buccaneers visited Grandview Elementary to help with their annual “Eagle Walk” on Wednesday, while also making the trip to the Appalachian Fairground to help set up for the “Color Me Rad” 5K on Friday.
October 17, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2014) – The ETSU football team participated in a closed scrimmage Thursday night as the Buccaneers prepare to be on the road next Thursday night, Oct. 23, for a Blue-Gold scrimmage game at Dobyns-Bennett High School’s J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
October 16, 2014
Carl Torbush had no intention of ever coaching football again after 39 years on the job. He had retired on Douglas Lake in Eastern Tennessee and was content with life in his lake house.
October 10, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2014) – A new generation of ETSU football players came face-to-face with the past during a special invitation-only scrimmage for alumni Thursday afternoon.
October 02, 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2014) – While the ETSU football team went on the road for Thursday night’s Blue-Gold scrimmage at Tennessee High School’s historic Stone Castle, freshman wide receiver Adam Mitchell (Bristol, Tenn.) felt right at home.
September 29, 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2014) – Following a successful Game Time 101 event and the program’s first public scrimmage this past Saturday, the ETSU football team will hit the road for a special Blue-Gold Game this Thursday, Oct. 2 at Tennessee High School’s historic Stone Castle in Bristol.
September 27, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2014) – With thousands surrounding the ETSU football practice fields, the Buccaneers gave fans a sneak peek at the program during the featured event of Saturday’s Game Time 101 event – the Blue-Gold Scrimmage.
September 27, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2014) – An estimated 3,000-plus fans packed the on-campus parking lot located behind Warf-Pickel Hall and adjacent to the new parking garage on the west end of campus for a day full of food, friends and football for the first-ever ETSU Game Time 101 football celebration.
September 25, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday that it will partner with the on-campus Reece Museum and two university graduate students to curate an exhibition about the history of ETSU football scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.
September 16, 2014
Long-time friends and former Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Carl Torbush and Mike O'Cain say they savor the opportunity to work together in relaunching a program on a smaller scale at East Tennessee State.
September 15, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2014) – On a newly lined field and in front of a gathered crowd that included students, fans, media and others, the ETSU football team and head coach Carl Torbush’s coaching staff participated in the first official practice for the new program Monday.
September 15, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2014) – With the announcement of the start time for the Tennessee vs. Georgia football game on Saturday, Sept. 27, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has altered the schedule of events for the Game Time 101 football celebration set for that same day.
September 13, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2014) – A record number of approximately 75 participants were on hand Saturday morning inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center for the second annual Carl Torbush Women's Football 101 Clinic.
September 09, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2014) – The ETSU football program released Tuesday the schedule for this weekend's second annual Carl Torbush’s Women's Football 101 Clinic, which will begin Saturday at 8:15 a.m. inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
September 09, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2014) – With less than 365 days left until the first official game against Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, 2015, the ETSU football team released its 2014 practice and scrimmage schedule on Sept. 3, 2014, as well as information regarding an exciting football celebration day later this month.
September 04, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 4, 2014) -- The ETSU football team held its first Media Day in over 11 years on Wednesday and below is some of the media coverage from the event.
September 03, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Media members from throughout the Tri-Cities packed the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center Wednesday for the first Football Media Day in over 11 years, an event that featured interviews with coaches, players and athletic department administrators, as well as tours of newly-constructed facilities.
September 03, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Having quietly spent the last year taking deposits on football season tickets for the 2015 season, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially announced Wednesday that tickets are now open to the public for purchase.
August 28, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2014) – ETSU football head coach Carl Torbush and his staff announced Thursday that they will be hosting the second annual Carl Torbush’s Women’s Football 101 Clinic inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on Saturday, Sept. 13.
August 25, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2014) – ETSU football head coach Carl Torbush and his staff released information Monday regarding upcoming tryouts for walk-on players.
August 07, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 7, 2014) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Thursday that former Ohio State football and Baltimore Orioles strength and conditioning coach Allan Johnson has joined the Buccaneers’ coaching staff as an assistant coach in charge of strength training.
July 26, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 26, 2014) – Campers from grades 4-8 gathered inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center Saturday morning as ETSU Football Head Coach Carl Torbush and his staff hosted the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp presented by Chick-Fil-A at the Johnson City Crossings.
July 21, 2014
JOHNSON CITY (July 21, 2014) – The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that the football program will host the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp presented by Chick-Fil-A at Johnson City Crossings for children entering 4th grade to those entering 8th grade on Saturday, July 26th inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
July 19, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 19, 2014) – Members of the ETSU Football coaching staff shared insight and tricks of the trade with area coaches Saturday as part of the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates.
July 15, 2014
JOHNSON CITY (July 15, 2014) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday the speaking schedule for the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates on Saturday, July 19th.
July 10, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 10, 2014) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Thursday that former Buccaneers’ offensive lineman Erik Losey has joined the team’s coaching staff.
July 09, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 9, 2014) – ETSU Athletics announced Wednesday that the Buccaneer Football and Friends Foundation, Inc. recently approved and signed a gift agreement with the ETSU Foundation to transfer all dollars raised by the BFFF to the ETSU Kick-Off Fund.
July 07, 2014
JOHNSON CITY (July 7, 2014) – ETSU Athletics announced Monday that it will host the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates on Saturday, July 19th inside the Martha Culp Auditorium on the ETSU campus.
June 30, 2014
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 1, 2014) – The Buccaneers are back home. After spending the past nine seasons as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially rejoined the Southern Conference at the stroke of midnight on Monday evening.
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
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 20, 12:00 p.m. Jacksonville State University
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