EAST TENNESSEE STATE BUCCANEERS NEWS

Julio Jones not listed on injury report before playing against a Mike Smith defense

Oh. Snap. Julio Jones has had a bit of a disappointing season for a player of his talent. He’s fifth in receiving yardage and has only one touchdown. He’s had a few nagging injuries, and Steve Sarkisian is still finding out how to maximize his best weapon. Those injuries? They are gone now, and Jones is not even listed on the team’s injury report. Julio’s next match up? Oh yes...
Via The Falcoholic
15 days ago

WATCH: ETSU coach Steve Forbes gives epic pregame pep talk to fire team up

March Madness is the time of year where coaches save their best pregame speeches to inspire their players.ETSU head coach Steve Forbes delivered a pretty good one before Thursday’s game, and it seemed to go over well in the locker room. Forbes basically played off the fact that Florida doesn’t have any big-name stars, so it’s doubtful that he’ll be making friends with the opposition...
Via The Sports Daily
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NCAA Tournament matchups to watch

The NCAA Tournament schedule has been announced and preparations for home viewing have already begun. After setting up multiple monitors and logging into every app available, you're all set up to watch the best month of college basketball out of the year. Even with all those channels though, it is still impossible to watch every game at once. Sometimes there's going to be blind spots...
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Giant killers in your 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket

When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, think of top seeds like the upper class and the lower seeds like the working class. When the two get together, the higher ranked teams would love nothing more than for those lower ranked to teams to just lay down and give them an easy route to the Final Four. But where's the fun in that?Rooting for the underdog is one of the best parts of watching...
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

5 potential NCAA Tournament first-round upsets

One of the best parts about March Madness is being able to call a big March Madness upset. There are few things more fun about March Madness than riding a little-known school to the Sweet Sixteen or beyond and bragging about it to your friends and coworkers who’ve never heard of them. Of course, they’re upsets for a reason, and notoriously hard to predict.Teams who have waited all...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Cromer, Glass help ETSU stay in first in SoCon

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) T.J. Cromer scored 18 points, Tevin Glass added 14 and East Tennessee State held Western Carolina to 12 points in the first half on its way to a 68-52 on Saturday night to clinch at least a share of the Southern Conference championship. ETSU (24-6, 14-3) will play at UNC Greensboro (13-4) on Monday night in a regular-season finale. If UNCG wins, there would...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Mosquera-Perea putback helps ETSU sneak by Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Tevin Glass and T.J. Cromer each scored 16 points, Hanner Mosquera-Perea hit the go-ahead bucket, and East Tennessee State rallied from a late deficit to beat Samford 79-77 on Wednesday night. The win helps the Buccaneers (21-6, 11-3) keep pace in the Southern Conference standings with Furman, which also won on Wednesday. East Tennessee state is currently...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

East Tennessee rolls past Mercer 88-71

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) T.J. Cromer sank five 3-pointers and scored 28 points to propel East Tennessee to an 88-71 win over Mercer on Saturday. Cromer and A.J. Merriweather, who finished with 10 points, each reached 1,000 career points in the game. Cromer entered just five points shy of the milestone and Merriweather needed six. Devontavius Payne added 18 points, including four...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Cromer scores 24, ETSU rallies in 2nd half to top VMI 81-71

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) T.J. Cromer scored 24 points, including a 3-pointer that gave East Tennessee State its first lead of the game in the second half, during an 81-71 come-from-behind win over VMI on Thursday night. Desonta Bradford added 16 points for ETSU (18-5, 8-2 Southern Conference), A.J. Merriweather added 13 and Tevin Glass 10 as the Buccaneers scored 54 points after halftime...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Cromer, Payne lead ETSU to 115-71 win over The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) T.J. Cromer had 19 points and four steals, Devontavious Payne hit 4 of 6 from 3-point range and scored 19 more and ETSU cruised to a 115-71 win over The Citadel on Thursday night. A.J. Merriweather scored 14, Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Tevin Glass had 12 points apiece and Jermaine Long added 11. David Burrell had 10 points and eight rebounds while Glass added...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Cromer scores career-high 30, ETSU beats Savannah St. 92-71

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) T.J. Cromer scored a career-high 30 points and East Tennessee State rebounded from a loss to Tennessee by walloping Savannah State 92-71 Thursday night. The Bucs opened the game with a dunk from Hanner Mosquera-Perea and never trailed. Mosquera-Perea finished with 13 points, two blocked shots and eight rebounds for ETSU (10-3). Devontavius Payne hit a...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

ETSU dominates 2nd half, dumps Milwaukee 86-62

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Hanner Mosquera-Perea scored 15 points and A.J. Merriweather 13 and East Tennessee pulled away in the second half for an 86-62 win over Milwaukee in the Sanford Pentagon Showcase on Friday. David Burrell added 12 points and Devontavius Payne had 11 for the Buccaneers (3-1), who outscored the Panthers (1-3) 45-24 in the second half. ETSU led 41-38 at the...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Burrell's near-perfect night vaults ETSU over Fordham 96-59

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) David Burrell scored 21 points on 8-of-8 shooting from the field, and six players scored in double figures for East Tennessee State in a 96-59 season-opening win over Fordham on Friday night. Burrell, who played just 16 minutes, made all four 3-pointers as the Buccaneers combined to make 12 of 23 attempts from beyond the arc. East Tennessee State led...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Smith brings coaching to the Bucs

The Buccaneers have had coaching issues. Hence the reason why they have had three different coaches in five seasons. Players haven’t been put in position to succeed and instead have been forced into roles/schemes they don’t excel in. Enter defensive coordinator Mike Smith, who promises the team will examine each players strengths and weaknesses and put them in position to succeed...
Via The Bay Cave
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Smith excited to join Bucs as defensive coordinator

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Mike Smith is back in the NFL as a defensive coordinator and eager to help new coach Dirk Koetter lift the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of the NFC South basement. The Bucs have finished last in the division each of the past five seasons and are counting on the former Atlanta Falcons coach to construct a defense that will help Koetter and young quarterback Jameis Winston...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

East Tennessee State blows out VMI, 88-51

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) T.J. Cromer scored 23 points, hitting 6 of 7 from 3-point range, and East Tennessee State cruised to an 88-51 win over VMI on Monday night. The Bucs (10-6, 3-0 Southern Conference) have won three straight conference games and five in a row overall. Lester Wilson finished with 16 points, including 4 of 7 from long range, for East Tennessee State, which...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Cromer, Guyn lead ETSU to 86-83 win over UNCG

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) T.J. Cromer scored 20, including the winning 3-pointer with eight seconds left, and Ge'Lawn Guyn had a career-high 28 points to lead East Tennessee State to an 86-83 win over North Carolina-Greensboro on Saturday. Kayel Locke scored 10 straight points for UNCG, the last two of which put the Spartans up 83-80 with 1:37 left. Guyn hit a 3, his sixth of...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

East Tennessee rolls over Milligan 98-47

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Ge'Lawn Guyn hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead a balanced attack in a 98-47 win over Milligan College on Thursday. Deuce Bello added 13 points, Petey McClain 12 and Isaac Banks and Abednego Lufile had double-doubles for the Buccaneers (4-4), for their largest margin of victory in 12 years. Lufile and Banks had 11 points and combined for...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

East Tennessee State football returns after 12 years

The East Tennessee Buccaneers are back after a 12-year hiatus, dispelling its past monetary woes. East Tennessee State University kicked off its inaugural football season Thursday since the school’s program was dismantled in 2003 due to financial difficulties. What’s different this time around? ETSU’s Student Government approved a student fee for athletic funding in 2013. Since then...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

After 12-year hiatus, ETSU football returns

(STATS) - Twelve years later, East Tennessee State will finally get the chance to extend its two-game winning streak. The Buccaneers will make their return to FCS football Thursday night, hosting Kennesaw State in the school's first game since 2003. The kickoff at sold-out Kermit Tipton Stadium will mark a new beginning, but also the end of a long journey dating back to March 2013...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

East Tennessee State edges Tennessee Tech 87-79

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Jalen Riley scored 31 points - one off his career high - and East Tennessee State edged Tennessee Tech 87-79 in an in-state, non-conference matchup on Monday. East Tennessee State (16-10) scored the first seven points of the game, including Riley's 3-pointer, and led 47-41 at intermission. A 10-2 run early in the second, punctuated by Dwan Caldwell's jumper...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilson, Merriweather lift East Tennessee over Furman 66-59

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Lester Wilson scored 20 points and A.J. Merriweather added a career-high 18 to lead East Tennessee State to a 66-59 win over Furman on Saturday. Rashawn Rembert added 14 points and Desonta Bradford had 12 for the Buccaneers (15-10, 8-7 Southern Conference), who shot 49 percent but allowed Furman to stay in the game by making only 13 of 23 free throws in...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

East Tennessee State beats Western Carolina 83-76

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Jalen Riley scored 31 points - one off his career-high - and East Tennessee State beat Western Carolina 83-76 on Thursday. It marks ETSU's 17th consecutive win over Western Carolina. ETSU (10-5, 5-2 Southern Conference) scored seven straight points midway through the first half, including five from Riley, en route to a 37-26 lead at the break. Western (8-10...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

ETSU hangs on in 71-70 win over Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Jalen Riley scored 22 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer early in the second half, and East Tennessee State hung on for a 71-70 win over Mercer on Thursday night. Rashawn Rembert contributed 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Lester Wilson added 14 for ETSU (9-4, 4-1 Southern Conference), which won its third game in a row. Trailing by two at...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

ETSU keeps Samford winless in conference 76-74

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Jalen Riley scored 26 points, handed out eight assists and made 3 of 4 free throws in the final two minutes of East Tennessee State's 76-74 win over Samford Monday night. Rashawn Rembert's 3-pointer tied the game at 72-all for ETSU (8-4, 3-1 Southern Conference) with 2:19 left. Riley gave the Buccaneers the lead for good on a pair of free throws with 1:38 left...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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