ETSU calls out Memphis' troll of Tennessee, Vanderbilt

The Memphis Tigers had a popular tweet on Monday, boasting of having the best SEC record in the state of Tennessee after defeating Mississippi State. Another program in the Volunteer State, however, isn’t amused by the Tigers getting all the likes and retweets. East Tennessee State pointed out that the...
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Scoop Roundup Week 3: 'The Rock' checks in at VMI; FCS chaos continues & the weekend's top quotes

Sure, opening weekend this season was something to behold. But this past weekend of college football? It might have been the best we've seen in recent years. Virginia Military Institute is 9-3 in its last 12 games, the defending Southern Conference champions and coming off a historic spring season that culminated with a trip to the FCS Playoffs.
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Bucs swat Hornets at Greene Stadium… Bucs improve to 3-0 for ninth time in program history

JOHNSON CITY – The ETSU football team used the ground and pound mentality to cruise to a 38-6 win over Delaware State on Saturday night at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. The Bucs ranked No. 16 in the Stats Perform FCS Top 25, delivered punishing blows on the defensive end to cap off a lop-sided victory. With the win, the Bucs improved to 3-0 on the season.
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As SoCon schedule looms, Sanders says ‘They all count the same’

The Southern Conference football season is about to begin and with East Tennessee State still undefeated, the intensity among the fans will start ratcheting up a bit. It might not be the same for the team, Bucs coach Randy Sanders says. Sanders acknowledged the importance of Saturday’s game at Samford, but only because it’s the next one up, not because it’s the start of the SoCon schedule.

RECAP: Women’s Golf Gets Off to Good Start

KNOXVILLE---The Chattanooga Mocs got the 2021-22 season off to a good start sitting in sixth after a 36-hole day at Cherokee Country Club. The Mocs 578 total is seven strokes out of first behind host Tennessee and BYU. Texas Tech, Miami (Fla.) and Augusta are tied for third with 574s.

James Madison remains No. 3 in latest Stats Perform FCS Top 25

The James Madison football team remained No. 3 in the latest Stats Perform FCS Top 25 that was released Monday following its 37-24 win at then-No. 9 Weber State this past Saturday. The Dukes are now 3-0 this season and they but did gain votes in the poll. Sam Houston...

THS family grieving the loss of football assistant Trea Leonard

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The afternoon routine began several weeks ago for interim Tennessee High Vikings head football coach Matt Chandler. At 2:45, Chandler would receive a visit in his Stone Castle office from longtime THS football assistant Trea Leonard. “Coach Leonard would give me a hug because he knew that...

ETSU providing free “Safe Bars” sexual assault prevention training to local bars and restaurants

East Tennessee State University’s College of Nursing has partnered with Safe Bars training to bring enhanced education and prevention of sexual assault to local bars and restaurants. This training program is now offered to local establishments for free. The online training equips employees with tips on how to recognize sexual harassment, and how to intervene without escalating a situation. When a business signs up for this free training, they are provided with links to the online module to send to all employees, as well as a supply of date rape drug test coasters. The Safe Bars training is available now for free to local businesses by emailing Lenee Hendrix at More info here.
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ETSU 2021 Staff Woman of the Year awarded

On Sept. 20, during the beginning portion of ETSU’s Equity and Inclusion Conference, the 2021 Staff Woman of the Year Award was announced during a pre-recorded segment. This year’s award was given to Kate Emmerich, the program coordinator of OASIS (Outreach and Advocacy: Sexuality Information for Students). “This award acknowledges...

Blowout wins helping ETSU build depth, rest starters

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — For the second straight week, ETSU had at least a 30- point margin of victory. By the time the fourth quarter rolled around against UVA Wise last week and again on Saturday night verses Delaware State, the Bucs were well in control. PREVIOUS | ETSU...