Virginia Tech started its season off right with a 34-9 thumping of William Mary Saturday. More>>
Junior forward Joao Ramalho continued his torrid scoring pace to start the season, netting two goals as ETSU knocked off host VCU, 2-1, Sunday to complete an unbeaten season-opening weekend and sweep of the VCU Invitational. More>>
For the second consecutive match, the ETSU women's soccer team outlasted its opponent in double overtime. More>>
Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday. More>>
Despite a strong showing against Hannibal Lagrange University, the Milligan College volleyball team was unable to overcome the offensive power of Asbury University in the final match of the Mountain Madness tournament. More>>
At times the ETSU volleyball team took steps in the right direction this weekend, but at other times the Bucs took a few steps back.
Ryan Reilly and Jonathan Watson gave the Milligan College men's soccer team a two-goal lead within five minutes of action, but a resilient Lyon College battled back to force a draw, 3-3, in double overtime. More>>
Devin Gardner threw three touchdown passes to Devin Funchess in the first half and Michigan went on to rout Appalachian State 52-14 in the season opener on Saturday, seven years after being on the losing end of perhaps the biggest upset in college football history. More>>
The ETSU volleyball team was unable to make it a clean sweep on day one of the Charlotte Invitational. After opening the season with a win over Morgan State in straight sets earlier Friday morning, the Bucs couldn't keep their positive momentum going later in the day as Sacramento State defeated the Blue and Gold, 3-1 (10-25, 21-25, 25-21, 13-25), inside Halton Arena. Miscues and Sacramento State's defense haunted ETSU (1-1) from the get-go. The Bucs committed 27 attack errors, six service ... More>>
The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics learned Friday morning that former Buccaneer baseball head coach Charley Lodes passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Lodes, who coached ETSU from 1978-83, led the Buccaneers to three NCAA Regional appearances and three conference titles (two Southern Conference and one Ohio Valley Conference). The Blue and Gold made their first-ever trip to the NCAA Regional in Lodes first season in 1978, while also making trips in 1980 and 1981. The 1980 club wa... More>>
Michigan has a chance to even its series with Appalachian State. The Wolverines were beaten by the Mountaineers in 2007 and became the first Top 25 college football team to lose to a second-tier program. Three years ago, Michigan decided to take another shot at beating Appalachian State and scheduled a rematch Saturday at the Big House. The Wolverines have dismissed the historical angle of the game because they are simply focused on bouncing back from their disappointing 7-6 season. Appalachi... More>>
ETSU Softball Head CoachBrad Irwinhas announced the addition of former Nebraska standout and South Dakota State interim head coachAlex Huppas the team's lead assistant. A native of Olathe, Kan., Hupp brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Bucs, having most recently served as interim head coach at South Dakota State University of the Summit League. “We are very excited to add Alex Hupp to our program,” Irwin said. “Alex brings tremendous passion and excitement for the game. ... More>>
The Southeastern Conference released the 2014-15 women's basketball league schedule Friday, and Tennessee's marquee home games include battles vs. No. 4 Texas AM, No. 6 Kentucky and No. 17 LSU. The Lady Vols overcame deficits of 10 or more points to defeat all three of those teams en route to UT's 17th SEC Tournament Championship a year ago in Duluth, Ga. Tennessee, ranked No. 3 in Charlie Crème's espnW Pre-Preseason Poll, also will play road games against No. 2 South Carolina, the defending ... More>>
From 1999-2001,John Hendersoncast a long shadow on the defensive line for Tennessee. Sunday, the man and the shadow return to Neyland Stadium for the first time since his final run through the T. Henderson will be honored before the Tennessee-Utah State game as the Legend of the Game, celebrating a decorated career at UT that saw the Nashville native pick up a long list of awards, including two All-American nods and multiple SEC honors. He was the 2000 Outland Trophy winner fro a season that ... More>>
Appalachian State University women's soccer fell to ETSU in heartbreaker fashion 1-0 in a double overtime thriller on Thursday night. “It was a great game tonight. Both sides had highlight moments and truly battled,” said head coach Sarah Strickland. “To end in overtime is always difficult, but also a learning opportunity. We will continue to work hard, fix the mistakes we made and look forward to getting back on the field on Sunday for our home opener.” The Mountaineers (1-1-0) tallied 16 sh... More>>
The Tennessee Volunteers are preparing for Utah State in their season opener on Sunday and not only do they want to be perfect on the football, they also want to be pitch perfect as well.COURTESY: VOL NETWORK More>>
Virginia Tech has given football coach Frank Beamer a two-year contract extension. Athletic director Whit Babcock announced the extension on Wednesday, which will keep the winningest active coach at the Division I level on the Hokies' sideline through Jan. 1, 2019. Financial terms were not released. Babcock says the extension is a reward for Beamer's 27 years at his alma mater. Babcock was hired seven months ago and says that Beamer's integrity and work ethic "is even better than advertised."... More>>
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. The clinic begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m., and will end at noon with a skills session. Throughout the morning, those in attendance will learn about all aspects of the game such as: offense, defense, special teams, rules, equipment, and strengt... More>>
The University of Charleston has been picked by the league's coaches to win the Mountain East Conference championship in men's golf. First-year coach Bill Sergent's UVa-Wise Cavaliers have been selected seventh in the preseason poll. The Golden Eagles finished third at the conference championships last fall, but came on strong in the spring and earned a bid to the NCAA Atlantic Regional and advanced from there to the NCAA Tournament finals. UC returnsThibaut Carmignano and Sense Chaowalit to... More>>
According to the NAIA Cross-Country Coaches' Preseason Poll, the Milligan College women rank No. 12 while the men receive votes as one of the nation's top 25. “We've created a tradition of high-end performance whether it's individually or as a team,” Head Coach Chris Layne said, “so it's great to be recognized among a number of really good NAIA programs. At the end of the day we have to get it done during the season, and we hope this provides a spark.” Milligan will receive its first chan... More>>
The Emory Henry College Volleyball Team will open the 2014 season on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. With the start of the year, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference has released the volleyball coaches' preseason poll. The Wasps, under the direction of first-year Head Coach Devyn Bayes, find themselves picked to finish seventh in the regular season by the league's 12 head coaches. Emory Henry returns four starters and 12 letterwinners from last season's squad, highlighted by reigning ODAC Rook... More>>
You can absolutely feel the excitement building toward Sunday's kick-off at Neyland Stadium, as the Vols continue to prepare for their showdown against Utah State.Coach Butch Jones announced earlier this week that three true freshmen will start for the Vols.Combine that with all the youth on the entire depth chart, and it could make for some exciting times on Rocky Top, especially early in the season.According to UT Quarterback Justin Worley, "I think we can surprise some people this year...I... More>>
Virginia Tech has just four days until their opener, but the questions are starting to be answered in Blacksburg. More>>
ETSU men's basketball head coach Murry Bartow announced Tuesday that he has filled the remaining vacant position on his assistant coaching staff, naming his former UAB teammate and longtime international coach Bill McCammon to the post. More>>
In the last two seasons, college football's premier award has gone to players who had never taken a single snap in a college game prior to the start of their Heisman-winning seasons. This year, it could happen again.
In the last two seasons, college football's premier award has gone to players who had never taken a single snap in a college game prior to the start of their Heisman-winning seasons. This year, it could happen again.More>>
Fans were able to catch the ETSU volleyball team in action for the first time this season as the Bucs held their annual Blue-Gold scrimmage on Monday inside Brooks Gym. More>>
The longstanding rivalry between Virginia Tech and Virginia is getting a new name— the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529.
Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer announced Saturday that junior transfer Michael Brewer will lead the Hokies as starting quarterback in just one week against William Mary. More>>
After years of playing catch-up with the rest of the Southeastern Conference, Tennessee's defense finally is getting up to speed. A variety of position switches and the infusion of a talented recruiting class have given Tennessee a faster defense, addressing what had been a major weakness. The Volunteers need that extra quickness to make up for a lack of experience and size as they head into their Aug. 31 opener against Utah State. The inexperience is most apparent. Defensive coordinator John... More>>
As a new freshman class moved into the dorms on Thursday, ETSU baseball head coach Tony Skole and his staff welcomed 20 newcomers to campus as well. ETSU's new class features 17 freshman, two junior college transfers, and one four-year transfer. The group consists of 11 pitchers, three infielders, two outfielders, two catchers, one two-way player (outfielder/LHP) and one multisport player (baseball/football). “We are excited to be welcoming these 20 young men to campus,” said Skole. “My coa... More>>
Tennessee women's basketball head coach Holly Warlick announced Thursday that 6-foot-6 sophomore center Mercedes Russell is expected to redshirt during the 2014-15 season. “Mercedes has a history of orthopaedic problems with her feet that our sports medicine staff is working to correct,” Warlick said. “Redshirting this season will allow her the opportunity to return to full health and still have three full years of eligibility with our program. We look forward to seeing Mercedes back in actio... More>>
A person close to the situation says that former Memphis forward Dominic Woodson is transferring to Tennessee.The source said that Woodson should be in class at Tennessee's Knoxville campus on Thursday and that it remained up in the air whether he'd seek a waiver to avoid sitting out the 2014-15 season. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because Tennessee hasn't announced Woodson's addition.Memphis announced last week that Woodson was transferring. Woodson, who is 6-foot-10, playe... More>>
The Southern Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches' Poll was released on Wednesday and ETSU was picked to finish third, while senior middle blocker Meredith Hardy (Kingsport, Tenn.) landed preseason all-conference honors. The Bucs, who are coming off a 22-win campaign in 2013 and return 12 players from their conference championship squad, received 49 total points. Samford, last year's SoCon runner-up, was picked to win the league and received 62 points (seven first-place votes) and Furman ... More>>
The day got started early for the Carson-Newman Eagles who held a scrimmage in full pads at 6am this morning. Carson-Newman's offense proved highly efficient and effective in a preseason situational scrimmage at Burke-Tarr Stadium. The first team offense scored all seven times it touched the ball (no matter where it started on the field) against the first team defense. Afterwards the Eagles cleaned up for media day, where head coach Ken Sparks talked about football and life. The Eagles wer... More>>
King University director of athleticsDavid Hicksannounced the hiring of Nancye Rahn to fill the position of assistant athletic director for external affairs. Rahn joins the Tornado staff from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association where she spent eight years working in different capacities. While at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Rahn served in several different positions, including being responsible for community relations and organizational logistics for athletes on the United Sta... More>>
Selected by the league's 10 coaches, both the ETSU men's and women's cross country teams were picked to finish among the top four in the Southern Conference with the men selected to finish third while the women were chosen to finish fourth, the conference office announced Tuesday. Competing as a member of the SoCon for the first time in 10 years, the Bucs' cross country program will look to parlay its successes experienced in the Atlantic Sun Conference to its new league home. SoCon coaches ... More>>
Tennessee coach Butch Jones says the Volunteers' open practice Saturday should allow his team's 32 newcomers to enter the season with at least some idea of what it's like to perform in front of a big crowd at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers tuned up for their Aug. 31 season opener against Utah State with a workout that drew an announced attendance of 40,000 to Neyland Stadium. Fourteen of Tennessee's newcomers were here for spring practice and got to play in the Orange White Game, which had ... More>>
Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl returns to Thompson-Boling Arena as an opponent Jan. 31 when the Volunteers host Auburn. Pearl led Tennessee to NCAA tournament appearances in each of his six seasons before getting fired amid an NCAA investigation in 2011. Auburn hired Pearl in March, and he returns to coaching this season. The date of the Auburn-Tennessee game was announced Friday as the Vols revealed their entire 2014-15 season. Tennessee already had announced its non-conference schedule ... More>>
Tennessee's Justin Worley has won the preseason competition to open the year as the Volunteers' starting quarterback. Vols coach Butch Jones announced Thursday that Worley would start the Aug. 31 season opener against Utah State. Worley was competing with sophomores Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs. Jones said that "I believe Justin is playing the best football that he's played in a long time." Although each player had started at least one game for Tennessee last season, Worley had the most e... More>>
King University head women's basketball coachJosh Thompson has rounded out is recruiting class with the signing of three student-athletes. Arnelle Collins and Allison Littleton and Elizabeth Jonson all inked National Letters of Intent to play for the Tornado, joining Madison Davis who signed last fall. "We are excited about our 2014 class," Thompson said. "We have added great depth at our guard positions and we have brought in four very good students. I'm anxious to see how this class will d... More>>
The 10th annual College Colors Day celebration is underway and the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is asking all Buccaneer fans to help join in the Spirit Cup Competition. The Spirit Cup is based off a points-based system using social media to crown the champion. ETSU fans can join the competition via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #collegecolors and #excellenceeveryday, while bonus points will be earned by using the College Colors Day app to share photos showing your... More>>
Although it has been nearly a decade since ETSU has competed in the Southern Conference, coaches across the league gave the Buccaneers a vote of confidence Thursday, selectingSarah Zadrazil (St. Gilgen, Austria)andHannah Short (Bristol, England)to the preseason all-conference team. ETSU and reigning SoCon champion Furman were the lone two teams to have multiple players receive such honors. Zadrazil, the reigning Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Player of the Year, led ETSU with 27 points last seas... More>>
Virginia Tech offensive lineman Mark Shuman has retired after tearing the meniscus in his left knee for the third time. The school announced Shuman's decision after an MRI confirmed the tear. Shuman suffered the same injury in 2011 and again last preseason. The school says the 22-year-old redshirt senior will take a medical disqualification for this season and remain on scholarship. He has already graduated with a degree in sociology with a concentration in crime and deviance and is pursuing ... More>>
The SAC doesn't think a lot of Tusculum this year, picking the Pioneers to finish seventh after losing quarterback Bo Cordell. The cupboard's far from bare, though. More>>
Shepherd has been picked to repeat as Mountain East Conference football champions after a vote conducted by the league's coaches. Coach Dewey Lusk's Cavaliers were selected to finish 10 out of the 11 member schools, following a 2-9 campaign in 2013. Entering its second season of NCAA Division II competition, UVa-Wise will have to replace wide receiver James Long who earned All-America accolades in 2013. Long led the MEC in all-purpose yardage and established a new school record for reception... More>>
The Emory Henry College Football Team has been picked to finish eighth in the 2014 Old Dominion Athletic Conference season, ODAC officials announced Friday. The league's eight football coaches are the voters in the poll. It is the first time since 2008 that the Wasps have been picked last in conference play, ending a three-year run of fifth-place selections. Emory Henry returns five All-ODAC players from last year's team and a total of 10 starters on offense and defense. Six of the squad's ... More>>
Tusculum College junior Brad Hawkins finished tied for fifth place at the 99th annual Tennessee Amateur Men's Golf Championship at the Memphis Country Club. Hawkins, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, finished the four-day, 72-hole tournament with 70-71-72-72=285 (+5) and was six shots behind champion Tim Jackson (Germantown, Tenn.), who finished with 279 (-1). Hawkins opened his final round with four consecutive pars, but posted a bogey on two of his next three holes and finished his outwar... More>>
Tennessee is quickly discovering the frustration and fascination involved in having such a young team. The Volunteers have added a heralded 32-man recruiting class, and many of the newcomers will get substantial playing time. Tennessee coach Butch Jones Jones says the Vols can't use their youth "as a crutch, an excuse." He made his point by canceling the players' scheduled interviews Monday after a sluggish practice. One week into training camp, Tennessee's newcomers already are making an imp... More>>
The season ticket renewal campaign for women’s basketball’s return to Brooks Gym is in progress, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday. The team’s home slate -- which features a total of 11 regular season contests -- will be housed inside a newly-renovated Brooks Gym. The revitalized facility will showcase a new-look playing surface, modern goals and various aesthetic upgrades throughout. In addition to quality home non-conference matchups against Iona, Eastern... More>>
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. Johnson, who has spent the last three years at Northwestern University as the assistant director of sports performance for football, has more than 25 years of experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels as a strength and c... More>>
Tennessee replaces every starter on the offensive and defensive line in 2014, a topic well documented in training camp thus far. But those are not the only units on the field that are undergoing a complete overhaul from 2013. In 2013,Michael Palardykicked off every ball for Tennessee. He dropped back to boom away every punt. He lined up for every field goal and extra point. It was a heavy load for a player that head coachButch Jonesreferred to as the team MVP, one that will require more than ... More>>
Natalie Hauser, a standout middle infielder from Surry Community College, has signed to play for Milligan College’s softball team. Hauser, a Yadkinville, North Carolina, native, was a Region X All-Conference player in 2013 and 2014, and she took home the Player of the Year award in 2014 with the most hits and runs scored in the Carolinas Junior College conference. Before playing for the Surry Knights, Hauser played for the Forbush High School Falcons. She signed with Surry in 2012. “We ar... More>>
Tusculum College junior Brad Hawkins posted a third round 72 and is three-over par in the tournament at the 99th annual Tennessee State Men’s Golf Amateur at the Memphis Country Club. Hawkins’ three-round total of 70-71-72=213 (+3) has him tied for fourth place and is five shots behind tournament leader Tim Jackson of Germantown, Tennessee. Jackson has a three-day score of 208 (-2), including Thursday’s four-under par 66. Hawkins, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee (Walters State CC/Central H... More>>
The ETSU basketball program has apparently got an early Christmas present, in the form a huge transfer.This afternoon, former Indiana University center Peter Jurkin tweeted..."I'm heading to my new home....East Tennessee State."The seven-foot Jurkin, played two injury-plagued seasons at Indiana, that would leave him with two years of eligibility with the Buccaneers.Jurkin was an academic All-Big Ten player while in Bloomington. More>>
Kyle Tunnell of Sullivan Central High School, signed his letter of intent to take his talents to Tennessee Wesleyan this afternoon.The Cougar outfielder signed on the dotted line with the Bulldogs, after a Wesleyan coach saw him hit a triple in a tournament earlier this year.For tunnel, heading down to Athens, Tennessee for college, is a perfect fit.According to Tunnell, "It's a small college... You can get a lot of one on one in the classroom...the ball is really great there...in 2012 they w... More>>
Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.
Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.More>>
The long, dark night that has persisted since the end of football season is almost over. SEC Media Days, that glimmer of hope before life begins again anew, kicks off this week in Hoover, AL. More>>
Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.
Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.More>>
In 2013, nine teams brought a quarterback to SEC Media Days. This year only five are scheduled to do so. Only one of those players – Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace – was a full-time starter in 2013.
In 2013, nine teams brought a quarterback to SEC Media Days. This year only five are scheduled to do so. Only one of those players – Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace – was a full-time starter in 2013.More>>
Duke football coach David Cutcliffe is the 2014 winner of the Neyland Trophy, an award the Knoxville Quarterback Club gives annually to a major contributor to college athletics.
The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers have signed former Tennessee basketball standout Scotty Hopson to a two-year contract.
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is dedicating a permanent exhibit to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt that opens Friday as the Women's Final Four comes to Nashville.
It's hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now. Panned for early season losses and relatively weak non-conference schedules, the league has three teams still playing in the NCAA tournament.
The No. 14 Diamond Vols couldn’t get the bats going against 29th-ranked Auburn on Saturday, dropping back-to-back games and a series for the first time this season as the Tigers won by a 4-2 margin at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
March madness is here. Follow your team's progress on the official NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament bracket. More>>
COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 17 Tennessee bounced back from a Friday night loss to win the final two games of a weekend series for the second week in a row, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader at Missouri to take its opening series of Southeastern Conference action. After dropping Friday night’s contest, 5-2, the Vols rebounded with a 5-1 win in Saturday’s opener and a 4-1 victory in the nightcap. The doubleheader sweep improves UT to 17-2 on the season and 2-1 in league play. Tennessee concludes its s... More>>
TEMPE, Ariz. – No. 19 Tennessee captured the series at No. 24 Arizona State with a 6-4 victory over the Sun Devils on Sunday afternoon. The Vols are now 14-1 overall. After dropping the Friday night series opener, 3-1, Tennessee came back to win the final two games, 6-5 on Saturday and 6-4 on Sunday. The Vols scored three runs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 deadlock and held on for the victory. “[I told the team] how proud I was of them,” said head coach Dave Serrano. “There are not ma... More>>
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Bria Goss scored 14 points and No. 12 Kentucky upset No. 5 South Carolina 68-58 Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. DeNesha Stallworth and Linnae Harper each had 12 points for Kentucky (24-7), which will play Sunday in its fourth SEC tournament final in the last five years. The Wildcats won their only title in 1982. South Carolina (27-4), the SEC regular-season champion, had 16 turnovers, most coming in the first 10 minutes. The ... More>>
Kinard is a member of the Clemson Ring of Honor More>>
South Carolina coach now among the 10 highest paid coaches in the nation More>>
LAST TIME OUT, THE TENNESSEE VOLS LOST TO TEXAS A&M 57 TO 56, NOW THE VOLS ARE TRYING TO PUT THAT HEART BREAKING LOSS BEHIND THEM, AND GET READY FOR THE AUBURN TIGERS. More>>
IT MAY BE COLD OUTSIDE...BUT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE IS GETTING READY FOR SPRING FOOTBALL. More>>