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Team: Tennessee Buccaneers
Division: Division I Southern
Home Games: William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
Athletic Director: Scott Carter
Head Coach: Randy Sanders
Colors: Navy blue and gold
East Tennessee State Buccaneers TicketsThe East Tennessee State Buccaneers play at the William B. Greene Jr. Stadium in Johnson City, Tennessee. The team went into their first standstill since their start in 1920 after the close of the 2003 season. They were reinstated as the intercollegiate American football team for East Tennessee State University in 2015. The team played the 2015 season as a Football Champion Subdivision individual but went on to become a full member of the Southern Conference since the 2015-16 season. The Tennessee Buccaneers have performed in the Football Champion Subdivision Playoffs twice in 1996 and 2018. Head coach Randy Sanders helped push the Buccaneers to a 9-3 home record and an 8-4 season total in 2018. Catch the excitement of the Buccaneers in the 2019 football season. Grab your East Tennessee State Buccaneers tickets at StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace.
Where do the East Tennessee State Buccaneers play?The East Tennessee State Buccaneers play at the newly constructed William B. Greene Jr. Stadium located at the foot of Buffalo Mountain. It was named after businessman and longtime Buccaneer supporter William B. Greene Jr. The $26.6 million stadium has a capacity of more than 10,000 people with seating available for up to 7,000. The Buccaneers can also be seen through the 2019 season playing at various stadiums, including the Paladin Stadium and Vanderbilt Stadium.
Who are the East Tennessee State Buccaneers' biggest rivals in their conference?With only a one-hour drive separating the die-hard fans, one of Southern Conference Football's greatest rivalries is between the Buccaneers and longtime opponents Appalachian State Mountaineers. One of the most historic East Tennessee State Buccaneers games to date was played on a beautiful October Saturday in 1997 where the Buccaneers won 51-28.
Who is the East Tennessee State Buccaneers' head coach?After the retirement of Carl Torbush in December of 2017, East Tennessee State Buccaneers named Randy Sanders as their head coach. This made Sanders the 18th head coach for the Buccaneers. Sanders won his first game as head coach in September of 2018 with a 28-7 win against Mars Hill. In his first year, Sanders coached the Buccaneers to the Southern Conference championship and the first playoff spot against Jacksonville State. To date, Sanders is the only person to have been involved in both the very first and very last winning BCS National Title teams. As a coach at the University of Kentucky, he led Andre Woodson into a position as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. Sanders also helped Jameis Winston to become one of the youngest Heisman Trophy winners.
Who are some notable players from the East Tennessee State Buccaneers?East Tennessee State Buccaneers notable players include Donnie Abraham, Sam Streiter, Jorge Cimadevilla, Earl Ferrell, Thane Gash, Maurice Kelly, Steve Parker, Gerald Sensabaugh and Mike Smith. Former Buccaneer player Gerald Sensabaugh was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2005 NFL draft and also played for Dallas Cowboys. After his days as a Buccaneer, Thane Gash played safety for the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers. East Tennessee State running back Earl Ferrell was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1982 NFL draft. He went on to play for the Cardinals from 1982 through 1989.
Where can I see an East Tennessee State Buccaneer game?You can catch the Buccaneers in action from August through November at one of their home games at the William B. Greene Jr. Stadium in Johnson City, Tennessee. You can also catch them at away games held in various venues across the United States, including the Vanderbilt Stadium, Seibert Stadium, Paladin Stadium, Kidd Brewer Stadium and Finley Stadium.
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