In Game

East Tennessee State’s football program was disbanded in 2003 but returned with a vengeance in 2015 sparking a lot of buzz around the team. Fans pack the stands on game days dressed head to toe in navy blue and gold to support the Bucs creating a fantastic atmosphere inside the stadium.

Additionally, ETSU’s new stadium is among the best in the SoCon making a trip to Johnson City a must for any FCS football fan. The beautiful new stadium provides you with excellent sight lines no matter where you’re sitting, and the facility offers you with countless amenities to enjoy.

Finally, enjoy the performances of the Marching Bucs and the spirit groups throughout the game. The Marching Bucs put on an excellent show and will keep the tempo high throughout the game with their tunes. You also won’t want to miss ETSU’s mascot Bucky or the cheer squad, both of which do a great job of pumping up the crowd.

An ETSU game is a fun experience for FCS football fans, and if you’re from the Johnson City area, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to come out and support the return of your local team.

Things to check out

Marching Bucs

ETSU”s Marching Bucs are one of the best parts of any ETSU football game. The band puts on an incredible performance, and you won’t want to miss their pregame and halftime show, which will bring you to your feet.

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Bucky

Keep an eye out for Bucky at the game. Fans young and old love Bucky, who gets into all kinds of shenanigans at Bucs games. No matter what the score you can always count on Bucky to bring a smile to your face.

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Cheerleaders

Join the ETSU cheerleader as they pump up the crowd throughout the game. The cheerleaders perform a variety of cheers and chants, so join in and give the Bucs your support.

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Fight Songs

  1. ETSU Fight Song

    Fight, fight, fight, with all your might,
    Vic-to-ry will our slogan be;
    Dear Alma Mater, fairest of all
    Thy loyal sons will obey thy call to
    Fight, fight, fight, with all your might,
    Ever the goal to gain,
    Into the game for old State’s fame,
    Fight on to Vic-to-ry!

  2. ETSU Alma Mater

    In the Shadow of the mountains,
    Under the Skies of blue,
    Stands our dear old Alma Mater,
    Glorious to View,
    Sounds the chorus, speed it onward;
    Thee we’ll never fail!
    Hail to thee, our Alma Mater –
    Hail to thee, all hail!

    In thy halls we formed our friendships,
    Dear old college home;
    And to thee we pledge our hearts,
    Wherever we may roam,
    Sound the chorus, speed it onward;
    Thee we’ll never fail!
    Hail to thee, our Alma Mater –
    Hail to thee, all hail!

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