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Heady times for a trio of former ETSU stars

Heady times for a trio of former ETSU stars

October 26th, 2013 7:25 pm by Joe Avento

It’s been quite a week for former East Tennessee State athletes. Mister Jennings had his jersey retired in France, Tom McCormack won a national cross country championship and Aaron Schoenfeld scored his first MLS goal.

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Big personalities make for real basketball treat

Big personalities make for real basketball treat

October 8th, 2013 10:29 pm by Joe Avento

When Richard Sander was announced as ETSU’s athletic director, Sonny Smith immediately recalled his days as basketball coach at VCU, where Sander hired him in 1988.

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International experiences going well for ex-Bucs

International experiences going well for ex-Bucs

October 3rd, 2013 7:06 pm by Joe Avento

Just call these ex-Bucs the real globetrotters. Isiah Brown begins his second pro season, Adam Sollazzo is playing this season in Italy, while Dillion Sneed is in Japan, Mike Smith is in Belgium and Justin Tubbs will play in Canada.

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2015 season can’t get here soon enough

2015 season can’t get here soon enough

September 7th, 2013 6:51 pm by Joe Avento

The second Saturday of the college football season has come and gone, and the East Tennessee State campus was a quiet place once again.

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Willis content with decision on retirement

Willis content with decision on retirement

August 27th, 2013 4:23 pm by Joe Avento

After 17 years as a professional golfer — 13 on the PGA and Web.com tours — former East Tennessee State golfer Garrett Willis has had enough of the travel, the worrying about getting into tournaments and the pressure of keeping his card.

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At 59, McCormack is king of the road

At 59, McCormack is king of the road

August 6th, 2013 7:25 pm by Joe Avento

Since he turned 59 last year, Tom McCormack has set eight state records for various distances in his age group.

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Taylor hire shows ETSU football on right track

Taylor hire shows ETSU football on right track

July 31st, 2013 4:08 pm by Joe Avento

When the return of football to East Tennessee State was announced back in April, university officials vowed to do it the right way. So far, so good.

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Strickland gets close to action in Brazil

Strickland gets close to action in Brazil

July 2nd, 2013 5:57 pm by Joe Avento

David Strickland got an up-close and personal look at soccer at its highest level, and he really liked what he saw. Strickland, a Johnson City resident and local soccer coach, worked at the Confederations Cup in Brazil over the past two weeks.

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Irish Open has ETSU flavor

Irish Open has ETSU flavor

June 29th, 2013 7:38 pm by Joe Avento

The European Tour’s Irish Open looked like an East Tennessee State reunion this week with five former or current Bucs in the field.

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