ETSU basketball announces upcoming promotional events in October

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2015) – The basketball season is quickly approaching, and the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics revealed Wednesday several opportunities for fans to get an early look at both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Earlier this week, it was announced the men’s basketball team will hold an open practice and the women’s basketball team will be on hand to greet fans inside Freedom Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, prior to the Buccaneers’ football game with St. Francis. In addition to this opportunity, fans can also mark their calendars for the following events scheduled during the month of October:


  • What: Holding Court … Brooks Edition

When: Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.

Where: Brooks Gym

Price: Free to the public

Details: The ETSU women’s basketball team will host this special interactive practice session, and fans are encouraged to wear athletic shoes and attire so they can participate with the team on the Brooks Gym floor. In addition, the first 400 fans to arrive will be treated to free pizza and drinks. Fans will also have a chance to receive free “Gold Standard” T-shirts courtesy of Johnson City Honda.


  • What: Bluenanza

When: Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Where: Brooks Gym

Price: Free to the public

Details: The annual hoops celebration event – Bluenanza presented by Johnson City Honda – will feature both the Buccaneer men’s and women’s basketball teams in traditional 3-point shooting contests, dunk exhibitions, and intra-squad scrimmages. Fans will get to hear from coaches Steve Forbes and Brittney Ezell about their teams and their expectations for the upcoming season. This will be the first opportunity to see both teams together at the same time and on the same floor.


  • What: Holding Court 3.0

When: Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. cocktail hour followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Where: ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center/Gordon Ball Court

Price: $50 per person

Details: This special “pasta and practice” event will feature food and drinks for those in attendance, as well as an opportunity to watch the men’s basketball team participate in a special closed practice. In addition, an exclusive auction will also be held that evening, giving fans access to one-of-a-kind ETSU basketball merchandise and experiences. For tickets, call 423-439-4738 or e-mail Joanne Paty at





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