ETSU football releases 2017 schedule

ETSU football releases 2017 schedule
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TO THE GRIDIRON…THE ETSU FOOTBALL TEAM RELEASED ITS 2017 SCHEDULE THIS AFTERNOON AND ITS FEATURES 5 TEAMS THAT MADE THE FCS PLAYOFFS THIS SEASON… — ETSU WILL OPEN THE YEAR AGAINST LIMESTONE AT THE NEW STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 2ND…THE BUCS WILL THEN TRAVEL TO JAMES MADISON, WHO WILL BE COMPETING IN THE FCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON JANUARY 7TH… — ETSU WILL THEN HOST THE CITADEL AND MERCER BEFORE TRAVELING TO FURMAN…THE BUCS THEN HAVE GAMES AGAINST ROBERT MORRIS, WESTERN CAROLINA, WOFFORD AND VMI… — ETSU CLOSES OUT THE REGULAR SEASON WITH TRIPS TO SAMFORD AND THEN CHATTANOOGA…ETSU FINISHED THIS PAST SEASON WITH A 5-6 RECORD… — ETSU SENIOR ASSOCIATE AD SCOTT CARTER HELPED PUT THE SCHEDULE TOGETHER AND SAYS THE COMMUNITY AND TEAM SHOULD BE EXCITED WITH BIG OPPONENTS AND A NEW STADIUM ON TAP FOR NEXT SEASON… “TALKED ABOUT TRYING TO PLAY THE TYPE OF COMPETITION THAT PREPARES OUR PROGRAM TO BE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. CERTAINLY, THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT, FOUR TEAMS THIS YEAR MAKING THE PLAYOFFS. OBVIOUSLY, A GREAT YEAR FOR US TO GET IN THE MIX OF THE SOCON AGAIN. CERTAINLY, NEXT YEAR HAVING THOSE TEAMS ON THE SCHEDULE AND THEN JAMES MADISON, WHO IS GETTING READY TO PLAY FOR A NATIONAL TITLE. SO IT’S A VERY EXCITING, VERY CHALLENGING SCHEDULE.”

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