Sports & Recreation at ETSU

East Tennessee State University

ETSU Sports and Recreation

Become a Buccaneer, join the fun!

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) offers a wide variety of opportunity for sports and recreation. Whether it’s a championship match of intramural flag football, going hiking on the Appalachian Trail, or attending a varsity volleyball game, sports and recreation are an integral part of the ETSU experience.

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What Campus Recreation can offer you.

Join Campus Recreation on an Outdoor Adventure trip and go skiing, hiking, canoeing, or camping. Rent a Buc Bike and travel on the Tweetsie Trail. Get outdoors and zip line at the Basler Team Challenge & Aerial Adventure Course or climb at the indoor climbing wall at the Basler Center for Physical Activity (CPA). No matter your interest, there is always an opportunity at ETSU to get outdoors.

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Play your sport at ETSU

If you are looking for sports to play, look no further than the Intramural Sports program at Campus Recreation and join a flag football, soccer, and volleyball or basketball leagues— just to name of few. Intramural Sports also offers a variety of single-day tournaments like eSports, racquetball, and cornhole to participate in. With over 5,000 students participating in Intramural Sports each year, there is something for everyone.

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Interested in a Sports Club?

For those seeking to compete at a higher level than Intramurals, Campus Rec also offers Sport Clubs. Sports Clubs offer both recreational and competitive clubs for students to join. From Olympic weightlifting to rugby and lacrosse, there are a variety of Sport Clubs to get involved in. These clubs are student ran and student-led teams travel regionally and nationally to compete.

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Blue and Gold Spirit

Having school spirit and cheering on the Buccaneers that are a part of the dynamic Division I Athletic program, which competes in the Southern Conference, putting on Blue & Gold and supporting the Bucs is a tradition unlike any other.