ETSU 'Game Time Tour' makes stop in Kingsport

ETSU 'Game Time Tour' makes stop in Kingsport

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Coaches at ETSU are traveling around the region meeting and greeting with fans. Their "Game Time Tour" made a stop in Kingsport Monday.

Head football coach Carl Torbush, men's basketball coach Murry Bartow, women's basketball coach Brittney Ezell and volleyball coach Lindsey Devine headlined the event.

The fifth stop of a ten-city tour drew plenty of questions for Torbush, including whether the Bucs will field a club team this coming season.

"I was at North Carolina for 13 years and we had a club football team," Torbush told News 5 WCYB.

"We will play them if we are able to do that. We will probably play six or eight maybe 10 games. I think it gives our guys a chance to play someone other than themselves."

Director of Athletics Dr. Richard Sander fielded questions on the latest concerning the building of a football stadium.

"It has been delayed a little bit," Sander told News 5 WCYB.

"We just want to make sure we have our I's dotted and T's crossed. We just want to make sure we know everything we need to know before making a final decision."

Meanwhile, Bartow talked about a possible future match-up with the University of Tennessee, given his friendship with news Vols coach Donnie Tyndall.

"We were talking to coach Martin when he was there," Bartow told News 5 WCYB.

"It could have happened even when he was there. Coach Tyndall and I are very good friends. I have already talked to him some. No decisions have been made but we would love to get them up to Johnson City if we could."

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