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500K Athletics Investment Campaign reaches halfway mark

LEBANON, Tenn. – With 50 days remaining before the May 23 deadline, Cumberland University sits a little over halfway to its goal in the 500K Athletics Investment Campaign launched almost two months ago by the University.


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Don't miss summer sports camps at Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dates and information for Cumberland spring and summer sports camps for baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball may be found at www.cumberlandcamps.com. Information for all camps may be found online and sign-ups and payments can be made for all of the camps.


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Former CU player officiates UMBC's historic win in NCAA Tournament

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. - One might imagine that serving as president and CEO of Hartsville’s Citizens Bank is enough to keep Todd Austin busy. But Austin enjoys filling much of his spare time by serving as a basketball referee – first in the high school ranks and eventually in college basketball.


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Holt, Jr., named Honorable Mention All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Diondrey Holt, Jr., was named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American for the second straight season this week, as announced Thursday by the national office. Players were selected by the NAIA-Men’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee.


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Perry garners Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Trenton Perry was named a 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete on Monday, one of 63 players from around the country honored by the national office.


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Lewis named Cumberland men's basketball coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Monday the hiring of CU alum Jeremy Lewis as the men’s basketball coach for the Phoenix, effective immediately.


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Georgetown overcomes first-half deficit, eliminates CU from MSC Tournament

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Andrew Rogan tied a season-high with 24 points and Diondrey Holt, Jr., netted 20, as Cumberland jumped out to a 17-point first-half lead, but ninth-ranked Georgetown College finished 16-of-20 at the foul line, all in the second half, and staved off the Phoenix, 85-82, here Friday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Championships.


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Holt, Jr., Powell garner All-Mid-South accolades

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland senior Diondrey Holt, Jr., was voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and junior Ty Sean Powell earned Second Team honors in a vote of league coaches announced here Thursday night during a banquet for the Mid-South Conference Championships.


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Four men's hoops players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball players Trenton Perry, Rhyan Townes, Blake Johnson and Tad Brown earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Thursday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference championships set to begin Friday in Pikeville, Ky.


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Men's hoops facing Georgetown in MSC Tournament

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball takes on Georgetown College on Friday at 1 p.m. Central Time in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Ky., as announced by the league office over the weekend.


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Thompson announces retirement from CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced his retirement on Monday, effective immediately. Assistant coach Lindal Yarbrough will serve as the team’s Interim Head Coach for this week’s Mid-South Conference Championships in Pikeville, Ky.


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Georgetown holds off Phoenix on Senior Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Diondrey Holt, Jr. netted a season-high 32 points and Ty Sean Powell added 20, but 11th-ranked Georgetown College overcame a six-point halftime deficit and held off Cumberland, 76-67, in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Campbellsville runs away from CU

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University used a 26-10 run in the first half to break open a close game and the Tigers netted 10 3-pointers, blowing past Cumberland for a 97-71 victory in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Powell Athletic Center.


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Phoenix men fall in OT, 78-73

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Cumberland’s Rhyan Townes made a 3-pointer in the final seconds to send the game to overtime, but 24th-ranked University of the Cumberlands connected on 7-of-8 foul shots in the extra period, holding off the Phoenix for a 78-73 win in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


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CU trio nets 73 points, 23 boards in 93-85 road win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Diondrey Holt, Jr., and Ty Sean Powell each netted 28 points and Juandrico Walker posted 17, with the trio combining to make 28-of-34 shots while grabbing 23 rebounds, as Cumberland made enough plays down the stretch to hold off 21st-ranked Life University, 93-85, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at The Eagles’ Nest.


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Second-half surge carries Pikeville past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixth-ranked University of Pikeville closed the game with a 35-16 run, making its final 12 shots of the contest to erase a 19-point first-half deficit and post a 91-86 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Phoenix hang on for 79-78 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Andrew Rogan’s free throw with 25.6 seconds remaining helped Cumberland overcome a late comeback effort by Shawnee State securing a 79-78 victory for the Phoenix on Thursday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Cumberland announces 500K Athletic Investment campaign

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Athletics announced a 500K Investment initiative this week aimed at facility upgrades and additions in three specific areas – the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center, the CU Softball Field and Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.


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Phoenix rout Blue Raiders to end losing skid

LEBANON, Tenn. – Five players scored in double figures and Cumberland put together a 20-0 run in the second half to blow open the contest, ending a five-game losing streak with a 100-65 victory over fifth-ranked Lindsey Wilson in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Second-half spurt sends Tigers past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Campbellsville University posted a 13-2 run in the second half and the Tigers shot 61 percent in the period, pulling away for an 87-77 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Men's hoops falls in another close one, 82-75

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Ty Sean Powell posted 17 points and nine rebounds, Diondrey Holt, Jr, added 18 on a tough-shooting night and Cumberland pulled within two with two minutes to play, but fifth-ranked Georgetown College made enough plays to post an 82-75 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.


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Running Eagles edge Phoenix, 69-68

LEBANON, Tenn. – David Scott’s putback with 2.9 seconds remaining helped 25th-ranked Life University erase a nine-point deficit in the final three minutes and escape with a 69-68 victory over Cumberland on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Three-pointers help Patriots defeat CU, 68-56

LEBANON, Tenn. – Anthony Eaves scored 14 points during a 19-6 run midway through the second half, as 18th-ranked University of the Cumberlands broke open a tie game and ran away with a 68-56 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Men's hoops not able to pull off road double, falls 85-82

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Andrew Rogan made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, but a 15-2 run in the second half by Shawnee State put the home team ahead for good and Diondrey Holt, Jr.’s 3-pointer at the buzzer rimmed out, giving the Bears an 85-82 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at Waller Gymnasium.


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Phoenix take down No. 6 Pikeville, 89-85

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Diondrey Holt, Jr., posted 15 of his 17 points in the second half and Charles Sweatt-Washington netted 26 points with four 3-pointers, as Cumberland erased a seven-point deficit in the second half and held off sixth-ranked University of Pikeville, 89-85, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


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Phoenix fall in final seconds at Lindsey Wilson

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Bryan Wallace made three free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining and eighth-ranked Lindsey Wilson ended the game on an 11-5 run, pulling out a 67-65 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Biggers Sports Center.


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Second-half rally falls short for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland came back from a 15 point deficit to tie the game late in the second half but Stillman College scored seven consecutive points in the final minute of the game to come out on top, 84-79 on Thursday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Men's hoops pulls away for 63-57 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Carver College made a late comeback pulling within just three points of the Phoenix but a three-point play by Tranard Chester with 50 seconds remaining in the game helped Cumberland hang on for a 63-57 victory over the Cougars on Saturday in Dalton, Ga.


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Big first half sends No. 13 Dalton State past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – No. 13 Dalton State put together a 34-7 run in the opening half and Carnilious Simmons paced the Roadrunners with a double-double posting 20 points and 14 rebounds en route to a 78-59 win over Cumberland on Friday in the first day of the Roadrunner Classic in Dalton, Ga.


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Stillman runs away late over Phoenix

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Diondrey Holt, Jr., netted 19 points and Juandrico Walker posted 16, but Tamarco McDuffie scored 28 points off the bench and Stillman College made five 3-pointers in the last five minutes to run away from Cumberland, 91-72, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at Birthright Alumni Hall.


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Slow second half sends CU to defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland shot just 29 percent from the field in the game and Lee University put together a 14-4 run late in the second half helping the Flames claim a 71-46 exhibition win on Tuesday night in Cleveland, Tenn.


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William Carey snaps men’s hoops three-game winning streak

LEBANON, Tenn. – William Carey put together a 17-9 run in the last four-plus minutes of the game and Cumberland made four trifectas in the final 48 seconds but it wasn’t enough dropping a 65-57 decision to the Crusaders on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss.


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Phoenix hang on for 86-84 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Diondrey Holt Jr., recorded a season-best 26 points and eight rebounds and Rhyan Townes added 13 points and Cumberland made 13 three-pointers in a 86-84 victory over Fisk University on Thursday night.


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Second-half run sends Phoenix past Freed-Hardeman

LEBANON, Tenn. – Andrew Rogan netted seven points during a 15-2 run for Cumberland in the second half and scored 21 points in the game helping the Phoenix defeat Freed-Hardeman 89-76 on Tuesday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Townes, Walker combine for 39 points in CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Juandrico Walker’s basket with two minutes left regained the lead for Cumberland and Rhyan Townes made five free throws in the last minute of the game helping the Phoenix defeat 25th-ranked Martin Methodist 68-63 on Tuesday in Pulaski, Tenn.


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Men's hoops falls at UNA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tavares Toliver paced the University of North Alabama with 23 points and Sharwyn McGee netted 21 while three other Lions players added double-digit points en route to a 97-75 exhibition win over the Phoenix on Sunday in Florence, Ala.


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Second-half spurt sends CU to road loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – PJ Davis recorded nine points during a 16-2 run for Delta State in the second half and finished the game with 19 points and seven rebounds helping the Statesmen pull away from Cumberland, 77-50 in an exhibition game on Saturday in Cleveland, Miss.


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Phoenix let first-half lead slip away in 70-60 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixteenth-ranked William Carey erased a 21-point first-half deficit, with Brandon Sheppard and Troy Salvant each scoring 13 points and Sheppard adding 10 rebounds in a 70-60 Crusaders victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Men's hoops completes comeback in 69-62 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland completed a comeback with a 10-0 run in the final minutes of the game and outscored the Lions 37-25 in the second half en route to a 69-62 victory over Freed-Hardeman on Saturday in Henderson, Tenn.


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Big shots by Oakwood send CU to road defeat

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Oakwood University began the second half with a 13-6 run, taking the lead for good, and Simeon Middleton netted 10 of his 16 points after intermission, including two huge 3-pointers, as the Ambassadors posted an 86-75 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at Ashby Auditorium.


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WKU pulls away in both halves from Phoenix

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Diondrey Holt, Jr., finished with 13 points and Will Shelton added nine, as Cumberland played well for 15 minutes before a 23-2 run by Western Kentucky opened a close game and WKU never looked back in a 109-66 exhibition victory over the Phoenix here Tuesday night at E.A. Diddle Arena.


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Six players net double digits in 84-69 Phoenix victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Juandrico Walker led the Phoenix with 16 points and 10 rebounds and five other Cumberland players netted double-figure points en route to an 84-69 victory over 25th-ranked Martin Methodist on Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Big runs lift Bulldogs past Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fisk University opened up the game with a 13-0 run and Ryainni Scott and El Paso Pitts netted 18 points apiece to help the Bulldogs secure a 75-60 victory over Cumberland on Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Perry, Powell pace Phoenix past Ambassadors in season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Trent Perry hit three triples in a row to spark a 15-2 run helping the Phoenix make a comeback in the first half, and Ty Sean Powell posted 17 points all in the second half sending Cumberland to a 92-78 victory over Oakwood University on Monday night here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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Men's hoops tied for sixth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball tied for sixth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced Tuesday by the league office.


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REMINDER: RSVP for Hall of Fame banquet

LEBANON, Tenn. – RSVP for Cumberland University's 29th Annual Sports Hall of Fame banquet by this Friday, September 30. The banquet is set for Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel, with former student-athletes Danielle Henry (softball), Brandon Springer (basketball) and Corey Bleaken (wrestling) as well as administrator and contributor Pat Lawson set for induction that evening.


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Men's hoops announces 2017-18 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the team’s 2017-18 schedule this week, which includes 13 home games and 13 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA Championships.


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Sports Hall of Fame banquet set for Oct. 6

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced its 2017 Sports Hall of Fame class this week, which includes former student-athletes Danielle Henry (softball), Brandon Springer (basketball) and Corey Bleaken (wrestling) as well as administrator and contributor Pat Lawson.


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CU hosting All-Sports Camp on Sept. 10

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for the 3rd Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-14 on Sunday, September 10 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.