LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Tim Mathis announced the hiring of former CU player Grant Theall this week as the team’s offensive line coach, effective immediately.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released a list of students who qualified for the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester, with 132 student-athletes and athletic trainers achieving a 3.50 grade-point-average and above on all classes attempted for the semester.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Dates and information for 2019 Cumberland summer sports camps for baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, football 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.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished fourth among the eighth institutions in the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup standings for the 2018-19 academic year, as announced recently by the league office.
LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and thirty current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 177th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the seventh straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the 2019 football schedule this week, which includes five home games and the return of two traditional rivals.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football will host an Unsigned Prospects Camp for Class of 2019 players on Sunday, April 14 at Nokes-Lasater Field.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football continued spring practice this week, the third of five weeks of workouts for the Phoenix leading into the spring game set for Saturday, April 6 at Nokes-Lasater Field.
LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2019 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 1. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information about the nominee.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coaches are taking part in the 2019 Music City Blitz to raise money for Special Olympics on March 30 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the hiring of Kasey Smith as a defensive assistant, effective immediately. Smith spent the last two seasons at Kentucky Wesleyan.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the hiring of former CU linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Taurean Smith as the defensive coordinator, effective immediately.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced a list of commitments and signees as well as players already enrolled for the spring semester as part of the 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the list for Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester over the Christmas break, with 148 student-athletes and athletic trainers earning a 3.50 grade-point-average or better for the semester on all classes attempted.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Buddy Brown was recently inducted into the Metro Nashville Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame after serving more than 30 years as an assistant and head coach at Metro Nashville Public Schools.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland football players received 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors on Friday, as announced by the national office before the national championship game in Daytona Beach, Fla.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Brian Billingsley earned First Team Google Cloud Academic All-American® honors, as announced Thursday and selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football players Kimlee North and Brian Billingsley were voted Google Cloud Academic All-District 2, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Sam Michael, Kendall Johnson, Telvin Rucker, Aaron White and Tyler Tate were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division and Jeff Benson, Jimmy Keys, Jr., Denarius Toliver and Terry Tiller earned Second Team honors, as released Thursday by the league office.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-one Cumberland football players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference, as announced Wednesday by the league office. Student-athletes must hold a 3.25 grade-point-average and above and be a sophomore, junior or senior academically to be eligible for the award.
MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Sam Castronova passed for 260 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another TD and third-ranked Bethel University scored the last 49 points in a 56-7 victory over Cumberland in football action in the regular season finale here Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Terry Tiller posted seven tackles with a forced fumble in Saturday’s victory at Kentucky Christian, garnering Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office.
GRAYSON, Ky. – Telvin Rucker rushed for 142 yards and one touchdown and Joseph Rushin added 97 yards and one TD, as Cumberland gained 384 yards on the ground in a 41-22 victory over Kentucky Christian in football action here Saturday afternoon.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Dezmon Huntley earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after his efforts in helping the Phoenix to a victory over No. 4 Lindsey Wilson.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Terry Tiller earned Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday after notching six solo tackles with two sacks in a 24-21 victory over No. 4 Lindsey Wilson, as announced by the league office.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored three rushing yards and gained 292 yards on the ground while the Phoenix defense limited fourth-ranked Lindsey Wilson to just 284 yards of total offense in a 24-21 CU victory here Saturday in football action at Nokes-Lasater Field.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s defense recorded three interceptions, blocked a field goal and returned it for a touchdown and made a goal line stand, but Kendon Young caught three touchdown passes and BJ Pelt’s INT return for a score with 1:37 remaining sealed a 31-21 Campbellsville University victory over the Phoenix here Saturday night at Nokes-Lasater Field.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Jimmy Keys, Jr., earned Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week accolades on Monday for the second time this season, collecting eight tackles with an interception against Georgetown College.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s defense forced five turnovers, including two inside its own 20-yard line, but the offense was unable to capitalize, missing two field goals and turning the ball over on downs twice, as 15th-ranked Georgetown College escaped with a 13-7 win over the Phoenix here Saturday on Homecoming at Nokes-Lasater Field.
CINCINNATI, Ohio. – Dezmon Huntley tossed a 23-yard touchdown to Ian Hafner early in the fourth quarter and Telvin Rucker scored from 14 yards in the final minute, sealing a 23-10 victory over Cincinnati Christian here Saturday at Willard R. Stargel Stadium.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Derrick Jones tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass and scored on a one-yard run, both in the fourth quarter, giving Edward Waters College a 24-17 victory over Cumberland in football action here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Jimmy Keys, Jr., was named Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, blocking a field goal and making an interception in a 35-34 comeback victory at Ave Maria University.
AVE MARIA, Fla. – Dezmon Huntley scored twice on short runs in the fourth quarter and Jimmy Keys, Jr., blocked a punt and registered an interception in the final period as well, as Cumberland overcame a 13-point deficit to post a 35-34 victory over Ave Maria University here Saturday in football action.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – After sitting through more than two hours of rain and lightning delays, three Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterbacks combined for 363 passing yards and three touchdowns and UAPB scored 31 points in the second quarter en route to a 55-0 win over Cumberland in football action here Saturday night at Simmons Bank Field.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Jeff Benson and Austin Sang are among nearly 1,200 college football players nationwide participating during the 2018 season while working on master’s degrees from their respective universities, as announced Wednesday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland University football coach and Sports Hall of Fame member Herschel Moore passed away Tuesday morning in Nashville at the age of 91.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Aaron White and Sean Kline earned Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week honors, respectively, on Monday after helping the Phoenix to an overtime victory over Union College, as announced by the league office.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Sean Kline booted a 35-yard field and Jimmy Turner ended the game with an interception in overtime, as Cumberland overcame an early 14-point deficit for a 31-28 victory over Union College in the home opener here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland Phoenix Marching Band will begin a new tradition with Saturday’s football season-opener this week, marching from campus to Nokes-Lasater Field. The band is asking students and fans to join them in the one mile walk that begins at Noon this Saturday.
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Dezmon Huntley and Telvin Rucker each scored touchdowns, but a blocked punt for a touchdown and another miscue on special teams helped Bluefield College post the final 23 points of the game in a 26-14 victory over Cumberland in football action here Saturday night at Mitchell Stadium.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football hits the road this weekend for the season opener at Bluefield College on Saturday at 5 p.m. CT in Bluefield, W.Va., the first road opener for the Phoenix in five years.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland athletics begins a new academic year next week and Phoenix fans have options for live video, audio and stats links as well as downloading and syncing schedules to their personal calendars via www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football completed its first week of fall camp on Friday, with head coach Tim Mathis pleased with his team’s effort and physical play during practices the last five days.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes for football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s volleyball and cheer-dance all participated in Leadership Day and performed community service hours across Wilson County to begin the fall semester last Thursday.
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football was picked fourth in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division in a vote of league coaches released Thursday by the conference office.
LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored 11 Cumberland athletic squads Friday as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2017-18 academic year. Teams must obtain a 3.00 cumulative grade-point-average or higher for all eligible varsity student-athletes during the past academic year to garner the award.