135 athletic personnel, student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and thirty-five current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 176th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the sixth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Football set to end spring practice with scrimmage this Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football concludes spring practice with a controlled scrimmage this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field, with the public invited to attend and meet the players afterward.


CU football adds contest at Arkansas-Pine Bluff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced an addition to the Phoenix football schedule this week, with CU taking on NCAA FCS member Arkansas-Pine Bluff on September 8.


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.


Phoenix announce 2018 football schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the program’s 2018 football schedule this week, which includes five home games and 10 total contests against NAIA competition.


Football begins spring practice Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football begins spring practice this week under first-year head coach Tim Mathis, with three workouts scheduled beginning Monday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Pitts named offensive coordinator for Phoenix

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the hiring of Paul Pitts as the team’s offensive coordinator, effective immediately. Pitts joined the staff March 12 and will lead the offensive unit during spring drills that begin March 26.


Elliott joins CU staff as defensive coordinator

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the hiring of Chris Elliott as the team’s defensive coordinator, effective immediately. Elliott joined the staff March 12 and will lead the defensive unit during spring drills that begin March 26.


Football inks 14 players in first three days of signing period

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the signing of 14 players during the first three days of the national signing period last week, including 11 players from the state of Tennessee.