Late rally falls short for CU football

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored on its first three possession of the game, but 12th-ranked Lindsey Wilson got a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and then held the Phoenix in the final minute for a 33-29 victory in the season opener for both teams on a hot and humid Thursday night here at Nokes-Lasater Field.

CU sports live video, audio, stats information

LEBANON, Tenn. – With Cumberland Athletics unofficially kicking off the 2016-17 academic year with tonight’s home football game, a little review for everyone and new information for first-timers about the live video, audio and stats links for CU sports teams.

Fans encouraged to alter driving patterns for football opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fans are encouraged to avoid South Cumberland Street and Tennessee Boulevard when heading to the Cumberland football season opener this Thursday versus Lindsey Wilson at Nokes-Lasater Field.

CU hosting Faith and Family Night for football opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host Faith and Family Night for its season-opening football game on Thursday, August 25, inviting area youth groups for a free Derek Minor concert as well as testimony from former Tennessee Titan Dave Ball before the Phoenix take on Lindsey Wilson at 7 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field.

Football scrimmage set for Saturday at 1 p.m.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fans are invited to Cumberland football’s intrasquad scrimmage this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field. Posters and schedule cards for the 2016 season will be available for pick-up at the scrimmage, which will conclude the second week of practice for the Phoenix.

CU hosting All-Sports Camp on Sept. 11

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an 2nd Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 11 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.

Fall student-athletes take part in Leadership Training, community service

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University fall athletic teams participated in Leadership Training on Wednesday that included lectures from University staff, CU Character Coach Jim Mike Ward and Tony Johnson, Vice President with Learfield Licensing, along with sessions on social media training and nutrition as well as eligibility.

Football picked fifth in MSC West

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked fifth out of six teams in the Mid-South Conference West Division Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Monday by the league office.

Nine squads earn NAIA Scholar Team honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored nine Cumberland athletic squads Friday as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2015-16 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.