Five players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Josh Bates and Chandler Peeples, juniors Brian Billingsley and Marcus Bryson and redshirt sophomore Tyler Tate were all named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Friday, as announced by the national office in advance of Saturday’s national championship game in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Bates, Peeples garner Academic All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Chandler Peeples and Josh Bates were voted First Team Academic All-Americans® for football, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Monday.

Peeples, Bates voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Chandler Peeples and Josh Bates were voted CoSIDA Academic All-District® 2 College Division for the second straight year, as announced by the national organization recently. Peeples and Bates are now entered into the pool of candidates for Academic All-America honors.

Fifteen football players earn Academic All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fifteen Cumberland football players were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference this week by the league office. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.

Nine football players earn All-MSC Bluegrass honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Chandler Peeples, Donovan Norfleet, Jason Smith, Cody Carr and DeAnthony Patrick along with sophomore Kimlee North were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division while senior Nick Bodden and sophomores Kris Parker and Denarius Toliver were named Second Team All-MSC, as announced Thursday by the league office.

Phoenix record 62-23 Senior Day victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dezmon Huntley passed for 234 yards and four touchdowns, Kimlee North rushed for two TDs and Cumberland piled up 604 yards of total offense, posting a 62-23 victory over Kentucky Christian on Senior Day here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.

Big plays hurt Phoenix in 52-34 loss

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dezmon Huntley passed for 391 yards and four touchdowns, but 21st-ranked Campbellsville University scored 38 unanswered points in the middle of the game en route to a 58-34 victory over No. 22 Cumberland in football action here Saturday at Finley Stadium.

North voted MSC Offensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland running back Kimlee North accounted for 199 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns Saturday against Lindsey Wilson, garnering his second straight Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Offensive Player of the Week accolade, as announced Monday by the league office.

Frantic comeback falls short for CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Kimlee North rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns and added a 38-yard TD reception, but 22nd-ranked Cumberland could not dig out of an early hole and dropped a 44-41 decision to No. 5 Lindsey Wilson here Saturday in football action at Blue Raider Stadium.