CU football adds Goodpasture duo

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Dewayne Alexander announced the signing of a pair of Goodpasture Christian School players, Mitchell Martin and Hunter Williamson, for the 2011 season.


Smith named 2011 Lindsey Donnell Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Josh Smith is this year’s recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award presented annually to Bulldog student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Bulldog football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.


VSN All-Star Football Game set for broadcast

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Victory Sports Network will be broadcast the Fifth Annual Senior Classic this Saturday at Noon CT from Salina Stadium in Salina, Kan. The video pregame show will start at 11:30 a.m. Cumberland players Melvin Armstrong and Mitch Reynolds along with the Bulldog coaching staff will be part of the game.


Bulldogs ranked 19th in Coaches' Spring Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 19th in the 2011 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll released Monday by the national office. The Bulldogs finished the 2010 campaign ranked 23rd nationally and were ranked in the NAIA Top 25 in eight of the 10 regular season polls last season, reaching as high as 16th in the nation.


Athletes place in FOCUS Art Competition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Adrian Baker won first place in the two-dimensional category and Charles Brooks, Deonta Johnson and Kyle Upton were all named honorable mention during the 14th Annual Focus On CU Students (FOCUS) Art Competition currently on display at Adams Gallery on the CU campus.


Spring practice under way for Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Coming off one of the best seasons since Cumberland University revived its football program in 1990, head coach Dewayne Alexander is excited to get back on the field. The Bulldogs began spring practice on March 21 but have yet to get in a full pads practice.


Bulldogs release 2011 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced its 2011 football schedule on Tuesday, which includes four home contests as well as a pair of night games on the road to start the season.


Armstrong, Reynolds, CU coaching staff selected for All-Star Game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Melvin Armstrong and Mitch Reynolds have been selected to play in the Fifth Annual Victory Sports Network NAIA Senior Football Classic set for Saturday, April 30th in Salina, Kan.


Smith receives Scholar-Athlete Award from National Football Foundation

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Josh Smith was awarded the C.R. Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award on March 7 at the 45th Annual Awards Banquet of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.


Student-athlete murals on display at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland University student-athletes were part of a group of art majors that created six recently-displayed murals in the Papa John’s Pizza restaurant in the Mitchell Student Center on the CU campus.


Wings and Things Clinic set for April 15-16

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s football program will host the Fifth Annual Wings and Things Clinic on April 15-16 on the CU campus, with Bulldog football coach Dewayne Alexander and a host of others teaching the principles and intricacies of the Wing-T offense.


Alexander named TSWA College Coach of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Dewayne Alexander was named the College Football Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA) this week after helping the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record in 2010.


Ransom, Reynolds, Dayton earn All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football players Stephon Ransom, Mitch Reynolds and Daniel Dayton were all named 2010 Honorable Mention All-Americans on Friday as voted on by NAIA football coaches and the Victory Sports Network broadcast team.


Bulldogs finish season ranked 23rd

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University finished the season ranked 23rd nationally in the 2010 NAIA Football Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll released this week. The Bulldogs ended the year 8-3 overall, just the second eight-win campaign in school history since the program was revived in 1990.


Hunt, Alexander accepting Coach of the Year awards

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland head coaches Woody Hunt and Dewayne Alexander will both accept Coach of the Year awards in the coming days at their respective national conventions taking place in Dallas, Texas, and Nashville, Tenn.


Eight Bulldogs named NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eight Cumberland football players were recognized as 2010 NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 or above grade-point-average to be eligible for the national honor.


Alexander named Region I Coach of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Dewayne Alexander was named the NAIA Region I Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Associated this week. Alexander will be recognized during the upcoming AFCA Convention set for January 9-12 in Dallas, Texas.


Football has 21 MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-one Cumberland University football players were named Mid-South Conference scholar-athletes, as announced by the league office. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and hold a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Six Bulldogs named All-MSC West

LEBANON, Tenn. – Five Cumberland defensive players along with tight end Mitch Reynolds were voted All-Mid-South Conference West Division, as announced by the conference office Friday.


Bulldogs finish season ranked 23rd

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s football team is ranked 23rd in the final regular season NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 announced Sunday by the national office.


Big plays down Bulldogs at UC

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Univ. of the Cumberland used the big play both rushing and passing to rack up 551 yards of total offense, defeating 17th-ranked Cumberland Univ., 52-27, here Saturday at James H. Taylor II Stadium.


CU providing free bus trip to football game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University is sponsoring a free bus trip to Saturday’s football game at the Univ. of the Cumberlands. Interested individuals may reserve a spot on the bus by either sending an e-mail to epawlawski@cumberland.edu or by calling the CU Student Affairs Office at 615/547-1390.


Bulldogs ranked 17th in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one spot to 17th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll released Monday by the national office. The Bulldogs defeated Belhaven University, 45-7, this past Saturday, ending the home schedule a perfect 6-0.


Smith, McCallister voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football players Josh Smith and Cody McCallister were both voted Second Team Academic All-District IV by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA), as announced by the national organization.


Former Bulldog Godfrey passes away

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland two-sport athlete Stephen Godfrey tragically passed away last Friday in Decatur, Ala. Godfrey played football and baseball at Cumberland in the early 1990’s and graduated in 1994 bachelor’s in Business Administration.


Bulldogs romp over Belhaven, 45-7

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s defense posted four sacks, two safeties, an interception and a fumble return and the offense rushed for 321 yards and five touchdowns, in CU's 45-7 victory Saturday over Belhaven University at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Cumberland moves up to No. 18

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up two spots to No. 18 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 released Monday by the national office. The Bulldogs defeated Union College, 29-18, last Saturday to move to 7-2 on the season and 3-1 in the Mid-South Conference West Division.


Miller named MSC Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland linebacker Ben Miller was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after collecting 11 tackles, two for loss, forcing a fumble and starting a 15-point fourth quarter comeback with a safety in CU’s 29-18 victory this past week over Union College.


Big fourth quarter carries Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared White’s 33-yard field goal gave Cumberland the lead and Mitch Reynolds caught a 28-yard touchdown pass on the next possession, giving the 20th-ranked Bulldogs a 29-18 victory over Union College Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Kickoff time changed for final football game

LEBANON, Tenn. – The game time for Cumberland’s football contest scheduled for November 13 at the Univ. of the Cumberlands has been pushed up one hour to 12:30 p.m. ET, as agreed upon by school officials this week.


CU Athletics, Leadership Wilson team to aid Nivens/McFarlin Home

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and Leadership Wilson will sponsor a benefit aiding the Nivens/McFarlin Home in Lebanon during the November 6 football game against Belhaven University, the final home game of the year for the Bulldogs.


CU moves up five spots to No. 20

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University moved up five spots to No. 20 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll released Monday by the national office. The Bulldogs defeated Bethel Univ., 23-17, on the road last week and have been ranked in the Top 25 for the last five weeks.


Bulldogs hold on for 23-17 victory

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Cumberland scored 23 points in the first half, including a 54-yard TD pass to Mike Moore, and made two defensive stands in the fourth quarter for a 23-17 victory for the Bulldogs over Bethel University here Saturday night at Wildcat Stadium.


Bulldogs drop to 25th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped to 25th in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 after a 20-17 overtime loss at Faulkner University, as announced by the national office on Monday.


Cumberland's winning streak ends at five

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Backup quarterback Christian Burnett was picked off in the end zone and Thomas Price booted a 33-yard field goal in overtime as Faulkner University shocked No. 16 Cumberland University Saturday at the Cramton Bowl with a 20-17 victory.


Pink Out set for Saturday's game at Faulkner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Faulkner University is sponsoring a Pink Out for this Saturday’s football game against Cumberland in honor of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Simpson earns National POW honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Chris Simpson was named the NAIA Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in last Saturday’s victory over Shorter University, intercepting two passes and recovering a fumble.


Bulldogs move up to No. 16

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland jumped five spots to No. 16 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, announced by the national office on Monday. The ranking is the highest for CU since September 26, 2000, when the Bulldogs were also rated 16th.


Simpson named Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland defensive back Chris Simpson was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after intercepting two passes, running one back for a touchdown, and recovering a fumble in CU’s 22-14 victory over Shorter University.


Late scores propel Bulldogs, 22-14

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared White booted a 30-yard field goal with 1:49 to play and Chris Simpson added a 63-yard interception return for touchdown a little over a minute later as 21st-ranked Cumberland came from behind to post a 22-14 victory over Shorter Univ. Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Bulldogs jump four spots to No. 21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University moved up four spots to No. 21 in Monday’s NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25, announced by the national office. It is the highest ranking for the Bulldogs since October 8, 2002, when CU was also rated 21st in the nation.


Bureau, defense lead 23-7 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – In his first appearance of the season, Curt Bureau completed 22-of-34 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown in 25th-ranked Cumberland’s 23-7 victory over Lindsey Wilson Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.


CU hosting Coaches Breakfast this Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host The Coaches Breakfast this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium. The show is hosted by Tommy Bryan, CU’s play-by-play announcer, and features CU football coach Dewayne Alexander and Wilson County high school coaches.


Bulldogs ranked 25th in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riding a three-game winning streak, Cumberland University is ranked 25th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, announced by the NAIA office late Monday afternoon. The ranking is the first for the Bulldogs since January 12, 2003, a postseason poll at the conclusion of the 2002 season.


Miller's three TDs leads Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lemeco Miller rushed one for touchdown and caught a pair of TD passes, totaling 114 all-purpose yards in Cumberland’s 30-7 victory over West Virginia Tech Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.


College coaches support CoachtoCureMD

LEBANON, Tenn. – College football coaches around the nation will be wearing green and blue armbands this weekend as part of the AFCA's campaign Coach to Cure MD in support of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), including Cumberland head coach Dewayne Alexander when the Bulldogs face West Virginia Tech.


Burnett, defense power Bulldog victory, 35-6

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Christian Burnett completed 20-of-28 passes for 184 and one touchdown and rushed four times for 25 yards and another score in Cumberland’s 35-6 victory over Kentucky Christian here Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.


McLemore earns NAIA National Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Allanté McLemore was voted the NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week Monday after returning a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in the Bulldogs 33-21 victory over Campbellsville University.


McLemore named MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Allanté McLemore was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after returning a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in the Bulldogs 33-21 victory over Campbellsville University Saturday.


Defense leads CU to 33-21 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Allanté McLemore returned two interceptions for touchdowns and Cody McCallister picked up a fumble and raced 56 yards for a score, as Cumberland posted a 33-21 victory over Campbellsville Univ. Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.


Free admission for Saturday's football game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University President Harvill Eaton is opening the gates for everyone to attend this Saturday’s football home opener, with free admission to the 1:30 p.m. kickoff against Campbellsville University at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field on the CU campus.


Big plays sink Bulldogs, 38-6

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay used four big plays as well as a combined 212 rushing yards from Terrence Holt and Ryan White, en route to a 38-6 victory over Cumberland Thursday night in the season opener for both teams at Governors Stadium.



Seven CU squads earn NAIA Scholar-Team Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven Cumberland athletic teams were recognized with the NAIA National Scholar-Team Award recently among 864 teams nationally. A team must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award.





Six selected for Sports Hall of Fame

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six former Cumberland University athletes and coaches will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in the Class of 2010, including the late Nick Coutras, Randy Stegall, Rita Maynard McCarthy, Bud Childers, Roger Cox and Tommy Smith.




Football season tickets now on sale

Cumberland football will offer three season ticket packages for the 2010 home schedule.