McChurch, Wood earn Preseason All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University seniors Connor McChurch and Ryan Wood were both voted Third Team on the 20th Annual USA Football News Preseason All-American Teams as selected by coaches, sports information directors, certified players' agents, pro scouts, media and staff of USA Football News.


Bulldogs continue spring practice with record 110 players

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland started spring football practice last week with more than 100 players on campus for drills, a record number under head coach Dewayne Alexander, who enters his seventh seasons with the Bulldogs in 2012.


Ben Miller earns 2012 Lindsey Donnell Award

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


Wings and Things Clinic set for April 20-21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s football program will host the Sixth Annual Wings and Things Clinic on April 20-21 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.


Football announces 2012 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Dewayne Alexander announced the 2012 schedule this week, which includes five home games for the Bulldogs, including home tilts against longtime rivals Campbellsville University, Union College and the University of the Cumberlands.


Nine football players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland football players were named NAIA Daktronics National Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the national office in advance of Saturday’s national championship game in Rome, Ga.


Greene, McCallister voted Academic All- Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Sam Greene and Cody McCallister were both voted First Team and Ben Miller and Tim McCord each received Second Team honors on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America College Division football teams announced this week by CoSIDA.


Twenty-three players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-three Cumberland football players were recognized this week as Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically with at least a 3.25 grade-point-average on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for the award.


Four players voted First Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Sam Greene, James McClain, Ben Miller and Chris Simpson were all voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference West Division and Quan Johnson was named Offensive Freshman of the Year, as announced by the league office this week.


Five Bulldogs named Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football players Tim McCord, Cody McCallister, Sam Greene, Ben Miller and Connor McChurch were all named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV College Division team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Football finishes regular season ranked 25th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped five spots to 25th in the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Sunday. The Bulldogs lost their final two games of the season to finish 7-3 overall.


Bulldogs fall short in finale, 31-27

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland took advantage of four turnovers, turning those into 27 points, but the University of the Cumberlands rushed for 363 yards and posted a 31-27 victory over the 20th-ranked Bulldogs in the season finale for both teams here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


CU drops six spots to No. 20

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped six spots to No. 20 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday, after the Bulldogs dropped a 34-21 decision over the weekend at Belhaven University.


Turnovers doom CU in 34-21 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kylan Pollard caught a touchdown and rushed for another and Belhaven University put together four scoring drives of 60-plus yards and defeated 14th-ranked Cumberland, 34-21, here Saturday afternoon at H.T. Newell Field.


Bulldogs ranked 14th nationally

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one more spot to 14th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The No. 14 rating ties for the second highest ranking for the Bulldog program in school history and the highest ranking since being 14th on September 28, 1998.


McClain earns MSC Offensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s James McClain was named the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after compiling 241 all-purpose yards with two touchdowns in a victory at Union College.


CU scores early, hangs on for 43-35 victory

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland scored on its first three possessions of the game and five of six possessions in the first half and the 15th-ranked Bulldogs held on for a 43-35 victory Saturday here at Burch-Nau Field.


Cumberland moves two spots to 15th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University continued its ascent in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, climbing two spots to 15th after a 36-34 victory over then No. 14 Bethel University this past Saturday.


CU Spirit Program sponsoring bus trip

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland Spirit Program is sponsoring a bus trip for all individuals to the October 29 football game at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. Kickoff for the contest is set for 11 a.m. Central Time.


Late field goal gives CU 36-34 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared White booted a 30-yard field goal with 2:31 remaining and Reed Gurchiek passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns, as 17th-ranked Cumberland won a seesaw contest, 36-34, over 14th-ranked Bethel University here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Bulldogs move up to 17th in rankings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up three spots to No. 17 in the sixth regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, the national office announced Monday. The Bulldogs have won four straight games overall and stand 5-1 this season.


McClain's four TDs pace 49-28 Homecoming win

LEBANON, Tenn. – James McClain rushed for 110 yards and four touchdowns and Lemeco Miller carried 21 times for 116 yards , as Cumberland accumulated 296 yards on the ground in a 49-28 Homecoming victory over Faulkner Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


NAIA podcast with James McClain now available

LEBANON, Tenn. – An NAIA podcast with James McClain as well as Marian University’s Eric Sheppard and E. J. White from the Univ. of St. Francis [IL] is now available on the NAIA website and PlayNAIA blog.


McClain earns NAIA Special Teams honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland returner James McClain was named the NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week after returning the opening kickoff of the second half 92 yards for a touchdown in CU’s 21-17 victory last Saturday at 22nd-ranked Shorter University.


Cumberland ranked 20th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning on the road for the third time in five games this season, Cumberland moved up five spots to 20th in the fifth regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, the national office announced Monday.


McClain named MSC Special Teams POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s James McClain was named the Mid-South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after returning the opening kickoff of the second half 92 yards for a touchdown in CU’s 21-17 victory at 22nd-ranked Shorter University.


Quick second-half points lead to 21-17 victory

ROME, Ga. – James McClain ran back the opening kickoff of the second half 92 yards and Cumberland’s defense held Shorter to just 174 yards rushing, including 13 in the fourth quarter in a 21-17 victory Saturday at Barron Stadium.


Bulldogs back in Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University moved back into the national rankings at 25th in the fourth regular season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, the national office announced Monday. The Bulldogs were ranked 18th in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll and have been in the receiving votes category the last three weeks.


Bulldogs survive, 31-26, with big fourth quarter

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – DeJeay Woods caught a 41-yard touchdown pass with 1:56 to play and Cumberland scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, overcoming a 10-point deficit for a 31-26 victory here Saturday over West Virginia Tech.


Miller earns second POW award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ben Miller was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after collecting 10 tackles with an interception and two pass break-ups in a 33-17 victory over Kentucky Christian.


Miller scores twice in CU's 33-17 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Broc Loveless connected with Quan Johnson for a 46-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and Cumberland later added a safety, as the Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start and defeated Kentucky Christian, 33-17, Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Blocked kicks cost Bulldogs in 30-27 defeat

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Stan Warrenhuffman caught eight passes for 117 yards and three touchdown and Campbellsville blocked three kicks, two by Leon Melvin, as the Tigers outlasted 18th-ranked Cumberland 30-27 here Saturday night at Finley Stadium.


Miller named MSC Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ben Miller was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Bulldogs to a 23-13 season-opening victory at Lindsey Wilson.


Six turnovers help CU to opening 23-13 win

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Cumberland intercepted four passes and came up with six total turnovers, turning those into 14 points, as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs overcame a slow start for a 23-13 season-opening victory over Lindsey Wilson here Saturday night.


Bulldogs working toward season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – With fall camp complete, Cumberland football coach Dewayne Alexander commented this week on the team’s efforts during camp, the practice schedule and then on different positions and players as the Bulldogs head towards next Saturday’s season opener at Lindsey Wilson.


Coaches Show debuts August 31

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland Football Coaches Show returns for another year starting August 31 and running through the end of the season. Tommy Bryan, who handles play-by-play duties for all Bulldog football broadcasts, will host the 60-minute show inside the Mitchell Student Center on the CU campus.


Fall camp nearing end for football

LEBANON, Tenn. – With fall camp nearly complete, Cumberland football coach Dewayne Alexander has been very pleased with his team’s efforts as the Bulldogs head toward the finish of fall camp with Saturday’s team scrimmage at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Football opens practice as stadium materials arrive

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University begins football practice Wednesday just as materials for new stadium seating and press box arrived this week. More than 120 players will participate in Wednesday’s opening workouts, the first of 11 days of preseason workouts before classes begin at CU on August 24.


Cumberland ranked 19th in Preseason NAIA Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 19th nationally in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll the national office announced late Monday. The Bulldogs were ranked in seven Top 25 polls last season, including 23rd at the end of the regular season.


Football helps out in Lebanon

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s football team took to the streets of Lebanon on Monday for a pair of community service projects, mulching at the city’s main offices at Castle Heights and various activities at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center.


Bulldogs picked second in MSC West

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s football team was picked second in the West Division in a vote of Mid-South Conference coaches released this week. The Bulldogs trailed the Univ. of the Cumberlands by one point in the final tally.


Football desktop background now available

LEBANON, Tenn. – Thanks to recent Cumberland University graduate Gloria Caples, the 2011 football schedule desktop background is now available at GoCumberlandAthletics.com featuring seniors Sam Greene, Stephon Ransom, Chris Simpson and Ben Miller along with junior Allanté McLemore.


Alexander receives TSWA Coach of the Year award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Dewayne Alexander received the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Football Coach of the Year award Friday during the TSWA’s annual business meeting and luncheon at the TSSAA headquarters in Hermitage, Tenn.


Football season, single-game ticket prices set

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced new season and single-game ticket prices for the 2011 football campaign this week. New bleachers and press box facilities will be in place for the home opener on September 17, with delivery and construction set for the month of August.


Dayton, Emmetts, Ransom recognized by VSN

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Dayton was rated as the top returner in the nation and Tyler Emmetts and Stephon Ransom were both ranked among the top players at their positions by the Victory Sports Network in a preseason list of the top returning NAIA football players for the upcoming season.


Bulldogs ranked 18th in VSN poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s football team is ranked 18th in the Victory Sports Network complete preseason ranking of all 85 NAIA football teams in this summer’s NAIA Preview magazine, which may be purchased online at http://www.victorysportsnetwork.com.


Ransom named Preseason All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland linebacker Stephon Ransom was named a Preseason All-American this week by Consensus Draft Services, an extensive online NFL draft preview website.


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.