Football signs Jones, Jernigan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signings of Trevon Jones and Andrew Jernigan to scholarship papers this week for the 2013 season.


Bulldogs add five signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signings of Korey McLin, Jacob Sims, Brian Rudolph, Matt Alter and Austin Lees this week to scholarship papers for the 2013 season.


Football inks two more

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber announced the signings of Tony Cooper and Joey Faulk this week to scholarship papers for the 2013 season.


Stewart takes part in Cowboys minicamp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland University football player BJ Stewart participated in the first day of minicamp with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday at Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas. Stewart was one of more than 40 players, mostly rookies, at the two-day minicamp.


Football ranked 20th, Spring Game this Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 20th in the 2013 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll, the national office announced this week, as the Bulldogs prepare for their Spring Game under first-year head coach Donnie Suber this coming Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


CU adds four football signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber announced four more signees for the Bulldogs for the 2013 season, including Mark Winningham Jr., Luke Jennings, Derek Barnes and Clay Cisson.


Bulldogs add two football signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber announced two more signings this week, including Albany, Ga., native Nytrellis Ross and Mt. Juliet native Josh Bates, for the 2013 season.


Football begins spring practice Friday

LEBANON, Tenn. – First-year Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber and the Bulldogs begin spring practice this Friday at 4 p.m., the first of 15 sessions for the team that concludes April 20 with the Spring Game at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Bulldogs ink four more signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of four players to scholarships for next season, including Daniel Wilson, Antoniea Sommerrow, Brannon Hill and Cody Carr.


McCallister receives Scholar-Athlete Award from National Football Foundation

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Cody McCallister was awarded the C.R. Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award on March 2 at the 47th Annual Awards Banquet of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.


Football announces nine signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of nine players this week to scholarship papers for the 2013 season, including local standouts Ethan Copas, Taylor Jones, Brady Eady, Keithandre Murray, Dylan Mathis and Mason Pavan.


Bulldogs announce 2013 football schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the 2013 football schedule on Friday, which includes five home games and nine contests versus NAIA competition.


Stewart invited to Raycom College Football All-Star Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tight end BJ Stewart has been invited to participate in the inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic on Saturday, January 19 in Montgomery, Ala. The game will be played at the Cramton Bowl and broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.


CU ranks 19th in postseason football poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland ended the season ranked 19th nationally in the NAIA Football Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced this week.


Football's Wood named NAIA All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ryan Wood was named to the NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team on Wednesday, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious All-America honor, by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).


Bulldogs lead nation with 16 NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – A record 16 Cumberland football players were named 2012 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday, as announced by the national office. Cumberland led all institutions with its 16 honorees among the 259 total athletes named to the list.


McCallister, White named Academic All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Cody McCallister and Jared White were both named Capital One Academic All-American in the College Division as named by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Monday.


Miller voted MSC West Offensive POY

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Lemeco Miller was voted Mid-South Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Year and BJ Stewart, Jesse Hall, Ryan Wood, Jared White, Jarred Williams and Michael Hagewood all earned First Team honors after a vote of league coaches.


Record 31 Bulldogs named Mid-South Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University led the way in the Mid-South Conference with 31 MSC Scholar-Athletes, a program-best for the Bulldogs, as announced by the league office this week.


Hagewood voted MSC Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Michael Hagewood was voted the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Bulldogs to a 33-32 overtime victory at Lindsey Wilson this past weekend.


Bulldogs finish season ranked 20th nationally

LEBANON, Tenn. – After posting a 33-32 overtime victory in the season finale, Cumberland moved up one spot to No. 20 in the final NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Sunday.


Football holds on for 33-32 OT victory

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Broc Loveless rushed three straight times for a touchdown in overtime before Lindsey Wilson scored but missed their third extra point of the game and 23rd-ranked Cumberland survived, 33-32, over Lindsey Wilson here Saturday at Blue Raider Stadium.


Five Bulldogs earn Academic All-District honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s William Judson, Jared White, Josh Walker, Cody McCallister and Connor McChurch were voted Capital One First Team Academic-All-District IV, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Football ranked 21st in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – With a 49-0 victory at home over the weekend, Cumberland jumped back into the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll at No. 21, the national office announced Monday.


Gurchiek voted MSC Offensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Reed Gurchiek was voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting a nearly perfect day passing and accounting for three touchdowns in one half of play in a 49-0 victory over Bluefield College.


Senior Day ends with 49-0 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Reed Gurchiek and Broc Loveless each threw two touchdown passes, Michael Hagewood picked off two passes and Lemeco Miller scored twice, setting the single-season touchdowns mark, in Cumberland’s 49-0 victory over Bluefield College here Saturday on Senior Day at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Bulldog rally falls short at Bethel, 32-30

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Bethel University scored twice in just over a minute in the third period and the Wildcats broke up a two-point conversion attempt with 2:20 remaining, hanging on to defeat 20th-ranked Cumberland, 32-30, here Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.


Gurchiek earns TSWA honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Reed Gurchiek was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Offensive Player of the Week after accounting for 237 yards of total offense and two touchdowns in CU’s 28-23 victory over Campbellsville University.


Football moves up five spots to No. 20

LEBANON, Tenn. – After posting a 28-23 victory at home over the weekend, Cumberland moved up five spots to No. 20 nationally in the seventh edition of the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.


Bulldogs hold on for 28-23 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lemeco Miller rushed for 126 yards and accounted for two touchdowns and Michael Hagewood's interception in the final minute preserved 25th-ranked Cumberland's 28-23 victory over Campbellsville University here Saturday night at Nokes-Lasater Field.


CU participating in canned food drive for Joseph's Storehouse

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will take part in a canned food drive this Saturday for the Campbellsville football game that benefits Joseph’s Storehouse in Lebanon. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to drop-off boxes at the two ticket entrances to Nokes-Lasater Field.


Big plays by Faulkner down CU

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Big plays and short drives propelled Faulkner to a 42-14 victory over 16th-ranked Cumberland on Saturday here at John Mark Stallings Field, as the Eagles scored on drives of 1, 1 and 2 plays and kickoff, punt and interception and fumble returns setup the Eagles for short TD drives.


Miller featured in hometown Huntsville Times

Senior running back and Huntsville, Ala., native Lemeco Miller is featured in an article published today in the Huntsville Times newspaper.


Football moves up one spot to No. 16

LEBANON, Tenn. – After posting its fourth straight victory this past weekend, Cumberland moved up one spot to 16th nationally in the latest edition of the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.


Miller earns second straight MSC Offensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Lemeco Miller was voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 175 yards rushing and five touchdowns along with 226 all-purpose yards in a 42-21 victory over Union College on Saturday.


Miller's five TDs leads win over Union, 42-21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lemeco Miller rushed 27 times for 175 yards and five touchdowns and added two receptions for 51 yards, as 17th-ranked Cumberland scored three times in the fourth quarter for a 42-21 victory over Union College on Homecoming Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Bulldogs ranked 17th in latest NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up two more spots to No. 17 in the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday, after posting their second consecutive road victory last Saturday.


Miller voted Mid-South Offensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Lemeco Miller was voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after registering 208 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in a 41-23 victory on Saturday at the University of Pikeville.


Miller's big day leads CU, 41-23

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Lemeco Miller posted 208 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns and 19th-ranked Cumberland rolled up 491 yards of total offense, holding off the University of Pikeville, 41-23, here Saturday at Hillard Howard Field.


Football moves up two spots to No. 19

LEBANON, Tenn. – After posting a 24-17 road victory on Saturday, Cumberland moved up two spots to No. 19 in the third regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.


Cumberland hangs on for 24-17 road victory

WISE, Va. – Lemeco Miller rushed 29 times for 160 yards, both career-highs, and scored three times and Cumberland’s defense made two stands late in the fourth quarter in a 24-17 victory here Saturday night over UVA-Wise at Carl Smith Stadium.


CU moves up to 21st in NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – After pulling out a 36-30 victory over Belhaven University in overtime, Cumberland University moved up four spots to 21st in the second regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.


Bulldogs pull out OT thriller, 36-30

LEBANON, Tenn. – Reed Gurchiek rushed four yards for the score and Cumberland missed the extra point, but the Bulldog defense held on four plays, getting a sack in the sequence in defeating Belhaven University, 36-30, in overtime on Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Football drops to 25th in NAIA rankings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three spots to 25th nationally in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Monday.


Patriots run over CU, 55-13

LEBANON, Tenn. – D’Angelo Jordan rushed for 169 yards and one touchdown and 19th-ranked Univ. of the Cumberlands scored 48 straight points in a 55-13 victory over No. 22 Cumberland University on Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field, spoiling the debut of the Bulldogs’ new facility.


All-around effort powers CU to 31-10 victory

DYERSBURG, Tenn. – Lemeco Miller rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns and 22nd-ranked Cumberland’s defense limited Kansas Wesleyan to just 45 yards in the second half in a 31-10 season-opening victory here Saturday in the Big River Bowl at J.C. Sawyers Stadium.


CU inks contract with Stretch Internet for web streaming

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University has signed a contract with Stretch Internet for streaming of live video, stats and audio (when available) for Bulldog home events in 2012-13 beginning with the August 28 men’s soccer match against Tennessee Wesleyan.


Football gameday events set

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland announced its 2012 Gameday events for football season, which includes two pregame live music events in the tailgating area, a Kids Zone with inflatables, face painting and tattoos, and three contests in which fans are asked to wear CU colors – white, black and cardinal.


Two-a-days continue; scrimmages, open house dates set

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s football team continues two-a-day practices on Thursday at the Nokes-Lasater Field complex, including shoulder pads and helmets for the first time Thursday afternoon after three days of conditioning and workouts in shorts and t-shirts.


Bulldogs tied for 22nd nationally in Preseason Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s football team is tied for 22nd in the NAIA Football Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll released this week by the national office. The Bulldogs return 14 starters and 42 letterwinners from last season’s 7-3 club.


Fall sports posters, schedule cards now available

LEBANON, Tenn. – Posters and schedule cards for Cumberland football, volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer have all arrived for the 2012 season and are available for pickup in the lobby of the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Football program highlighted in The Tennessean

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland football program and the move to Nokes-Lasater Field is highlighted in The Tennessean newspaper on Thursday, including photos of the stadium and Director of Athletics Ron Pavan.


Season, single-game ticket prices set

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced season ticket and single-game ticket prices for the 2012 football campaign this week at the program’s new home, Nokes-Lasater Field off Tennessee Blvd.


CU announces 2012 Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Athletics announced its 2012 Hall of Fame class this week, which includes former All-Americans Doug Binkley, Renae Williams and Chuck MacFarlane as well as former coach Rick Reeves. The group is part of the 26th Hall of Fame Class and will be inducted during a dinner on Friday, October 5 on the CU campus.


Bulldogs picked second in West Division

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football was selected second in the Mid-South Conference West Division in a vote of league coaches announced Friday.


Big River Bowl tickets now on sale at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Athletics has tickets for sale to the season-opening football game in Dyersburg set for September 1 at Noon against Kansas Wesleyan.


Stadium renovations continue at Nokes-Lasater Field

LEBANON, Tenn. – Stadium renovations continue at Nokes-Lasater Field, the new home of Cumberland University football, but plenty has already been accomplished after a month a work by crews of workers, including painting, pressure washing, field maintenance, and even more painting.


Bulldogs announce 2012 game times

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football announced game times for its 2012 schedule this week, which includes one night game at the new home of the program, Nokes-Lasater Field, and one other evening contest on the road.


Student-athletes excel at art competition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes Kyle Upton, Adrian Baker, Aaron Brown and Corey Hamilton all had works accepted to a recent juried collegiate art competition entitled “Artists of the 21st Century” and sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin.


Football ranked 23rd in Spring Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 23rd nationally in the 2012 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday. The Bulldogs posted a 7-3 record in 2011 and finished the year ranked 24th in the country.


Keele, Miller named NSCA All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Mackenzie Keele and Ben Miller were recently recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association with its annual All-American Athlete of the Year award.


CU gains approval for move to Nokes-Lasater Field

LEBANON, Tenn. – With a final 3-2 vote Monday night, the Wilson County Board of Education gave approval for Cumberland University to move its football operation and play games at Nokes-Lasater Field in Lebanon beginning this summer.