137 student-athletes named to Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List last week, which includes 137 current and former student-athletes and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


131 student-athletes, personnel set to graduate

LEBANON, Tenn. – A record 131 current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 172nd Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall on the CU campus. It marks the fourth straight year of increase in the number of graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Athletics set to honor Bulldog scholar-athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics will host the Third Annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Day with a breakfast for 132 current students at Immanuel Baptist Church on Friday, April 25. Current Bulldog student-athletes must maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average with at least 30 credit hours passed before the spring semester.


Football ranked 25th in NAIA Coaches’ Spring Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 25th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. Head coach Donnie Suber enters his second season at the helm of the Bulldogs program after posting a 7-4 mark in 2013.


Baker nominated for Bickerstaff/Pace Scholar-Athlete Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Beau Baker was Cumberland University’s nominee for the C.R. Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award presented last month at the 48th Annual Awards Banquet of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.


Bulldogs begin spring practice this Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football will open spring practice this Monday and hold a Spring Game on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field. The team will practice Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the next four weeks (except Good Friday) and scrimmage three times during the month, all on Saturdays.


Football donates blood with American Red Cross

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University football team joined forces with the Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross on March 5 to donate blood to aid those in the Middle Tennessee area.


Football announces 13 signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of 13 players to scholarship papers this week for the 2014 season, including local products Dakota Self, Coleton Thomas and Jeffrey Benson.


Cumberland announces 2014 football schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the 2014 football schedule this week, which includes five home games at Nokes-Lasater Field beginning with the season opener against the University of the Cumberlands on September 6.


128 student-athletes named to Fall Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2013 Fall Dean’s List, which includes 128 student-athletes and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


CU leads nation again with 16 NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – For the second straight season Cumberland University led the nation in NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athletes, with 16 student-athletes honored by the national organization.


Harmon named Second Team All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University offensive lineman AJ Harmon was voted Second Team AFCA-NAIA Coaches’ All-America, as announced this week by the American Football Coaches Association.


Student-athletes volunteer at Harris Hillman School

Cumberland student-athletes Corey Matyskiela, Sarah Murray and Victoria Bennett recently spent time with special needs children at Harris Hillman School in Nashville as part of the continuing community service projects within the CU Athletic Department.


Baker named finalist for Fred Mitchell Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Beau Baker has been named one of the 10 finalists for the 2013 Fred Mitchell Award, which is provided to the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA place-kicker that excels on the football field and in the community.


Football ranked 23rd in final regular season Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland remained 23rd in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the last regular season ranking of the year, announced by the national office. One final Top 25 ranking will be released after the conclusion of the NAIA playoffs.


Cumberland leads MSC with 28 Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University led the Mid-South Conference with 28 football Scholar-Athletes, as announced this week by the league office in coordination with the end of the regular season.


Jernigan voted MSC Freshman of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nathan Jernigan was voted the Mid-South Conference West Division Freshman of the Year while Michael Nwokoji, AJ Harmon, Beau Baker and Nick Lennox were named First Team All-Mid-South West.


Lennox named MSC Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Nick Lennox was voted the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after registering 4.5 sacks with a forced fumble and eight total tackles in a 41-17 victory over NCAA Division II Alderson Broaddus.


No. 23 Bulldogs defeat Alderson Broaddus, 41-17

PHILIPPI, W.Va. – Cumberland quarterback Broc Loveless rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown, and Fredrel Cross added 110 on the ground with a pair of scores as the No. 23-ranked Bulldogs defeated Alderson Broaddus, 41-17 in the final game of the regular season Saturday at Alderson Broaddus Stadium.


Bulldogs ranked 23rd in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University to the national rankings for the first time in four weeks, coming in at No. 23 in the latest edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.


Jernigan voted MSC Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Nathan Jernigan was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting a pair of interceptions and nine tackles in CU’s 40-28 victory at Reinhardt University.


Judson earns MSC Champions of Character award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s William Judson was named the Mid-South Conference Champions of Character honoree for football, as announced recently by the league office.


CU takes advantage of turnovers in 40-28 win

WALESKA, Ga. – Cumberland rushed for 310 yards and took advantage of six turnovers, with Nathan Jernigan intercepting a pair of passes, posting a 40-28 victory over 20th-ranked Reinhardt University here Saturday at Ken White Field.


Gurchiek, DeBoard earn All-District honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Reed Gurchiek and Blake DeBoard were named to the Capital One Football Academic All-District 2 team this week. Both student-athletes will now enter the pool of players from around the country to be selected Academic All-American later this month.


Bulldogs rush to Senior Day victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Broc Loveless rushed for two touchdowns and Austin Chaplin’s blocked punt provided another score, as Cumberland gained 247 yards on the ground en route to a 34-13 Senior Day victory here Saturday over Bethel University at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Baker recognized again by Fred Mitchell Award committee

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland placekicker Beau Baker was recognized for the second straight month by the Fred Mitchell Award Selection Committee for continued excellence on and off the field.


Last-second rally falls short for Bulldogs

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Reed Gurchiek’s Hail Mary pass was knocked away in the end zone, ending a furious second half from both teams and a penalty-filled contest, with Campbellsville University holding off Cumberland, 24-19, in football action here Saturday at Citizens Bank Field-Finley Stadium.


Faulkner downs Bulldogs in Top 25 battle

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Hollingsworth completed 34-of-53 passes for 486 yards and three touchdowns and 19th-ranked Faulkner University compiled 602 yards of offense, running away in the second half with a 44-7 victory over No. 25 Cumberland here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Football ranked 25th in NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked No. 25 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the club’s first ranking since the Preseason Poll in August, the national office announced Monday afternoon.


Nwokoji earns Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Michael Nwokoji was voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after rushing for 114 yards and two touchdowns and accounting for 161 all-purpose yards in a 45-43 Homecoming victory over Union College.


Bulldogs hang on for Homecoming win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Nwokoji rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns and Reed Gurchiek added a pair of rushing scores, but Cumberland’s defense stopped Hogan Goodson on a two-point try with 1:49 remaining in the game, preserving a 45-43 victory on Homecoming here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Student-athletes visit Sam Houston Elementary

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes took some time to give back to the Lebanon community Friday, as more than 50 players visited Sam Houston Elementary to share wisdom on college life and offer tips in their respective sports at the Sports Spectacular.


Football posts 49-42 overtime win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to take the lead and Broc Loveless scampered 20 yards for the score in overtime, lifting the Bulldogs to a 49-42 victory over the University of Pikeville here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Baker recognized by Fred Mitchell Award committee

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Beau Baker was recognized this week by the presenters of the Fred Mitchell Award for excellence on the football field and in the community during the month of September.


Loveless' three TDs lead CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Broc Loveless rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns, all in the second half, and Reed Gurchiek added 164 yards passing in Cumberland’s 40-10 victory over Bluefield College in the home opener here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Gurchiek, Baker named MSC Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Reed Gurchiek and Beau Baker were voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday after their performances helped the Bulldogs to their first win of the season at Belhaven University.


Big day for Gurchiek, Nwokoji leads CU victory

JACKSON, Miss. – Reed Gurchiek accounted for 324 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead eight-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, as Cumberland picked up its first win of the season with a 41-31 victory here Saturday over Belhaven University at H.T. Newell Field.


Bulldogs fall at UC

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Reed Gurchiek completed a 19-yard touchdown pass in the final quarter, but No. 8 University of the Cumberlands got two special teams scores and D’Angelo Jordan had two long touchdown runs in a 41-10 victory for the Patriots over 25th-ranked Cumberland here Saturday at James H. Taylor II Stadium.


Big plays hurt Bulldogs in loss

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Broc Loveless rushed five yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, completing a 13-play, 75-yard drive, but two big plays in the second quarter by Ladarious Vanlier broke open the game and Tennessee Tech cruised to a 63-7 victory over Cumberland here Thursday night at Tucker Stadium.


New options available for live video, audio, stats

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Athletics is adding to its services for live video, audio and stats for the 2013-14 academic year beginning with Wednesday’s first home event, a volleyball match against Tennessee Temple at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Fall sports preseason camp notebook

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s fall sports continued preseason workouts over the weekend as they prepare for their first competitions of the season, which take place from August 28-31. A few notes and quotes from the six sports with athletes already on campus:


CU ranked 25th in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 25th in the 2013 NAIA Football Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The Bulldogs opened preseason camp this week in preparation for the August 29 season-opener at Tennessee Tech.


Bulldogs picked third in West Division

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football tied for third in the West Division in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Football Coaches’ Poll released Friday by the league office.


Football gameday events announced

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics announced its 2013 Gameday events this week, which includes Thank-a-Teacher Day, Champions Day, Hall of Fame Weekend and a canned food drive. CU will honor the 1993 football team on October 5 on the 20th anniversary of the program’s only NAIA playoff appearance.


NAIA honors 13 Bulldog programs

LEBANON, Tenn. – A record 13 Cumberland University programs were honored as NAIA Scholar Teams over the weekend. Teams must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution and the team GPA includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.