127 named to 2016 Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-seven Cumberland student-athletes, department personnel and athletic training majors were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester, as released this week by the University.


Football camp date changed to June 23

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football’s Thursday Night Lights Camp is changing dates due to unforeseen circumstances, with camp now set for Thursday, June 23 at Nokes-Lasater Field. The camp is for rising freshmen to rising seniors and costs $30 if signed up before June 17 and $40 thereafter.


Football hosting Thursday Night Lights camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football will host a Thursday Night Lights camp on May 26 from 6-9 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field for rising freshmen to rising seniors. Cost is $30 per camper if registered by May 20 and $40 after that date.


116 current, former student-athletes graduating Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and sixteen current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 174th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fourth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Former CU coach Moore inducted into MNPS Sports Hall of Fame

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland University football coach Herschel Moore was inducted into the Metro Nashville Public Schools Sports Hall of Fame last week at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.


Cumberland Spring Game set for Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football will host its annual Spring Game this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field, wrapping up four weeks of practices and scrimmages under head coach Donnie Suber.


CU announces 2016 football schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the 2016 football schedule on Tuesday, which includes four home games and contests against a pair of NCAA institutions – East Tennessee State and Mississippi College.


Phoenix ink 12 more for football

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of 12 more players to scholarships for the 2016 season, all from the state of Tennessee, bringing this year's recruiting class total to 26 for the Phoenix.


Former head coach Alexander returning to CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland football head coach Dewayne Alexander is returning to the program as offensive coordinator, effective this week, as announced by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan on Monday.


Mid-South Conference football expanding

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Mid-South Conference and The Sun Conference are merging to form the largest football conference in college sports.


Football announces 14 signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of 14 players to scholarships for the 2016 season, including 12 from the state of Tennessee.


Fall Dean's List announced with 142 student-athletes recognized

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2015 Fall Dean’s List this week, which includes 142 student-athletes, athletic department personnel and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


Five players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football players Nathan Anderson, Owen Canady, Nathan Jernigan, Nytrellis Ross and Luke Webb were all named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the national office over the holidays.


Jernigan earns Academic All-America® honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland linebacker Nathan Jernigan was voted First Team Academic All-America® for the College Division on Monday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Jernigan voted MSC Co-Defensive POY

LEBANON, Tenn – Cumberland’s Nathan Jernigan was voted Mid-South Conference West Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Brandon Mallory and Cayman Russell were also named First Team All-MSC in a vote of league coaches announced Thursday by the conference office.


Fifteen football players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fifteen Cumberland football players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes this week by the league office. A total of 130 student-athletes from the 12 institutions that play football in the Mid-South Conference were honored.


CU falls in season finale, 55-27

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Moses Cornelius rushed 25 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns but 14th-ranked Lindsey Wilson tossed four touchdown passes and turned three Cumberland turnovers into 21 points in a 55-27 victory here Saturday at Blue Raider Stadium.


Boler, Jernigan, Russell voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Will Boler, Nathan Jernigan and Cayman Russell were voted to the Capital One Football Academic All-District 2 team this week. The duo enters the pool of candidates from around the nation for selection to the Academic All-America team next month.


Bulldogs fall on Senior Day, 33-14

LEBANON, Tenn. – Moses Cornelius rushed 28 times for 144 yards, both career-highs, but Clayton Nicholas passed for 299 yards and three touchdowns and Faulkner used the big play to post a 33-14 victory over Cumberland on Senior Day here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Carr voted TSWA Defensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Redshirt sophomore linebacker Cody Carr earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors on Wednesday after collecting a career-best 14 tackles and his first sack of the season in last week’s contest versus Bethel University.


Fast start can't carry Bulldogs to win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Quincy Walden scored twice in the final 6:07, the last time with 1:28 to play to put the game away, and Bethel University overcame a 14-0 deficit to post a 42-28 victory over Cumberland on Homecoming here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Wilson County Schools Day set for Nov. 7

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics is teaming with Chick-fil-A in Lebanon and Coca-Cola to host Wilson County Schools Day for the final home football game of the season, Saturday, November 7 at Noon at Nokes-Lasater Field.


CU hosting Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Office of Greek Affairs and Athletics Department are hosting a Goodwill Donation Drive Fundraiser this Saturday, October 31, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. before the Homecoming game at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Russell's big day sinks Bulldogs, 41-21

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Jacob Russell completed 15-of-18 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns in the third quarter and 22nd-ranked Campbellsville broke open a close game, defeating Cumberland, 41-21, Saturday night at Finley Stadium.


Big fourth quarter pushes Reinhardt past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brandon Byrd and Trevon Jones each scored for Cumberland, but eighth-ranked Reinhardt University rushed for 405 yards and scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 52-18 victory over Cumberland here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Burr named TSWA Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland safety Tyler Burr was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after posting nine tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, one quarterback hurry and one interception in a 54-21 victory over Kentucky Christian.


Chaplin's big day pushes CU to 54-21 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Austin Chaplin rushed 31 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns, Moses Cornelius added 116 yards and two TDs and Cumberland rushed for 410 yards in a 54-21 victory over Kentucky Christian here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Jernigan earns second TSWA honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University linebacker earned his second Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week award on Tuesday after collecting 11 tackles with a forced fumble and one pass breakup in a victory at the University of Pikeville.


Football hangs on for 37-33 road victory

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Austin Chaplin rushes 27 times for 156 yards with one touchdown and Justin Snyder threw a pair of touchdowns and rushed for another in Cumberland’s 37-33 victory over the University of Pikeville here Saturday at the W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex.


Big plays hurt CU at Valdosta State

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Brandon Byrd rushed for a pair of touchdowns but ninth-ranked Valdosta State scored 29 points in the second quarter and tossed three long touchdown passes en route to a 56-22 victory over Cumberland here Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.


Cumberland falls in wild game, 49-41

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Brandon Byrd rushed 23 times for 143 yards and Justin Snyder tossed five touchdown passes, but Adam Craig rushed for five TDs and threw for two others in a 49-41 University of the Cumberlands win over Cumberland here Saturday night at James H. Taylor II Stadium.


CU coaches, athletes take part in All Sports Clinic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council teamed up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 this past Sunday, September 13, on the CU campus.


Bulldogs fall short at UWA, 34-8

LIVINGSTON, Ala. – West Alabama scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to erase a Cumberland halftime lead en route to a 34-8 win over the Bulldogs here Thursday night at Tiger Stadium.


Jernigan adds another POW accolade

LEBANON, Tenn. –Cumberland’s Nathan Jernigan was named the Tennessee Sports writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, adding another honor to his resume after posting 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks against Georgetown College. This is the first of weekly awards for the 2015-16 academic year sponsored by the TSWA.


Jernigan voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland linebacker Nathan Jernigan was voted the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 15 tackles in CU’s 33-26 victory over No. 11 Georgetown College.


Big plays spark 33-26 upset win for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Green caught two touchdown passes and threw another and Cumberland’s defense made just enough plays in holding off 11th-ranked Georgetown College in a 33-26 Bulldog victory in the season-opener for both clubs here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


College Colors Day set for Sept. 4

LEBANON, Tenn. – To celebrate the start of the college football season, The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) is asking fans across the country to display their team's colors on College Colors Day, taking place on Friday, September 4.


REMINDER: Cumberland hosting All-Sports Camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 13 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Fall sports take part in community service projects

LEBANON, Tenn. – All six Cumberland fall sports teams that reported to campus this week took part in community service activities around town on Thursday, including a Red Cross blood drive, helping at the Wilson County Community Center, Next Step Resource Center and Habitat for Humanity, and a trip to Cedarcroft Home.


Football picked fifth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University was tied for fifth in the West Division in the 2015 Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced Wednesday by the league office.


2015 football community events announced

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2015 football season this week, which includes a canned food drive, opportunities for donations to The Next Step Resource Center and Goodwill as well as a Wilson County School Day sponsored by Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A.


Fall sports schedules available for download

LEBANON, Tenn. – Download Cumberland fall sports schedules for football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis, which are now available at www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Dauscha, Jernigan, Russell named Preseason All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Justus Dauscha and Nathan Jernigan were both First Team honorees and Cayman Russell earned Second Team honors on the USA College Football NAIA Division Pre-Season All-American teams released this week.