Marshall rejoins CU defensive staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the hiring of former CU graduate assistant Fred Marshall as a full-time coach with the Phoenix for the 2017 season.


Forecasted rain moves football camp to Sunday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Thursday Night Lights football camp is moving from Thursday to this Sunday, June 25 from 4-7 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field because of forecasted inclement weather for the remainder of the week.


Don't miss summer sports camps at Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dates and information for remaining Cumberland summer sports camps for baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball, football and basketball may be found at www.cumberlandcamps.com. Information for all camps may be found online and sign-ups and payments can be made for all of the camps except for tennis online.


Loveless returns to alma mater as GA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the hiring of former CU player Broc Loveless this week as a graduate assistant for the 2017 season.


159 named to Spring 2017 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the Dean’s List for Spring 2017 last week with 159 student-athletes and athletic training majors recognized. The honor is reserved for undergraduate students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


Football hosting Thursday Night Lights camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football will host a Thursday Night Lights camp on June 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field for rising freshmen to rising seniors. Cost is $45 per camper if registered by June 16 and $50 after that date.


125 student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-five current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 175th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fifth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Jernigan named Lindsey Donnell Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Nathan Jernigan was voted the 2016-17 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award this week, presented annually to a Phoenix student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Phoenix football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.


LAST DAY: CU accepting nominations for 2017 Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2017 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 3. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information about the nominee. The 2017 Hall of Fame dinner is set for Friday, October 6, at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel.


Suber announces dates for spring practice, spring game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football will begin spring practice on Wednesday, March 15, the first of 15 practices, and will conclude the month-long session with a spring game on Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Football announces 2017 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the 2017 football schedule this week, which includes five home games and just one contest against non-NAIA competition.


Luce, Bustle named Co-Offensive Coordinator

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber announced changes to his staff on Friday, promoting Nathan Luce and Brad Bustle to co-offensive coordinator after the departure last week of Dewayne Alexander.


Football announces 18 signess for 2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of 18 players to scholarships for the 2017 season, including 13 from the state of Tennessee.


133 named to Fall 2016 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the Dean’s List for Fall 2016 last week with 133 student-athletes and athletic training majors recognized. The honor is reserved for undergraduate students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


Four football players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland football players – Anthony Bartolomeo, Ryan Jordan, Chandler Peeples and Nytrellis Ross – were named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Monday, as announced by the national office.


Jernigan named AFCA-NAIA All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior linebacker Nathan Jernigan was named a Second Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, as announced by the AFCA and the NAIA.


Twelve football players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twelve Cumberland football players were recently named Academic All-Mid-South Conference, as announced by the league office. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Jernigan voted MSC West Defensive POY again

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nathan Jernigan was voted Mid-South Conference West Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season while Chandler Peeples, Justus Dauscha and Jernigan earned First Team All-Mid-South Conference West Division honors and Michael Green was a Second Team selection, as announced recently by the league office.


Campagne voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Alex Campagne was voted the Mid-South Conference West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting seven tackles with one tackle for loss, an interception and a blocked extra point at East Tennessee State, as announced by the league office.


Phoenix fall in season finale, 23-16

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Justin Snyder passed for 226 yards and rushed for 53 yards with two touchdowns, but Cumberland was unable to mount a game-tying touchdown drive in the second half and dropped a 23-16 decision to East Tennessee State in the season finale for the Phoenix here Saturday at Kermit Tipton Stadium-Steve Spurrier Field.


Football falls short at Faulkner, 31-28

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cumberland trailed 17-0 to start the game and was never able to recover, missing a field goal in the third quarter and fumbling at the Faulkner 30 late in the contest in a 31-28 loss to the Eagles here Saturday at John Mark Stalling Field.


Bates, Peeples earn Academic All-District accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland juniors Chandler Peeples and Josh Bates were voted CoSIDA to the College Division Academic All-District® 2 football team, as announced this week by the national organization. Peeples and Bates are now eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America team later last season.


Phoenix scores in final minute, wins in 2OTs, 62-55

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Nineteenth-ranked Bethel University scored 24 points in the fourth quarter, but Cumberland tied the contest in the final minute and Justin Snyder rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three as well in a 62-55 double overtime victory here Saturday night at Wildcat Stadium.


Campagne named TSWA Player of the Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cumberland defensive back Alex Campagne was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, posting nine tackles, forcing a fumble, returning another fumble 12 yards and recording two pass breakups in CU's victory over Campbellsville University.


Johnson voted MSC West Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Kendall Johnson was voted the Mid-South Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring the winning touchdown in CU’s 46-40 victory over Campbellsville University and amassing 210 all-purpose yards in the game, as announced by the league office.


Football outlasts Campbellsville, 46-40

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kendall Johnson’s three-yard TD run, scored on second effort, capped a 13-play, 91-yard drive and the Cumberland defense held one final time, preserving a 46-40 victory over Campbellsville University here Saturday night at Nokes-Lasater Field on Senior Day and Homecoming.


Reinhardt too much for CU, 44-27

WALESKA, Ga. – Ryan Thompson passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns and Dominique Swope scored three times on the ground in third-ranked Reinhardt University’s 44-27 victory over Cumberland in football action here Saturday at Ken White Field.


Football rushes to 28-16 victory

GRAYSON, Ky. – Austin Chaplin and Dezmon Huntley combined for 210 rushing yards and four touchdowns and Alex Campagne picked off two passes, as Cumberland grinded out a 28-16 victory over Kentucky Christian in football action here Saturday.


Dauscha earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Justus Dauscha posted four sacks along with a quarterback hurry to earn Mid-South Conference West Defensive Player of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the league office.


Phoenix post 21-0 victory over Pikeville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dezmon Huntley accounted for 340 total yards of offense and two touchdowns and the Cumberland defense posted seven sacks and limited the University of Pikeville to 73 total yards in a 21-0 victory here Saturday in football action at Nokes-Lasater Field.


McChurch Scholarship Fund makes donation to CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Board members for the Tyler McChurch Memorial Scholarship Fund presented a check for over $45,000 to Cumberland University at the home football game on September 17 through donations and income from the Second Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the scholarship fund.


Late field goal sinks Phoenix, 27-26

CLINTON, Miss. – Dezmon Huntley’s 13-yard touchdown run with 1:01 remaining put Cumberland ahead, but Matt Brasher booted a 37-yard field goal at the buzzer even after a bad snap, giving Mississippi College a 27-26 victory over the Phoenix here Saturday night at Robinson-Hale Stadium.


Alter earns Special Teams POW accolade

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Matthew Alter earned Mid-South Conference West Division Special Teams Player of the Week honors on Monday after booting the game-winning 28-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of CU’s 17-14 victory over the University of the Cumberlands.


Defense, late field goal carries CU to first win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Justin Snyder passed for one touchdown and ran for another, Matthew Alter booted a 28-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and the Cumberland defense limited the University of the Cumberlands to 236 total yards in a 17-14 victory on a rainy and soggy afternoon here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Phoenix drops 28-7 decision at Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Cumberland gained 242 yards in the second half but was stopped twice on fourth down and Ozzie Mann tossed four touchdown passes for 18th-ranked Georgetown College in a 28-7 victory over the Phoenix here Thursday night at Toyota Stadium.


Late rally falls short for CU football

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored on its first three possession of the game, but 12th-ranked Lindsey Wilson got a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and then held the Phoenix in the final minute for a 33-29 victory in the season opener for both teams on a hot and humid Thursday night here at Nokes-Lasater Field.


CU sports live video, audio, stats information

LEBANON, Tenn. – With Cumberland Athletics unofficially kicking off the 2016-17 academic year with tonight’s home football game, a little review for everyone and new information for first-timers about the live video, audio and stats links for CU sports teams.


Fans encouraged to alter driving patterns for football opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fans are encouraged to avoid South Cumberland Street and Tennessee Boulevard when heading to the Cumberland football season opener this Thursday versus Lindsey Wilson at Nokes-Lasater Field.


CU hosting Faith and Family Night for football opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host Faith and Family Night for its season-opening football game on Thursday, August 25, inviting area youth groups for a free Derek Minor concert as well as testimony from former Tennessee Titan Dave Ball before the Phoenix take on Lindsey Wilson at 7 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Football scrimmage set for Saturday at 1 p.m.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fans are invited to Cumberland football’s intrasquad scrimmage this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field. Posters and schedule cards for the 2016 season will be available for pick-up at the scrimmage, which will conclude the second week of practice for the Phoenix.


CU hosting All-Sports Camp on Sept. 11

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an 2nd Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 11 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Fall student-athletes take part in Leadership Training, community service

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University fall athletic teams participated in Leadership Training on Wednesday that included lectures from University staff, CU Character Coach Jim Mike Ward and Tony Johnson, Vice President with Learfield Licensing, along with sessions on social media training and nutrition as well as eligibility.


Football picked fifth in MSC West

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked fifth out of six teams in the Mid-South Conference West Division Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Monday by the league office.


Nine squads earn NAIA Scholar Team honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored nine Cumberland athletic squads Friday as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2015-16 academic year. Teams must obtain a 3.00 cumulative grade-point-average or higher for all eligible varsity student-athletes during the past academic year to garner the award.