CU sets dates, information for Phoenix summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dates and information for 2019 Cumberland summer sports camps for baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, 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.


Phoenix finish fourth in MSC President's Cup standings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished fourth among the eighth institutions in the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup standings for the 2018-19 academic year, as announced recently by the league office.


130 athletic personnel, student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and thirty current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 177th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the seventh straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Cumberland announces 2019 football schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the 2019 football schedule this week, which includes five home games and the return of two traditional rivals.


Phoenix football hosting Unsigned Prospects Camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football will host an Unsigned Prospects Camp for Class of 2019 players on Sunday, April 14 at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Football continues spring practice, Spring Game set for April 6

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football continued spring practice this week, the third of five weeks of workouts for the Phoenix leading into the spring game set for Saturday, April 6 at Nokes-Lasater Field.


REMINDER: CU accepting nominations for 2019 Sports Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2019 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 1. 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.


Football coaches raising money for Special Olympics Tennessee

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coaches are taking part in the 2019 Music City Blitz to raise money for Special Olympics on March 30 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.


Kasey Smith joins CU football staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the hiring of Kasey Smith as a defensive assistant, effective immediately. Smith spent the last two seasons at Kentucky Wesleyan.


Smith returns to defensive staff for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced the hiring of former CU linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Taurean Smith as the defensive coordinator, effective immediately.


Football announces 2019 recruiting class

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football coach Tim Mathis announced a list of commitments and signees as well as players already enrolled for the spring semester as part of the 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday.


Fall 2018 Dean's List includes 148 student-athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the list for Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester over the Christmas break, with 148 student-athletes and athletic trainers earning a 3.50 grade-point-average or better for the semester on all classes attempted.


Assistant Brown inducted into Metro Nashville Football Coaches Hall of Fame

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Buddy Brown was recently inducted into the Metro Nashville Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame after serving more than 30 years as an assistant and head coach at Metro Nashville Public Schools.


Nine football players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland football players received 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors on Friday, as announced by the national office before the national championship game in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Billingsley named Google Cloud Academic All-American®

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Brian Billingsley earned First Team Google Cloud Academic All-American® honors, as announced Thursday and selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


North, Billingsley earn Academic All-District honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football players Kimlee North and Brian Billingsley were voted Google Cloud Academic All-District 2, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently.


Nine football players garner All-Mid-South accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Sam Michael, Kendall Johnson, Telvin Rucker, Aaron White and Tyler Tate were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division and Jeff Benson, Jimmy Keys, Jr., Denarius Toliver and Terry Tiller earned Second Team honors, as released Thursday by the league office.


Twenty-one football players earn Academic All-MSC accolades

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


Wildcats run away from Phoenix in season finale

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Sam Castronova passed for 260 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another TD and third-ranked Bethel University scored the last 49 points in a 56-7 victory over Cumberland in football action in the regular season finale here Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.


Tiller voted MSC Defensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Terry Tiller posted seven tackles with a forced fumble in Saturday’s victory at Kentucky Christian, garnering Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office.


Football rushes past Knights, 41-22

GRAYSON, Ky. – Telvin Rucker rushed for 142 yards and one touchdown and Joseph Rushin added 97 yards and one TD, as Cumberland gained 384 yards on the ground in a 41-22 victory over Kentucky Christian in football action here Saturday afternoon.


Huntley garners TSWA Player of the Week accolade

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Dezmon Huntley earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after his efforts in helping the Phoenix to a victory over No. 4 Lindsey Wilson.


Tiller earns Defensive Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Terry Tiller earned Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday after notching six solo tackles with two sacks in a 24-21 victory over No. 4 Lindsey Wilson, as announced by the league office.


Phoenix defeat No. 4 Lindsey Wilson, 24-21, on Senior Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored three rushing yards and gained 292 yards on the ground while the Phoenix defense limited fourth-ranked Lindsey Wilson to just 284 yards of total offense in a 24-21 CU victory here Saturday in football action at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Early scores too much for Phoenix to overcome

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s defense recorded three interceptions, blocked a field goal and returned it for a touchdown and made a goal line stand, but Kendon Young caught three touchdown passes and BJ Pelt’s INT return for a score with 1:37 remaining sealed a 31-21 Campbellsville University victory over the Phoenix here Saturday night at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Keys, Jr., garners second MSC Player of the Week honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Jimmy Keys, Jr., earned Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week accolades on Monday for the second time this season, collecting eight tackles with an interception against Georgetown College.


Phoenix not able to convert turnovers, fall 13-7

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s defense forced five turnovers, including two inside its own 20-yard line, but the offense was unable to capitalize, missing two field goals and turning the ball over on downs twice, as 15th-ranked Georgetown College escaped with a 13-7 win over the Phoenix here Saturday on Homecoming at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Fourth-quarter touchdowns get CU past Eagles

CINCINNATI, Ohio. – Dezmon Huntley tossed a 23-yard touchdown to Ian Hafner early in the fourth quarter and Telvin Rucker scored from 14 yards in the final minute, sealing a 23-10 victory over Cincinnati Christian here Saturday at Willard R. Stargel Stadium.


Late TDs sink Phoenix, 24-17

LEBANON, Tenn. – Derrick Jones tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass and scored on a one-yard run, both in the fourth quarter, giving Edward Waters College a 24-17 victory over Cumberland in football action here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Keys, Jr., voted MSC Defensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Jimmy Keys, Jr., was named Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, blocking a field goal and making an interception in a 35-34 comeback victory at Ave Maria University.


Fourth-quarter comeback carries CU past Ave Maria

AVE MARIA, Fla. – Dezmon Huntley scored twice on short runs in the fourth quarter and Jimmy Keys, Jr., blocked a punt and registered an interception in the final period as well, as Cumberland overcame a 13-point deficit to post a 35-34 victory over Ave Maria University here Saturday in football action.


Second quarter burst carries UAPB past Phoenix

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – After sitting through more than two hours of rain and lightning delays, three Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterbacks combined for 363 passing yards and three touchdowns and UAPB scored 31 points in the second quarter en route to a 55-0 win over Cumberland in football action here Saturday night at Simmons Bank Field.


Sang, Benson among players honored by NFF

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jeff Benson and Austin Sang are among nearly 1,200 college football players nationwide participating during the 2018 season while working on master’s degrees from their respective universities, as announced Wednesday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.


Former CU football coach Herschel Moore passes away

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland University football coach and Sports Hall of Fame member Herschel Moore passed away Tuesday morning in Nashville at the age of 91.


White, Kline garner MSC Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Aaron White and Sean Kline earned Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week honors, respectively, on Monday after helping the Phoenix to an overtime victory over Union College, as announced by the league office.


Phoenix overcome early deficit, win 31-28 in overtime

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sean Kline booted a 35-yard field and Jimmy Turner ended the game with an interception in overtime, as Cumberland overcame an early 14-point deficit for a 31-28 victory over Union College in the home opener here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


CU Phoenix Band marching to Nokes-Lasater for football games

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland Phoenix Marching Band will begin a new tradition with Saturday’s football season-opener this week, marching from campus to Nokes-Lasater Field. The band is asking students and fans to join them in the one mile walk that begins at Noon this Saturday.


Miscues, penalties result in opening 26-14 loss for CU

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Dezmon Huntley and Telvin Rucker each scored touchdowns, but a blocked punt for a touchdown and another miscue on special teams helped Bluefield College post the final 23 points of the game in a 26-14 victory over Cumberland in football action here Saturday night at Mitchell Stadium.


Football turns attention to season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football hits the road this weekend for the season opener at Bluefield College on Saturday at 5 p.m. CT in Bluefield, W.Va., the first road opener for the Phoenix in five years.


Stretch Internet, ECal portals available for CU Athletics

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland athletics begins a new academic year next week and Phoenix fans have options for live video, audio and stats links as well as downloading and syncing schedules to their personal calendars via www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Phoenix complete first week of fall camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football completed its first week of fall camp on Friday, with head coach Tim Mathis pleased with his team’s effort and physical play during practices the last five days.


Fall sports take part in Leadership Day, community service projects

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes for football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s volleyball and cheer-dance all participated in Leadership Day and performed community service hours across Wilson County to begin the fall semester last Thursday.


Football picked fourth in Bluegrass Division

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football was picked fourth in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division in a vote of league coaches released Thursday by the conference office.


Eleven Cumberland squads earn NAIA Scholar Team honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored 11 Cumberland athletic squads Friday as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2017-18 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.