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.


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.


Koester takes over as offensive coordinator

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the hiring of Klay Koester as the program’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the upcoming season.


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.


100 student-athletes named to Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2015 Spring Dean’s List recently, which includes 100 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 spring semester.


110 current, former student-athletes set for graduation

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and ten current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 173rd Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall on the CU campus.


Football holding tryouts on May 2

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football would like to invite 2015 seniors who have not yet made a college decision and are interested in playing collegiate football to a tryout on Saturday May 2, at 11 a.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field.


DeBoard receives Bickerstaff/Pace Scholar-Athlete Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Blake DeBoard received the C.R. Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award presented earlier this month at the 49th Annual Awards Banquet of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.


Cumberland announces 2015 football schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University coach Donnie Suber released its 2015 football schedule this week, which includes five home games and a pair of road outings against NCAA Division II opponents.


Football announces 24 signees

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of 24 players to scholarships for the 2015 season, including 17 from the state of Tennessee and eight from the middle Tennessee area.


130 student-athletes named to Fall Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2014 Fall Dean’s List this past week, which includes 130 student-athletes, athletic department personnel 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 fall semester.


Twelve football player earn Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twelve Cumberland football players, tied for second most in the nation, were named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced Friday by the national office in advance of the national championship game.


Jones invited to D2-NAIA Challenge

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Grant Jones will take part in the D2-NAIA Challenge in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Saturday, December 20 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The game is part of the new National Scouting Showcase (NSS) and Collegiate Development Football League, LLC.


Self one of 10 finalists for Fred Mitchell Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Mike Self is one of 10 finalists named this week for the 2014 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.


Twenty-three football players named Mid-South Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-three Cumberland football players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes this week, including 16 letterwinners from this year’s club. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


DeBoard, Dauscha, Jones, Jernigan, Self all voted First Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Blake DeBoard, Justus Dauscha, Nathan Jernigan, Grant Jones and Mike Self were all voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference West and Cayman Russell earned Second Team honors, as announced by the league office Wednesday.


Football drops 51-28 decision on Senior Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brandon Jones rushed 35 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns and Alderson Broaddus gained 340 yards on the ground with four touchdowns, ruining Senior Day with a 51-28 victory over Cumberland here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Bulldogs fall short against Reinhardt, 35-28

LEBANON, Tenn. – Broc Loveless rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another, accounting for 249 yards of total offense on a day where the senior played with a heavy heart, but Reinhardy amassed 275 yards on the ground and four TDs in a 35-28 victory over No. 19 Cumberland here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Gurchiek voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Reed Gurchiek was voted to the Capital One Football Academic All-District 2 team this week. He now enters the pool of players from around the country to be selected Academic All-America next month.


Jones named TSWA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Grant Jones was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after collecting a career-best 12 tackles and intercepting a pair of passes at Bethel University.


Football drops seven spots to No. 19

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped seven spots to No. 19 in the eighth regular season edition of the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.


Bulldogs blitzed at Bethel

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Devan Raymer rushed for 190 yards and one touchdown and Kerry Sellers II carried 17 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns, as Bethel accumulated 444 yards on the ground in a 49-14 victory over No. 12 Cumberland here Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.


Self earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Mike Self was voted the Mid-South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after booting a pair of field goals and averaging 40.0 yards per punt against Campbellsville University.


Bulldogs move up three spots to No. 12

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up three spots to No. 12 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The Bulldogs defeated No. 23 Campbellsville University, 27-17, at home this past week.


CU finds a way in 27-17 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland forced three turnovers, Donovan Norfleet picked up a fumble and ran 61 yards for a touchdown and Brian Reynolds rushed 40 yards for a score on a fake punt, as No. 15 Cumberland scored three times in the second half in a 27-17 victory over No. 23 Campbellsville University here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


CU Student Development supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Division of Student Development is encouraging all fans attending this week’s Homecoming football game against Campbellsville University to wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Kick-off is set for 1:30 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Football drops four spots to No. 15

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped four spots to No. 15 in this week’s 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday after a 34-16 loss to seventh-ranked Faulkner University.


Bulldogs lose both QBs in 34-16 setback

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cumberland played perhaps its best first half of the season but lost both quarterbacks to injury in the first half and No. 7 Faulkner scored 27 straight points in the second half in a 34-16 victory over the No. 11 Bulldogs here Saturday at Billy D. Hilyer Stadium.


Russell named TSWA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. –Cumberland’s Cayman Russell was named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after blocking a pair of extra points in a 47-46 victory at Union College, including the potential tying point-after with 2:04 remaining in the contest.


Football moves up one more spot to No. 11

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning its fourth consecutive game on Saturday and second straight in come-from-behind fashion, Cumberland moved up one spot to No. 11 in the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.


Bulldogs win seesaw affair, 47-46

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Broc Loveless rushed for three touchdowns, Reed Gurchiek carried 42 yards for the winning score and Cayman Russell blocked two extra points, including the potential game-tying attempt with 2:04 remaining, preserving 12th-ranked Cumberland’s 47-46 victory over Union College here Saturday at Williamson Stadium-Burch/Nau Field.


Knight named TSWA Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Anthony Knight was named the Defensive Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after his 54-yard interception return for a touchdown ignited a 16-point fourth-quarter comeback for the Bulldogs in their overtime win at the University of Pikeville.


Football ranked 12th in latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland continued its move up the national rankings on Monday, coming in at 12th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced. The Bulldogs moved up two more spots after an overtime victory at the University of Pikeville.


CU overcomes 17-point deficit for overtime win

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Brandon Mallory rumbled in from a yard out in overtime, capping a 17-point second-half rally and giving Cumberland a 36-30 victory over the University of Pikeville here Saturday at W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex.


Football moves up four spots to No. 14

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up four spots to No. 14 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday, after a 59-28 victory at Bluefield College.


Gurchiek earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland quarterback Reed Gurchiek was named the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 273 offensive yards and four touchdowns in CU’s 59-21 victory at Bluefield College.


Bulldogs rush for 450 yards in 59-28 victory

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Cumberland piled up 688 yards of offense and Reed Gurchiek accounted for 273 yards and four touchdowns, as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs scored 31 straight points at one time in a 59-28 victory over Bluefield College here Saturday at Mitchell Stadium.


Football moves up three spots to No. 18

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up three spots to No. 18 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The Bulldogs posted a 41-9 victory over Belhaven University this past weekend.


Self earns second POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland kicker Mike Self was voted the Mid-South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after booting a pair of field goals and placing five punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line in a victory over Belhaven University.


Bulldogs force seven turnovers in 41-9 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Broc Loveless rushed for three touchdowns, Blake DeBoard added two rushing TDs and 21st-ranked Cumberland forced seven turnovers in a 41-9 victory over Belhaven University in the Mid-South Conference opener for both teams on Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Kappa Sigma taking donations for BCM students

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Theta Prime chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Cumberland University will take donations at this Saturday’s football game to benefit Tyler Smith and Nick Sackman, the two students who lost essentially all of their belongings in the fire that destroyed the Baptist Student Ministries house on the CU campus on September 3.


Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber selling Homecoming tickets

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce is selling discounted tickets for the Cumberland Homecoming game set for October 25 against Campbellsville University.


CU schedules now available for downloading

LEBANON, Tenn. – Parents, fans and other interested individuals can now download Bulldog sports schedules to their calendars via ECal at GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Football moves up four spots to No. 21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football moved up four spots to No. 21 in the first regular season edition of the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.


Big UTM second quarter sends football to loss

MARTIN, Tenn. – UT Martin scored 21 points in the final six-plus minutes of the first half to take a commanding lead at intermission and the Skyhawks won their home opener, 63-7, over Cumberland here Thursday night at Hardy Graham Stadium.


Dauscha, Self also named NAIA Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning conference player of the week honors earlier in the day, Cumberland’s Justus Dauscha and Mike Self were voted NAIA Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week on Monday after their performances in a victory over fourth-ranked University of the Cumberlands.


Dauscha, Self earn MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Justus Dauscha and Mike Self were voted Mid-South Conference Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday after their performances in a victory over the University of the Cumberlands.


Big plays spark 34-27 Bulldog victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Anthony Knight returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown to put Cumberland ahead for good and Michael Green had a 59-yard catch-and-run that proved to be the game-winner, as the 25th-ranked Bulldogs erased 10 years of frustration with a 34-27 victory over No. 4 University of the Cumberlands here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Football Notebook: September 4

Information on a pep rally at Chick-Fil-A in Lebanon this Friday and University tailgating activities during football games this coming season.


Fall student-athletes take part in community service events

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s fall student-athletes participated in a pair of service projects along with Leadership Training during their first days on campus over the last week.


Bulldogs ranked 25th in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – With returning players reporting to campus on Monday, Cumberland is ranked 25th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office released Monday. Head coach Donnie Suber enters his second season at the helm of the Bulldogs program after posting a 7-4 mark in 2013.


Football picked third in MSC West

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football was picked third in a tightly-bunched group at the top of the Mid-South Conference West Division in a poll of league coaches released Friday by the conference office.


2014 football gameday events announced

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics announced its 2014 Gameday events this week, which includes honoring conference and national champions for baseball, wrestling, men’s golf, women’s soccer and men’s tennis, as well as a $2 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each paying customer during one November contest.


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.


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.


McChurch, Wood earn Preseason All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University seniors Connor McChurch and Ryan Wood were both voted Third Team on the 20th Annual USA Football News Preseason All-American Teams as selected by coaches, sports information directors, certified players' agents, pro scouts, media and staff of USA Football News.


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.


Bulldogs continue spring practice with record 110 players

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland started spring football practice last week with more than 100 players on campus for drills, a record number under head coach Dewayne Alexander, who enters his seventh seasons with the Bulldogs in 2012.


Ben Miller earns 2012 Lindsey Donnell Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior football player Ben Miller is this year’s recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award presented annually to a Bulldog student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Little All-American and former professor at CU.


Wings and Things Clinic set for April 20-21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s football program will host the Sixth Annual Wings and Things Clinic on April 20-21 on the CU campus, with Bulldog football coach Dewayne Alexander and a host of others teaching the principles and intricacies of the Wing-T offense.


Football announces 2012 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Dewayne Alexander announced the 2012 schedule this week, which includes five home games for the Bulldogs, including home tilts against longtime rivals Campbellsville University, Union College and the University of the Cumberlands.


Nine football players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nine Cumberland football players were named NAIA Daktronics National Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the national office in advance of Saturday’s national championship game in Rome, Ga.


Greene, McCallister voted Academic All- Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Sam Greene and Cody McCallister were both voted First Team and Ben Miller and Tim McCord each received Second Team honors on the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America College Division football teams announced this week by CoSIDA.


Twenty-three players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-three Cumberland football players were recognized this week as Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically with at least a 3.25 grade-point-average on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for the award.


Four players voted First Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Sam Greene, James McClain, Ben Miller and Chris Simpson were all voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference West Division and Quan Johnson was named Offensive Freshman of the Year, as announced by the league office this week.


Five Bulldogs named Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football players Tim McCord, Cody McCallister, Sam Greene, Ben Miller and Connor McChurch were all named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV College Division team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Football finishes regular season ranked 25th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped five spots to 25th in the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Sunday. The Bulldogs lost their final two games of the season to finish 7-3 overall.


Bulldogs fall short in finale, 31-27

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland took advantage of four turnovers, turning those into 27 points, but the University of the Cumberlands rushed for 363 yards and posted a 31-27 victory over the 20th-ranked Bulldogs in the season finale for both teams here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


CU drops six spots to No. 20

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped six spots to No. 20 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday, after the Bulldogs dropped a 34-21 decision over the weekend at Belhaven University.


Turnovers doom CU in 34-21 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kylan Pollard caught a touchdown and rushed for another and Belhaven University put together four scoring drives of 60-plus yards and defeated 14th-ranked Cumberland, 34-21, here Saturday afternoon at H.T. Newell Field.


Bulldogs ranked 14th nationally

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one more spot to 14th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The No. 14 rating ties for the second highest ranking for the Bulldog program in school history and the highest ranking since being 14th on September 28, 1998.


McClain earns MSC Offensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s James McClain was named the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after compiling 241 all-purpose yards with two touchdowns in a victory at Union College.


CU scores early, hangs on for 43-35 victory

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland scored on its first three possessions of the game and five of six possessions in the first half and the 15th-ranked Bulldogs held on for a 43-35 victory Saturday here at Burch-Nau Field.


Cumberland moves two spots to 15th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University continued its ascent in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, climbing two spots to 15th after a 36-34 victory over then No. 14 Bethel University this past Saturday.


CU Spirit Program sponsoring bus trip

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland Spirit Program is sponsoring a bus trip for all individuals to the October 29 football game at Union College in Barbourville, Ky. Kickoff for the contest is set for 11 a.m. Central Time.


Late field goal gives CU 36-34 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared White booted a 30-yard field goal with 2:31 remaining and Reed Gurchiek passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns, as 17th-ranked Cumberland won a seesaw contest, 36-34, over 14th-ranked Bethel University here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Bulldogs move up to 17th in rankings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up three spots to No. 17 in the sixth regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, the national office announced Monday. The Bulldogs have won four straight games overall and stand 5-1 this season.


McClain's four TDs pace 49-28 Homecoming win

LEBANON, Tenn. – James McClain rushed for 110 yards and four touchdowns and Lemeco Miller carried 21 times for 116 yards , as Cumberland accumulated 296 yards on the ground in a 49-28 Homecoming victory over Faulkner Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


NAIA podcast with James McClain now available

LEBANON, Tenn. – An NAIA podcast with James McClain as well as Marian University’s Eric Sheppard and E. J. White from the Univ. of St. Francis [IL] is now available on the NAIA website and PlayNAIA blog.


McClain earns NAIA Special Teams honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland returner James McClain was named the NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week after returning the opening kickoff of the second half 92 yards for a touchdown in CU’s 21-17 victory last Saturday at 22nd-ranked Shorter University.


Cumberland ranked 20th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning on the road for the third time in five games this season, Cumberland moved up five spots to 20th in the fifth regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, the national office announced Monday.


McClain named MSC Special Teams POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s James McClain was named the Mid-South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after returning the opening kickoff of the second half 92 yards for a touchdown in CU’s 21-17 victory at 22nd-ranked Shorter University.


Quick second-half points lead to 21-17 victory

ROME, Ga. – James McClain ran back the opening kickoff of the second half 92 yards and Cumberland’s defense held Shorter to just 174 yards rushing, including 13 in the fourth quarter in a 21-17 victory Saturday at Barron Stadium.


Bulldogs back in Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University moved back into the national rankings at 25th in the fourth regular season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, the national office announced Monday. The Bulldogs were ranked 18th in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll and have been in the receiving votes category the last three weeks.


Bulldogs survive, 31-26, with big fourth quarter

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – DeJeay Woods caught a 41-yard touchdown pass with 1:56 to play and Cumberland scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, overcoming a 10-point deficit for a 31-26 victory here Saturday over West Virginia Tech.


Miller earns second POW award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ben Miller was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after collecting 10 tackles with an interception and two pass break-ups in a 33-17 victory over Kentucky Christian.


Miller scores twice in CU's 33-17 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Broc Loveless connected with Quan Johnson for a 46-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and Cumberland later added a safety, as the Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start and defeated Kentucky Christian, 33-17, Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Blocked kicks cost Bulldogs in 30-27 defeat

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Stan Warrenhuffman caught eight passes for 117 yards and three touchdown and Campbellsville blocked three kicks, two by Leon Melvin, as the Tigers outlasted 18th-ranked Cumberland 30-27 here Saturday night at Finley Stadium.


Miller named MSC Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ben Miller was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Bulldogs to a 23-13 season-opening victory at Lindsey Wilson.


Six turnovers help CU to opening 23-13 win

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Cumberland intercepted four passes and came up with six total turnovers, turning those into 14 points, as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs overcame a slow start for a 23-13 season-opening victory over Lindsey Wilson here Saturday night.


Bulldogs working toward season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – With fall camp complete, Cumberland football coach Dewayne Alexander commented this week on the team’s efforts during camp, the practice schedule and then on different positions and players as the Bulldogs head towards next Saturday’s season opener at Lindsey Wilson.


Coaches Show debuts August 31

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland Football Coaches Show returns for another year starting August 31 and running through the end of the season. Tommy Bryan, who handles play-by-play duties for all Bulldog football broadcasts, will host the 60-minute show inside the Mitchell Student Center on the CU campus.


Fall camp nearing end for football

LEBANON, Tenn. – With fall camp nearly complete, Cumberland football coach Dewayne Alexander has been very pleased with his team’s efforts as the Bulldogs head toward the finish of fall camp with Saturday’s team scrimmage at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Football opens practice as stadium materials arrive

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University begins football practice Wednesday just as materials for new stadium seating and press box arrived this week. More than 120 players will participate in Wednesday’s opening workouts, the first of 11 days of preseason workouts before classes begin at CU on August 24.


Cumberland ranked 19th in Preseason NAIA Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 19th nationally in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll the national office announced late Monday. The Bulldogs were ranked in seven Top 25 polls last season, including 23rd at the end of the regular season.


Football helps out in Lebanon

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s football team took to the streets of Lebanon on Monday for a pair of community service projects, mulching at the city’s main offices at Castle Heights and various activities at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center.


Bulldogs picked second in MSC West

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s football team was picked second in the West Division in a vote of Mid-South Conference coaches released this week. The Bulldogs trailed the Univ. of the Cumberlands by one point in the final tally.


Football desktop background now available

LEBANON, Tenn. – Thanks to recent Cumberland University graduate Gloria Caples, the 2011 football schedule desktop background is now available at GoCumberlandAthletics.com featuring seniors Sam Greene, Stephon Ransom, Chris Simpson and Ben Miller along with junior Allanté McLemore.


Alexander receives TSWA Coach of the Year award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Dewayne Alexander received the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Football Coach of the Year award Friday during the TSWA’s annual business meeting and luncheon at the TSSAA headquarters in Hermitage, Tenn.


Football season, single-game ticket prices set

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced new season and single-game ticket prices for the 2011 football campaign this week. New bleachers and press box facilities will be in place for the home opener on September 17, with delivery and construction set for the month of August.


Dayton, Emmetts, Ransom recognized by VSN

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel Dayton was rated as the top returner in the nation and Tyler Emmetts and Stephon Ransom were both ranked among the top players at their positions by the Victory Sports Network in a preseason list of the top returning NAIA football players for the upcoming season.


Bulldogs ranked 18th in VSN poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s football team is ranked 18th in the Victory Sports Network complete preseason ranking of all 85 NAIA football teams in this summer’s NAIA Preview magazine, which may be purchased online at http://www.victorysportsnetwork.com.


Ransom named Preseason All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland linebacker Stephon Ransom was named a Preseason All-American this week by Consensus Draft Services, an extensive online NFL draft preview website.


CU football adds Goodpasture duo

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Dewayne Alexander announced the signing of a pair of Goodpasture Christian School players, Mitchell Martin and Hunter Williamson, for the 2011 season.


CU football adds Goodpasture duo

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Dewayne Alexander announced the signing of a pair of Goodpasture Christian School players, Mitchell Martin and Hunter Williamson, for the 2011 season.


Smith named 2011 Lindsey Donnell Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Josh Smith is this year’s recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award presented annually to Bulldog student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Bulldog football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.


Smith named 2011 Lindsey Donnell Award winner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Josh Smith is this year’s recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award presented annually to Bulldog student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former Bulldog football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland University.


VSN All-Star Football Game set for broadcast

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Victory Sports Network will be broadcast the Fifth Annual Senior Classic this Saturday at Noon CT from Salina Stadium in Salina, Kan. The video pregame show will start at 11:30 a.m. Cumberland players Melvin Armstrong and Mitch Reynolds along with the Bulldog coaching staff will be part of the game.


VSN All-Star Football Game set for broadcast

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Victory Sports Network will be broadcast the Fifth Annual Senior Classic this Saturday at Noon CT from Salina Stadium in Salina, Kan. The video pregame show will start at 11:30 a.m. Cumberland players Melvin Armstrong and Mitch Reynolds along with the Bulldog coaching staff will be part of the game.


Bulldogs ranked 19th in Coaches' Spring Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 19th in the 2011 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll released Monday by the national office. The Bulldogs finished the 2010 campaign ranked 23rd nationally and were ranked in the NAIA Top 25 in eight of the 10 regular season polls last season, reaching as high as 16th in the nation.


Bulldogs ranked 19th in Coaches' Spring Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 19th in the 2011 NAIA Football Coaches’ Spring Top 25 Poll released Monday by the national office. The Bulldogs finished the 2010 campaign ranked 23rd nationally and were ranked in the NAIA Top 25 in eight of the 10 regular season polls last season, reaching as high as 16th in the nation.


Athletes place in FOCUS Art Competition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Adrian Baker won first place in the two-dimensional category and Charles Brooks, Deonta Johnson and Kyle Upton were all named honorable mention during the 14th Annual Focus On CU Students (FOCUS) Art Competition currently on display at Adams Gallery on the CU campus.


Athletes place in FOCUS Art Competition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Adrian Baker won first place in the two-dimensional category and Charles Brooks, Deonta Johnson and Kyle Upton were all named honorable mention during the 14th Annual Focus On CU Students (FOCUS) Art Competition currently on display at Adams Gallery on the CU campus.


Spring practice under way for Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Coming off one of the best seasons since Cumberland University revived its football program in 1990, head coach Dewayne Alexander is excited to get back on the field. The Bulldogs began spring practice on March 21 but have yet to get in a full pads practice.


Spring practice under way for Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Coming off one of the best seasons since Cumberland University revived its football program in 1990, head coach Dewayne Alexander is excited to get back on the field. The Bulldogs began spring practice on March 21 but have yet to get in a full pads practice.


Bulldogs release 2011 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced its 2011 football schedule on Tuesday, which includes four home contests as well as a pair of night games on the road to start the season.


Bulldogs release 2011 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced its 2011 football schedule on Tuesday, which includes four home contests as well as a pair of night games on the road to start the season.


Armstrong, Reynolds, CU coaching staff selected for All-Star Game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Melvin Armstrong and Mitch Reynolds have been selected to play in the Fifth Annual Victory Sports Network NAIA Senior Football Classic set for Saturday, April 30th in Salina, Kan.


Smith receives Scholar-Athlete Award from National Football Foundation

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Josh Smith was awarded the C.R. Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award on March 7 at the 45th Annual Awards Banquet of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.


Student-athlete murals on display at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland University student-athletes were part of a group of art majors that created six recently-displayed murals in the Papa John’s Pizza restaurant in the Mitchell Student Center on the CU campus.


Wings and Things Clinic set for April 15-16

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s football program will host the Fifth Annual Wings and Things Clinic on April 15-16 on the CU campus, with Bulldog football coach Dewayne Alexander and a host of others teaching the principles and intricacies of the Wing-T offense.


Alexander named TSWA College Coach of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Dewayne Alexander was named the College Football Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA) this week after helping the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record in 2010.


Ransom, Reynolds, Dayton earn All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football players Stephon Ransom, Mitch Reynolds and Daniel Dayton were all named 2010 Honorable Mention All-Americans on Friday as voted on by NAIA football coaches and the Victory Sports Network broadcast team.


Bulldogs finish season ranked 23rd

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University finished the season ranked 23rd nationally in the 2010 NAIA Football Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll released this week. The Bulldogs ended the year 8-3 overall, just the second eight-win campaign in school history since the program was revived in 1990.


Hunt, Alexander accepting Coach of the Year awards

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland head coaches Woody Hunt and Dewayne Alexander will both accept Coach of the Year awards in the coming days at their respective national conventions taking place in Dallas, Texas, and Nashville, Tenn.


Eight Bulldogs named NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eight Cumberland football players were recognized as 2010 NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 or above grade-point-average to be eligible for the national honor.


Alexander named Region I Coach of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Dewayne Alexander was named the NAIA Region I Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Associated this week. Alexander will be recognized during the upcoming AFCA Convention set for January 9-12 in Dallas, Texas.


Football has 21 MSC Scholar-Athletes

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


Six Bulldogs named All-MSC West

LEBANON, Tenn. – Five Cumberland defensive players along with tight end Mitch Reynolds were voted All-Mid-South Conference West Division, as announced by the conference office Friday.


Bulldogs finish season ranked 23rd

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s football team is ranked 23rd in the final regular season NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 announced Sunday by the national office.


Big plays down Bulldogs at UC

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Univ. of the Cumberland used the big play both rushing and passing to rack up 551 yards of total offense, defeating 17th-ranked Cumberland Univ., 52-27, here Saturday at James H. Taylor II Stadium.


CU providing free bus trip to football game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University is sponsoring a free bus trip to Saturday’s football game at the Univ. of the Cumberlands. Interested individuals may reserve a spot on the bus by either sending an e-mail to epawlawski@cumberland.edu or by calling the CU Student Affairs Office at 615/547-1390.


Bulldogs ranked 17th in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one spot to 17th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll released Monday by the national office. The Bulldogs defeated Belhaven University, 45-7, this past Saturday, ending the home schedule a perfect 6-0.


Smith, McCallister voted Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football players Josh Smith and Cody McCallister were both voted Second Team Academic All-District IV by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA), as announced by the national organization.


Former Bulldog Godfrey passes away

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland two-sport athlete Stephen Godfrey tragically passed away last Friday in Decatur, Ala. Godfrey played football and baseball at Cumberland in the early 1990’s and graduated in 1994 bachelor’s in Business Administration.


Bulldogs romp over Belhaven, 45-7

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s defense posted four sacks, two safeties, an interception and a fumble return and the offense rushed for 321 yards and five touchdowns, in CU's 45-7 victory Saturday over Belhaven University at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Cumberland moves up to No. 18

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up two spots to No. 18 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 released Monday by the national office. The Bulldogs defeated Union College, 29-18, last Saturday to move to 7-2 on the season and 3-1 in the Mid-South Conference West Division.


Miller named MSC Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland linebacker Ben Miller was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after collecting 11 tackles, two for loss, forcing a fumble and starting a 15-point fourth quarter comeback with a safety in CU’s 29-18 victory this past week over Union College.


Big fourth quarter carries Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared White’s 33-yard field goal gave Cumberland the lead and Mitch Reynolds caught a 28-yard touchdown pass on the next possession, giving the 20th-ranked Bulldogs a 29-18 victory over Union College Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Kickoff time changed for final football game

LEBANON, Tenn. – The game time for Cumberland’s football contest scheduled for November 13 at the Univ. of the Cumberlands has been pushed up one hour to 12:30 p.m. ET, as agreed upon by school officials this week.


CU Athletics, Leadership Wilson team to aid Nivens/McFarlin Home

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and Leadership Wilson will sponsor a benefit aiding the Nivens/McFarlin Home in Lebanon during the November 6 football game against Belhaven University, the final home game of the year for the Bulldogs.


CU moves up five spots to No. 20

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University moved up five spots to No. 20 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll released Monday by the national office. The Bulldogs defeated Bethel Univ., 23-17, on the road last week and have been ranked in the Top 25 for the last five weeks.


Bulldogs hold on for 23-17 victory

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Cumberland scored 23 points in the first half, including a 54-yard TD pass to Mike Moore, and made two defensive stands in the fourth quarter for a 23-17 victory for the Bulldogs over Bethel University here Saturday night at Wildcat Stadium.


Bulldogs drop to 25th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped to 25th in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 after a 20-17 overtime loss at Faulkner University, as announced by the national office on Monday.


Cumberland's winning streak ends at five

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Backup quarterback Christian Burnett was picked off in the end zone and Thomas Price booted a 33-yard field goal in overtime as Faulkner University shocked No. 16 Cumberland University Saturday at the Cramton Bowl with a 20-17 victory.


Pink Out set for Saturday's game at Faulkner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Faulkner University is sponsoring a Pink Out for this Saturday’s football game against Cumberland in honor of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Simpson earns National POW honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Chris Simpson was named the NAIA Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in last Saturday’s victory over Shorter University, intercepting two passes and recovering a fumble.


Bulldogs move up to No. 16

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland jumped five spots to No. 16 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, announced by the national office on Monday. The ranking is the highest for CU since September 26, 2000, when the Bulldogs were also rated 16th.


Simpson named Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland defensive back Chris Simpson was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after intercepting two passes, running one back for a touchdown, and recovering a fumble in CU’s 22-14 victory over Shorter University.


Late scores propel Bulldogs, 22-14

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jared White booted a 30-yard field goal with 1:49 to play and Chris Simpson added a 63-yard interception return for touchdown a little over a minute later as 21st-ranked Cumberland came from behind to post a 22-14 victory over Shorter Univ. Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Bulldogs jump four spots to No. 21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University moved up four spots to No. 21 in Monday’s NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25, announced by the national office. It is the highest ranking for the Bulldogs since October 8, 2002, when CU was also rated 21st in the nation.


Bureau, defense lead 23-7 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – In his first appearance of the season, Curt Bureau completed 22-of-34 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown in 25th-ranked Cumberland’s 23-7 victory over Lindsey Wilson Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.


CU hosting Coaches Breakfast this Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host The Coaches Breakfast this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium. The show is hosted by Tommy Bryan, CU’s play-by-play announcer, and features CU football coach Dewayne Alexander and Wilson County high school coaches.


Bulldogs ranked 25th in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riding a three-game winning streak, Cumberland University is ranked 25th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25, announced by the NAIA office late Monday afternoon. The ranking is the first for the Bulldogs since January 12, 2003, a postseason poll at the conclusion of the 2002 season.


Miller's three TDs leads Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lemeco Miller rushed one for touchdown and caught a pair of TD passes, totaling 114 all-purpose yards in Cumberland’s 30-7 victory over West Virginia Tech Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.


College coaches support CoachtoCureMD

LEBANON, Tenn. – College football coaches around the nation will be wearing green and blue armbands this weekend as part of the AFCA's campaign Coach to Cure MD in support of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), including Cumberland head coach Dewayne Alexander when the Bulldogs face West Virginia Tech.


Burnett, defense power Bulldog victory, 35-6

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Christian Burnett completed 20-of-28 passes for 184 and one touchdown and rushed four times for 25 yards and another score in Cumberland’s 35-6 victory over Kentucky Christian here Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.


McLemore earns NAIA National Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Allanté McLemore was voted the NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week Monday after returning a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in the Bulldogs 33-21 victory over Campbellsville University.


McLemore named MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Allanté McLemore was named the Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after returning a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in the Bulldogs 33-21 victory over Campbellsville University Saturday.


Defense leads CU to 33-21 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Allanté McLemore returned two interceptions for touchdowns and Cody McCallister picked up a fumble and raced 56 yards for a score, as Cumberland posted a 33-21 victory over Campbellsville Univ. Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.


Free admission for Saturday's football game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University President Harvill Eaton is opening the gates for everyone to attend this Saturday’s football home opener, with free admission to the 1:30 p.m. kickoff against Campbellsville University at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field on the CU campus.


Big plays sink Bulldogs, 38-6

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay used four big plays as well as a combined 212 rushing yards from Terrence Holt and Ryan White, en route to a 38-6 victory over Cumberland Thursday night in the season opener for both teams at Governors Stadium.



Seven CU squads earn NAIA Scholar-Team Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven Cumberland athletic teams were recognized with the NAIA National Scholar-Team Award recently among 864 teams nationally. A team must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award.





Six selected for Sports Hall of Fame

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six former Cumberland University athletes and coaches will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in the Class of 2010, including the late Nick Coutras, Randy Stegall, Rita Maynard McCarthy, Bud Childers, Roger Cox and Tommy Smith.





Football season tickets now on sale

Cumberland football will offer three season ticket packages for the 2010 home schedule.