CU offering summer camps in seven sports

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s award-winning coaching staff and student-athletes will be hosting camps and clinics in seven different sports throughout the summer.


Yarbrough to play in All-Star Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Lindal Yarbrough will take part in Saturday’s Music City All-Star Classic at Fisk University’s Henderson Gymnasium, joining several other collegiate players from the state of Tennessee in the fourth annual game, which begins at 8 p.m.


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.


CU’s season ends at Martin Methodist

LEBANON, Tenn. – Graciano Negron and Josh Pierce scored in double figures, while Michael Sweat produced his second straight double-digit rebounding effort, but Cumberland University came up short in the TranSouth Championships semifinals, falling to Martin Methodist College, 83-63, Saturday night in Pulaski, Tenn.


Late free throws send CU to victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Trey Caruthers sank two free throws and Graciana Negron added one foul shot in the final 46 seconds, as Cumberland survived for a 61-58 victory over Bethel University in the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Championships at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Cumberland entertains Bethel Thursday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University has faced Bethel University 10 times over the last five years, but none of the games have had as much riding on them as the next, as CU hosts the Wildcats in the quarterfinal round of the TranSouth Conference Men’s Basketball Championships Thursday night at 7 p.m.


Simon, Negron named All-TranSouth

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University's Walter Simon and Graciano Negron were voted First and Second Team All-TranSouth Conference, respectively, by the league coaches, the league office announced Sunday in advance of the conference championships that begin Monday.


Cumberland holds off MCU

MAYFIELD, Ky. – Trey Caruthers scored a career-high 20 points and helped Cumberland University overcome its worst shooting performance of the year to close out the regular season with a 58-52 victory over Mid-Continent University Saturday.


Eight basketball players named TranSouth Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eight Cumberland basketball student-athletes were named TranSouth Conference Scholar-Athletes this week. Recipients must be a sophomore, junior or senior in academic standing and have a minimum GPA of 3.00.


Bulldogs blow out Blue Mountain

LEBANON, Tenn. – Haris Batalevic set a career-high with 18 points, while Michael Sweat and Josh Pierce posted 13 and 11 points, respectively, to lead Cumberland University to an easy win over Blue Mountain College, 91-56, Monday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


No. 7 Martin Methodist too much for Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Graciano Negron posted his second straight 23-point performance, but the effort wasn’t enough to help Cumberland overcome No. 7 Martin Methodist Saturday , as the Bulldogs dropped a 97-87 decision to the TranSouth Conference-leading RedHawks.


Cumberland victorious after second-half comeback

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Graciano Negron knocked down a pair of with 33.1 seconds left to complete a Cumberland University comeback as the Bulldogs rallied to defeat Bethel University, 69-67, Thursday night.


Senior Day, Pink Zone, Coming Home activities planned for Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s basketball doubleheader at home this Saturday will involve several activities, including Senior Day along with Alumni Day and Coming Home. The CU women’s basketball team is also participating in the national WBCA Pink Zone initiative.


Bulldogs suffer first home defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University went 2-for 14 from the field in the final 14:36 and let an eight-point lead slip away as No. 14 Union University came back to hand the homestanding Bulldogs a 73-62 loss, snapping CU’s six-game winning streak.


Sweat earns second POW award

LEBANON, Tenn. – After scoring a career-high 31 points and snaring eight rebounds against rival Trevecca Nazarene University Saturday, Michael Sweat was rewarded with his second TranSouth Conference Player of the Week award this season, taking home the honor the week ending February 6, the league announced Monday.


Sweat’s career day gives CU season sweep of rival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Michael Sweat poured in 31 points against the Trojans Saturday at Moore Gymnasium to lead the Bulldogs to a thrilling 73-70 win.


Basketball games canceled for tonight

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s basketball games scheduled for Thursday night have been canceled because of snow and ice in the middle Tennessee as well as north Mississippi areas. The contests have been rescheduled for Monday, February 21 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs extend home winning streak to nine games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six Bulldogs scored in double figures, including Michael Sweat, who posted his second career double-double, as Cumberland University used 37 free throws to hold off TranSouth Conference foe Freed-Hardeman, 90-81, Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Cumberland outlasts Lyon on the road

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Graciano Negron scored 17 points and three other Bulldogs scored in double figures as Cumberland University held off Lyon College, 79-72, to open the second half of TranSouth Conference play Thursday night at Becknell Gymnasium.


Simon earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University basketball player Walter Simon has been voted Third Team Academic All-District IV by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA), as announced Thursday by the organization.


CU hosting canned food drive for Second Harvest

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletic will host a canned food drive on Thursday, February 10 to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The Bulldogs are hosting a basketball doubleheader that evening against Blue Mountain College starting at 6 p.m. with a women’s game followed by a men’s contest.


Five Bulldogs reach double figures in victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lamar Brinkley posted a double-double and four other Cumberland University players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs defeated Mid-Continent, 68-50.


Bulldogs overcome slow start to knock off Fisk

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cumberland University started 0-for-10 from the floor, trailing Fisk University by 10 points before the Bulldogs scored their first point Thursday night at Henderson Gymnasium, but CU came back to roll over the host, 61-47.


Thompson to join Coaches vs. Cancer campaign

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson is one of hundreds of college coaches, joining the likes of Vanderbilt University’s Kevin Stallings, trading in their dress shoes for sneakers this weekend in support of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer campaign.


Big first-half run keeps Bulldogs undefeated at home

LEBANON, Tenn. – Walter Simon scored a season-high 20 points to lead four Bulldogs in double figures as Cumberland University remained perfect at home and avenged an earlier loss to Auburn Montgomery, taking a 69-61 victory Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Comeback falls short as CU loses heartbreaker

PULASKI, Tenn. – Michael Sweat and Walter Simon both recorded double-doubles as Cumberland University came back from a 23-point first-half deficit only to fall to No. 6 Martin Methodist College, 75-73, Saturday.


Cumberland comes up short at No. 16 Union

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University overcame a slow start to give 16th-ranked Union University a fight, but CU didn’t have enough in the tank as the homestanding Bulldogs pulled away late to knock off Cumberland, 72-59, Thursday night.


Late free throws keep Bulldogs perfect at home

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University scored 14 points from the free throw line in the last four minutes to seal a 71-67 victory over TranSouth Conference foe Bethel University Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Sweat named TSAC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University junior Michael Sweat was tabbed the top men’s basketball player in the TranSouth Conference for the week ending January 16, earning Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday.


Cumberland storms past TNU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored a career-high 22 points and led a trio of Bulldogs in double figures as Cumberland University dominated rival Trevecca Nazarene University, leading wire-to-wire and defeating the Trojans, 75-59.


Simon’s double-double leads CU to victory

BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – Walter Simon notched his first double-double of the season and Graciano Negron posted 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Cumberland University as the Bulldogs defeated Blue Mountain College, 58-48, Thursday night at Tyler Gymnasium.


Former Bulldog Springer impressive in overseas debut

LEBANON, Tenn. – Former Cumberland University star and Nashville, Tenn., native Brandon Springer made his professional basketball debut last Thursday night in impressive fashion, posting a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort for Fjölner in the Iceland Express League.


Second-half lead slips away from Cumberland

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Lindal Yarbrough was off the mark on a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer as Cumberland University let a TranSouth Conference contest slip away in the second half at No. 25 Freed-Hardeman University, falling 66-64 at the FHU Sports Center Saturday afternoon.


CU stays perfect at home

LEBANON, Tenn. – Graciano Negron posted a career high 20 points and three other Bulldogs scored in double figures as Cumberland University opened TranSouth Conference play with an 80-73 victory over Lyon College Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Cumberland triumphs in last minute

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – Walter Simon sank a basket from just inside the 3-point line with 2.5 seconds remaining on the clock in a tied game to give Cumberland University a 63-61 victory over College of the Ozarks Tuesday in the McDonald’s Cam Jam Classic on the C of O campus.


CU hosting community engagement events for basketball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland will host five community engagement events during home basketball games in January and February at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center, starting Saturday, January 15 with Sherry’s Run at CU when the Bulldogs take on rival Trevecca Nazarene.


Halftime deficit too much for Bulldogs

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – Lamar Brinkley scored a season-high 16 points and two other Cumberland University players scored in double figures, but CU couldn’t overcome a 14-point halftime deficit as the Bulldogs fell to Bellevue University Monday.


Upton named TranSouth POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – After scoring a career-high 18 points against Kentucky Wesleyan last week, Cumberland University junior Kyle Upton was named the TranSouth Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.


Bulldogs’ road woes continue in Kentucky

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Upton led a trio of Bulldogs in double digits with 18 points, but Cumberland University came up empty against Kentucky Wesleyan Tuesday night in Owensboro, Ky., as the home team built a large halftime lead and cruised to an 86-65 victory.


Cumberland snaps skid with 71-68 thriller

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lindal Yarbrough and Walter Simon took over the second half of Cumberland University’s rematch against Talladega College, scoring 18 and 15 points, respectively, after the break as the Bulldogs downed the Tornadoes, 71-68.


Bulldogs fall to Auburn-Montgomery

LEBANON, Tenn. – Five Bulldogs scored in double figures, but Cumberland University couldn’t overcome an early 10-point deficit, falling in men’s basketball action at Auburn-Montgomery Tuesday night, 88-73, at AUM’s PE Complex.


Bulldogs drop third straight last-second decision

Cumberland dropped a 60-58 contest to Campbellsville in the Lindsey Wilson Classic. The Bulldogs' four losses have come by a combined 10 points.


CU drops another close contest

LEBANON, Tenn. – For the second straight game, Cumberland University missed a game-tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds as the Bulldogs dropped a 60-57 decision to the host Blue Raiders in the Lindsey Wilson Classic Friday night in Columbia, Ky.


Cumberland rally comes up short

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Kyle Upton drained a pair of 3-pointers in the final 18 seconds, but a potential game-tying trey with two ticks left on the clock fell short as Cumberland University dropped a 72-69 decision to Talladega College at Callasiun Gymnasium Wednesday night.


Bulldogs avenge loss with 69-46 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Graciano Negron posted his first career double-double and helped Cumberland University avenge its only loss of the season with a 69-46 win over Oakwood University Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Five Bulldogs score in double figures in victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored 15 points off the bench, all in the first half, leading five players in double figures in Cumberland’s 95-62 victory over Fisk University in men’s basketball action Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Cumberland drops season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lindal Yarbrough scored a game-high 23 points to lead Cumberland University, but the redshirt-senior’s new personal best wasn’t enough to give the Bulldogs a season-opening victory as they fell in overtime, 83-81, to Oakwood University Saturday in Huntsville, Ala.


Simon, Yarbrough named preseason All-Conference

Bulldogs picked to finish fourth in league
JACKSON, Tenn. – Walter Simon and Lindal Yarbrough were selected to the Preseason All-Conference team and Cumberland University was picked to finish fourth in the TranSouth Conference Coaches Poll.


Basketball media day set for Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University basketball coaches Lonnie Thompson and Jeremy Lewis will take part in the Second Annual TranSouth Basketball Media Day on Monday in Jackson, Tenn.


Cumberland releases men’s basketball schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University men’s basketball team will play a dozen home contests this season, including a matchup against the team that knocked the Bulldogs out of the NAIA National Championships two years ago.


Springer shines in All-Star game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University senior Brandon Springer will join several collegiate players from the state of Tennessee in the 3rd Annual Music City All-Star Classic Saturday at 4 p.m. at CU’s Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Springer selected to play in Music City All-Star Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University senior Brandon Springer will join several collegiate players from the state of Tennessee in the 3rd Annual Music City All-Star Classic Saturday at 4 p.m. at CU’s Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Cumberland adds two more transfers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the signing of two players on Tuesday after Graciano Negron and Carlos Woodard inked scholarship papers to join the Bulldogs for the 2010-11 campaign.


CU to host Bulldog Showcase

LEBANON, Tenn. – High school seniors and post-graduate athletes will have an opportunity to show off their talent on the basketball court in front of several collegiate coaches April 10 at Cumberland University during the inaugural Bulldog Showcase.


Springer named All-American

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brandon Springer’s list of accomplishments at Cumberland University continues to grow more than two weeks after the senior played his final game in a Bulldog uniform as he was named Second Team All-America, the NAIA announced Tuesday.