Upton, Sweat, Ayodeji set for Music City All-Star Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball players Michael Sweat, Kyle Upton and Andrew Ayodeji will participate in the 5th Annual Music City All-Star Classic set for Saturday, April 28 at Belmont University’s Curb Events Center.


College basketball today: Does bigger, badder mean better?

When Nashville first played host to NCAA Tournament games almost four decades ago, dunking the basketball was illegal, 3-point shots were nonexistent and the entire March Madness field consisted of 25 teams. To say men’s college basketball has changed over the years would be a vast understatement.


Cowan, Sweat voted Honorable Mention All-America

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Michael Sweat and Casie Cowan both earned NAIA Honorable Mention All-America honors, as announced by the national office this week at the conclusion of the Men’s and Women’s Division I National Championships.


CU falls to Mid-Continent again, 76-70

MAYFIELD, Ky. – Five players scored in double figures and Mid-Continent seemed to come up with every rebound and loose ball and held off Cumberland, 76-70, in the semifinals of the TranSouth Men’s Basketball Championships here Saturday night.


Bulldogs survive against Bethel, 64-59

LEBANON, Tenn. – Charles Stewart scored 13 points off the bench and Cumberland hit 8-of-10 free throws in the final minute to seal a 64-59 victory over Bethel University in the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Championships Thursday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Sweat, Brinkley earn All-TranSouth honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Michael Sweat was voted First Team All-TranSouth and Lamar Brinkley earned Second Team honors in a vote of league coaches released this week by the conference office.


Ticket prices set for conference tourney games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University has set ticket prices for this week’s TranSouth Championships basketball games at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center, which includes contests on Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.


Bulldogs go ice cold in second half in 61-51 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mid-Continent shot 70 percent from the field in the second half, overcoming a 15-point halftime deficit and defeating Cumberland, 61-51, on Senior Day in men’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Seven players named TranSouth Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven Cumberland basketball players – four women and three men – were named TranSouth Conference Scholar-Athletes this week. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.00 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Bulldogs upset No. 6 MMC, 76-73

PULASKI, Tenn. – Kyle Upton’s drive down the baseline with 29.4 seconds left put Cumberland ahead by three and Michael Sweat added one plus the bonus, as the Bulldogs survived against sixth-ranked Martin Methodist, 76-73, here Saturday at the Curry Christian Life Center.


Sweat's 20 and 17 leads 83-66 CU win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and two big runs in the first half proved to be the difference in Cumberland’s 83-66 victory over Bethel University Thursday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs hang on for 66-65 triumph

JACKSON, Tenn. – Josh Pierce’s two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining put Cumberland ahead and a tip-in by Union’s Skyler Vaden was disallowed, giving the Bulldogs a thrilling 66-65 victory here Monday night in men’s basketball action at DeLay Gymnasium.


CU taking part in TranSouth Canned Food Drive

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland will take part in the TranSouth Conference canned Food Drive on Thursday, Feb. 16 against Bethel University. The event is a part of the conference’s commitment to the NAIA’s Champions of Character initiative.


Sweat's 26 paces CU in TNU triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored a season-high 26 points and Lamar Brinkley added 18, as Cumberland led wire-to-wire and defeated rival Trevecca Nazarene for the sixth straight time, 74-64, on Saturday in men’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Brinkley's double-double leads 73-66 win

BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – Lamar Brinkley posted 17 points and 10 rebounds and Cumberland shot 52 percent from the field in recording a 73-66 victory here Thursday night at Blue Mountain College in men’s basketball action.


CU earns victory at foul line

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored 20 points, Jerret Towns netted 16 and Charles Stewart posted 15, including a perfect 10-for-10 at the foul line, as Cumberland put together a 20-5 run in the middle of the second half en route to a 94-78 victory over Freed-Hardeman in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Brewer Sports Center.


Sweat's double-double helps CU pull away

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored 13 points and tied a career-high with 16 rebounds and Cumberland pulled away in the second half for a 73-58 victory over Lyon College in men’s basketball action Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Sweat's final-second jumper sends CU to win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat hit jumper with 1.2 seconds remaining and then stole the inbounds pass, sealing a 54-52 Cumberland victory over Auburn Montgomery in men’s basketball action Monday night in Montgomery, Ala.


Last-second shot sends CU to loss

MAYFIELD, Ky. – Chris Ferguson’s 18-footer with 9.3 seconds left was the game-winner and the senior scored all 17 of his points after halftime, as Mid-Continent won a see-saw affair, 77-75, over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday.


Men's game at Fisk canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Due to a scheduling snafu, the Cumberland University men’s basketball game at Fisk University scheduled for this Thursday has been canceled. The women’s game will still take place at 6 p.m.


Sweat's 24 paces Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored 24 points, Lamar Brinkley added 19 and Cumberland used an 11-0 run to start the second half to pull away and defeat Oakwood University, 75-57, in men’s basketball action Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


MMC too much for Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Martin Methodist started fast, ended the first half on a 15-3 run and never looked back, as the ninth-ranked RedHawks defeated Cumberland, 84-69, in men’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Cold shooting dooms CU in 55-51 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat’s 3-pointer clanged off the back of the rim as the buzzer sounded, the epitome of the evening for 23rd-ranked Cumberland, as the Bulldogs shot 3-of-23 from behind the arc in a 55-51 loss to Union Univ. Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Uneven performance sends CU to loss

MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Caleb Hardy posted 21 points and 13 rebounds and Bethel won the battle of the boards, 47-30, defeating 23rd-ranked Cumberland, 76-66, in men’s basketball action here Monday night at Dishman Gymnasium.


Brinkley, Towns post double-doubles in triumph

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lamar Brinkley scored a season-high 21 points and Brinkley and Jerret Towns both recorded double-doubles, as Cumberland led wire-to-wire in a 70-62 victory over Trevecca Nazarene in men’s basketball action Saturday here at Moore Gymnasium.


Bulldogs sluggish in 61-48 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lamar Brinkley scored 11 points and Daniel McFadden added 10 off the bench, as Cumberland overcame bad shooting and a sluggish effort overall, defeating Blue Mountain College, 61-48, in men’s basketball action Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Williams' big day helps CU squeak out 82-81 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Johnny Williams scored 14 points with seven rebounds and seven assists for Cumberland and Jerret Towns added 13 points off the bench in a nail-biting 82-81 victory over 17th-ranked Freed-Hardeman Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Scoring streaks lead to victory in TSAC opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lamar Brinkley tied his season-high with 18 points and Cumberland started both halves with big run, cruising to an 89-72 victory over Lyon College in men’s basketball action Thursday night in Batesville, Ark.


Sweat earns All-Tournament honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Michael Sweat was named to the All-Tournament Team after averaging 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in two games last weekend at the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic presented by CostCutters at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo.


Sweat's 25 not enough in 75-65 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat made six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 25 points, but Cumberland trailed by 14 at the half and dropped a 75-65 decision to Columbia College late Saturday in the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic in Columbia, Mo.


Sweat, Williams lead CU to 75-64 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored seven of his team-high 16 points during an 11-3 run late in the second half, leading Cumberland to a 75-64 victory over William Woods University on Friday in the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic in Columbia, Mo.


CU overcomes slow start for 68-57 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland overcame a slow start and then ended the game with an 8-1 run, holding off Auburn Montgomery, 68-57, in men’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs fall at Oakwood, 74-64

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Pierce netted 14 points, leading four players in double figures, but Cumberland started slowly and committed 21 turnovers in dropping a 74-64 decision to Oakwood University late Saturday night in Huntsville, Ala.


McFadden nets 15 in season debut

LEBANON, Tenn. – Redshirt freshman Daniel McFadden scored 15 points, hitting a trio of 3-pointers, and Moritz Dern and Lamar Brinkley each added 10 points in Cumberland’s 91-51 victory over Hiwassee College in men’s basketball action Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU drops contest at Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds but Middle Tennessee shot 75 percent from the field in the second half, breaking open a close game en route to an 88-48 exhibition victory over Cumberland here Tuesday night at Murphy Center.


Bulldogs suffer first loss at St. Catharine

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland committed 22 turnovers in the contest, including 14 in the first half, falling behind early and dropping an 87-74 decision to 17th-ranked St. Catharine College on Sunday in St. Catharine, Ky. The Bulldogs defeated SCC, 84-75, on November 4 in Lebanon.


Sweat, Towns lead Bulldogs to fifth win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat and Jerret Towns each scored 20 points and Cumberland erased an early 10-point deficit before outlasting Bryan College, 71-67, in men’s basketball action Tuesday night in Dayton, Tenn.


Sweat voted Preseason All-TSAC; CU chosen fourth

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Michael Sweat was one of 10 players voted to the 2011 TranSouth Men’s Preseason All-Conference Team, as announced this week by the league office. The Bulldogs were picked fourth in a poll of league coaches released as well.


Sweat, Brinkley post double-doubles in win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat and Lamar Brinkley each recorded double-doubles and Cumberland withstood a six-minute drought in the second half without a field goal in an 84-75 victory over 17th-ranked St. Catherine College Friday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Sweat's 18 leads CU to 78-40 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored a game-high 18 points and Cumberland used a 13-2 run late in the first half to take control en route to a 70-48 victory over Bryan College in men’s basketball action Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Balanced scoring leads CU to win over Fisk

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kyle Upton hit three 3-pointers and scored 12 points and Jerret Towns added a dozen points as well, leading four Cumberland players in double figures in an 81-60 victory over Fisk University Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs open season with victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Michael Sweat scored 17 points, Andrew Ayodeji netted 16 and Kyle Upton added 12 in Cumberland’s 88-56 victory over Hiwassee College in the men’s basketball season opener for both teams Saturday in Madisonville, Tenn.


Men's hoops opens season Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Only six players return for 10th-year Cumberland head coach Lonnie Thompson in 2011-12, but many of the newcomers should step in and play valuable minutes for the Bulldogs, as the open the season Saturday at Hiwassee College.


Basketball teams hosting kids clinic, student contests

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host Basketball Madness on Friday, October 14 featuring the men’s and women’s programs and including a kids clinic for ages 6-13 as well as a 3-point and slam contest with CU students and an autograph session with both teams.


Bulldogs announce 2011-12 men's schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the 2011-12 basketball schedule this week, which includes 14 home games and eight contests against teams that participated in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


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.


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.