Bulldog summer camps underway

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University athletics camps are in full swing as several different programs began working with campers over the last several weeks.


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.


Basketball camps set to begin June 23

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University head women’s basketball coach Jeremy Lewis will host a pair of four-day basketball camps on June 23-26 and July 7-10 for ages 6-13 for both boys and girls.


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.


Blue, McFadden, Williams named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Tasia Blue, Daniel McFadden and Terry Williams were all named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced this week by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average or above to be eligible for the award.


Eight hoopsters named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eight Cumberland basketball players – five women and three men -- were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes earlier this week in advance of the conference tournament, as announced by the league office.


Gude, Brinkley lead season-ending win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lester Gude netted a career-best 23 points, including four 3-pointers, and Lamar Brinkley added 12 points and 14 rebounds and Cumberland ended the season with a 73-66 victory over the University of Rio Grande in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Wilkerson, Hickerson help CU end losing streak

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson and Josh Wilkerson combined for 35 points off the bench and the duo knocked down all six free throw attempts in the final seconds to preserve a 59-49 victory over Shawnee State here Thursday night in men’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Two big runs send men's hoops to loss

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Jaylen Daniel scored 24 points and Monty Wilson added 13 points and 11 rebounds, as 16th-ranked Georgetown College used a 16-4 spurt at the end of the first half to take control en route to an 81-59 victory over Cumberland here Saturday in men’s basketball action at Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium.


Men’s hoops drops seventh straight

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Cumberland scored just four points during a seven and a half minute span in the final 10 minutes of the second half, and the University of the Cumberlands hit four-straight free throws down the stretch to ice it, as the Patriots defeated CU, 61-58, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Buzzer-beater downs men's hoops

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Lindsey Wilson’s D’on Hall connected on a three-pointer with 0.7 seconds on the clock as the Blue Raiders pulled out the improbable win, 66-64, over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Biggers Sports Center.


Bad start and finish sends men's hoops to loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bluefield College began the game with a 20-3 run and ended the contest with a 26-9 spurt, jumping out to a big lead and then finishing strong in a 77-53 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Hickerson's 29 points not enough in 64-60 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson tied his career-high with 29 points, making five 3-pointers, but Elisha Justice and Josh Whitaker made all the plays down the stretch for second-ranked Pikeville in a 64-60 victory in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Shoe Drive set for Thursday’s basketball games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Student Life and the athletic department are teaming up to hold a shoe drive to benefit Shoes 4 Souls during the men’s and women’s basketball games on Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Late Campbellsville run deflates Bulldog effort

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland faced a 5:18 stretch without a field goal late in the second half as the stretch turned a 55-52 Bulldog lead into a 72-59 loss to Campbellsville University in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the J.K. Powell Athletic Center.


Defensive letdown leads to Cumberland loss

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – The Cumberland men’s basketball team played its worst defensive contest of the year, allowing season worsts in both points and shooting percentage, as St. Catharine College shot 54 percent from the field, including 67 percent in the second half in a 99-82 defeat of the Bulldogs here Thursday night at Lourdes Hall.


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.


Bulldogs fall short in overtime loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Josh Wilkerson sunk a pair of free throws with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime, but the Bulldogs scored just one point in the extra period as Cumberland fell, 55-52, to the University of the Cumberlands in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Cumberland upsets No. 11 Georgetown, 63-62

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Marquel Hickerson connected with just eight seconds on the clock and Cumberland’s defense, which had been stellar all night, got one final stop as the Bulldogs edged No. 11 Georgetown College in a 63-62 win here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Poor second half shooting dooms men’s hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland men’s basketball team took a 55-52 advantage with 7:45 left in the game, but Lindsey Wilson College followed with a 15-3 run over the next six minutes to hand the Bulldogs their fifth loss in six games here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Coat Drive set for Thursday’s basketball games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Student Life and the athletic department are teaming up to hold a coat drive to benefit the Wilson County Help Center, The Next Step Resource Center and local families during the men’s and women’s basketball games on Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Tough first half tames Bulldogs

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Junior Josh Wilkerson scored a team-high 14 points, but the No. 1-ranked University of Pikeville was too much for Cumberland in the first en route to a 82-68 victory Saturday at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center.


Four players notch double-figures to snap three-game skid

BLUEFIELD, Va. – The Cumberland men’s hoops squad erased a 12-point deficit in the first half and exploded for 53 points in the second stanza en route to a 90-83 victory over Bluefield College on Thursday night at The Dome Gymnasium.


Men’s hoops drop third straight

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lamar Brinkley hit a pair of free throws with 18.9 seconds to give Cumberland a 68-67 lead, but a layup from Campbellsville University with four seconds on the clock would prove to be the difference as the Tigers won 69-68 here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs fall big to St. Catharine, 83-60

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland fell into an early deficit and was never able to mount a substantial comeback as the clear size advantage for St. Catharine led the way to 23 offensive rebounds, 44 overall boards and an 83-60 victory for the Patriots here on Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men’s basketball takes first loss of season, 68-55

DALTON, Ga. – No. 23 Cumberland was unable to overcome a poor shooting performance in the first half, shooting just 20 percent in the opening frame against Concordia College-Selma in a 68-55 loss at the Carpet City Christmas Classic on Saturday evening.


Hickerson buzzer beater lifts No. 23 Bulldogs past Belhaven

DALTON, Ga. – Freshman Marquel Hickerson hit the most important bucket of his team-high 17 points as time expired to lead No. 23 Cumberland to a 60-58 win over Belhaven University in the Carpet City Christmas Classic on Friday at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.


Cumberland announces 2014 basketball community events

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community and gameday events for the remainder of the 2013-14 basketball season, including a pair of Upward basketball days, the annual Breast Cancer Awareness game and a pair of events in association with Cumberland Student Life.


Men's hoops stays unbeaten with 83-80 OT victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Daniel McFadden hit two free throws with 0.4 seconds left to send the game to overtime and Marquel Hickerson scored nine of his 21 points in the extra frame, as 23rd-ranked Cumberland won a seesaw affair over long-time foe Bethel University, 83-80, here Saturday in men’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs ranked No. 23 in NAIA Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland men’s basketball team came in at No. 23 in the first regular-season NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 poll, the national office announced Tuesday.


Flagler, Brinkley lead Bulldogs to comeback win

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Sophomore Alex Flagler hit a three-pointer from the right wing with just 51 seconds remaining to give Cumberland a two-point advantage and Lamar Brinkley shut the door with four free throws in the final minute as the Bulldogs erased a 13-point deficit in the second half to beat Oakwood University, 54-50 victory Saturday night at Ashby Auditorium.


Men’s basketball falls in exhibition at Delta State

CLEVELAND, Miss. – The Cumberland men’s basketball squad remained close for 20 minutes, but was unable to keep up the pace while being outscored by 12 points in a 64-49 exhibition loss against NCAA Division II opponent Delta State University on Saturday night at Siller Coliseum.


Bulldogs move to 7-0 with 89-66 win

MAYFIELD, Ky. – Lester Gude scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed six rebounds as Cumberland cruised to a 89-66 victory over Mid-Continent University on Tuesday night at the Mayfield High School Sports Arena to move to 7-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season.


Hickerson named Mid-South Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Marquel Hickerson has been named Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday.


Hickerson's big day leads another win

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Freshman Marquel Hickerson finished with 29 points and eight rebounds, making five 3-pointers, and Cumberland connected on 17-of-22 at the foul line in a 74-48 victory over Shawnee State here Saturday at Waller Gymnasium.


Men's hoops pulls out 74-72 win

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Cumberland knocked down 10 free throws in the final 80 seconds and despite missing two foul shots with 5.2 seconds left, Lester Gude blocked the final shot, preserving Cumberland’s 74-72 victory over Rio Grande in men’s basketball action here Thursday night.


Bulldogs take a pair at Roadrunner Club Classic

DALTON, Ga. – The Cumberland men’s basketball team used a pair of strong defensive outings to grab two victories over the weekend, allowing just 55 and 69 points, respectively, against Voorhees College and Morris College at the Roadrunner Club Classic hosted by Dalton State University.


Hall of Fame class of 2013 inducted

LEBANON, Tenn. – Two individuals and the 1988 Cumberland baseball team were inducted into the Cumberland Hall of Fame on October 11 at the annual Hall of Fame dinner. Former basketball player Becky King Weber and former basketball player and coach Tommy Smith joined the team as the 2013 class.


Bulldogs hit century mark for first time since 2010

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore guard Alex Flagler netted a team-high 26 points as the Cumberland men’s basketball team shot 57.8 percent from the field en route to a strong 101-66 victory over Mid-Continent University on Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs dominant in season-opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – In its season opener, the Cumberland men’s basketball squad wasted no time adjusting to a new year as the Bulldogs opened up a 10-0 lead and never looked back, cruising to an 82-55 victory over Oakwood on Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Video packages set for home basketball games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics announced packages for men’s and women’s basketball video for home games for the 2013-14 seasons, which begins Tuesday, November 5 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men’s basketball slotted eighth in preseason poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland men’s basketball team was picked eighth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll for 2013-14, released by the league office Tuesday.


Bulldog Madness welcomes more than 100 kids

LEBANON, Tenn. – The men’s and women’s basketball teams continued Cumberland’s ongoing effort to give back to the Lebanon and Wilson County communities as the squads hosted Bulldog Madness on Friday night.


Third annual Bulldog Madness set for October 11

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host the third annual Basketball Madness on Friday, October 11, a kids clinic for ages 6-13 featuring the CU men’s and women’s programs as well as a 3-point and slam contest with Bulldog students and an autograph session with both teams.


Men's hoops announces 2013-14 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the 2013-14 schedule for the Bulldogs this week, which includes 12 home contests and seven outings against teams that participated in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


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.


Cumberland announces 2013 Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics announced its 2013 Hall of Fame class this week, which includes former basketball player Becky King Weber, former basketball player and coach Tommy Smith, and the 1988 baseball team, the program’s first NAIA World Series participant.


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.