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.


Basketball set for two summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland basketball will host a pair of summer camps at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center during the month of June, with a combined volleyball/basketball camp set for June 13-16 and a basketball only camp taking place June 27-30.


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.


Kirkland named NAIA Scholar-Athlete

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland redshirt sophomore Garrett Kirkland earned 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades, as announced Monday by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Brown, Hickerson voted Second Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Mark Brown and Marquel Hickerson were both voted Second Team All-Mid-South Conference, as selected by the coaches and released Thursday night during the conference awards banquet in Frankfort, Ky.


Missed chances end season for men's hoops

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Brandon Bobb Jones netted a game-high 29 points for St. Catharine College and Cumberland failed to close in the gap in the final minutes despite several chances, with the Phoenix dropping a 69-63 decision in the opening round game of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Championships here Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center.


Bond, Johnson, Kirkland earn MSC Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Three Cumberland men’s basketball players – DeQuan Bond, Garrett Kirkland and Cameron Johnson – were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, as announced by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Thursday in Frankfort, Ky.


Match-ups set for Mid-South Basketball Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Mid-South Conference announced the brackets for the Mid-South Conference Championships late Saturday night, with the men taking on St. Catharine College and the women facing Lindsey Wilson, both on Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky.


CU takes out 20th-ranked Patriots

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson posted 23 points and Jamonte Graham added 13, as Cumberland opened a double-digit lead in the first lead and never really let go in a 70-59 victory over 20th-ranked University of the Cumberlands in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Second-half run sends Pikeville past CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – K.K. Simmons scored nine of his 18 points during a 19-6 run to start the second half and seventh-ranked Pikeville held off Cumberland, 73-69, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Comeback falls short at Campbellsville, 80-75

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland erased a 19-point second-half deficit, tying the game with 8:09 to play, but Ron Scott’s 3-pointer ended an 11-minute drought without a field goal for Campbellsville University and the Tigers hung on for an 80-75 victory in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Powell Athletic Center.


Thompson picks up 300th victory

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Will Shelton led three players in double figures with 19 points, helping Cumberland University head coach Lonnie Thompson pick up his 300th career coaching victory in Thursday night’s 70-55 win at St. Catharine College.


Shelton scores 19, Hickerson 17 in 70-55 win

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Will Shelton led three players in double figures with 19 points and Cumberland used a 17-5 run early in the second half to pull away for a 70-55 victory over St. Catharine College in men’s basketball here Thursday night at Lourdes Hall.


Late run carries Georgetown over CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson posted 18 points and six rebounds, but second-ranked Georgetown College used a 21-9 second-half run to break open a one-point game en route to an 81-74 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's hoops can't close out victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Devon Carter scored eight straight points in the final three minutes and Shawnee State overcame a 14-point deficit to post a 63-61 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Second-half spurt sends CU to road loss

MARIETTA, Ga. – Allen Dantzler scored 24 points and Dalarian Williams added 22, as Life University used a 13-4 run to open the second half and never looked back in a 92-71 victory over Cumberland here Thursday night at The Eagles’ Nest.


Phoenix end long losing streak to LWC, 78-65

LEBANON, Tenn. – Will Shelton netted 24 points and Mark Brown posted 19, helping Cumberland end a 15-game losing streak to Lindsey Wilson in a 78-65 victory over the Blue Raiders in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Life holds off Cumberland, 102-98

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland shot 59 percent from the field and hit nine 3-pointers, but Life University nailed a dozen triples and Dalarian Williams netted a game-high 27 points in a 102-98 victory over the Phoenix here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Hickerson banks home winner in double OT

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Marquel Hickerson banked in a 10-footer from straight away at the final buzzer, part of a 26-point, 10-rebound effort, giving Cumberland an 85-84 double-overtime victory over Shawnee State in men’s basketball action here Saturday at Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium.


First-half spurt ends contest early for CU

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Will Shelton posted 20 points and Mark Brown added 18 points to lead four players in double figures, but second-ranked Georgetown College hit eight 3-pointers in the first half and shot 60 percent from the floor, racing out to a big lead en route to a 94-70 win over Cumberland here in men’s basketball action Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.


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.


Men's hoops falls just short on road

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Marquel Hickerson netted a season-best 27 points and three other players finished in double figures, but an 11-3 run midway through the second half gave No. 2 University of Pikeville the lead for good in an 86-78 win over Cumberland here Saturday in men’s basketball action at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Cold shooting hinders CU in road loss

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Cameron Johnson netted 14 points, all in the second half, but a 19-3 run at the end of the first half broke open a close game and the University of the Cumberlands never looked back in an 88-44 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball here Thursday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Graham's 16 points paces 69-62 CU win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jamonte Graham netted 16 points off the bench and Ronell Abaekobe added 14 for Cumberland in a 69-62 victory over Wilberforce University in men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon in the Roadrunner Booster Club Classic in Dalton, Ga.


Valiant effort falls just short at Dalton State

LEBANON, Tenn. – Delaryn Dodd posted 17 points and 11 rebounds and Mark Brown added 15 points, but ninth-ranked Dalton State College’s Marcel Hawkins collected 27 points and 17 boards and the Roadrunners held off Cumberland, 78-74, in men’s basketball action Friday night in the Roadrunner Booster Club Classic in Dalton, Ga.


Five players net double-digits in 89-80 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Will Shelton posted 19 points and Ronell Abaekobe added 17, as Cumberland built a 20-point lead in the first half and held off Bethel University, 89-80, in men’s basketball action Tuesday afternoon here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Illinois-Springfield pulls away from CU, 83-63

LEBANON, Tenn. – Will Shelton netted a season-high 17 points and Devarus Craig added 10, but Illinois-Springfield pulled away in the final 10 minutes in an 83-63 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action Friday night in Springfield, Ill.


Lipscomb shoots way past CU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Devarus Craig posted 12 points and Mark Brown and Marquel Hickerson each netted nine, but Lipscomb made 15 3-pointers, including 10 in the first half, en route to an 83-53 victory over Cumberland here Thursday night at Allen Arena. The game counted as an exhibition for Cumberland.


Shelton's big finish lifts men's hoops, 75-73

LEBANON, Tenn. – Will Shelton scored eight of the final 11 points of the game and netted 15 in Cumberland’s come-from-behind 75-73 win over 18th-ranked Campbellsville University in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU falls short at home, 76-70

LEBANON, Tenn. – Chris Johnson netted 23 points, leading three St. Catharine College players in double figures, and the Patriots hit 11 3-pointers in holding off Cumberland, 76-70, in men’s basketball action here at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Craig posts double-double in men's hoops win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Devarus Craig registered his first double-double of the season with 21 points and 16 rebounds and Cumberland overcame a slow start to post a 76-70 over Fisk in men’s basketball action here Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Lions start fast again in second half, win 77-61

LEBANON, Tenn. – Orlando Bass netted 24 points and ninth-ranked Freed-Hardeman started the second half with a 27-10 run to blow open a one-point game in a 77-61 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Second-half spurt not enough for CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Devarus Craig scored six points and Mark Brown hit three 3-pointers during a 15-2 second-half run for Cumberland, but Charles Sutton and Bryan Wallace combined for 24 straight points for Lindsey Wilson, who pulled away in the final five minutes for a 73-69 victory here Thursday night at the Biggers Sports Center.


Slow second half sends CU to defeat

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Isaiah Harrison posted 14 of his game-high 19 points in the second half and ninth-ranked Freed-Hardeman began the second stanza with a 20-8 run to break open a close game en route to an 81-59 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Tuesday night at the Sports Center.


Men's hoops falls in double OT

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mark Brown made four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, leading four Cumberland players in double figures, but Walter Arnold posted 22 points and Chris Pollard added 20 in an 81-72 double overtime Fisk victory Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.


Four score in double figures in 81-73 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Devarus Craig netted 15 points and Cedric Nash added 14 to lead four players in double figures, but a 20-9 run over five minutes late in the first half carried 11th-ranked Martin Methodist to an 81-73 victory over Cumberland on Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Hickerson's double-double paces CU win

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Marquel Hickerson posted 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and Cumberland made 34-of-43 at the foul line, including 24-for-32 in the second half, persevering for a 70-63 victory over Oakwood University here Tuesday night at Ashby Auditorium.


Nash named All-Tournament at Columbia Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Cedric Nash earned All-Tournament honors this past weekend at the Columbia Classic, averaging 13.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two games for the Bulldogs.


Brown garners MSC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Cumberland’s senior guard Mark Brown was named the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week as announced by conference officials on Monday after lead the Bulldogs to a 3-1 record to open the 2015-16 campaign.


Shelton's 22 paces CU in win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Will Shelton made three 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead four players in double figures in Cumberland’s 85-76 victory over Williams Woods in men’s basketball action Saturday in Columbia, Mo.


Second-half run sends men's hoops to first loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cedric Nash posted 15 points and Devarus Craig added 10 off the bench, but 16th-ranked Columbia College used a 15-3 run midway through the second half to break open a close game in a 78-54 Cougars win Friday night in Columbia, Mo.


Men's hoops hangs on for 78-74 home win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mark Brown made both ends of the 1-and-1 with 2.9 seconds remaining and DeQuan Bond collected steals on consecutive possession to preserve Cumberland’s 78-74 victory over Oakwood University in men’s basketball action here Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs hang on for 68-66 victory

PULASKI, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson’s runner off glass with 11.5 seconds remaining gave Cumberland the lead and 11th-ranked Martin Methodist misses a 3-pointer and a long jumper, giving the Bulldogs a 68-66 season-opening victory here Monday night at the Curry Christian Life Center.


Cumberland participates in Sam Houston's PAWS Day

LEBANON, Tenn. – Several Cumberland University athletic teams took time out of their training schedules to participate in Sam Houston Elementary’s annual PAWS day where the students were able to choose from a variety of activities ranging from sports to cooking to Zumba.


Bulldogs picked seventh in MSC Preseason Coaches' Poll

COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Cumberland Men’s basketball team was picked seventh in the 2015-16 Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll conference officials announced on Wednesday.


Men's hoops announces 2015-16 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the team’s 2015-16 schedule on Tuesday, which includes 13 home games and 15 contests against teams that played in last year’s NAIA National Tournament.


Student-athletes volunteer at Sherry's Run

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University wrestling, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and cheer and dance teams all participated in set-up, breakdown and event management for community service projects at last weekend’s Sherry’s Run in Lebanon.


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.


Winter, fall sports take part in community service outings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes with men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball and cheer-dance were all involved in community service projects in the Lebanon area on August 28-29 as part of Leadership Day activities in the athletic department.


Winter, spring athletes go through Leadership Training

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University student-athletes in winter and spring sports participated in Leadership Training on Saturday, August 29 that included lectures from deans within the University, sessions on sexual assault, social media training and nutrition as well as eligibility.


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.