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.


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.


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.


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.


Basketball hosting pair of summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University basketball and head coach Jeremy Lewis will offer two camps for boys and girls ages 6-13 this summer at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


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.


Shelton inks with CU basketball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the signing of Savannah, Tenn., native Will Shelton to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 season.


Four men's hoops players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland men’s basketball players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes last week, as announced by the league office during the conference tournament in Frankfort, Ky.


J. Wilkerson voted Second Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University senior Josh Wilkerson was voted Second Team All-Mid-South Conference in a vote of league coaches released late Thursday after the banquet for the MSC Championships in Frankfort, Ky.


Men's hoops season ends at MSC Tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jarrod Gaston scored 13 points and Paul Williams added 12 while Cumberland cut a 15-point second-half deficit to four with three minutes to play, but Shawnee State ended both halves with 7-0 runs in a 70-59 victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Championships in Frankfort, Ky.


Menton's 33 points too much for Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tony Menton netted a career-best 33 points and Lindsey Wilson used 9-1 and 13-5 runs to pull away in the second half in a 69-63 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Second-half rally falls short for CU

MARIETTA, Ga. – DeQuan Bond scored a career-best 16 points, DeMario Frazier added 19 points and Josh Wilkerson netted 17, but Cumberland was never able to climb out of a 13-point halftime deficit, pulling within one twice before falling 102-94 to Life University here Friday night at The Eagles’ Nest.


Weather forces changes to CU basketball schedules

LEBANON, Tenn. – The winter weather across the southeast has caused havoc with the Cumberland basketball schedules for this week, canceling one game and rescheduling another.


Men's hoops falls in OT to Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Marquel Hickerson forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds remaining, but ninth-ranked Georgetown College overcame a 14-point second-half deficit and Corey Washburn hit a pair of jumpers in overtime to help the Tigers claim a 91-87 victory over the Bulldogs here Saturday in men’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Free throws help Bulldogs hang on for win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland connected on 11-of-14 free throws over the final 2:42, with Cameron Prather’s final foul shot with 2.6 seconds remaining sealing the 67-63 victory over Shawnee State in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Tigers run away in second half, 70-50

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Uros Benacek scored a career-best 15 points, but sixth-ranked Campbellsville University used a 16-2 run to start the second half and D’Von Campbell netted 26 points, 21 in the second half, and ran away from Cumberland, 70-50, in men’s basketball action here Saturday at the Powell Athletic Center.


Hickerson's double-double paces Bulldog win

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – Marquel Hickerson registered 13 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for his first double-double and Telvin Wilkerson added 18 points in Cumberland’s 77-70 victory over St. Catharine College in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at Lourdes Hall.


Late run helps Patriots defeat men's basketball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Xavier Owens and Taylor Gover combined for 13 points in the final eight minutes, as 23rd-ranked University of the Cumberlands scored 17 of the final 24 points of the game, breaking open a close game for a 64-52 victory over Cumberland here Saturday in men’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Pikeville pulls away from Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – K.K. Simmons scored 24 points and Kenny Manigault added 16, as second-ranked University of Pikeville used a 16-3 run in the second half to pull away in a 75-54 victory over Cumberland here Thursday night in men’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Prather, Frazier lead victory over Fisk

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cameron Prather netted a career-high 16 points and grabbed six rebounds and DeMario Frazier added 17 points and 12 boards in Cumberland’s 79-67 victory over Fisk University in men’s basketball action Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Hot LWC shooting sends Bulldogs to loss

COLUMBIA, Ky. – D’on Hall hit five 3-pointers in the second half and scored 20 points overall, leading Lindsey Wilson to a 76-60 victory over Cumberland here Thursday night in men’s basketball action at the Biggers Sports Center.


Cumberland announces 2015 basketball community events

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community and gameday events for the remainder of the 2014-15 basketball season, including Upward basketball day, the annual Breast Cancer Awareness game and a pair of events in association with Cumberland Student Life.


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.


Pikeville surges to victory over Bulldogs

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Fourth-ranked University of Pikeville scored the final eight points of the first half and started the second half with a 23-7 spurt, running away from Cumberland for a 72-59 victory here Saturday in men’s basketball action at the East Kentucky Expo Center.


Battle at the foul line goes to Patriots

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Jerrod Gaston was the only Cumberland player in double figures with 12 points but the Bulldogs shot just 30 percent from the field and dropped a 62-50 decision to 25th-ranked University of the Cumberlands here Thursday night at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Slow start sends men's hoops to loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Telvin Wilkerson netted a team-high 12 points and Alex Flagler and Paul Williams added 11 apiece, but Cumberland fell behind by 17 points in the first half and never recovered, dropping a 67-59 decision at sixth-ranked Freed-Hardeman on Monday in Henderson, Tenn.


Wilkerson scores 17, Flagler 16 in 69-53 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Wilkerson netted five of his game-high 17 points during a 10-1 run in the second half and Alex Flagler made two 3-pointers and finished with 16 points in Cumberland’s 69-53 victory over Indiana University-Southeast on Saturday in New Albany, Ind., ending a five-game losing streak for the Bulldogs.


Big comeback falls just short for men's hoops

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Wilkerson led Cumberland in scoring again with 11 points, but the Bulldogs shot a dreadful 28 percent from the field, falling behind early again in a 51-48 loss to Concordia College-Selma on Saturday at the Roadrunner Club Classic in Dalton, Ga.


Early hole too big for CU to overcome

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland battled back from a 16-0 deficit to start the game but the Bulldogs shot just 30 percent in the contest, dropping a 53-47 decision to 13th-ranked Dalton State in the Roadrunner Club Classic on Friday night in Dalton, Ga.


Bulldogs fall in another close one, 59-52

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Wilkerson scored 12 points but Cumberland shot just 35 percent from the field and was only 12-of-23 at the foul line, dropping another close game, this time 59-52 to eighth-ranked Martin Methodist on Wednesday night in Pulaski, Tenn.


Men's hoops falls on last-second shot

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson netted 16 points, leading four players in double figures, but Caleb Hardy hit a short jumper under the basket just before the buzzer, giving Bethel University a 65-63 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action Saturday in McKenzie, Tenn.


Poor first half dooms Bulldogs in loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nineteenth-ranked Campbellsville made 13 3-pointers with four each from Rob Robinson and Miles Rice and never let Cumberland in the game, posting a 73-59 victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday in men’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs seal win at foul line

LEBANON, Tenn. – Marquel Hickerson netted 22 points and Josh Wilkerson collected 15, with the duo combining to make 17-of-20 at the foul line, as Cumberland started fast and then held on in the final minutes in a 74-68 win against St. Catharine College in men’s basketball action Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men fall just short against RedHawks, 66-64

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Telvin Wilkerson missed a runner in the closing seconds and the Bulldogs were not able to get off another shot before the buzzer, dropping a 66-64 decision to Martin Methodist in men’s basketball action here Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs escape on Frazier's desperation three

LEBANON, Tenn. – DeMario Frazier hit a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving Cumberland a 60-58 victory over Shawnee State on Saturday in men’s basketball action at Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Second-half swoon sends men's hoops to loss

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Eighth-ranked Georgetown outscored Cumberland, 46-22, in the second half, overcoming a halftime deficit and defeating the Bulldogs, 74-54, in men’s basketball action here Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.


Wilkerson's 19 points not enough for men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Josh Wilkerson posted 19 points and Tylor Owens added 12, but Cameron Lewis led four Freed-Hardeman players in double figures with 24 points and the Lions used a 15-4 run midway through the second half to take an 81-66 victory over Cumberland in men’s basketball action Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Life runs away from Bulldogs in second half

LEBANON, Tenn. – Life University broke open a close game with a 19-5 run and lived up to the nickname, the Running Eagles, in an 87-70 victory over Cumberland here Saturday night in men’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs struggle but win again, 74-63

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tylor Owens netted 11 points and DeQuan Bond added 10, but Cumberland missed 14-of-26 free throws and committed 18 turnovers but still posted a 74-63 victory over Oakwood University in men’s basketball action Tuesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Gaston, Benacek lead 83-70 victory

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jerrod Gaston recorded 16 points, all in the second half, and Uros Benacek added 14 points and 10 rebounds, both guys off the bench, in Cumberland’s 83-70 victory over Fisk here Thursday night at Henderson Johnson Gymnasium.


Second-half surge sends Bulldogs to season-opening loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – DeMario Frazier posted his first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, but Indiana University Southeast used a 19-1 run midway through the second half to break open a close game and win 92-80 in men’s basketball action Wednesday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's basketball selected eighth in MSC Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked eighth in the Mid-South Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced recently by the league office.


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.


Men's hoops releases 2014-15 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the team’s 2014-15 schedule this week, which includes 13 home games and seven of the first 11 contests at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Twelve CU programs named NAIA Scholar Teams

LEBANON, Tenn. – A school-record 12 Cumberland programs were recognized this week as 2013-14 NAIA Scholar Teams. To be eligible, teams must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution, with the team GPA including all eligible varsity student-athletes.


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.


Summer camps start next week at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – A host of summer camps begin next week on the Cumberland campus, including baseball and volleyball with softball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading and wrestling to come later in June and into July.


Cumberland set to host 2014 Mid-South Basketball Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host the 2014 Mid-South Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on March 6-9, the conference office announced this week.


Men's basketball adding JV program

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the addition of a junior varsity men’s basketball program for the 2013-14 academic year this week.


Ibague, McFadden, Williams named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland basketball players Stefanía Ibague, Terry Williams and Daniel McFadden were all named 2012-13 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Monday, as announced 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.


Nine basketball players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Nine Cumberland basketball players – three women and six men – were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes this week preceding the conference championships here at the Frankfort Convention Center.


Bulldog season ends with loss to Patriots

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s 2012-13 season concluded with a 75-72 loss to the University of the Cumberlands Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. Seniors Creshaun Holt and Charles Stewart each earned double-doubles on the evening in their last night as Bulldogs.


Bulldogs butted by Rams, 75-63

BLUEFIELD, W. Va. – Cumberland dropped its final road contest of the season to Bluefield College 75-63 on Saturday afternoon at The Dome despite 23 points from Creshaun Holt, 11 by Lester Gude and 10 from Jerret Towns.


CU Athletics welcomes Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce members for final home game

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics will host Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Night for the final home basketball doubleheader of the year on Monday, February 25, at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Bulldogs hang on for 66-60 Senior Night win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland went 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the final 30 seconds and used a balanced Bulldog scoring attack to defeat the University of Rio Grande 66-60 for its fifth conference win Saturday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Cumberland unable to close in final minutes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was outscored 13-2 in the final four minutes versus Shawnee State University Thursday night, falling to the Bears 73-63 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


MSC championship games set for TV broadcast

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2013 Mid-South Conference men and women’s basketball tournament championship games will be televised live on FOX College Sports on Sunday, March 3, Mid-South Commissioner Steve Baker announced on Tuesday.


Bulldogs unable to contain No. 3 LWC

LEBANON, Tenn. – A four-and-a-half minute scoring drought in the first half by Cumberland sparked a 17-7 Lindsey Wilson run to put the third-ranked Blue Raiders on track to a 72-55 victory Saturday afternoon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU conquered by Campbellsville 67-57, loses fourth straight

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seventeen points by Brian Blackmon and 15 from Elijah Gillis was not enough to takedown Campbellsville University, as the Bulldogs fell 67-57 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center Thursday night.


No. 11 Bethel breezes by Bulldogs

McKENZIE, Tenn. – Cumberland could not keep Bethel University contained on the boards, giving up 68 rebounds to the Wildcats, and CU managed only 16 field goals in an 87-55 losing effort at the Crisp Center Monday night.


Late Patriot push stifles Bulldogs

ST. CATHARINE, Ky. – St. Catharine College used a 22-5 run in the last 5:37 and drained 32-of-38 free throws to defeat Cumberland, 76-70, Saturday evening at Lourdes Hall.


Tigers’ inside game too much for CU

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Creshaun Holt’s double-double and 31 combined points from Charles Stewart and Jerret Towns was not enough to overtake Georgetown College, as the Bulldogs fell 81-68 Thursday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.


Bulldog bench leads CU to win over UVA-Wise

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s bench supplied 39 points in an 88-66 victory over UVA-Wise Saturday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. Three Bulldog subs contributed big - Daniel McFadden tallied 13 points, Charles Stewart totaled 12 and E.J. Perry chipped in 11.


Bulldogs ousted by Bears

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was unable to contain the University of Pikeville’s torrid shooting in an 84-58 defeat Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. The Bulldogs were led by Brian Blackmon’s 14 points.


CU snaps losing skid, defeats Campbellsville 78-72

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland hit 13-of-14 free throws in the last 1:08 to seal a 78-72 victory over Campbellsville University Saturday afternoon. Charles Stewart scored a game-high 15 points, including going 7-of-8 from the line in the last 68 seconds.


Hot shooting by No. 8 LWC dooms CU

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Cumberland University was unable to overcome Lindsey Wilson College’s 59 percent field goal shooting in an 82-47 loss at the Biggers Sports Center Thursday night.


No. 5 Pikeville rolls to win over CU

Pikeville, Ky. – Shorthanded Cumberland lost 105-56 to the University of Pikeville Saturday afternoon at the East Kentucky Exposition Center. Creshaun Holt led the Bulldogs with 11 points.


CU falls in double overtime

WISE, Va. – A free throw with half a second remaining in double overtime gave UVA-Wise an 81-80 victory over Cumberland Thursday night at the David J. Convocation Center. The Bulldogs were unable to outlast the Cavaliers despite 24 points from Creshaun Holt and 18 by Brian Blackmon.


Bethel pulls away late for 88-78 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland did not score a field goal for almost six minutes in the second half, allowing 17th-ranked Bethel University to take the lead for good and pull away in an 88-78 victory over the Bulldogs in men’s basketball action here Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU drops close one to Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn – E.J. Perry’s potential game-tying deep three-point shot was on-line but short, giving Georgetown College an 88-85 win over Cumberland Saturday afternoon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Gude’s 22 points, Holt’s double-double lead CU to victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Stellar nights by Lester Gude and Creshaun Holt propelled Cumberland to a 79-59 conference victory over St. Catharine College Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Basketball, community gameday events announced

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced gameday events for the remainder of the 2012-13 basketball season, including a pair of Upward basketball days, the annual Breast Cancer Awareness game and a night with the Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.


Bulldogs fall just short against Faulkner

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jake Mitchell’s driving layup with 3.1 seconds left put 21st-ranked Faulkner ahead and Charles Stewart was not able to get a shot off before the buzzer in a 67-65 Cumberland loss here Monday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


CU’s win streak snapped in OT

Henderson, Tenn. – Cumberland squandered a 10 point lead against Freed-Hardeman with a minute-and-half remaining in regulation to force overtime and only scored one bucket in the extra period to drop a 103-95 decision Monday night in non-conference action.


MBB wins third in a row

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – E.J. Perry connected on four three-pointers, en route to a team-high 14 points to direct Cumberland to a 66-42 victory over non-conference opponent Oakwood University Saturday night.


Bulldogs survive Bluefield in OT

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland blew an 18-point lead against Bluefield College with 10 minutes remaining in the game to force overtime and pull out a 94-92 win Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Late run helps CU down No. 12 Freed-Hardeman

LEBANON, Tenn. – E.J. Perry hit consecutive 3-pointers to put Cumberland ahead for good and Tajadeen Adbul-Kaudeyr added a pair of buckets in the final minute in a 73-69 victory over 12th-ranked Freed-Hardeman here Monday night.


Bulldogs battle tough with #25 UC in defeat

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Despite leading #25 University of the Cumberlands at the half, Cumberland University dropped a 69-62 decision with a well-balanced scoring attack led by Brian Blackmon and Lester Gude scoring 10 points each at the O. Wayne Rollins Center.


Bulldogs lose in final seconds

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Brian Blackmon was unable to convert on a layup for Cumberland with seconds remaining as Shawnee State University pulled out a 64-62 victory against the visiting Bulldogs on Saturday evening.


MBB opens conference season with road loss

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Brian Blackmon was Cumberland University’s only scorer in double figures, as the Bulldogs dropped their conference opener against the University of Rio Grande Thursday night.


Perry, Towns boost Bulldogs in home opener win

LEBANON, Tenn. – E.J. Perry came off of the bench and nailed five three-pointers along with18 points, and Jerret Towns posted 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Cumberland to a 72-62 home opener victory against Oakwood University Thursday night at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men’s basketball nets first win

Montgomery, Ala. – Brian Blackmon and Jerret Towns combined for 39 points against Auburn Montgomery to give Cumberland University an 81-63 win, their first on the season, at the Jimmy Faulkner Classic in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday.


Bulldog basketball defeated in season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Reserves Elijah Gillis and E.J. Perry each tallied a game-high 16 points in Cumberland University's 74-57 season opening loss to host Faulkner University Friday night at the Jimmy Faulkner Classic.


Stretch Internet streaming for basketball begins Sunday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University home men’s and women’s basketball games will be part of Athletic Department’s new contract with Stretch Internet beginning with Sunday’s contest against Lindenwood University-Belleville at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Men's hoops picked seventh in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland men’s basketball team was picked seventh in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll for 2012-13 as announced by the league office over the weekend.


Bulldogs announce 2012-13 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the 2012-13 schedule this week, which includes 14 home games and eight contests against teams that played in the NAIA Championships last season.


Battle added to men's hoops staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the hiring of assistant coach Carlton Battle effective July 1. Battle fills the position of Brian Collins, who is the now the head coach at Columbia State Community College.


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.


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.


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.


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.