Cumberland Athletics 2021-22 Recap

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland Athletics had a great 2021-22 year with tons of highlights all season long. Check out the year-end recap for our sports teams.


Cumberland Athletics finishes 19th in LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Final Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--After the completion of the spring championships, Cumberland Athletics finished 19th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings, the highest-finish ever for CU Athletics, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.


Jaylen Taylor Secures Cumberland Esports First NECC Madden National Championship

LEBANON, TENN.- Jaylen Taylor helps Cumberland Esports secure their first-ever Madden National Championship in their inaugural season!


Cumberland Athletics finishes Fourth in MSC President's Cup

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland Athletics finishes fourth in the Mid-South Conference President's Cup following completion of regular-season play for the 2021-22 academic year, conference officials announced Friday.


CU Esports set for three National Tournament appearances this May

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports is set to cap off an excellent first season with three national tournament appearances in Rocket League, Overwatch, and Madden beginning next week.


CU Rocket League secures NECC Conference Championship

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Esports Rocket League team capped off an amazing week on Sunday night with a 4-2 series win over the Bethel Pilots to win the 2022 NECC Emergent Conference Championship. The victory marks the first conference championship in program history in the program's inaugural year.


Nelson, Taylor, advance to ECAC Madden Finals

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports posts a big week as Nathan Nelson and Jaylen Taylor advanced to the ECAC Madden finals in XBOX and PS4.


Taylor, Bush, and Nelson advance to NECC Madden Nationals

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Jaylen Taylor, Austin Bush, and Nathan Nelson have earned an automatic bid to the National Esports Collegiate Conference Madden Nationals (NECC).


Jaylen Taylor & Nathan Nelson Advance to ECAC Madden Semifinals

LEBANON, Tenn.—Cumberland’s Nathan Nelson & Jaylen Taylor punched their ticket to the ECAC Madden Final Four, Coming off wins from No.11 Emory & Henry and No.6 Muskingum University!


CU Overwatch advances to the MSC Championship against Shawnee State

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Overwatch punched their ticket to the Mid-South Conference finals with a 3-0 sweep over Pikeville last week to move on to the championship match against the Shawnee State Bears.


WR Jaylen Taylor moonlights for CU's esports team

LEBANON - A new collegiate sport is on the rise at Cumberland University.


CU Rocket League narrowly falls to Shawnee State 3-2 in MSC Championship Series

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Rocket League put up quite the fight against Shawnee State in the Mid-South Conference finals, but ultimately falls 3-2 to the Bears on Wednesday night.


Cumberland in Fourth in the Mid-South Conference President Cup Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University Athletics sits in fourth place of the Mid-South Conference Presidents Cup standings following the winter season, conference officials announced.


CU Esports Call of Duty sweeps Bulls; Rocket League remains undefeated

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports put together another impressive week, finishing with a 5-1 record overall while knocking off some of the top teams in the country.


Cumberland Overwatch sweeps Boilermakers 3-0; Rocket League Remains Undefeated in NECC

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports had a successful week last week with impressive victories over big-time opponents. CU Overwatch recorded a 3-0 sweep over Purdue while the Rocket League team remains undefeated.


Will Weir Signs With CU Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Will Weir this week for the 2022-23 academic year.


Jaylen Taylor named ECAC Madden Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland's Jaylen Taylor was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Madden Player of the Week, for his performance in Cumberland's 2-0 victory against Long Island University last Thursday.


Preston Olivier wins MSC Overwatch Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Preston Olivier was named the Mid-South Conference Overwatch Player of the Week for his performance in Cumberland's match against Pikeville last Friday.


Cumberland Takes down Razorbacks in Overwatch, Madden goes undefeated on the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports endured another successful week of competition, going undefeated in Madden and upsetting the University of Arkansas in Overwatch to go 5-1 on the week over all titles.


Ian Boister earns MSC Rocket League Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Ian Boister was named the Mid-South Conference Rocket League Player of the Week for his performance in Cumberland's victory over Bethel last week.


CU Phoenix Esports goes 5-1 on the week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports endure another successful week of competition, going undefeated in Rocket League and Call of Duty. As a team, the Phoenix went 5-1 on the week across all of their matches.


Nathan Nelson earns ECAC Madden Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland's Nathan Nelson was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Madden Player of the Week, for his performance in Cumberland's 2-0 victory against New York College last Thursday.


Logan Wilson named MSC Overwatch Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Logan Wilson was named the Mid-South Conference Overwatch Player of the Week for his performance in Cumberland's match against Shawnee State last Friday.


CU Esports Recap: Rocket League goes 2-0 on the week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports had another successful week of competition, going undefeated in Rocket League and Call of Duty. As a team, the Phoenix went 5-3 on the week across all of their matches.


Austin Bush earns ECAC Madden Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland's Austin Bush was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Madden Player of the Week, for his performance in Cumberland's 2-0 victory against Muskingum last Thursday.


Logan Wilson earns MSC Overwatch Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Logan Wilson was named the Mid-South Conference Overwatch Player of the Week for his performance in Cumberland's 3-0 series win over Pikeville last Friday.


Dominic Rodriguez earns MSC Rocket League Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Dominic Rodriguez was named the Mid-South Conference Rocket League Player of the Week after his performance in Cumberland's win over St. Thomas last Friday.


Cumberland Takes down Vols in Call of Duty, Rocket League goes undefeated on the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.- The Phoenix went 3-1 in competition for Rocket League and Call of Duty, As Cumberland defeats The University of Tennessee,3-0.


Taylor named ECAC Madden Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland's Jaylen Taylor was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Madden Player of the Week, for his performance in Cumberland's 2-0 victory against Clarke University last Thursday.


CU Esports posts undefeated 7-0 record as a team this week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports caps off a strong performance week, as they go 7-0 across Madden, Rocket League, Call of Duty, and NBA 2K.


Cumberland puts up dominant performances in Overwatch and COD

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports had two busy days of action on Wednesday & Thursday that featured Madden, Overwatch, and Call of Duty.


Eli Zarate Signs With Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Eli Zarate this week for the 2022-23 academic year.


Hamp Lackey Signs With Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Hamp Lackey this week for the 2022-23 academic year.


Busy day for Phoenix Esports brings solid performances

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports had a busy day of action Tuesday that featured Madden, Rocket League and Call of Duty


CU Esports shows fight but drops both Call of Duty series on Tuesday

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Esports Call of Duty team dropped both matches against Chattanooga and Alabama on Tuesday night. The group of Blake Fraley, Chris Crenshaw, Ian Boister, and Dominic Rodriguez put up a solid fight, but came up just short in both matches.


CU Call of Duty team goes 1-1 in first night of action

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Esports Call of Duty team went 1-1 in their first-ever matches in the team's history. The Phoenix handled South Alabama by a score of 3-0 before dropping their second match to Kennesaw State 3-0.


Cumberland Esports wraps up their fall season

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports wraps up what was a successful fall campaign in the program's first-ever season.


Chandler Durham Signs with Cumberland Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Chandler Durham this week for the 2022-23 academic year.


Sam Bates Signs with Cumberland Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Sam Bates this week for the Spring of the 2021-22 academic year.


CU Esports boast impressive performances last week going 3-0 as a team

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports has a great week to go 3-0 overall with one victory in Madden, Rocket League, and Overwatch.


Cumberland Esports has a productive week in Madden

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Esports had a solid week last week, including some impressive showings by Nathan Nelson and Austin Bush in Madden.


Olivier named NECC Overwatch Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Preston Olivier was named the National Esports Collegiate Conference Overwatch Player of the Week, after his performance in Cumberland's 2-1-win Eastern University last Thursday.


CU Esports goes 6-1 last week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Esports program had their most successful week yet, going 6-1 overall as a team and earning some impressive victories.


Phoenix Rocket League goes 2-1 on the week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Esports program finished the week of 10/4 with a record of 2-4 overall.


Cumberland Esports ends the week of 9/29 1-4 overall

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Esports program played five matches last week in Rocket League and Overwatch in both NECC and Mid-South competition.


Cumberland Esports falls to 0-4 on the week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- In their first full week of competition, Cumberland Esports drops four close matches in overwatch and rocket league. The Phoenix made their debut this week in NECC competition in both Overwatch and Rocket League. The Overwatch team also made their debut in Mid-South play.


Rodriguez named MSC Rocket League Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland's Dominic Rodriguez was named the Mid-South Conference Rocket League Player of the Week after his performance in Cumberland's win over St. Thomas last Friday.


CU Esports Rocket League team starts MSC schedule with win

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The Cumberland Esports team brought its first program win against Saint Thomas University in their first match of the inaugural season, winning 2-0 in the best of three series.


Chris Crenshaw Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Chris Crenshaw this week for the 2021-22 academic year.


Dominic Rodriguez Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Dominic Rodriguez this week for the 2021-22 academic year.


Mid-South Conference announces the addition of Esports

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The Mid-South Conference announced has added esports to its championship lineup beginning with the 2021-22 season, MSC Commissioner Eric Ward announced on Friday.


Collin Marshall Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Collin Marshall this week for the 2021-22 academic year.


Ian Donahue Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Ian Donahue this week for the 2021-22 academic year.


Nathaniel Nelson Signs with Esports

LEBANON, Tenn.- Cumberland Esports Coach Spencer Claypool announced the signing of Nathaniel Nelson this week for the 2021-22 academic year.