Koester takes over as offensive coordinator
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the hiring of Klay Koester as the program’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the upcoming season.
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.
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.
Football holding tryouts on May 2
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football would like to invite 2015 seniors who have not yet made a college decision and are interested in playing collegiate football to a tryout on Saturday May 2, at 11 a.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field.
DeBoard receives Bickerstaff/Pace Scholar-Athlete Award
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Blake DeBoard received the C.R. Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award presented earlier this month at the 49th Annual Awards Banquet of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Cumberland announces 2015 football schedule
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University coach Donnie Suber released its 2015 football schedule this week, which includes five home games and a pair of road outings against NCAA Division II opponents.
Football announces 24 signees
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of 24 players to scholarships for the 2015 season, including 17 from the state of Tennessee and eight from the middle Tennessee area.
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.
Twelve football player earn Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors
LEBANON, Tenn. – Twelve Cumberland football players, tied for second most in the nation, were named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced Friday by the national office in advance of the national championship game.
Jones invited to D2-NAIA Challenge
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Grant Jones will take part in the D2-NAIA Challenge in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Saturday, December 20 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The game is part of the new National Scouting Showcase (NSS) and Collegiate Development Football League, LLC.
Self one of 10 finalists for Fred Mitchell Award
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Mike Self is one of 10 finalists named this week for the 2014 Fred Mitchell Award, which is provided to the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA place-kicker that excels on the football field and in the community.
Twenty-three football players named Mid-South Scholar-Athletes
LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-three Cumberland football players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes this week, including 16 letterwinners from this year’s club. Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.
DeBoard, Dauscha, Jones, Jernigan, Self all voted First Team All-MSC
LEBANON, Tenn. – Blake DeBoard, Justus Dauscha, Nathan Jernigan, Grant Jones and Mike Self were all voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference West and Cayman Russell earned Second Team honors, as announced by the league office Wednesday.
Football drops 51-28 decision on Senior Day
LEBANON, Tenn. – Brandon Jones rushed 35 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns and Alderson Broaddus gained 340 yards on the ground with four touchdowns, ruining Senior Day with a 51-28 victory over Cumberland here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
Bulldogs fall short against Reinhardt, 35-28
LEBANON, Tenn. – Broc Loveless rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another, accounting for 249 yards of total offense on a day where the senior played with a heavy heart, but Reinhardy amassed 275 yards on the ground and four TDs in a 35-28 victory over No. 19 Cumberland here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
Gurchiek voted Academic All-District
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Reed Gurchiek was voted to the Capital One Football Academic All-District 2 team this week. He now enters the pool of players from around the country to be selected Academic All-America next month.
Jones named TSWA Player of the Week
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Grant Jones was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after collecting a career-best 12 tackles and intercepting a pair of passes at Bethel University.
Football drops seven spots to No. 19
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped seven spots to No. 19 in the eighth regular season edition of the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.
Bulldogs blitzed at Bethel
MCKENZIE, Tenn. – Devan Raymer rushed for 190 yards and one touchdown and Kerry Sellers II carried 17 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns, as Bethel accumulated 444 yards on the ground in a 49-14 victory over No. 12 Cumberland here Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.
Self earns MSC Player of the Week honors
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Mike Self was voted the Mid-South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after booting a pair of field goals and averaging 40.0 yards per punt against Campbellsville University.
Bulldogs move up three spots to No. 12
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up three spots to No. 12 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The Bulldogs defeated No. 23 Campbellsville University, 27-17, at home this past week.
CU finds a way in 27-17 victory
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland forced three turnovers, Donovan Norfleet picked up a fumble and ran 61 yards for a touchdown and Brian Reynolds rushed 40 yards for a score on a fake punt, as No. 15 Cumberland scored three times in the second half in a 27-17 victory over No. 23 Campbellsville University here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
CU Student Development supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month
LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Division of Student Development is encouraging all fans attending this week’s Homecoming football game against Campbellsville University to wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Kick-off is set for 1:30 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field.
Football drops four spots to No. 15
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped four spots to No. 15 in this week’s 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday after a 34-16 loss to seventh-ranked Faulkner University.
Bulldogs lose both QBs in 34-16 setback
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cumberland played perhaps its best first half of the season but lost both quarterbacks to injury in the first half and No. 7 Faulkner scored 27 straight points in the second half in a 34-16 victory over the No. 11 Bulldogs here Saturday at Billy D. Hilyer Stadium.
Russell named TSWA Player of the Week
LEBANON, Tenn. –Cumberland’s Cayman Russell was named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after blocking a pair of extra points in a 47-46 victory at Union College, including the potential tying point-after with 2:04 remaining in the contest.
Football moves up one more spot to No. 11
LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning its fourth consecutive game on Saturday and second straight in come-from-behind fashion, Cumberland moved up one spot to No. 11 in the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.
Bulldogs win seesaw affair, 47-46
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Broc Loveless rushed for three touchdowns, Reed Gurchiek carried 42 yards for the winning score and Cayman Russell blocked two extra points, including the potential game-tying attempt with 2:04 remaining, preserving 12th-ranked Cumberland’s 47-46 victory over Union College here Saturday at Williamson Stadium-Burch/Nau Field.
Knight named TSWA Defensive POW
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Anthony Knight was named the Defensive Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after his 54-yard interception return for a touchdown ignited a 16-point fourth-quarter comeback for the Bulldogs in their overtime win at the University of Pikeville.
Football ranked 12th in latest NAIA Coaches' Top 25
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland continued its move up the national rankings on Monday, coming in at 12th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced. The Bulldogs moved up two more spots after an overtime victory at the University of Pikeville.
CU overcomes 17-point deficit for overtime win
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Brandon Mallory rumbled in from a yard out in overtime, capping a 17-point second-half rally and giving Cumberland a 36-30 victory over the University of Pikeville here Saturday at W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex.
Football moves up four spots to No. 14
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up four spots to No. 14 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday, after a 59-28 victory at Bluefield College.
Gurchiek earns MSC Player of the Week honors
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland quarterback Reed Gurchiek was named the Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 273 offensive yards and four touchdowns in CU’s 59-21 victory at Bluefield College.
Bulldogs rush for 450 yards in 59-28 victory
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Cumberland piled up 688 yards of offense and Reed Gurchiek accounted for 273 yards and four touchdowns, as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs scored 31 straight points at one time in a 59-28 victory over Bluefield College here Saturday at Mitchell Stadium.
Football moves up three spots to No. 18
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up three spots to No. 18 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The Bulldogs posted a 41-9 victory over Belhaven University this past weekend.
Self earns second POW honor
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland kicker Mike Self was voted the Mid-South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after booting a pair of field goals and placing five punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line in a victory over Belhaven University.
Bulldogs force seven turnovers in 41-9 triumph
LEBANON, Tenn. – Broc Loveless rushed for three touchdowns, Blake DeBoard added two rushing TDs and 21st-ranked Cumberland forced seven turnovers in a 41-9 victory over Belhaven University in the Mid-South Conference opener for both teams on Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
Kappa Sigma taking donations for BCM students
LEBANON, Tenn. – The Theta Prime chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Cumberland University will take donations at this Saturday’s football game to benefit Tyler Smith and Nick Sackman, the two students who lost essentially all of their belongings in the fire that destroyed the Baptist Student Ministries house on the CU campus on September 3.
Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber selling Homecoming tickets
LEBANON, Tenn. – The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce is selling discounted tickets for the Cumberland Homecoming game set for October 25 against Campbellsville University.
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.
Football moves up four spots to No. 21
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football moved up four spots to No. 21 in the first regular season edition of the 2014 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.
Big UTM second quarter sends football to loss
MARTIN, Tenn. – UT Martin scored 21 points in the final six-plus minutes of the first half to take a commanding lead at intermission and the Skyhawks won their home opener, 63-7, over Cumberland here Thursday night at Hardy Graham Stadium.
Dauscha, Self also named NAIA Players of the Week
LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning conference player of the week honors earlier in the day, Cumberland’s Justus Dauscha and Mike Self were voted NAIA Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week on Monday after their performances in a victory over fourth-ranked University of the Cumberlands.
Dauscha, Self earn MSC Player of the Week honors
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Justus Dauscha and Mike Self were voted Mid-South Conference Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday after their performances in a victory over the University of the Cumberlands.
Big plays spark 34-27 Bulldog victory
LEBANON, Tenn. – Anthony Knight returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown to put Cumberland ahead for good and Michael Green had a 59-yard catch-and-run that proved to be the game-winner, as the 25th-ranked Bulldogs erased 10 years of frustration with a 34-27 victory over No. 4 University of the Cumberlands here Saturday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
Football Notebook: September 4
Information on a pep rally at Chick-Fil-A in Lebanon this Friday and University tailgating activities during football games this coming season.
Fall student-athletes take part in community service events
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s fall student-athletes participated in a pair of service projects along with Leadership Training during their first days on campus over the last week.
Bulldogs ranked 25th in NAIA Preseason Poll
LEBANON, Tenn. – With returning players reporting to campus on Monday, Cumberland is ranked 25th in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office released Monday. Head coach Donnie Suber enters his second season at the helm of the Bulldogs program after posting a 7-4 mark in 2013.
Football picked third in MSC West
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football was picked third in a tightly-bunched group at the top of the Mid-South Conference West Division in a poll of league coaches released Friday by the conference office.
2014 football gameday events announced
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics announced its 2014 Gameday events this week, which includes honoring conference and national champions for baseball, wrestling, men’s golf, women’s soccer and men’s tennis, as well as a $2 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each paying customer during one November contest.