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.


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.


Cumberland Athletics Camp Schedule

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University Athletics announces summer camps from baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, and football.


WR Jaylen Taylor moonlights for CU's esports team

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


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.


Cumberland University Announces Tim Tebow as Rise Above Speaker at Homecoming

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland University is pleased to announce two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, Heisman Trophy winner, and author Tim Tebow as the Rise Above Speaker at the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 8, at 2:00 p.m. CST.


Cates honored at National Football Foundation Banquet

NASHHVILLE, Tenn.--Cumberland defensive lineman Morgan Cates was honored on Tuesday night at the Middle Tennessee National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame banquet.


Cumberland Football Releases 2022 Schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the 2022 football schedule this week, including six home games and three non-conference games.


Cumberland Football announces 2022 Signing Class

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland head football coach Tim Mathis announces a full load of newcomers for the Fall 2022 recruiting class today to end the signing day festivities.


Capps announced as a Cliff Harris Award Finalist

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Jace Capps has been announced a Cliff Harris Award finalist, released by the Cliff Harris Awards committee on Thursday.


Cumberland Athletics Stands 48th in 2021-22 LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--After the completion of all fall championships, Cumberland Athletics sits in 48th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.


Capps named AP NAIA Second Team All-American

LEBANON, Tenn.--The accolades continue to come in for senior defensive end Jace Capps as he earns AP Second Team NAIA All-American, released by the associated press on Monday.


Mathis announces offensive staff changes

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland football head coach Tim Mathis has announced the hiring of Josh Qualls and promotion of Chris Barton to Co-Offensive Coordinators. Qualls will be over the pass game and Barton in charge of the run game.


Phoenix football to be well represented at All American Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-- Three members of the Cumberland football program will participate in the All-American Bowl Stars vs. Stripes game on Dec. 18th, 2021 at 12:05 pm at US Bank Stadium, home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. Cumberland running back James Christian and defensive linemen Morgan Cates are playing in the game, while Phoenix coach Tim Mathis will be the head coach for one of the teams.


Capps named AFCA NAIA First Team All-American

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland senior Jace Capps was named a 2021 AFCA NAIA First Team All-American released by the NAIA office Monday morning.


Hafner selected to NAIA Senior Football Classic

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland wide receiver Ian Hafner was selected to the 2021 NAIA East roster in the Senior Football Classic, announced by the national office Wednesday.


Four Phoenix earn MSC Bluegrass Division All-Conference honors

LEBANON, Tenn.--Jace Capps was named to the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division First Team and James Christian, Treylon Sheppard, and Champ Leddon each earned Second Team All-Conference honors, released by the league office today.


Loveless resigns as Offensive Coordinator

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland offensive coordinator Broc Loveless has submitted his letter of resignation following the final game of the season, his last day will be November 30.


Cates named to MSC Football Champions of Character Team

LEBANON, Tenn.- - Cumberland defensive end Morgan Cates has been named to the 2021 Mid-South Conference Football Champions of Character Team released by conference officials on Tuesday.


Georgetown defeats Cumberland in the season finale, 28-10

GEORGETOWN, Ky.-- Cumberland football held a 10-7 lead at the half, but the Tigers defense stepped up in the final two quarters to shut down the Phoenix offense and win 28-10 in the season finale.


UPike spoils Senior Day, 14-9

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland football honored 15 seniors prior to the game, but the offense struggled to finish allowing Pikeville to spoil Senior Day at Nokes-Lasater Field on Saturday.


Saints win defensive battle over CU, 10-3

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.--On a cold and wet night, offesne was hard to come by for either side as Thomas More edges Cumberland 10-3 Saturday evening.


Big plays lead Bethel to 43-24 win

LEBANON, Tenn.--Bethel jumped up early and expanded upon the lead with explosive plays. Cumberland rallied late in the game with 17 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to catch No. 24 Bethel University. The Wildcats picked up their sixth win of the season defeating CU 43-24 at Nokes-Lasater.


Christian earns MSC Offensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Senior running back James Christian's career-day against Campbellsville University earns him Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week.


Big First Half leads Phoenix to win at Campbellsville

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.--The Phoenix rolls through Campbellsville on the road as the offense explodes for 630 yards of offense in a 54-32 win on the road.


Champ Leddon earns MSC Bluegrass Defensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland's Champ Leddon earns Mid-South Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in the 14-10 upset victory over the #21 Cumberlands Patriots, as announced by the league office.


Phoenix upsets No. 21 Cumberlands at home

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jaylen Taylor scored a touchdown on the opening drive and a second in the final seconds of the game to help Cumberland upset No. 21 University of the Cumberlands 14-10 at Nokes Lasater Field.


Offense sputters against No. 1 Lindsey Wilson

COLUMBIA, Ky.--No. 1 Lindsey Wilson proved to be too much for Cumberland to handle on the road as the Blue Raiders defeat Cumberland 34-7 at Parnell Family Stadium Saturday evening.


Kick-off time with Lindsey Wilson Changed

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University football and Lindsey Wilson have changed the kick-off time to 5:00 p.m. central time.


Football picks up 19-7 win over Florida Memorial

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland jumps out to an early lead and holds on to get a 19-7 win over Florida Memorial University for the first win of the season for the Phoenix.


NAIA announces 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Team and Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. -- 74 Cumberland University student-athletes were named 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 12 Phoenix teams earned NAIA Scholar-Team distinctions, NAIA officials announced on Wednesday as part of the NAIA National Awards Day.


Phoenix struggle in home opener against St. Thomas

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University football drops their home debut to St. Thomas University 34-6 at Nokes-Lasater Field.


Phoenix lose season opener to Keiser, 45-6

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--Jack Strouse passed for 352 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another TD as fourth-ranked Keiser University defeated Cumberland 45-6 in football action in the season opener at Keiser Football Field.


Football Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.--The Cumberland University football team is set to begin the 2021 campaign under fourth-year Head Coach Tim Mathis and staff this Saturday against Keiser University.


Hometown Ticketing Launches app for Buying Tickets

LEBANON, Tenn.- The official ticketing provider for Cumberland Athletics, Hometown Ticketing has launched the Hometown Fan App for our fans to purchase tickets to home events.


Football selected Seventh In Bluegrass Division Preseason Polls

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland football has been selected seventh in the 2021-22 Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Football Preseason Coaches’ Poll, MSC officials have announced Friday.


Brad Higginson joins football coaching staff as linebackers coach

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University head coach Tim Mathis announces Brad Higginson joins the Cumberland football coaching staff as the linebackers coach.


Lee added to the Defensive Staff as D-Line coach

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University head football coach Tim Mathis announces the addition of veteran coach Don Lee to the football staff.