LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will play 19 home matches this season, including hosting a pair of tournaments, as the Bulldogs released their 35-match 2011 schedule this week, which begins with the annual Volleydawg Classic on August 26-27 on the CU campus.
Cumberland will host Faulkner University, the University of Pikeville and Reinhardt University in the opening tournament at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. Nine total teams will take part in the Cumberland Classic on September 9-10, including TranSouth Conference foes Martin Methodist, Union University and Mid-Continent University; Mid-South Conference teams Campbellsville University and Lindsey Wilson; as well as Trevecca Nazarene, Fisk University and Kentucky Christian. The Bulldogs will play five matches in the tourney.
Cumberland will also play in the Scott Jones Classic on Sept. 2-3 at Trevecca Nazarene along with Kentucky Christian, Lindsey Wilson, Mid-Continent and the host Trojans, as well as a four-team event at Centre College in Danville, Ky., on October 29 that will feature Fisk, Piedmont College and the host Colonels.
The Bulldogs open TranSouth Conference play at Mid-Continent on August 31, with each TranSouth Conference school playing home-and-away against the other six institutions in the league. Cumberland has just one home match in nine outings from September 15-October 11, but finishes the regular season with six of its final seven matches at the DFRC, starting with an Oct. 13 meeting against Trevecca Nazarene.
Cumberland’s complete schedule may be found at http://www.gocumberlandathletics.com/volleyball/schedule/.