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.


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.


Tyra Johnson earns All-American Honors

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Tyra Johnson earns NAIA Second Team All-American honors after what was a terrific season with the Phoenix, as announced by the national office on Friday.


Johnson named Mid-South Conference Player of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn.--Senior guard Tyra Johnson was named Mid-South Conference Player of the Year and Lindsey Freeman earns Second Team All-MSC honors, announced by the league office on Thursday.


Phoenix suffer heartbreaking loss to end the season

HENDERSON, Tenn.--Cumberland held the lead the entire game until 18.8 seconds when Caroline Chambers hit two free throws to give the Lady Lions the lead. The Phoenix had opportunities with less than 10 seconds, but could not get a shot up allowing the Lions to push it out and win 63-58 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament.


Women's Basketball shines on Senior Day to win 54-50

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland women's basketball wins on senior day 54-50 against the University of Tennessee Southern.


Phoenix WBB soars past Running Eagles 69-44

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland WBB (11-15, 6-13 MSC) put forth a dominant all-around performance against Life (6-21, 2-17 MSC) winning 69-44 at home. The 25 point win is their greatest margin of victory in conference play this season.


Johnson's milestone night helps push Phoenix past Blue Raiders 60-58

COLUMBIA, Ky.-- Cumberland Women's Basketball (11-15, 6-13 MSC) earned a big road win 60-58 over RV Lindsey Wilson (13-13, 8-10 MSC) on Monday night. The victory is the Cumberland's second win this year over a team that is receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25 and their first win against Lindsey Wilson since the 2014-15 season.


Johnson drops 28 points, UPike outscores CU in the fourth to win 71-59

PIKEVILLE, Ky.-- Cumberland Women's Basketball (10-15, 5-13 MSC) battled it out on the road against Pikeville (16-10, 10-9 MSC), but came up short late in the fourth quarter as they dropped the matchup 71-59.


Shorthanded Phoenix rally late against RV Cumberlands but fall 75-71

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.-- Phoenix Women's Basketball ( 10-14, 5-12 MSC) rallied late in the fourth quarter to fall 75-71 to RV Univ. of the Cumberlands (16-10, 10-8 MSC).


Cumberland falls to RV Lindsey Wilson 83-75 in back and forth contest

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Women's basketball (10-13, 5-11 MSC) played it tight at home with RV Lindsey Wilson (13-10, 8-7) before falling 83-75 to the Blue Raiders. The teams were on fire from three-point land as they combined for 26 three-pointers in the game.


No. 4 Campbellsville tops Cumberland 79-53

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.--No. 4 Campbellsville took advantage of a short-handed Cumberland team and knocked down 20 free throws en route to a 79-53 win at the Powell Athletic Center.


Phoenix rally from down 15 to win in overtime

GEORGETOWN, Ky.--Cumberland rallied from down by 15-points in the fourth quarter to send it to overtime. Cumberland got the defensive stop to escape Georgetown with a road win in overtime, 70-68.


Tennessee Southern pulls away from CU women in the fourth

PULASKI, Tenn.--Cumberland fought back for 46 points in the second half, but could not overcome a slow offensive start as Cumberland falls on the road to Tennessee Southern, 73-64.


Phoenix hold on to defeat Freed-Hardeman, 57-51

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland women's basketball held on down the stretch to defeat Freed-Hardeman 57-51 at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena Saturday afternoon.


Johnson dazzles for 23 in win against Bethel

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland women's basketball sweeps the season series with in-state rival Bethel University 62-55 at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena Thursday evening.


Fourth Quarter rally falls short at Life

MARIETTA, Ga.-- Trailing by 10 with 1:58 left, Cumberland came storming back to cut it to a one possession game with 1:07 left, but Life University held on to get a hard-fought 64-60 win over the Phoenix.


No. 1 Thomas More too much for CU

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.--No. 1 Thomas More proved to be too much for the Phoenix in a 75-54 loss at the Connonr Convocation Center Saurday afternoon.


Women's basketball vs Shawnee State gets postponed

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Thursday afternoon's scheduled game between Cumberland and Shawnee State women's basketball has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, Cumberland officials announced Wednesday morning.


Johnson named Mid-South Conference Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Tyra Johnson earned Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, announced by the league office.


Cumberlands holds on to defeat the Phoenix in the Rosa Stokes Classic

LEBANON, Tenn.--The University of the Patriots held on to defeat Cumberland 73-67 at the Rosa Stokes Classic on Saturday afternoon at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Cumberland Basketball alters game times for Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland Men's and Women's Basketball have announced that their games at home against University of the Cumberlands will be moved up to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m instead of the original start times of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Johnson, Freeman lead Phoenix past Bears 75-72

LEBANON, Tenn.-- The duo of Tyra Johnson and Lindsey Freeman led the Cumberland Phoenix ( 7-8, 2-5 MSC) past the Pikeville Bears (9-7, 3-6 MSC) 75-72 in an exciting Mid-South matchup. Johnson dropped 30 points in the game, her second 30 point game of the season, while Freeman scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.


Women's Basketball announces Makeup Dates

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland Athletics announces the make-up dates for the games that women's basketball will miss this week due to COVID protocols.


Women's Basketball postpones next three games

LEBANON, Tenn.--Monday afternoon's scheduled game between Cumberland and Lindsey Wilson women's basketball teams along with the following two games have been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, Cumberland officials announced Friday afternoon.


Phoenix overcome slow start to win, 58-45

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland came to life late in the third quarter and into the fourth with a 23-0 run to flip the script and overcome a tough first half to win 58-45 Wednesday evening at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Phoenix fall to Montevallo 92-64

MONTEVALLO, Ala.--Cumberland women's basketball falls to Montevallo 92-64 on the road in the final game before the Holiday break fo the Phoenix.


No. 1 Campbellsville pulls away in the fourth

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland gave No. 1 Campbellsville all they could handle for three quarters before the Tigers pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat CU 73-60 at the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.


Phoenix women's basketball cruises past Pensacola Christian, 83-53

PENSACOLA, Fla.--Cumberland women's basketball came out of the gates on fire holding the Eagles to four first quarter points and cruised to a 30-point win on the road to snap a three-game losing skid.


Phoenix fall to Bears 70-65 at home

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland Women's Basketball (4-6, 1-4 MSC) falls to Shawnee State (3-5, 2-2 MSC) by a score of 70-65. Tyra Johnson led the Phoenix in scoring with with 21 points on the day.


WBB falls 75-70 in tough matchup against #3 Thomas More

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland women's basketball battle all night but fall just short against #3 Thomas More University despite a 22 point performance from Tyra Johnson.


Cumberland drops home opener to Georgetown 64-53

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland (4-4, 1-2 MSC) falls in their home opener against Georgetown College 64-53.


Phoenix Rally in Fourth for Comeback win at Bethel

MCKENZIE, Tenn.--Phoenix trailed by eight entering the fourth quarter, but rallied back to get the comeback victory in Crisp Arena over Bethel 82-79. Jana Claire Swafford hit a wide-open layup on an inbound play with nine seconds to get the lead and Tyra Johnson knocked down two free throws to seal with a second remaining.


Johnson scores 30 points in loss at Freed-Hardeman

HENDERSON, Tenn.--Tyra Johnson posts 30 points in a tough conference loss on the road against Freed-Hardeman at the FHU Sports Center on Thursday evening.


Phoenix soar past Eagles 87-79

HENDERSON, Tenn.-- Cumberland women's basketball (3-2) earned an 87-79 victory over the Williams Baptist Eagles (1-5) in their second and final game at the Freed-Hardeman Classic.


Cumberland drops overtime nail biter 83-80 against Faulkner

HENDERSON, Tenn.-- Cumberland women's basketball (2-2) drops an overtime nailbiter 83-80 to Faulkner University (4-1) in their first game at the Freed Hardeman Classic.


Cumberland WBB defeats Oakland City 71-69 in back and forth matchup

OAKLAND CITY, Ind.-- Cumberland Women's Basketball (2-1) pulls out a 71-69 road victory in a back and forth battle against Oakland City (0-2). Jana Claire Safford led the team in scoring with a career-high 18 points, going 5-11 from the field.


Cumberland earns dominant 78-55 victory on the road over Fisk

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Cumberland Women's Basketball (1-1, 0-0 MSC) topped Fisk University 78-55 on the road in their second game at the Fisk Jubilee Classic.


Phoenix lose Season Opener to Rust in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Cumberland women's basketball fell in overtime of the season opener to RV Rust College, 70-59.. Rust outscored Cumberland in the overtime period 14-3.


Women's Basketball Season Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.- The Cumberland women’s basketball team is entering the 2021-22 season with a new sense of pride and energy.


Women's Basketball announces 2021-22 Schedule

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University women's basketball coach Scott Blum announces the 2021-22 women's basketball schedule featuring 12 home contests and 10 games against teams that made the NAIA National Tournament last season.


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.


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.