LEBANON -- The Cumberland University womens basketball team opens the season at home against Fisk University on October 31 in the first of 11 home contests during the 2011-12 season, as announced by head coach Jeremy Lewis this week.
The Bulldogs take on five teams who participated in the 2011 NAIA National Tournament, including TranSouth Conference foes Union University, Bethel University and Freed-Hardeman, as well as Mid-South Conference teams Lindsey Wilson and Campbellsville University.
Cumberland will also host the eighth annual Rosa Stokes Classic on December 29-30, taking on the University of the Cumberlands on the 30th at 2 p.m.
CU will play nine consecutive road games after the October 31 opener against Fisk, but seven of the nine outings are within two-and-a-half hours of campus, including exhibition contests at Austin Peay and Tennessee State, road games at Lindsey Wilson, Campbellsville, Oakwood University and St. Catharine College, and a meeting with Talladega College in a tournament at Trevecca Nazarene. The Bulldogs also take on Georgetown College and the University of Rio Grande in a tournament at Georgetown.
Cumberland begins TranSouth Conference action on January 5 at Lyon College and play nine home games after the New Year, including contests against the seven TranSouth Conference teams (Union, Bethel, Freed-Hardeman, Mid-Continent, Lyon, Blue Mountain and Martin Methodist) as well as Trevecca Nazarene and Oakwood. The Bulldogs conclude the regular season February 25 at home against Mid-Continent on Senior Day.
The entire 2011 Cumberland womens basketball schedule may be found at http://www.gocumberlandathletics.com/wbasketball/schedule/.