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CU hosts Hiwassee tonight

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Coach Lonnie Thompsons Cumberland basketball team will host Hiwassee College tonight, (Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs have been idle since Tuesdaym Nov. 22 when they dropped an 88-48 exhibition loss to Middle Tennessee at Murphy Center.

Cumberland University athletics and the Wilson County Habitat for Humanity will partner for a community service event during CUs basketball doubleheader on Saturday, February 11 against Trevecca Nazarene at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Tory Tredway will honor volunteers and those associated with the organization during halftime of both the mens and womens games.

Board members with Habitat for Humanity will also be on hand to pass out materials about the organization and its efforts in Wilson County.

Cumberland will take part in the TranSouth Conference canned Food Drive on Thursday, Feb. 16 against Bethel University.

The event is a part of the conferences commitment to the NAIAs Champions of Character initiative.

Fans who bring two or more canned or nonperishable food items to the game will be admitted for $2 for the mens and womens doubleheader against Bethel.

All food items will be donated to Josephs Storehouse in Lebanon.

The Cumberland womens basketball team will also take part in the newly branded Play 4Kay national initiative, formerly Think Pink and Pink Zone, sponsored by the Womens Basketball Coaches Association on Feb. 16.

The mission of the initiative, which was brought to life in 2007, will remain int-act: a nation of coaches rais ing breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund will continue to be the official charity of the initiative.

The justification behind the rebranding is to keep the story and legacy of Kay Yow at the forefront of everything associated with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Both teams will wear pink items such as headbands, wristbands, strings, etc., and the Bulldogs will don a pink warm-up shirt for the contest against the Wildcats.

The Cumberland womens team plays again Saturday, December 3 at Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL before hosting the eighth annual Rosa Stokes Classic on Dec. 29-30 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

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