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Tyler McChurch Memorial Golf Tourney
Tyler McChurch Memorial Golf Tourney

37 teams compete Monday, June 19 -
LEBANON -- The heat and humidity did little to impact the scoring at Monday's third annual Tyler McChurch Memorial Golf Tournament.

Thirty-seven teams battled it out on the spacious Five Oaks Golf & Country Club layout pleasing tournament director Dan McChurch to no end.

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GOLF -- Tyler McChurch Memorial Tournament
GOLF -- Tyler McChurch Memorial Tournament
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CU receives Legacy of Caring grant
CU receives Legacy of Caring grant

Cumberland University recently received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation with the help of Lebanon-based THW Insurance Services LLC.

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Locals graduate Cumberland University
Locals graduate Cumberland University

Numerous graduates from Wilson County recently earned associates, undergraduate or graduate degrees from Cumberland University.

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Cowdens to host CU patrons' party
Cowdens to host CU patrons' party

The 2017 Phoenix Ball Patrons' Party is set for Friday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon home of Jackie and Chuck Cowden, Cumberland University recently announced.

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Symphony on the Lawn to return to CU
Symphony on the Lawn to return to CU

The Nashville Symphony will once again perform on Cumberland University's Memorial Lawn on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. for the local favorite Symphony on the Lawn performance.

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Marks trust gives $1 million to local institutions
Marks trust gives $1 million to local institutions

A trust established by late Wilson County businessman William C. "Bill" Marks has gifted a total of $1 million to four local institutions.

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HOOPS -- CU signs Kyra Tucker
HOOPS -- CU signs Kyra Tucker

Former Vincennes standout --
Cumberland University women's basketball coach Jeremy Lewis announced this week the signing of Vincennes University transfer Kyra Tucker to scholarship papers for the 2017-18 academic year.

Tucker averaged 13.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game at Vincennes in 2015-16, helping the Trailblazers to a 29-6 overall record and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament.

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Flower show to mark Cumberland's 175th anniversary
Flower show to mark Cumberland's 175th anniversary

The Lebanon Year Round Garden Club's Standard Flower Show is set for Thursday, May 18, from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Winstead Paine Bone House, located at 516 West Spring Street. The theme for this year's show is "Cumberland University's 175th Anniversary: A Time to Celebrate."

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CU education program receives $100K grant
CU education program receives $100K grant

Cumberland University is one of four institutions statewide to receive a Diversity in Teaching Grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), officials recently announced.

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Whitakers to receive CU's Sullivan Award
Whitakers to receive CU's Sullivan Award

Gary and Tammye Whitaker are the 2017 recipients of Cumberland University's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. The Lebanon couple will receive the award at commencement on Saturday, May 6.

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CU BASEBALL -- Krajnak earns top honor
CU BASEBALL -- Krajnak earns top honor

MSC Player of the Year
Cumberland's Austin Krajnak was voted Mid-South Conference Player of the Year while Rayden Sierra earned First Team All-Mid-South honors and Kevin Connolly and Hector Morales garnered Second Team accolades, as announced Thursday by the league office in advance of the conference tournament that begins Friday.

Krajnak leads the Mid-South in seven categories, including batting average (.398), hits (68), runs scored (52), RBIs (61), home runs (20), total bases (144) and slugging percentage (.842). The Little Elm, Texas, native ranks second nationally in home runs, sixth in total bases, seven in slugging percentage and 13th in RBIs.

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CU BASEBALL, SOFTBALL
CU BASEBALL, SOFTBALL

Weather alters schedule -
Weather concerns have altered Cumberland's baseball series versus Shawnee State, moving it up a day to Thursday and Friday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

Today's doubleheader is scheduled for a 1 p.m. first pitch.
Friday's single game is tentatively scheduled for 12 Noon, with every effort made to play sometime Friday.

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CU to host Reagan lecture
CU to host Reagan lecture

Cumberland University will host Dr. James Broussard on Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. as he discusses his book, "Ronald Reagan: Champion of Conservative America."

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Gerber to bring 'space music' to CU
Gerber to bring 'space music' to CU

Live space music pioneer and Nashville music scene trailblazer Tony Gerber will perform at Cumberland University on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m., with a pre-concert discussion at 5:45 p.m. about art, technology and performance in the virtual world.

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FCS SOFTBALL -- Dabbs inks with CU
FCS SOFTBALL -- Dabbs inks with CU

Power-hitting infielder -
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian School senior softball standout Brice Dabbs signed scholarship papers Thursday, March 30 to continue her education and athletic career at Lebanon's Cumberland University.

A middle of the order slugger for the Lady Commanders, Dabbs is the daughter of Scott and Ginny Dabbs.

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CU HOOPS -- Bowers nets NAIA honor
CU HOOPS -- Bowers nets NAIA honor

Third team All-America --
The 2017 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-America Team was released Thursday afternoon and Cumberland's Nicole Bowers landed a spot on the third team. A graduate of Nashville's Hillsboro High, she was also named First Team All Mid-South Conference.

Bowers averaged 14.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, ranking fourth in the Mid-South in points and leading the league in rebounding.

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CU, Wilson County awarded archive grants
CU, Wilson County awarded archive grants

Secretary of State Tre Hargett recently announced grants intended to fund local archive development have been awarded to Cumberland University's Vise Library and the Wilson County Archives.

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Dr. H. Bert Coble: 1923 - 2017
Dr. H. Bert Coble: 1923 - 2017

Dr. H. Bert Coble, age 93 of Lebanon, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 9, 2017 at his home.

A native of Jackson, Tennessee, he was born August 31, 1923 to the late Herman and Lillie Martin Coble.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Gregory Paul Coble; sister, Eloise Copeland; and step-brother Robert "Bob" Parrish.

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Coble Singers make gift to Cumberland University
Coble Singers make gift to Cumberland University

Lebanon's own Bert Coble Singers recently continued their 29-year history of generosity with a $7,500 donation to Cumberland University.

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LOCAL BASEBALL -- WHS senior signs
LOCAL BASEBALL -- WHS senior signs

Cid Cozart inks with CU
Watertown High senior Cidney Cozart signed scholarship papers recently to continue his education and baseball career at Lebanon's Cumberland University.

He's joined by his parents Adam and Keri Cozart along with brother Nolan Cozart and grandmother Debbie Thomas.

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WRESTLING -- Wilkins inks with Cumberland
WRESTLING -- Wilkins inks with Cumberland

CU lands Mt. Juliet state champ
Zack Wilkins, Mt. Juliet High's 2017 state wrestling champion at 138 pounds, signed scholarship papers Monday, Feb. 27 with Lebanon's Cumberland University.

The son of Jeff and Sarah Wilkins, Zack wrapped up his senior season with the Golden Bears with a record of 34-1. His career record at Mt. Juliet was 203-14.

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CU to present 'Crimes of the Heart'
CU to present 'Crimes of the Heart'

Cumberland University's spring theater production will be the tragicomedy "Crimes of the Heart" by Beth Henley, which will run March 2 through 5 at the June & Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center.

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CU to hold leadership institute for high school juniors
CU to hold leadership institute for high school juniors

Cumberland University is set to host a four-day, three-night leadership institute on campus for high school juniors in Tennessee on June 19 through 22 and June 26 through 29, the university announced this week.

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BOWLING -- Bradshaw signs with Cumberland
BOWLING -- Bradshaw signs with Cumberland

Co-op member of LHS team
WATERTOWN -- Senior bowler Jarred Bradshaw signed scholarship papers Wednesday morning, Feb. 7 to continue his education and athletic career at Lebanon's Cumberland University.

A member of Watertown High's Class of 2017, Bradshaw has bowled with Lebanon High since he was a freshman under a TSSAA-approved co-op program between the two schools.

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Phoenix Ball presenting sponsors announced
Phoenix Ball presenting sponsors announced

Officials at Cumberland University announced this week that CedarStone Bank and Wilson County Motors are the presenting sponsors for the 34th annual Phoenix Ball. The annual black-tie event will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the university.

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Locals named to CU dean's list
Locals named to CU dean's list

Cumberland University congratulates the following students for their outstanding accomplishment and inclusion on the fall 2016 dean's list. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on all classes attempted and is compiled at the conclusion of each academic semester.

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Post welcomes intern
Post welcomes intern

Nick Piechowiak is an English major in his junior year at Cumberland University. He will be working with The Post during the 2017 spring semester.

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WRESTLING -- CU's Rosario honored by NAIA
WRESTLING -- CU's Rosario honored by NAIA

National wrestler of the week
Cumberland University senior Sammy Rosario earned NAIA Wrestler of the Week accolades on Tuesday after posting three dual match victories and improving his overall mark to 21-4 this academic year, as announced by the national office.

The Cartersville, Ga., native pinned Lindsey Wilson's Kadin Scoggins at 2:25 to start the week and followed that with a 14-3 Major Decision over Southeastern University's Jaaziel Santana.

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Cumberland University to host Uncle Sam lecture
Cumberland University to host Uncle Sam lecture

Cumberland University will host Dr. Donald Hickey on Monday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m., as the author discusses "Uncle Sam: The Origins and Evolution of an American Icon."

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Post names 2016 all-county offensive team
Post names 2016 all-county offensive team

Special awards presented to eight
The Academic Athlete Award was presented to Mt. Juliet High defensive end Aaron Weist. A converted linebacker, Weist carries a GPA of GPA and scored a 32 on the ACT.

Mt. Juliet High quarterback Mason Earls is the Offensive Player of the Year.

Watertown linebacker Josh Deel is the Defensive Player of the Year.

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ARCHERY -- CU adds new sport
ARCHERY -- CU adds new sport

MJ's Mike Hudson to coach team
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the addition of archery to the list of sports offered by the institution for the 2017-18 academic year and the hiring of Mt. Juliet resident Mike Hudson as the coach for the co-ed team.

Hudson is a Level 4 certified archery instructor trained by US Olympic coach Kisik Lee as well as USA Archery Development coaches Ginger Hopwood and Tim Strickland.

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CU FOOTBALL -- Jernigan named All-American
CU FOOTBALL -- Jernigan named All-American

Leading tackler for 4 seasons
Cumberland University senior linebacker Nathan Jernigan was named a Second Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Tuesday, as announced by the AFCA and the NAIA.
The Eagleville High School graduate was voted Mid-South Conference West Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season last month.
"Nathan has been one of our team leaders since he came on campus five years ago," said CU head coach Donnie Suber.

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CU BASEBALL -- 2017 schedule announced
CU BASEBALL -- 2017 schedule announced

29 home games on tap
Cumberland University's Woody Hunt announced the 2017 baseball schedule earlier this month, which includes 29 home games and 25 contests against teams who played in last year's NAIA Championship Opening Round.

The Phoenix open the season with seven straight games and 10 of the first 11 outings on the road, taking on William Carey and Missouri Baptist in Hattiesburg, Miss., three games at Middle Georgia State, three contests at Lyon College and one outing at Bethel University.

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Home sweet, historic home
Home sweet, historic home

The 9th Annual Historic Places Tour is set for Saturday, Dec. 3.

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CU SOCCER -- Staff changes announced
CU SOCCER -- Staff changes announced

Grant will coach men's team
LEBANON -- Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced changes in the Phoenix soccer programs Thursday, with Adam Grant taking over the head coaching duties of the men's program and Brian Davies taking over the head coach responsibility for the women's team effective immediately.

Grant takes the place of Rory O'Connor, who spent the last four years with the men's team and one season as head coach.

O'Connor is returning to his native Ireland with his wife, who has found difficulties securing a US Visa after the couple were married last summer.

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CU Board of Trust holds fall meeting
CU Board of Trust holds fall meeting

The Cumberland University Board of Trust recently held its fall meeting, where the board welcomed new members Judge William C. Koch, W. Larry Cash and Lewis W. Rankin.

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CU promotes longtime trustees to Emeritus status
CU promotes longtime trustees to Emeritus status

Long-serving Cumberland University trustees Martha M. Bradshaw and Jim K. Lancaster are moving to emeritus status on the university's board of trust.

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Remember to give thanks
Remember to give thanks

On Thursday, an overwhelming number of families all across Wilson County will celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Historic Places Tour to celebrate Cumberland University
Historic Places Tour to celebrate Cumberland University

Historic Lebanon recently announced the ninth annual Historic Places Tour, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 until 8:30 p.m., will celebrate Cumberland University's 175th year and its importance to Lebanon and the development of the city's neighborhoods.

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Thanksgiving of many colors
Thanksgiving of many colors

Cumberland University nursing student Sara Page hangs a ribbon on the line as part of Gratitude on the Green. Passing students stop and write what they are thankful for on colorful ribbons that are hung on the front lawn of Memorial Hall. The display of appreciation originated from the art department and instructor Peg Fredi, according to art student David Huffman. With a thousand ribbons already up, students plan on keeping it going until Thanksgiving. Huffman added the project was to "spread the love."

DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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Academics -- 12 CU football players honored
Academics -- 12 CU football players honored
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CU hosts panel on child abuse
CU hosts panel on child abuse

In 2012, statistics showed 3.4 million referrals made to child protective services nationwide of children being abused or neglected.

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PHOENIX FOOTBALL -- CU falls at Faulkner
PHOENIX FOOTBALL -- CU falls at Faulkner

Eagles take early 17-0 lead
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Down 17-0 in the early going, a valiant Cumberland comeback fell short in a 31-28 loss to Faulkner Saturday at John Mark Stallings Field. The Phoenix had their chances, but missed a field goal in the third quarter and fumbled at the Faulkner 30 late in the contest

Shedrick Kirk returned a fumble 90 yards for a touchdown to help the Phoenix (5-5, 2-3 Mid-South) get back into the contest and Kris Parker caught a 13-yard TD pass and also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score, but the offense was unable to get the tying or go-ahead score on two possessions in the final seven minutes.

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CU HOOPS - Opening night thriller
CU HOOPS - Opening night thriller
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On the (snake) hunt
On the (snake) hunt

Something is killing off the timber rattlesnakes.

It also is decimating populations of northern water snakes, eastern racers, rat snakes, mud snakes, pigmy rattlesnakes, massasauga rattlesnakes, copperheads, milk snakes, cottonmouths, ribbon snakes, corn snakes, indigo snakes, kingsnakes and ringneck snakes.

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CU FOOTBALl -- Phoenix plays at Bethel
CU FOOTBALl -- Phoenix plays at Bethel
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New trustees named to Cumberland University board
New trustees named to Cumberland University board

A trio of mid-state men with diverse professional backgrounds was recently named members of the Cumberland University Board of Trust: Larry Cash, William C. Koch Jr. and Lewis W. Rankin.

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Cumberland unveils Dr. Eaton's portrait
Cumberland unveils Dr. Eaton's portrait

Dr. Harvill Eaton, the 25th President of Cumberland University, was honored on Wednesday.

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CU's Campagne earns statewide honor
CU's Campagne earns statewide honor

TSWA Defensive Player of the Week
Cumberland defensive back Alex Campagne was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, posting nine tackles, forcing a fumble, returning another fumble 12 yards and recording two pass breakups in CU's victory over Campbellsville University.

The Crestview, Fla., native blocked the PAT on the Tigers first TD of the game and picked up a fumble, returning it 12 yards in the second quarter.

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2016 CU Homecoming King and Queen
2016 CU Homecoming King and Queen

Nytrellis Ross of Albany, Ga. and Kaitlin Eakes of Lebanon were introduced as 2016 Cumberland University Homecoming King and Queen. Ceremonies were held during halftime of Cumberland's 46-40 victory over Campbellsville on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Nokes-Lasater Field.

STEVE WAMPLER/The Wilson Post

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CU readies for Fall Fun Fest Thursday
CU readies for Fall Fun Fest Thursday

The community is invited to Fall Fun Fest at Cumberland University in Lebanon this Thursday, Oct. 27.

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CU rallies for 46-40 homecoming win
CU rallies for 46-40 homecoming win

Offense generates over 600 yards
LEBANON -- Down 17 points in the early going, Kendall Johnson's three-yard TD run capped a 13-play, 91-yard drive and the Cumberland defense held one final time, preserving a 46-40 victory over Campbellsville University Saturday, Oct. 22 at Nokes-Lasater Field on Senior Day and Homecoming.

Johnson rushed 18 times for 104 yards and Austin Chaplin added 107 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns, including scoring runs 36 and 17. Quarterback Justin Snyder added a career-best 301 yards passing and two TDs on 20-of-32 with scoring throws of 63 and 57 yards to Michael Green.

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CU announces Homecoming festivities
CU announces Homecoming festivities

Cumberland University's homecoming celebrations will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22 when the Phoenix will take to the gridiron against Campbellsville University.

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New trustees named to Cumberland University board
New trustees named to Cumberland University board

The Cumberland University board of trust has three new members: W. Larry Cash, William C. Koch, Jr. and Lewis W. Rankin.

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New trustees named to Cumberland University board
New trustees named to Cumberland University board

The Cumberland University board of trust has three new members: W. Larry Cash, William C. Koch, Jr. and Lewis W. Rankin.

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New trustees named to Cumberland University board
New trustees named to Cumberland University board

The Cumberland University board of trust has three new members: W. Larry Cash, William C. Koch, Jr. and Lewis W. Rankin.

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CU -- Phoenix runs past Ky. Christian
CU -- Phoenix runs past Ky. Christian
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SOCCER -- CU pair takes MSC honors
SOCCER -- CU pair takes MSC honors

Daniel Williams & Bennet Strutz
LEBANON -- Cumberland sophomores Daniel Williams and Bennet Strutz were voted the Mid-South Conference Men's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, on Monday for their efforts in a 3-1 road victory by the Phoenix against No. 21 Lindenwood-Belleville, as announced by the league office.

Strutz made five saves and improved to 8-3-1 in net this season in the 3-1 win.

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CU plays at Ky. Christian
CU plays at Ky. Christian

Saturday in Garyson, Ky.
Cumberland's football team can reach the .500 mark Saturday as the Phoenix travel to Grayson, Ky. to take on winless Kentucky Christian University.
Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. with live radio coverage starting at 12 Noon on WANT FM-98.9 and on the Internet at wantfm.com.
The Knights stand 0-5 on the season and have scheduled Cumberland for homecoming.

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Remember When- Oct. 7, 2016
Remember When- Oct. 7, 2016

Back on Oct. 7, 1916 this spirited group of Cumberland University students took the train to Atlanta to fulfill a contractual obligation with the Georgia Tech football program. The result was the worst loss in the recorded history of college football 222-0. The sport was dropped at Cumberland in 1906, resumed in 1912, dropped in 1915, and resumed briefly in 1916 when the memorable 222-0 game with Georgia Tech was one of a handful of games played.

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CU to host talk on former attorney general Grundy
CU to host talk on former attorney general Grundy

On Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., Cumberland University will host J. Roderick Heller III as he discusses the life of Felix Grundy, a Tennessean and friend of Andrew Jackson whose distinguished career included service as U.S. attorney general under President Martin Van Buren as well as terms in the U.S. Senate and House.

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Bert Coble Singers expand ticket availability
Bert Coble Singers expand ticket availability

For the first time ever, online reservations will be available for the popular annual Bert Coble Singers Christmas Dinner Show, a charity dinner show that has historically sold out quickly each year.

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Hitting all the right 'Notes'
Hitting all the right 'Notes'

Supporters came out by the hundreds to support Cumberland University's Nursing Program on Saturday night.

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Lebanon Wilson County Chamber to host candidate forum
Lebanon Wilson County Chamber to host candidate forum

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee will sponsor a candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Winfree Bryant Middle School.

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Notes for Nurses returns Saturday
Notes for Nurses returns Saturday

The popular Notes for Nurses fund-raiser for Cumberland University's Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions is set for Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Lebanon Municipal Airport.

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Colloquium to spotlight research at CU
Colloquium to spotlight research at CU

Cumberland University will host a campus-wide research colloquium on Friday, allowing faculty and students to present on topics offering attendees perspectives on various types of research being performed at the university.

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Cumberland University sees record enrollment, 'historical growth'
Cumberland University sees record enrollment, 'historical growth'

Cumberland University officials released record-breaking enrollment numbers this week for the fall 2016 semester. The student population now stands at 1,963.

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SOCCER -- CU wins in overtime
SOCCER -- CU wins in overtime

Murombo leads Labor Day victory
LEBANON -- Valentine Murombo picked up a deflection in the box and buried it 41 seconds into overtime, giving 19th-ranked Cumberland a 3-2 victory over Keiser University in men's soccer Monday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

Cumberland led 1-0 and 2-1, but Reece Weldon tied the match twice for the Seahawks, converting a penalty kick in the 53rd minute and drilling a free kick from 35 yards in the 76th minute.

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MSC Soccer Player of the Week
MSC Soccer Player of the Week
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SOCCER - CU 6, Milligan 3
SOCCER - CU 6, Milligan 3

Williams scores 3 for Phoenix
LEBANON -- Daniel Williams netted a hat trick and Elliot Goodwin, Brian McNamara and Marty Owens each posted a goal and an assist, as 19th-ranked Cumberland overcame a shaky start en route to a 6-3 victory over Milligan College in men's soccer action here Monday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The Phoenix (1-1-0) fell behind 2-0 in the first eight minutes and trailed 3-1 after an own goal in the 29th minute, but Williams and Elliot both found the back of the net before intermission and McNamara's penalty kick, after Elliot drew the foul in the box, in the 51st minute put the home team ahead for good.

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CU TENNIS -- McCormick resigns as coach
CU TENNIS -- McCormick resigns as coach

After seven years leading program
Cumberland tennis coach and Game Operations Manager Bill McCormick has resigned from his position, effective immediately, Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Wednesday morning.

Andres Burgos and Angelica Sepulveda will share coaching duties until a replacement can be found.

McCormick just finished his seventh season as the tennis coach at Cumberland for both the men's and women's programs.

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Free sports clinics offered
Free sports clinics offered

CU & WC Sports Council
Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for the second annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus.

Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day. Girls and boys will be able to choose from baseball, softball, football, wrestling, tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and golf.

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McChurch Foundation -- scholarships awarded
McChurch Foundation -- scholarships awarded

Proceeds from annual golf tournament
The second annual Tyler McChurch Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament was held Monday, May 16 at Lebanon's Five Oaks Golf & Country Club and raised over $46,000.

Named in honor of the former Cumberland University and friendship Christian football standout who died in February of 2013 in an auto accident, the foundation supports youth football in Wilson County and awarded four $5,000 scholarships to Cumberland University for Wilson County students.

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Rattler meets its maker
Rattler meets its maker
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Phoenix Ball, wardrobes delight
Phoenix Ball, wardrobes delight

Wow - is quite possibly the only expression to accurately describe the 33rd annual Phoenix Ball at Cumberland University.

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Ryan Botts earns CoSIDA honor
Ryan Botts earns CoSIDA honor

Cumberland, LHS golf standout
Cumberland senior Ryan Botts was voted to the Second Team on the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Men's At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Monday by the national office.

Botts was voted a Third Team NAIA All-American last week, ending his senior season with a team-leading 71.85 scoring average, winning three tournaments and finishing in the Top 6 in seven of the club's 10 events.

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Ed and Susie James to receive CU's Sullivan Award
Ed and Susie James to receive CU's Sullivan Award

Ed and Susie James have been named the 2016 recipients of Cumberland University's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. The Lebanon couple will receive the award at CU's commencement on Saturday.

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TENNIS -- CU's Sepulveda is MSC's best
TENNIS -- CU's Sepulveda is MSC's best

Conference Player of the Year
Cumberland senior Angelica Sepulveda was named Mid-South Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Year and Tarsha de Souza and Jasmine Shankar were both voted Second Team All-Mid-South Conference in a vote of league coaches announced Friday before the start of the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.

Sepulveda has posted a 13-5 dual match singles record this spring and a 17-3 mark in doubles in duals with de Souza, reaching No. 9 in the latest Oracle/ITA NAIA Rankings, the highest ranking of her career.

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Dickison voted first team All-MSC
Dickison voted first team All-MSC

Tournament bumped up to Thursday
Cumberland senior outfielder Ryan Dickison was voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Stephen Fischer, Nick McGrew and Mike Melendez all garnered Second Team honors, as announced by the league office Wednesday in advance of the conference tournament that begins Thursday and Friday with best 2-of-3 series.

Dickison leads the Phoenix in almost every offensive statistical category, batting .339 in 53 contests with 12 doubles, four triples, six home runs, 48 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

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TENNIS -- CU women fall in MSC finals
TENNIS -- CU women fall in MSC finals
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1,500 wins and counting
1,500 wins and counting

Phoenix 12, Campbellsville 1
LEBANON -- Gabe Lares posted three hits and five RBIs, helping Cumberland to a 12-2 victory over 16th-ranked Campbellsville giving head coach Woody Hunt his 1,500th career win Friday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

Hunt has served as head coach at Cumberland for 35 seasons. The Danville, Ky., native has recorded 1,439 victories against four-year schools and 61 more in two years as a junior college coach at CU.

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Botts earns MSC character honor
Botts earns MSC character honor

Cumberland University's Ryan Botts was named the Mid-South Conference Men's Golf Champions of Character Award winner earlier this week during the conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.

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CU, Empower Me to team up for charity baseball fund-raiser
CU, Empower Me to team up for charity baseball fund-raiser

Empower Me and the Cumberland University baseball team are partnering for a fund-raiser baseball game called "No Place Like HOME Charity Tournament."

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CU BASEBALL - hosts Bethel today
CU BASEBALL - hosts Bethel today

Phoenix splits with Talladega Tuesday
Cumberland's baseball's home game with Bethel University is set for a 3 p.m. Wednesday first pitch at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

CU hits the road this weekend for a three-game Mid-South Conference series versus Georgetown College.

Cumberland stands 8-7 in league play, tied for fourth with St. Catharine College, with Georgetown just one game behind with six conference games remaining.

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BASEBALL -- MSC honors Dickison
BASEBALL -- MSC honors Dickison

Outfielder goes 8-for-15
Cumberland senior Ryan Dickison was voted Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday after batting .533 with six extra-base hits and six RBIs in four CU victories.

The Garden Grove, Calif., native was 8-for-15 with five doubles and one triple, helping Cumberland defeat ninth-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan and sweep the University of the Cumberlands.

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Leading by example
Leading by example

Past and upcoming graduates of Leadership Wilson gathered for a luncheon at Cumberland University's Baird Chapel on Wednesday.

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Nobody happy about Phoenix name change
Nobody happy about Phoenix name change

We have been fans of Cumberland athletics for over 50 years. We fondly recall attending Bulldog baseball games as kids in the 1960s - many years before there even existed a grass infield. Our local Little League and Babe Ruth teams were allowed to practice there as well. Thanks to Coach Woody Hunt and his many years of dedication, Cumberland now has one of the best baseball venues in the NAIA.

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CU BASEBALL -- Phoenix gains home game
CU BASEBALL -- Phoenix gains home game

Brescia plays in Lebanon Tuesday
Due to weekend and continuing rain in northern Kentucky, Cumberland's Tuesday baseball game against Brescia University has been changed to a home game at 2 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

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Custom Packaging to be presenting sponsor of Phoenix Ball
Custom Packaging to be presenting sponsor of Phoenix Ball

Custom Packaging will be the presenting sponsor of Cumberland University's annual black-tie fundraiser, the Phoenix Ball.

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BASEBALL -- Weekend series on tap
BASEBALL -- Weekend series on tap

Phoenix to play in Florida Sunday
Cumberland's weekend baseball series with Culver-Stockton has been altered to allow the Phoenix to get on the road early for a spring break road trip to Florida.

The teams are now scheduled to play a Noon doubleheader today (Friday) followed by a Noon single game on Saturday.

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HOOPS -- MSC honors Nicole Bowers
HOOPS -- MSC honors Nicole Bowers

Junior transfer from EKU
COLUMBIA, KY -- Cumberland University's Nicole Bowers has been named the Mid-South Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday.

Bowers, a junior forward who prepped a Nashville's Hillsboro High School, led the Phoenix to a 2-0 week to close out their regular season with wins over No. 21 Pikeville (Ky.) and Cumberlands (Ky.).

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FOOTBALL -- CU inks Metro standouts
FOOTBALL -- CU inks Metro standouts

Lineman, athlete from Overton
Roughly a week after signing McGavock tailback Kendall Johnson, Cumberland University football has inked two more Nashville high school standouts in KimLee North and Tamim Aldarawcheh from John Overton High School.

The teammates helped led the Bobcats to a record of 7-5 and a second round berth in the Class 6A TSSAA playoffs -- where they were eliminated by eventual state champion Ravenwood.

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BOWLING -- Lebanon's Bell inks with CU
BOWLING -- Lebanon's Bell inks with CU

District 12 Most Valuable
Lebanon High senior Peyton Bell inked scholarship papers Thursday morning to continue his eduaction and bowling career at Cumberland University.

Bell, who bowled an average of 214 for the Blue Devils, was the District 12 MVP. He is the son of Kevin Bell.

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CU strands eight in 5-4 loss
CU strands eight in 5-4 loss

Phoenix hosts four weekend games
LEBANON -- Ryan Dickison belted a two-run homer, collected two hits and scored twice, but Cumberland stranded eight baserunners despite posting 11 hits and 14th-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan got the game-winning run on a throwing error in a 5-4 win over the Phoenix in baseball action Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

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McChurch memorial scholarships available at CU
McChurch memorial scholarships available at CU

The first four Tyler McChurch Memorial Scholarships, worth $5,000 each, will be awarded to high school graduates from Wilson County this spring by Cumberland University. The scholarships are for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Botts earns MSC Men's golf award
Botts earns MSC Men's golf award

Cumberland University senior
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Cumberland University's Ryan Botts is the Mid-South Conference Men's Golfer of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

A graduate of Lebanon High School, Botts posted rounds of 73 and 76 at the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational in St. Simons Island, Ga.

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'The Van Buren Boys'
'The Van Buren Boys'

What began as a blogging pastime has developed into a historic venture for Cumberland University. President Dr. Paul Stumb welcomed the press and special guests to the university on Monday to unveil the "Van Buren Papers" project.

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Coble Singers make contribution to CU
Coble Singers make contribution to CU

The renowned Bert Coble Singers recently continued their 28-year history of giving by presenting a generous donation of $3,100 to Cumberland University.

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BASEBALL -- CU to play Friday at home
BASEBALL -- CU to play Friday at home

Weekend series has been altered
Cumberland's weekend baseball schedule has been altered because of forecasted frigid temperatures on Saturday and Sunday.

The Phoenix and Madonna University will now play a doubleheader Friday, Feb. 12 at Noon and a single game Saturday, also at Noon, at Stockton Field.

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CU HOOPS -- Life 92, Phoenix 71
CU HOOPS -- Life 92, Phoenix 71

Next home game set Feb. 11
MARIETTA, Ga. - Life University used a 13-4 run to open the second half and never looked back in a 92-71 victory over Cumberland Thursday night at The Eagles' Nest.

The Phoenix (10-13, 3-7 Mid-South) and Running Eagles (12-8, 6-5) were tied at 34 with less than two minutes left in the first half, but Life netted the final six points of the period and then started the second half with the 13-4 spurt, with Williams scoring six points and Dantzler adding four during the stretch.

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CU seniors prepare for graduation
CU seniors prepare for graduation

Commencement is just around the corner for Cumberland University's Class of 2016.

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Simply Saluting: Dr. Paul Stumb
Simply Saluting: Dr. Paul Stumb

Each month CedarStone Bank "simply salutes" an influential leader in Wilson County. This month the bank is proud to recognize Dr. Paul Stumb, president of Cumberland University.

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HOOPS -- Phoenix down LWU Raiders

Next home game set Feb. 11
MARIETTA, Ga. - Life University used a 13-4 run to open the second half and never looked back in a 92-71 victory over Cumberland Thursday night at The Eagles' Nest.

The Phoenix (10-13, 3-7 Mid-South) and Running Eagles (12-8, 6-5) were tied at 34 with less than two minutes left in the first half, but Life netted the final six points of the period and then started the second half with the 13-4 spurt, with Williams scoring six points and Dantzler adding four during the stretch.

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Friends, mayor remember longtime Councilman Hayes
Friends, mayor remember longtime Councilman Hayes

Longtime Lebanon City Council Member Joe Hayes passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. He will be fondly remembered by the community he loved and served.

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FOOTBALL -- CU lands transfer QB
FOOTBALL -- CU lands transfer QB
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Wilson County students earn dean's list honors at CU
Wilson County students earn dean's list honors at CU

Cumberland University recently released the dean's list for fall semester 2015. Information for the list was provided by the CU Office of Institutional Research. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above on all classes attempted.

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Year in Review: CU names Stumb new president
Year in Review: CU names Stumb new president

In 2015, The Cumberland University Board of Trust named Dr. Paul C. Stumb IV as the 26th president in the school's 174-year history. The appointment came after an extensive nationwide search.

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CU athletics launches new nickname
CU athletics launches new nickname

As of Monday, Jan. 4 Cumberland University athletics has a new logo and nickname.

In a release from the athletic department, a singular nickname "The Cumberland Phoenix" was unveiled for all things related to the CU sports programs after years under the nickname "Bulldogs".

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Smith family supports CU
Smith family supports CU

$5,000 donation begins annual pledge
LEBANON -- The family of the late Max Smith of Lebanon showed their support of Cumberland University Athletics by making a $5,000 donation in his memory this week and pledged to continue with the same amount or more each year.

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Business acumen aids new CU president
Business acumen aids new CU president

The new president of Cumberland University, Dr. Paul Stumb, says the one thing he misses is teaching classes. But give him a little time, and he intends to be back in the classroom for a course every semester or two.

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CU HOOPS -- Monday night sweep
CU HOOPS -- Monday night sweep

Two MSC home games up next
Coming off the Thanksgiving break, Cumberland 12-ranked women's basketball team tuned up for a tough two-game of Mid-South Conference stretch with a 64-41 home win over Fisk Monday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

Nashville native Nicole Bowers scored a season-high 21 points in just 24 minutes to lead the onslaught.

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CU HOOPS -- Women down Talladega
CU HOOPS -- Women down Talladega

'Dogs fall to Freed-Hardeman
LEBANON -- Double-doubles from Bre Neal and Nicole Bowers led No. 12-ranked Cumberland in Tuesday's 61-51 victory over Talladega College at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The CU women (6-2) made just 3-of-17 shots in the opening period and then hit 54 percent (20-for-37) the rest of the game.

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Coble Singers set Christmas shows
Coble Singers set Christmas shows

The 28th Annual Christmas Dinner Show presented by the Bert Coble Singers is set for Thursday and Friday evening, Dec. 17 and 18, at historic Baird Chapel on the Cumberland University campus.

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MSC football all-conference honorees
MSC football all-conference honorees

CU's Jernigan shares defensive POY award
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Mid-South Conference officials released the 2015 West Division teams along with the individual award winners Nov. 19.

Campbellsville (Ky.) quarterback Jacob Russell is the Craig Mullins MSC West Offensive Player of the Year while Cumberland University linebacker Nathan Jernigan (Eagleville) and Reinhardt (Ga.) defensive lineman Javier Dyer are the West Division Defensive Co-Players of the Year.

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CU to hold first-ever Latino Family Day
CU to hold first-ever Latino Family Day

The first Latino Family Day at Cumberland University is set for Saturday, Nov. 21, for students and their families who are interested in learning more about what the university has to offer.

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Season calls for awareness of homeless
Season calls for awareness of homeless

Vibrant hues of red, orange and gold-colored leaves struggling to remain attached to the limbs from which they were born last spring signal the end of one and the beginning of another season.

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Kiwanis Club sponsors Veteran's event
Kiwanis Club sponsors Veteran's event

The Kiwanis Club of Lebanon celebrated a great event on Monday, October 26, as the local civic organization hosted Edgar Harrell, USMC survivor of the embattled USS Indianapolis, to speak about his experience and rescue from the Pacific Ocean while stationed on the Naval vessel during World War II.

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CU women take home opener
CU women take home opener
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CU alum Bradford to hold book signing Thursday
CU alum Bradford to hold book signing Thursday

Justin B. Bradford, a 2008 graduate of Cumberland University, has turned his love for hockey into a hobby and part-time career. We will sign copies of his new book, "Nashville Predators: The Making of Smashville," on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6 until 7 p.m. in CU's Vise Library.

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MJ's Carr earns TSWA honor
MJ's Carr earns TSWA honor

TSWA Defensive Player of the Week -
Cumberland redshirt sophomore linebacker Cody Carr earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors Wednesday after collecting a career-best 14 tackles and his first sack of the season in last week's contest versus Bethel University.

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HOCKEY -- CU grad pens book
HOCKEY -- CU grad pens book

The Making of Smashville
Hockey fans -- take note. Cumberland University graduate Justin Bradford and author of "NASHVILLE PREDATORS - The Making of Smashville" of will be the featured guest Thursday, Nov. 5 at "CU Connect".

Plans call for a book talk by the author, a question and answer session and book signing.

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TRACK -- CU hires Mardy Scales
TRACK -- CU hires Mardy Scales

All-American at MTSU --
Seven-time NCAA All-American Mardy Scales has been hired as the head coach for track and field at Cumberland University, which is set to begin competition for the 2016-17 academic year.

According to Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan, Scales will begin employment with the University on December 1.

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Bethel spoils CU homecoming
Bethel spoils CU homecoming
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CU to celebrate 'Haunted Homecoming' this weekend

With homecoming falling on Oct. 31, the Cumberland University campus is getting in the spirit with "A Haunted Homecoming" this weekend. There are numerous activities scheduled for students, alumni and the community.

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'Dogs host Bethel for homecoming
'Dogs host Bethel for homecoming
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CU FOOTBALL -- 'Dogs lose 41-21
CU FOOTBALL -- 'Dogs lose 41-21

Tiger QB throws for 4 TDs --
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Jacob Russell completed 15-of-18 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns in the third quarter as 22nd-ranked Campbellsville downed Cumberland 41-21 Saturday at Finley Stadium.

The Bulldogs (3-5, 0-2 Mid-South West) trailed only 20-14 at intermission, but the Tigers (6-2, 3-0) scored on its first three possession of the third quarter, taking advantage of two CU turnovers - one fumble and one interception.

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Bulldog kickers now 15-0
Bulldog kickers now 15-0

CU hosts Campbellsville Oct. 28
PORTSMOUTH, OH -- Junior Elliot Goodwin netted a pair of goals and eighth-ranked Cumberland overcame a sluggish start to post a 2-1 victory over Shawnee State in men's soccer action Saturday.

The Bulldogs (15-0-0, 6-0-0 Mid-South) remained perfect on the season despite allowing a goal for the first time in over 300 minutes of action.

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CU hosts debate on Jackson as face of $20
CU hosts debate on Jackson as face of $20

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m., Cumberland University will host a debate focused on the recent controversy surrounding President Andrew Jackson's place on the $20 bill.

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SOCCER -- CU moves to 14-0
SOCCER -- CU moves to 14-0

Owens has two goals in Wednesday win
WILMORE, KY -- Marty Owens sandwiched the first and last goals around a Brian McNamara score in eighth-ranked Cumberland's 3-0 victory Wednesday night over Asbury University.

The Bulldogs upped their record to 14-0-0 this season and posted their third straight shutout and sixth in the last eight matches

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CU Fall Fun Fest welcomes trick-or-treaters
CU Fall Fun Fest welcomes trick-or-treaters

Kids who can't wait until Halloween night to don their Batman, Superman or Queen Elsa costumes can get a jumpstart on trick-or-treating thanks to Cumberland University.

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Home, sweet home
Home, sweet home

CU hosts Ky. Christian Saturday --
After four consecutive weeks of road games, Cumberland's football team returns Saturday to the friendly confines of Nokes-Lasater Field to take on winless Kentucky Christian.

Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. with live radio coverage beginning at 1 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9. A live video feed is available at www.gocumberlandathletics.com.

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CU soccer breaks into Top 25
CU soccer breaks into Top 25

Bulldogs stand 11-0
LEBANON - Cumberland is ranked 13th in the 2015 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the team's highest ranking ever, as announced by the national office on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs are 11-0-0 after Tuesday's 2-1 victory at NCAA D-II Delta State and defeated then seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson this past Saturday at home, 2-1. Cumberland has allowed three total goals in its last six outings and seven in nine matches.

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Bulldogs hold off UPIKE 37-33
Bulldogs hold off UPIKE 37-33

Chaplin runs for 156, two TDs
PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Leading 28-7 early in the third period, Cumberland held off a furious comeback try by the University of Pikeville and escaped Hillard Howard Field with a 37-33 win over the Bears Saturday, Oct. 3.

The victory broke a three-game losing streak, moving coach Donnie Suber's team to 2-3 on the season after four consecutive road games.

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SOCCER -- CU upsets LWU 2-1
SOCCER -- CU upsets LWU 2-1

Bulldogs undefeated at 10-0-1
LEBANON -- Josh Armstrong scored in the first 10 minutes and he assisted on Brian McNamara's goal six minutes later, as Cumberland scored twice in the opening minutes and held off seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson in men's soccer action Saturday, Oct. 3 at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

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Supreme Court holds its own on CU campus
Supreme Court holds its own on CU campus

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VSU 56, Cumberland 22
VSU 56, Cumberland 22

No. 9 Blazers convert big plays
VALDOSTA, Ga. - Ninth-ranked Valdosta State scored 29 points in the second quarter en route to a 56-22 victory over Cumberland Saturday at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

"We wanted to get pressure on their quarterback," said CU coach Donnie Suber. "When you do, your secondary gets put in a bind. We popped him a few times, but we wound up giving up a couple of big plays.

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CU alum named EVP of AFP Foundation for Philanthropy
CU alum named EVP of AFP Foundation for Philanthropy

Cumberland University alumnus John D. Winnett was recently named the executive vice president for the Arlington, Va.-based Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy - US.

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CU Baptist Student Union rising from ashes
CU Baptist Student Union rising from ashes

For the Wilson County Baptist Association, a rebuild of the BCM building has been a long time coming.

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'Dogs fall 49-41 at UC Saturday
'Dogs fall 49-41 at UC Saturday

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. -- Quarterback Adam Craig rushed for five TDs and threw for two others leading the University of the Cumberlands to a wild 49-41 win over Cumberland Saturday at James H. Taylor II Stadium.

The two teams combined for 972 total yards of offense and an incredible 53 first downs.

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CU Bulldogs play at UC tonight
CU Bulldogs play at UC tonight
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CU athletics honored by NAIA
CU athletics honored by NAIA

Champions of Character Award --
Cumberland University was named a Silver Club member for 2014-15 in the NAIA's Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions program, as announced last week by the national office.

Every institution and conference has their progress in pursuing character education tracked and recognized annually for achievements in training, promotion and conduct in competition.

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Cumberland to add track & field
Cumberland to add track & field

In time for Spring of 2017
Cumberland University will add men's and women's outdoor track and field to its list of sport offerings beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, as announced Tuesday by Director of Athletics Ron Pavan.

Cumberland has not had track and field as a varsity sport in more than 50 years but has offered cross country for most of the last 15 years.

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Bulldogs upset No. 11 Georgetown
Bulldogs upset No. 11 Georgetown

Snyder throws for three TD's
LEBANON -- Nashville native Michael Green caught two touchdown passes and threw another while Cumberland's defense made just enough plays to hold off 11th-ranked Georgetown College in a 33-26 Bulldog victory in the season-opener Saturday, Sept. 5 at Nokes-Lasater Field.

"I have to give it to our kids," said CU head coach Donnie Suber.

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CU opens with Georgetown
CU opens with Georgetown
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SOCCER -- CU women fall 4-3
SOCCER -- CU women fall 4-3

Chu has two goals in loss
LEBANON -- Olivia Chu scored twice and nearly had a third in the final minute, but 14th-ranked Olivet Nazarene held on for 4-3 victory over No. 4 Cumberland in women's soccer action Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.

The CU women (1-1-0) scored twice in a five-minute span early in the second half, the first by Chu on an assist from Connie Awuku-Darkoh, and the second from Emily Shires, who took a long ball by Kaitlin Kisiloski, beat her defender twice and calmly slotted a shot just inside the left post, giving CU a 2-1 advantage in the 60th minute.

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CU names Stumb new president
CU names Stumb new president
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FREE CLINIC -- CU hosts all sports camp
FREE CLINIC -- CU hosts all sports camp

Sunday, Sept. 13 on campus
LEBANON -- Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.

Girls and boys will be able to choose from baseball, softball, football, tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball and golf. Individuals will receive instruction from their chosen sport for the entire two-hour time frame of the camp and a parent or guardian must remain on site throughout the duration of the camp.

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CU presidential search narrows it down to three
CU presidential search narrows it down to three

It is no secret that the search is on for a new president of Cumberland University.

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FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events
FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events

Home opener is Sept. 5 --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2015 football season this week, which includes a canned food drive, opportunities for donations to The Next Step Resource Center and Goodwill as well as a Wilson County School Day sponsored by Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A.

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GOLF -- Early bird deadline extended
GOLF -- Early bird deadline extended

Cumberland's Bulldogs & Birdies --
The early-bird deadline for the Cumberland University golf tean fundraiser "Bulldogs & Birdies" has been extended to Aug. 1 for online entry to the Friday, Aug. 14 event at Windtree Golf Club in Mt. Juliet.

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Cumberland University names new Trustees

Cumberland University has named three new members to its board of trust

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Polly Fay Tidwell, 80

Mrs. Tidwell, 80, of Lebanon died June 17, 2015, at University Medical Center.
Born in Greenbrier and the widow of the late Daniel Douglas Tidwell, she was the longtime Maintenance Supervisor at Cumberland University.

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Job Fair Wednesday at Cumberland

Immediate openings for warehouse positions
Staff Management | SMX is hosting a job fair at Cumberland University between the hours of 2 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 in Labry Hall.

The full-time warehouse positions pay up to $11.75 per hour and offer benefit options, paid training and weekly paychecks.

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Around the local links

Hunters Point men's invitational
Hunters Point golf Course will stage its 38th annual Men's Invitational Saturday and Sunday, June 27 & 28. Entry fee is $100 and includes green fees for practice round and two tournament rounds (carts not included), cash prizes, dinner Saturday evening.

For more information or to register call the Pro Shop at 615-444-7521 or visit www.hunterspointgolf.com

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June Love Heydel, 86

Patron of the arts; community volunteer
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at the First United Methodist Church, 415 West Main St., for Mrs. June Love Heydel, 86, of Lebanon.

Wife of Bill Heydel and a longtime community volunteer, Mrs. Heydel died Wednesday, June 3, 2015 following an extended illness.

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Symphony on the Lawn returns to CU June 9

Cumberland University will help celebrate the summer when it hosts the Nashville Symphony for the annual Symphony on the Lawn concert. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 9 on CU's Memorial Lawn and will benefit the Cumberland University Fine Arts Council.

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More than 500 students graduate Cumberland University
More than 500 students graduate Cumberland University

Under clear blue skies Saturday, Cumberland University held its 173rd Commencement ceremony - the final for CU President Dr. Harvill Eaton, who announced his plans to retire earlier this year.

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CU athletic department offers camps
CU athletic department offers camps

Cumberland University's athletic department is offering a full line-up of summer camps for kids of all ages.

For a complete look, please follow this link . . .

http://www.gocumberlandathletics.com/campsclinics/default/

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Ryan Botts earns MSC golf honor
Ryan Botts earns MSC golf honor

Cumberland Univ. junior
Cumberland junior and Lebanon High School graduate Ryan Botts is the Mid-South Conference Men's Golfer of the Week, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

Botts won the Cumberland Bulldog Invitational with a 2-under par 140 (71-69) last week at the Windtree Golf Club in Mt. Juliet. He fired a final-round 2-under par 69 to edge four competitors by one stroke.

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MJ's Gaffney earns CU academic award
MJ's Gaffney earns CU academic award

outstanding student-athlete
LEBANON -- Cumberland University cross country athlete Keaton Gaffney is the 2014-15 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award, presented annually to a Bulldog student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics.

The award is given in honor of Lindsey Donnell, a former football Little All-American and former professor at Cumberland.

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Lewis Payton sitting area dedicated
Lewis Payton sitting area dedicated

LEBANON -- Ceremonies were held Thursday morning, April 16 to officially dedicate the Lewis "Big Louie" Payton memorial benches adjacent to Stockton Field - Woody Hunt Stadium on the campus of Lebanon's Cumberland University.

Mr. Payton, a fixture at CU and local sporting events, died in January of 2014.

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CU to honor 'Big Louie' Thursday
CU to honor 'Big Louie' Thursday

Sitting area to be dedicated --
Cumberland University baseball will host a dedication ceremony for the Louis Payton Sitting Area just inside the main gate at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium on Thursday, April 16, at 11 a.m.

Payton passed away January 8, 2014, in Nashville after an extended illness. He was a regular at Cumberland sporting events and really anywhere on campus for 30-plus years.

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Five Bulldogs play in minors
Five Bulldogs play in minors

With opening day for Minor League Baseball set for Thursday, five former Cumberland players will begin their seasons with Major League affiliated organizations, including Luis Martinez, Will Locante, Aaron Wilkerson, Chipper Smith and Josciel Veras.

Martinez and Wilkerson are both members of the Boston Red Sox organization, with Martinez beginning his ninth professional season with the Double-A Portland [ME] Sea Dogs in the Eastern League.

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CU seeks Sports HoF nominations
CU seeks Sports HoF nominations

The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2015 Sports Hall of Fame until June 13, 2015.

Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information pertaining to the nominee.

The 2015 Hall of Fame dinner is set for Friday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Baird Chapel.

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CU hires new wrestling coach
CU hires new wrestling coach

JUCO coach James Hicks --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of James Hicks as the program's new wrestling head coach. He will take over at CU on April 20. Hicks has served the last three years as head coach at Darton State College in Albany, Ga.

"We are pleased to hire an individual who has enjoyed success as an athlete, an assistant coach and as a head coach to lead our program at Cumberland," Pavan said. "James is very familiar with the NAIA and our program from his time at Campbellsville University and we hope he can duplicate his success as a head coach from his last three years at Darton State."

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CU's DeBoard earns academic honor
CU's DeBoard earns academic honor

Scholar-athlete award
LEBANON -- Cumberland University's Blake DeBoard received the C.R. Bickerstaff/Coach Bill Pace University Scholar-Athlete Award presented earlier this month at the 49th annual Awards Banquet of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

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Angela Dawn Gray, 35

Funeral services were held Monday, March 9 at the Family Heritage Funeral Home for Mrs. Gray, 35, of Gallatin.

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CU women earn NAIA tourney bid
CU women earn NAIA tourney bid

Tough schedule pays off --
A tough schedule and a solid finish helped vault Cumberland's Lady Bulldogs to an at-large berth in the 35th annual NAIA Women's Basketball Championships Thursday in Independence, Mo.

Coach Jeremy Lewis' squad (16-12) enters tournament play as one of four No. 8-seeds in the 32-team field and has been matched up with No. 3 overall seed Westminster College [Utah] (25-2) Thursday, March 19 at 2:15 p.m.

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Charles Monty Pope, 71

Memorial services will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Baird Chapel in Cumberland University's Memorial Hall for Mr. Pope, 71, of Lebanon. A former educator at the middle school, high school and college level, Mr. Pope passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his home in Lebanon surrounded by his loving family.

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CU wrestling shines in nationals
CU wrestling shines in nationals

Three grapplers earm AA status --
Cumberland finished ninth among 43 schools and three Bulldog wrestlers - Jake Williams, Scott Stewart and Kyle Delaune - were named NAIA All-Americans at the conclusion of the national championships, as announced Monday by the national office.

The Bulldogs finished with 55.5 points for ninth place, just 5.5 behind Campbellsville University, which was sixth in the overall standings.

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CU men eliminated by Shawnee State
CU men eliminated by Shawnee State

MSC tournament play-in game --
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Ninth-seeded Shawnee State (Ohio) used a 12-0 run midway through the second half en route to a 70-59 win over eighth-seeded Cumberland Thursday at the 2015 Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the Frankfort Convention Center.

The Bears (11-18) advance to face top-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) on Friday in the tournament's quarterfinals.

Cumberland (9-21) trimmed the Bears' lead to four (63-59) with three minutes left in the game, but Shawnee State closed with seven straight points to avenge two regular season losses to the Bulldogs.

Shawnee State ended the game making 51.1 percent (23-of-45) of its shots compared to just 30.5 percent (18-of-59) from Cumberland.

Ethan Moffatt led the Bears with 14 points -- part of 37 points off the Shawnee State bench. Jorian Hudson added 13 while Frederick Moore chipped in 12.

Jerrod Gaston led the Bulldogs with 13 while Paul Williams contributed 12.

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Dine with the 'Dogs moved to March 19
Dine with the 'Dogs moved to March 19

Unique quilt offered for auction --
UPDATE -- Bowing to concerns over the weather, Cumberland baseball's annual "Dine with the 'Dogs" kickoff dinner / auction has been moved to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus.

"There's nothing we can do about the weather," said Cumberland baseball coach Woody Hunt. "I hate that we've had to postpone the dinner twice now, but we don't want to take a chance on someone getting hurt."

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'Dogs host IUS Saturday & Sunday
'Dogs host IUS Saturday & Sunday

Additions to baseball schedule --
LEBANON -- Cumberland baseball has added four games to this weekend's schedule, with the Bulldogs playing doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday against Indiana University-Southeast at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

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CU softball opens Wednesday
CU softball opens Wednesday

Weather may impact DH with Union --
Weather permitting -- Cumberland's softball team is scheduled to open the 2015 season at home today with a 1 p.m. home doubleheader against NCAA Division II Union University from Jackson.

Coach Heather Stanfill begins her eighth season as the head CU after leading the Bulldogs to a record of 38-20-1 in 2014. In fact, the 38 victories marked the most in the history of the program as the team finished second in the Mid-South Conference Championships.

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CU's weekend series goes on ice
CU's weekend series goes on ice

Cumberland baseball has canceled its weekend series against Judson [IL] University due to continued inclement weather in the middle Tennessee area.

The Bulldogs and Eagles were scheduled to play a four-game series at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium, with doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.

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CU's Hunt unfazed by 0-3 start
CU's Hunt unfazed by 0-3 start

Bulldogs play Wednesday at TN Wesleyan
Starting the 2015 baseball season 0-3 isn't causing anyone associated with Cumberland University baseball to reach for the panic button. Especially not veteran head coach Woody Hunt.

Coming off an NAIA World Series title in 2014, Hunt knew this year's squad would have some tough sledding, especially early.

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Jordan named CU bowling coach
Jordan named CU bowling coach

former coach at Lebanon High --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Thursday the hiring of Lynne Jordan as the school's men's and women's bowling coach effective immediately.

Jordan has spent the last four seasons as the boys and girls bowling coach at Lebanon High School.

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CU names Presidential Search Committee
CU names Presidential Search Committee
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Coaches vs. Cancer game Saturday at CU
Coaches vs. Cancer game Saturday at CU
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CU's Eaton announces retirement
CU's Eaton announces retirement

will stay on until successor hired --
Dr. Harvill C. Eaton has announced his plans to retire as president of Lebanon's Cumberland University.

Hired at CU in January of 2004, Dr. Eaton presented to Robert L. McDonald, Chairman of the Cumberland University Board of Trust, on Saturday notice of his intent to retire coincident with the appointment of his successor.

Dr. Eaton indicated he has been asked to participate in an advisory role to the Presidential Search Committee.

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CU Hall of Famer takes volleyball job
CU Hall of Famer takes volleyball job

Former prep coach Kathy Palk Slaughter --
LEBANON -- Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Tuesday morning the hiring of Kathy Palk Slaughter as head coach effective immediately.

The Sparta native is a former Bulldog player and assistant coach as well as a highly successful high school coach in the middle Tennessee area.

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CU, other privates to take part in TN Promise
CU, other privates to take part in TN Promise

Typically known for their baccalaureate and master's programs, Cumberland University and some other area private universities are enthusiastic participants in Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's new, innovated Tennessee Promise initiative that gives high school graduates a chance to earn a two-year Associate's Degree free of tuition.

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CU HOOPS -- Men close year in Georgia
CU HOOPS -- Men close year in Georgia

Roadrunner Classic in Dalton, GA --
Still smarting from a narrow road loss Wednesday, the Cumberland mens basketball team will close out the 2014 portion of the schedule this weekend in the Roadrunner Booster Club Classic in Dalton, Ga.

The Bulldogs, 5-8 overall, will take on 13th-ranked Dalton State College Friday at 7 p.m . Central Time and Concordia University-Selma on Saturday at 1 p.m. before taking a break for Christmas.

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Five CU players earn All-America status
Five CU players earn All-America status

LEBANON -- Cumberland's Lindsay Kitson garnered NAIA First Team All-America honors while Shauna Gilpin was voted Second Team and Kaitlin Phillips, Reneé LaRose and Olivia Chu were all named Honorable Mention, as selected by the NAIA All-America Committee and announced by the national office Monday, Dec. 8.

The NAIA All-America Committee, which consists of the NAIA-Women's Soccer Coaches Association officers and seven additional women's soccer coaches, select the three 11-member teams.

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LFD, LPD
LFD, LPD "Tackle for Toys"

On a recent Saturday at historic Nokes-Lasater Field, more than 30 local firemen and police officers squared off in a flag football game to help collect toys for the Lebanon Fire Department's "Spirit of Christmas Toy Drive."

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CU soccer to host 1st round game
CU soccer to host 1st round game

Saturday vs. Rio Grande --
LEBANON -- Cumberland women's soccer will host the University of Rio Grande in the NAIA Championship Opening Round Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field. The NAIA announced the 30-team Opening Round field Monday afternoon.

The winner of Saturday's match advances to the NAIA Championships final site in Orange Beach, Ala. The Bulldogs are ranked 11th nationally and stand 15-3-1 overall this season.

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CU to host book-signing Sept. 8

Cumberland University will host authors Gordon Belt and Traci Nichols-Belt as they discuss their new book, John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8.

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From the ashes...
From the ashes...
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Fire destroys Baptist Student Center
Fire destroys Baptist Student Center
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Judicial retention rally held at CU

Early voting for the Federal and State Primary and Wilson County General Election began this past Friday, and those who have already casted their ballots have noticed the series of “Retain or Replace” choices regarding the 22 judges and justices who serve on the state’s appellate courts and Tennessee Supreme Court.

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CU's 2014 Phoenix Ball shines

Party-goers will remember the 2014 Phoenix Ball as one for the ages.

The countdown to Wilson County’s most glamorous and talked about affair began with a rocking Patron’s Party on Thursday evening. The party this year was hosted by Henry Drilling and Pumps, Inc. owner Brandon Allen, and his wife, Linlee, of Ava Mac Designs.

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Symphony performance moved inside

As the weather has not cooperated, this evening’s performance by the Nashville Symphony has been relocated to the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center at Cumberland University.

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CU to hold 172nd Commencement Saturday
CU to hold 172nd Commencement Saturday

 

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"Dean" Jack H. Howard, 87

Jack Harris Howard passed away in Lebanon, Tennessee on May 2, 2014. He was 87 years old. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Maurice Stone Howard and Freda Henning Howard; his brother, Dr. Billy Stone Howard; and his twin sister, Martha Howard Wilters.

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‘Snapshots in time’
‘Snapshots in time’

About 150 colorful, vintage postcards, covering Wilson County sites and sights from the early 1900s into the 1970s, have returned to their roots. 

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