Athletics News

  • Ellenburg named All-Conference for second straight year
    November 13, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University junior Kenzie Ellenburg has been named to the 2019 South Atlantic Conference Women's Soccer All-Conference Team, as voted upon by the league's 11 head coaches and announced Wednesday.
  • Five Pioneers named to All-SAC team
    November 13, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Five members of the Tusculum University men's soccer team received All-Conference honors from the South Atlantic Conference coaches, the league office announced Wednesday.
  • Pioneers open at home Wednesday, travel to Charlotte this weekend for pair
    November 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will face three regional opponents this week beginning with Wednesday’s home opener against Young Harris College. Tip-off time of Wednesday’s opener is 7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Arena.
  • Long, Wilson pace Pioneers to 93-62 rout of Clayton State
    November 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Mia Long scored a game-high 23 points and added eight assists, six steals and five rebounds as Tusculum University routed Clayton State University 93-62 in non-conference women's basketball action Tuesday night at Pioneer Arena.
  • Former Pioneer leads Team USA to 4-3 win over Japan
    November 12, 2019
    TOKYO --- Former Tusculum University pitcher Brandon Dickson pitched a perfect ninth inning to lead Team USA to a 4-3 win over top-seeded Japan at the Tokyo Dome in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 Super Round. With the victory, the stars and stripes move to 3-2 overall in the tournament and holds a 1-2 record in the Super Round standings.
  • TU vs Carson-Newman Blood Drive Bowl this week
    November 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Fans and alumni of the Tusculum Pioneers and Carson-Newman Eagles can support their team while aiding the East Tennessee Medic Regional Blood Center by participating in the 16th annual Blood Drive Bowl this week.
  • Gibson, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University guard Trenton Gibson and cross country runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. McMillen earns this honor for a fourth time this fall.
  • Women's Volleyball Hosts Alumni Night and Senior Day to Wrap Up Regular Season
    November 11, 2019
    Before Saturday's game versus Newberry, women's volleyball will honor the senior class of 2019: Nevena Pejovic, Cameron McAbee, Gracee Peters, Aubrey Hawkins, Alyssa Rojas, and Tatum Thornton.
  • Dee Alford named SAC Defensive Player of the Week
    November 11, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University cornerback Dee Alford has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Defensive Football Player of the Week. Alford garners this accolade for the second time this season.
  • Three Peach Belt teams await Pioneers in busy week
    November 11, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Off to a 2-0 start for the third consecutive season, the Tusculum University women's basketball team will face a trio of Peach Belt Conference schools this week, starting with the home opener against Clayton State on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Arena.
  • Pioneers finish fifth at Warhawk Classic
    November 10, 2019
    MADISON, Wis. --- The Tusculum University women’s bowling team won both of its championship bracket matches on Sunday to finish fifth at the Warhawk Classic.
  • Anderson breaks late tie, defeats Pioneers 3-1 in SAC quarterfinals
    November 10, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Anderson University scored three goals in the final 21 minutes to defeat Tusculum University 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Championship tournament Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Field.
  • Perfect Saturday! Pioneers go 5-0 including win over No. 13 LMU
    November 09, 2019
    MADISON, Wis. --- The Tusculum University women’s bowling team went a perfect 5-0 on the day, including its second victory over a nationally-ranked opponent as the Pioneers competed in day two action at the Warhawk Classic.
  • Mitchell shines, Pioneers remain undefeated with win over Lakers
    November 09, 2019
    HARROGATE, Tenn. --- Tusculum’s Brandon Mitchell posted 17 points and seven rebounds while the Pioneers used an 11-0 first half run as TU remained undefeated on the young season with a 78-61 victory over Clayton State to conclude the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge. The two-day event was held at Tex Turner Arena at Lincoln Memorial University.
  • Defense forces five turnovers, Pioneers down Mars Hill 24-7 on Senior Day
    November 09, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Thurlow Wilkins rushed for 149 yards, while the Tusculum defense forced five turnovers as the Pioneers recorded its fourth win a row with Saturday’s 24-7 South Atlantic Conference win over visiting Mars Hill on Senior Day at Pioneer Field.
  • Second-half surge pushes Pioneers to 82-62 win over King
    November 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Tusculum University overcame a 10-point first-half deficit and outscored King University by 22 points in the second half to come away with an 82-62 victory in the South Atlantic Conference/Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Challenge on Saturday afternoon.
  • Pioneers Challenge the Bulldogs in Loss
    November 09, 2019
    WINGATE, N.C. --- The Tusculum University women's volleyball team fell in a tight contest to the Wingate Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.
  • McMillen qualifies for nationals for second straight year, Hodges earns All-Region honors
    November 09, 2019
    WINGATE, N.C. --- Tusculum University's Nicole McMillen qualified for the NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Championship following her second-place finish at the Southeast Regional Saturday morning at the Wingate University XC Facility.
  • Pioneers open season with 55-46 win over Belmont Abbey
    November 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Tusculum University overcame 30 percent shooting by forcing Belmont Abbey College into 25 turnovers as the Pioneers opened the 2019-20 season with a 55-46 victory in the South Atlantic Conference/Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Challenge at King University Friday night.
  • Fiery Pioneer Offense Ignites in Win Over Coker
    November 08, 2019
    HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- The Tusculum women's volleyball team swept the Coker Cobras Friday night to take the season series over the South Carolina team. The Black and Orange finished with a season-high hitting percentage due in part to multiple players hitting over .380.
  • Gibson triple-double sparks second half rout, Pioneers beat USC Aiken 93-63
    November 08, 2019
    HARROGATE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team used a 27-2 run to open the second half and Trenton Gibson’s first career triple-double as the Pioneers defeated USC Aiken 93-63 Friday night at Tex Turner Arena in the opening game of the South Atlantic Conference / Peach Belt Conference Challenge.
  • Tusculum seventh after day one of Warhawk Classic
    November 08, 2019
    MADISON, Wis. --- The Tusculum University women’s bowling team went 1-4 on Friday including two matches decided by 10 pins or less in day one action of the Warhawk Classic, which is being held this weekend at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes and hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
  • Pioneers to return to Wingate for NCAA Southeast Regional
    November 08, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- After finishing sixth in both the men's and women's team standings at the South Atlantic Conference Championship meet, the Tusculum University cross country teams return to Wingate University for the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday.
  • Pioneers visit Bristol for SAC/Conference Carolinas Challenge this weekend
    November 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University women's basketball team is set to open its 2019-20 season this weekend in the South Atlantic Conference/Conference Carolinas Challenge, hosted by King University.
  • Pioneers host Mars Hill for Senior Day
    November 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum Pioneers will play its home finale this Saturday afternoon when the Sons of Davy Crockett host the Mars Hill Lions in the annual Battle of Sam’s Gap at Pioneer Field. Kick-off time is set for 1:30 p.m.
  • Pioneers to host Anderson in SAC quarterfinals on Sunday
    November 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men's soccer team will look to defend its South Atlantic Conference Championship tournament title when the Pioneers host Anderson in a quarterfinal match on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Field.
  • Cervantes, Peiro earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors
    November 07, 2019
    AUSTIN, Texas --- Tusculum University student-athletes Pau Peiro and Edgar Cervantes have been named to the 2019 NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Academic All-District 3 first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Pioneers take on USC Aiken, Clayton State this weekend at SAC / PBC Challenge
    November 07, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Year two of the Coach J.T. Burton era begins this weekend as the Tusculum University men’s basketball team opens the 2019-2020 campaign.
  • Pioneers, Eagles play to 1-1 draw in regular-season finale
    November 06, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University and Carson-Newman University played to a 1-1 draw in South Atlantic Conference men's soccer action Wednesday night at Pioneer Field.
  • Pioneers tumble 3-2 in OT heartbreaker to Carson-Newman
    November 06, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Emilee Futrell scored her second goal of the match 5:13 into overtime to lift Carson-Newman University to a 3-2 victory over Tusculum University in South Atlantic Conference women's soccer action Wednesday night at Pioneer Field.
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