Athletics News

  • Pioneers upset No. 3 Nebraska to open Columbia Saints 300 Invite
    January 24, 2020
    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. --- The Tusculum University women’s bowling team posted a 3-2 record including an upset of the third-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers in day one action of the Columbia Saints 300 Invitational. The three-day, 19-team tournament is being held at the Bowlero Lanes and hosted by Maryville University.
  • Tusculum to host "Pack the Arena" Night, Feb. 19 vs Carson-Newman
    January 23, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University basketball teams will host its annual “Pack the Arena” Night, Wednesday, Feb. 19 when the Pioneers host arch-rival Carson-Newman for a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Pioneer Arena. The women’s game will tip-off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
  • Pioneers earn second in SAC preseason poll, Lopez and Mota named All-Conference
    January 23, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Defending South Atlantic Conference women's tennis champion Tusculum University has been picked to finish second in the preseason coaches poll, released Thursday. Senior Julia Lopez was named preseason All-Conference in both singles and doubles, teaming up with fellow senior Africa Mota for second-team honors in doubles.
  • Pioneers picked third in SAC preseason poll, Fernandez named All-Conference
    January 23, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University has been picked to finish third in the South Atlantic Conference men's tennis preseason coaches poll, released Thursday. Senior Yago Fernandez was the lone Pioneer to earn preseason All-Conference recognition, as he was voted second-team All-SAC in singles by the conference's media relations offices.
  • LMU shoots lights out in win at Tusculum
    January 22, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Lincoln Memorial University placed all five starters in double figures and shot a blistering 66 percent from floor to lead the third-ranked Railsplitters to a 96-81 South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball win at Tusculum University Wednesday night at Pioneer Arena.
  • Wilson scores 27, Pioneers beat LMU 73-59 for fifth straight win
    January 22, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Sydney Wilson scored a game-high 27 points, including 21 in the second half, as Tusculum University pulled away after halftime for a 73-59 victory over Lincoln Memorial University in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action Wednesday evening at Pioneer Arena.
  • Softball Voted 10th in SAC Preseason Poll, Franse Tabbed Second-Team Honoree
    January 21, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum University softball team has been picked to finish 10th for the second consecutive year, as revealed in the 2020 edition of the South Atlantic Conference Coaches' Poll. Additionally, junior second baseman Brittney Franse earned second-team laurels, her first career league honor.
  • McMillen honored as SAC Runner of the Week
    January 21, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University distance runner Nicole McMillen has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Runner of the Week for the week ending Jan. 19, the SAC office announced Monday.
  • Pioneers chosen sixth in SAC preseason poll, three earn All-Conference honors
    January 21, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum University men's lacrosse team has been picked to finish sixth in the South Atlantic Conference preseason coaches poll, the SAC office announced Tuesday. Three Pioneers were selected second-team preseason All-Conference -- senior attack Liam Macdonald, senior defender Quinn McKitrick and senior long-stick midfielder Joel Edgar.
  • Pioneers picked ninth in SAC preseason poll, Cusano named preseason All-SAC
    January 21, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University has been picked to finish ninth in the South Atlantic Conference Women's Lacrosse preseason coaches poll, announced Tuesday by the SAC office. Senior midfielder Juliette Cusano was selected preseason second-team All-SAC in voting by the conference's media relations offices.
  • Men's Volleyball Contends with Bluefield in Pioneer Arena on Saturday
    January 21, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men's volleyball team returns home after a two-match hiatus to battle with the Rams of Bluefield College on Saturday. This will be the Pioneers’ last home match until the end of February.
  • Tusculum pits SAC's top defense against league's top offensive teams this week
    January 20, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will face two of the top offensive clubs in the South Atlantic Conference this week as the Pioneers hit the midway point of the league schedule.
  • Tusculum picked fifth in SAC Baseball Poll
    January 20, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The Tusculum University baseball team is picked to finish fifth in the 2020 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced league officials Monday. TU senior second baseman Daulton Martin was also named to the Preseason All-SAC Baseball team which was also released by the conference office.
  • Cronin, McMillen named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    January 20, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University distance runners Will Cronin and Nicole McMillen have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week. McMillen earns her fifth Zaxby’s weekly honor while Cronin is recognized twice as Athlete of the Week.
  • Pioneers slide back to sixth in D2SIDA regional poll
    January 20, 2020
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Despite earning a pair of wins against regionally-ranked opponents last week, the Tusculum University women's basketball team dropped one position in this week's D2SIDA Women's Basketball Southeast Region Poll, through games of January 19.
  • Pioneers reach halfway point of SAC schedule on four-game win streak
    January 20, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- With victories in the last four games, the Tusculum University women's basketball team will look to remain among the leaders in the South Atlantic Conference this week as the Pioneers close the first half of conference play on Wednesday with Lincoln Memorial, then travel to league front-runner Catawba on Saturday to begin the second half of their SAC slate.
  • Tusculum finishes 22nd at Northeast Invitational
    January 19, 2020
    CROYDON, Pa. --- The Tusculum University women’s bowling team finished 22nd at the 2020 Northeast Invitational. The three-day, 26-team tournament was held at the AMF Bristol Pike Lanes and co-hosted by Sacred Heart University and Long Island University.
  • Pioneers use defense, first half run to down Wingate 75-53
    January 18, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team opened the game with a 26-8 run and led wire-to-wire as the Pioneers defeated Wingate University 75-53 Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • McMillen breaks SAC record in 5K at Gamecock Opener
    January 18, 2020
    COLUMBIA, S.C. --- All-American Nicole McMillen set a Tusculum University and South Atlantic Conference record in the women's 5,000 meters Saturday at the Gamecock Opener track and field meet, hosted by the University of South Carolina.
  • Two double-digit runs boost Pioneers to 77-57 win over Wingate
    January 18, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- A 20-0 second-quarter run and a 15-0 third-quarter surge propelled Tusculum University to a 77-57 victory over Wingate University in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.
  • TU bowlers go 1-4 in day two of Northeast Invitational
    January 18, 2020
    CROYDON, Pa. --- Facing three more nationally-ranked programs on Saturday, the Tusculum women’s bowling team went 1-4 in day two action of the 2020 Northeast Invitational, co-hosted by Sacred Heart University and Long Island University at the AMF Bristol Pike Lanes.
  • Pioneers Stumble Against the Crusaders
    January 18, 2020
    BELMONT, N.C. --- The Tusculum men’s volleyball team dropped its match at Belmont Abbey on Saturday afternoon in straight sets.
  • Pioneers Falter at North Greenville
    January 17, 2020
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- The Tusculum men’s volleyball team competed in an unfamiliar arena for the first time this season, matching up with the Crusaders of North Greenville University, and took a set off of the South Carolina team.
  • Pioneers upset two ranked foes to open Northeast Invitational
    January 17, 2020
    CROYDON, Pa. --- The Tusculum University women’s bowling team recorded an impressive 4-1 record on Friday including two upset victories over nationally-ranked teams in day one action of the 2020 Northeast Invitational. The three-day, 26-team tournament is being co-hosted by Sacred Heart University and Long Island University at the AMF Bristol Pike Lanes.
  • Pioneers ranked 17th nationally, fifth in region by ITA
    January 16, 2020
    TEMPE, Ariz. --- The Tusculum University women's tennis team is ranked 17th in the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II national rankings for the 2020 season, the ITA announced Wednesday.
  • Pioneers ranked ninth in first ITA Southeast Region poll of season
    January 16, 2020
    TEMPE, Ariz. --- The Tusculum University men's tennis team is ranked ninth in the Southeast Region in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II rankings, released Wednesday.
  • Second-half rally not enough as Pioneers fall 72-68 at Carson-Newman
    January 15, 2020
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- Tripp Davis scored a game-high 24 points and Carson-Newman University shot nearly 52 percent from the field in a 72-68 win over Tusculum University in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action at Holt Fieldhouse Wednesday night.
  • Wilson surpasses 1,000 points, Pioneers rally for 71-66 win at Carson-Newman
    January 15, 2020
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- Sydney Wilson scored all of her 17 points in the second half, including the 1,000th of her career and the go-ahead basket in the final minute, as Tusculum University rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Carson-Newman University 71-66 in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.
  • Men's Volleyball Falls to the Railsplitters
    January 14, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum men’s volleyball team face another in-state foe on Tuesday night. Lincoln Memorial came to town and downed the Pioneers in straight sets.
  • Tusculum faces Carson-Newman, Wingate in SAC hoops this week
    January 13, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men’s basketball team will be looking to get back to its winning ways when the Black & Orange faces two important South Atlantic Conference tests this week.
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