2019 Tusculum Football News

  • Six Pioneers named to All-SAC football team
    November 19, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Six Tusculum University student-athletes have been named to the 2019 All-South Atlantic Conference Football Team announced league officials on Tuesday. The team is selected by a vote of the league’s nine head football coaches.
  • Tusculum winning streak snapped in season-finale loss to Eagles
    November 16, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- Quarterback Tyler Thackerson accounted for four touchdowns, while the Carson-Newman defense recorded a school-record 10 sacks as the Eagles defeated in-state rival Tusculum 49-13 Saturday afternoon at Burke-Tarr Stadium. It was the 49th meeting in the second oldest collegiate gridiron rivalry in the State of Tennessee (1904).
  • Five named to CoSIDA Academic All-Region football team
    November 14, 2019
    AUSTIN, Texas --- Five Tusculum University student-athletes have been named to the 2019 NCAA Division II Football Academic All-Super Region 2 first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Winning season, history on the line as Pioneers travel to Carson-Newman Saturday
    November 14, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum Pioneers close out the 2019 campaign this week as the Sons of Davy Crockett make the 50-mile trek to Jefferson City to take on arch-rival Carson-Newman University at Burke-Tarr Stadium. The kick-off from Mossy Creek is scheduled for 1 p.m. (ET).
  • Alford named TSWA Defensive Player of the Week
    November 13, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University cornerback Dee Alford has been named the College Football Defensive Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wilkins, Thornton named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    November 04, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University tailback Thurlow Wilkins and middle blocker Tatum Thornton have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
  • Cauthen, McMillen named Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for October
    November 03, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University linebacker Jackson Cauthen and cross country runner Nicole McMillen have been named the Applebee’s Student-Athletes of the Month for October.
  • Pioneers down Catawba 32-14 for third win in a row
    November 02, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Thurlow Wilkins rushed for a season-best 153 yards and a touchdown in Tusculum University’s 32-14 South Atlantic Conference football win over visiting Catawba College Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field.
  • Pioneers look to keep winning ways, host Catawba Saturday
    October 31, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum Pioneers (3-5, 2-3 SAC) return to South Atlantic Conference play this week as the Sons of Davy Crockett host the Catawba Indians (1-7, 0-5 SAC) for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff from the Niswonger Sports Complex and Pioneer Field.
  • Cauthen, Shepherd named AstroTurf SAC Players of the Week
    October 28, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum’s University’s Jackson Cauthen and Eli Shepherd have been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Football Players of the Week. Cauthen was named the SAC Defensive Player of the Week while Shepherd garnered Special Teams Player of the Week accolades.
  • Late fourth-down stop gives Pioneers 23-20 win over UNC Pembroke
    October 26, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Jackson Cauthen returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown in the first half and stopped Josh Sheridan on fourth-and-1 in the final minute as Tusculum University held on for a 23-20 victory over UNC Pembroke in non-conference action Saturday at Pioneer Field.
  • Pioneers open home-stand with UNC Pembroke Saturday
    October 24, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University football team returns to Pioneer Field to begin a season-long three-game home-stand when TU hosts UNC Pembroke this Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. This will be the final non-conference contest of the year for Tusculum.
  • Johnson, McCullough sisters named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    October 22, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University defensive back David Johnson and tennis players Annie and Caitlin McCullough have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
  • Tusculum to participate in #RespectOurGame Initiative during SAC Sportsmanship Week
    October 22, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- The South Atlantic Conference will host its fall #RespectOurGame sportsmanship initiative Monday, October 21 through Sunday, October 27. In addition to sportsmanship week, the SAC will also honor its fall sports officials with Officials' Appreciation Week.
  • Halloween costume contest, Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Saturday's football game
    October 22, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- In the spirit of the Halloween season, there will be a costume contest at this Saturday’s football game between Tusculum University and UNC Pembroke. Kick-off time is 1:30 p.m.
  • Alford named AstroTurf SAC Defensive Player of the Week
    October 21, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University’s Dee Alford has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Defensive Football Player of the Week announced league officials Monday.
  • Moore's 3 TDs give Pioneers 21-19 win at UVa-Wise
    October 19, 2019
    WISE, Va. --- Bryce Moore threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score as Tusculum University defeated UVa-Wise 21-19 in South Atlantic Conference action at Carl Smith Stadium Saturday afternoon.
  • Pioneers travel to UVa-Wise for key SAC football match-up
    October 17, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Long-time mountain rivals Tusculum University and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise will square off on the collegiate gridiron in a South Atlantic Conference contest for the first time ever as the Pioneers travel to Carl Smith Stadium this Saturday. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. (ET).
  • Former Pioneer selected by XFL's Houston Roughnecks
    October 17, 2019
    HOUSTON, Texas --- Former Tusculum University defensive end Caushaud Lyons was selected by the Houston Roughnecks in the ninth round of the 2019 XFL Draft.
  • Pioneers drop 38-14 home loss to No. 8 Lenoir-Rhyne
    October 12, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Ameen Stevens rushed for 112 yards on 19 carries and three touchdowns to lead eighth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne University to a 38-14 South Atlantic Conference victory at Tusculum University Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field.
  • Football hosts defending SAC Champions, Breast Cancer Awareness Game
    October 10, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University football team will host is third nationally-ranked team this season when the eighth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears visit Pioneer Field this Saturday for a South Atlantic Conference tilt. Kick-off is slated for 1:30 p.m.
  • Pioneers fall 28-21 in homecoming clash with No. 16 Wingate
    October 05, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Wingate University football team jumped out to a 14-0 lead but the 16th-ranked Bulldogs had to hold off a stubborn Tusculum University squad in a 28-21 South Atlantic Conference win at Pioneer Field Saturday afternoon. The TU homecoming crowd of 3,004 saw a defensive battle in the 15th meeting between the two schools.
  • Pioneers host undefeated Wingate for homecoming
    October 03, 2019
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- After playing three of its first four games on the road, the Tusculum University football team will play five of its next six contests at home beginning with Saturday’s Homecoming clash against 16th-ranked and undefeated Wingate University.
  • Wilkins named AstroTurf SAC Special Teams Player of the Week
    September 30, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University return specialist Thurlow Wilkins has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
  • Five turnovers dooms Pioneers in 30-20 loss at Newberry
    September 28, 2019
    NEWBERRY, S.C. --- Newberry College scored 23 straight points and took advantage of five Tusculum University turnovers as the host Wolves defeated the Pioneers 30-20 Saturday afternoon at Setzler Field in South Atlantic Conference action.
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