Athletics News

  • Tusculum football alum Dr. Jarrell NeSmith to be inducted to SAC Hall of Fame
    March 25, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Former Tusculum University football All-America and Academic All-America® tight end Dr. Jarrell NeSmith has been named to the 2020 induction class of the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame announced league officials Wednesday.
  • McMillen named SAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year
    March 24, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University distance runner Nicole McMillen has been voted the South Atlantic Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year, the SAC office announced Tuesday. Voting was conducted by the league's head coaches.
  • Trammell, Long named Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for March
    March 16, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University outfielder Brandon Trammell and guard Mia Long have been named the Applebee’s Student-Athletes of the Month for February.
  • Five Pioneer seniors named to All-Southeast Regional team
    March 16, 2020
    GREENWOOD, S.C. --- Five members of the Tusculum University women's basketball team were selected to the NCAA Southeast Region All-Tournament team, following the cancellation of the tournament by the NCAA.
  • Macdonald, Keim named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week
    March 16, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University attacker Liam Macdonald and golfer Jennifer Keim have been named the Zaxby’s Athletes of the Week.
  • A message to student-athletes from VP of Athletics Doug Jones
    March 16, 2020
    A message to student-athletes from VP of Athletics Doug Jones
  • Tusculum, SAC statement pertaining to cancellation of all athletic events for remainder of spring season
    March 12, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University and the South Atlantic Conference continue to assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health and medical professionals, as such the SAC Presidents Council has made the decision to cancel all spring athletics competition and practice for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. This includes all SAC spring sports championships.
  • NCAA cancels women's basketball, indoor track & field championships
    March 12, 2020
    INDIANAPOLIS --- Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships including the Division II Women’s Basketball and Indoor Track & Field Championships which Tusculum University student-athletes were competing in.
  • Pioneers hold on for 5-2 win at Francis Marion
    March 12, 2020
    FLORENCE, S.C. --- Tusculum University held on for a 5-2 victory over Francis Marion University in non-conference men's tennis action at Kassab Courts Thursday afternoon.
  • #17 Pioneers recover to earn 5-2 win at Francis Marion
    March 12, 2020
    FLORENCE, S.C. --- The 17th-ranked Tusculum University women's tennis team defeated Francis Marion University 5-2 Thursday afternoon in non-conference action at Kassab Courts.
  • Beach Volleyball Toppled Twice
    March 12, 2020
    SAINT LEO, Fla. --- The Tusculum University beach volleyball team falls 4-1 twice on the afternoon, first to Saint Leo, and then to Palm Beach Atlantic.
  • Men's Volleyball Match at Randolph-Macon Canceled
    March 12, 2020
    ASHLAND, Va. --- Due to a “presumptive positive” case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in central Virginia, Tusculum men’s volleyball has elected to cancel Saturday’s match at Randolph-Macon.
  • ECC Women's Bowling Championship canceled
    March 12, 2020
    WEST BABYLON, N.Y. --- After assessing the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the United States, the East Coast Conference announced that the league’s Women's Bowling Championship, scheduled for March 20-22 in Limerick, Pennsylvania has been canceled.
  • Tusculum, Wingate baseball series moved to Wingate due to inclement weather threat
    March 12, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- This weekend’s three-game South Atlantic Conference baseball series between Tusculum University and Wingate University, originally schedule to take place at Pioneer Park, has been moved to Wingate due to the threat of rain throughout the weekend in the Greeneville area.
  • Long named second-team All-Region by D2CCA
    March 12, 2020
    HICKORY, N.C. --- Tusculum University senior guard Mia Long has been named second-team All-Southeast Region in women's basketball by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA).
  • Guervil, McMillen to run at NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
    March 12, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Sprinter Widchard Guervil and distance runner Nicole McMillen will represent Tusculum University at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held Friday-Saturday, March 13-14 at the CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Ford, Trammell use long ball as Pioneers split mid-week series
    March 11, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Bryson Ford with 3-for-5 with four RBI with a double and a home run, while Brandon Trammell collected four hits including a homer as the Tusculum baseball team rallied to a 9-5 victory over Embry-Riddle Wednesday afternoon at Pioneer Park.
  • Limited attendance policy in effect for NCAA Southeast Regional
    March 11, 2020
    GREENWOOD, S.C. --- In accordance with Wednesday’s decision by the NCAA Board of Governors, there will be a limited attendance policy for the 2020 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Southeast Regional, scheduled for March 13-16 at Finis Horne Arena on the campus of Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Pioneers Downed by Tritons
    March 11, 2020
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --- The Tusculum University beach volleyball team stumbled in both matches against the Eckerd College Tritons by identical finals of 4-1. The No. 3 pairing of Haley Davis and Stephanie Cho were responsible for both wins on the afternoon and are now 6-2 on the season as a tandem.
  • Keim named SAC Women's Golfer of the Week
    March 11, 2020
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum University’s Jennifer Keim has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Women’s Golfer of the Week announced league officials Wednesday.
  • Tusculum and Erskine Cancel Series
    March 11, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum softball has announced that Thursday’s doubleheader versus Erskine at Red Edmonds Field has been canceled. 
  • Pioneers ready to face Belmont Abbey in NCAA tourney opener
    March 11, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University will make its first appearance in the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament since 2012 when the Pioneers take on Belmont Abbey College in the quarterfinal round of the Southeast Regional Friday night in Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Beach Volleyball Begins Florida Trip
    March 10, 2020
    TAMPA, Fla. --- The Tusculum University beach volleyball team dropped its first two matches of the Florida swing against Division I UNC Wilmington and Division II powerhouse Tampa by finals of 4-1 and 5-0, respectively.
  • Softball Returns to Win Column Against Crusaders
    March 10, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University softball team split the day with North Greenville, despite eight RBI and two homeruns by Grayson Brown. The Crusaders survived game one 6-5, but the Pioneers avenged themselves with a 13-1 run-rule victory to close out the doubleheader.
  • Tusculum Sweeps Season Series Over Bluefield
    March 10, 2020
    BLUEFIELD, Va. --- The Tusculum men's volleyball team beat the Bluefield College Rams once again on Tuesday night to bookend the head-to-head match ups between the squads.
  • Series opener with Embry-Riddle halted due to rain, will resume Wednesday
    March 10, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The weather dominated the mid-week baseball series opener between the Tusculum Pioneers and the Embry-Riddle Eagles Tuesday night at Pioneer Park. Play was halted in the middle of the seventh inning with the visiting Eagles leading 6-0. The game will resume on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the series finale being played at the conclusion of the halted game.
  • Tusculum rallies to win Barton Intercollegiate, Keim goes wire-to-wire to capture medalist honors
    March 10, 2020
    WILSON, N.C. --- Tusculum’s Jennifer Keim carded back-to-back rounds of 73 to lead the Pioneers to the team title of the 2020 Barton Intercollegiate, which was held this week at the Wilson Country Club.
  • Macdonald sets career point record as Pioneers rout Quincy, 24-1
    March 10, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Liam Macdonald became Tusculum University's all-time leading scorer after finishing with two goals and five assists, and Kale Lawrence scored five goals as the Pioneers routed Quincy University 24-1 in non-conference men's lacrosse action Tuesday afternoon at a rainy Pioneer Field.
  • Pioneers face challenge from top-ranked Queens this Saturday
    March 10, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- After a busy start to the 2020 season, the Tusculum University women's lacrosse team takes the field just once this week as the Pioneers travel to Charlotte on Saturday to face conference and national power Queens University.
  • Start time of Tusculum, Embry-Riddle baseball game moved to 4 p.m.
    March 10, 2020
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The start time for Tuesday’s baseball game between Tusculum and Embry-Riddle has been moved up two hours and will start at 4 p.m. from Pioneer Park on the Greeneville campus.
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