Even if Cumberland had managed to pull out a win last week at Campbellsville, the Bulldogs would still have plenty to get corrected before playing Kentucky Christian Saturday in the 2011 home opener.
Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium. Live radio coverage begins at 1 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9 and via Internet at www.gocumberlandathletics.com.
We had a good day of practice Tuesday, got a lot done, said CU head coach Dewayne Alexander. The film from Campbellsville was a good teaching tool. There are several areas we need to address and will continue to do so this week.
Redshirt freshman QB Reed Gurchiek received good news from his MRI Tuesday -- his left knee is sound. Gurchiek, who was lost for the year in the 2010 season opener with a hip injury, gave everyone a scare when he went down in the third quarter of the Campbellsville game.
Hes got a sprain, something well keep an eye on and treat, Alexander said, but we know for sure weve got a guy in Broc Loveless who can step in and we wont miss a beat. Quarterback play did not cost us that game at Campbellsville.
Loveless, a native of Spring Hill, completed 6-of-10 for 164 yards and a touchdown.
D-lineman Elvin Vann out of Thomasville, GA is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken leg vs. Campbellsville.
CU season tickets on sale -- Season and single-game tickets for the 2011 Cumberland University football season are now on sale. New chairback season tickets will cost $200 per seat in 2011, with half of the fee serving as a personal seat license. Season ticket prices will reduce to$100 per seat in 2012.
General admission season tickets are $30; single game general admission tickets will be $10 per game; $8 tickets for senior citizens. Children 10 and under are admitted free for all CU athletic events. A season pass may also be purchased for $150, allowing general admission to all CU home events. Call Jo Jo Freeman at 615-548-1350.
As in year's past, Cumberland will host a free tailgate party for fans at the home-opener. Vendors for Saturday include:
* Wilson County Sports Council
* Immanuel Baptist Church
* Cross Road Community Church
* College Hills Church of Christ
* CU Student Life
* Church of the Epiphany
* First Baptist Church
* The Journey Church
* Sweat Savior Church
By TOMMY BRYAN, The Wilson Post