2017 Tusculum Football News

  • Evan Altizer named CoSIDA Football Academic Academic All-America®
    December 12, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas --- Tusculum’s Evan Altizer has been named to the 2017 NCAA Division II Football Academic All-America® first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Altizer was named the special teams honoree on the first team,
  • Pioneers lead American Team to 48-13 win in National Bowl
    December 11, 2017
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --- Five Tusculum football student-athletes helped the American All-Stars to a 48-13 win over the National All-Stars in the 2017 National Bowl played at the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium Sunday afternoon.
  • Five Pioneers to play in National Bowl All-Star Game
    December 04, 2017
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --- Five Tusculum football student-athletes have been selected to play in the 2017 National Bowl this Sunday (Dec. 10) at the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium. Five members of the TC coaching staff will serve as coaches during the all-star game.
  • Cantrell garners D2CCA All-Region football honors
    December 01, 2017
    PEMBROKE, N.C. --- Tusculum punter Hunter Cantrell has been named to the 2017 Division II Conference Commissioners Association’s All-Super Region 2 second team announced officials on Friday.
  • Evan Altizer returns to CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Team
    November 17, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas --- Tusculum senior Evan Altizer has been named to the NCAA Division II Academic All-District 2 Football first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Brown named TSWA Defensive Player of the Week
    November 14, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum linebacker L’Keith Brown has been named the College Football Defensive Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA). This marks the second time this year and third occasion in his career he has been recognized with the TSWA weekly honor.
  • Six Pioneers named to All-SAC Football Team
    November 14, 2017
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Six Tusculum student-athletes have been named to the 2017 All-South Atlantic Conference Team announced league officials with the release of the SAC Football Awards. The SAC Football Awards are selected by the conference’s eight head football coaches.
  • Ogle, Locklear named Bojangles Athletes of the Week
    November 13, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum quarterback Alex Ogle and basketball guard Lovely Locklear have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.
  • Listen to the Coach Jerry Odom Radio Show, live from Applebee's tonight
    November 13, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Listen to the Coach Jerry Odom Radio Show tonight at 7 p.m. on the Pioneer Sports Network. Fans can listen to the show locally on WSMG 1450-AM and on the Internet at www.TusculumPioneers.com.
  • Ogle tabbed AstroTurf SAC Offensive Player of the Week
    November 13, 2017
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum quarterback Alex Ogle has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Offensive Football Player of the Week announced league officials Monday. Ogle earns this honor for a second time this season.
  • Pioneers upset No. 12 Wingate 25-17 on Senior Day
    November 11, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum football team jumped out to a 25-0 lead and held on at the end as Pioneers upset 12th-ranked Wingate 25-17 Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field.
  • Tusculum hosts Armed Forces Day this Saturday versus nationally-ranked Wingate
    November 07, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum football team will be hosting its annual Armed Forces Day this Saturday when the Pioneers host 12th-ranked Wingate University at 1:30 p.m. from the Niswonger Sports Complex and Pioneer Field.
  • Tusculum miscues costly in 27-7 rain-soaked loss at Carson-Newman
    October 28, 2017
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- Carson-Newman took advantage of three interceptions, converting them into 20 points as the Eagles defeated rival Tusculum 27-7 on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
  • Tusculum vs Carson-Newman Blood Drive Bowl this week
    October 22, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Fans 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 15th annual Blood Drive Bowl this week.
  • Tusculum falls 40-13 to Catawba for homecoming
    October 21, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Catawba Indians scored 37 unanswered points in Saturday’s 40-13 South Atlantic Conference football victory over the host Tusculum Pioneers. Catawba (6-2, 2-2 SAC) reeled off 462 offensive yards, while the defense forced three TC turnovers and recorded five sacks to spoil Tusculum’s homecoming game at Pioneer Field.
  • Cantrell named D2Football.com National Special Teams Player of the Week
    October 18, 2017
    LIBERTY, Mo. --- Tusculum punter Hunter Cantrell has been named the D2Football.com National Special Teams Player of the Week.
  • Ogle, Brown sweep TSWA Player of the Week honors
    October 17, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum’s Alex Ogle and L’Keith Brown have been named the College Football Players of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA). Ogle was named the TSWA Offensive Player of the Week while Brown earns TSWA Defensive Player of the Week honors for a second time in his career.
  • Cantrell, Funke named Bojangles Athletes of the Week
    October 16, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum punter Hunter Cantrell and tennis player Franziska Funke have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.
  • Ogle, Cantrell named AstroTurf SAC Football Players of the Week
    October 16, 2017
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum quarterback Alex Ogle and punter Hunter Cantrell have been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Football Players of the Week. Ogle was named the Offensive Player of the Week while Cantrell garnered Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
  • Pioneers stun Newberry 32-31 in double OT on two-point conversion
    October 14, 2017
    NEWBERRY, S.C. --- Alex Ogle scored on a two-yard run on fourth down, then connected with Conner Johnston for a two-point conversion as Tusculum pulled out a thrilling 32-31 double-overtime win over Newberry in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday afternoon at Setzler Field.
  • Ogle, Guildford named Bojangles Athletes of the Week
    October 09, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum quarterback Alex Ogle and women’s soccer midfielder Kate Guildford have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.
  • Tusculum rallies three times in 28-24 home win over Mars Hill
    October 07, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum quarterback Alex Ogle passed for two touchdowns and running back Maxwell Joseph rushed for a pair of scores in leading the Pioneers to a 28-24 come-from-behind win over Mars Hill Saturday night at Pioneer Field.
  • Alford, Murphy named Applebee's Student-Athletes of the Month for September
    October 03, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum football defensive back Dee Alford and volleyball setter Shannon Murphy have been named the Applebee’s Student-Athletes of the Month for September.
  • Tusculum drops 23-7 home loss to Lenoir-Rhyne
    September 30, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Lenoir-Rhyne’s Nelson Brown rushed for 256 yards on 30 carries including two touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 23-7 South Atlantic Conference road win at Tusculum Saturday night at Pioneer Field.
  • Tusculum football to host AFCA Coach to Cure MD game Saturday
    September 28, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum football coach Jerry Odom and his coaching staff will be participating in the “Coach to Cure Muscular Dystrophy” program, when the Pioneers host Lenoir-Rhyne this Saturday night (Sep. 30) at the Niswonger Sports Complex and Pioneer Field. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.
  • Ogle, Murphy named Bojangles Athletes of the Week
    September 24, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum quarterback Alex Ogle and volleyball setter Shannon Murphy have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.
  • Pioneers lead wire-to-wire in 31-10 road win at UNC Pembroke
    September 23, 2017
    PEMBROKE, N.C. --- Quarterback Alex Ogle threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, while the Tusculum defense pitched a shutout in the second half as the Pioneers led wire-to-wire in a 31-10 non-conference win at UNC Pembroke Saturday night at Grace P. Johnson Stadium.
  • Simon tabbed TSWA College Football Defensive Player of the Week
    September 19, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum senior linebacker Matt Simon has been named the College Football Defensive Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association.
  • Simon, Ballmert named Bojangles Athletes of the Week
    September 18, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum football linebacker Matt Simon and soccer midfielder Sonja Ballmert have been named the Bojangles Athletes of the Week.
  • Tusculum's Simon named AstroTurf SAC Defensive Player of the Week
    September 18, 2017
    ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum linebacker Matt Simon has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week announced league officials on Monday.
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