May 31, 2011
Former Eagle basketball standout Tony Mills passes away
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Former 1960’s Carson-Newman basketball standout John Anthony (Tony) Mills has passed away. He was 62. Mills was the first African-American basketball player at Carson-Newman, and played for the Eagles from 1966-1970.

May 20, 2011
Carson-Newman men's basketball signs seven student-athletes for 2011-12 season
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball program has signed seven student-athletes for the 2011-12 season, head coach Chuck Benson announced Friday.

March 4, 2011
Carson-Newman's Sanders named to SAC All-Freshman Team
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Carson-Newman freshman guard Ishmael Sanders (Cleveland, Tenn.) was named to the South Atlantic Conference All-Freshman Team, league officials announced Friday.

March 2, 2011
Eagles fall at top-seeded Lincoln Memorial, 74-57, in SAC Tournament
HARROGATE, Tenn. — The eighth-seeded Carson-Newman men's basketball team held a two-point halftime lead but was unable to slow down top-seeded Lincoln Memorial in the second half, as the Railsplitters pulled away for a 74-57 victory on Wednesday in the first round of the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament at Tex Turner Arena.

February 28, 2011
Eagles will play role of underdog in SAC Tournament opener at LMU on Wednesday night
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Saturday night’s loss to Anderson University means that the Carson-Newman College men’s basketball team draws its toughest possible match up in the opening round of the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament. The eighth-seeded Eagles will travel to Tex Turner Arena to face top-seeded and No. 13-ranked Lincoln Memorial University Wednesday night.

February 27, 2011
Pairings announced for 2011 Food Lion SAC Tournament; No. 8 Eagles travel to No. 1 Lincoln Memorial
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Carson-Newman Eagles received the No. 8 seed and will travel to top-seeded Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday in the first round of the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

February 26, 2011
Eagles fall to Anderson, 69-62, in regular season finale
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team dropped a 69-62 decision to Anderson on Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse in the final regular season game for both squads.

February 23, 2011
Eagles come up short at No. 13 Lincoln Memorial, 83-78
HARROGATE, Tenn. — No. 13 Lincoln Memorial held off a late rally by the Carson-Newman men's basketball team to pull out an 83-78 victory on Wednesday night in South Atlantic Conference action at Tex Turner Arena.

February 21, 2011
Carson-Newman's Sanders named SAC Player of the Week
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Carson-Newman freshman guard Ishmael Sanders (Cleveland, Tenn.) has been named the South Atlantic Conference men's basketball Player of the Week, league officials announced Monday.

February 19, 2011
Eagles drop two overtime thriller at Newberry, 106-105
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College's Tony Davis scored a career-high 38 points as the Wolves held off a hot-shooting Carson-Newman Eagles squad for an exciting 106-105 double overtime win in Eleazer Arena on Saturday evening.

February 16, 2011
Sanders' 51 Breaks C-N and SAC Single-Game Scoring Record in Win over Mars Hill, 106-86
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — One game after honoring former Eagle great Chris Jones, freshman guard Ishmael Sanders (Cleveland, Tenn.) broke Jones' school scoring record by firing in a South Atlantic Conference record 51 points and connecting on a school record 11 3-pointers to lead the Carson-Newman men's basketball team to a 106-86 victory over Mars Hill on Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.

February 12, 2011
Sanders lifts Eagles past Lenoir-Rhyne, 65-57
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Freshman guard Ishmael Sanders (Cleveland, Tenn.) fired in a game-high 22 points to lead the Carson-Newman men's basketball team to a 65-57 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday night in South Atlantic Conference action at Holt Fieldhouse.

February 10, 2011
Carson-Newman to host "Chris Jones Night on Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - One of Carson-Newman basketball’s all-time greats returns to Mossy Creek this weekend. Carson-Newman’s first athletic All-American and former head men’s basketball coach Chris Jones will be honored on “Chris Jones Night” this Saturday as the Eagles play host to Lenoir-Rhyne University. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. in Holt Fieldhouse.

February 9, 2011
Eagles fall to hot-shooting Pioneers, 78-72
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team was unable to overcome a hot-shooting Tusculum team on Wednesday night, as the Pioneers pulled out a 78-72 victory in South Atlantic Conference action at Pioneer Arena.

February 5, 2011
Eagles fall at Wingate, 71-46
WINGATE, N.C. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team dropped a 71-46 decision to Wingate University on Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference action at Cuddy Arena.

February 2, 2011
Leatherwood’s career night leads Eagles past Brevard, 81-72
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Kevin Leatherwood (Charlottesville, Va.) scored a career high 22 points, including the first bucket on a decisive 10-0 run in the second half, as the Eagles beat visiting Brevard College, 81-72, Wednesday night in Holt Fieldhouse.

January 29, 2011
Eagles' rally comes up short in 85-75 loss to Catawba
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — A furious second-half rally by the Carson-Newman men's basketball team came up short on Saturday night, as Catawba held on for an 85-75 victory in South Atlantic Conference action at Holt Fieldhouse.

January 26, 2011
Eagles let first-half lead slip away, fall to No. 8 LMU, 90-69
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Eighth-ranked Lincoln Memorial rallied from a nine-point deficit late in the first half to beat the Carson-Newman Eagles, 90-69, on Wednesday night in Holt Fieldhouse. With the win, LMU improves to 17-0 on the year and 9-0 in South ATlantic Conference play, while the Eagles fall to 8-9 overall and 5-4 in league play.

January 24, 2011
Eagles set for showdown with 10th-ranked Lincoln Memorial
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — After an inauspicious start to the 2010-11 season, the Carson-Newman men's basketball team has made a remarkable turnaround, playing its way into the mix atop the South Atlantic Conference standings.

January 24, 2011
Carson-Newman's Sullivan earns SAC Player of the Week honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Carson-Newman junior guard Antonio Sullivan (Louisville, Ky.) has been named the South Atlantic Conference men's basketball Player of the Week, league officials announced Monday.

January 22, 2011
Eagles rally to defeat Anderson, 75-71, for fourth straight victory
ANDERSON, S.C. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to knock off Anderson University, 75-71, on Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference action at the Abney Athletic Center.

January 19, 2011
Tumer's last-second heroics lift Eagles to 73-71 win at Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. — Junior guard Bradley Tumer (Mt. Dora, Fla.) knocked down a jumper with 1.5 seconds remaining to lift the Carson-Newman men's basketball team to a thrilling 73-71 victory at Mars Hill on Wednesday night in South Atlantic Conference action at Stanford Arena.

January 17, 2011
Eagles survive late Lenoir-Rhyne rally to claim 60-58 victory
HICKORY, N.C. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team held off a late rally by Lenoir-Rhyne to claim a 60-58 victory on Monday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference action at Shuford Gymnasium.

January 15, 2011
Eagles outlast Newberry, 99-89
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team knocked down a season-high 14 3-pointers and held Newberry to a season-low 27.7 percent shooting, as the Eagles topped the Wolves, 99-89, in a fast-paced South Atlantic Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse.

January 12, 2011
Pioneers Slow Down Eagles, 61-54
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Carson-Newman Eagles struggled to only 19 first-half points in a 61-54 loss to rival Tusculum in a South Atlantic Conference men's basketball game Wednesday night at Holt Field House. The visiting Pioneers controlled the tempo and forced 15 Carson-Newman turnovers in turning an 11-point halftime lead into their sixth win of the season.

January 5, 2011
Eagles collect first SAC victory of the season, 96-89, at Brevard
BREVARD, N.C. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team led wire-to-wire on its way to a 96-89 victory at Brevard College on Wednesday night in South Atlantic Conference action in Boshamer Gymnasium.

December 15, 2010
Carson-Newman men's basketball announces dates for Christmas camp
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Carson-Newman men's basketball program has announced dates for a Christmas camp for both boys and girls. The camp will be held on Dec. 22-23 at Holt Fieldhouse.

December 15, 2010
Last-second basket lifts Bluefield College past Eagles, 80-78
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Bluefield College forward Byron Carpenter sank a turnaround jumper in the lane with one second remaining to lift the Rams to an 80-78 victory over the Carson-Newman men's basketball team on Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.

December 11, 2010
Eagles rally for 79-76 victory at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team rallied from an early 16-point deficit to defeat Lees-McRae, 79-76, on Saturday afternoon in Banner Elk, N.C.

December 6, 2010
Bulldogs hold off Eagles, 62-53
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team rallied to within two points with less than three minutes left on Monday, but Wingate answered with an 8-1 run to seal a 62-53 victory in South Atlantic Conference action at Holt Fieldhouse.

December 4, 2010
Eagles fall in SAC opener at Catawba, 81-62
SALISBURY, N.C. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team dropped an 81-62 decision at Catawba on Saturday afternoon in the South Atlantic Conference opener for both teams.

December 3, 2010
Eagles Open South Atlantic Conference Play at Catawba on Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman College men’s basketball team will open its South Atlantic Conference schedule Saturday, but first-year coach Chuck Benson has other issues on his mind.

December 1, 2010
Sullivan's last-second layup lifts Eagles to 87-85 overtime victory over Maryville College
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Junior guard Antonio Sullivan (Louisville, Ky.) made a layup with two seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Carson-Newman men's basketball team to a thrilling 87-85 victory over rival Maryville College on Wednesday night in Holt Fieldhouse.

November 27, 2010
Eagles come up short in OT thriller, fall to Union (Ky.) College 71-66
HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team fell to Union (Ky.) College, 71-66, in a thrilling overtime contest that saw 14 lead changes on Saturday in the 2010 Lincoln Memorial Holiday Classic at Tex Turner Arena.

November 27, 2010
Eagles Pull Away From Hiawasse, 95-75, as Benson Picks Up First C-N Win
HARROGATE, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head coach Chuck Benson picked up his first career win at C-N as the Eagles downed Hiawasse College, 95-75, on Friday night at the 2010 Lincoln Memorial Classic.

November 20, 2010
Eagles fall to Hillsdale, 71-66, in Pioneer Classic
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team dropped a 71-66 decision to Hillsdale College on Saturday afternoon in the Pioneer Classic hosted by Tusculum College.

November 19, 2010
Cold-Shooting Eagles Fall to Georgia College at Pioneer Classic
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Georgia College men’s basketball head coach Terry Sellers picked up a milestone as his Bobcats clobbered Carson-Newman College (0-2) 60-30 Friday at the Pioneer Classic hosted by Tusculum College. The win got Sellers 300 in his career at Georgia College.

November 13, 2010
Late run lifts Belmont Abbey past Eagles, 86-81
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team opened the 2010-11 season with an 86-81 loss to Belmont Abbey on Saturday night at Holt Fieldhouse.

November 12, 2010
Benson Era Officially Open as Eagles Host Belmont Abbey on Saturday Night
JEFFERSON CITY — The enthusiasm on the Carson-Newman College has been building since last spring. Saturday night at Holt Field House, the Chuck Benson era finally begins when the Carson-Newman men’s basketball team hosts Belmont Abbey. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

November 12, 2010
Eagles get involved in Operation Christmas Child
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Carson-Newman men's basketball team put aside it's preparation for the 2010-11 season on Thursday to take part in Operation Christmas Child.

November 9, 2010
Sullivan Scores 18 as Eagles Fall at Tennessee State in Exhibition Action, 81-65
Nashville, Tenn. - Junior college transfer Antonio Sullivan (Louisville, Tenn.) scored 18 points off the bench as the Carson-Newman Eagles wrapped up their exhibition schedule with an 81-65 loss at Tennessee State University on Monday night.

November 4, 2010
Eagles fall, 95-46, in exhibition at Tennessee Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball team fell at Division I Tennessee Tech, 95-46, on Thursday night at the Hooper Eblen Center in its second exhibition contest this week.

November 2, 2010
True Freshman Sanders Scores 17 as Eagles Drop Exhibition at ETSU, 96-61
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Back-to-back D-I NCAA Tournament participant East Tennessee State used a balanced effort to top short-handed Carson-Newman in exhibition action, 96-61, on Tuesday night at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center on the ETSU campus.

November 1, 2010
Eagles travel to East Tennessee State on Tuesday for first exhibition of 2010-11
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — First-year coach Chuck Benson is just a few days away from seeing his team under live fire. The Carson-Newman College basketball teams open their exhibition season Tuesday, Nov. 2 at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. Benson's team won't be full strength, thanks to some early season injuries and older injury flare ups that have sidelined some of the players he was counting on.

October 15, 2010
Benson Era Begins as Eagles Open Practice Friday Night
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men’s basketball team officially began preseason practice, and with it, the Chuck Benson era of Eagle basketball, with a two-hour practice in Holt Fieldhouse on Friday night.

October 15, 2010
Eagles Picked Ninth in SAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Carson-Newman Eagles, under first year head coach Chuck Benson, are picked to finish ninth in the in the South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, , the conference office announced Friday.

October 11, 2010
Carson-Newman Men's Basketball Holds First Annual Homecoming Tailgate
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Carson-Newman men's basketball team held its first annual homecoming tailgate on Saturday afternoon before Carson-Newman's football game with Wingate.

August 30, 2010
Former Eagle Greats in Attendance at Carson-Newman Letterman's Club Banquet
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Former Carson-Newman men's basketball greats Tommy Everette (1966-70), Gil Luttrell (1960-64), Howard Luttrell (1957-61) and Steve Bowling (1967-71) were in attendance at last week's Carson-Newman Letterman's Club Banquet at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville.

August 5, 2010
Former Vol Williams Joins Carson-Newman Basketball Coaching Staff
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — First-year Carson-Newman men's basketball coach Chuck Benson announced the addition of former University of Tennessee point guard Shane Williams to his coaching staff on Thursday.

June 28, 2010
Former Eagles Okoth, Maxtion Selected to Play for USA Select Team
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Playing professionally is not a goal every college basketball player can reach, but former Carson-Newman forwards Tray Okoth (Richmond, Va.) and Darron Maxtion (Huntsville, Ala.) are one step closer to taking their game to the next level.

June 21, 2010
Carson-Newman Men's Basketball Alumni Form Now Available Online
In an effort to reach out to the alumni of Carson-Newman men's basketball, a form is now available online for former Eagles to fill out.

June 18, 2010
Eagles Basketball Signs Nine for 2010-11 Season
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman men's basketball program has signed nine student-athletes for the 2010-11 season, Eagles first-year head coach Chuck Benson announced Friday.

June 15, 2010
Carson-Newman Names Chuck Benson as Head Men’s Basketball Coach
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman College has named Chuck Benson the head men’s basketball coach, C-N Athletic Director David Barger announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the Carson-Newman Campus.

June 14, 2010
Carson-Newman to Introduce New Head Men's Basketball Coach on Tuesday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman College will hold a press conference on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. to announce a new head men’s basketball coach.