2019 Carson-Newman Football News

  • Tickets on sale for annual Hall of Fame banquet
    January 16, 2020
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Tickets are now on sale for Carson-Newman's annual Hall of Fame Banquet, slated for Friday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Stokely Memorial Building on Carson-Newman's campus.
  • Clowney named Carson-Newman football’s 19th head coach
    January 08, 2020
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. –Carson-Newman Vice President of Athletics Matt Pope introduced associate head coach and 1997 alumnus Mike Clowney as Carson-Newman football’s 19th head coach during a press conference Wednesday morning at the Ken Sparks Athletic Complex.
  • Fairell, McDowell and Peebles named D2Football.com All-Americans
    January 03, 2020
    KANSAS CITY - Carson-Newman defensive back Desmond Fairell (Miami, Fla.), offensive lineman Phillip McDowell (Boiling Springs, S.C.) and linebacker Rondrow Peebles (Knoxville, Tenn.) have been named to D2Football.com's All-America teams.
  • Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Athlete of the Year.
    January 02, 2020
    From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Male Athlete of the Year. 
  • Banner Society names C-N Football team of the decade for Tennessee
    January 02, 2020
    NEW YORK - The Banner Society has named Carson-Newman football the team of the decade for the State of Tennessee, the publication announced Thursday.
  • Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Performance of the Year
    December 30, 2019
    From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Male Performance of the Year. Tuesday, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Performance of the Year. 
  • Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Comeback of the Year
    December 29, 2019
    From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Comeback of the Year. Monday, we'll unveil the candidates for Male Performance of the Year. 
  • Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Upset of the Year
    December 28, 2019
    From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Upset of the Year. Saturday, we'll unveil the candidates for Comeback of the Year. 
  • Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Play of the Year
    December 25, 2019
    From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Play of the Year. Thursday, we'll unveil the candidates for Male Freshman of the Year. 
  • Carson-Newman Football releases Plays of the Year
    December 24, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman has unveiled the top 10 plays from Carson-Newman football's 2019 season.  Watch the Eagles best plays from the last year above.  
  • Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Team of the Year
    December 23, 2019
    From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Team of the Year. Wednesday, on Christmas Day, we'll unveil the candidates for Play of the Year. 
  • Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Newcomer of the Year
    December 21, 2019
    From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Male Newcomer of the Year. Sunday, we'll unveil the candidates for coach of the Year. 
  • Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Team Performance of the Year
    December 19, 2019
    From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Team Performance of the Year. Friday, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Freshman of the Year. 
  • Fairell, Peebles net All-America honors from D2CAA, Associated Press
    December 19, 2019
    WICHITA FALLS, Texas - Carson-Newman linebacker Rondrow Peebles (Knoxville, Tenn.) and corner Desmond Fairell (Miami, Fla.) have been presented All-America honors by both the Division II Conference Commissioners Association and the Associated Press.  
  • Peebles nominated for Cliff Harris Award
    December 13, 2019
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Carson-Newman junior linebacker Rondrow Peebles (Knoxville, Tenn.) has been nominated for the Cliff Harris Award for the top small college defensive player in the country, the Little Rock Touchdown Club announced Friday afternoon.
  • Wimbush adds Academic All-American to career laurels
    December 10, 2019
    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year, three-time first team All-SAC selection, All-American, and now Academic All-American - the latter is the latest honor for Carson-Newman football running back Antonio Wimbush (Kingsland, Ga.) in his storied Carson-Newman playing career. 
  • Turner announces retirement after nearly four decades at Mossy Creek
    December 09, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – After half a century as a player, coordinator and coach, Carson-Newman head football coach Mike Turner has announced his retirement from coaching.  
  • Six Eagles earn D2CCA All-Region honors
    December 06, 2019
    PEMBROKE, N.C. - A total of six Eagles, four on the first team and two on the second, have earned All-Region accolades from the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association, the organization announced Friday afternoon.
  • McDowell, Fairell lauded with All-America honors by AFCA
    December 03, 2019
    WACO, Texas - For the first time in the history of the Carson-Newman football program, two Eagles have been named to the AFCA All-America teams in the same season.  
  • Week 13 of The Mike Turner Show available online
    December 02, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Watch the 12th episode of The Mike Turner Show for 2019 below.  Carson-Newman head football coach Mike Turner and the Voice of the Eagles Adam Cavalier recount Carson-Newman's playoff loss at Lenoir-Rhyne.  The Mike Turner Show is available online Mondays.
  • Special teams miscues undo No. 24 Eagles in 49-21 second-round loss at No. 6 Bears
    November 30, 2019
    HICKORY, N.C. – Carson-Newman (9-3) had two punts blocked and another fumbled away and Lenoir-Rhyne (13-0) feasted on short field all day in a 49-21 win over the Eagles in the second round of the NCAA playoffs Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. 
  • No. 25 Eagles head between the bricks for playoff battle with No. 6 Bears
    November 29, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – No. 25 Carson-Newman (9-2) will effort to do something no other  Eagle ball club has done in 26 previous trips to postseason play Saturday at Moretz Stadium at 2 p.m. in Hickory, N.C. – win two road playoff games in the same year. 
  • Wimbush one of 36 up for Harlon Hill Award
    November 27, 2019
    FLORENCE, Ala. - Carson-Newman senior running back Antonio Wimbush (Kingsland, Ga.) is one of 36 players nationally, and one of four from Super Region II, up for consideration for the Harlon Hill award, which is presented annually to the best college football player in NCAA Division II as voted on by D2 sports information directors.
  • Peebles picked for TSWA honor
    November 26, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Carson-Newman junior linebacker Rondrow Peebles (Knoxville, Tenn.) has been slated as the Tennessee Sportswriters Association’s State Defensive Player of the Week. 
  • Carson-Newman Football vs Lenoir-Rhyne NCAA Division II Second Round Press Conference Transcripts
    November 26, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Coach Mike Turner spoke with the media Tuesday ahead of Carson-Newman's NCAA Division II playoff game against Lenoir-Rhyne.
  • Week 12 of The Mike Turner Show available online
    November 25, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Watch the 11th episode of The Mike Turner Show for 2019 below.  Carson-Newman head football coach Mike Turner and the Voice of the Eagles Adam Cavalier recount Carson-Newman's 17-9 opening-round playoff win at No. 11 Bowie State.  The Mike Turner Show is available online Mondays.
  • Kickoff time, ticket information released for second-round playoff contest at No. 6 Lenoir-Rhyne
    November 25, 2019
    HICKORY, N.C. - Kickoff has been set for 2 p.m. for No. 24 Carson-Newman football's second round playoff game at sixth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne.
  • Stout defense carries No. 24 Carson-Newman into second round, 17-9 over No. 11 Bowie State
    November 23, 2019
    BOWIE, Md. – No. 24 Carson-Newman (9-2) held 11th-ranked Bowie State (11-1) to its lowest point total of the season and bounced the CIAA Champs from the NCAA playoffs with a 17-9 win Saturday afternoon at Bulldogs Stadium. 
  • No. 24 Carson-Newman begins playoff journey with jaunt to No. 11 Bowie State
    November 22, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – No. 24 Carson-Newman (8-2) opens up its 26th trip into postseason play with a foray up I-81 to play its first-ever game in the state of Maryland with a first-round matchup against 11th-ranked Bowie State (11-0).  The Eagles and Bulldogs kickoff from Bulldogs Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday. 
  • Dendy named offensive freshman of the year, 10 Eagles receive all league laurels
    November 19, 2019
    ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman running back Troy Dendy (Laurens, S.C.) was named the conference’s offensive freshman of the year, and 10 more Eagles received all-conference from the league office, the SAC announced Tuesday morning.
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