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Category: Athletics

Nadia Bonner-Burton Signs as CBU's First Rugby Player

MEMPHIS — Brian Summers, athletics director at Christian Brothers University (CBU), has announced the addition of Nadia Bonner-Burton to the CBU women's rugby team. "I am pleased to welcome Nadia as CBU's first official women's rugby athlete commitment," said Summers. "She is a talented young woman who will help us initiate the future culture of our rugby program." Bonner-Burton graduated magna cum laude with a 3.7 GPA this past spring from... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, June 21, 2019

Buc Madness Kicks Off Basketball Seasons with Pep Rally, Celebration

MEMPHIS—The Christian Brothers University Lady Buc basketball team heads to the University of Tennessee-Martin next Monday, and the Buccaneer men’s team plays an exhibition game against the University of Memphis that same night. However, before they head to their respective games next week, the CBU community congregated in Canale Arena to cheer on their 2016-2017 teams in true Buccaneer fashion. The pep rally, entitled “Buc Madness,” consisted of contests, games, food,... Read More
Posted by Alana Byrd at Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Head Coaches for Baseball and Track and Field Join CBU Athletics Staff

MEMPHIS, TN — Two new coaches have been selected to lead both Track and Field and Baseball for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Both Nic Fortenberry (Track and Field) and Lee Parks (Baseball) come to CBU after serving as coaches for the University of Memphis. Meet the new coaches in their bios below! Nic Fortenberry Nic Fortenberry has been named the men's and women's track and field head coach at Christian Brothers University by Director of Athletics Brian Summers.... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, July 22, 2016

CBU Inducts Three into the Athletic Hall of Fame

MEMPHIS-The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2016, featuring three inductees. This year's induction banquet was held on Friday, April 8  in Sabbatini Lounge in the Thomas Center. Kevin McArthy starred in basketball from 1983 to 1985. In 71 games, he scored 1,037 points with 184 rebounds, 140 assists and 76 steals. He shot 57.2 percent from the field, which ranks sixth in school history, and his 14.6 points per game are good for 16th in school... Read More
Posted by Wendy Sumner-Winter at Monday, April 11, 2016

Homecoming 2016 Tames Wolves, Boosts School Spirit

MEMPHIS, TN —On February 2-6, students from around campus gathered together to take part in an annual Buccaneer tradition—Homecoming. The crisp air and light snow provided the perfect weather for student organizations to bundle up and invent ways to help the Buccaneers “Tame the Wolves” on Saturday as the women and men’s basketball teams took on the West Georgia Wolves. In addition to the big games on Saturday afternoon, Homecoming Week also featured four distinct competitive events: Wacky... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, February 12, 2016

Nienaber Inducted to Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame

CINCINNATI — Christian Brothers University men's basketball coach Mike Nienaber was inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame on May 13 at Receptions Banquet Center in Fairfield, OH. While Nienaber played high school basketball at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, he has spent his entire 32-year college coaching career in west Tennessee, 16 years at Bethel College in McKenzie and 16 years at CBU. "It's a great honor. I was shocked when they contacted me," said... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, May 14, 2015

Night at the Redbirds!

Join CBU alumni, faculty, staff, and student body to pack AutoZone Park for the annual 'Night at the Redbirds' on April 10!  STUDENTS Tickets can be purchased here: ALUMNI Tickets can be purchased at  CONTEST 1: ONE STUDENT WILL THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH AT THE RED BIRDS GAME If you're a current student, you also have the opportunity to throw out the first pitch before the game... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Monday, March 30, 2015

CBU to Host 2nd Annual Memphis Cup of Nations

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) will host the second annual Memphis Cup of Nations on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on CBU’s Signaigo Soccer Field. Have you ever looked around and noticed the beauty in the diversity we have here in Memphis? So many different faces, each one unique and special – and behind every face is a story. As we embrace our diversity and celebrate our stories, we also look for ways to find a common ground, a common thread that... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, March 9, 2015

Casey Named Academic All-American Player of the Year

Christian Brothers University senior guard Trey Casey is the Capital One Academic All-America Men's Basketball Player of the Year, announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is his second consecutive year being named a First Team Academic All-American. Casey, a native of Cincinnati and a graduate of La Salle High School, is averaging 18.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game for the Bucs while carrying a perfect 4.0... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CBU Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Postponed

MEMPHIS — Due to this week's wintry weather, with more frozen precipitation in the forecast for later this week, Friday night's Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame banquet has been postponed to Saturday, April 11 . Tickets for the banquet are still available. Tickets are $45 each, and a table of eight is $360. Click here for more information on the event. For more information on the banquet, please contact Brian Summers at (901) 321-3370 or . ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, February 19, 2015