Cumberland University is exploring the possibility of leaving the Mid-South Conference in all sports except football to rejoin the TranSouth Conference.
Cumberland, located in Lebanon, and Lambuth University in Jackson left the TranSouth in 1995 to join the Mid-South Conference in all sports because the conference offered football, which the TranSouth did not and still does not. Both conferences are members of the NAIA.
At the time, in order to be accepted into the Mid-South, the two schools had to join the league in all sports. However, since that time, the Mid-South has admitted non-football playing Lindsey-Wilson and admitted Belhaven as a football-only member.
Cumberland athletics director Paul Peck admitted the Bulldogs