King News Archives

  • Strong defense lifts King past Belmont Abbey
    February 17, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – Late in the season in conference games on the road, it may not matter how teams get a victory just that they come out with a win. The King University men’s basketball team grinded out a win at Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado defense posted one of the best efforts of the season in the 69-61 victory.
  • Big second half from BAC stuns Tornado
    February 17, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start at Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. The Tornado shot better than 50 percent in the first half, opening up a double digit lead at the break. However, the Crusaders used a big second half to overcome the deficit and stun the Tornado 81-78 with a late triple.
  • Martin Mayor sets school record, takes conference title on day 3 of championships
    February 16, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming team set a pair of personal records on the third day of the Conference Carolinas Championships, and added another conference champion. Along with the school records, three personal records fell on Friday.
  • Two school records fall on day 3 of BMC Championships
    February 16, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team had a solid third day at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships, setting a pair of school records and two personal records. Going into the final day of the championships, the Tornado are in 10th place.
  • Softball doubledip at LMU rescheduled
    February 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has rescheduled their contests against Lincoln Memorial University that was rained out earlier this week. The Tornado will now make the trek to Harrogate, Tenn. to take on the Railsplitters in a doubleheader on March 21 at 1:00 p.m.
  • King baseball, softball weekend schedules altered
    February 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in the forecast, the King University baseball and softball schedules have been changed. The baseball team has cancelled their series with Mansfield University, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. They will now host Mars Hill University in a doubleheader on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. The softball team has cancelled their two games on Saturday at the Lenoir-Rhyne Tournament, but will play as scheduled on Sunday.
  • Wisley leads Tornado on day 2 of Conference Championships
    February 15, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, NC – The King University women’s swimming team competed at the Conference Carolinas Championships Thursday. The Tornado had some strong performances including Madison Wisley finishing first in the 50 yard freestyle event.
  • King sets school record at BMC Championships
    February 15, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, NC – The King University men’s swimming team competed at the Blue Mountain Conference Championships Wednesday. The Tornado put together some strong performances including setting a school record in the 200 yard medley relay.
  • King opens season with split at #20 Carson-Newman
    February 15, 2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University softball team opened the season with a tough twinbill at regional rival, 20th-ranked Carson-Newman University. The Tornado got off to a slow start, dropping game one 4-0, but the offense got going in the nightcap, taking the contest 9-3 for the split.
  • King ranked 8th in first NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The first NCAA Southeast Regional rankings were announced on Wednesday afternoon and the King University men’s basketball team was ranked eighth. At the time of the poll release, the Tornado were 15-9 on the season and following Wednesday night’s win improved to 16-9.
  • Late run not enough for Tornado to overcome Saints
    February 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team hosted Limestone College Wednesday night in a Conference Carolinas matchup. Despite Kori West posting 19 points and 17 rebounds, the Saints held off the Tornado to win 65-60.
  • Floyd, Salomon lead King past Limestone
    February 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team defended their home court with a hard-fought victory over Limestone College. The Tornado got 32 points from Jordan Floyd and seven triples from Mike Salomon to defeat the Saints 80-67.
  • Tornado sweep Crusaders
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team hosted Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University Tuesday. The Tornado swept the Crusaders in straight sets and extend their consecutive sets won streak to an impressive 21 sets.
  • Tornado season-opener postponed
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King softball team will have to wait an extra day to open their 2018 season as their contest at Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday has been postponed. A makeup date has not been set at this time.
  • Bradford's top-10 leads King at The Kickoff Classic
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team opened their spring season with a 13th place finish at The Kickoff Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., The Tornado were led by a top 10 finish from Alex Bradford who finished the tournament one-over par.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for track & field, leading up to the conference championship this weekend. King University had six athletes honored, four from the men’s team and one from the women’s team.
  • Floyd selected TSWA Player of the Week
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s basketball player Jordan Floyd earned Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors on Monday, and on Tuesday he was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week.
  • Mirabal takes second straight Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week award
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks, King University baseball pitcher Octavio Mirabal has been selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week. The senior tossed another complete game, helping lead the Tornado to a four-game sweep of Davis & Elkins College last week.
  • Tornado fall to UNC Pembroke in ECAC finale
    February 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The 22nd-ranked King University men’s wrestling closed their dual season on Monday night when they squared off with UNC Pembroke in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) match. The Braves grabbed the lead early and didn’t slow down, taking the 35-12 victory.
  • Carpenter named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading into the first Conference Carolinas Women’s Swimming Championships, the league announced their academic all-conference honorees. Haley Carpenter of the King University women’s swimming team was recognized.
  • Tornado volunteer for local community
    February 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams took a break from their busy spring schedules to help and serve the local Bristol community. Head tennis coach, Terry Caldwell, facilitated a volunteer day for the team to work with the Bearcat P.R.I.D.E. program.
  • Floyd tabbed conference POW
    February 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team had another Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award winner this week as Jordan Floyd was selected player of the week for the second straight week. Floyd averaged 26.0 points per game in helping the Tornado to a 2-0 record this week.
  • King drops season-opener to Converse
    February 11, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team opened the season with home meet against Converse College. The meet was close in the first half, but the Valkyries pulled away in the second half to take the win 261.805-248.720.
  • King finishes 6th, has 7 All-Americans at WCWA National Championships
    February 10, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team finished the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships with a sixth place finish and seven All-Americans. The day was highlighted by Marina Doi and Regina Doi in the finals at 101 pounds.
  • Tornado tops SWU on Senior Day
    February 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team revenged an early season overtime loss to Southern Wesleyan University with a 89-54 victory over the Warriors Saturday afternoon. On senior day, fourteen Tornado players scored in the contest including a team-high 14 points scored by Kristen Cupples.
  • Seniors lead King to win over SWU on Senior Day
    February 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On senior day, the King University men’s basketball seniors led the Tornado to a 104-80 victory over Southern Wesleyan University. Mack Owens eclipsed the 1,000-career point mark and Shon’Dre Dukes posted his first double-double of the season.
  • King falls to Cumberland
    February 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their spring season Saturday afternoon against Cumberland University. The Tornado battled hard but fell to Cumberland 7-2.
  • Tornado fall to Phoenix
    February 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their spring season against Cumberland University Saturday afternoon. The Tornado fell 9-0 to the Phoenix.
  • Tornado in 6th, have 2 finalists at WCWA National Championships
    February 09, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened competition at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships with solid day. Seven Tornado will compete for medals on Saturday, including both of the finalists at 101 pounds.
  • Tornado sweep Senators
    February 09, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team came from behind to win in each game of the doubleheader Friday afternoon against Davis & Elkins College. The Tornado took game one 10-2 and followed that up with a 4-2 victory in the second game to record two wins on the day against the Senators.
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