King News Archives

  • #21 Tornado comeback to defeat BAC in ECAC opener
    November 21, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The 21st-ranked King University men’s wrestling team made their first dual of the season a memorable one. The Tornado came back from a 22-6 deficit to defeat Belmont Abbey College 23-22 behind four straight victories to close out the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) match.
  • Tornado fall to LMU
    November 21, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team got off to a hot start against Lincoln Memorial University, holding the lead after the first quarter. However, the Railsplitters turned the tide in the second quarter and held off a late Tornado rally to take the contest 74-61.
  • Martin Mayor selected Conference Carolinas Swimmer of the Week
    November 21, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Macarena Martin Mayor had a solid weekend for the King University women’s swimming team at the Fall Frenzy Invitational. She set a pair of school records and earned Conference Carolinas Swimmer of the Week honors.
  • Two records fall on final day of Fall Frenzy
    November 19, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team finished their weekend with a pair of school records at the Fall Frenzy Invitational on Sunday. Aleksandar Stosik set one in the 100 yard freestyle and the men’s 400 yard freestyle relay set another school record.
  • Martin Mayor sets school record on final day of Fall Frenzy
    November 19, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming team finished their weekend at the Fall Frenzy Invitational on Sunday. Macarena Martin Mayor led the way for the Tornado with a school record in the 200 yard backstroke.
  • Goforth, Mammolenti take titles at Georgia Open
    November 18, 2017
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The 21st-ranked King University men’s wrestling team posted two champions and two runners-up on Saturday at the Georgia Open. Landon Goforth and Joey Mammolenti both won their respective weight classes to lead the Tornado.
  • Tornado use big third quarter to defeat Newberry
    November 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team hosted Newberry College Saturday afternoon in a nonconference matchup. The Tornado used a huge third quarter and multiple career high efforts to take down the Wolves 71-61.
  • More school records set at second day of Fall Frenzy Invite
    November 18, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team competed in the second day of the Fall Frenzy Invitational Saturday night. More school records were broke including great performances by Juan Somoza.
  • Tornado compete in second day of Fall Frenzy Invite
    November 18, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming team competed in the second day of the Fall Frenzy Invitational Saturday night. The entire team swam hard throughout the day and Macarena Martin set a new school record in the 400 yard individual medley.
  • Tornado drop heartbreaker at Carson-Newman
    November 18, 2017
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Playing regional rival Carson-Newman for the first time in a six years, the King University men’s basketball team opened the contest with a solid 20 minutes and held the lead late. However, the home standing Eagles came up with a shot in the final five seconds to take the 92-91 victory.
  • R. Doi takes 1st to lead 8 King placers at Missouri Valley Open
    November 18, 2017
    MARSHALL, Mo. – The fifth-ranked King University women’s wrestling team posted a solid day at the Missouri Valley Open with eight placers at the event. Regina Doi took home a first place finish and Nicole Joseph finished runner-up to lead the Tornado.
  • Four personal records fall on first day of Fall Frenzy
    November 17, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming team opened the Fall Frenzy Invitational with a solid day on Friday. The Tornado set four personal records on the day.
  • Pair of records fall on first day of Fall Frenzy
    November 17, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team opened the Fall Frenzy Invitational with a solid day on Friday. Two school records fell, and two personal bests were lowered on Friday.
  • Ulrich inks four in early signing period
    November 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women’s volleyball coach Dave Ulrich announced four recruits as part of his first class at King. The following four players signed during the early signing period.
  • Brown signs 11 in early signing period
    November 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head baseball coach Blaine Brown and his staff announced the signing of 11 players in the early signing period.
  • Owens' tip-in lifts King over Lenoir-Rhyne in OT
    November 15, 2017
    HICKORY, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team took to the road to take on Lenoir-Rhyne University in a matchup of two of the top programs in the southeast region. The Tornado led the majority of the contest until the Bears came back to force overtime in the final five minutes. In the extra session, Mack Owens tipped in an errant Tornado shot with two seconds remaining, giving King the 72-71 victory.
  • Tornado fall to Carson-Newman
    November 15, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on Carson-Newman University in a nonconference affair Wednesday night. The Tornado struggled to take care of the ball on offense while the Eagles offense was strong. King fell to Carson-Newman 80-52.
  • King announces basketball promotional schedule
    November 14, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball teams would love to see your support throughout the 2017-18 season. Below is a promotions schedule for the upcoming Tornado season.
  • Tornado Athletics Announces 100% Giving Rate among Full-time Staff
    November 13, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2017 – King University Athletic Director David Hicks announced his full-time staff met a challenge to give back to the University head-on by having 100 percent giving rate among all full-time athletic staff members.
  • Tornado lend helping hand to the local community
    November 13, 2017
    The King University women’s basketball team has been training and getting ready for the upcoming season, however, their fitness level and jump shots are not the only thing that they have been doing this fall. The Tornado participated in multiple community service efforts since coming back from summer vacation and made a difference in the Bristol community.
  • Wenger leads King at a pair of races
    November 12, 2017
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University cycling team continued their cyclocross season with a pair of races over the weekend. Sydney Wenger led the Tornado on Saturday at the Lees-McRae race on Saturday and then again on Sunday at the Reedy Creek Cyclocross race in Kingsport.
  • King drops nonconference affair at Tusculum
    November 11, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball fell to Tusculum College on the second night of their season. The Pioneers got off to a hot start and didn’t look back, taking the contest 96-60.
  • King falls to #4 LMU 94-60
    November 11, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team took on nationally ranked Lincoln Memorial University on Saturday afternoon in the second day of the SAC vs Conference Carolinas Challenge. The #4 ranked Railsplitters proved too much offensively as they defeated the Tornado 94-60.
  • Tornado take 4 titles at King Open
    November 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their second outing of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team had a good showing at the King Open. Four Tornado won individual titles while the Tornado took a runner-up and third place finish.
  • Tornado trio selected All-Conference Carolinas
    November 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Three members of the King University women’s volleyball team were recognized on Saturday when Conference Carolinas announced their all-conference performers prior to the conference tournament semifinals. Becca Huddleston garnered second team recognition while Amy Serowski and Cathy Scaniffe were selected to the third team.
  • #5 Tornado defeat #8 Emmanuel, #20 Ferrum in 2017-18 home debut
    November 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team wrestled at home for the first time this season, and the Tornado came away with a pair of victories. Marina Doi and Aleeah Gould keyed a comeback for the fifth-ranked Tornado past eighth-ranked Emmanuel College 29-17. King then topped 20th-ranked Ferrum College 48-1.
  • Floyd's career night leads King past Tusculum
    November 10, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team opened the season with a 101-94 victory over regional rival Tusculum College behind a career night from Jordan Floyd. Floyd poured in 23 points in the first half, and ended the contest with 34 points to lead King to the victory.
  • Double-doubles lift King over MHU in season opener
    November 10, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team opened the season with a victory behind double-doubles from a pair of veterans. Kristen Cupples and Amy Van Deventer each posted double-doubles, leading the Tornado to the 67-53 victory over Mars Hill University.
  • Tornado fall at SWU in conference quarterfinal
    November 07, 2017
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team put together one of their best matches at the net on Tuesday night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinal at Southern Wesleyan University. However, the Tornado saw their season come to an end as Southern Wesleyan took the match 3-0.
  • King ranked 5th, M. Doi 1st in WCWA Rankings
    November 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Poll, the King University women’s wrestling team is ranked fifth. The Tornado have six individuals ranked, including Marina Doi who is ranked first at 101 pounds.
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