Christian Brothers Buccaneers

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Christian Brothers Buccaneers
Lady Buccaneers
University Christian Brothers University
Conference Gulf South Conference
NCAA Division II
Location Memphis, Tennessee
Varsity teams 13
Basketball arena Canale Arena
Baseball stadium Buc Field
Nickname Bucs and Lady Bucs
Colors Red and Gray[1]

The Christian Brothers University Buccaneers and Lady Buccaneers are the official sports teams of Christian Brothers University. The Bucs and Lady Bucs play in Division II as a part of the Gulf South Conference.

The university's colors are maroon and grey. The mascot is Bucky the Buccaneer.

Conference history[edit]

The Buccaneers began playing in the 1950s as independents. Over the last half-century, CBU has competed in the NAIA Division I in the Volunteer State Athletic Conference and the Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference.[2] Since 1992, CBU has been a member of the NCAA Division II in the Gulf South Conference since 1996.


Men's intercollegiate sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis.

Women's intercollegiate sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

15% of students participate in intercollegiate sports.[3] Each of these sports, with the exception of golf, offers scholarships to student athletes.[3]

Other athletics at CBU[edit]

In addition to intercollegiate athletics, CBU offers intramural sports. Types of intramurals, such as volleyball, flag football, and bowling, vary from year to year.[4]


Main article: Canale Arena

Buccaneer and Lady Buccaneer basketball and volleyball teams play at Canale Arena.



Lady Buccaneer soccer[edit]

  • NCAA Division II national champions, 2002[5]
  • Gulf South Conference champions, 2000, 2001 2002, 2003, 2004[6]
    • The first Gulf South Conference team to win five consecutive GSC tournaments[6]
    • The first five-time Gulf South Conference winner[6]

Buccaneer soccer[edit]

  • Memphis Cup winners, 2004[7]
  • Tim McCage Cup winners, 2007[8]

Buccaneer basketball[edit]

  • Gulf South Conference Champions, 2008,[9] 2012[10]
  • NCAA South Regional Champions, 2008
  • Beat Memphis Tigers Basketball in a 2014 exhibition match (2 overtimes).


  • Missy Gregg, Lady Buccaneer Soccer[11]
    • First-team, All-American
    • NCAA Tournament Outstanding Offensive Player
    • Two-time NSCAA Player of the Year in all divisions
    • Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Female Amateur Athlete of the Year
    • Gulf South Conference All-American team
    • Honda Award Winner: Division II Athlete of the Year


  1. ^ CBU Brand Standards (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  2. ^ "About the TranSouth Athletic Conference". TranSouth Athletic Conference. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Christian Brothers University". Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Intramural Sports". Christian Brothers University. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  5. ^ Yovich, Rudy (December 9, 2002). "Christian Brothers University Women's Soccer Team 2002 NCAA Division II Champions!". Christian Brothers University. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  6. ^ a b c Maskus, Justin (March 26, 2007). "Lady Bucs Win Fifth-Straight GSC Title". Christian Brothers University Athletics. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  7. ^ Maskus, Justin (February 24, 2004). "Bucs Capture Memphis Cup". Christian Brothers University Athletics. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  8. ^ Opperman, Eric (March 26, 2007). "Bucs Take Tim McCage Cup: CBU tops Lambuth, Memphis in spring tournament". Christian Brothers University Athletics. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  9. ^ Opperman, Eric (March 9, 2008). "Bucs Hold On For First GSC Championship, 93-89". Christian Brothers University Athletics. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  10. ^ Bucs Win GSC Championship 65-62 Over VSU (
  11. ^ "Division II Winner and Nominees". Honda. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 

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