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Erin Franklin

Erin Franklin

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Becca Risley

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KJ Lauck

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Ben Davis

Ben Davis

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Eric Ansett

Eric Ansett

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Katie Bianchini

Katie Bianchini

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Micah Dempsey

Micah Dempsey

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Brooke Dorris

Brooke Dorris

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Karina Gutierrez

Karina Gutierrez

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Tyler Harvey

Tyler Harvey

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Todd Lamberth

Todd Lamberth

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Charissa Ricker

Charissa Ricker

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Whitney Smith

Whitney Smith

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Myckelle Williams

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Recent News

Lady Bisons come up short against Jacksonville on Saturday

The Lady Bisons battled hard in Allen Arena on Saturday but dropped their fifth game in a row to Jacksonville 73-67. After falling to a 10-2 deficit at the beginning of the game, Lipscomb went on a 12-2 run and ended the first quarter with a 19-18 lead. Following that run, Jacksonville led most of the first half, holding a 39-35 lead at halftime. Loshaveon Jones filled in well, keeping Lipscomb in the game in the first half scoring 11 points with 5 rebounds. Alex Banks took charge in the third quarter scoring 12 of her 18 points on four three pointers in that quarter alone. Assistant Coach Courtney Locke praised both Jones and Banks’ performance. “The biggest thing that Shay (Loshaveon) and Alex did was hit the offensive boards, and I think that was crucial in putting Jacksonville on their heels,” Locke said. Riley Northway, who has seemed like a sparkplug at times this season for the Lady Bisons, took a seat on the bench as she picked up her third foul just 38 seconds into the second quarter. The teams traded the lead back and forth throughout the rest of the game. Jacksonville forward Kayla Gordon fouled out, and two other Dolphins finished with four fouls. “The one thing that Jacksonville doesn’t want to do is foul, so putting them into position to guard us off the dribble was a big part of the game plan,” Locke said. “I thought we executed it very well.” That game plan kept the game close all the way to the end. Meredith Lovelady’s attempt of a go-ahead three for Lipscomb rimmed...

Bisons secure a top-two seed with win over Jacksonville

Lipscomb defeated the Jacksonville Dolphins 81-69 Saturday night in Allen Arena to secure a top-two seed in the A-Sun Tournament on Senior Night. The Bisons were coming off a poor shooting performance against North Florida where the team shot 24% from behind the arc, but they weren’t going to let that carry over into the game against the Dolphins. Lipscomb shot 44% from behind the 3-point line going 14-34 led by junior forward, Garrison Matthews. Matthews led both teams in points (28) and rebounds (8), while knocking down seven three-pointers, and dishing out six assists. “My teammates got me a lot of wide open threes by driving in and kicking it out to me,” Matthews said. Junior guard Nathan Moran also had a big impact for the Bisons, as he had 21 points while hitting five three-pointers, and picking up eight assists. The Bisons had the opportunity to honor the three seniors on the team this year; Brett Wishon, Cam Miller, and Josh Williams. “All three of these guys have pretty unique stories,” Head Coach Casey Alexander says. “All of these guys have battled every single day that they have been here, and they continue to find ways to contribute.” With just one game remaining in the regular season, the Bisons have an opportunity to earn the number-one seed in the tournament, but they are going to need some help. In order for the Bison’s to secure the seed they need three things to happen: 1)   The Bisons have to beat Kennesaw State 2)   Florida Gulf Coast has to lose their game to Stetson 3)   USC Upstate has to beat NJIT The Bisons’ next game is...

Singarama 2017 to take center stage in April

Opening April 6-8 in Collins Alumni Auditorium is Lipscomb’s annual musical showcase, Singarama. This event features talents from all students, but specifically those in social clubs. Students are divided into three teams and will each put on a show with a complete storyline, song selection and choreography. The theme for this year is “A Blast From The Past” and will only feature music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Each team was given a specific era and title from which to pull inspiration. The titles are “Far Out” (70s), directed by Meg Mortensen, “Totally Awesome” (80s), directed by Bethany Rowland and “Party On” (90s), directed by Jade Cummings. “We’re trying to do some different things, a different kind of show,” Mortensen said. “Be looking for 70s lingo.” Rowland is taking a different approach with her show for “Totally Awesome” and has based the show at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. “We are going to have five or six leads that will be really conflicting and really fun, and there will be a couple of plot twists here or there,” she said. “My junior year of high school after watching Singarama, I told my mom, ‘Yeah, I’m going to come to Lipscomb.’” For “Party On,” Cummings said she wants the audience to be on the lookout for iconic costumes from the 90s. “Cause who doesn’t love a ‘Rachel Green’ or a ‘Clueless’ type attire,” she said. “I love the music. We had so much fun finding music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and I’m really excited for the audience participation.” Singarama’s three directors agree that the show unifies students, alumni and community attendees. “It’s a great way...

Recent Galleries

2016 December Commencement Ceremony photo gallery

Lipscomb recognized its graduates and commemorated its 125th anniversary at the 2016 December graduation on Saturday afternoon in Allen Arena. In addition to the typical parts of graduation such as the awarding of diplomas, the singing of the alma mater and the Tolling of the Bell, a special guest speaker — David Lipscomb himself — showed up to help observe the monumental anniversary. “This is a very special graduation, as we’re recognizing a special year in our history at Lipscomb,” Provost Craig Bledsoe said. Over 400 students participated in the ceremony....

12th Annual Lighting of the Green photo gallery

Despite a threat of rain, Lipscomb’s 12th annual Lighting of the Green carried on and gave back to students, faculty and the community by spreading some holiday cheer in front of the Bell Tower Tuesday night. Before the concert began, there was a “Christmas Marketplace” inside Allen Arena, complete with vendors, holiday treats and photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Amy Grant hosted the event, which featured special guest artists and choir students from the university and Lipscomb Academy. The night concluded with the traditional lighting of the tree outside of Allen Arena.   Photos by Ben Davis and Charissa...

Contemporary Music 2016 Showcase photo gallery

The Contemporary Music Program is a fairly new department. Since its start just last year, the department has nearly tripled in size. Because of this, the department split into three ensembles to perform their fall concerts on different days in different locations. The first group performed Nov. 7 in the Flatt Amphitheater. They showcased a lot of talent from the freshmen new to the program. The second group’s performance took place Monday night on the steps of Collins Alumni Auditorium. The final group performed in the Collins Auditorium Thursday night. All of the students thought it went extremely well. “It went better than we were all thinking,” sophomore Jacalyn Thompson said. “You do these things with all this adrenaline thinking about all the things you have to do, but as soon as you’re on stage, everyone comes together with the same mindset that we’re gonna make this the best show that we can.” Photos by Anna Rogers   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...