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Lumination Network is Lipscomb University’s official student news service. We are a group made up of students from all majors who have a desire to submit various forms of media to be shared with the Lipscomb community. Lumination Network publishes news in several formats – articles, photo galleries, TV and Radio.

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Staff

Kathryn Farris

Kathryn Farris

Editor-in-Chief

editor@luminationnetwork.com

Hannah Cron

Hannah Cron

Managing Editor

Camryn Given

Camryn Given

Managing Editor

Danny Kotula

Sports Editor

Jayme Foltz

Jayme Foltz

Arts & Entertainment Writer

Erika Plunkett

Erika Plunkett

Sports Writer

Spencer Barnabee

Sports Writer

Micah Kennedy

Staff Writer

Rachel Pavelich

Fashion Columnist

Schyler Jones

Schyler Jones

Political Columnist

Jimmy McCollum

Jimmy McCollum

Faculty Advisor

Tim Ghianni

Tim Ghianni

Faculty Adviser

Recent News

Men’s basketball releases 2021-22 slate

The regular season picture is clear for the Bisons after their full schedule was released on Thursday.   The season opens at home on November 9 against the Birmingham Southern Panthers, a Division III opponent that the Bisons used to regularly play during their time in the NAIA.  Later in the week, the team will head to Charleston, South Carolina for the College of Charleston Multiteam Event. There, the team will face College of Charleston on November 12, South Carolina State on November 13, and Loyola University-Maryland on November 14.  To close out the month of November, the Bisons face a Dayton team that appeared in the NIT last season on November 17, local opponent Tennessee Tech on November 23, and NAIA member Kentucky Christian in a return home on November 28.  December’s slate of games opens with the anticipated Battle of the Boulevard game versus the Belmont Bruins at the Curb Event Center on December 2. Third-year head coach Lennie Acuff is still seeking his first win in this historic rivalry against the Bruins.  The home schedule for the remainder of the month sees Lipscomb host Chattanooga on December 5, Tennessee State on December 12, Tennessee Wesleyan on December 19, and Alabama A&M on December 30. The remaining December road schedule will arguably feature the team’s toughest competition all season.  On December 8, the team will travel to South Beach to play the University of Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes played three ASUN opponents last season with a notable loss to FGCU, an opponent the Bisons split games with in regular season play last year.  The next road game will...

Volleyball blanks Bruins in one-sided Battle of the Boulevard

The Lipscomb women’s volleyball team swept archrivals Belmont by a 3-0 score on Tuesday. In the latest volleyball edition of the Battle of the Boulevard, the nickname for the rivalry between Lipscomb and Belmont athletics that has been contested since 1953, the Bisons took down the Bruins for the eighth consecutive time, tied with women’s tennis for the longest active winning streak for either side in any sport. For the second straight match, the clear offensive focal point was sophomore hitter Kam Bacus. An Edmond, Oklahoma native, Bacus accrued 17 kills to lead the Bisons on the night. Joining her with double digits in the kill category was fellow sophomore Meg Mersman, who contributed 10 of her own. Freshman Anna Aubele continued her impressive fledgling season with the Bisons, putting up six kills and a dig. Leading the team in digs were senior libero Delaney Smith with 11 and senior defensive specialist Logan Gish. Sophomore setter Delaney Dilfer continued to light up the scoreboard in the assist category as she has done since she first arrived in Nashville, putting up 34 assists and reaching the 30-assist mark for the seventh time in eight matches thus far. The Austin, Texas-born All-South Region and All-ASUN Freshman of the Year also landed two kills against the Bruins and five digs. With the win, Lipscomb advances to 2-6 on the year in one of their strongest-ever non-conference slates. Belmont drops to 2-5 after yet another loss to Lipscomb. The Bisons go back on the road for their final tournament weekend when they face St. John’s on Friday and Ohio on Saturday in the...

Men’s soccer earns third straight national ranking

The Lipscomb men’s soccer team is ranked 22nd in the Week 3 NCAA Division I Top 25 released by United Soccer Coaches on Tuesday. After being unranked in preseason, the Bisons entered the ranking at #23 in Week One and made it to #21 in Week 2. This week, the team’s only match was a dramatic comeback from 3-1 down to earn a 3-3 draw at ETSU on Friday, marking the first week without a win for Lipscomb this year. The Bisons will make two more bids to stay undefeated on the year this week. They bring a 4-0-1 record into Tuesday night’s Battle of the Boulevard against Belmont followed by their ASUN opener at Bellarmine on...

Recent Galleries

Gallery: Campus community memorializes 9/11

The Lipscomb Community gathered early Monday morning to memorialize lives lost on September 11, 2001. Students, faculty and new President Candice McQueen placed flags 2,977 flags (one for each life lost in the 9/11 attack) throughout Bison Square. Gallery by Abigail Kopp and Jack Roper.   Memorial flags on campus. Photo by Jack...

GALLERY: Presidential Convocation in photos

The Presidential convocation was held at the Gathering on Aug. 31. It was full of Lipscomb traditions such as the bagpipe quartet and traditional outfits for faculty. This year was different than usual since it the convocation included the transfer of presidents. Click through the photos below to see photos from the event. Photos courtesy of Cora Coletti and Jack...

Gallery: Students celebrate finishing the first week of classes with Retro Sno Cones

Last Friday, to celebrate finishing the first week of classes, students were treated with Retro Sno Cones. The snow cone truck drove onto campus, right in front of Johnson Hall, making it difficult to miss as students came from classes or dorms. The truck attracted quite the crowd and created a great time for students to gather together and enjoy a cold summer treat on a hot...