Lipscomb alum Bledsoe gets shutout in Lipscomb versus Nashville SC friendly

Lipscomb alum Bledsoe gets shutout in Lipscomb versus Nashville SC friendly

Former Lipscomb goalkeeper Micah Bledsoe helped lead Nashville SC to a 2-0 victory against the Bisons on Thursday night at the Lipscomb soccer complex. Bledsoe, who spent last season with USL Cup champions, Louisville City, just recently signed his contract with Nashville Soccer Club on Feb. 10. The 6-foot-4 starting keeper graduated as Lipscomb’s all-time leader in wins (26), save percentage (.735) and clean sheets (15). “It is a little weird (playing your old team), but as soon as the game kicks off, you forget about it pretty quickly,” Bledsoe said. “But it was a little interesting, a little surreal.” In addition to Bledsoe, three recent Lipscomb grads also got a chance to play on their previous home turf as “trialists” — Ivan Alvarado, Ivan Sakou and Eduardo Reza. Despite the second-half surge, Nashville SC’s head coach Gary Smith said he pinpointed some challenges his team faced in the game that he wants his players to improve upon and fix. The whole first half remained neck-and-neck, with a similar amount of possession for each team. At the end of the first half, Lipscomb and Nashville SC remained tied 0-0, despite each tallying a number of shooting opportunities. “The younger group started . . .and it was nice to see our first USL group, and then the (second) group came on, and, in fairness, dominated the game but couldn’t score,” Smith said. “We had some challenges — they (Lipscomb) set very deep — that we have to look at and work out.” Goals from Ian McGrath and Martin Galvao sealed the win over Lipscomb in the second half. Galvao also...
Letter from the Editor: Introducing our 2018 staff

Letter from the Editor: Introducing our 2018 staff

Hey, fellow Bisons! School is back in in full swing now, so I thought I would give you all an update on Lumination Network for this upcoming semester. Our staff has grown. I would like to introduce Cole Gray, a junior journalism major, as our new co-managing editor. Cole is following in the footsteps of the very talented Becca Risley, who graduated in December. Cole served as our sports editor last spring. Last semester, he interned at The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C. Anna Rogers, one of our accomplished photographers and writers, is continuing as co-managing editor as well. As editor, I’m looking forward to the growth of Lumination, and I hope to continue to build the site into something that all students, alumni, faculty and parents read each day. Anna, Cole and I most certainly couldn’t do it alone, though! We have many talented students contributing to Lumination this year: Russell Vannozzi is back, bringing his sports expertise to the staff as our Sports Editor. Ben Davis, along with his trusty camera, is back as our Chief Photographer. Daniel Johnson is taking care of all of the complicated tech stuff as our Web Developer. Bethanie Jones is focused on creating and curating content to reach all of you as our Social Media Director. On the radio side of things: Cavin Jacobson and Lebron Hill are teaming up as our co-Radio Directors. Hannah Gilmore is bringer her sports mastery to the game, serving as our Radio Sports Director. During my time as editor, something I have particularly tried to focus on is bringing world-news stories with a Lipscomb focus to...
BREAKING NEWS: Lipscomb University classes cancelled for Friday, Jan. 12 due to winter weather conditions

BREAKING NEWS: Lipscomb University classes cancelled for Friday, Jan. 12 due to winter weather conditions

Lipscomb University has cancelled day and evening classes today due to the severe weather that is expected to roll in to Middle Tennessee Friday morning. Food service for on-campus students will still be provided. Kim Chaudoin, Assistant Vice President of Communication and Marketing, released the information on lipscomb.edu, where students can find weather updates. “Due to winter weather conditions, Provost W. Craig Bledsoe has cancelled classes for Friday, January 12,” Chaudoin said in a statement, “and President L. Randolph Lowry has declared an administrative leave...
President Trump signs executive order in Nashville

President Trump signs executive order in Nashville

The American Dream is “roaring back to life,” according to President Donald Trump, who spoke before a crowd of nearly 5,000 people at the American Farm Bureau Federation on Monday afternoon at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. “I’m thrilled to be back in the amazing state of Tennessee,” President Trump said. “Here as the state slogan goes, we see America at its absolute best, and you’re [Tennessee] doing well.” President Trump is the first president to address the American Farm Bureau in more than 25 years. He addressed a wide variety of topics, varying from tax cuts for farmers to anecdotes about Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans. President Trump also specifically spoke to students and his idea of the future today’s youth is expected to both see and help provide. “Every American child deserves to grow up in a safe community and live a life full of dignity, purpose and hope,” Trump said. “That is the future we all seek, and we will fiercely defend for all Americans. “We see the promise of tomorrow in our incredible young farmers who have joined us today,” Trump continued. “Students, who are achieving incredible things through amazing organizations like FFA and 4-H — great people. . . . Their devotion to our nation inspires us all.” President Trump also paid special attention to praising the majority agricultural-based audience in attendance and noting how “privileged” they were to have had the opportunity to vote for him. “Throughout our history, farmers have always led the way . . . thank you, very much,” Trump said. “You embody the values of hard work:...
2017 fall commencement photo gallery

2017 fall commencement photo gallery

More than 400 students were awarded diplomas from Lipscomb University this fall, including eight women from the Tennessee Prison for Women. The traditional students’ graduation ceremony took place in Allen Arena on December 16, while the graduating inmates’ ceremony was the day before at the Tennessee Prison for Women. President Randy Lowry gave the charge to the students at the traditional students’ graduation ceremony. “As you go, take these thoughts with you: you go as part of the Bison herd that numbers about 30,000 alumni; you go as part of a special community that will always respect you, always welcomes you back and always be honored and proud that you a part of it; you go with our deep regard and our great hope that God will work out His plan for your life and that you will see your part in His story.” President Lowry closed with an Old Testament blessing from Numbers 6:24-26: “May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace.”   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...