Colton Dixon and Cody Fry concert gallery

Colton Dixon and Cody Fry concert gallery

Lipscomb University “Session Players” hosted former American Idol contestants Colton Dixon and special guest Cody Fry on Wednesday night in Collins Auditorium for an evening of music. Cody Fry opened the night performing with student musicians from the Session Players. Dr. Ben Blasko introduced Dixon and shared a few words of how his friendship with the musician began. Blasko shared how Dixon’s song “Through All of It” got him through many personal rough life events and how much the song meant to him. Dixon performed that song tonight, and Blasko said it was special to be able to direct the session players in that song. Dixon’s wife, Annie Dixon, also made a special appearance tonight during his performance of “Through All of It.” Dixon ended the concert around 8:30 p.m., noting that his house is full of “big Preds fans,” and he was going to get the audience home in time for the game.   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
Welcome home men’s basketball gallery

Welcome home men’s basketball gallery

Men’s basketball returned home to campus from New York City yesterday afternoon. Students and media showed up outside Allen Arena to welcome the team home. One main question people have now that the Bisons’ season is over is if Coach Casey Alexander will stay at Lipscomb to coach or move across the Boulevard to coach at Belmont. “Obviously there’s a lot of people talking about that,” he said at Lipscomb’s welcome home ceremony Friday afternoon. “I’m glad I’m the Lipscomb coach. We’ll deal with that when it happens, if it happens.” Alexander’s mentor and longtime Belmont head coach Rick Byrd announced his retirement Monday morning after 33 years on the Bruin sidelines. Alexander has routinely credited Byrd for impacting his life both on and off the court. “Belmont is important to me,” Alexander told 104.5 The Zone’s 3HL show Wednesday. “I spent 20 years there, I graduated from there, my wife graduated from there. I’ve got a history of 20 teams of players that were important to me. Hardly anybody’s more important to me than Coach Byrd is.” Full story by Russell Vannozzi here. Photos by Mckenzi Harris « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
NIT Championship watch party gallery

NIT Championship watch party gallery

Lipscomb had a big turnout on Thursday night to watch the NIT championship game. Despite the conflicting but re-scheduled Singarama show going on the same night, the Lipscomb student body showed out to support the team in its final game. The fans spent time discussing the season while sharing popcorn, snacks, sandwiches and desserts. There was also giveaways and a T-shirt throwing to get the fans into the game day spirit. But Thursday’s story was much different than that of Tuesday. The Bisons fought hard but fell short to Texas in the end. Full story by Mckenzi Harris...
Bison cafe was full of Lipscomb fans to watch the NIT championship

Bison cafe was full of Lipscomb fans to watch the NIT championship

Lipscomb had a big turnout on Thursday night to watch the NIT championship game. Despite the conflicting but re-scheduled Singarama show going on the same night, the Lipscomb student body showed out to support the team in its final game. The fans spent time discussing the season while sharing popcorn, snacks, sandwiches and desserts. There was also giveaways and a T-shirt throwing to get the fans into the game day spirit. But Thursday’s story was much different than that of Tuesday. The Bisons fought hard but fell short to Texas in the end. Singarama was scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night, but due to the NIT Championship game happening at the same time, it was moved to 8 p.m., directly following the game. The crowd did die down a bit at halftime as students participating in Singarama went to get ready. But many students stayed to watch the game. Several students even did each other’s makeup for Singarama while sitting at tables watching the game in the cafeteria. There were some new students and audience members to come in and watch the game after half time as well. With five minutes left in the game, Lipscomb cheerleader Samson Tucker (who wasn’t able to make the trip to New York with the rest of the cheer team) said he wasn’t going to give up. “I know it’s a long shot, but I still have faith,” Tucker said. “I don’t give up till the last minute.” Following the championship, Lipscomb student Meagan Drake said she was disappointed about the team’s game. “I’m a little upset,” Drake said. “I feel like there’s...
NIT Semifinals watch party gallery

NIT Semifinals watch party gallery

Lipscomb’s Office of Student Life hosted an NIT watch party in the Bison Cafe center Tuesday to allow students, faculty and alumni to gather together for the Lipscomb-Wichita State semifinal showdown on ESPN. At least 250 faithful Lipscomb supporters turned out for the party. The Bisons beat the Shockers 71-64 to advance to the NIT championship game, where they will face the Texas Longhorns Thursday at 6 p.m. CT. Lipscomb had about 400 supporters on the ground in New York, but the rest of the fans were in Bennett Campus Center or watching at home. Read full story...