GALLERY: Frosty Bison Boogie 5K raises fun and funds for IDEAL Program

GALLERY: Frosty Bison Boogie 5K raises fun and funds for IDEAL Program

A cold autumn Saturday morning in November didn’t put down the high spirts of the runners for the fourth annual IDEAL Bison Boogie 5K. Twenty-nine degrees was the coldest-ever start for the Boogie in its short history of having fun while supporting Lipscomb’s IDEAL Program. All the money raised from goes toward the IDEAL program. The IDEAL Program gives students with intellectual or developmental disabilities the opportunity to come to Lipscomb to experience and learn in college. IDEAL students and Lipscomb faculty were among the participants in the 5K....
‘The Mechanics’ win annual Dodgeball tournament

‘The Mechanics’ win annual Dodgeball tournament

“Campus Security,” “Hydro-Flask” and “Nun-of-That” all made team costume appearances at the Student Activities Board’s annual dodgeball tournament. The event was a Halloween season hit once again, allowing the student body to come together in an epic competition for the title of dodgeball champion and a large purple trophy to show that Lipscomb pride. The competition was heated as teams battled it out to the end slowly being eliminated in a winner-play-winner format. “Campus Security” took on “The Mechanics” in the championship round. “Campus Security” has won the tournament two years in a row, but this year the streak ended. “The Mechanics” won the trophy for 2019. Tyler Harvey was there to capture a gallery of all the action....
2019-2020 Season Preview: Lipscomb Men’s basketball starts with new head coach

2019-2020 Season Preview: Lipscomb Men’s basketball starts with new head coach

The Lipscomb men’s basketball team will start its season with a different head coach and a lot of fresh faces Tuesday, Nov. 5, inside Allen Arena. Expectations are not as high as when the Bisons started its campaign last year by being picked the preseason favorites to win the ASUN conference by multiple media outlets. The Bisons also went on to have one of the best seasons in program history last year; the Bisons won the most games in the programs NCAA era history (29), made it to the ASUN Tournament championship game, and ended its extended campaign by placing second in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT). This year the ASUN preseason media poll predicted the Bisons to finish in fourth place, while the ASUN coaches poll predicted the Bisons to finish in fifth place. With former Lipscomb men’s basketball head coach Casey Alexander leaving after last season to coach down the street at Belmont, Lipscomb filled its head coaching vacancy by hiring Lennie Acuff. Acuff was formally the head coach at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he had been since 1997 and became the winningest head coach in the history of the program with 437 wins. New coach similar style of play Coach Acuff brings a style of play that he thinks is very similar to the style the Bisons became accustomed to in years past. “We’ll play a lot like they played last year,” Acuff said. “Our philosophy is we’d really like to shoot layups or threes; that’s where we’ve kind of made our living in the past and we’ll do that a lot with...
Students respond to university crime report

Students respond to university crime report

The annual crime report for the 2018 year was released this month by Lipscomb’s Office of Security and Safety. The report shows that there was one reported rape on campus last year and that the criminal activity of burglary in on-campus housing had increased from one report in 2017 to five reports in 2018. The one reported rape on campus is alleged to have occurred in September 2018. The accused is former Lipscomb sophomore, Sam Salib. Salib was indicted by a grand jury in August on three counts of rape. (https://www.scoopnashville.com/2019/08/grand-jury-indicts-lipscomb-student-sam-salib-in-2018-rape-case/?fbclid=IwAR2YkwWQ_6BqE8oY12FLtgdVn0bocJK4HgJoUA0wssciJh_-ev2UyKBe02I) The report reported that there were no rapes on campus for 2017 and two for 2016. “I feel safe on campus if security is there to protect me,” senior Bailie Fite said. “When I’m by myself, though, I feel like I’m on my own and if I report something, I feel like they’re (campus security) not going to do anything about it.” In response to students who feel unsafe, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations and Communications Kim Chaudoin said, “Lipscomb Security and Safety has personnel on campus 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. If any student feels alone or in need of assistance, they only need to call 615-966-7600 to access one of our officers to assist them any time of the day or night.” Fite also said that she feels unsafe at night in parking lots on campus because in her opinion they are poorly lit. Chaudoin responded: “Lipscomb Security and Safety offers a Bison Walk service for anyone who feels unsafe or would like to have someone accompany them to or from their car,...
Titans home opener catches fire but fizzles in 19-17 loss to Indianapolis

Titans home opener catches fire but fizzles in 19-17 loss to Indianapolis

The Tennessee Titans celebrated their home opener against the Indianapolis Colts with a pregame tailgate, and a jersey retirement ceremony for former players Steve McNair and Eddie George, at Nissan Stadium this Sunday The Titans had several pregame activities outside the stadium before the game including games for kids, free face painting, music, and a zipline. During the on-field pregame ceremony, one of the pyrotechnic machines caught on fire. Workers at Nissan Stadium had to grab a fire extinguisher to calm the blaze. The Titans held a ceremony at halftime to retire the jersey numbers of former players Eddie George and Steve McNair. McNair and George were teammates on the Titans for several years, including when they led the Titans to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV. During the ceremony, Eddie George spoke along with McNair’s brother. Steve McNair was murdered in 2009, so several of his family members were there to honor him. While the ceremony was going on an artist painted the two most-iconic Titans. The Titans also gave away free flags to fans to celebrate the jersey number retirement of McNair and George. Unfortunately for Titans fans, their team came up two points short of beating the Colts. Tennessee lost to Indianapolis, 19-17 in their home...