Lipscomb softball scores big during Purple and Gold Challenge

Lipscomb softball scores big during Purple and Gold Challenge

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons participated in the Purple and Gold Challenge at Draper Diamond over the weekend. The team dominated the field against Stony Brook with a score of 7-1, Valparaiso (7-0) and Easter Illinois (4-0, 8-0). Sophomore pitcher Mandy Jordan shut down Eastern Illinois for Lipscomb during the first game on Friday, limiting the Panthers to no runs and only three hits. Saturday morning, senior pitcher McCarley Thomas threw a shut out against Valparaiso, granting the team with the first loss in the season. Saturday afternoon Lipscomb went head-to-to head with Stony Brook and came out victorious as well. Sophomore third baseman Sarah Higgins finished the game two-for-four with a homerun and four RBI’s. In the final game of the Purple and Gold Challenge, Lipscomb played Eastern Illinois for a second time, earning a score of 4-0. Lipscomb finished the tournament with a 15-5 season record, 4-0 in the Purple and Gold Challenge and 5-0 at home. The Lipscomb Lady Bisons on Wednesday will take on Campbell at Draper Diamond and will travel to Memphis for an away tournament next weekend. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Lipscomb loses close-game thriller against in-town rival TSU

Lipscomb loses close-game thriller against in-town rival TSU

The Lipscomb Bisons (3-7) took on their in-state rival, the Tennessee State Tigers (7-1), Saturday afternoon inside Allen Arena, with the Bisons eventually falling to the Tigers 72-71. TSU won the tip-off, but Lipscomb still got off to a hot start. Four minutes into the game, the Bisons led 10-2, thanks to a 50% FG percentage and making 100% of their 3’s to start the game. Sophomore Forward Eli Pepper was a big part of the Bisons’ early successes, making both of his first two chances from the three-point line. However, the Tigers took their third lead of the game with five minutes left in the first half. The Tigers led the Bisons at the half 41-36. TSU was able to take advantage of the Bisons on the boards in the first half thanks to their size. Lipscomb was outscored in the paint 18-6, and out-rebounded 28-17 in the first half. Sophomore center Rob Marberry led the Bison’s in points going into the half with 13. “They were really good on the boards and took it to us early,” Lipscomb Head Coach Casey Alexander said after the first half. Alexander said the team needed to pick it up in the second half. “Play tougher, play with more confidence, be ready to step up and make shots, rebound better and get loose balls better,” Alexander noted. Tennessee State started with the ball going into the second half and was able to make its first shot, a three to extend the lead to 44-36. The Tigers were able to keep their lead for most of the second half, but they weren’t...
Lady Bisons fall to Lady Lions in first exhibition game

Lady Bisons fall to Lady Lions in first exhibition game

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons fell to The Freed-Hardman Lions, 81-64, in an exhibition game Thursday night in Allen Arena. The Bisons kept the score close for the first four minutes of the game, trailing 7-6. However, the Lions went on a 9-0 run in the next two minutes which brought the score to 16-7. The Lady Bisons had six turnovers in the first quarter, compared to the Lions who had only one. This helped lead to The Lady Bisons’ trailing behind the Lady Lions with a score of 21-14 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Bisons were able to improve their field goal percentage from 38% to 47%. However, after adding five more turnovers to their turnover total they remained down 43-30 at the end of the half. The Lions outscored the Bisons by only 4 points in the second half, but the Bisons’ struggles in the beginning kept them down, causing them to lose by 17 points. Lady Bison’s Head Coach Greg Brown remarked on the loss saying, “We wanted to come in and be simple, be solid and try to execute and finally, by about the 4th quarter, we did, but we had had dug ourselves in too deep of a hole. “We had too many turnovers and lost too many rebounds.” Coach Brown went on to say how they can look back on this loss and learn from it. The Bisons shot a mere 14% from the three-point line for the game, which Brown attributes mostly to the nervous atmosphere. “Some of the shots were a little quick, some of them were good shots and just didn’t fall, but I think some of that is nerves,”...
Sadie Robertson’s ‘Live Original’ tour returns to Lipscomb

Sadie Robertson’s ‘Live Original’ tour returns to Lipscomb

Sadie Robertson’s ‘Live Original’ tour returned to Allen Arena Sunday night, bringing some laughter, excitement, worship and inspiration to Nashville.  The night started off with a video presentation, introducing everyone in “The Squad,” which included John Luke Robertson, his wife Mary Kate, Reed Robertson, his fiancée Brighton Thompson, Cole Robertson, Bonnie Kate Zoghbi, her husband Max Zoghbi and, of course, Sadie Robertson.  Through the speaker’s testimonies, the tour addressed several topics that Christian teens struggle with today. John Luke Robertson opened the event, sharing his testimony and making the point that lives are like a movie — “we can write our own story.” Reed Robertson followed, discussing how he previously dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts. When his father, Duck Dynasty star Jase Robertson, found out that his son was considering committing suicide, he gave him some advice that changed R. Robertson’s thoughts, helping him turn his life around. “Killing your self would be the most selfish thing you could do.” R. Robertson said his father’s words hit him pretty hard and helped him refocus his life to center on Christ and others rather than himself. “I never thought about how killing myself would hurt so many people,” he said. Husband and wife Max and Bonnie Kate Zoghbi also gave their testimony; Bonnie Kate Zoghbi was shot in the knee at the 2012 Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting. M. Zoghbi shared their story in rhyme, revealing his wife’s experience from that night, and how she has continually lived her life full of joy, despite the horrific event. Sadie Robertson also gave her testimony, detailing how she’s struggled with anxiety all of her life. “It makes my...
‘My Many Sons’ tells legendary Coach Don Meyer’s story

‘My Many Sons’ tells legendary Coach Don Meyer’s story

My Many Sons tells the inspiring, emotional true story of Lipscomb’s acclaimed basketball head coach Don Meyer. Chronicling Meyer’s life as coach of the Bisons, the film begins with Meyer coaching — almost seeming more like a Drill Sergeant instead of a basketball coach. Some players have a hard time adjusting to Meyer’s tough coaching style, but they soon learn the value of practicing and working hard. The movie not only showcases Meyer’s 24 year career at Lipscomb (1975-1999), but it tells of his time at Northern State in South Dakota (1999-2010) as well. The movie also highlights Meyer’s struggle with his health: when he was diagnosed with cancer, his emotional road back and how his players were able to give back to him — coaching him to regain his health and eventually coach them again. The film does a great job of telling the stories of many of Meyer’s players and the strong bond that they developed with their head coach and Meyer’s son Jerry Meyer. It shows how Meyer was there in the tough times for his players and how his players were there for him when he needed them the most. The title of the film fits this story perfectly; each player developed a bond with Meyer that was like a father-son relationship. Judge Reinhold does an excellent job playing Coach Meyer, and his performance is essential to the movie’s success. Overall, My Many Sons is a worthwhile watch, especially for those who want to learn a little more about Lipscomb history. Many of the scenes in the movie were shot on campus at Lipscomb. Meyer...