GALLERY: Lipscomb welcomes Lennie Acuff, Lauren Sumski as MBB & WBB head coaches

GALLERY: Lipscomb welcomes Lennie Acuff, Lauren Sumski as MBB & WBB head coaches

It’s been a busy two days for Lipscomb basketball. Yesterday, Lipscomb welcomed Lauren Sumski as the new head coach for women’s basketball. And today, Lipscomb introduced Lennie Acuff as the new head coach for men’s basketball. Acuff is the winningest coach in the history of the Gulf South Conference, amassing 437 wins over 22 seasons at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. He has a total of 550 wins in 29 seasons. Acuff said he believes that encouraging those around him is crucial. “The most powerful thing you can say to someone is ‘I believe in you,’” Acuff said. Sumski is the former D-III coach at Rhodes College. She said she plans to “reset” the program, rather than “rebuild” it. “This is just a reset,” Sumski said. “This isn’t a rebuild. We’re going to take every single day, and we’re going to work to be the best people we can be, the best students we can be, the best athletes we can be.” Photos by Mckenzi Harris and Erin Franklin   « ‹ 1 of 2 › »...
BREAKING: SGA Senators-at-Large announced

BREAKING: SGA Senators-at-Large announced

Eight students have been elected as Senators-at-Large, the Lipscomb Student Government Association announced Thursday afternoon. On Tuesday, Jack Webber defeated Jase George and Breckin Horton for SGA president. Senior Sierra Sparks served as SGA president this school year.  “I could not have done it without the support of the student body,” Webber said. “I want to thank everyone who helped to give me this opportunity. I promise to make y’all proud.”       Senators-at-Large: Butler Bowen Judson Chaudoin Jase George Breckin Horton Nate Messer Fiona O’Neal Erin Stanley Hank Warren   Macy Glassco ran unopposed for vice president. Mimi Vance beat out Hank Warren for Secretary, while Chloe Allen ran unopposed for Treasurer.  Full results from Tuesday’s election can be found below: SGA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: PRESIDENT: Jack Webber VICE PRESIDENT: Macy Glassco SECRETARY: Mimi Vance TREASURER: Chloe Allen SENIOR SENATORS Rebekah Duke Carson Meador Deanie Pedigo Chris Schneider Ben Vogel JUNIOR SENATORS Adelia Birdwell Will Huff Grant Lander Eden Melles Dexter Woods SOPHOMORE SENATORS Alex Grilli Mackenzie McConnell Donovan Ross Rylee Russell Denver...
Jack Webber elected as SGA President, Macy Glassco elected as VP

Jack Webber elected as SGA President, Macy Glassco elected as VP

Jack Webber will be student body president next year, the Lipscomb Student Government Association announced Tuesday afternoon. He defeated Jase George and Breckin Horton for the position. Senior Sierra Sparks served as SGA president this school year.  “I could not have done it without the support of the student body,” Webber said. “I want to thank everyone who helped to give me this opportunity. I promise to make y’all proud.” Macy Glassco ran unopposed for vice president. Mimi Vance beat out Hank Warren for Secretary, while Chloe Allen ran unopposed for Treasurer.  Nearly 1,400 votes were cast during Tuesday’s election. Full results are below. SGA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: PRESIDENT: Jack Webber VICE PRESIDENT: Macy Glassco SECRETARY: Mimi Vance TREASURER: Chloe Allen SENIOR SENATORS Rebekah Duke Carson Meador Deanie Pedigo Chris Schneider Ben Vogel JUNIOR SENATORS Adelia Birdwell Will Huff Grant Lander Eden Melles Dexter Woods SOPHOMORE SENATORS Alex Grilli Mackenzie McConnell Donovan Ross Rylee Russell Denver Woods Voting for Senators at Large will be held Thursday, April 18. Students can vote for eight candidates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ballot includes: Ashley Berry, Ben Blaylock, Megan Bourland, Butler Bowen, Michael Cannone, Judson Chaudoin, Ragan Chaney, Jerod Crockett, Miller Duke, Hannah Duty, Elliot Forst, Jase George, Breckin Horton, Kase Maner, Pari Manoogian,  Morgan Meador, Nate Messer, Jacob Moran, Fiona O’Neal, Kody Smith, Patrick Smith, Erin Stanley, Lesley Walker, Hank Warren, Kevin Witt, Kayla Wood and Alec Wright....
Charges dropped against Lipscomb athletics employee Alex Ross

Charges dropped against Lipscomb athletics employee Alex Ross

The charges against Lipscomb employee Alex Ross stemming from a March 10 incident at a Nashville bar have been dropped. Ross, Lipscomb’s assistant director of athletics operations, was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest in the early morning hours of March 10 at the Tin Roof Bar on Demonbreun Street, according a Metro Nashville Police affidavit obtained by Lumination. Both charges were dropped by judge Michael Mondelli at the Davidson County Criminal Court Friday. Lipscomb Vice President of Public Relations Kim Chaudoin did not have an update on Ross’ employment status as of Friday afternoon. He is still listed as an employee on the school’s website. Following the initial arrest, Chaudoin issued a statement saying that Ross had been placed on leave while the university conducted an internal investigation. “Alex Ross is Assistant Director of Operations in the athletics department, which means his primary job duties are to provide lawn maintenance for the grounds and fields, facilities maintenance and setting up equipment for games. “He has been placed on leave pending an investigation. It is our policy for appropriate university officials to conduct an internal investigation and follow through as is consistent with internal policies. As this is an active case, we cannot comment on details of the incident,” Chaudoin said. According to the police affidavit, Ross was kicked out of the bar but refused to leave after security attempted to escort him out. Metro Nashville police officers also asked Ross to leave the premises, but he continued to refuse. When officers went to arrest Ross, he refused to give them his hands, and the officers had to forcefully take...
Lipscomb falls to Texas in NIT championship

Lipscomb falls to Texas in NIT championship

NEW YORK – The postseason magic finally ran out for the Lipscomb men’s basketball team in Thursday’s NIT championship game. Texas used 13 three-pointers and its pesky defense to take the NIT title with an 81-66 victory over Lipscomb in Madison Square Garden. Senior forward Rob Marberry led the Bisons with 17 points, while senior guard Garrison Mathews had 15. “We had an expectation to win the game,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. “We thought we could win the game. We’re disappointed we didn’t win the game.” The Longhorns (21-16) made things difficult for Lipscomb’s offense, and Texas guard Courtney Ramey kept Mathews off balance for most of the night. Mathews did not make a field goal until he swished a three with 8:10 remaining in the game. “[The Bisons] did a great job battling back and fighting in the second half,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said. “But I thought Courtney Ramey was probably the biggest difference in this game, even though he didn’t score a lot. But he did a phenomenal job on Garrison Mathews, who is one of the best scorers in the country.” The Bisons (29-8) scored 14 of their first 20 points in the paint thanks to Marberry and redshirt freshman Ahsan Asadullah, who finished with 11 points. The Bisons led 22-19 with 6:42 to go in the first half. But the Longhorns used their size and athleticism to clog the lane and force contested shots. The Bisons had only five three-pointers all game. “They did a great job of just running screens and being there on the catch and taking shots away,” Alexander said....