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 › »...
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 ›...
Singarama gallery

Singarama gallery

The 56th annual Singarama wrapped up Saturday evening, with the coveted Sweepstakes awarded to “The Wonder Years.” The Sweepstakes award represents a fourth win for “The Wonder Years” after consecutively winning all three other awards for Theme, Music and Staging. The winning group was comprised of the social clubs Phi Sigma, Theta Psi and Kappa Chi, as well as several “friends.” “The Wonder Years” tells the tale of “most responsible child” Andrew Foster, played by Dane Mortensen. After his parents leave for a business trip, Andrew’s “Glammy” whisks him and his two younger siblings away to a weekend biblical retreat. Full story by Kathryn Farris here. Photos by Ben Davis **Note: Feel free to share these photos on your social media! But please remember to abide by our policy and credit Lumination and the hard-working photographer who took these pictures.** Twitter/Instagram: @luminationnet « ‹ 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...
PHOTO GALLERY: NIT Championship

PHOTO GALLERY: NIT Championship

NEW YORK, N.Y. – 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 and led with eight rebounds. “They did an excellent job guarding us,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. “Garrison, for a large part, [they] took him out of the game, especially until he got to the free throw line [in] the second half.” Full story here. Photos by Erin Franklin « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...