Gallery: Hot weather and COVID doesn’t hold back fall semester launch

Gallery: Hot weather and COVID doesn’t hold back fall semester launch

As the school year officially kicked off at Lipscomb, students did not let summer heat or “temporary” COVID restrictions get in the way of campus fun. In the coming week, the university is expected to announce the continuation or dismantlement of its indoor mask mandate. This comes as Lipscomb’s daily positive tests peaked Wednesday, with 10 university students testing positive for COVID. Gallery by Cora Coletti  ...
Gallery: New students settle into campus life

Gallery: New students settle into campus life

Lipscomb’s incoming class of freshmen and transfers has officially begun its journey on campus. On Monday the new students unloaded boxes, mini-fridges and even guitars into residence halls. Greeted by residence life staff, these new students are navigating relaunched COVID restrictions as they trek through their first week at the university....
12 South Farmers’ Market returns to Sevier Park for its tenth season

12 South Farmers’ Market returns to Sevier Park for its tenth season

Fresh produce, food trucks and music have returned to Sevier Park, offering one more destination for those who have felt locked up during lockdown for the last year. The local favorite 12 South Farmers’ Market has just reopened for the summer of 2021. Established in 2011, the Farmers’ Markets 10th-anniversary season is sponsored by local independent radio station Lightning 100 and features vendors from around Middle Tennessee. Nashville favorites such as Amelia’s Flower Truck, Music City Popcorn and The Peach Truck often make appearances as well as many other local businesses and farms. Located just down the road from Lipscomb in Sevier Park, the 12 South Farmers’ Market is a convenient option for off-campus entertainment. In addition to fresh produce and handmade goods, the 12 South Farmers’ Market hosts events each week for visitors of all ages. The Farmers’ Market has live music each week from a local act for shoppers to enjoy. This season, Outdoor Voices will host a free outdoor workout class for attendees. Visitors will also have access to a variety of local food trucks offering anything from snow cones to grilled cheese sandwiches. The 12 South Farmers’ Market is open from 4-7 p.m. every Tuesday from May to October in Sevier Park. For information on vendors and events, visit the 12 South Farmers’ Market website, Instagram or Facebook page....
Lipscomb men’s soccer takes down soon to be conference opponents Central Arkansas 2-1

Lipscomb men’s soccer takes down soon to be conference opponents Central Arkansas 2-1

The Lipscomb men’s soccer team took down non-conference opponents Central Arkansas by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon. The midweek matchup pitted the Bisons against future Atlantic Sun rivals in the UCA Bears, who also played a fall season in the Sun Belt Conference this year. Despite the fact that this match didn’t count in conference play for either team, both sides wanted the win and fought hard to earn a positive result. It was the home side who would take the initial advantage, though, when Trinidad and Tobago native Tyrece Spicer tucked a shot into the near post, beating the keeper in the 7th minute. Spicer, a freshman left-winger, scored his third goal of the season to put Lipscomb ahead 1-0. In a statistically rare moment, goalkeeper Michael Sibley picked up the assist. It’s the sophomore keeper’s first–and likely only–assist this season. Lipscomb dominated possession of the ball and controlled the midfield from then on, but couldn’t find the net on their other six shot attempts of the half.  The Bears capitalized on the opportunities Lipscomb left behind when they scored an equalizer on the stroke of halftime. Substitute Masood Porsa scored against the run of play in a quick series of passes that left the Lipscomb backline undone, leveling the score at 1-1 after the first 45 minutes. The Bisons continued the narrative of controlling the game early on in the second half, but in the 59th minute, it looked as though Central Arkansas was going to nab another fortunate goal. Junior defender Louis Robinson bundled over his opponent inside the penalty box on a cross...
Breakout night from freshman Will Pruit aids Lipscomb basketball in win over Kennesaw State

Breakout night from freshman Will Pruit aids Lipscomb basketball in win over Kennesaw State

For the second time this season, Lipscomb men’s basketball has swept a conference opponent. Much like Friday night, the Bisons used a strong second-half performance to take down ASUN bottomfeeder Kennesaw State 77-63 in Allen Arena. Lipscomb is 15-10 and 9-5 in the ASUN and sitting at third place, while Kennesaw State has already clinched the No. 9 seed and will participate in a play-in game in the ASUN tourney. Four Bisons dialed in double-figure nights, with graduate transfer Romeao Ferguson leading the herd with 24. Sophomore guard KJ Johnson scored 20, freshman guard Will Pruitt had 18 (a career-high), and redshirt-junior center Ahsan Asadullah posted 12. Pruitt’s performance was most notable. A local 6-3 guard out of Mount Juliet, Pruitt was making his second consecutive start and just his third overall this season. Don’t be surprised if the Bisons keep him there, as he cashed in on the opportunity by going 6-of-7 and 5-of-6 from range while leading the team with seven rebounds. The Owls’ top two scorers this season were their top two scorers Saturday night. Leading scorer and junior guard Spencer Rodgers led the way with 21, and second-leading scorer and freshman guard Chris Youngblood followed suit with 12. Nobody else cashed in double digit points. Offensively, Lipscomb played a dismal first half. Lipscomb led 12-6 with 15:50 left in the first half before giving up a 14-2 run that lasted for over nine minutes. The Bisons did not score a field goal during that run and were down 20-14, eventually ending the first half down 31-29. But much like Friday night, Lipscomb broke away in...