Men’s basketball releases 2021-22 slate

Men’s basketball releases 2021-22 slate

The regular season picture is clear for the Bisons after their full schedule was released on Thursday.   The season opens at home on November 9 against the Birmingham Southern Panthers, a Division III opponent that the Bisons used to regularly play during their time in the NAIA.  Later in the week, the team will head to Charleston, South Carolina for the College of Charleston Multiteam Event. There, the team will face College of Charleston on November 12, South Carolina State on November 13, and Loyola University-Maryland on November 14.  To close out the month of November, the Bisons face a Dayton team that appeared in the NIT last season on November 17, local opponent Tennessee Tech on November 23, and NAIA member Kentucky Christian in a return home on November 28.  December’s slate of games opens with the anticipated Battle of the Boulevard game versus the Belmont Bruins at the Curb Event Center on December 2. Third-year head coach Lennie Acuff is still seeking his first win in this historic rivalry against the Bruins.  The home schedule for the remainder of the month sees Lipscomb host Chattanooga on December 5, Tennessee State on December 12, Tennessee Wesleyan on December 19, and Alabama A&M on December 30. The remaining December road schedule will arguably feature the team’s toughest competition all season.  On December 8, the team will travel to South Beach to play the University of Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes played three ASUN opponents last season with a notable loss to FGCU, an opponent the Bisons split games with in regular season play last year.  The next road game will...
Volleyball blanks Bruins in one-sided Battle of the Boulevard

Volleyball blanks Bruins in one-sided Battle of the Boulevard

The Lipscomb women’s volleyball team swept archrivals Belmont by a 3-0 score on Tuesday. In the latest volleyball edition of the Battle of the Boulevard, the nickname for the rivalry between Lipscomb and Belmont athletics that has been contested since 1953, the Bisons took down the Bruins for the eighth consecutive time, tied with women’s tennis for the longest active winning streak for either side in any sport. For the second straight match, the clear offensive focal point was sophomore hitter Kam Bacus. An Edmond, Oklahoma native, Bacus accrued 17 kills to lead the Bisons on the night. Joining her with double digits in the kill category was fellow sophomore Meg Mersman, who contributed 10 of her own. Freshman Anna Aubele continued her impressive fledgling season with the Bisons, putting up six kills and a dig. Leading the team in digs were senior libero Delaney Smith with 11 and senior defensive specialist Logan Gish. Sophomore setter Delaney Dilfer continued to light up the scoreboard in the assist category as she has done since she first arrived in Nashville, putting up 34 assists and reaching the 30-assist mark for the seventh time in eight matches thus far. The Austin, Texas-born All-South Region and All-ASUN Freshman of the Year also landed two kills against the Bruins and five digs. With the win, Lipscomb advances to 2-6 on the year in one of their strongest-ever non-conference slates. Belmont drops to 2-5 after yet another loss to Lipscomb. The Bisons go back on the road for their final tournament weekend when they face St. John’s on Friday and Ohio on Saturday in the...
Men’s soccer earns third straight national ranking

Men’s soccer earns third straight national ranking

The Lipscomb men’s soccer team is ranked 22nd in the Week 3 NCAA Division I Top 25 released by United Soccer Coaches on Tuesday. After being unranked in preseason, the Bisons entered the ranking at #23 in Week One and made it to #21 in Week 2. This week, the team’s only match was a dramatic comeback from 3-1 down to earn a 3-3 draw at ETSU on Friday, marking the first week without a win for Lipscomb this year. The Bisons will make two more bids to stay undefeated on the year this week. They bring a 4-0-1 record into Tuesday night’s Battle of the Boulevard against Belmont followed by their ASUN opener at Bellarmine on...
Gallery: Campus community memorializes 9/11

Gallery: Campus community memorializes 9/11

The Lipscomb Community gathered early Monday morning to memorialize lives lost on September 11, 2001. Students, faculty and new President Candice McQueen placed flags 2,977 flags (one for each life lost in the 9/11 attack) throughout Bison Square. Gallery by Abigail Kopp and Jack Roper.   Memorial flags on campus. Photo by Jack...
Bisons, Bucs play to Sunday afternoon stalemate

Bisons, Bucs play to Sunday afternoon stalemate

The Lipscomb women’s soccer team drew with the East Tennessee State Buccaneers 1-1 on Sunday at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex in Nashville. Two golden goal overtime periods were not sufficient to find a winner after each side grabbed a goal in the first half. ETSU defender Raffaella Giuliano opened the scoring on a perfectly placed free kick. The graduate student from Italy picked out the top left corner on a 25-yard free kick on the right side of the goal, shooting across Bisons goalkeeper CJ Graham and beating her outstretched glove. That goal was Graham’s fifth allowed in 8 matches this year for Lipscomb. Graham, a sophomore from Swannanoa, North Carolina, added 7 saves to her total against the Bucs to reach 37 on the season. The home team would rectify the situation in the 36th minute when true freshman striker Shadia Valenzuela equalized. Valenzuela, a native of Buenaventura in the Colombian province of Cali, blasted a shot into the back of the ETSU net from close range, finishing off a quality service from fellow substitute Tori Wheeler on the left flank. Wheeler, a sophomore from Seattle, Washington, put up her first assist of the year in her seventh appearance this season. Despite a valiant effort from both sides, neither Lipscomb nor ETSU could find a goal after Valenzuela’s finish in the first 45. Sophomore defender Summer Ellmore came the closest for the Bisons, striking the post on a low effort inside the box. The Mount Juliet, Tennessee native found space at the top of the box and shot across freshman goalkeeper Shu Ohba’s goal, but a deflection from Ohba...
Freshmen Lipsync Battle celebrates new students and the songs from their childhood

Freshmen Lipsync Battle celebrates new students and the songs from their childhood

What was the most iconic event between the years 2000 and 2010? The release of Kelly Clarkson’s song “Since U Been Gone”?  Bedazzled jeans? The first Twilight movie? While there are many staples to choose from, they pale in comparison to the most important world premiere of all: The birth of the students in the Lipscomb University Class of 2025. Most undergraduate students on campus were born between 1999 and 2004, which makes the early 2000s an important time for the Bison Herd. To welcome this year’s Freshmen Class to the Lipscomb family, the Office of Community Life is hosting a Freshmen Lipsync Battle on September 18th. The theme for the battle is 2000s Mix. The event will feature songs released between the years 2000 and 2010, as selected by the 10 competition groups. Groups may perform a mash-up or a single song, utilizing up to four minutes. Performance groups will consist of up to 30 students and approximately seven students will serve as producers, assisting with marketing and logistics behind the scenes. According to Kelsy Campbell, Coordinator of Student Productions and Social Clubs, Freshmen Lipsync Battle will provide a “get-to-know-you experience right off the bat” and “a feel for the fun of Lipscomb.” Whether students sign up with friends or sign up alone, they will walk away from the event with shared memories and a strengthened sense of community. While the Bison Herd is experiencing Lipsync Battle for the first time, a rich musical tradition is well established at Lipscomb. Each Spring, undergraduate students compete in the time-honored tradition of Singarama in which they must prepare the choreography,...