Turnovers, CPA Rushing Attack Knocks Off Lipscomb Academy 28-7

Turnovers, CPA Rushing Attack Knocks Off Lipscomb Academy 28-7

The Lipscomb Academy Mustangs football team traveled to CPA to take on the Lions Friday night.  Lipscomb Academy sophomore quarterback, Luther Richesson threw an interception on his fourth pass attempt of the night. But the game fell out of the Mustang’s favor when CPA then drove 78 yards down the field, ending with a 13-yard touchdown run by junior running back Tyler Reid with four minutes and 50 seconds remaining in the first quarter. After penalties killed Lipscomb’s next drive, junior punter Tate Taylor booted the ball all the way down to CPA’s 3, a 50-yard punt. The Mustangs defense held the Lions to a three and out, in which Lipscomb received the ball at CPA’s 47-yard line. In their only touchdown drive of the game, Luther Richesson went 3/3 for 36 yards, leading to a one-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Jaden Lyles with seven minutes and 48 seconds left in the second quarter. Lyles ended the game with 10 carries, 26 yards, and one touchdown.  CPA then spent all but 54 seconds of the rest of the half to lead a 13 play, 74-yard drive. Lions sophomore quarterback, Cade Law finished the drive with a five-yard touchdown run, making the score 14-7 at the half.  CPA received the ball after the half, allowing them to score yet another touchdown, this time a one-yard rush by sophomore running back, Langston Patterson. One quarter later, quarterback Cade Law ran for eight yards for yet another touchdown, bringing the score to 28-7, which is where it stayed. Lipscomb quarterback, Luther Richesson ended the game completing 22 of his 38 passes...
Lipscomb students “spin” themselves to a healthier community

Lipscomb students “spin” themselves to a healthier community

Before her class began at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Emily Patti spent a few minutes adjusting her seat pedals and fixing her microphone. She greeted students individually as they walked in the door and warmly welcomed new members. Then, she dimmed the lights, got on her bike, and blasted the stereo. This is Spin, the world of indoor cycling, which first found its way to Lipscomb University in 2009. Since then, group fitness has had a sharp increase in participation with Spin being the most attended class on campus. The concept of Spin is simple: a 45-minute fitness session where students ride stationary bikes at various levels of resistance while led by an instructor. This, combined with bass pumping music and a dark room, makes for an immersive yet entertaining workout. In recent years, spin classes have become extremely popular, with celebrities like Beyonce and former President Barack Obama loving the fast-paced and high-intensity workouts that make them break a sweat. But it’s more than just the challenging workout that keeps students coming back week after week. Some students rely on the class environment with an upbeat instructor to keep them involved in this fitness fad.  “I love the fun group vibe here and the music,” said Lipscomb student, Abigail Hardage. “Yes, it’s a challenging workout, but Emily motivates me to be the absolute best. I honestly don’t think I’d be able to do on my own what she pushes me to do each week.” Emily Patti is the instructor for the twice-weekly class, she began teaching after a soccer injury left her unable to exercise with the team. She...
Former TV anchor and reporter Lydia Lenker urges Media Masters crowd to enjoy professional journey

Former TV anchor and reporter Lydia Lenker urges Media Masters crowd to enjoy professional journey

Former local news anchor Lydia Lenker advised Lipscomb communication and journalism students to “enjoy the journey” while chasing life’s opportunities during the school year’s inaugural installment in the Media Masters Series. That series, hosted by the Department of Communication and Journalism, brings media professionals to campus to offer insight to students as they ponder their futures. As a part of the advice she offered students, Lenker urged them to call and reach out to people to get their names out there, elevate their profiles. “This town is so full of media opportunities. Make the first move, share information, and build trust,” she said. She reminded students to be aware of — and careful with — their social media presence. “Employers go right to social media to see what you are all about,” she said. “Be really aware of your virtual footprint.” Lenker brought tons of experience to the appearance. After Lenker graduated from Temple University, she worked in numerous roles behind the scenes in TV production, as well as some on-air radio positions. Eventually, Lenker worked her way up to her dream position of a reporter/anchor at NewsChannel 5 in Nashville, where she won an Emmy for “Best Weekend Newscast” in the Southeast region. She also was known among the news media, locally, for her strong reporting about the state Legislature and the governor. That pretty much set the stage for the non-broadcast part of her career.  After her 16-year stint as a reporter and anchor with NewsChannel 5, Lenker became the press secretary for Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen during his initial campaign and continued in that role through...
96-degree dorms cause students to sleep in hallways; HVAC issues all across campus

96-degree dorms cause students to sleep in hallways; HVAC issues all across campus

With Nashville baking in temperatures well above normal, air-conditioning systems around campus have been taxed to the max for the last two weeks, and the result is that many students have suffered. And the heat isn’t going away until at least the end of the week. “People are sleeping in the hallways in the back of the building, ’cause our rooms measured at 96 degrees,” said Kam Harris, a freshman who lives in Elam. But it’s not just been a problem for those trying to sleep and study in Elam. Last week, the air conditioning was out in multiple residence halls. Elam, Fanning and High Rise residents all were roasting at different times during the week. The record-breaking September heat, along with broken HVAC units forced many students — like Harris — to leave their dorm rooms to find someplace else to sleep. “Everyday we walk into our room, we always ask if the A/C is working and the answer is always ‘no,'” said Fanning resident Ella Lathem, a sophomore. Along with the HVAC issues in housing, the HVAC unit in McFarland went out last Thursday. School of Art and Design Program Coordinator Mia Jaye Thomas sent out an email saying: “As you might know, the A/C is currently broken in McFarland. I wanted to let you all know that I am aware of the situation and how hot some of our studios, classrooms, and offices are getting. The facilities team is working on resolving the issue. I will let you know if there are any updates. Please let me or your professor know if you have any health concerns.”...
Lady Bisons tie against FGCU 1-1 after 110 minutes of play

Lady Bisons tie against FGCU 1-1 after 110 minutes of play

Sunday afternoon, with temperatures rising to nearly 100 degrees, the Lipscomb Lady Bisons faced off against fellow ASUN women’s soccer powerhouse the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles in their second conference game of the year. Neither team was ever able to fully gain control of the match as play stretched into overtime and then double overtime, where the final result was a 1-1 tie after 110 minutes of play. The Eagles seemed to take control of the game in the 15th minute when senior midfielder Marjorie Boilesen put the ball in the back of the net off of sophomore midfielder Ashlee Brentlinger’s assist, but sophomore midfielder Kristi Jones was able to respond shortly before halftime for the Bisons leveling the score once again. Entering the second half, it was clear to see why these two teams were ranked first and second in the preseason ASUN poll, as impenetrable defense and smart possession fought through the heat to keep both teams scoreless for the final 45 minutes of regulation. Lipscomb was able to do this by keeping FGCU’s all-American senior forward Evdokia Popadinova quiet. “We highlighted two players, 17 [senior forward Evdokia Popadinova] and 25 [senior midfielder Marjorie Boilesen]; 25 got the goal so we didn’t do quite exactly as we game-planned, but they are super talented,” Lipscomb’s head coach O’Brien said. “As far as shutting down Evie [Popadinova], our defenders knew that those two were their primary point-getters, the ones that lead their team in all the offensive statistical categories. When those two are around the ball, I know that there is an extra level of focus, and I...
Tau Phi, country music, and cowboy hats to help veterans’ causes 

Tau Phi, country music, and cowboy hats to help veterans’ causes 

Tau Phi’s Cowboy Show, which has roots going back 45 years when it began with skits in the Square, this year will celebrate and aid veterans with proceeds from Saturday’s performance.  This tradition has been around since 1974, as part of traditional Bison Day activities, but the skits in the Square became so popular it became an annual, staged celebration. All the proceeds will go toward charities such as Room in the Inn homeless agency and Wreaths Across America, for which Tau Phi members for the first time will lay wreaths on veterans’ graves Dec. 14 at the Nashville National Cemetery on Gallatin Road in Madison. Hunter Taylor hosted this year’s show, keeping the audience engaged and laughing in-between each song. The show blended older alumni members with pledges from the incoming class and included an all-family song, a brother-sister duo, and even an original song by Taylor Hogan.  “The Cowboy Show is a great display of what it means to be a Southern gentleman, which is a much-respected role in the Lipscomb community,” said Sarah Stewart, a junior who enjoyed the festivities.  “The Cowboy Show is so fun, and a great way to get those involved in supporting a noble cause while still highlighting  a fellow social club,” said junior Maddie Martin.  The music was led by Pat Flynn, who has done it for 22 years. He is a Grammy award-winning musician and one of the three honorary members of the Tau Phi social club.   “The Cowboy Show is something I look forward to every year. It’s a great way to bring students together,” said Jordan Bullard. DSC0642 Aperture:...