Titans Home Opener catches fire but falls short to Indianapolis 19-17

Titans Home Opener catches fire but falls short to Indianapolis 19-17

The Tennessee Titans celebrated their home opener against the Indianapolis Colts with a pregame tailgate, and a jersey retirement ceremony for former players Steve McNair and Eddie George, at Nissan Stadium this Sunday The Titans had several pregame activities outside the stadium before the game including games for kids, free face painting, music, and a zipline. During the on-field pregame ceremony, one of the pyrotechnic machines caught on fire. Workers at Nissan Stadium had to grab a fire extinguisher to calm the blaze. The Titans held a ceremony at halftime to retire the jersey numbers of former players Eddie George and Steve McNair. McNair and George were teammates on the Titans for several years, including when they led the Titans to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV. During the ceremony, Eddie George spoke along with McNair’s brother. Steve McNair was tragically murdered in 2009, so several of his family members were there to honor him. While the ceremony was going on an artist painted a painting of the two teammates. The Titans also gave away free flags to fans to celebrate the jersey number retirement of McNair and George. Unfortunately for Titans fans, their team came up two points short of beating the Colts. Tennessee lost to Indianapolis, 19-17 in their home...
Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Spirits were high at the Friday night matchup between the Lipscomb Bisons and South Florida Bulls, however Lipscomb took the loss with the final score at 3-1. This marks the third season loss for the Bisons. The first 35 minutes of the game went on without any scoring from either team, until Bulls player Jonathan Rosales made the first goal of the night. After halftime, South Florida player Emilio Ycaza scored two consecutive goals which brought the Bulls to three points. The last score of the night went to the Bisons, with player Killian Byrne making the first goal of his career. This was Lipscomb’s second matchup with University of South Florida, they formally fell short 3-0 against the team back in 2017. The Bisons’ season is currently at 1-3-1, after Tuesday night’s tie with the Evansville Aces. Lipscomb Men’s Soccer will host Jacksonville for their conference opener on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Check below for galleries from the pre-game tailgate as well as the game itself.    ...
Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

The Lipscomb Academy Mustangs football team took on the Page High School Patriots this Friday. The game started off with a 36-yard field goal from the LA Mustangs with four minutes and 16 seconds on the clock leading them into the second quarter with a three-point lead on the patriots. After a Lipscomb punt, the Patriots took over first and 10 from their 45-yard line. The Patriots then punched it in from 4 yards out with seven minutes and 14 seconds on the clock, gaining a 7-3 lead on the Mustangs. A 19-yard pass resulted in a first down for the mustangs with four minutes and 23 seconds to go, the mustangs regained their lead with a score of 10-7. Two minutes later, number 26-Porter, strikes again with another Mustangs Touchdown bringing the halftime score to a 17-7 lead going into the third quarter. The Mustangs started the second half with the ball at the 20-yard line. On the fourth down, the ball was turned over and the Patriots regained possession at their 35-yard line and ran it in for six, gaining the extra point. The third quarter ended with a score of 17-14, Patriots ball. The mustangs then intercepted the ball and forced the turnover, taking possession over the ball and setting Lyles up to run into to the Patriots 22 yard line. The game went back and forth throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters but resulted in a 24-14 win for mustangs. Lipscomb Academy will play at home against Goodpasture next Friday night.  ...
Women’s Soccer defeated thanks to penalty kick

Women’s Soccer defeated thanks to penalty kick

The women’s soccer team was defeated by the Cincinnati Bearcats, 3-2 on Thursday night at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex, thanks to what would become a game-winning penalty kick. Cincinnati came into the game only having won one game this season; while the Bisons came in having won four of their last five games. The game started off with a goal by Bearcat forward, Han Tang, scored in the first three minutes of the game. The Bisons didn’t go away though; Lipscomb scored two unanswered goals before the first half was over. The first goal came off an assist by Bisons midfielder, Cami Rogers and scored by forward, Olivia Doak. The second goal came from an assist from almost midfield and again came from Rogers but this time to midfielder Kaitlin Echols who buried the shot. The second half was a different story for the Bisons. The Bearcats came out firing on all cylinders and scored the first goal of the half to tie it up. “It rattled us a little bit; it made it hard to answer at times,” Lipscomb coach Kevin O’Brien said about the way the Bearcats came out in the second half. After Cincinnati tied it up, they just kept pushing and eventually scored on a penalty kick thanks to a handball penalty. The penalty kick goal was scored by Tang, her second goal of the game. The penalty kick goal ended up being the game-winning goal for the Bearcats. The Bearcats outshot the Bisons in the second half, 12-4. “You got to give credit to Cincinnati, they were physical, tough, and in your face,” O’Brien...
Men’s Soccer Secures the Tie with Outstanding Goalkeeping

Men’s Soccer Secures the Tie with Outstanding Goalkeeping

Lipscomb University’s Men’s Soccer team played its second home game of the season against the Evansville Aces Tuesday night at the soccer complex. The game was really a tale of two halves, with it being relatively close up until halfway into the 22 minute. Lipscomb held possession on the Aces side of the field, peppering off four shots in a row. Then after a couple more missed chances from both sides, momentum shifted in favor of the Bisons. A fast break opened up for the Bisons with Hayes Wood and Noah Gulden taking advantage.  A great cross into the box from Gulden helped Lipscomb score a goal in the 37 minute making it 1-0 Bison. Hayes Wood put himself in prime scoring position, and all Gulden had to do was feed him the ball. The Aces would only have another shot in the first half coming from Francesco Brunetti as the Bisons would hold onto their lead. The second half began fairly well for the Bisons. They would have an early possession on the Aces side of the field and would get off a few shots while having two corner kicks. However, nothing would come of it. Lipscomb’s backline held up for quite some time in the second half. However, momentum shifted after a couple of errors from Lipscomb on the fast break. Goalkeeper Michael Sibley would keep the Bisons in the game with his incredible performance up until the 82 minute. The Aces marched their way down into Bison territory and fired off a quick shot with numbers in their favor. Sibley actually made a pretty good save on the shot,...
Lipscomb Academy football allows 33 unanswered second-half points to fall to JPII

Lipscomb Academy football allows 33 unanswered second-half points to fall to JPII

Lipscomb Academy’s Mustangs collapsed in the second half, allowing the Pope John Paul II Knights to overcome a 14-0 halftime deficit and run away with a 33-14 victory that sinks the Academy to 1-1 on the season. The August 30 Friday Night Lights-style festivities, dubbed Mustang Stampede, began with a concert at the Lipscomb Academy baseball field. The show features performers from the university CEA program: Kelle Cates, Abby Siler and Ele Ivory.  Ivory was a contestant on Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice” and was guest-coached by Lipscomb alum Kelsea Ballerini while on the show. Ivory also participated in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest, named for the founder of The Beatles. All the Mustang Stampede fun began at 4:30 and continued on well into the night as the crowd moved over to the football field, where thing took a turn for the worse. The first quarter remained scoreless as both defenses found answers to both the rushing and passing game. However, it was the Academy that was threatening as the first quarter came to a close. Although the Mustangs were unable to score on the half-yard line and turned the ball over on downs, the Knights began their drive at the six-inch line and were unable to recover from this horrible field position. The Mustangs capitalized on their favorable field position to score twice in the second quarter behind Kyle McNamara’s and Jayden Lyles’s touchdowns, giving Lipscomb a 14-0 lead coming into the second half. The field position advantage favored the Knights in the second half as a high snap leading to a fumble set up JPII...