Lumination Radio to broadcast men’s basketball game against Liberty

Lumination Radio to broadcast men’s basketball game against Liberty

Lumination Radio is slated to run a live broadcast of Wednesday night’s game against Liberty University at 6:30 p.m. CT. Spencer Boehme will be on play-by-play, and Russell Vannozzi will be on color. The stream is free to listen to, and you can access it here. Pregame is at 6:15 p.m. CT. The Bisons are 20-4, undefeated in the ASUN and ranked 30th in the NCAA NET rankings. Liberty (21-5, 10-1 ASUN) stands at 61st. The Bisons beat Liberty 79-59 last time the two teams met. Senior guard Garrison Mathews averages 19.8 points per game for the Bisons. Redshirt junior forward Scottie James averages just over 12 points per game. For more information, follow Lumination Network on Twitter @luminatinnet and Lumination Radio...
The long way around: MLB dream still within reach for Chris Nunn

The long way around: MLB dream still within reach for Chris Nunn

Former Lipscomb pitcher Chris Nunn thought his professional baseball career was over on multiple occasions. He was released by San Diego, Milwaukee and Houston. He left the game in 2016 to pursue an MBA at Lipscomb. He nearly lost vision in his right eye after taking an elbow to the face in a pickup basketball game. And, recently, he had to deal with his mother’s breast cancer diagnosis. But on Jan. 28, the 28-year-old inked a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, who project him to begin the season with Triple-A Nashville – a two-mile drive from his apartment in The Gulch. How did Nunn get here? And how, after all this time, is he back within striking distance of a life-long dream that seemed to be long lost? It took a change in his mindset and workout philosophy, an increase in pitch velocity and a little help from Twitter. Heating up in January It’s a 35-degree January day in Nashville, and Nunn is scrambling to get a quick bullpen session in at Lipscomb’s Ken Dugan Field, a place that “feels like home” to him. He’s working against the clock, because his former college team will be using the field that afternoon. Lipscomb pitching coach James Ogden lets Nunn use the team’s facilities provided that the current players take precedence. The hurler grabs Lipscomb junior Jarrett O’Leary to be his catcher, only to find out that the radar gun in the bullpen needs a new battery. Odgen promptly fixes that issue to bring Nunn’s workout to life. This isn’t supposed to be any type of show. Nunn is...
Lipscomb men’s tennis loses 6-1 against Grand Canyon University

Lipscomb men’s tennis loses 6-1 against Grand Canyon University

The Lipscomb men’s tennis team lost 6-1 against Grand Canyon University on Saturday night at the Richland Country Club’s tennis center. The night did not start off in favor of the Bisons (3-3) when they lost the doubles point 2-1 in just 30 minutes. In the No. 2 spot for doubles, Lipscomb’s Jorge Ortegon and Pedro Uribe lost their set 6-1 to Valentin Lang and Jakub Novak, while Lipscomb’s Jake Penny and Michael Tougher, on the third line, lost 6-2 to Lucas Grego and Freddie Grant. On the first line, the match between Bisons duo Victor Chaw and Pablo Caffarena and GCU’s Lorenzo Fucile and Mathieu Rajaonah was left unfinished. “I think today, honestly, [GCU] just kind of came out, and they just played a little bit better earlier in matches, especially in doubles,” Lipscomb head coach Geoff Hernandez said. “We came out just not quite ready, so they loosened up and ran away with it. So I give them credit for their level.” Losing the doubles point seemed to have impacted the Bisons as they played the rest of the night. “We tried to regroup and tried to get it going, but I think the energy was just a little too up and down today, so we just need to do a better job at maintaining that,” Hernandez said. “Getting a little more energy from the bench and from the courts. It wasn’t their lack of caring, but I think it was just they were disappointed in the performance of doubles, and we didn’t react fast enough.” In line four for Lipscomb was Uribe, and he lost both...
Lipscomb holds off Jacksonville, stays perfect in ASUN play

Lipscomb holds off Jacksonville, stays perfect in ASUN play

Lipscomb has defended its home court well this season. The Bisons held again with an 86-77 victory over Jacksonville University Saturday at Allen Arena. The game started out with the fast pace and intensity that is customary to a Bisons team that leads the ASUN in points per game, and the team jumped out to an early four-point lead. It looked like Lipscomb (20-4, 11-0 ASUN) might cruise to another victory. The Dolphins (11-15, 4-7 ASUN) had other plans. Jacksonville would quickly tie the game up again. The Bisons tried to consistently change the lineup but could not find one that allowed them to open the half up. “We couldn’t get any real rhythm and make a run to extend the lead,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. “They were playing well; I felt like we just had to keep trying different combinations to see what would work the best.” From then on, the half was a back-and-forth affair, one that consisted of a total of 15 lead changes and five ties that lasted for over four-and-a-half minutes of game time. Near the end of a frustrating half for the Bisons, senior guard Garrison Mathews committed a technical foul directly after senior forward Eli Pepper had committed a personal. Jacksonville had the game tied up again after four free throws. Mathews, the leading scorer in the ASUN conference, had an otherwise quiet night by his standards. The Dolphins were able to keep him under control, as he shot 5-of-11 and totaled 16 points. Lipscomb jumped out to an eight-point lead coming out of the second half. The Bisons would never...
Lipscomb women take down Jacksonville for first win since November

Lipscomb women take down Jacksonville for first win since November

The Lipscomb women’s basketball team took down Jacksonville University 61-58 on Saturday afternoon, breaking a 19-game losing streak dating back to mid-November. The Lady Bisons led by 17 at halftime and by  13 with 7:37 left in the fourth quarter, but Jacksonville nearly came back. The game ended on a missed three-point jumper by senior guard Jasmyn Brown with two seconds left, and Lipscomb forward Kailey Rosenbaum scooped the rebound. It’s the first win for the Lady Bisons (3-20, 1-9 ASUN) since Nov. 15, a game in which they edged Alabama A&M 62-58 to begin the year 2-1. Jacksonville dropped to 12-12 (5-6 ASUN). Junior guard Carleigh Short scored a team-high 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting, while Rosenbaum added 16. Redshirt sophomore forward Emily Kmec led the team with eight rebounds, and freshman forward Taylor Hammack threw in four assists. For the Dolphins, Brown led with 16 points, while senior forward Trudy Walker grabbed 15 boards. Senior guard Rolanda Hayes tabbed three assists. The Lady Bisons now have their first ASUN win, but they still rank at the bottom of the ASUN standings. Lipscomb plays at Liberty on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT. Photo by McKenzi...
Lumination Radio to broadcast Lipscomb’s basketball doubleheader vs. Jacksonville

Lumination Radio to broadcast Lipscomb’s basketball doubleheader vs. Jacksonville

Lumination Radio will be broadcasting the Lipscomb basketball doubleheader against Jacksonville University on Saturday, Feb. 9. Tipoff for the women’s game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CT, while the men’s game starts at 4 p.m. Click here to access the radio station, which is also accessible by clicking the “Radio” tab above. The station is free to listen to. Spencer Boehme will be on play-by-play for both games. Bailey Burnett will be joining as color for the women’s game, while Russell Vannozzi will do the same for the men’s. The Lady Bisons (2-20, 0-9 ASUN) will be looking for their first conference win. They have lost 19 straight games since they started the season 2-1. Sophomore guard Taylor Clark leads the team with 11.5 points per game. The Bisons (19-4, 10-0 ASUN) continue to manhandle the ASUN after a 37-point win over North Florida on Wednesday night, and they stand at 31st in the NCAA NET rankings. Photo by Jamie...