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Alaina Morris is a sophomore who joined Herd Media in 2022. She is a sports media major who focuses her articles around Lipscomb athletics and is an assistant sports editor for Herd Media. Alaina also contributes live sports commentary for the school radio, The Bison.  Her favorite sports teams are the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Sports

    Bison athletics continue to rack up pre-season awards

    With collegiate sports starting back up, the preseason accolades are coming in. The Bisons received many honors on different levels across all sports. Whether it’s an award or watchlist, Lipscomb has strong representation. Cross Country The Lipscomb women’s cross country team was selected to finish first and the men were selected to finish second in the ASUN Preseason Coaches Poll. Junior Lydia Miller was awarded the ASUN Conference Preseason Runner of the Year. Men’s Soccer Lipscomb men’s soccer was voted to finish first in the ASUN Preseason Coaches Poll. The Bisons were also awarded many ASUN honors. Graduate student Hayes Wood received the highest honor of being voted ASUN Preseason…

  • Sports

    What next year’s Bisons squad consists of

    One common theme throughout college athletics is the transfer portal. The portal allows athletes to hop around from school to school to compete in their desired sport. It makes things incredibly interesting as far as the dynamic of the team, how a coach will recruit, and even just new faces on the roster. Fortunately enough, the women’s basketball team will remain as a whole. Every player on the team from this past season will return, including seniors Blythe Pearson and Jalyn Holcomb, who will use their extra year of eligibility given to them because of Covid-19. They will gain three upcoming freshmen as well. On the other hand, there will…

  • Sports

    Cea’s Story: From Spain to the States

    Ainhoa Cea’s journey to play basketball at Lipscomb is one unlike any other. The freshman point guard from Spain didn’t even know of Lipscomb until a few months before the school year started. Hailing from Hondarribia, Spain, Cea decided at the end of her senior year in high school she wanted to try to play college hoops in the United States. “I didn’t even think about coming to the States at all to play basketball while I was in high school,” Cea said. Even though coming to America for basketball was never on her agenda, Cea’s interest peaked quickly. “By the time it was April [of my senior year], I…

  • Sports

    Men’s basketball claims statement victory

    The Lipscomb Bisons wrapped up an exciting night at Allen Arena with a 75-62 victory over the top team in the ASUN, Eastern Kentucky Colonels. The day started with the usual posts about game day, but head coach Lennie Acuff and his team wanted to make sure people knew to come out. The squad headed over to the Bennett Campus Center and Bison Square, and all afternoon they handed out Lipscomb basketball shirts to get the students excited for tonight. Despite the help from the large student section that packed its part of Allen Arena, Lipscomb struggled to get any offense going. The scoring drought lasted the first four minutes…

  • Opinion,  Sports

    Volleyball season recap: what to expect next year

    The 2022 Lipscomb volleyball season has come to an end after a tight loss to the Liberty Flames in the semifinal of the ASUN Tournament on November 18th.  The match could not have been closer, with the game going the distance to a fifth set. Liberty finished the game off with a kill from former Bison Kamryn Bacus, with the final score of the fifth set being 15 to 13.  This Bisons squad was always one who had plenty of potential to grab a very high seed in the tournament, but they found themselves in the middle of the ASUN pack in the fourth spot. What exactly led Lipscomb to…

  • Sports

    Bass battles for both sides of the boulevard

    It’s not very often an athlete is able to partake in both sides of a rivalry, but for Kailee Bass, the story is different. Bass, a fifth-year senior middle blocker on Lipscomb’s volleyball team, has had the experience of getting to play for both sides of the geographically closest rivalry in all of college sports, with roughly two miles separating the campuses. Flipping her blue and red colors for a purple and gold jersey was never in Bass’ intentions. In fact, it was a long process for her to become a Bruin in the first place. “I actually went to nine different schools before I liked a school,” Bass said.…

  • Sports

    Men’s soccer set up perfectly for postseason

    Lipscomb’s men’s soccer team has been the talk of the town, and rightfully so considering the success they have had so far this season. The Bisons blaze into the postseason at the top of the ASUN Conference and will be the host site for every match they play, beginning with the semifinal Monday. Not only have they dominated the conference, but they are taking the NCAA national rankings by storm. Lipscomb has been ranked as high as tenth in the United Soccer Coaches poll throughout the season, and some experts have them placed at number seven in postseason projections. Considering all of the success they’ve had so far, how did…

  • Sports

    Transfer portal provides plethora of players

    For those who follow athletics, the transfer portal has recently become a well-known phrase. Brought to life in October 2018, the newly-instated NCAA rule allows college athletes to place their name into a “portal” which allows athletes to transfer to a new school and athletics program. This process of using the portal has become wildly popular to the tune of over 9,000 students entering the portal last year alone, causing a variety of effects on college athletics. On Lipscomb’s campus, this is no different. Many key contributors on Lipscomb’s fall sports teams have used the transfer portal to find their way to Lipscomb and represent the Bisons. The road to…

  • Opinion,  Sports

    Volleyball prepared for ASUN play after tough schedule

    Lipscomb volleyball game against Belmont women.

    A suffocating non-conference schedule from Bisons head coach Brandon Rosenthal has Lipscomb ready for the conference slate In two decades as Lipscomb’s head volleyball coach, Brandon Rosenthal has become notorious for creating a non-conference schedule that will challenge his team. Even so, this year’s slate in particular is one he won’t soon forget. The Bisons just wrapped up their last match in non-conference play, falling short short three sets to none while facing the University of Central Florida Knights at a neutral location. UCF, a team receiving top-25 votes, was not the most difficult team they’ve faced ahead of ASUN play. In fact, that may be one of the more…