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  • Sports

    From the rock climbing club to a spot in Nationals

    When most people think of rock climbing, not many imagine a sport. And not many imagine that sport to be as organized and tiered as other college and professional level sports. But it is, and Lipscomb junior Kalissa Finn is not only excelling in the sport, but climbing through those tiers. Finn, who started climbing seriously when she was 18, recently reached another level in the climbing world. Placing fifth in the Regional competition in Kennesaw, Georgia, Finn earned a spot to compete in Nationals. A fashion major at Lipscomb University, Finn spends her days in the fashion labs piecing together unique designs, and her nights in a very unique…

  • Sports

    Lipscomb softball – making their way through the season… brick by brick

    Before the start of the 2023 softball season, Herd Media sat down with then senior outfielder Elise Shewmaker, along with some other players, for a look at the team and the upcoming season. Now partway into the 2024 softball season, Herd Media sat down with now graduate student infielder Elise Shewmaker once again to talk a bit about the team and the season. Joining Shewmaker was transfer graduate student catcher and infielder Lauren Higginbotham. While the Lipscomb baseball team has a roster stacked toward the older side, the softball team has a far younger roster. In fact, only eight of the 21 girls are above sophomore level, and six of…

  • Sports

    A Beautiful Day for baseball

    This past Tuesday was Lipscomb’s A Beautiful Day, and amidst many events, the baseball team hosted Vanderbilt. The first time Vandy had come to Lipscomb for a home game in 14 years, the stands – and surrounding hills – were packed. In fact, the final official attendance number was 1,547, a record number for Lipscomb baseball. Check out some snapshots from the game, taken by Herd Media Photographer Micah Barkley.

  • Sports

    Building Chemistry: The Story of Unity and Growth in Lipscomb’s Baseball Squad

    This year’s Lipscomb Baseball team is a little bigger than last year’s – numbering forty athletes strong. But they’re also facing a lot of interesting dynamics and changes coming. With thirty of the players at Junior level or above, most would expect a split among the players. But that’s not the case with Lipscomb’s team. Senior Outfielder Alex Vergara was the first to quickly put any suspicions to rest. Vergara has been on the Lipscomb team for the past two years, and has been playing college baseball for the past five. “This is the best the chemistry has ever felt,” Vergara said. “A lot of times I think guys say…

  • Series

    Lipscomb by the numbers: SEJC victories

    This edition of Lipscomb by the numbers follows nine students and one professor almost 600 miles to Troy University for a weekend in February. From Feb. 23-25, nine students went with Dr. McCollum to the Southeastern Journalism Conference to compete and represent Lipscomb. They also went to find out if any fellow students from Lipscomb had won any of the prestigious Best of the South awards. It was not a disappointing weekend. Here are some of the numbers: The nine students who went included multiple different majors across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. They included four PR majors, three Journalism and New Media majors, one Spanish major, and…

  • Sports

    Jersey Madness: Unveiling the Inspiration Behind the Lady Bisons’ Dolly Parton Jerseys

    Amidst March Madness, where 168 teams bring their A-game to the court, one jersey stands out as a light of uniqueness and inspiration. While each team reps its colors with pride, none quite match the spirit and Dolly charm of Lipscomb’s latest addition to the court. Step into the world where basketball meets country music, and discover the story behind the Lady Bisons’ one-of-a-kind Dolly Parton jerseys. Dolly Parton displayed some of her iconic fashions at Lipscomb University last semester in a unique exhibit “Dolly & the Makers” – but that wasn’t the end of Dolly’s partnerships with Lipscomb. This basketball season, the Lipscomb fashion department and women’s basketball team…

  • Sports

    Bisons stage thrilling comeback, defeat EKU 81-67

    The Lipscomb men’s basketball team faced one of its biggest games of the season Friday, March 1, against the No. 1 ranked team in the ASUN, Eastern Kentucky. The game went back and forth, but the Bisons rallied and pulled off an 81-67 victory over the EKU Colonels. The game started out in EKU’s favor, but their lead was short lived. The Bisons turned the game around, with junior guard Will Pruitt sinking a three point shot to bring the score to 5-4 in the Bisons favor. The Bisons held their lead for nearly the next ten minutes of the game. The game remained tight however, with both teams strong…

  • Campus Life

    Snow completely transforms Lipscomb University

    What began as a cold weekend on campus quickly turned into a winter wonderland, as almost six inches of snow covered Lipscomb University. Students left their dorm rooms for dinner Sunday night to walk out into the very beginnings of a snowfall that would not end until late Monday afternoon. The snow fell in flurries at first, gathering intensity until fat flakes were falling quickly, and at least two inches were already on the ground by around 10 p.m. It did not take long for snow festivities to start up among the student body. Many students pulled on their winter coats and hats and headed out into the snow to…

  • News,  Sports

    Lipscomb baseball documentary wins prestigious Murrow Award

    The eighteen minute and thirty-seven second video documentary captured more than just the story of the iconic Nashville Sounds’ scoreboard — it captured the cherished memories of players, coaches, and the people of Nashville. The Grand Ole Guitar is more than just any old scoreboard. As interviewee and former Sounds pitcher R.A. Dickey said in the video, “in my mind it’s the Nashville landmark. If I could put in my backyard, I would try, that’s how much I think it means to this city.” The Lipscomb University School of Communication team poured hundreds of hours into the video documentary project. The proposal for the video had been selected through a…