Herd Media
  • Investigation,  Sports

    When does fan behavior become lunacy?

    It all started with silence. At a place where you’d expect to hear a crowd. At the start of the 2022 season, sophomore sports management major Jackson Gibree said he could hear the sound of a pin drop during the volleyball game in Allen Arena. “How [can you have] this many people here with nobody standing up, nobody loud? Why are we not using our home-court advantage?” After Jackson asked himself these questions, you might say he grabbed the ball and ran with it. What started as a small GroupMe eventually grew to an Instagram account of almost 600 followers, and a new student section – the Lippy Lunatics –…

  • Sports

    Lipscomb soccer: A championship dream realized

    Months ago, before the Lipscomb men’s soccer team played in the ASUN conference championship final, senior forward Jelldrik Dallmann of Kuhstedt, Germany, mentioned that his dream was to win a championship ring – and had been since he’d come to the United States. (See the pre-final article for more from this interview.) The Bisons then went on to do just that – win the final game and take the title of ASUN champions, and win their rings. Dallmann also went on to be named the ASUN Player of the Year for the 2022 season. Once the championship rings made their way to Lipscomb’s campus, the team held a championship ring…

  • Sports

    Inside the life of TB3

    The life of a student-athlete comes with many difficulties. School alone is a challenge, but balancing school and sports comes with challenges of its own. Trae Benham (also known as “TB3”), a sophomore guard at Lipscomb, puts it this way, “There’s not a whole lot of things you can do outside of basketball and school just because you’re days kinda hectic…” Obviously, it is a difficult job, but there are many upsides as well. You can learn a whole lot. “It kind of gets easier as the year goes on…finding a balance, finding a schedule, making sure you don’t procrastinate on things…” Being a student-athlete forced Benham to become more…

  • Sports

    Lipscomb Baseball’s NCAA Tournament path has been revealed; here’s everything you need to know

    After their ASUN championship victory against FGCU on Sunday, the Lipscomb Bisons won the ASUN Tournament Championship and clinched an automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament. This will be the third time in program history that Lipscomb has made the NCAA Tournament and is the first time since 2015. Though the Bisons knew that their place in the tournament was secured, what they didn’t know was who they would be playing against or where. On Monday morning, the team and its fans found out the answer to these questions, as the 64 team bracket was revealed on ESPN’s NCAA Baseball Selection show. After a 36-24 season that saw Lipscomb win…

  • Sports

    Lipscomb baseball claims ASUN title, heads to the NCAA tournament

    In a year featuring many memorable moments for Lipscomb sports, another one happened on Sunday afternoon. The Lipscomb Bisons baseball team claimed a 12-6 championship victory over their ASUN foes Florida Gulf Coast to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2015. However, it took a lot of resilience from the team to catapult their way to this position. The club would drop their first two pool play games in Deland, Florida, to Liberty and Florida Gulf Coast but utilized a unique tournament format to their advantage. Securing a victory in an elimination game against the Jacksonville Dolphins, the team would advance to play the Liberty Flames again…

  • Archive

    Another “stampede-like” year for sports

    Another year has gone by for Bison’s basketball and soccer and it’s been a good one. Although there still are a few sports in season, or just starting their season, the school year is closing fast and it’s time to look back at how the herd handled the rest of the nation. After making it to the ASUN conference playoffs last year, the Men’s basketball team returned once again. The guys didn’t play as well as expected, bringing in a record of 20 wins and 13 losses. But, they ended conference play on a three-game win streak giving them the 5 seed in the tournament. After beating Stetson in a…

  • Multimedia

    Lipscomb track and field takes on Music City Challenge at Vanderbilt – a photo gallery

    This past weekend, the Lipscomb track and field team headed to Vanderbilt to take part in their Music City Challenge. The team not only broke three program records, but they took three victories in the individual events, and had a total of 21 top-5 finishes. It’s safe to say that it was a very good weekend for the team. Herd Media was at the meet, and Herd Media photographer Stephen Scarboro took photos of many of the events. Next, the team looks to the take on the outdoor track and field ASUN championship in Jacksonville, FL, from May 11-13th. For a recap of the meet, check out Lipscomb Athletics.

  • Sports

    Lipscomb women’s golf makes history with first regionals trip

    A historic Lipscomb moment happened on Wednesday as the Bisons women’s golf team awaited where they were headed for their first regionals trip. “I’m so honored to get to walk this out,” said interim head coach Shannon O’Brien with a smile. In what would serve as the pinnacle of a fantastic season, the ASUN champs would hear their name called in the last region announced. The announcement via a Golf Network feed revealed that the Bisons will travel to Westfield, Indiana, for their NCAA regionals debut. A crowd of about 30 faithful supporters and the team rejoiced as they received their reward for a season of excellence. The magnificent seven…

  • 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…

  • Series

    Lipscomb by the numbers – Track and field

    This week’s Lipscomb by the numbers looks back at the Bisons track and field teams, who traveled to compete in two invitationals this past weekend. The men’s and women’s teams went to both Lee University, to compete in the Flames Invitational, and to Ole Miss, to compete in the Joe Walker Invite. The Bisons hit a lot of wild numbers this weekend, including winning three overall events, smashing three program records, taking eighteen top-five finishes, and snagging a good number of personal records. Freshman Brady Yingst won two events at the Joe Walker Invite, including hitting a new personal record in the men’s 3,000m Steeple, with a time of 9:01.67.…