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  • Campus Life,  Sports

    Tunes and Lunatics: Could the return of a pep band be the next step for Lipscomb’s rising student section?

    In late September, you may have gotten an email from Lipscomb Athletics, reading “Lipscomb Basketball Pep Band Interest Form”. When you click on the link to the form you then begin to read this: “The Lipscomb University pep band will embark on its inaugural season this year! If you are interested in learning how to contribute to the electric atmosphere of Allen Arena during the 2023-24 Bison basketball season, complete the form below and we will follow up in the coming weeks about the first interest meeting.” Yes, you read that right. An official Lipscomb pep band is coming to basketball games beginning with the upcoming 2023-2024 season. Lipscomb used…

  • Sports

    A Lipscomb pep band comeback?

    The atmosphere in Allen Arena is about to change drastically. According to Landon Parrish, Special Assistant to President McQueen, Lipscomb University will have a full-fledged band playing at every basketball game this year. Parrish says, “Without a band, Allen arena just feels empty during games. You can fill dead air during timeouts and transitions with piped-in music from a computer along with the cheer team, but there’s just something missing.” This wouldn’t be the first time Allen Arena’s court is met with live music. Since 2001, the university has had different versions of a band at many games. Parrish has been there to see all of them. The history starts…

  • Sports

    Tyler Jordan: The future of Lunacy

    The Lippy Lunatics are back and in a dramatic fashion. This student section started a year ago. After traveling down to Kennesaw State last year for the ASUN tournament basketball game and being just as loud as the home crowd, everyone knew this student section was different. This year is already off to a hot start. The lunatics traveled to Lexington, Kentucky, for a men’s soccer game, and cheered in the Kentucky Wildcats stadium. However, what happens when the older generation of lunatics graduates and moves on? What happens to the next generation of lunatics? Tyler Jordan, a freshman from Ventura, California, is ready to take the reins of “Lunacy”…

  • 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 –…

  • Series

    Lipscomb by the numbers: Lippy Lunatics trip

    This week’s Lipscomb by the numbers goes back to Thursday the 2nd, when Lipscomb’s Lippy Lunatics traveled 232 miles to Kennesaw State University to support the Lipscomb Bisons men’s basketball team at the ASUN championship semifinals. Lippy Lunatics worked with Lipscomb to get two charter buses for the drive and 100 tickets to the game. They put the word out, and 66 people boarded the two 50-passenger charter buses at 11:45 in the morning on March 2nd. Together those 66 students rode for over three and a half hours on the 232 mile trip to KSU. The students packed into KSU’s Convocation Center, after out-cheering a group of KSU students…