Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden passed away last week at the age of 99, but his approach to the game, as well as to his daily life, will continue to influence people like Lipscomb Lady Bisons coach Frank Bennett. He is holding several of Wooden's books and on the wall to his left is a letter from Wooden.
Nicole Burgess played both basketball and tennis for the Lipscomb. She has been teaching in the Metro Public School System in Nashville for 23 years, the last three at Hume-Fogg Magnet. She was named the Metropolitan Public Schools 2011 Teacher of the Year in the high school division.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons' basketball coach Frank Bennett has announced the hiring of Krystle Horton as a new assistant coach. Horton is a former post player and graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee State University.
April Ezell played badminton, basketball, and tennis at Lipscomb. She went on to serve as an assistant women's basketball coach for 14 years. Today she teaches in the Kinesiology Department at Lipscomb.
Brittany Duerk is a sophomore post player for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons basketball team. She enjoys basketball, but she had been missing the opportunity to throw the javelin in track meets. She added the track and field team to her list of activities this spring.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons basketball coach Frank Bennett has announced the signing of three players for the 2010-2011 season _ forward O'Neisha Smith, point guard Haley Nelson and center Jessica Reece.
Diane Turnham played basketball at Lipscomb from 1978-80 under Trish Duty and Charles Beavers. Today she is the Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator at Middle Tennessee State University.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons cut a 19-point second half deficit to four, but the late rally fell short in a 76-70 loss to Mercer Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena to close out the season.
The Lady Bisons haven't had a lot to be happy about this season, but they would like to end their season on a winning note. They beat Kennesaw State Thursday night, but must get past Mercer Saturday.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons, sparked by Jenna Bartsokas and Brittany Duerk, beat Kennesaw State 64-56 Thursday night at Allen Arena, snapping a 12-game losing streak, their longest in the NCAA era.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons did not qualify for the Atlantic Sun Tournament, but they want to finish the regular season on a strong note starting Thursday night at 5:15 when Kennesaw State visits Allen Arena.
Saturday men's basketball against Mercer has been selected as the Atlantic Sun “Hot Game” and will be televised on CSS and ESPN360.com, the conference announced Monday morning. To accommodate the broadcast, the men will tip at 5 p.m. while the women will play at 2 p.m.
Junior guard Jenna Bartsokas produced almost half of Lipscomb's points scoring 21 points as the Lady Bisons fell 56-45 to the Stetson Hatters Saturday afternoon in the Edmunds Center.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons seek to complete the season sweep of Stetson and snap a 19 game road losing streak when they travel to DeLand, Fla., to face the Hatters at 2 p.m. CT.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost to Florida Gulf Coast 64-45 as they turned the ball over 21 times leading to 20 FGCU points. Jenna Bartsokas led Lipscomb with 15 points and Anna Bowers added 10 points off the bench.
Courtney Boynton West played basketball for the Lady Bisons from 2001 to 2005. She is the leading scorer for Lipscomb in the NCAA-era with 1,438 points. Today she is a physical education teacher at Madison Creek Elementary.
The Lady Bisons have committed themselves to fiinshing the season on a strong note. That commitment will be put to the test Thursday night at 4:15 when the Lady Bisons face Florida Gulf Coast at Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.
Receiving her first career start for the shorthanded Lady Bisons, freshman wing Morgan Faulkner delivered an outstanding performance posting a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in a 88-58 loss to USC Upstate Thursday evening.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons (4-21, 2-13 A-Sun) travel to Spartanburg, S.C., to face the USC Upstate Spartans (15-8, 9-5 A-Sun) Thursday evening at 4 p.m.
Despiite calls for snow and sleet 1,630 fans made their way to Allen Arena Monday night for "Think Pink/Pack the House" Night. The Lady Bisons lost to Jacksonville 62-43.
The game between the Lipscomb Lady Bisons and Jacksonville Monday at 7 is "Think Pink/Pack the House for Cancer Reserach" night at Allen Arena. The Lady Bisons will wear special uniforms. Donations will benefit Susan G, Komen for the Cure and St. Thomas Women's Health Services.
The Lady Bisons trailed 34-22 at halftime, but never could get back into contention in the second half in a 70-48 loss to North Florida Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons will need a total team effort when they face North Florida Saturday afternoon at 1 at Allen Arena.
Lipscomb Lady Bisons junior guard Jenna Bartsokas has been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine All-Academic District IV First Team. District IV includes the states of Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
Lipscomb held Campbell scoreless in the last 4:31 of Monday's contest but the Lady Bisons were unable to complete a comeback falling 60-58. Valerie Bronson drove coast-to-coast but she missed a layup to tie the game with four seconds left.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons look to snap a six-game losing streak when the face off with Campbell Monday at 4:45 p.m. CT in Buies Creek, N.C.
ETSU converted 25 points off Lipscomb turnovers to cruise to an 82-59 win against the Lady Bisons Saturday afternoon at the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons face off with ETSU Saturday afternoon at 12:30. It has only been 9 days since the two teams met at Allen Arena, a 76-65 win by ETSU.
The Lady Bisons struggled from the field with their shooting in a 66-53 loss to Belmont Wednesday night at the Curb Event Center.
Lipscomb holds a narrow lead on ETSU in the A-Sun All-Academic race. The Bisons' percentages for men's cross country, men's basketball and women's basketball all top the conference. The Bisons lead with 87 student-athletes on the team.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons have won four of their last five games with rival Belmont. They hope to add to that string tonight when they travel to the Curb Event Center to face Belmont at 7 in the women's version of the "Battle of the Boulevard".
Junior guard Jenna Bartsokas scored a game-high 22 points as the Lady Bisons reached 80 points for the first time this season, but it wasn't enough as Campbell held on for an 88-80 win at Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons are making progress with several freshmen and sophomores stepping up and elevating their games. The Lady Bisons are back on the court Saturday at 1 when Campbell visits Allen Arena.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons gave ETSU, the two-time defending Atlantic Sun Champions, a strong battle, including a pair of comebacks in the second half. But it was enough in a 76-65 loss Thursday night at Allen Arena.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are happy to be back home at Allen Arena, but they must find a way Thursday night to stop ETSU, a dynamic offensive team.
The North Florida Ospreys dominated the boards outrebounding Lipscomb by 28 as the Lady Bisons fell 75-64 Saturday afternoon in UNF Arena.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons (4-13, 2-5 A-Sun) look to end their 13-game road losing streak as they face North Florida (4-12, 1-6 A-Sun) Saturday afternoon. The game is set to tip at 3:30 p.m. CT in UNF Arena.
Hannah Phillips scored a team-high 13 points and Kaitie Fritts posted career-highs with six points and five rebounds but a poor shooting performance by the Lady Bisons allowed Jacksonville to win 66-48
When the Lipscomb Lady Bisons are successful on the court it is truly a team effort. Coach Frank Bennett is counting on another strong team effort Thursday night when the Lady Bisons visit Jacksonville.
The Lady Bisons celebrated the 20th anniversary of the "Battle of the Boulevard" in a big way with a 74-68 win over Belmont Tuesday night at Allen Arena behind a career-high 28 points by Jenna Bartsokas.
General admission tickets are still available for $15 for tonight's basketball doubleheader through the Athletic Ticket at 615-966-5899. They may also be bought through the box office beginning at 4 p.m. Shuttle service will be available between Stokes Elementary and Allen Arena tonight.
The Lady Bisons will face a veteran Belmont team in the women's version of the "Battle of the Boulevard". The series has favored the Lady Bisons in the last four games.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons led by nine points early in the first half, but a 17-3 run before intermission sparked USC Upstate to a 63-51 win Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons are working on their offensive performances across the board as they prepare to face USC Upstate Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Allen Arena.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons played a strong game, but could not overcome A-Sun leading Florida Gulf Coast in a 67-47 loss Monday night at Allen Arena.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons seek their second straight win Monday night against a strong Florida Gulf Coast squad. Game time is 5:15 p.m. in Allen Arena. Tickets are available at the door for $7.
The Lady Bisons started the new year on a strong note with a 79-60 Atlantic Sun Conference win over Stetson Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons need to focus more on their shooting as they head into the 18-game conference schedule starting Saturday against Stetson.
The Lady Bisons played their first game in 20 days, falling to South Alabama from the Sun Belt Conference by a score of 61-50.
The Lady Bisons hit the hardwood after a twenty day break to face South Alabama Monday night in Allen Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.
Tickets to the 125th meeting between Lipscomb and Belmont on Jan. 11 in Allen Arena are now on sale through the Lipscomb Athletic Ticket Office at 615-966-5899.
On Monday, the Atlantic Sun Conference announced its weekly women's basketball award with Jenna Bartsokas of Lipscomb earning her first league honor.
Junior guard Jenna Bartsokas scored a season-high 20 points, but the Lady Bisons could not hold back Evansville's second half rally in a 74-69 loss Tuesday night at Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons close out their pre-Christmas schedule Tuesday night at 7 against Evansville at Allen Arena. They will not play another game until Dec. 28.
Kennesaw State outrebounded Lipscomb by 36 boards as they Lady Bisons fell 70-52 Saturday evening at the Convocation Center in Kennesaw, Ga. The Lady Bisons return to Allen Arena Tuesday at 7 p.m. to face Evansville.
The Lady Bisons close out their seven game road trip Saturday against Kennesaw State. Game time is 4:00 p.m. CST at the Convocation Center.
After falling behind by as many as 16 points in the second half the Lady Bisons battled back against the Mercer to close the deficit to one point but the they were not able to complete the comeback and fell 69-59 Thursday evening in Macon.
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons begin Atlantic Sun Conference play Thursday evening against Mercer at the University Center in Macon, Ga. Game time is 4 p.m. CST.
Tennessee Tech outscored Lipscomb 17-4 over the last six minutes of the game in a 73-65 come-from-behind win over the Lady Bisons Monday evening at the Eblen Center in Cookeville, Tenn.
Morgan Faulker hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to play, but the Lady Bisons, who led by 14 twice in the second half, lost 72-69 to Tennessee State Saturday night at the Gentry Center.
The Lady Bisons will be back on the court quickly after a short Thanksgiving holiday break. Saturday night at 7 they make the short trip to the Gentry Center to play Tennessee State.
The Lipscomb University Lady Bisons may have missed their first 19 three pointers, but they connected on the long balls when they mattered most and pulled off a 52-45 victory over Presbyterian College in the MSU Invitational in Morehead, Ky.
Lipscomb had a season high 11 three-pointers but Morehead State held a 20 rebound advantage in their 62-53 win over the Lady Bisons Saturday afternoon in Morehead, Ky., at the MSU Invitational.
Valerie Bronson scored 19 points and had nine rebounds but the Lady Bisons were not able to stop the one-two punch of Talnesha Kee and Rene Rector as the duo combined for 43 points in Winston-Salem State's 76-63 victory over Lipscomb.
Guard Jenna Bartsokas hit some key 3-point shots for the Lady Bisons, but they couldn't remain in control of Austin Peay in a 61-52 loss at Allen Arena Tuesday night.
The Lipscomb University Lady Bisons (1-1, 0-0 A-Sun) seek their second win of the season Tuesday night as they host Austin Peay (0-1, 0-0 OVC). Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. in Allen Arena.
The Lady Bisons earned their first win of the season beating Central Arkansas 68-60 Sunday afternoon at Allen Arena. Valerie Bronson and Leah McAlister led the Lady Bisons with 12 points each.
The Lady Bisons made strong runs in both the first and second halves, but fell short with a 77-60 loss to Lehigh from the Patriot League in the regular season opener at Allen Arena Friday night.
When the Lady Bisons tip-off Friday night at 7:30 at Allen Arena against Lehigh, it will officially mark the start of Frank Bennett's 30th season as head coach.
The Lipscomb University Lady Bisons were unable to stop a Freed-Hardeman offense firing on all cylinders Tuesday evening in an 85-76 exhibition loss.
The Lady Bisons close out the exhibition portion of the season when Freed-Hardeman visits Allen Arena Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.
Chelsea Burroughs scored 21 points while Valerie Bronson added 20 points in Lipscomb's 90-77 win over Harding in an exhibition Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Bisons host Harding University Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Allen Arena in their first of two exhibitions before the start of the 2009-10 season. Tickets are available at the door for $7.
Lipscomb athletics hosted an afternoon of community events Tuesday leading up to HoopapaLUza and the kickoff to his year's basketball season.
Lipscomb's home men's and women's basketball games against Belmont on Jan. 11 will be broadcast on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS). To accommodate the television broadcast the women's game will tip off at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game will start at 8 p.m.
MACON, Ga. - 11 Days of A-Sun Women's Basketball moves on to Nashville, Tenn. with an in-depth look at the Lipscomb Lady Bisons - the team picked 10th in the preseason coaches' poll.
The Lady Bisons are making it tough for coach Frank Bennett to decide how the playing time is going to be distributed this season because of the overall depth of talent.
With basketball season right around the corner, Lipscomb Athletics is hosting a “Meet Your Seat” night next Tuesday Nov. 3 in conjunction with HoopapaLUza, the annual basketball kickoff event.
The Lady Bisons are expecting to surprise both fans and opponents with a new faster-paced offense and a more aggressive approach to defense for the 2009-2010 season.
The Lady Bisons were selected to finish 10th and 11th, respectively, in the Atlantic Sun preseason coaches and media polls, the conference office announced Wednesday evening.
Lipscomb head basketball coaches Scott Sanderson and Frank Bennett announced the 2009-10 Fastbreak Club luncheon schedule this afternoon. The first lunch will be Wednesday, Oct. 14 at noon.
Lipscomb basketball camp schedules for the summers of 2010 and 2011 were announced Wednesday by men's basketball coach Scott Sanderson. Registration for the 2010 camps will start early next year.
The Lady Bisons basketball team took a day off from the court to help build a "Habitat for Humanity" home in the Timberwood subdivision.
It is not the official start of preseason practice, but Wednesday afternoon Lady Bisons coach Frank Bennett got to look at his players in a five-on-five situation as part of their individual workout schedule. Based on what was seen on the court the Lady Bisons will play a more up tempo game, concentrating on moving the ball up and down the court and finding a shot early in the offense.
The Lady Bisons are going to be staying close to home for the 2009-10 season, coach Frank Bennett's 30th as head coach.