Most students spend their summer breaks on vacations and back at home. Lipscomb's six newcomers are an exception though taking classes and playing pick-up basketball with their teammates on the Lipscomb campus.
Eight Lipscomb University athletic teams received perfect NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and twelve teams exceeded the national average for private schools in the latest report issued Tuesday by the NCAA.
Lipscomb will play in the 2011 Cancun Challenge operated by Triple Crown Sports. The Bisons will play at Illinois and Illinois State before heading to Cancun to face SIU Edwardsville and one additional team on November 22 and 23.
The Bosnian Senior National Team has selected Adnan Hodzic to join its team and he will first represent his native country at the 2011 European Basketball Championship in Lithuania.
Former Bisons basketball player Jason Hopkins (2006 to 2008) was recently named the head basketball coach at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu. Since graduating Hopkins had played professionally and coached at Cochise College.
Lipscomb junior college signee Deonte Alexander was named the top incoming player in the Atlantic Sun Conference by the National Hoops Report run by respected recruiting analyst Justin Young.
Lipscomb Bisons basketball signed Deonte Alexander, a 6-foot-1 junior college transfer from East Mississippi Community College, and Stephen Hurt, a 6-foot-10 center from Siegel High School, coach Scott Sanderson announced Wednesday.
Mike Hammond stayed close to Lipscomb University after graduating. He is the vice president and headmaster of David Lipscomb Campus School. He and his wife, Carol, have four children and eight grandchildren, and he took some time to talk with lipscombsports.com.
Lipscomb basketball players Zach Brown and Milos Kleut have asked for their release from the Bisons.
Malcolm and Martin Smith, Lipscomb basketball signees and twin forwards from Clarksville Academy, were recognized in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" in the March 14 issue.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches has announced the NABC Division I All-District teams for 2011. Lipscomb senior center Adnan Hodzic was named a District III First Team member. Lipscomb senior guard Josh Slater earned second team honors.
Farrell Gean played both baseball and basketball for Lipscomb from 1968-72. He is the last male athlete at Lipscomb to play two sports for four seasons. He was a part of the 1971 "Miracle' Bisons. He is in his 30th year as a professor of accounting at Pepperdine.
The Lipscomb Bisons ended the season on a disappointing note falling 73-63 to Mercer in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament Thursday night at the University Center in Macon.
No. 4 seed Lipscomb opens the 2011 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Championship against No. 5 seed and tournament host Mercer University at 8 p.m. central time Thursday evening.
The Bisons return to the scene of their last loss with more on their minds than simple revenge. Lipscomb lost 68-67 to Mercer Feb. 26 at the University Center. Thursday night at 8 the two teams will meet again in the quarterfinals of the A-Sun Tourney.
Ray Dickerson played both basketball and baseball while at Lipscomb University, with a little track on the side. He lives with his wife, Sandy, just down the street from his alma mater, and spends his time taking care of his 6-year-old grandson. He took a moment to talk with lipscombsports.com about his time at Lipscomb.
Seniors Adnan Hodzic and Josh Slater were both named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference First Team, the conference office announced Tuesday. It was the second straight year the duo was named to the first team.
With the Atlantic Sun Conference's regular-season complete, the field, seeds and game times for the General Shale Brick Men's Basketball Championships have been set. No. 4 seed Lipscomb opens Thursday against No. 5 seed Mercer at 8 p.m.
Senior guard Josh Slater scored 23 points and hit 15-of-17 free throw attempts as the Lipscomb Bisons fell 68-67 at the Mercer Bears Saturday afternoon in the University Center.
Lipscomb ends the 2010-11 regular season against the Mercer Bears Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. central time in the University Center in Macon, Ga. Lipscomb has won the last five meetings and owns a 12-4 series lead over the Bears.
Junior guard Jordan Burgason scored 21 points on seven three-pointers as the Lipscomb Bisons defeated the Kennesaw State Owls 82-67 Thursday evening at the Convocation Center in Kennesaw, Ga.
It's all about taking it one game at a time for the Bisons basketball team, but even they are having trouble separating the final two games of the regular season. Thursday they visit Kennesaw St. Saturday they close out the regular season at Mercer.
Greg Eubanks grew up going to Lipscomb schools before attending Lipscomb University. He now spends his time working for Rich Printing, and raising his three kids with his wife Kathy. He took some time to talk about his memories of playing basketball with lipscombsports.com.
Lipscomb closed out the home part of the season on a disappointing note falling 102-95 to ETSU Saturday night in double overtime. It was “Senior Night” for center Adnan Hodzic, guard Josh Slater, forward Michael Teller and forward Brandon Brown.
Coach Scott Sanderson will need a total team effort from his Lipscomb Bisons if they are going to beat ETSU Saturday night at 6:30 at Allen Arena. He has been pleased with the play of his role players the past couple of games.
Guard Josh Slater became the first player in Lipscomb's NCAA history to earn a triple-double as he led the Bisons to a 71-52 win over USC Upstate. Slater scored 10 points, made 10 steals and was credited with 12 assists in 27 minutes of play.
The Bisons still have lessons to learn with four regular season games left on the schedule. The next class session will be Thursday night at 7 when USC Upstate visits Allen Arena for an Atlantic Sun game.
Adnan Hodzic led Lipscomb with 22 points as the Bisons shot 54.9 percent and held a 32-23 rebounding advantage in an 81-76 win against Campbell Thursday evening in Buies Creek, N.C. Lipscomb hosts USC Upstate next Thursday at 7 p.m.
In the brief history of the Pope Center/Gore Arena at Campbell University the Lipscomb Bisons have posted a 2-0 record. Thursday night the Bisons will try to get back on the winning track when the two teams meet at 6 p.m. in Buies Creek, N.C.
For the second straight game the Bisons went into halftime behind by double digits. Despite outscoring Jacksonville by four in the second half, Lipscomb lost 78-68 Saturday afternoon. Josh Slater led Lipscomb with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
When the Bisons face Jacksonville Saturday afternoon at 2:15 at Swisher Gym the focus will be on playing an effective and consistent defensive game.
The Bisons could never recover from a slow start Thursday night at North Florida in a 72-62 loss. Lipscomb shot 30.8 percent with 11 turnovers in the first half and trailed by 16, 35-19, at the half. Josh Slater led Lipscomb with 19 points.
The Bisons, who have won four games in a row and five of their last six, will get tested on the road in Jacksonville, starting Thursday night at North Florida.
Greg Glenn is head of school for Westbury Christian School in Houston. As a basketball coach his teams won 12 state championships. He was in Nashville last week and dropped by campus. He talked with Lipscombsports.com during his visit.
The Lipscomb Bisons hit an NCAA era game-high 17 shots from 3-point range Sunday afternoon in an 88-71 win over Florida Gulf Coast at Allen Arena.
The Bisons have lost one conference game at home and they want to avoid adding another Sunday afternoon at 2 when Florida Gulf Coast visits Allen Arena.
The Bisons beat Stetson 82-62 Friday night at Allen Arena, their third win in a row and their fourth in the last five games. The Bisons are back at home Sunday at 2 to face Florida Gulf Coast.
More rebounds and fewer turnovers will be the mantra tonight when the Lipscomb Bisons face a rematch with Stetson at 7 at Allen Arena. Stetson won the first meeting this season 76-66.
Belmont ended Adnan Hodzic's double-figures scoring streak earlier this month and he returned that favor by scoring a game-high 26 points as the Bisons won the second edition of the "Battle of the Boulevard" 73-64 Tuesday night at Allen Arena.
The Lipscomb Bisons have worked hard to improve since their first meeting with Belmont this season. The Bisons get a second chance as the "Battle of the Boulevard" moves to Allen Arena Tuesday night. The game will be televised on CSS.
Adnan Hodzic scored 12 points leading 11 Bisons who scored as Lipscomb rolled to a 76-55 win at USC Upstate Sunday afternoon in Spartanburg, S.C. The Bisons now look to Tuesday as they host Belmont at 7 p.m. in the "Battle of the Boulevard."
The Bisons have had very little time to regroup after Friday's loss to ETSU in preparation for Sunday afternoon's game with USC Upstate at 1.
Reserved and general admission tickets are sold out for Tuesday's "Battle of the Boulevard" against Belmont, the athletic department announced Thursday. Standing room only (SRO) tickets are available for $9 online and $10 at the box office.
Lipscomb fell 68-67 at the ETSU Bucs Friday night in the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week. Senior guard Josh Slater led the Bisons with 27 points while senior forward Adnan Hodzic posted a double-double with 14 points and ten rebounds.
The Bisons will be out to stay on the winning track when they visit ETSU Friday night in an Atlantic Sun game at 6. The game will be televised regionally on CSS.
Adnan Hodzic tied his season high with 33 points, Jordan Burgason added 20 and Brandon Brown chipped in with a season-high 18 as the Lipscomb Bisons beat Campbell 92-81 Monday night at Allen Arena.
Coach Scott Sanderson expects his Lipscomb Bisons to be more disciplined Monday night at 7:15 when Campbell visits Allen Arena for an Atlantic Sun game.
The Lipscomb Bisons are going to use the 88-52 loss Thursday night at Belmont as a painful learning experience as they prepare for Monday night's game with Campbell and the rest of the A-Sun season.
The Lipscomb Bisons expect center Adnan Hodzic and guard Josh Slater to produce, but if they are going to be successful against Belmont Thursday night they need some unexpected players to step up.
Lipscomb guard Josh Slater scored a season-high and game-high 30 points as the Bisons ralled in the final five minutes of the second half to beat UNF 80-76 Monday at Allen Arena.
Basketball is played with a team of five, but for most of the season the Bisons have been depending on Adnan Hodzic and Josh Slater. Heading into Monday's game with North Florida coach Scott Sanderson is looking for some consistent help.
Game times for Lipscomb's basketball doubleheader with the University of North Florida on Monday have been changed to noon for the men's game and 2:15 p.m. CST for the women's game. Admission for both games will be complimentary.
The Bisons are seeking answers after losing 60-56 to Jacksonville Saturday in A-Sun play at Allen Arena. The next challenge for the Bisons is Monday night when North Florida visits.
Coach Scott Sanderson knows his Bisons can play better than what he has seen so far this season as they head into Saturday's A-Sun game with Jacksonville. The best thing is his players agree with him and are working hard to improve.
The Bisons bounced back from a poor second half defensive performance Monday to win 75-61 at Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday evening at Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Fla. It was the lowest point output by a Lipscomb opponent this season.
Coach Scott Sanderson is frustrated by inconsistent defensive play from his Bisons as they head into Wednesday night's A-Sun game at Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Fla.
After not hitting a field goal for the first 8:36 of Monday's game against Stetson, the Bisons were never able to get in a groove eventually falling 76-66 in DeLand, Fla. Lipscomb's 18 first half points were its lowest total in the last seven season.
After road losses at Alabama and Memphis, the Bisons return to Atlantic Sun Conference action for their final 18 regular season games. Lipscomb travels to DeLand, Fla., Monday evening at 6:15 p.m. to face the Stetson Hatters.
The Bisons fell to No. 21-rated Memphis 88-70 Thursday night at the FedExForum. But coach Scott Sanderson is looking to the future as the Bisons next 18 games are all in the A-Sun. His biggest concern is finding help for Adnan Hodzic and Josh Slater.
The Lipscomb Bisons will face their third nationally-ranked team this season when they visit the FedEx Forum to face the No. 21-rated Memphis Tigers Thursday night.
ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog: Adnan Hodzic's journey to Lipscomb didn't follow the traditional path. As a young boy in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War, Hodzic was more concerned with his family's future than with shooting baskets.
Seniors Josh Slater and Adnan Hodzic were two of 12 players named to the Bleacher Report's All Mid-Major Team: Mid-Season Edition. Hodzic was selected as a starter and Slater was picked as a reserve.
The Lipscomb Bisons made a move in the second half, but they were unable to trim the deficit against Alabama in a 71-51 loss Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa.
Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson grew up in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He brings his Bisons back for the second time in his coaching career at Lipscomb Tuesday night at 7 at the Coleman Coliseum.
The Lipscomb Bisons rolled to a 99-73 win over Kennesaw State in an Atlantic Sun Conference game Saturday night at Allen Arena. Adnan Hodzic was the top scorer with 25 points, 19 of them in the second half.
A crowd of nearly 250 people attended the newly renovated McQuiddy Gymnasium on Friday as the Lipscomb Athletic Department held a luncheon with former legendary basketball coach Don Meyer and ESPN's Buster Olney.
The Bisons host the Kennesaw State Owls in Atlantic Sun action Saturday night in Allen Arena. The game is set to tip at 8:15 p.m. Lipscomb will seek to avenge its 72-69 first round loss to the No. 8 seed Owls in last year's A-Sun Tournament.
Atlantic Sun Player of the Year Adnan Hodzic, from Lipscomb, set the Bisons' Division I career scoring record leading the Bisons to a pair of road wins to win his fifth Player of the Week honor, the conference announced on Tuesday.
MACON, Ga. – One month into the 2010-11 NCAA men's basketball season, the Atlantic Sun Conference has moved up across the board in the ratings indexes bolstered by strong performances across the league.
Senior forward Adnan Hodzic scored 23 points, all in the second half, to become Lipscomb's NCAA-era leading scorer as the Bisons put on an offensive clinic Saturday evening in a 98-94 win against Tennessee Tech in the Eblen Center.
The Lipscomb University Bisons look for the season sweep against Ohio Valley Conference opponents when they trek to Cookeville, Tenn., Saturday to face Tennessee Tech. Game time is 7 p.m. from the Eblen Center.
The Lipscomb athletic department is excited to announce the availability of mini-packages. Each package includes reserved seats to Lipscomb's home game against Belmont and two packages include tickets to the "Battle" at Belmont.
Tne Lipscomb Bisons swept a two-game series with Austin Peay winning 73-70 Tuesday night at the Dunn Center in Clarksville as guard Josh Slater scored a game-high 23 points.
The Bisons travel an hour northwest to Clarksville to face Austin Peay State University at the Winfield Dunn Center. It is the home opener for Austin Peay. The game is set to tip at 7 p.m. central time.
The Bisons overcame both a terrible start and a determined Mercer team for a 77-65 win in their A-Sun opener Saturday night at Allen Arena.
The Bisons open Atlantic Sun Conference action Saturday against Mercer. Game time is 6:30 p.m. in Allen Arena. All fans are encouraged to bring a toy to benefit Toys for Tots.
The Lipscomb athletic department has a limited supply of tickets available in a Lipscomb section at the Alabama (12/21) and Memphis (12/30) basketball games. Each game ticket is $12.
Cooper Wood is a busy man. He works for the family business, Jim Wood and Associates, and also coaches softball and serves as an assistant in basketball at Nashville Christian. He and his wife, Diane, keep up with four children and three grandchildren. He paused long enough to talk with lipscombsports.com.
Don Meyer and ESPN's Buster Olney will host a book signing for Olney's book “How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer” on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Allen Arena. There will also be a luncheon with the duo on Friday, Dec. 17.
Brandon Barnes scored a career-high 25 points while Adnan Hodzic, Brandon Brown, and Josh Slater each posted double-doubles as the Bisons stormed from being down 13 to winning 90-71 at UT-Martin Saturday afternoon in Martin, Tenn.
Lipscomb travels to UT Martin Saturday afternoon in their final non-conference tune-up before opening A-Sun play next weekend. Game time is 4 p.m. central time from Martin, Tenn.
Ricky Bowers is a busy man at the Ensworth School serving as associate head of the school and athletics director, as well as the football coach and boy's basketball coach. He also follows the play of his daughter Anna, the leading scorer for the Lady Bisons so far this season in addition to spending time with his wife and three other children.
The Lipscomb Bisons were outmatched by the #12/13 Baylor Bears Monday night falling 72-60 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. Jordan Burgason led Lipscomb with 15 points.
In their first trip back to the Lone Star State since losing to UTEP in the 2006 NIT, the Lipscomb University Bisons (2-1) face the No. 17-ranked Baylor Bears (3-0) Monday night at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas at 7 p.m. central time.
Lipscomb assistant basketball coach Jay Walton writes a blog for CollegeChalkTalk.com. In his latest entry Walton gives a month-by-month look at the life of a college basketball coach.
Senior center Adnan Hodzic scored 33 points and brought down 16 rebounds as the Lipscomb University Bisons defeated Austin Peay State University 104-101 in overtime Thursday night in Allen Arena.
The Bisons revive an old rivalry with Austin Peay for the first time in 48 years as the teams meet in Allen Arena Thursday night at 7:15 p.m. central time.
The Lipscomb Bisons basketball coaching staff has signed four new players for the 2011-2012 season _ Zavion Williams from West Creek in Clarksville, Tenn.; twins Malcolm and Martin Smith from Clarksville Academy and Marvin Williams from White Station High School in Memphis.
Freshman guard Robert Boyd led the Lipscomb Bisons with 20 points in a 103-78 win over Stillman College Monday night at Allen Arena. Boyd was one of five Bisons to finish in double figures and one of 12 to play 10 or more minutes.
The Lipscomb University Bisons open their 2010-11 home schedule Monday evening against Stillman College, a NCAA Division II institution from Tuscaloosa, Ala. Game time is 7 p.m.
The Lipscomb Bisons opened their 2010-11 campaign with an 80-66 loss at No. 8 North Carolina. Senior guard Josh Slater scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
The Lipscomb Bisons are starting off the season with one of their biggest challlenges in the NCAA history of the program Friday night against No. 8-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill at 6. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports South.
Former Lipscomb University coach Don Meyer will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Meyer is one of 11 inductees to be enshrined at the hall of fame's annual banquet on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.
The Atlantic Sun Conference and ESPN reached an agreement to air one of the nation's top rivalries, Lipscomb at Belmont, exclusively on ESPN3.com. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, January 13 from the Curb Event Center.
It was billed as “throw back” night. For the first 10 minutes of the first half it looked like one of the old games between Lipscomb and Trevecca. But the Bisons pulled away from their old rivals from the NAIA days, winning 106-59.
The Lipscomb Bisons will give a nod to their NAIA days to open the 2010-2011 basketball season. Thursday night at 7 in Allen Arena the Bisons will welcome Trevecca Nazarene, an old foe and major rival from the TranSouth Conference.
The expectations are high for the Lipscomb Bisons basketball team this season and one of the reasons is the depth of the team. Fans can get a first look at the team Thursday night when Trevecca Nazarene visits Allen Arena for an exhibition game at 7.
Center Adnan Hodzic and guard Josh Slater are the headliners for the Lipscomb Bisons basketball team this season, but there are four freshmen bubbling with personality and talent who have possibly made the biggest impact during preseason practices.
Lee Marsh and his family have been longtime supporters of Lipscomb University and the athletic program for many years. A successful businessman, Lee Marsh is now retired allowing him even more time to watch Lipscomb athletic teams perform. He and his wife, Joyce Ann Marsh, seldom miss an athletic event on the Lipscomb campus.
George McIntosh was a tennis and basketball player at Lipscomb and later served as the tennis coach. He is the president of the Jim Wood Golden Bison Club, part of the National Bison Club, that meets each month in the Hall of Fame room at Allen Arena.
The Bisons have been picked by the A-Sun coaches and media to win both the regular season and tournament championships in the conference. Adnan Hodzic is preseason Player of the Year. He and Josh Slater are preseason All-Conference.
The Lipscomb Bisons will officially start basketball practice Friday night, but they will be spending the weekend in workouts at the University of the South at Sewanee.
A poll posted on the Fox Sport website has named Lipscomb basketball coaches Jay Walton and Shaun Senters as two of the top five assistant coaches in the Atlantic Sun Conference. At least 75 percent of the coaches in the A-Sun voted.
Alan Banks played basketball for the Lipscomb Bisons as coach Don Meyer was in the early stage of developing a national reputation for the program. His financial planning business and his children keep him busy now but he found time this week to talk with LipscombSports.com.
The Bisons will open the season with an exhbition game with Trevecca Nazarene and have also changed the day of the "Battle of the Boulevard" game with Belmont at Allen Arena as the 2010-11 schedule is finalized.
Interest in the Bisons basketball team this summer is as hot as the pavement on Granny White Pike at noon under the August sun. The Bisons tied for the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season championship last season and return all of their starters including center Adnan Hodzic, the A-Sun Player of the Year.
Bernard Card was known for his hustle on the basketball court as a member of the Lipscomb Bisons. He is working just as hard in the corporate world as well. He was inducted in the Campbell Sales Company Hall of Fame this summer for his success as part of the Campbell Soup team.
Adnan Hodzic never had a plastic basketball hoop or an orange foam basketball growing up. He rarely even went outside to play. Instead, Hodzic remembers running through the streets of Sarajevo with his mother with bullets flying.
David Fox recently named Adnan Hodzic as his most underrated player in the nation at Rivals.com's weekly College Basketball Roundtable.
Men's basketball coach Scott Sanderson and Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis talked about the process of recruiting with 104.5 The Zone's Mark Howard on Friday, July 16. Click the "Play" icon to listen.
Nashville City Paper: “Man, time goes by fast,” Eddie Ard said as he thought back to his Lipscomb hoops career. The 6-foot-5 swingman averaged 15.4 points over his last three college seasons at and scored more than 1,500 points in his career
The Bison basketball team will open its 2010-11 season on Nov. 12th against the University of North Carolina. Road trips to Baylor, Alabama and Memphis highlight the rest of the non-conference schedule. The Bisons host Belmont on Jan. 26.
Men's basketball coach Scott Sanderson will be an in-studio guest from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday morning on 104.5 The Zone's "Wake Up Zone" show. He'll be discussing the recruiting process and the upcoming season with host Mark Howard.
The 2010-11 Lipscomb Bisons basketball schedule will be released Thursday morning via the weekly athletics e-mail. To be the first to know this year's exciting matchups and to stay updated on the latest news throughout the year, click below to sign up
Tom Kelsey played for the Lipscomb Bisons basketball team from 1982-86 and was a key part of the 1986 NAIA National Championship team. He is the men's basketball coach at Belhaven University.
The Atlantic Sun Conference recently concluded its annual spring meetings of athletics directors, senior woman administrators and faculty athletic representatives. Among the issues the membership approved were a replay system for men's and women's basketball and the creation of new academic honors.
Former Lipscomb Bisons basketball coach Don Meyer, the all-time wins leader for NCAA/NAIA men's college coaches, has been selected to receive the 2010 John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award by the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tom Kelsey is a former Lipscomb Bisons basketball player who was part of the 1986 NAIA National Championship Team. UCLA coach John Wooden's life was celebrated with a memorial service Saturday at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Kelsey recalls his dream of a lifetime one-on-one meeting with Wooden.
Frank Downing played for the Lipscomb basketball team in the late 1940s. He is retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital. He has fond memories of his time at Lipscomb and spent some time with LipscombSports.com to share some of them.