Paul Hembree played tennis for Lipscomb from 1939-1941. At the proud age of 89, he has the honor of being one of Lipscomb's oldest athletes. Retired and living in Brentwood, Paul recently visited with Andy Lane, Executive Director of the National Bison Club to reminisce about his athletic days at Lipscomb.
Lipscomb men's tennis signee Stuart Tierney won the Oregon 6A state championship last week in a 6-3, 6-1 victory. Tierney will begin at Lipscomb this fall.
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 tennis coach Andrew Harris announced the addition of Stuart Tierney and Daniel Hernandez to the Bisons program on Wednesday. Both Tierney and Hernandez signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Bisons, joining the team at the start of the 2011 Fall semester.
With the season wrapped up and the semester coming to a close, the Bisons say goodbye as they send off three graduating seniors this May, Mario Hernandez, Joe McArdle, and James Murrell.
Mike Carmody played tennis at Lipscomb and is now a self-employed actuary. He spends his time with his wife Bonnie and their six children. He also coaches a local cross country team, but took some time to talk about his memories with LipscombSports.com.
The Bisons' season came to a close Thursday evening when they fell 4-0 to Campbell in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Championship.
The Bisons head to DeLand, Fla., as the No. 6 seed in the 2011 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Championships, where they will face No. 3 seed Campbell University on Thursday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m. CT in the first round.
Lipscomb's Oliver Strecker became the Bisons first-ever A-Sun First Team member and first Lipscomb player to earn all-conference honors since 2006, the conference office announced Tuesday.
With Lipscomb defeating Belmont and North Florida defeating Jacksonville this past weekend, the Bisons have punched their ticket to DeLand, Fla., for the 2011 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Championships. The No. 6 seeded Bisons will face third-seeded Campbell at 3:30 p.m. CT in the first round on Thursday, April 14.
The Bisons concluded the 2011 regular season with a 4-3 win over Atlantic Sun rival Belmont on Senior Day at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center Saturday. The Bisons will now wait and see who wins the UNF vs. Jacksonville match to see who will earn the final seed in next week's A-Sun Tournament
The Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams host Atlantic Sun rival, Belmont University, in the Battle of the Boulevard at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on Saturday, April 9. Match play will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the second annual Lipscomb Racquet Club Block Party.
The Bisons return to Nashville from their trip through the Carolinas empty handed after their 6-1 loss to Atlantic Sun foe Campbell University on Saturday.
The Bisons took a heavy defeat on Friday afternoon in Spartanburg when they fell to USC-Upstate 5-2. They play Saturday at Campbell.
The Bisons and Lady Bisons head for the Carolinas this weekend to face Atlantic-Sun foes USC-Upstate and Campbell on Friday and Saturday as the season begins to wind down and the A-Sun tournament nears.
The Bisons closed out their weekend of conference play with a close 4-3 loss to Jacksonville on Saturday night at Richland Country Club. Lipscomb went 0-2 this weekend, dropping their Atlantic Sun record to 3-4.
The Bisons suffered a tough 4-3 loss on Friday afternoon, when they fell to Atlantic Sun conference foe North Florida at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. With the loss, the Bisons' A-Sun record evens back out to 3-3.
The Bisons and Lady Bisons rev up this week to host Atlantic Sun foes North Florida on Friday, March 25 followed by Jacksonville University on Saturday at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.
The Bisons concluded their tour through Florida with an exciting 4-3 win over Florida Gulf Coast University. With the win, the Bisons move back to a winning Atlantic Sun record of 3-2.
The Bisons lost 4-3 at Stetson Thursday and will be seeking to even their record on the Florida trip when they continue Atlantic Sun play at Florida Gulf Coast Saturday.
The Bisons lost their first Atlantic Sun conference match of the season Saturday when they fell 6-1 to East Tennessee State University. The loss dropped the Bisons' conference record to 2-1.
With their first weekend of conference play tucked away under their belts, the Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams are preparing to face the Atlantic Sun's top competitor, ETSU on March 12 at 1 p.m. in Johnson City.
After opening conference play with a win over Mercer on Friday, the Bisons picked up their second A-Sun win on Saturday, defeating Kennesaw St. 5-2. The back-to-back wins awarded the Bisons are one more A-Sun victory than all of the 2009-2010 season.
Due to rain in the Nashville area, schedule changes have been announced for baseball, softball, and tennis. Baseball will play a doubleheader against Purdue Sunday at noon while softball will play a single game at 2:30 p.m.
The Bisons pulled out an emotional 4-3 win over Atlantic Sun foe Mercer in their conference opener Friday afternoon at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. The Bisons league win was their first since March 19, 2010 when they defeated Florida Gulf Coast 4-3.
The Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams start the Atlantic Sun Conference portion of the season at noon Friday. Lipscomb will host A-Sun foe Mercer University at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. They face Kennesaw State Saturday morning.
The men's tennis match has been moved back to Richland Country Club Friday night with the first serve slated for 7 p.m. against Xavier.
The Lipscomb Bisons won their second straight match on Saturday after defeating Western Kentucky 6-1. The win advanced the Bisons' record to 3-3 with only one match remaining before conference play begins.
The Bisons picked up their second win of the season Friday night with a 7-0 sweep over North Alabama.
The Bisons lost their third consecutive match Wednesday night when they fell 6-1 to Austin Peay. Freshman Oliver Strecker was the only Bison to record a win.
The men's tennis team strengthened its lineup over Christmas break with the addition of three new players to their roster. Combined with their two freshman recruits acquired in the fall, the Bisons have five new faces.
The Bisons' record slipped to 1-2 after losing 6-1 to Georgia State on Friday night. Freshman transfer from Auburn, Oliver Strecker, was the only Bison to post a win for the Bisons.
The Bisons were shut out in their second match of the season in a 7-0 loss to Vanderbilt to finish the season-opening weekend 1-1. They play host to Georgia State Friday night.
The Bisons' tennis team kicked off the spring season with a 4-3 win Friday night over UT-Chattanooga. They play at No. 39 Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon.
Both the Lipscomb men's and women's tennis teams were picked to finish 11th in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason poll. But the Bisons feature a number of new players who could make a difference this spring.
The Lipscomb men's tennis team competed in one of their final tournaments of the fall season when they traveled to the University of Kentucky (UK) over the weekend, picking up six singles wins in Lexington in the USTA Ohio Valley Regionals.
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 Lipscomb University Racquet Club, located at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on the Lipscomb University campus, will offer free complementary memberships to the community good from July 1 to Sept. 11.