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December 11, 2014
Lipscomb senior outside hitter Lauren Ford has been named to the first team of the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I volleyball team.
December 09, 2014
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has honored three members of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons team.
December 09, 2014
Propelled by four Atlantic Sun Conference championships and one runner-up finish, the Lipscomb athletic program sits atop all three standings for the league's three coveted trophies.
December 05, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team’s NCAA Tournament road ended at Memorial Coliseum Friday night in the first round as it fell 3-0 to Ohio State. It was the fifth postseason trip for the Lady Bisons and the fifth time they have failed to advance past the first round.
December 04, 2014
Familiarity bred comfort for the Lipscomb volleyball players Thursday as they went through a workout at Memorial Coliseum on the campus of the University of Kentucky in preparation for the NCAA Tournament. Friday at 4 p.m. CT the Bisons, 21-8, will face Ohio State, 21-11, in the first round.
December 04, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team is preparing for the NCAA Tournament and hoping its fifth trip will be the one where it advances to the second round for the first time in program history. After a two-year absence the Bisons return to the NCAA Tournament facing Ohio State.
December 02, 2014
The five seniors on the Lipscomb volleyball team are back where they began their college careers - in the NCAA Tournament. Jewell Dobson, Lauren Ford, Sophie Kellerman, Jordan Huston and Megan Stout all were members of the 2011 team that went to Texas A&M for the NCAA tournament.
November 30, 2014
Lipscomb volleyball became the first A-Sun team in league history to earn an at-large berth into the NCAA tournament when the field of 64 was announced on Sunday night. The Purple and Gold take on Ohio State at 4 p.m. in Lexington, Kentucky.
November 24, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team got some good news Monday as they moved up one spot to No. 31in the latest NCAA Division I RPI releasing. It marks the highest ranking in school history.
November 22, 2014
Volleyball won set one, but couldn’t close out the match in a 3-1 loss to No. 3 seeded Jacksonville in the championship of the Atlantic Sun Tournament Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena.
November 21, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team advanced to the Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship match with a 3-2 semifinal win over No. 4 seeded Northern Kentucky Friday night at Alico Arena.
November 20, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will face the No. 4-seeded Northern Kentucky Norse in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball Tournament.
November 20, 2014
Jordan Huston might not make an assist in the Atlantic Sun tournament but her presence will be felt. She is known for her enthusiasm on the sidelines as she cheers on her teammates.
November 19, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team saw five girls receive A-Sun All-Conference honors. Lauren Ford and Molly Spitznagle made the first team, while Sophie Kellerman, Brittnay Estes and Kayla Ostrom earned a spot on the second team. Also head coach Brandon Rosenthal was named the A-Sun's Coach of the Year.
November 18, 2014
Lipscomb senior outside hitter Lauren Ford has been named the Atlantic Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year for volleyball. Sophomore setter Kayla Ostrom was also named to the Academic All-Conference Team.
November 17, 2014
This week the Lady Bisons are 32nd in the RPI, moving up one spot from last week when they were 33rd, the former all-time high.
November 16, 2014
Lipscomb's Brittnay Estes and Brittany Thomas are final Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week honorees for 2014, the league office announced on Sunday.
November 15, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team put the finishing touches on their fourth regular season Atlantic Sun volleyball championship with a 3-1 win over Kennesaw State Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena. After KSU took set one, Lipscomb found its rhythm and won the next three.
November 14, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons swept USC Upstate 3-0 Friday night at Allen Arena to earn the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Sun Volleyball Tournament.
November 13, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons need to win one match this weekend to have a share of the regular season Atlantic Sun title and two matches to own the title outright.
November 10, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are ranked No. 33 in the NCAA Division I Volleyball RPI rankings this week, the highest ever for the program. The previous high was a No. 36 rating at the end of the 2009 season. They were 38th last week.
November 10, 2014
Lipscomb libero Bri McCombs has been named this week's Atlantic Sun Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
November 08, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons placed four players in double figures in kills in a 3-2 win over Jacksonville Saturday afternoon in an Atlantic Sun match at Swisher Gym.
November 07, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons rallied to beat North Florida 3-2 Saturday night in Atlantic Sun volleyball action at the UNF Arena.
November 06, 2014
Senior outside hitter Lauren Ford and sophomore setter Kayla Ostrom was named to the seven-person Capital One Academic All-District First Team for District 3. The team was announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
November 06, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are making their last road trip of the regular volleyball season this weekend. They will be based in Jacksonville where they will face North Florida Friday at 6 p.m. and Jacksonville Saturday at 12 p.m.
November 03, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team is ranked 38th this week in the NCAA Division I Volleyball RPI. It is the second highest ranking ever for the program. In 2009 they finished 36th in the country. They were rated No. 43 last week after being ranked No. 40 the previous week.
November 01, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team took over first place in the Atlantic Sun and became the first team to earn a berth in the conference tournament with a 3-1 win over Florida Gulf Coast Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena. It was the second win this season for the Lady Bisons against FGCU.
October 31, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team put a scare into Stetson Friday night in Atlantic Sun action with a 3-0 sweep of the Hatters in front of a boisterous Halloween crowd at Allen Arena. Senior setter Jordan Huston served up a match high 34 assists to complement 10 digs.
October 30, 2014
The Lady Bisons celebrate Halloween night Friday with a visit from Stetson, 14-8, 5-3 in the A-Sun, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon they will face Florida Gulf Coast, 14-8, 7-1 in the conference.
October 28, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team enters Halloween week with a couple of scary challenges. On Oct. 31 they will face Stetson at Allen Arena at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday first place will once again be on the line as Florida Gulf Coast visits at 2.
October 24, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team lost their first Atlantic Sun match of the season and lost for the first time ever to Northern Kentucky by a 3-2 score Friday night. After winning set one 25-18 and set two 25-22 the Lady Bisons lost set three 25-17, set four 27-25 and set five 15-9.
October 23, 2014
The second round of the Atlantic Sun volleyball season begins Friday night for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons. Despite a perfect 7-0 record in the first half they don’t expect things to get any easier the second time around. They are on the road Friday night at 5:30 to face Northern Kentucky in an Atlantic Sun match.
October 21, 2014
The volleyball version of the “Battle of the Boulevard” was renewed after a two-year hiatus with the Lipscomb Lady Bisons sweeping Belmont 3-0 in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Allen Arena. The Lady Bisons won by set scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 25-21.
October 20, 2014
The Lady Bisons are set to take on former Atlantic Sun Conference foe Belmont for the first time since 2011 as Lipscomb plays host to the Bruins Tuesday night at Allen Arena.
October 20, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons twice battled for first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference Oct. 17 and 18 with 3-1 match wins on the road at Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson.
October 18, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons leave Florida with sole possession of first place and the only unbeaten record in Atlantic Sun matches after beating Stetson 3-1 Saturday afternoon.
October 17, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons remain the only unbeaten volleyball team in Atlantic Sun Conference matches with a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Florida Gulf Coast Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena.
October 16, 2014
The top three teams in the Atlantic Sun will be putting it on the line this weekend starting with a confrontation for first place. The Lipscomb volleyball team will open Friday night at 5 p.m. against Florida Gulf Coast at in Fort Myers before taking on Stetson at 12 p.m. on Saturday.
October 13, 2014
Lipscomb volleyball's Sophie Kellerman has been named Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
October 11, 2014
The Lady Bisons lost the first and third sets before storming back to take set four and five to grab the win and improve to 11-6, 5-0 in the A-Sun. Right side Brittnay Estes, outside hitter Lauren Ford and middle blocker Molly Spitznagle led the Lady Bisons with 14 kills each.
October 10, 2014
The Lady Bisons remained unbeaten in Atlantic Sun play with the win over Jacksonville Friday night at Allen Arena. Outside hitter Lauren Ford posted a career-high 19 kills for Lipscomb. The Lady Bisons are 10-6 overall, 4-0 in the A-Sun.
October 09, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons Volleyball team returns to Allen Arena this weekend for a pair of Atlantic Sun Conference matches against Jacksonville and North Florida. Lipscomb is 9-6, 3-0 in the A-Sun and ranked 45th in the NCAA Division I RPI rankings this week.
October 06, 2014
The first official RPI of the 2014 volleyball season has been released by the NCAA and the Lipscomb Lady Bisons are ranked 45th. The Lady Bisons, 9-6, played one of the toughest preconference seasons in the country. They have won all three of their Atlantic Sun Conference matches so far.
October 04, 2014
Molly Spitznagle lead the Lady Bisons to a 3-0 sweep of Kennesaw State Saturday on the road with a match high blocks with one solo and four assists. She also posted a .435 hitting percentage. Lipscomb improves to 9-6 overall and 3-0 in the A-Sun
October 03, 2014
The Lipscomb Volleyball team's first Atlantic Sun road game of the season was a success with a 3-0 win over USC Upstate Friday night at the Hodge Center. Right side Brittnay Estes made a match-high 11 kills and posted a .391 hitting percentage.
October 02, 2014
The Lady Bisons hit the road this weekend for matches with USC Upstate on Friday and Kennesaw State Saturday. Lipscomb is coming off a 3-1 win over Northern Kentucky last weekend.
September 26, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons didn’t take the easy route on the road to victory in the first Atlantic Sun match of the season.
September 25, 2014
Preconference games are over for the most part and now it is time for teams to really get down to business with the start of the Atlantic Sun portion of the schedule. The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are at home at Allen Arena Friday night at 6:30 to host Northern Kentucky in its conference opener.
September 19, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team closed out the preconference portion of the season Friday night with a 3-1 loss to Xavier.
September 18, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team won set one but couldn’t close the match with a 3-1 loss Thursday night to No. 15-ranked Kentucky at Memorial Coliseum. Outside hitter Lauren Ford led the Lady Bisons with 14 kills.
September 18, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team has featured a string of talented players, including Stefine “Jake” Pease, Abby Fay and Caitlin “Dot” Dotson, in the setter position.
September 17, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team hits the road Thursday and Friday for the final two tune-ups before the start of the Atlantic Sun Conference portion of the season.
September 13, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team did something only one other team has done this season against Utah – they won a set. But it wasn’t enough as the Lady Bisons fell 3-1 to Utah from the Pac-12 Saturday night at Allen Arena
September 13, 2014
Lipscomb’s volleyball team beat an old rival Saturday afternoon stopping ETSU 3-1 in the second day of the Lipscomb Invitational at Allen Arena.
September 12, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team made a spectacular comeback to tie their match with Georgia Tech but could not seal the match with a 15-6 loss in set five Friday night at Allen Arena in the Lipscomb Invitational.
September 11, 2014
Lipscomb coach Brandon Rosenthal prides himself on putting together a challenging schedule for his volleyball team. This weekend’s lineup for the Lipscomb Invitational is no exception with Georgia Tech (3-3), ETSU (3-4) and Utah (6-0) all visiting Allen Arena.
September 09, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons fell 3-0 to Western Kentucky Tuesday night in the volleyball home opener Tuesday night at Allen Arena. The Lady Bisons fell 25-11 in set one, 25-20 in set two and 25-20 in set three. The Lady Bisons, 5-2, ended a five-game winning streak.
September 09, 2014
Lipscomb’s Lauren Ford earned Volleyball Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after recording 60 kills in three matches and helping the Bisons win the Tiger Classic over the weekend.
September 08, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons will make a quick return to the court Tuesday night when Western Kentucky visits from Conference USA. Game time is 6:30 at Allen Arena. Both the Lady Bisons, 5-1, and Western Kentucky, 6-2, have won their last five matches.
September 08, 2014
Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal decided to let Jewell Dobson, one of the three captains for the Lady Bisons, address her teammates about her future with the team. Dobson is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a lower extremity injury Friday in a match with Missouri.
September 08, 2014
Lipscomb's Lauren Ford was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week and Bri McCombs was honored as Defensive Player of the week. The weekly volleyball awards were announced by the league office Monday.
September 07, 2014
The Lady Bisons were undefeated in the tournament with wins over host Missouri, Oakland and Illinois State to take first place. Outside hitter Lauren Ford was named the most valuable player. Right side Brittnay Estes and libero Bri McCombs were also named to the all-tournament team.
September 06, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons extended their winning streak to five matches with a 3-2 win over Illinois State. Outside hitter Lauren Ford led the way for the Lady Bisons with a match-high 24 kills, a season high and one short of tying her career high.
September 06, 2014
Much has been said about the offensive capabilities of the Lipscomb Volleyball team, but coach Brandon Rosenthal credited strong defensive play as the primary reason for a 3-0 match win over Oakland. The Lady Bisons have now won four straight matches.
September 05, 2014
Led by 22 kills from senior outside hitter Lauren Ford, the Lady Bisons downed Southeastern Conference foe Missouri 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-20, 25-23).
September 04, 2014
The road doesn’t get any easier for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons this weekend and coach Brandon Rosenthal wouldn’t have it any other way.
September 04, 2014
Thursday morning the Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA) named Brittnay Estes the first weekly award winner of the season. Tuesday she was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week .
September 02, 2014
Lipscomb right side Brittnay Estes has been named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week in volleyball.
September 02, 2014
For the first time in the history of the program the Lipscomb Lady Bisons have received votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 poll.
August 30, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons Volleyball team fought off a determined Utah Valley team for a 3-1 match win to close out the Kansas Invitational and give coach Brandon Rosenthal his 200th career victory.
August 29, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons spotted No. 22 Kansas a 2-0 match lead on its home court and then roared back with three set wins for a 3-2 victory Friday night in the Kansas Invitational on ESPN3. The victory was the first by the Lady Bisons over a ranked program.
August 29, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons Volleyball team would not go down without a fight, but lost their season opening volleyball match of the season 3-1 to No. 23 Creighton Friday morning in the Kansas Invitational.
August 28, 2014
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons open the 2014 volleyball season Friday against not one, but two, AVCA Preseason Top 25 Teams.
August 27, 2014
High expectations are nothing new for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball team. This season the Lady Bisons received six of eight first place votes in a preseason poll of coaches in the Atlantic Sun.
August 22, 2014
Lipscomb Lady Bisons volleyball is more than a program. It is a family. Saturday will be a reunion of former players. A match pitting the alumni players against the current team is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Allen Arena. After that the group will get together for a private dinner.
August 21, 2014
Since before the start of preseason practice the Lipscomb volleyball team has been viewing the big picture. With the opening matches of the season scheduled for Aug. 29 at the Kansas Invitational, coach Brandon Rosenthal has his players making a slight change in emphasis and starting to work on the little things.
August 13, 2014
The Lipscomb volleyball team has been selected by the Atlantic Sun coaches as the No. 1 team in the 2014 preseason poll as well as three selections on the All-Conference team.
August 07, 2014
It’s going to be one crazy season for the Lipscomb Lady Bison volleyball team in 2014. The Lady Bisons opened the preseason Thursday with a pair of practice sessions. Coach Brandon Rosenthal liked the intensity level as the Lady Bisons took the first step.
August 05, 2014
Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has been counting the days, hours and minutes until he can put his team on the court for the first official day of practice.