Down go the Noles

Men’s lacrosse upsets No. 7 Florida State The Liberty University men’s lacrosse team (5-4) continued its 26-game home winning streak that has extended for four years after outscoring No. 7 Florida State (10-2) 11-7 March 31. “This is the first ranked opponent that we have beaten this season,” senior midfielder Brett Wood said. “Especially going into the SELCs, this is […]

Read more

Mitchell on fire

Senior ace leads Flames past Bethune-Cook Behind a pair of home runs by senior catcher Jake Barbee and senior first baseman Sammy Taormina, Liberty defeated Bethune-Cookman Sunday afternoon by a score of 6-1 to take the weekend series. Liberty (16-10) bounced back from a 4-5 loss on Friday night to win on a walkoff hit Saturday before winning a very […]

Read more

Beware of the Cracken

Liberty student embodies the meaning of ‘die-hard’ fan There has not been a moment of silence during a Liberty basketball game for the last four years thanks to J.J. McCracken, also known as “Da Cracken,” a die-hard Liberty Flames fan. Complete with face paint, beads and a high-pitched shrill, McCracken has been a staple not only in the Vines Center, […]

Read more

Just keep swimming

Finnigan competes in NCAA nationals Currently things are going just swimmingly for Alicia Finnigan. A sophomore member of Liberty’s swimming and diving team, Finnigan recently competed in the NCAA Swimming & Diving Nationals, setting the fastest 200 fly by a Lady Flame at 1:57.37, beating the previous record of 1:58.76 set by Jess Reinhardt in 2014. “The whole team benefits […]

Read more

LUKE’s LOCKER ROOM

111 games. 111 wins. How the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team and Head Coach Geno Auriemma won 111 games in a row is an unbelievable feat and marks a streak for most consecutive games won at the college level that very well may never be surpassed. From what experience I had playing basketball, I cannot imagine winning 111 games […]

Read more

Flames dominate competition

Liberty wrestling shows out at NCWA nationals, Ferenczy and Manley take titles After another year faced with many adversities, the Liberty University wrestling team took home a second place finish at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Grand National Tournament March 11. The Flames were led by career performances from senior Josh Ferenczy and freshman Cendall Manley, who both finished […]

Read more

Growing pains

Lady Flames finish fourth in Big South Uncertainty was the only word to describe the approach to the 2016-2017 season for the Lady Flames women’s basketball team. The starting lineup consisted of three freshmen, a transfer junior and a lone senior who was coming off a torn ACL. Head Coach Carey Green, the winningest head coach in Liberty women’s basketball […]

Read more

Seniors show out

Groeneveld and Hassey roll in final home match Behind strong play from seniors Emily Groeneveld and Mariely Hassey, the Liberty women’s tennis team cruised past Presbyterian in dominating fashion on Senior Day at the Cook Tennis Center Sunday, March 26. With the win, the Lady Flames move to 7-9 on the season and 4-0 in conference play. The visiting Blue […]

Read more

Not so soft

Flames take weekend series The Lady Flames Softball team fell to the Radford Highlanders 11-2 in six innings in the third game of the series, marking Liberty’s first conference loss Saturday, March 25 at Kamphuis Field. Despite winning the first game of a Saturday afternoon doubleheader 6-5, the Lady Flames could not match the offensive firepower of the Highlanders in […]

Read more

Firing on all cylinders

Incoming LCA basketball recruit lights up court from three During his last three basketball seasons at Liberty Christian Academy (LCA), shooting guard Jay Barber distinguished himself as one of the best 3-point shooters in Virginia, collecting a total of 1001 varsity points and averaging 47 percent from the 3-point line during his sophomore season in high school. His talents caught […]

Read more

Off on the right foot

Flames take ESCHL title in first year as member The Liberty University American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I men’s hockey team (29-13) finished its 2016-2017 season March 9 with a loss to Colorado State in the ACHA national tournament with a score of 2-4. Coming into the ACHA tournament in Columbus, Ohio, the Flames were on a 10-game winning streak […]

Read more

LUKE’s LOCKER ROOM

And just like that, the Final Four is set. The highlight of the college basketball season is upon us, and one of the most exciting times of the year in the sports world will captivate basketball fans everywhere. Last year’s Final Four ended with perhaps the greatest national championship game of all time. Despite an off-balance 3-pointer from North Carolina […]

Read more

Time for titles

Lady Flames fight back to burn Campbell The Liberty University women’s basketball team (13-16, 12-6) beat Campbell (21-8, 13-5) with a score of 57-47 Saturday, March 4 in an aggressive second-half effort to propel them into the Big South Conference tournament. The final regular-season game was senior night for Liberty’s Audrey Rettstatt, the team’s lone senior. She played a total […]

Read more

Gifts for everyone

Flames ace Adams strikes out 11 on 22nd birthday On his 22nd birthday, Caleb Adams dominated early as the Flames defeated Bryant University in a low-scoring affair. Adams, who started the game for Liberty (7-4), had everything working from the onset, cruising through the Bryant (3-7) lineup for six scoreless innings while striking out 11 on the way to a […]

Read more

Making a racquet on the court

Lady Flames senior hopes to avenge last season’s finals loss Liberty University’s women’s tennis team boasts a player who did not win just one Big South Athlete of the Week award, but two consecutively. Senior Mariely Hassey has been 13-6 overall in her 2017 season. As of now, she is on a winning streak where she has been 8-1 in […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 73