Historic Victory

Liberty football defeats Baylor 48-45 on the road There were six seconds on the clock. Baylor’s sophomore quarterback Zach Smith took the snap from Baylor’s 42-yard line and dropped back before stepping up into the pocket and hurling an absolute prayer down the field into a crowd of Baylor receivers and Liberty defensive backs. A prayer was answered, but not […]

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TEEEJ TALKS

    The 214 days without NFL football are finally coming to an end Thursday as the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the defending Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots.   This offseason had its routine share of drama.   There’s the ongoing saga behind Colin Kaepernick, there were retirements — Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware and Vince Wilfork, […]

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Soccer starts strong

Men’s soccer starts the season with promising win over VMI   Liberty Men’s Soccer (2-1) defeated Virginia Military Institute (0-1) 3-0 Tuesday, Aug. 29,  at Osborne Stadium.   Coach Jeff Alder said the momentum that came from Tuesday’s game was produced by players coming off of the bench.   “I think our non-starters energized us,” Alder said.   “Momentum shifted […]

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Bigger than ever before

Williams Stadium expansion set for completion prior to 2019 football season   As the Liberty University football team inches toward the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), construction of the $40 million expansion of Williams Stadium, which will include additional seating, suites, and more concession stands, has begun.     The expansion is planned to be completed prior to the 2019 season, […]

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Lady Flames fall short

Liberty women’s tennis team falls short in Big South semifinals After a heartbreaking Big South Championship Semifinals loss to Charleston Southern (17-2), the Liberty University women’s tennis team (12-12) ended their 2016-2017 season April 22. However, Head Coach Jeff Maren thinks next season will be an even stronger season with four new recruits. “It was heartbreaking,” Maren said. “I felt […]

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Weekend in paradise

Flames to play in preseason tournament The Liberty University men’s basketball team has accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 Paradise Jam – an annual preseason college basketball tournament that takes place in the U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 6. Other teams in the tournament include Wake Forest, Colorado, Drexel, Drake, Houston, Mercer and Quinnipiac. Preseason tournaments in college basketball […]

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The Flamespys

Liberty hosts sixth annual student-athlete awards The Liberty University Athletics Department celebrated another year of successful athletics Monday, April 24 with its sixth annual Flamespy Awards, a formal gathering of student athletes, coaches and special guests. According to Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Affairs Kristie Beitz, the Flamespy Awards is an event similar to ESPN’s ESPY Awards where athletes […]

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There’s always next year

Men’s tennis team finishes tough season The Liberty men’s tennis team had a rough season this year, with a regular season record of 7-15 and a Big South Conference record of 0-7, but they have hope for future seasons. Finishing last season at the national championships for the first time in the 30-year program, Head Coach Chris Johnson had high […]

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Batthsketball

Former WNBA player hired as assistant coach  Erin Batth, the newly-hired women’s basketball team’s assistant coach, is no stranger to two of the key principles of Lady Flames basketball — hard work and character. Getting drafted to the WNBA, being a part of the Clemson women’s basketball team ACC championship run in 1999 and working as an executive assistant to […]

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A shot at redemption

Liberty Flames men’s basketball team reflects on a successful season  The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team’s season was over. A 2016-17 campaign that produced its highest win total in nearly a decade was abruptly cut short. The first 20-win season since 2008 was brought to a screeching halt after a quarterfinal exit against the Radford Highlanders in the Big South […]

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Super senior

Softball pitcher takes leadership role Despite eight months of cold weather in Saskatchewan, Canada, Liberty University redshirt senior softball pitcher Kenzie Friesen did not let her hometown prevent her from playing the sport she loved at the collegiate level. Until she was old enough to pitch, Friesen participated in a variety of sports to satisfy her competitive drive. Softball, however, […]

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Ping the pong

Table tennis team makes strides Most students are unaware that Liberty University has a table tennis team. Not only does the school have a team, but they have participated in the regional National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) tournament, as well as the NCTTA National Championship two years in a row with this being their third season as a team. […]

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Spring cleaning

Head Coach Turner Gill gives spring season update Liberty University football wrapped up the spring practice phase of its offseason program Thursday, April 20. Spring is a time used by college football coaches around the country to get a better feel for their rosters, evaluate players and make necessary systematic changes. For Liberty, the culmination of spring practice comes in […]

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Hard work pays off

Liberty wrestling coach inducted into hall of fame Liberty University’s head wrestling coach Jesse Castro has fought his way to national recognition. On April 22, Castro was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame after being involved with the sport for more than 40 years. Castro, one of the earliest members of the wrestling program, was a four-time NCCAA […]

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Mayhem everywhere

Men’s lacrosse defeats Davenport in midnight game The Liberty Flames lacrosse team ended its regular season home schedule with a rollercoaster of a game, beating out the Davenport Panthers in the annual midnight lacrosse game Saturday April 8, 16-14. The game marks the fifth straight midnight-game win for the lacrosse team and started a new home-game win streak after the […]

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