Flames find success on frigid Friday

Men’s lacrosse defeats ACC enemy Clemson Sparked by a seven-goal, second-half, the Liberty men’s lacrosse team overcame an early halftime deficit to defeat the Clemson Tigers 10-5 in the Flames season opener on a blustery Friday night, Feb. 20. With temperatures reaching single digits, the Flames (1-0) found themselves down …

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Flames gain 14

Gill announces new signing class It has been nearly three months since Head Coach Turner Gill and the Liberty Flames football team reclaimed the Big South title and defeated James Madison in the first round of the FCS playoffs. Since then, Gill has procured the signatures of 14 young men …

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Tich’s Take

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Revenge of the nerds — this is what NBA legend Charles Barkley thinks is happening to the NBA. On “Inside the NBA,” the studio pregame and postgame show that accompanies TNT’s NBA broadcasts, Barkley had some interesting things to say about the use of statistics and analytics in basketball. “I’ve …

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Flame train rolling

LOCKED IN — The Flames went a school-best 23-3 in the Big South in 2014.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Baseball squad is ready to improve upon last season’s unprecedented success With another 40-plus win season, a Big South regular-seaso title and the first at-large bid to an NCAA Regional in the books, the Liberty baseball team is aiming to accomplish even more during the 2015 season. Head Coach Jim …

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Win like a girl

Women’s athletics sponsors campaign When the Always #LikeAGirl campaign aired during Superbowl XLIX, many were inspired by the message it sent, including Kristie Beitz, Liberty University’s senior associate athletics director for academic affairs. “Our female student athletes have won in every area,” Beitz said. “When you look to see what …

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Flames ink 14

Signing day goes well for Flames Following a historic year for the Flames, Liberty Head Coach Turner Gill announced the addition of 14 new players to the 2015 football roster as a part of National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 4. At the afternoon press conference held in Liberty’s football operations …

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Right on track

hiGH flyer — Senior Kyle Wheeler clears the bar on his way to victory in the men’s high jump.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Flames continue to rack up indoor season victories The men’s and women’s track and field teams’ success extended beyond state borders this weekend, Feb. 13-14, as four men and two women brought home event victories at meets in Virginia and Alabama. In the two-day Liberty Quad, a home meet, both …

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Big South streak halts

Power — Freshman forward Evan Maxwell raises up for a layup. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Men’s basketball wins first conference game of the season over Campbell The drought is over. Liberty men’s basketball finally tacked a conference victory onto its record with a 73-60 home victory over Campbell Tuesday, Feb. 10. Redshirt freshman guard Ryan Kemrite’s onslaught of three pointers early in the second half …

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Quite a racquet

FOCUS — A student duels with Thomas Road Baptist Church worship pastor Charles Billingsley in racquetball.  Photo credit; Courtney Russo

Charles Billingsly takes on students at LaHaye The Liberty University racquetball team started the semester with a bang as it held a student tournament to celebrate the opening of the new courts at the LaHaye Student Union. The event was held Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. with special guest Charles …

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Flames topple WVU

Paying For IT — Senior defenseman Cam Bakker (top) scored a power play goal in Friday’s 3-0 win.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Men’s Division I hockey comes out victorious in a physical weekend matchup Liberty men’s Division I (DI) hockey team swept West Virginia University (WVU) off its feet in a two-game series on Valentine’s weekend. Unranked and already out of the playoff race, the Mountaineers played like a team with nothing …

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Program celebrates one year

Reporting— LFSN is the leading sports network for the Flames.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Daily LFSN show ‘Game On’ continues after 261 episodes on faith and sports A long-anticipated vision became reality last year on Feb. 3, as the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) launched the first ever daily sports and faith show called “Game On.” It started as a vision and an empty …

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Pats deflate Seahawks

Last-minute miracles define a close, Sunday-night matchup In a game full of its share of controversy, hype and plenty of big plays, The New England Patriots came out victorious over the reigning Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks in what turned out to be an instant classic, Super Bowl XLIX, 28-24. …

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Tich’s Take

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Super Bowl XLIX ended up being one of the best, most dramatic Super Bowls ever, once again proving one thing — Hollywood has nothing on sports. The Super Bowl does everything big — extravagant commercials, mechanical lion-enhanced halftime shows and the actual game. But lately, when the lights are shining …

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Flames on top

champions — The 2014-15 men’s wrestling team was victorious in this season’s NCWA Duals Championship. Photo provided

Men’s wrestling wins NCWA National Duals Championship The Liberty men’s wrestling team recently won its second NCWA National Duals Championship in the last four years Jan. 23-24. However, the journey is not yet over for the Flames. The Liberty Flames went to Dalton, Georgia, and left as champions. In all …

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Change of plans

Mercedes Cox joins LAX after four years of field hockey Many young people dream of being able to play college sports, but only for a select few does that dream become a reality. In the case of Mercedes Cox, that dream has been realized not once, but twice. The Manassas, …

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