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Vines hosts tourney

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Lady Flames win two of four games as the Vines Center reopens for action In front of a home crowd at a newly renovated Vines Center for the first time […]

Thrill of Gillville returns

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Schools across the nation have plenty of traditions revolving around their sports teams, and Liberty is no exception. In recent years, Gillville has become a mainstay of the Liberty athletics […]

Safe(ty) Hagen

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Captain leads tough defense Liberty Defensive Coordinator Robert Wimberley has coached many players throughout his career. Of all the players that have come in and out of Lynchburg, there have […]

Flames strike

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

While the Liberty Flames men’s division I (DI) hockey team began a new season with nine new players and a new playbook Friday night, they posted a 7-2 win over the Potomac Patriots Junior A team in decidedly old fashion. It was captain Matt Sherry and alternate captain Lindsay LeBlanc, both [...]

Early season struggle

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Field hockey has seen everything go wrong after a NorPac championship last year After winning the NorPac Championship last season and returning nearly every player, Lady Flames field hockey would […]

Defense stymies

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The Liberty Flames football team improved to 1-1 on the season as they shutout the Norfolk State Spartans (1-1) 17-0. This was the first time the Flames had seen the […]

Sweating it out

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Lady Flames score in final minutes to defeat the Charlotte 49ers With only one minute to go in the final overtime period, freshman forward Jennifer Knoebel drove to the right […]

Editorial: NFL kicks off

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

After a seven-month wait, the NFL is up and running It is finally upon us. After a long summer of practices, training camp, and the preseason, week one of the […]

Tich’s Take

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

This column is about the FIBA World Cup. That probably means nobody is reading by this point. FIBA recently rebranded their World Championships, calling it the World Cup in an […]

Major league intern

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Student Mark Bowman spends his summer with MLS team Liberty student Mark Bowman is entering his senior year and is two semesters away from graduating with a sports management degree. […]

Swinging in summer

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Baseball team thrives in summer leagues around U.S. While most students look forward to summer for a break, the Liberty Flames baseball players all went into the three-month hiatus from […]

Puck-drop preparation

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

24 players make the final cut for the men’s Division 1 Flames hockey team Approximately 100 hockey players laced up their skates at the Lahaye Ice Center this fall in […]

Kick start

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Liberty’s men’s soccer team (1-0) defeated Bluefield College (0-1) 2-1 in its season-opener Friday night in front of a home crowd of over 400 fans. Khalil Karl, a transfer from […]

Dead giveaway

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Jacob Hagen had just taken the breath out of Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, returning a fumble 27 yards to give Liberty a 22-21 lead over Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) foe North Carolina (UNC).

And then it all fell apart.

Four minutes and 28 points later, the Flames found themselves down [...]

National attention hits Flames

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

The recent growth and success of athletics warrants big time media attention USA Today reporter Dan Wolken wrote an article Aug. 19 headlined “At Liberty, FBS dreams and a high-resource […]

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