Halfway there

READY  — Freshman Colt Steele has scored three goals on the season, but was unable to find the net in either game in the Flames series against Davenport.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

DI Hockey splits third straight series on home ice The Liberty Flames Division I (DI) men’s hockey team (7-1-4) split its weekend series against the Davenport University Panthers (3-2-1) Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18. Davenport 4, Liberty 3 (SO)The Flames fell to Davenport Friday in the first game, …

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Look Great, Play Great

Looking good — The Flames celebrate a score in their new uniforms. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

During a Liberty Flames football team meeting Aug. 12, Head Coach Turner Gill announced to the team that it would wear new uniforms this season. Team captains Jacob Hagan, Dominique Davis and Josh Woodrum then entered the room in the new attire, each donning either an all-blue, all-red […]

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Tich’s Take

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Since LeBron James appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 17, he has been compared to Michael Jordan. When he did things nobody had ever seen before, he was the next MJ. When he failed in big moments, he would never be the next MJ. It might finally …

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Lady Flames dominate

Lock Down — Maddie Boone (2) keeps the ball away from UNC-Asheville.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Junior midfielder Brittany Aanderud made history as the Lady Flames soccer team (6-3-1, 2-0-1 Big South) defeated the visiting Bulldogs of UNC-Asheville (6-4-1, 1-1-1 Big South) in an 8-0 shutout Wednesday, Oct. 1. With two assists bringing her career total to 21, Aanderud surpassed the program record for most assists …

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Tich’s Take

America loves the NFL. So it makes sense for the NFL to have a game on Thursdays. The more football, the better, right? Wrong. On paper, Thursday Night Football is great. For the consumer, it gives more football to watch during a part of the week that normally is void …

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Standing (and shining) out

Paint up — One of the “Glitter Guys” prepares for the game. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

There might not be many students who know the names of Abby Ponder, Daniel LaLonde, Josh Rich, and Margo Kollman, but those who have been to a Liberty football game have probably seen them. Since the fall of 2012, these four students have brought creativity to the atmosphere of Flames football […]

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‘That’s just Sachem’

Heart—  Sachem Wilson has scored a team-leading 14 goals over the course of the 2013 and 2014 seasons.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Junior forward Sachem Wilson is playing in his best season with the Flames When the Liberty Flames men’s soccer team matched up against the Howard Bison in September, the Flames were maintaining a 1-0 lead. Then, midfielder Bay Kurtz sent the ball to junior forward Sachem Wilson. Wilson maneuvered past …

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Back to track

The person many people at Liberty know as Coach Cheromei, children in Kenya know as Coach Zion. David Cheromei was hired to be an assistant coach for Liberty’s track and field and cross country teams earlier this year after five years away from the program. From 2007 to 2009, Cheromei …

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Falling just short

Clutch — Wide reciever Darrin Peterson (13) brings down the first of his career-high three touchdown catches on the night.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Flames lose double-OT heartbreaker in Rocco’s return On a night when Flames quarterback Josh Woodrum played one of the best all-around games of his career, it was his lone miscue that ended the game. Richmond (3-2) sent an all-out blitz at the Liberty (3-3) quarterback on a third-and-four in double …

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’Cats elude sweep

Still standing — Danny Logan flies through falling defenders. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Flames outscore Wildcats 13-6 over two games, but split series Whoever said numbers never lie did not watch much hockey. Liberty University men’s division I (DI) hockey (5-0-2) and the University of Arizona (2-1-0) proved that this weekend, Oct. 3-4 in a 1-1 series split in which play transcended the …

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Fall Baseball Update

It might be fall, but Liberty baseball is still in full swing. The team’s offseason officially started Sept. 13th and will end Oct. 26th. This aspect of the offseason is made up of six practice days and one off day. Of those six practice days, two or three are intra-squad …

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Extra offense

Changes to ball should produce more runs There will be some changes this year in college baseball, starting with the ball itself. In an attempt to boost offense in Division I baseball, the NCAA voted unanimously to switch from the raised-seam baseball to the flat-seam ball used in the minor …

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Ready for tipoff

Layer’s annual training camp helps squad build conditioning “You have to go through something to be something.” Those words, spoken by Head Coach Dale Layer, are the heart of Liberty men’s basketball’s annual “boot camp” week. It is a tradition that marks the start of preseason each year: seven days …

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Not cooling off

precision— Sophomore Bethany Barr scored her second goal of the season against Ohio.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Field hockey continues winning ways, extends streak to five Lady Flames field hockey (6-4) continued an impressive homestand with a 5-0 defeat over the Ohio University Bobcats (2-6) Friday, Sept. 26 and a 2-1 upset of the No. 11 University of Louisville Cardinals (8-2), Saturday, Sept. 28. Liberty got off …

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Turnaround continues

SWAT — Freshman Sirena Vorster (21) had her best game of the season against Radford, tallying a season-high 13 kills in four sets.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lady Flames pass last year’s win total with victories over Virginia, Radford In the first match of Big South Conference play, the Lady Flames volleyball team (13-5, 1-0 Big South) defeated the defending conference champions, the Radford Highlanders (10-5, 0-1 Big South), in four sets (25-21, 23-25, 26-24, 25-13) Sept. …

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