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 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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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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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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New ace

Maria Khval’s journey from Belarus Maria Khval had a choice to make ­— continue with her education or commit to tennis. When she came to North America, though, she was able to do both, and do them well. Khval was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus, an eastern European country …

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Midnight match

Cheer — Almost 3,000 fans attended the inaugural 12 a.m. men’s club volleyball game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Men’s volleyball hosts first late-night game in Vines Center In front of a crowd of nearly 3,000 people Friday night, the Liberty men’s volleyball team took to the court inside the Vines Center in their inaugural “Blackout” midnight match against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University. Becoming the first club …

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New Flame shines

BOARDS — David Andoh (left) elevates for the rebound. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Transfer student David Andoh makes an instant impact for men’s basketball Versatile. Coachable. Mentally tough. Athletic. Hard working. These are but a few of the words Liberty men’s basketball Head Coach Dale Layer and Assistant Coach Vinson Walden used to describe junior forward David Andoh, transfer student from Merritt College. …

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Racking up the victories

Men’s tennis has sights set high in 2015 In the Big South preseason poll, the head coaches of the conference predicted the Liberty Flames men’s tennis team to finish fifth in the pack. The team had the month of December off for the holidays to rest, but according to Head …

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Tich’s Take

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One quarterback who takes the field in Super Bowl XLIX may go down as the best to ever play the position. The other quarterback is Tom Brady. Before you laugh, rip up this page of the paper and burn it, just read a little more. Three years into his pro …

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WHY YOU SHOULD ROOT FOR THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

In case you have not figured it out by now, the New England Patriots are basically the evil Galactic Empire. Bill Belichick (a.k.a Emperor Hoody) is the hooded, droopy-faced Emperor, Tom Brady is Darth Vader and the rest of the Pats and their deflated footballs are the stormtroopers. If there …

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WHY YOU SHOULD ROOT FOR THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

With recent talks of deflating footballs (otherwise known as “Deflategate”), this was no small task. Telling people why they should cheer for the Patriots in the midst of all this controversy is obviously difficult. In fact, the cheating talks have probably helped the Seahawks temporarily procure a few more supporters …

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Rebounding in fashion

SURVEY — Guard Sadalia Ellis looks for an open teammate.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Lady Flames return to Big South mastery with dominant win over Campbell The Lady Flames basketball team (13-6, 8-1) bounced back from its first conference loss of the season with an impressive 64-40 win over the Campbell Camels (11-7, 6-3) Jan. 24, making history in the process. Liberty has dominated …

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