A Chip off the old block

Flames Hall of Fame athlete was personally recruited by Jerry Falwell Sr. Chip Smith is a forerunner. A man unafraid to tread new ground in the world of sports, his ventures and gumption have greatly rewarded him. Smith holds the prestige of being the first athlete to ever score a touchdown for Liberty University’s football as well as being the […]

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Slammin’ Sammy

Senior leads the Big South in batting average After suffering a shoulder injury during his freshman season, Liberty University’s senior first baseman Sammy Taormina has made a name for himself during the 2017 season by winning back-to-back Big South player of the week awards. Growing up in Rock Hill, South Carolina, baseball was a part of life. His friends and […]

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Luke’s Locker Room

The day was March 21, 2008. Another regular season of college basketball had just come to a close, and it was time for the always unpredictable March Madness. Higher seeds would lose to lower seeds. Buzzer-beaters would happen every night. Chaos was everywhere. On March 20, 2008, the basketball world at large had no familiarity with the name Stephen Curry. […]

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Home sweet home

Flames take down Wildcats in 2017 home debut Strong bullpen play propelled the Liberty Flames baseball team (4-3) to a 5-4 victory over the visiting Kentucky Wildcats (2-5) in the first home game of the season at the Liberty Baseball Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 22. After Flames starter Evan Mitchell gave up two runs on five hits in two and two-thirds […]

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Down go the Lancers

Dawson and Chen win on Senior Night BYE — Sophomore guard Lovell Cabbil drove past a defender for an easy layup. Photo Credit: Amber Tiller The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (19-11, 14-3) made school history Thursday, Feb. 23, by defeating the Longwood University Lancers (6-2, 3-14) 61-45, to mark the first time the Flames won 14 games in the […]

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From the top

McCaw discusses move to FBS Liberty Champion graduate assistant Nate Haywood conducted a phone interview with Liberty Athletic Director Ian McCaw to discuss the football program’s move from the FCS level to the FBS level of competition. Q: For those who don’t understand all this transition means, in the simplest of terms, what will this transition mean for Liberty, Liberty […]

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Good shooting

Flames help raise money for cancer Coaches vs. Cancer is a yearly event where every February, the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) partner to raise support for cancer awareness. Because most of the donations come through sports fans, Coaches vs. Cancer has specifically made the event like a competitive game in which the team […]

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Lady Flames shipwrecked

Women’s lacrosse sunk by explosive Navy first half The wind was howling in Lynchburg Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t prevent the visiting Midshipmen from firing on all cylinders on the way to a 20-4 rout of the Lady Flames at the Liberty Lacrosse Field. Navy (3-1) shot out of the gate early, scoring the first five goals of the contest […]

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Hook, line and sinker

Flames win sixth game in a row, drown Bucs   The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (17-10, 12-2) defeated the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (8-17, 4-10) 76-69, to mark its sixth straight win and keep the Flames tied for first place in the Big South Conference. The Flames victory came less than 48 hours after a double overtime comeback win against […]

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Time to bring the heat

Flames baseball prepares for season   As spring approaches, so does baseball season with the impending season opener for the Liberty Flames slated for Feb. 17 at Riley Park in Charleston, South Carolina against Virginia. The Flames are looking to improve their record after a lackluster season of 31-28 last year. The first step was hiring new head coach Scott […]

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Young and hungry

Men’s lacrosse hopes to build reputation   The Liberty University men’s lacrosse team is coming out of the preseason with high ambitions to not only have a successful season, but to also claim victory over nationally-ranked opponents. According to Head Coach Kyle McQuillan, the preseason has been an integral time for the players to polish their skills before jumping into […]

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Rutgers rejected

Ryan’s goal makes ESPN’s Top 10 highlights   vision I hockey team defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Saturday, Feb. 11 in a merciless game ending in a 10-0 win. The Flames hit the ice with precision and hot hands as they dominated the Scarlet Knights in all three periods. Liberty goalie Josh Halpenny put up a wall and never gave […]

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Ladies making a racquet

Women’s tennis team aims to claim the top spot in 2017 season   After a successful 2016 campaign – a season that included a team record eight Big South wins and a share of the conference championship – the Liberty women’s tennis team has one goal in mind for 2017: win the Big South tournament for the first time in […]

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Luke’s Locker Room

The cream of the crop of NBA talent will gather together this weekend in New Orleans for All-Star Weekend, bringing to mind great moments of past All-Star Weekends. Vince Carter’s “It’s Over” dunk. Dwight Howard’s Superman. Michael Jordan’s dunk from the free throw line. The duel between Spud Webb and Dominique Wilkins for the 1986 Slam Dunk contest. These are […]

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