Striking success

BLOCK — The Lady Flames have dominated Big South foes, losing only nine sets. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Sarah Rodriguez Lady Flames are proving to be the best in the Big South With a less than satisfactory 11-18 2013 season in the books, the Liberty women’s volleyball team was looking for a turnaround in 2014. Through 28 games so far, the Lady Flames have done exactly that. …

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Hoffman arrives


By Nate Haywood Alaskan guard sees his dream become reality “Ever since I have been playing basketball, Liberty is where I have wanted to be.” These are the words of the Calvin Hoffman, the recruit who dreamed of playing for the Liberty Flames men’s basketball team. Hoffman, a 6-foot guard …

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Ready for redemption

DRIVE — Redshirt senior point guard Emily Frazier will lead a stingy Lady Flames defensive unit this year.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Dalton Britt Lady Flames eye a Big South title after being ousted from the 2013 tourney The Liberty women’s basketball team is used to winning. Cutting down the nets is nothing new for them. So last year, when they were knocked out of the Big South Tournament in the …

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Survive and advance

Touch — Alanna Dunkle (24) notched an assist against Radford.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

By Nate Haywood Lady Flames keep their title hopes alive as they win in first playoff game The Liberty Lady Flames soccer team (13-4-1, 8-1-1 Big South) kept its Big South title hopes alive as they defeated the No. 8 seed Radford Highlanders (7-10-2, 4-5-1 Big South) 2-0 in the …

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Conference tourney awaits

Focus — Junior Ashlee Kurlock is currently second in scoring for the Lady Flames. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Cierra Carter Lady Flames look to win back-to-back NorPac championships The Lady Flames field hockey team will head to Stockton, California, Nov. 6 for the Northern Pacific (NorPac) Conference Tournament, where they look to repeat as conference champions. Last season, Liberty started out just above .500 at 5-4 before …

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Beating the odds

DOMINATe — Caroline Douglas leads the Lady Flames with 442 kills.   Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lady Flame Caroline Douglas pushes past two serious injuries Caroline Douglas is having the best season of her life. The redshirt junior outside hitter on the Lady Flames volleyball team has been one of the best players in the nation, leading her team to a 22-5 start, including a current …

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Champs again

FIND — Cassidy Bremner looks to pass against Pacific. Photo credit: Vittoria Stamoulis

Field hockey wins third consecutive NorPac East title The Lady Flames field hockey team (10-7, 4-0 NorPac) won their fourth consecutive conference game Thursday, Oct. 23 with a 5-1 victory over their Northern Pacific Conference (NorPac) rival, the Pacific Tigers, clinching the NorPac East division title. For three straight years, …

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Nowhere to run, or pass

HUNGRY — Flames wide receiver Darrin Peterson eyes the endzone on a first-quarter run on his only rush of the game, but ends up stepping out-of-bounds at the 11-yard line. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Flames dominate Runnin’ Bulldogs, set Big South record in shutout victory Just one game before its matchup with Gardner-Webb, Liberty gave up 637 yards and 48 points to Appalachian State. The Flames looked like a different team in their Oct. 25 matchup with the Runnin’ Bulldogs, blanking them 34-0 in …

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Flames drop Bulldogs

Men’s soccer rallies back to beat UNC-Asheville, wins for third time in four games After UNC-Asheville (1-8-3, 0-4-1 Big South) went ahead on the “shot of a lifetime” early in the game, Liberty (8-4-1, 3-3 Big South) men’s soccer fought back with three goals in a 10-minute stretch to cruise …

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Tich’s Take


College football has always been crazy. From Doug Flutie, to the Stanford trombone player, to last year’s Iron Bowl, it has always boasted the best regular season in sports. A playoff threatened to screw everything up. With more teams having a shot at the title come postseason, there was a …

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Club remains undefeated

UNBEATEN — Middle blocker Sam Eisbrenner elevates for a spike as the Flames maintain their perfect season. Photo credit: Steven Abbott

Heading into the fall season with many new players added to the lineup, Liberty’s men’s club volleyball team was uncertain how it would fare in its opening tournaments. With two tournament wins in the books, it appears as if they will have nothing to worry about. The Flames have started […]

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Volleyball sweeps Winthrop

The Lady Flames volleyball team (22-5, 9-0 Big South) swept the Winthrop Eagles (15-10, 5-4 Big South) in three straight sets, continuing their 13-match winning streak Oct. 25 at the Vines Center. The Lady Flames won the sets 25-17, 25-17 and 25-22 to beat the Lady Eagles. The Lady Flames …

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Firing up the fans

motivate — The Spirit of the Mountain marching band pumps up onlooking fans and intimidates opposing teams. Photo credit: Lauren Glossner

Marching band encourages crowds to cheer on the Flames Walking into Williams Stadium the day of a Liberty football game is marked by the sea of red, the indistinguishable roar of thousands of Liberty fans, the smell of concession-stand food and the surge of energy and excitement that transforms people …

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Fully bounced back

set up — Hannah Weidner (5) leads all Big South freshman in kills. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lady Flames notch 20th win, extend win streak to 11 matches The Liberty Lady Flames volleyball team (20-5, 7-0 Big South) defeated the Charleston Southern (CSU) Buccaneers (9-16, 0-7 Big South) and Coastal Carolina Lady Chanticleers (15-5, 5-2 Big South) Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18. The Lady Flames …

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Field falters

Lady Flames lose three straight games Lady Flames field hockey Head Coach Jodi Murphy knew a late-season stretch against three highly rated Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opponents would be tough when she worked it into this year’s schedule. It proved to be every bit as difficult as she imagined, with …

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