Flames falter

Field hockey falls to Delaware in preseason game The Liberty Flames Field Hockey team (1-3) lost its match against the Delaware Blue Hens (5-1) 3-2 Sunday, Sept. 10, at Liberty’s East Campus Athletic Fields. The loss has dropped the Flames to 1-3 heading into their first conference matchup next Saturday against Villanova. “I think that we played an awesome first […]

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Empire spikes back

Lady Flames fall to Maryland and Furman University during Liberty Invitational   This past weekend, the Lady Flames volleyball team (1-5) hosted the Liberty Invitational where they lost to the Maryland Terrapins (6-0), the Furman Paladins (3-3), and the Elon Phoenix (4-3).   Liberty lost to Maryland 3-0 on Friday and then was also swept by Furman on Saturday.   […]

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Flames fans freak out

When the final seconds on the clock ran out, the crowd of more than 45,000 remained silent and stunned, while Lynchburg, Virginia, erupted into a frenzy.   Students across campus filed into mobs and chanted “L-U” as they celebrated the program’s biggest win in school history.   People drove around campus at 11 p.m. hanging American flags from their vehicles […]

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Big expectations

Women’s soccer anticipates another title season   Having won the Big South Championship in back-to-back seasons, expectations for the Liberty University women’s soccer team (1-2-2) are high for the 2017 season.   “I think the expectations every year for Liberty athletics programs, with women’s soccer included, is to compete at a national level, win a Big South Championship or two, […]

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Soccer starts strong

Men’s soccer starts the season with promising win over VMI   Liberty Men’s Soccer (2-1) defeated Virginia Military Institute (0-1) 3-0 Tuesday, Aug. 29,  at Osborne Stadium.   Coach Jeff Alder said the momentum that came from Tuesday’s game was produced by players coming off of the bench.   “I think our non-starters energized us,” Alder said.   “Momentum shifted […]

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Bigger than ever before

Williams Stadium expansion set for completion prior to 2019 football season   As the Liberty University football team inches toward the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), construction of the $40 million expansion of Williams Stadium, which will include additional seating, suites, and more concession stands, has begun.     The expansion is planned to be completed prior to the 2019 season, […]

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Historic Victory

Liberty football defeats Baylor 48-45 on the road There were six seconds on the clock. Baylor’s sophomore quarterback Zach Smith took the snap from Baylor’s 42-yard line and dropped back before stepping up into the pocket and hurling an absolute prayer down the field into a crowd of Baylor receivers and Liberty defensive backs. A prayer was answered, but not […]

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TEEEJ TALKS

    The 214 days without NFL football are finally coming to an end Thursday as the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the defending Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots.   This offseason had its routine share of drama.   There’s the ongoing saga behind Colin Kaepernick, there were retirements — Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware and Vince Wilfork, […]

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The Flamespys

Liberty hosts sixth annual student-athlete awards The Liberty University Athletics Department celebrated another year of successful athletics Monday, April 24 with its sixth annual Flamespy Awards, a formal gathering of student athletes, coaches and special guests. According to Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Affairs Kristie Beitz, the Flamespy Awards is an event similar to ESPN’s ESPY Awards where athletes […]

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There’s always next year

Men’s tennis team finishes tough season The Liberty men’s tennis team had a rough season this year, with a regular season record of 7-15 and a Big South Conference record of 0-7, but they have hope for future seasons. Finishing last season at the national championships for the first time in the 30-year program, Head Coach Chris Johnson had high […]

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Lady Flames fall short

Liberty women’s tennis team falls short in Big South semifinals After a heartbreaking Big South Championship Semifinals loss to Charleston Southern (17-2), the Liberty University women’s tennis team (12-12) ended their 2016-2017 season April 22. However, Head Coach Jeff Maren thinks next season will be an even stronger season with four new recruits. “It was heartbreaking,” Maren said. “I felt […]

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Weekend in paradise

Flames to play in preseason tournament The Liberty University men’s basketball team has accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 Paradise Jam – an annual preseason college basketball tournament that takes place in the U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 6. Other teams in the tournament include Wake Forest, Colorado, Drexel, Drake, Houston, Mercer and Quinnipiac. Preseason tournaments in college basketball […]

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Batthsketball

Former WNBA player hired as assistant coach  Erin Batth, the newly-hired women’s basketball team’s assistant coach, is no stranger to two of the key principles of Lady Flames basketball — hard work and character. Getting drafted to the WNBA, being a part of the Clemson women’s basketball team ACC championship run in 1999 and working as an executive assistant to […]

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A shot at redemption

Liberty Flames men’s basketball team reflects on a successful season  The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team’s season was over. A 2016-17 campaign that produced its highest win total in nearly a decade was abruptly cut short. The first 20-win season since 2008 was brought to a screeching halt after a quarterfinal exit against the Radford Highlanders in the Big South […]

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