Hot start

Flames win first game of year The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (1-0) began its season with an 81-53 win against the Cairn Highlanders (0-1) Friday, Nov. 11 in the Vines Center. The Flames never trailed, leading by as many as 28 points during the game. Flames seniors John Dawson and Ray Chen led the way for the Flames with […]

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Fresh start for Lady Flames

Coach Carey Green looks forward to seven new faces for 2016-17 season The Liberty University Lady Flames basketball team is ready to take the court for its 2016-17 regular season in Head Coach Carey Green’s 18th year at the helm of the program with arguably the youngest roster he has ever coached. Coming off last season’s heartbreaking double-overtime loss to […]

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It’s about that time

Flames look to improve in McKay’s second year Exactly one week before the season tipped off, the Liberty Flames men’s basketball team concluded its practice on a Thursday afternoon. Dawning red, white and navy pinnies drenched in sweat, the team and its coaching staff gathered at center court inside their practice facility. Coaches and captains alike provided their own thoughts […]

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Goodbye Gentle Giant

In an unexpected announcement last month, Liberty Flames Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ritchie McKay said center Evan Maxwell would be transferring at the end of the academic year. Maxwell had a break-out season for the Flames, averaging 10 points and five rebounds per game after averaging just two points and one rebound per game the season before. “Honestly, I was […]

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Time for a new beginning

Caleb Homesley is making the most out of his opportunity with the Flames Caleb Homesley led his Porter Ridge High School basketball team onto the court during the Pirates 2014-15 season in his senior campaign. However, the Indian Trail, North Carolina native and Liberty Flames men’s basketball team commit was only six games in before the unthinkable happened. “I didn’t […]

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Like she never left

Ashley Rininger’s return propels Lady Flames to victory over High Point Redshirt senior forward Ashley Rininger returned to the court after missing the last nine games to help the Liberty University Lady Flames (12-8, 9-2) defeat the High Point Panthers (7-13, 6-5) 56-43 Saturday, Jan. 30 in the Vines Center. Rininger, the Big South Conference preseason women’s basketball player of […]

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Are we out of the woods?

Lady Flames gain first conference win of the season Resilient second half defense and 18 points from Big South Preseason Player of the Year and senior center Ashley Rininger propelled the Lady Flames (3-5, 1-1 Big South) basketball team to a 51-40 victory over the Charleston Southern Lady Buccaneers (5-3, 1-1 Big South) to grab their first Big South conference […]

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Defenseless Defenders

Four Flames hit double-figures in scoring during 38-point win over Summit For the second straight season, the Liberty Flames men’s basketball team improved to 2-0, after trouncing Division III opponent Summit Defenders, 90-52, Nov. 14. From opening tip, the Flames looked to get sophomore center Evan Maxwell involved. The 6-foot-10-inch big man beelined straight to the low block, as he […]

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Fresh start for Flames

The men’s basketball team is young and hungry for success early in season The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team heads into the 2015-2016 season with Head Coach Ritchie McKay taking over the program once again. McKay served as the Flames head coach for two seasons, from 2007-2009, before leaving Liberty to join the University of Virginia Cavaliers as an associate […]

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Soul’d out for the gospel

S.O.A.R. Dunk team travels during the year to perform and share salvation Chandler Bronkema cannot dunk a basketball. And yet during 70 shows this year, he will find himself high above the rim, weaving the ball “through the right leg, left leg, then right leg,” before slamming it through the hoop for what he deems his favorite trick. The extra […]

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