New-look Flames to debut in fall

Cross Country — Big man James Johnson will wear a new uniform next year after playing this past season at San Diego State. Google Images

Eight new players are set to join the program for the 2014-2015 basketball season The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team is coming off of its third straight season with a losing record. Head Coach Dale Layer said goodbye to five graduating seniors and two transferring students at the end of …

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Highlanders overcome deficit

Drive— Tomasz Gielo 
attempts to go by defender. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

Anderson’s 19-point second half performance guides Radford late to spoil Liberty’s senior night, winning 87-83 With a double-digit lead midway through the second-half, the Liberty Flames (11-20, 5-11 Big South) hoped to roll into the Big South tournament with their third straight victory. However, the Radford Highlanders (20-11, 10-6 Big …

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Can Flames replicate dream run?

can dreams come true? — Liberty hopes to win its fourth Big South title in its history. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

The Empire State Building is struck by lightning about 100 times a year, according to ABC News.

And they say lightning never strikes in the same place twice.

On the eve of the Big South Tournament, the Liberty men’s basketball team is hopeful it will strike again for them as it […]

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Losing streak extended to six

ROUGH PATCH — Missed free throws doomed Liberty. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

The Flames failed to capitalize on an oppurtunity to end their prolonged skid The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (9-18, 3-9 Big South) slowed the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Keydets (15-10, 8-4 Big South), the nation’s highest-scoring offense, Saturday, Feb. 15 but could not stop them when it counted, dropping …

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Men’s basketball rebounds

After last-second loss to Longwood, Liberty bounced back to defeat Presbyterian The Liberty Flames (9-12, 3-3 Big South) men’s basketball team split two Big South Conference games during the past week. The Flames lost to the Longwood Lancers (7-14, 2-4 Big South), Wednesday, Jan. 22, 69-66 and defeated the Presbyterian …

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Panthers claw to victory

jam — An Andrew Smith dunk electrifies the Vines Center crowd. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Second-half surge pushes High Point past Liberty in important conference matchup Midway through the first half with a 26-16 lead, the Liberty Flames (8-11, 2-2 Big South), looked as if they were destined to blow out the High Point Panthers (6-11, 2-2 Big South). That was not the case. High …

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Quest reborn

Recovery — Burrus returned for the Flames. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

B-ball opens season with win Redshirt senior Antwan Burrus scored on the opening possession for the reigning Big South champion Liberty Flames (1-0) in his first game since the 2011-12 season, leading the Flames to a 74-53 victory over the Randolph College Wildcats Nov. 7. According to senior point guard …

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Basketball coaches lead by example

GUIDANCE — Layer hopes to lead Liberty to its second consecutive Big South title. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

An unexpected journey After winning the 2013 Big South Championship, Liberty men’s basketball Head Coach Dale Layer said the team’s perseverance after an 0-8 start was the vital element of the team’s season. “It kind of taught us that we had to work and face adversity,” Layer said. “When no …

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