It’s madness

Flames sweep Virginia Tech at Midnight Mayhem   Payback was sweet for the Liberty men’s volleyball team as it shut down Virginia Tech in the third annual Midnight Mayhem game 3-0 early Saturday morning, Jan. 28 in the Vines Center. The first set ended 23-25, the second 18-25 and the final 21-25. Liberty’s team made quick work of the Hokies, […]

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Not quite there

Flames finish season with share of Big South title The Liberty Flames football team finished the 2016 season just out of reach of the FCS playoffs as it ended its year at 6-5 for the second consecutive season. Though the Flames fell short of their second playoff appearance in school history, their 4-1 conference record was enough to crown them […]

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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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Flames ousted

Blue Hose end Flames season The Liberty Flames men’s soccer team (7-9-2) lost in the Big South quarterfinals 2-1 against the Presbyterian College Blue Hose (7-10-2) Nov. 6 at Osborne Stadium. Liberty expected this to be a tough game because of the strong Blue Hose defense. “We knew they were going to be very defensive and try to get everyone […]

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Call her Agui

Freshman already a leader on team Liberty University freshman field hockey player Agueda Moroni is having an incredible year for the Lady Flames. This matches the remarkable journey that brought her to Liberty in the first place. Moroni was named both Big East Offensive Player of the Week and Big East Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week […]

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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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Bobcats chew up Flames

Ohio ends Liberty’s five-game win streak with dominant weekend sweep The Liberty University men’s DI hockey team (8-3) battled the Ohio University Bobcats (10-1-1) Saturday, Oct. 29 for the second straight night at the LaHaye Ice Center, this time losing 6-1. Within the first minute of the game, Bobcats forward Matt Rudin scored from the right face-off circle, giving Ohio […]

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Them’s fighting birds

The current performers who don the Sparky suit talk about their experience The goal of any successful mascot is to delight people of all ages, and Liberty University’s “Sparky” has enthusiastically been doing his job by entertaining Flames fans since 1977. Sparky is tasked with pumping up those in the stands at Liberty’s many athletic competitions, representing the school in […]

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Bulldogs blocked

Liberty beats Gardner-Webb in overtime nail-biter Dexter Robbins had always heard that the biggest plays happen when you least expect them. That was exactly the case as he ran off the edge and blocked Paul Schumacher’s potential game-tying kick to clinch Liberty Football’s (5-3, 3-0) 23-20 win over Gardner-Webb (3-6, 1-2) in overtime. The rest of the team stormed the […]

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Colonial beatdown

Men’s lacrosse team wins 19th straight home game with thrashing of GWU The No. 17 Liberty Flames men’s lacrosse team took down the George Washington Colonials in dominating fashion, extending its home win streak to 19 games with a 16-2 win Saturday, Feb. 27. The Flames added a mark on the scoreboard less than three minutes in. Freshman attacker Sam […]

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Not-so-fond farewell

Men’s hockey team gets swept by No. 1 Minot State in regular season finale The Liberty Flames Men’s Division I hockey team took to the ice for the last game of the season against the ACHA No.1 Minot State Beavers. In a hard fought senior night battle, the Flames came up short in overtime in a 4-3 loss Saturday Feb. […]

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Rise to the challenge

Liberty men’s lacrosse team looks to carry over momentum from last season The Liberty University men’s lacrosse team enters the 2016 season ranked No. 16 in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) preseason poll, but Head Coach Kyle McQuillan will not let the ranking define his team. “It means absolutely nothing to us, honestly,” McQuillan said. “It needs to mean […]

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Blanked at blackout

Men’s volleyball team swept by Virginia Tech in second annual blackout game Ten missed serves and countless hitting and passing errors were the name of the game for the Liberty University men’s volleyball team (8-5) Friday night Jan. 29 in their “Midnight Mayhem” blackout game versus perennial rival the Virginia Tech Hokies. In front of a crowd of more than […]

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Season-opening split

Men’s tennis team falls to E. Kentucky in first match, defeats King in second Match 1: E. Kentucky 4, Liberty 3 Liberty University’s men’s tennis team fell to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 4-3 on Saturday in a close fight to the finish in the opening match of the year. The Colonels captured the crucial doubles point to take an early […]

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