Flames gain 14

Gill announces new signing class It has been nearly three months since Head Coach Turner Gill and the Liberty Flames football team reclaimed the Big South title and defeated James Madison in the first round of the FCS playoffs. Since then, Gill has procured the signatures of 14 young men …

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WHY YOU SHOULD ROOT FOR THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

In case you have not figured it out by now, the New England Patriots are basically the evil Galactic Empire. Bill Belichick (a.k.a Emperor Hoody) is the hooded, droopy-faced Emperor, Tom Brady is Darth Vader and the rest of the Pats and their deflated footballs are the stormtroopers. If there …

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WHY YOU SHOULD ROOT FOR THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

With recent talks of deflating footballs (otherwise known as “Deflategate”), this was no small task. Telling people why they should cheer for the Patriots in the midst of all this controversy is obviously difficult. In fact, the cheating talks have probably helped the Seahawks temporarily procure a few more supporters …

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Tich’s Take

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One quarterback who takes the field in Super Bowl XLIX may go down as the best to ever play the position. The other quarterback is Tom Brady. Before you laugh, rip up this page of the paper and burn it, just read a little more. Three years into his pro …

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Preview: No. 6 Villanova Wildcats

Flames stay alive, head to Pennsylvania for second round in FCS Playoffs The Villanova Wildcats finished second in the Colonial Athletic Association Conference, which produced four of the 24 teams in this year’s Football Championship Subdvision (FCS) playoffs. They entered the tournament as the No. 6 ranked team after a …

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Tich’s Take

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Rings, rings, rings. When discussing the greatness of sports legends, everything comes back to the simple question of “how many championships have they won?” This is a silly devolution of years of progress in the fields of reasoning and logic. In other words — rings do not really matter. At …

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Ditch the name, Redskins

overplayed — Washington Redskins name still raises eyebrows. Google Images

By Alex Tichenor After years of debate, it is time for Washington to pick a new team title How are we still talking about this? It is 2014, and the Washington Redskins are still a team. There has been an ongoing argument for the past few years over whether the …

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Enjoying family time

reunion — Students and their families gathered over the weekend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Visiting families participate in many activities around campus Family Weekend means something different to each student at Liberty University. For some, it means happy reunions with parents and siblings after months without seeing one another. For others, it means increased traffic, accompanied by the chance to meet new people. This …

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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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Kelly family inspires

oppurtunity — Students hear from NFL legend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Hall of Famer praises God for life lessons learned For the first time in the family’s history, Jim Kelly, his wife, Jill Kelly, and their daughter, Erin Kelly, took the stage together to speak to students during Convocation Friday, Oct. 25. The three spoke about God’s goodness in the midst …

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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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Falling just short

Clutch — Wide reciever Darrin Peterson (13) brings down the first of his career-high three touchdown catches on the night.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Flames lose double-OT heartbreaker in Rocco’s return On a night when Flames quarterback Josh Woodrum played one of the best all-around games of his career, it was his lone miscue that ended the game. Richmond (3-2) sent an all-out blitz at the Liberty (3-3) quarterback on a third-and-four in double …

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Tich’s Take

America loves the NFL. So it makes sense for the NFL to have a game on Thursdays. The more football, the better, right? Wrong. On paper, Thursday Night Football is great. For the consumer, it gives more football to watch during a part of the week that normally is void …

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Standing (and shining) out

Paint up — One of the “Glitter Guys” prepares for the game. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

There might not be many students who know the names of Abby Ponder, Daniel LaLonde, Josh Rich, and Margo Kollman, but those who have been to a Liberty football game have probably seen them. Since the fall of 2012, these four students have brought creativity to the atmosphere of Flames football […]

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Tich’s Take

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There is not a set-in-stone formula to building a successful NFL team, but one position is universally regarded as the most important — quarterback. The quarterback is a coach on the field, the face of the team. Everybody follows his direction. The head coach and quarterback need to become one …

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