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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Year of the no fun league

The 2016 NFL season continues to be a letdown for fans It’s like the NFL is trying to sabotage itself. Every week, I hope that when I check the primetime schedule, I’ll find an exciting matchup. But so far, every week I’ve been highly disappointed. Since my Oakland Raiders have found themselves in first place in the AFC West, I’ve […]

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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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41-point buck

Buckshot leads the Flames to 41-7 victory over RMU Just a week prior, a dejected Liberty Flames football team left the field after suffering a blowout loss verses the No. 3 FCS team in the nation, Jacksonville State (JSU). Heads hung low as the Flames were statistically outclassed and ultimately outscored by redshirt senior quarterback Eli Jenkins’ Gamecocks. With a […]

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Growing pains

Flames suffer worst home loss of Turner Gill’s career Underperformance was the name of the game Saturday, Sept. 25 as the No. 3 Jacksonville State Gamecocks (3-1) traveled to Williams Stadium and defeated the Liberty Flames (1-3) by a score of 48-19. Missed tackles and ineffective offense plagued the Flames as the Gamecocks rushed for a total of 339 yards, […]

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The boys of spring

Offense beats defense in football team’s annual spring game Spring has finally arrived in Lynchburg, bringing with it warm air, allergies and … football? Yes, football. The Liberty Flames football team held its annual spring game April 16 at Williams Stadium in which the offensive unit defeated the defensive squad, 57-46. The offense scored on the final drive of the […]

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Woodrum Selected No. 2 Overall

With approximately two months remaining until the 2016 NFL Draft, the rumor mills and draft experts have all speculated as to who NFL teams will be adding to their respective rosters. While there is still much uncertainty, as NFL coaches and general managers are still looking for who they want, one particular NFL franchise has provided a bit of clarity […]

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Everything has changed

The Liberty football season ends much differently than it did one year ago Though the 2015 season may have ended sooner than the Liberty Flames football team had hoped, it was a season full of at least individual achievement and some firsts for the program. The team finished 6-5 overall and 3-3 in conference play, missing the playoffs a year […]

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A place in this world

Rashad Jennings gives back to kids Rashad Jenning’s story begins with an overweight kid and a reading deficit. A kid, like many others, with dreams and aspirations of playing in the National Football League, Jennings found himself on the sideline during games more than he got to actually play in them. “He was just an overweight, chubby kid with glasses, […]

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Chaos of Coastal

The logistics of the season finale Beat Coastal mania will reach a fever pitch on Nov. 19 as the Flames football team will host its rival in a nationally televised primetime game. Things will look different around campus on the Thursday before Thanksgiving break. As ESPN News invades campus to televise the game across the nation, Liberty staffers will work […]

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Pigskin update

Flames ready for Big South The Liberty Flames football team wrapped up its non-conference schedule Oct. 3 in the Georgia dome with a victory over Georgia State to give them a winning record, an FBS victory and a much easier upcoming Big South schedule. The Flames have had quite an eventful three weeks since playing West Virginia in Morgantown. Immediately […]

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Behind the helmet

An inside look from the equipment manager Football is one of the most popular sports here on campus, but one of its most important team members goes rather unnoticed — the equipment manager. The head equipment manager for Flames football is Chris Dunfee. Dunfee, who graduated from Liberty in 2007, was appointed to the position in early 2013. While Dunfee […]

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