Rough time

Unusual mistakes cost Flames in Morgantown Flames senior kicker John Lunsford banged his fourth kick of the day off the left upright and watched it drop just short. Although the kick was called back for a delay of game on the offense, and Lunsford finally got himself on the board with his next kick, his fourth miss of the day […]

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Seniors hear from alumnus

Samkon Gado speaks to soon-to-be graduates Former NFL running back and Liberty alumnus Samkon Gado (class of 2005) spoke at the annual senior Convocation Friday, April 17 at Williams Stadium’s Club Level. The class of 2015 enjoyed coffee and doughnuts while Gado, who finished medical school the day before his Convocation speech, shared his story, as well as what he […]

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From the Desk

Rags-to-riches stories seem to draw in readers rather quickly. Everyone loves a feel-good story that tugs at the heartstrings. But unfortunately, for every one of those stories, there seems to be the fall-from-grace, riches-to-rags story, and this time, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is the focus. Following the months-long trial, Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of several felonies, […]

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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 who Gill believes will help the Flames repeat 2014’s historic […]

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Tich’s Take

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 career, Russell Wilson is doing things nobody has done before. […]

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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 10-2 season. Villanova boasts a potent running attack and the […]

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Tich’s Take

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 least, not too much. In team sports, winning a championship […]

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Ditch the name, Redskins

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 name is offensive toward Native Americans, with very inconclusive results. […]

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Enjoying family time

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 year’s Family Weekend, an annual Liberty University event, was held […]

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Nowhere to run, or pass

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 what was each team’s Big South opener. The Bulldogs (4-4, […]

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Kelly family inspires

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 of trials, marking their first public appearance since Jim Kelly, […]

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Firing up the fans

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 into football fanatics. There are several components working together to […]

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