Tich’s Sweet 16 science

BUSTED — Brackets across the nation are going up in flames after several unlikely underdog victories. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Things to know about each remaining tourney team 1. Kentucky is better than everyone else. There are a few good teams still left in the tournament. There are a few very, very good teams left in the tournament. And then there are the Wildcats, who are pretty much the Monstars …

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Tourney heartbreak

At their heels — Junior guard Sadalia Ellis attacks the paint against the Tar Heels in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Photo credit: Kevin Manguiob

Lady Flames unable to come back from 14-point halftime deficit With about nine minutes to go in the second half in an already loud Carmichael Arena on the University of North Carolina (UNC) campus, the Carolina faithful began to yell their common “Tar” “Heels” chant, and the fans clad in …

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From the Desk

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Among college sports fans, the argument about compensation for college athletes has persisted. Following a landmark decision made Saturday, Jan. 17, fans can finally see what the top NCAA schools think about the issue. According to a Bleacher Report article, representatives from the five major conferences — which include 65 …

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National attention hits Flames

Celebrate — Lady Flames soccer celebrate their victory. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

The recent growth and success of athletics warrants big time media attention USA Today reporter Dan Wolken wrote an article Aug. 19 headlined “At Liberty, FBS dreams and a high-resource reality.” Within the article, Wolken explained the overall state of Liberty athletics. He wrote about Liberty’s financial preparedness, state-of-the-art facilities …

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Tournament-bound

BARR RAISED — Natalie Barr (19) scored the game-winning goal in the conference championship game against Stanford to give the Lady Flames their first NorPac title. Photo credit: Steven Abbott

Liberty’s field hockey team wins its first conference championship Natalie Barr scored her second goal of the game with 3:49 remaining to give the Liberty women’s field hockey team a conference championship Saturday, Nov. 9 in only its third year of competing on the NCAA Division I level. The Lady …

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Searching for repeat

CROSSOVER — Davon Marshall (1) set a new school record with 107 three-pointers last season. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Last season, the Liberty Flames men’s basketball team shocked not only the Big South Conference (BSC) but the entire country, being only the second team to win its conference tournament and make it to the NCAA tournament with 20 losses since Coppin State University did it in 2008. With the …

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Flames fall in ‘First 4’

Liberty loses to N.C. A&T, 73-72 When the buzzer sealed Liberty’s win over Charleston Southern University in the Big South Conference Championship March 10, it launched a week-long media frenzy during which the Flames fetched headlines across the nation on the airwaves and in the papers. The New York Times, …

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