Norman nets his first win

Lady Flames beat App. State Despite conceding two goals in the first 18 minutes, the Lady Flames soccer team (1-3-0) rallied past the Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-2-0) for their first victory of the season with a final score of 3-2. The tempo was set by redshirt senior goalie Holly Van Noord, who recorded eight saves including a one-on-one save against […]

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THE FLARE

Zika Virus Update More than 400 people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus disease (Zika) in the U.S., and 36 of the victims have been pregnant women. One death of a Puerto Rican man is linked to the disease. Zika is a major concern for pregnant women because of the connection to microcephaly. For more information about the virus, […]

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‘Walk a little taller’

For Dot Richardson, being a coach means much more than athletic success Most coaches have great passion and skill within their field of play, helping them to lead their teams to success. Dot Richardson is the epitome of that statement. Hired in July 2013, Richardson hit the ground running, helping to design the Liberty Softball Stadium and bring in a […]

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The drought is over

Women’s lacrosse snaps eight-game losing streak with win over Longwood The Lady Flames lacrosse team edged the Longwood Lancers 12-11 on a chilly afternoon to end their eight-game losing streak April 6 at the Liberty Lacrosse Field. The win marked the first time Liberty had defeated Longwood in Liberty’s short women’s lacrosse history. Liberty pushed the Lancers to 6-6 on […]

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The Flare

Welcome to The Flare, a weekly round-up of some of the top stories in news, politics, entertainment, sports and beyond. The goal is to keep you updated and informed, without taking up too much of your time. Like, share and learn something 1.Guantanamo No More? If President Obama has it his way, that will be the case. Obama isn’t letting […]

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Big South Tournament Preview

While the spring 2015 semester is coming to an end, five Liberty University NCAA Division I sports teams are gearing up for their individual runs at Big South Conference (BSC) Championships and two teams have just finished their season. Women’s Lacrosse (7-10, 5-2 BSC) The Lady Flames Lacrosse Team is having a turn-around season. After finishing 2-16 overall and 1-6 […]

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From the Desk

In the month of March, apparently there is more to life than basketball — although this is news to me. For years, I have been enamored with the NCAA Tournament and March Madness, and this year is no different. I am one of those crazies who will have three different games open at the same time during the first few […]

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Flames Serving Lynchburg

The Liberty University Department of Athletics is committed to raising up talented, well-rounded athletes who serve Christ in all areas of life. The Athletics Department’s community service initiative is one example of this commitment. Within the past few years, the Athletics Department made a concerted effort to establish and build upon relationships between Liberty and organizations and schools in the […]

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From the Desk

Sports bring out the best in people. It seems that every day there is a touching story about teams or athletes spreading hope and happiness to kids or adults with terminal diseases or special needs. But sports also bring out the worst in people. In competition, reputations, bragging rights, wins, records and championships are at stake. During big games, it […]

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Program celebrates one year

Daily LFSN show ‘Game On’ continues after 261 episodes on faith and sports A long-anticipated vision became reality last year on Feb. 3, as the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) launched the first ever daily sports and faith show called “Game On.” It started as a vision and an empty Sears building with only three staff members, but in six […]

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Tich’s Take

“It’s just a game.” No phrase makes my blood run hotter, faster, etc. Some of that may have to do with my blood already running hot from a particularly devastating loss when a sports ignoramus chimes in with the phrase, but it is annoying in every sense. See, I love sports. And when I say that, I do not mean […]

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