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Photo Gallery: Chancellor's Cookout

August 14, 2008
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The Chancellor's Cookout for freshman was at Williams Stadium on Thursday.

The Chancellor's Cookout for freshman was at Williams Stadium on Thursday.


Prior to Thursday night's practice, Liberty hosted all incoming freshmen at the Chancellor's Cookout at Williams Stadium. During the night's festivities, the freshmen were taught the traditions of being a Flames fan. Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., spoke, as did athletics director Jeff Barber and head football coach Danny Rocco.

The freshmen learned the school's fight song, about the rivalry with Big South member Coastal Carolina and the benefits of joining the Student Flames Club. There were several games played such as the dizzy bat race and a field goal kicking contest. Winners of the dizzy bat race won iTunes gift cards, while contestants in the kicking contest had the chance to win a car from the Mabry Automotive group. One lucky freshman came within inches of winning a car. The young man was successful on attempts from 20 and 30 yards, before his 40-yard attempt went just under the uprights.

Enjoy a photo gallery of the night's festivities below:

Freshmen lined up to enter the cookout. The line went all the way down
University Blvd.

Prior to the Chancellor's Cookout

LU Dining served dinner to all students with a meal plan.

Chancellor's Cookout

Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., and his wife Becki arrive at the cookout, saying
hello to friends before the festivities.

A couple volunteers take a break to pose.

The volunteers are quickly back to work handing out
t-shirts to Student Flames Club members.

A couple of freshmen enjoy their dinner.

Sparky says hello to a small fan.

Student Flames Club President Allen Sparks (right) pumped up
the crowd all night. Here he gets some help from compliance coordinator Pat Gaillard.

A freshman falls during the dizzy bat race.

Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., speaks to the students.

Head coach Danny Rocco energizes the crowd.

Senior Rashad Jennings tells the freshmen how important the fans are.

Athletics Director Jeff Barber speaks to the crowd.

The students learn about the Coastal Carolina rivalry and that fall break
falls on the same weekend the Flames play at Coastal Carolina.

Former linebacker and current strength and conditioning coach Manny Rojas
shows the fans what he thinks about Coastal Carolina.

Led by the LUnatics, the students learned the "First Down" cheer.

Students get ready for the team's entrance onto the field.

The team comes onto the field.

Practice Time!!! Danny Rocco gets the troops ready.