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Flames Return Home From Foreign Tour

August 18, 2011
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Tanner Hoyt, Ethan Layer, Tavares Speaks and David Minaya pose for a picture minutes after arriving back at the Vines Center, Thursday evening.

The Liberty men's basketball team made it back to the United States safely from their foreign tour, Thursday evening, arriving on campus at approximately 9 p.m.

Leaving the country on Aug. 8, head coach Dale Layer and the Flames spent nine days in Europe, visiting parts of Belgium, France and Switzerland. During its stay, the team played six exhibition games, finishing with a 4-2 record.

In between games, the squad experienced European culture through a number of walking tours, exploring castles, cathedrals, medieval towns and major cities.

Today, the team boarded United flight No. 951 in Brussels, Belgium around noon (Central European time) and remained in the air for about eight hours before arriving at Dulles airport around 3:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard time) and taking a bus back to campus.

LibertyFlames.com would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Samuel C. Smith for helping provide the historical content for the blog during the entire trip. Smith is a history professor at Liberty, instructing entry and upper level American history courses.  The professor accompanied the Flames during the trip, offering scholarly insight on all of Liberty's walking tours. For more information about Liberty's history department, click here.

Be sure to check back with the website for exclusive videos in the coming days of the Flames' recent trip.

2011 Foreign Tour Blog Entries
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Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9