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Freshmen flock to Chancellor’s Cookout

August 21, 2009 : Angelica Atkins

Liberty University kicked off the 2009-10 academic year with a bang on Thursday night. Chancellor Jerry Fallwell, Jr. and wife, Becki, hosted the largest Liberty freshman class on record at Williams Stadium for the annual Chancellor’s Cookout.

After treating the new students to dinner at the stadium, Chancellor Falwell officially welcomed them to Liberty. The students have been on campus this past week for Freshman Orientation, prior to the beginning of classes on Monday.

Coach Danny Rocco introduced the football team's freshmen players

Liberty University Director of Athletics Jeff Barber also welcomed the students and introduced them to the history of Liberty Athletics.

Freshmen learned a few Liberty Flames game day traditions taught by Liberty Athletics, the Spirit of the Mountain marching band and Liberty’s cheerleaders.

Near the end of the festivities, head football coach Danny Rocco thanked the crowd for their support and introduced them to the football team’s freshmen players.

Then came a taste of game day as the football team entered the field from the Liberty Flames tunnel to the cheers of the crowd. The Flames took to the field for their final scrimmage of training camp.

New students will get to show their school spirit on Sept. 12 at the first Flames football home game of the season.