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Men’s basketball

Liberty University men’s basketball head coach Dale Layer announced Tuesday that sophomore guard Evan Gordon has played his last season at Liberty. He will transfer at the end of the semester. According to, Layer said that Gordon wants to play a different position than the guard position he has been playing for the Flames. Gordon, Liberty’s 26th all-time scorer, was the Flames high scorer, with 14.4 points per game. He also led the team in free throw percentage and three-point field goal percentage, 76.2 percent and 33.7 percent, respectively. He ends his Liberty Flames career with 832 points. Gordon’s father Eric played for the Flames from 1982 to 1984 and ranks 16th overall with 1,154 points. His brother Eric Gordon Jr. is a guard for the Los Angeles Clippers.


The Lady Flames softball team has recorded double-digit hits for the sixth game in the last eight games, with a 7-2 win over Winthrop. The win takes the Lady Flames to 12-14 overall and 3-2 in the Big South conference. The game, which was broadcast on ESPNU, was also a special game for Kayla and April Jace, sisters who are affected by pediatric brain tumors. The Lady Flames teamed up with the Friends of Jaclyn organization to make the sister honorary members of the team. The Lady Flames travel to UNC Greensboro Wednesday for a doubleheader and return home on Friday to face Charleston Southern.


The Liberty Flames baseball team was swept this weekend by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in Big South conference play. Coastal Carolina, who reached the Super Regionals in last year’s NCAA Division 1 Championship Series, handedly beat the Flames Friday in game one of a doubleheader with a 1-17 win. The Flames fought back in game two, with a tied score of 4-4 until a bottom of the ninth sacrifice fly pushed the Chanticleers to a 5-4 win. The Flames were ahead again during Sunday’s game, but lost the lead in the eighth inning with a final score of 5-4. The Flames return home Wednesday to take on James Madison in a one game homestand at 3 p.m.

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