From across the pond

Freshman forward from Poland making an early impact Poland native Ola Makurat has played basketball all her life. Now she has the opportunity to play NCAA women’s basketball as the freshman guard and joins Head Coach Carey Green and the Lady Flames squad this season. “Since I can remember, a basketball was always within my sisters and (my) reach,” Makurat […]

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Rick, take the wheel

Bus Driver Rick uses job to encourage students In the eyes of Liberty University bus driver Richard Edwards, his job means so much more than simply taking students from Point A to Point B on campus. Instead, Edwards sees his spot behind the wheel as a platform which allows him to do what his true passion is — engaging with […]

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New athletic director hired

Liberty makes change in athletics department Liberty University President Jerry Falwell announced Ian McCaw as the Flames new athletics director (AD) during a press conference in the Welcome Center, Monday, Nov. 28. “(McCaw) is a godly man with excellent character,” Falwell said in his opening statement. “He’s someone I have gotten to know in recent weeks. I could not be […]

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A cheerful Coffeehouse

Annual Christmas Coffeehouse showcases student talent with a holiday twist The night of Dec. 3 saw the Liberty University Vines Center packed out for the annual Christmas Coffeehouse. This year in particular, Student Activities decided to focus on the joy of opening presents on Christmas morning with its “Unwrapped” theme. “Each semester we find new ways to change Coffeehouse and […]

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Oh, Christmas tree

Family-run Green Needles Tree Farm offers cheer Twelve years ago, Jon and Debbie Perdew and their eight children moved from their fruit orchard in Maryland to a farm tucked away in the mountains in Coleman Falls, Virginia. Along with the farm came acres upon acres of Christmas trees — White Pines and Spruce trees covered the property. The Perdew family […]

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Christmas on the Boulevard

School of music puts on holiday concert Dec. 6 Christmas on the Boulevard, an annual Liberty University musical tradition, will have its largest performance yet Dec. 6 at the newly-built Concert Hall. With 359 choir members participating, this event is the biggest production the school of music has done. “This is kind of our first big deal in the Concert […]

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Flames duked

Lady Flames fall to Duke in opener In their first time entering the Vines Center, the Duke Blue Devils (1-0) dominated the Liberty women’s basketball team (0-1) in the Flames season opener Nov. 11, 38-98 in front of a crowd of 3,741. The Lady Flames put up a fight early against the Blue Devils, but the visitors were able to […]

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Not enough

Flames fall in season finale at LCA The Liberty University women’s volleyball team (11-5) lost to Charleston Southern (8-7) in five sets with a fifth set score of 15-13 at the Liberty Christian Academy gymnasium Nov. 12. Liberty won the first set 25-21. Liberty ended the first set with 13 kills, 10 errors, 35 total attempts and a 45 percent […]

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Bucs raid the Flames

Flames loss puts playoff hopes on hold for a week The Charleston Southern Buccaneers rolled over the Liberty Flames football team 48-26 Saturday, Nov. 12 at Williams Stadium in front of a senior day crowd of 21,712 fans, virtually putting to rest the Flames hopes of postseason play. Behind 235 total yards and four touchdowns from the Bucs redshirt freshman […]

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Keeping up with the pros

Liberty triathlon athlete becomes first to compete in NCAA Championship Senior Megan Merryman placed sixth for the Liberty University triathlon team at the NCAA Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship Nov. 5, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana, according to teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon. Out of nearly 60 women, Megan Merryman completed the 400-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run race in one hour, three minutes […]

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Probable Probert

Freshman kicker stands out in the Big South Liberty University freshman football player Alex Probert grew up playing multiple football positions, but it was not until seventh grade when he realized his passion for kicking. According to libertyflames.com, Probert has been recognized by the Big South Conference twice this season. He was awarded the Big South Special Teams Player of […]

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New and improved

Liberty tennis facility receives addional courts Liberty University added six new tennis courts to the Hershey-Esbenshade Tennis Complex this summer in order to further the growth of the NCAA Division I tennis program. Jeff Maren, head coach of the women’s tennis team for the past five seasons, said these new courts will add more space and greater opportunities for the […]

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