Liberty hires new football coach

Hugh Freeze, who led the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) to a 39-25 record and national prominence from 2012-2016, was announced as the ninth head coach in Liberty University’s football program history during a packed press conference Friday, Dec. 7. Freeze will take over the position vacated by Turner Gill, who retired Sunday after seven years at the helm and […]

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President Bush dead at 94

 Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday, Nov. 30., at age 94. He was the longest living president in United States history at the time of his passing.  Bush was born June 12, 1924. He was married to his wife of 73 years, Barbara, who died this past April.  Bush is survived by five children, sons George W., former U.S. […]

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Liberty student lights tree

 Lydia Poindexter | Liberty ChampionBUNDLED UP — Students braved the cold to see the Christmas tree lit for the first night of the Christmas season at Liberty.  Hundreds of shivering Liberty students gathered around the giant Christmas tree to officially usher in the 2018 Christmas season, with the annual Christmas tree lighting. This year’s tree lighting was the first year […]

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New ride-share program starts pilot rides to help on-campus traffic and parking

 In an attempt to help solve the parking issue on campus, Liberty University’s Student Government Association announced a new ride-sharing program, available on the Liberty Today app.  The “on-demand ride” feature is free of charge for Liberty students. The program is in its infancy, so the program can only take students to a few places, like Snowflex or the gun […]

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Virginia Christmas Spectacular

 The cast of Thomas Road’s Virginia Christmas Spectacular filled the sanctuary at Thomas Road Baptist Church with Christmas cheer, complete with festive costumes, dances and classic holiday songs.  The production, which took nearly a year to prepare, opened Friday, Nov. 30, with five more performances following through Dec. 2 The audience, filled with people of all ages, took time to […]

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LU hosts conservative event — students get face time with Turning Point USA

 Conservatives and liberals alike came out to the LaHaye Event Space Nov. 12 for Turning Point USA’s final stop on their Campus Clash tour — a night of open dialogue with some leading voices in the conservative movement including Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens.  Turning Point USA’s Director of High School Outreach, Kyle Kashuv, also moderated the event and brought […]

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Presidents of Lynchburg universities share their respect for one another

 Tucked away in the historic Hall Campus Center of the University of Lynchburg, President Kenneth Garren reminisced of his friendship with the late Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr., founder and former chancellor of Liberty University.  Emma Smith| Liberty ChampionMEMORY — Garren received an autographed copy of Falwell Sr.’s autobiography in 2003. “My first meeting at Liberty University was when I was […]

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Liberty University drama ministry leads others to Christ through performance

 Liberty University’s traveling theatre ministry, King’s Players, does not have a stage, sell tickets or have regular performances. They have a bus, a trailer and a passion for Christ.  King’s Players, America’s longest running traveling drama ministry, was started in the 1960s by husband and wife team Mark and Helen Lloyd.  Dr. David Allison is a former professor at Liberty […]

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Downtown 2040 master plan passes

 The Downtown Lynchburg 2040 Master Plan, which gives a 20-year vision for future of the city of Lynchburg, was voted on with a tally of 6 to 1 at the Nov. 13 city council meeting.  Rachel Frischeisen, planner II for the city of Lynchburg’s Department of Community Development, said the project was adopted. She explained what will be happening going […]

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Liberty students sing in Carnegie Hall

 Rather than heading home for Thanksgiving break on Friday, Nov. 16, Liberty University’s a cappella group, Shine, and more than 20 other singers from the School of Music bussed to New York City to spread Christmas cheer at Carnegie Hall.  The three-day trip saw four performances at three locations: Carnegie Hall, Calvary Baptist Church and Brooklyn Tabernacle. Saturday, Nov. 17, […]

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U.S. First Lady visits Liberty to participate in Town Hall with Eric Bolling

 First Lady of the United States Melania Trump joined a panel discussion on the opioid crisis for Convocation at Liberty University Wednesday, Nov. 28. U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar II, Liberty President Jerry Falwell and his wife, Becki, also joined the panel. Former Fox News commentator Eric Bolling, who […]

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Falwell shares excitement for FLOTUS Convocation discussion on opioid crisis

On Wednesday, Nov. 28,  Convocation will host First Lady Melania Trump, political commentator and author Eric Bolling, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar II, and producer, author and mother of Demi Lovato, Dianna Hart for a discussion of the opioid crisis in America.  Convocation will be filmed for Bolling’s new show for Sinclair […]

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Liberty dining receives top 5 ranking

Liberty University’s dining program stands out once again among college dining programs across the nation, ranking as the fifth best dining program, according to the Daily Meal.  Due to the variety of dining options, students have the opportunity to dine at the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall and 23 other dining locations on campus.  The dining program, run by Sodexo, was also […]

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