For many Liberty senior athletes, a fifth year is what they need to find closure

After weeks of uncertainty surrounding the NCAA and graduating seniors due to canceled sports seasons, the NCAA voted at the end of May to allow programs to bring spring sports seniors back with a bonus fifth year of eligibility. On April 16, Liberty University’s Athletic Director Ian McCaw announced that 19 seniors at Liberty have expressed an interest in playing […]

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Though the Lady Flames field hockey team had their spring season cut short, the team is taking lessons learned from the spring to come back firing this fall

Though the Lady Flames field hockey team had their spring season cut short, the team is taking lessons learned from the spring to come back firing this fall. Despite being a relatively young program, starting in 2011, Liberty’s field hockey team continues to post impressive seasons, moving closer to their goal of conference and national championship contention. A lofty goal […]

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The Lady Flames Division I hockey team will defend their back-to-back-to-back conference championships when sports returns

The Lady Flames Division I hockey team will defend their back-to-back-to-back conference championships when sports return after COVID-19 suspended the current season. It will just be slightly later than they originally planned on. “We certainly had a lot of success on the ice. We did a really good job at building on the season from last year where we won […]

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NFL free agency highlights—who won?

Many NFL teams have already made short-term moves in hopes of securing a Super Bowl next season, but some transactions in particular have stood  out. With sports temporarily on hold, NFL free agency has stepped to the forefront of our attention. This offseason produced a few teams that look primed for a deep playoff run. How does every division look, […]

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Concerns over NCAA Extending Eligibility for Athletes in Spring Sports

The sports world has come to almost a complete standstill due to COVID-19. End of year tournaments for college winter sports were canceled, pro sports leagues suspended their seasons, and spring seasons for college sports were brought  to a halt just as they were starting. These cancelations and suspensions have left teams and fans baffled, with many questions about what […]

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Hurdler overcomes season-ending pandemic adversity. The Jovaine Atkinson story

Missing an entire spring season is nothing new for Liberty track and field’s standout hurdler Jovaine Atkinson. Atkinson’s time at Liberty has been a rollercoaster of peaks and valleys, including several injuries that caused him to miss extended periods of time. After an injury his freshman year caused him to miss the majority of the indoor meets and the entire […]

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Column – From the Bench: Staying connected to sports, even when it seems like there’s nothing happening

Even in a time when there are no live sports to watch on TV, you can still stay engaged and gain a deeper understanding of the wide world of sports. Between the draft, football drama, learning a new skill, or even just learning sports history, there’s something sports-related for everyone to occupy their time with. Most sports leagues in the […]

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The story of the Liberty ski and snowboarding head coach that didn’t snowboard until college

It takes a little creativity, a touch of freestyle and the ability to think on your feet. The quick-thinking adventure is why Liberty ski and snowboard head coach Isaac Gibson was initially drawn to flying down a snow-covered hill with a board strapped to his feet. Though he had never snowboarded before coming to Liberty, Gibson is not just Liberty’s […]

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