In Remembrance of Brenda Bonheim

Longtime Liberty University volleyball coach Brenda Bonheim, 81, a pioneer in women’s collegiate sports at the university, passed away Monday, Sept. 14. Bonheim spent 26 years as part of the Liberty (and Lynchburg Baptist College) athletics department, and a total of 28 years with the university. This time included her faithful service as a volleyball head coach, a women’s basketball […]

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Intramural sports going above and beyond to provide positive experience for students

Liberty University’s intramural sports program offers students the ability to play competitive sports in the midst of a busy college schedule. But with COVID-19 transforming every area of college life, protocols have changed in many areas – including intramurals.  Employees who facilitate Liberty’s 23 intramural sports and five e-sports events are screened daily and must wear masks at all times, […]

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Liberty teams strictly follow guidelines, hoping for a safe return to competition

Unprecedented times in college athletics call for unprecedented precautions. But for Liberty’s student-athletes, these precautions are necessary steps to take before a full return to sports can happen. Prior to attending practice, all athletes must report any possible COVID-19 symptoms and get their temperature checked by the athletic training staff. If all is well, they are cleared and given a […]

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Anema gets promoted to assitant coach of liberty women’s volleyball

Liberty women’s volleyball Head Coach Trevor Johnson promoted a familiar face to a new position this summer. In their third time working together, Johnson and his new associate head coach Brett Anema hope to keep building on their strong track record together. Anema, who joined the staff in January 2018, is now the associate head coach for the Flames. Anema […]

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Liberty football gears up for season opener against western kentucky

After six months of uncertainty – including two Power 5 league cancellations, multiple schedule adjustments, numerous health and safety protocols and the most bizarre spring and summer in sports history, Liberty football is back. The Flames are preparing for Saturday’s 2020 season opener against a formidable opponent in Western Kentucky. Led by second-year Head Coach Tyson Helton, the Hilltoppers are […]

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Liberty diving under construction after scary collapse

It has been an unprecedented year for college athletes, from season cancellations to COVID-19 restrictions. For the women of Liberty’s swim and dive team, the partial collapse of the diving tower in the Liberty Natatorium added yet another obstacle. The one-meter platform of the tower unexpectedly collapsed June 24. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident, but concerns over […]

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Club sports moves forward with plans for 2020-21 season

Like Liberty’s NCAA sports programs, the 40 men’s and women’s Club Sports teams on campus are encountering a plethora of challenges as they face the upcoming season.  Some of those adjustments include mask-wearing requirements (both indoor and outdoor sports), staying six feet apart from teammates in locker rooms, and having a lower number of athletes in weight rooms during workout […]

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Program-best recruiting class will help fill shoes left by Buckshot and gandy-golden

Era-defining LU football stars Stephen Buckshot Calvert and Antonio Gandy-Golden finished their Flames careers with a place in Liberty’s record books and a bowl win to their names. But their graduation this spring meant losing the dual stars of Liberty’s football solar system, and for Head Coach Hugh Freeze, this unusual offseason meant an opportunity to rebuild the Flames in […]

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