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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Column: ESP-Em

 Women are somewhat rare in major sports, excluding women’s leagues. The vast majority of athletics staffers are male, from physical trainers to coaches to team owners.  This is also true in the journalism industry. It’s far more common to see a male broadcaster or reporter than a female one, and women in the industry are often objectified or discounted simply […]

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Lady Flames lose 74-53 to JMU

 The Lady Flames basketball team fell to the James Madison University Dukes 74-53 Thursday, Nov. 29. The loss was Liberty’s fourth consecutive defeat, bringing their record to 1-6.  JMU dominated the game overall and led for the full game, at times by as many as 26 points.  The Dukes were led by Colonial Athletic Association preseason favorite Kamiah Smalls, who […]

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Volleyball ends first ASUN season

 A 15-17 record does not normally indicate success. But for a team competing in a new conference with a first-year coach, recognizing a certain level of success seems appropriate. The Liberty University women’s volleyball team did not end its 2018 season with a winning record, but there were several highlights that Head Coach Trevor Johnson and the Lady Flames can […]

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Flames field hockey coach is loved by all

 “I love her.”  This is what redshirt sophomore and defensive center-mid Kendra Jones said about her field hockey coach, Nikki Parsley-Blocker. And she certainly has reason to show this level of admiration.  In just her second year as head coach of the Lady Flames, Parsley-Blocker guided her team to a 13-6 overall record and a school-best 6-1 record against Big […]

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Flames football scorches the Spartans 52-17

The Liberty University Flames football team celebrated senior day and its final home game of the season with a 52-17 win over the Norfolk State University Spartans Saturday, Dec. 1. Originally scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 15, the game was rescheduled due to the threat of Hurricane Florence in September. The win also marked the end of Liberty’s inaugural […]

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Men’s basketball team features players ranging from 5’9” to 7’2”

The Liberty Men’s Basketball team opened its season Thursday, Nov. 8 against the University of Maine at Fort Kent. During that game, something that struck the eye was the size difference between a couple players on the team. Between their tallest player and shortest players is nearly a foot-and-a-half difference. Brendan Newton, a redshirt freshman center, is listed at 7-foot-2, […]

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