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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Liberty Lady Flames Softball Team continues to rely on each other through adversity

The ASUN conference suspended all athletic competitions earlier this month and, with college students all over the country sent home, all of Liberty’s athletics programs have been shut down for the remainder of the semester. This includes the softball team. Even though the season has been canceled for the Liberty Flames softball team due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the […]

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Sports are canceled, and I’m NOT OK. Five alternatives for fans amid coronavirus

Sports are canceled because of coronavirus, and I’m not OK. This has been an unprecedented week in the history of American sports. Professional basketball, hockey, baseball and soccer in America have all been postponed through the end of March, possibly later. European soccer, golf and tennis have also been suspended. The NCAA spring and winter sport championships are canceled for […]

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Back-to-Back: Liberty Men’s basketball claims ASUN crown for second consecutive year

A packed Vines Center erupted when an attempted Lipscomb 3-pointer bounced off the rim and into Myo Baxter-Bell’s hands. With only 13 seconds remaining on the clock and the score at 73-57, the Flames knew a second consecutive ASUN championship victory – and a bid into the NCAA tournament – was theirs.  “Our group showed its emotional maturity, and I […]

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Lady Flames Basketball defeat Kennesaw State in ASUN Quartefinals

Liberty Lady Flames basketball survived and advanced Saturday, opening their ASUN conference tournament campaign with a victory over Kennesaw State. Emily Lytle led the way for the Lady Flames, scoring 29 points while only taking eight shots from the field. While the Lady Flames secured a 91-86 victory, Owls guard Amani Johnson scored 45 points for Kennesaw State.  Liberty shot […]

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Liberty Flames track and field team wins its second straight ASUN conference championship

With both the men’s and women’s teams beating their ASUN opponents by at least 68 points, the Liberty Flames men’s and women’s track teams won the ASUN Indoor Track Championships for the second year in a row in convincing fashion. The Flames hosted the ASUN Championships Feb. 28 and 29 at the Liberty Indoor Track Complex, with redshirt junior Christian […]

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