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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Column: Couch’s Corner

In the spirit of high school football playoffs… Is it the Friday night lights or the fans screaming as the boys run through the banner? Is it the scent of freshly cut grass or the cheerleaders wearing the jersey number of their favorite player on their eye black? Whatever the reason, and there are many more, high school football has […]

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Lacrosse prepares for a year to remember

“This is the best team in program history to date.”  This was the response of Liberty men’s lacrosse coach Kyle McQuillan when asked about what makes him excited about the upcoming 2018-19 season.   After a stellar 2017-18 season, which saw the Flames qualify for their first appearance in the MCLA Division I National Championships, Liberty is looking to establish […]

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Column: Wild and Wylie

To find the similarities between football and warfare, look no further than the terminology fans use. Elite quarterbacks have a “cannon” for an arm. Games are determined at the line of scrimmage, the “war in the trenches.” There is one key difference. No football player is supposed to die on the field. If that ever happens, the head coach must […]

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Lady Flames swimming & diving dominates two-day-home-weekend meet

Friday, Oct. 26 will go down in Liberty University history as a monumental day for Flames athletics. For the first time ever, Bringham Young University visited Liberty’s campus and it has been a long time coming. The late Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. always envisioned that Liberty would represent Protestants like BYU represents Mormons. “This was a historic day for Liberty […]

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Football falls short in triple overtime

Liberty University Flames junior quarterback Buckshot Calvert dropped back, looking to unleash his 35th pass for a touchdown. He was trying to finally put away a University of Massachusetts-Amherst team that had clawed back from a late 14-point deficit and now had forced the game to triple overtime on a sunny but windy afternoon Saturday, Nov. 3. But Calvert, after […]

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