Midnight madness: Fan up, Liberty

The University of Kentucky does it, the University of North Carolina does it and even the University of South Carolina Upstate does it. “It” is referring to the tradition of Midnight Madness — a theme that announces the beginning of the college basketball season. Beginning in 1971, former Maryland head coach Lefty Driesell started this mid-October tradition by having his […]

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Sports Talk: Paterno not so guilty

Last week one of the most shocking, disgusting and unbelievable scandals ever to rock the NCAA ripped through the nation. Joe Paterno was fired. Why? Nobody really knows. A lot of people think they know. But the Penn State Board of Trustees who fired him said themselves they “were still investigating details.” Most people regurgitate the rumors they’ve heard. “He […]

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Brown in driver’s seat for playoffs

His goal of a championship has not been reached. Neither has his team’s. This year, the Liberty football team plans to turn those goals into reality. Whether those goals are achieved or not will ride on the success of senior quarterback Mike Brown. Brown has now been behind center for three years, and soon the curtain will close on his […]

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Lady Flames basketball begins

After playing their first game on the road against UNC-Greensboro, the Lady Flames basketball squad will return home to compete in their first of 14 home games on Nov. 15 against the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams. “We’re excited to be able to play at home,” Lady Flames head coach Carey Green said. “We’re going to begin on the road so […]

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I think…

I think Matt Forte is the most underrated player in the NFL. His 805 rushing yards is second in the league, and his league leading 1,241 yards from scrimmage is on pace to threaten Chris Johnson’s record of 2,509 back in 2009. The reason I think Forte is underrated? He doesn’t score much in the Bear’s offense, and fantasy owners […]

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Holiday sports

Thanksgiving is full of more than just side dishes and entrées. It’s jammed packed with the NFl’s best. To kick things off, the Detroit Lions will host the Green Bay Packers at 12:30 p.m. on FOX. Led by Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers, the Packers hope to stay undefeated against Matthew Stafford and a young and finally relevant Lions […]

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Conference perfection

5-0 in conference, Flames look to face Stony Brook The Flames had a job to do, and quite simply, they got it done. There were challenges, sure, but in Saturday’s 37-31 win over visiting Virginia Military Institute (VMI) for every leak, the Flames had a patch. “Every single Saturday (the team has) dealt with some adversity,” head coach Danny Rocco […]

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Liberty lacrosse host four team tournament

Liberty men’s lacrosse goes 2-1 against the the competition of this past weekend Liberty hosted a men’s lacrosse tournament against Virginia Military Institute (VMI), George Washington (GW) and Southern Virginia University (SVU) on Nov. 5. Liberty kicked things off with an 8-3 win over VMI and finished the day with a 12-8 win against SVU, losing only to GW with […]

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Sports talk: Honor due

This article is dedicated to the 173rd Airborne Rangers who died on Nov. 8, 1965 in Bien Hoa, South Vietnam. Four hundred American and Austrailian Rangers fought in bloody hand-to-hand combat with over 1,200 Viet Cong rebels for over 30 hours. Forty-eight Americans were killed. Hundreds more wounded. Severely wounded Lawerence Joel received the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving […]

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Pro basketball in the Burg

The NBA is still locked out. The ABA is only growing. Their mission is to provide superior entertainment, while practicing what they preach in partnership through community outreach. They are here to entertain. This is the message that forward Fayid Williams stressed about the professional local basketball team formed in Lynchburg. It took two years, but a professional basketball team […]

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