Going the distance

A total of 33 schools traveled to Liberty University’s campus on April 1 and 2 to compete in the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, the first of two outdoor track meets that the Flames host. With wind speeds from the northwest at 11 mph, gusting to 20 mph, hundreds of fans were seated in the stands wrapped in coats and blankets.

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Hitting the green

After a successful start, Liberty Golf eyes big end to 2010-2011 season The golf team and its members’ rankings are rising and awards are being given while they strive for a Big South title and domination at nationals. Liberty’s golf team is currently ranked No. 33 out more than 250 NCAA Men’s Division I teams in the Golfstat rankings. “While […]

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Wrestling reclassified

Liberty University Athletic Director Jeff Barber announced Tuesday that Liberty’s wrestling program would be reclassified as a club sport, due to the institutional decision to move toward the proportionality method of meeting the federal gender equity regulations known as Title IX. This particular method of gender equity regulations calls for university athletic programs to allow female athletes the same opportunities […]

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Title IX: What you need to know…

Title IX was created in 1972 to require gender equity in all educational programs that receive funding from the government. One of the largest aspects of Title IX is athletics, and most accusations involving Title IX involved gender equity in athletics. The Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights are responsible for assuring that athletic programs stay in […]

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Sports briefs

Men’s basketball Liberty University men’s basketball head coach Dale Layer announced Tuesday that sophomore guard Evan Gordon has played his last season at Liberty. He will transfer at the end of the semester. According to LibertyFlames.com, Layer said that Gordon wants to play a different position than the guard position he has been playing for the Flames. Gordon, Liberty’s 26th […]

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Flames win Winthrop series

Strong pitching, solid defense kept Friday’s double header close Steven Evans trotted off the mound, blew some warm breath over his fingers and nodded to the crowd applauding his six-strikeout effort in game three of Liberty’s weekend series against Winthrop. Three innings later he watched the final out recorded and Liberty’s record improve to 14-11 (5-1 BSC) as the Flames […]

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First regatta held on LU’s Ivy Lake

With temperatures hovering in the 30s, rowers and spectators cocooned themselves in blankets to keep warm, but as launch time for Liberty’s first home regatta approached, crew members suited up and hit the water rowing. Saturday marked the first William and Mary/Liberty University Duel Regatta, held at Ivy Lake in Lynchburg. Both teams plan for this to be an annual […]

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