Flames downed twice in Big South play

Panthers, Blue Hose overpower Liberty Midway through the season, the Liberty men’s basketball Head Coach Dale Layer and his revamped Flames team continue to struggle. With several additions from the offseason and the return of center Joel Vander Pol from a back surgery, the team is working to build momentum. Over the past week, the Flames progressed Big South Conference […]

Read more

Eyes on the prize

Track and field to focus on adding to its trophy collection After losing all of its national runners, Liberty University’s track and field program has strived to improve, according to Liberty Head Coach Brant Tolsma. With returning athletes and a solid recruiting class of talented newcomers, Tolsma hopes to form a team that can become a top competitor among Division […]

Read more

Jesse Sanders goes pro in Italy

Time and again, spectators who watched Jesse Sanders play basketball in the Vines Center commented, “Wow, that young man is going places.” They were right — Jesse Sanders is going places. He and his wife Courtney, whom he married over the summer, went to Jesi, Italy, to be exact. Sanders, who made a name for himself at Liberty as the […]

Read more

The top 5

A highlight reel of Fall sports at Liberty   With another semester in the books, the Champion sports office has decided to revisit the best highlights of Liberty Athletics from the fall. Preference was given to NCAA Division I sports, and the five chosen are listed in chronological order. Photos taken by Ruth Bibby and Jake Mitchell Oct. 27 — […]

Read more

End of the road for v-ball

The Lady Flames volleyball team fell short against the No. 8 Minnesota Golden Gophers in three sets (25-21, 25-10, 34-32) Friday, Nov. 30 in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. Liberty concluded its 2012 season with a 25-8 record. The match against Minnesota was the Lady Flames seventh national tournament appearance. Liberty entered the match […]

Read more

Stadium progresses

With the start of the baseball season less than three months away, the construction of Liberty University’s new ballpark is slated to be completed in time for the Flames’ 2013 home opener Feb. 22. “With the athletic expansion, one of our goals was to have a nationally-prominent, known athletic program,” Executive Vice President Neal Askew said. “We think (the new […]

Read more

Div. II hockey comes up short

Penalties, poor line changes, trips to sin bin foil LU comeback in third period Victory flirted with the Liberty men’s DII hockey team but sided with Rider University, Saturday, Dec. 1. Liberty went down 1-0 in the first period but came back to overtake the Broncs, earning a 2-1 advantage by the second period. However, Rider played a better third […]

Read more

Lady Flames squeak out 67-65 win

Liberty’s women’s basketball team kicked off the Big South Conference Saturday, Dec. 1 when they took on Radford in the Highlander’s Dedmon Center for the 12th time in the last 13 years. The Flames took the lead at the end of the game when Tolu Omotola put up a basket with 43.1 seconds left in the second half, ultimately leading […]

Read more

From the box

Final exams are just around the corner, and as the sports desk we feel an obligation to stir the competitive drive and can-do spirit of the student body. In this spirit, we offer to you the words of Mohammed Ali on the eve of a fight against heavily-favored George Foreman. If we prepare with the same intensity and confidence for […]

Read more

Liberty basketball slow out of the gate

The Liberty men’s and women’s basketball teams opened their season Friday, Nov. 9. Both teams came up short, with the Flames losing to the Richmond University Spiders 84-42, and the Lady Flames were down 63-46 by Duquesne University. Poor shooting and turnovers were the story when the Flames were upended by the Spiders. Liberty converted 13 field goals in the […]

Read more

Men’s soccer eliminated

Winthrop Eagles men’s soccer program proved that tournament seedings should be taken with a grain of salt during this year’s Big South Championship. The Eagles were seeded sixth going into the tournament, but they managed to beat the top three seeds that were expected to take the championship title based on their conference performance. Liberty University was the first victim […]

Read more

Delaware hands Flames two losses

The Liberty University D1 men’s hockey team lost by one goal to defending American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) champion University of Delaware Friday, Nov. 9th. The game was a defensive struggle down to the wire, but the Flames were unable to hold off the Blue Hens, losing 2-1. The Flames found themselves on the defensive during the first several minutes […]

Read more
1 132 133 134 135 136 159