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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tolsma maintains standard of excellence

Under the leadership of one coach, the Liberty Flames cross-country and track and field teams have recorded 47 Coach of the Year awards, 87 conference titles and 48 All-American athletes. Head Coach Brant Tolsma is the longest-tenured coach at Liberty University, and he has grown the cross-country and track programs from their early stages. Tolsma earned his doctorate in the […]

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Advice from the NFL to LU

It is not often to see players that play on Friday night, play Sunday on television. However, Jake Grove is the exception. Grove started his love for football at 10-years-old in the town of Forest, Va. He was a local star from 1994-1998 at Jefferson Forest High School, and continued to play football at Virginia Tech until he entered the […]

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LU student continues quest for NASCAR

Stephen Berry survives wreck-filled race to finish 13th in the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 300 Liberty University student Stephen Berry has always lived life in the fast lane. He knew back when he was 14, when he started racing go carts professionally, that he was headed for a high-octane future. That future now includes a racing career in the […]

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Torbush defeats cancer

‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD… Carl Torbush, assistant head coach and linebackers coach for the Liberty Flames, said that he never imagined he would be coaching today. With his feet propped up on his desk, his body leaned back against his office chair and a smile on his face, he said that he […]

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