Grizzlies run over Liberty

Liberty University’s rough start for the football program continued this past Saturday, Sept. 16 as the Flames took on the Grizzlies of Montana University at the smoky Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont. Smoke from nearby wildfires filled the stadium during the game, reducing visibility for players. The Flames made several mistakes that Grizzlies were quick to capitalize on, which cost […]

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Going on an all-terrain adventure

Liberty University prides itself on being the most exciting Christian university in the nation, and with the recent addition of the ATV and Motocross facilities, it is clear that they intend to live up to their motto. Mike Ellsworth is the Assistant Director of Student Activities and oversees the program. He is proud to offer this activity to the students. […]

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Gillespie builds muscle, character

He holds 44 world records and over 20 world champion titles. He is a former member of the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff, and now he serves as the strength and conditioning coach at Liberty University. He is Bill Gillespie. At 35-years-old, what he said should be past his prime, Gillespie was bench-pressing 450 pounds. Now, at the age of almost […]

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Flames torch Whalers 9-1

The Liberty Men’s D1 Hockey team annihilated the Hampton Whalers 9-1 in their home opener at the LaHaye Ice Center Friday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Game two of the double header was also won by the Flames, 9-3. The Flames came out heated and were hitting hard. One late hit after the whistle by Steven Bellew sent the Hampton […]

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Another victory for V-ball

The Lady Flames volleyball team arrived in Kent, Ohio, Sept. 7 looking to extend their seven match winning streak at the Kent State Mizuno Classic. The Flames started the tournament hot, defeating Saint Francis in straight sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-16). Sophomore outside hitter Ansley Gebben led the Flames with nine kills in the match. Freshman Haley Jeffcoat and junior Kendle […]

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Panthers slash Lady Flames 1-0

It seems that the weather at Liberty University favored the women’s soccer game between Liberty and the University of Pittsburg. Rain poured from Tuesday to Thursday of last week, but let up on Friday just in time for the women’s soccer game, before raining again on Saturday. According to libertyflames.com, 473 fans enjoyed the 84-degree weather at Osborne stadium. Pittsburg […]

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Flames head west

After a difficult loss against No.24-ranked Norfolk State Spartans in Liberty’s home opener Saturday, Sept. 8 the Liberty Flames football team focuses on their upcoming matchup with the Montana Grizzlies. Grizzlies bring a ground gain The Grizzlies played from behind when they faced Appalachian State and lost 35-27 over the past weekend, which dropped their record to 1-1 on the […]

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Title IX turns 40

An analysis of equality in the world of sports This year marks the 40th anniversary of legislation put into place that drastically changed university sports programs forever – Title IX. Created in 1972, the legislation bans gender discrimination within athletics. The regulations require all schools to adhere to special standards concerning women’s sports. According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, an […]

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Refs will not budge

The NFL regular season kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 5 when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the defending Super Bowl Champion, the New York Giants. Fans took their seats, players took the field and coaches paced the sidelines, but unlike previous years, the regular NFL referees were not anywhere near MetLife Stadium. In the middle of a labor union dispute, the referees […]

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Hudson’s journey to field general

The Stafford, Va. native will continue to grow into new leadership role The Liberty Flames football team kicked off their home schedule Saturday, Sept. 8. The lights came on in Williams Stadium for the first time this season, and all eyes were on starting quarterback Brian Hudson. Hudson has already impressed many people this season, including assistant head coach Carl […]

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Flames fall in final minutes

The scene in Winston-Salem was all too familiar for Flames fans—their team came up just short in a winnable game against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent. Needing three points to tie, or a touchdown to win, the Flames had what should have been the last possession of the game when they took over at their own 19-yard line with just […]

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‘The Voice of the Flames’

“It gets to my core, what I do, and how much I enjoy play-by-play broadcasting,” Alan York, the Flames broadcaster at Liberty University, said. Entering his third year as the play-by-play radio broadcaster for Liberty Athletics, York has become known to many as “The Voice of the Flames.” He broadcasts football and basketball games and serves as a director of […]

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Flames fired up for home opener

The first week of college football is in the books. Losing in their season opener to Wake Forest, the Liberty Flames look to win their first home game against the Norfolk State Spartans. Losing to a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent by only three points, the Flames have plenty to take away from their game against Wake Forest. Quarterback fiasco […]

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