‘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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Viva volleyball

The Lady Flames volleyball team headed to Orlando, Fla. Friday, Aug. 11, to take on three teams in the Holiday Inn Select/University of Central Florida Classic and returned with a title. Liberty played its first match against Jacksonville Friday. The Lady Flames trailed 2-0 after the first two sets, but quickly jumped into comeback mode. The Flames went on to […]

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Wolfpack douses Flames

Liberty loses home opener 2-0 to N.C. State in front of near-record crowd Spectators filled all of the seats in the Osborne stadium and the grass fields next to the bleachers. According to libertyflames.com, 1,783 filled the stands, the third largest crowd ever at Osborne stadium. The bleachers were painted red with students wearing red shirts and blowing vuvuzelas. Unfortunately […]

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Referee lockout hurts everyone

While the song isn’t used anymore in the NFL, chances are if you ever watched a football game growing up, you heard Hank Williams Jr. belt out, “Are you ready for some football?” But, for the first time in my lifetime, the answer to the question is, “No.” Honestly, this season scares me. In case you haven’t noticed, there has […]

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Lady Flames return to defend title

Preseason Player of the Year Loren Thomas leads a talented and experienced attack this season As reigning Big South Champions, Lady Flames Volleyball and head coach Shane Pinder are back and ready for another great season. According to Pinder, the Lady Flames have a lot of new talent on the court this year along with several returning starters. He explained […]

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Liberty students flock to Hillcats game

The Lynchburg Hillcats offered minor league baseball at discounted rates to Liberty students Thursday night Baseball fans, Liberty University students and lovers of cheap entertainment all had one place to be Thursday, Aug. 23. That place was Lynchburg’s City Stadium, site of the Lynchburg Hillcats biannual Liberty University night. The Hillcats, a minor league baseball affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, […]

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Lady Flames torch Hawks

Liberty’s division one women’s hockey team took to the freshly-repainted ice in the LaHaye Ice Center Aug. 25 for their season opener against Hamilton, defeating the Hawks 5-2.

The women fought hard in the first period, but dropped to a two-goal deficit within the first 10 minutes. The […]

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Thomas repeats as coach of the year

Another great year is in the books for the Liberty University golf team, and for the second year in a row, coach Jeff Thomas took home the Virginia Collegiate Golf Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year award. He was also one of six finalists for the Dave Williams Award, the NCAA’s top honor for a men’s golf coach. Thomas has […]

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New facilities in the works for athletics

Liberty University has been blessed with all the new sports facilities that are underway. Athletic director Jeff Barber has said to expect the new Worthington baseball stadium to be completed in February 2013. In addition to the stadium, the Matthes-Hopkins track and field used by students, community, faculty and staff, will be renovated. Furthermore, due to the demolition of the […]

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Is the recent MLB policy enough?

Major League Baseball (MLB) has made large strides to reduce the use of steroids, enforcing stricter rules that make players think twice. However, MLB players still find it necessary to use banned substances. According to baseballsteriodsera.com, nine players have been suspended for their use of a banned substance since 2008. This season, four additional players have also been suspended. While […]

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Liberty VS Wake Forest – September 1, 2012

Liberty University kicks off the 2012 football season Sept. 1 in Winston-Salem, N.C., against the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University. With this in mind, below are some talking points for week one. FBS Opponents This season marks the 15th consecutive season that the Flames will square off against at least one FBS opponent. Although there may not be many […]

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Riders take flight

Timothy Steltzer, Ryan Paul sweep ski, snowboard events One word to accurately describe Dew Games 2012 at the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is “epic.” Double-corks, double-backflips and double-side-flips were all thrown down Saturday night as nearly 20 of the best skiers and 30 of the best snowboarders the East Coast had to offer came out for a chance at part […]

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