Wide receiver coach goes to Jacksonville

Long-time Flames wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Charlie Skalaski will be taking his talents to Jacksonville, Fla. as part of the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive staff. Skalaski was introduced to Jacksonville on Jan. 24 and will serve as an offensive assistant and also as an assistant to the head coach for first-year head coach Mike Mularkey. “Skalaski did an outstanding […]

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Tennis begins season on positive note

Liberty University men’s tennis team opened up its season with a decisive 7-0 win over Bluefield State but could not quite put the pieces together against the University of Richmond Spiders Friday, losing 6-1. On Saturday the Flames reestablished home-court advantage, downing Averett 7-0. “Our intensity needs to be better,” coach Chris Johnson said. “We came out flat, and they […]

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Signing Day ‘explosive’

In reference to his 12 freshly-inked recruits, Flames head football coach Turner Gill gave a crowd of about 500 a few adjectives to characterize his 2012 recruiting class. “When I talked to the staff, I said I wanted to find players who were explosive, and I wanted to find players who can make plays,” Gill said. With those qualities in […]

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Preseason favors Flames

As the first pitch of the season approaches, the Liberty baseball and softball teams are both ranked second, respectively, in the Big South preseason polls. However, both programs have one goal in mind: a conference championship. Flames baseball will try to improve on their second place finish in the Big South last year, and the Lady Flames will be working […]

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Wimmer’s Circle

An inside look at baseball captain Trey Wimmer With the first game of the 2012 baseball season just a few weeks away, no one is more ready than the newly-crowned captain Trey Wimmer. The junior exercise science major believes that the team is stronger than ever this year. “This has been, by far, one of the best hitting years that […]

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Is Los Angeles big enough?

There has been a lot of buzz lately about basketball in the city of Los Angeles. In the past this buzz likely would have been completely about the Lakers. Times are changing folks. As the All-Star break draws nearer; the bottom-line of each team’s season becomes more and more clear. The tops of each division are looking similar to the […]

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Jesse Sanders sets NCAA record

Posting a triple-double in the NBA is hard. In college it’s nearly impossible. To do this each season is a blessing, something for which Jesse Sanders is thankful. “It’s crazy,” Sanders said. “It’s a real blessing to have done something like that. It’s not something that I set a goal for but I am thankful for it. I think its […]

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Aiming toward the mark

The Liberty University paintball team has its sights set on a National Championship. Currently at 4-0, the Flames are in prime position to shoot their way past all competitors and attain the biggest prize. Liberty has finished in fourth place in each of the last two years but coach Todd Hoglund believes that this year is Liberty’s year to win […]

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Flames shred competition in Open

Coach Tolsma was proud of his teams’ overall performance on the indoor track this weekend The Flames track and field teams took care of business this weekend as they hosted The Liberty Open in the Tolsma Indoor Track Center. Not only did they take care of business, but they did it in a convincing fashion, having nine overall event winners […]

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SOAR mixes ministry with athletics

A trampoline and a dunk might be the only way to reach some audiences. SOAR Dunk knows this. Liberty University’s SOAR Dunk Ministry Team chooses to serve God a little differently than the average person. Eight athletes with nothing more than a few basketballs, two trampolines and a message to share can go a long way. The team’s main goal […]

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The importance of training year around

The football team has Williams Stadium, the basketball team has the Vines Center, the hockey team has the LaHaye Ice Center and the freestyle skiing and snowboard team has the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre. Without any of these facilities it would be difficult or impossible for Liberty University to host these sports teams. The reason they are successful in sports […]

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Serving from a season of disappointment

Flames tennis are preparing for a promising 2012 season after a dismal 2011 season The men’s tennis team has begun preparation for the 2012 spring season with one goal in mind — improvement. The Flames are coming off a disappointing 2011 spring campaign in which they finished sixth in the Big South Conference. Coach Chris Johnson believes, however, that this […]

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Lady Flames lean on defense for win

Avery Warley had three blocks and the Lady Flames held Presbyterian to 24 percent shooting With 6:56 left in the second half, Reagan Miller feeds a pass to an open Tolu Omotola off the inbound who lays it in. Execution and decision-making was key in defeating Presbyterian. The Lady Flames continued to roll through the conference, winning its fourth straight […]

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