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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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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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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Wrestling team ranked No. 2 in coaches poll

Jesse Castro has already made his stamp in his inaugural season in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association A small building behind the south end zone of Williams Stadium houses one of the most successful athletic programs at Liberty University — the wrestling team, currently ranked second nationally in the latest NCWA Coaches Poll. Liberty’s defeat of No.1 (overall) Apprentice School […]

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Over break

Sanders, Warley hit career milestones Sanders “I’m coming to the end of my career here and am realizing more and more that I need to see each and every workout, practice and game as a gift. So I want to invest in as many teammates as possible and work as hard as I can each and every day,” senior Liberty […]

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Freestyling into the season

Alhough it is still January and substantial snow has yet to fall here at Liberty University, the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Team has been working hard training for its spring competitive season. Much of the team’s training is possible thanks to the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre that has athletes to practice year round without the threat of summer or low […]

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Forward progress for Vander Pol

Joel Vander Pol knows the work he’s put into this season. Now, he’s ready to see that hard work pay off Listed at 6’10,” 230 lbs., redshirt sophomore Joel Vander Pol brings to the table a lofty perspective for what is widely considered an undersized Liberty Flames men’s basketball team. Vander Pol graduated from Evangelical Christian, Fort Myers, Fla. where […]

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Alumnus lifts Legends to close win

Former Liberty baller Damien Hubbard’s lay-up and steal proved clutch The No. 11 Lynchburg Legends were outshot from inside the key, outshot from the three-point line and outshot at the free throw line. They were also out-blocked and out-rebounded by the visiting No. 14 Greensboro Cheetahs. The Legends, however, were only interested in one stat at the end of the […]

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So close

Momentum and shooting percentage proved key in JMU loss After returning from the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament, the Lady Flames dropped their overall record to 3-4 with a tough 62-58 loss against the James Madison University Lady Dukes. A quick jumper from JMU’s Tarik Hislop opened scoring but the Lady Flames responded with a 9-2 run. The Dukes were held without […]

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Soccer finishes season in NCAA tourney

Jeff Alder’s team advanced to the NCAA tournament after winning the BSC Through their hardships during the season, Liberty University re-mastered the basics of soccer at defense and teamwork that allowed them to win the Big South Championship this season and progress to the national NCAA Tournament. Not too many people expected Liberty to win the Big South Championship this […]

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