Football wins battle of turnovers

The Liberty Flames’ 44-20 victory Saturday night against conference rival Charleston Southern was reminiscent of a lounging teen pestered by his annoying kid brother resulting in a mostly one-sided, multi-level brawl in the living room. For the first six consecutive drives of the game, both teams squared off, hollering their threats and “I’m gonnas” without much real action, much like two brothers on each side of a room verbally jockeying for an unsubstantiated upper-hand.

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Men’s Soccer Slumps

The Flames men’s soccer team hit a slump last week and fell to the Virginia Cavaliers Tuesday, 2-1, on the road before returning to Osborne Stadium Saturday and getting shut out by the High Point Panthers, 2-0, on homecoming weekend. It has been a season of highs and lows for the team.  Entering last week, they were in the middle […]

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Last Minute Heroics

Saturday was packed with homecoming events and ended with a successful women’s soccer game against Winthrop. An unseasonably warm day turned into a crisp fall evening, for a supportive crowd. Defense was the thematic element in this game, but in the first half, the Lady Flames played […]

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Whoa! There, Tex

A weather-beaten,  burnt-orange flag whips on a pole protruding from Tex’s porch. A faded white silhouette of a longhorn dips and curls in the sigh of the breeze. Okie naps behind his thick glasses with a white ball cap with a black and orange “O-S-U” embroidered on the front pulled low. Tex sets his lemonade on the tablestand and slaps […]

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Div. I Hockey now live on website

The Liberty Flames Division I men’s hockey team and the New Media Communications department have teamed up to bring all home games live to the Club Sports website. “(Division I Coach) Kirk Handy called me and asked if there was any way we could video stream the games,” Director of New Media Communications Bruce Braun said. “I knew that the Chancellor had a passion for involving students by providing to them meaningful mentoring and hands on opportunities, so I saw this as a perfect fit.” Since Braun saw the opportunity to give students production experience, the crew is completely made up of students.

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MLB Playoffs

Call it the Year of the Pitcher. Call it the Year of Comebacks. Call it the Year of Surprises and Sweeps. Call it anything, but the fact is the MLB Postseason has already been one for the record books, and it only started last Wednesday. Two Division Series have already been decided with the New York Yankees moving on to the ALCS and the Philadelphia Phillies advancing to the NLCS. The Yankees and the Phillies each swept their opponents en route to the Championship Series. What made each team so successful? Let’s take a look.

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Men’s Hockey drops weekend series

The Liberty Flames hockey team fell to a record of 3-3-1 after losing its games against Davenport University on Friday and Saturday. The Panthers of Davenport University were prepared to face the Flames this weekend. “They’re a very good team. They’re a top five team for sure,” Flames leading scorer Brent Boschman said. “They’ve got a great power play and it showed by their multiple power play goals.”

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Men’s Soccer edges Coastal

The Liberty Flames men’s soccer team came home to Osborne Stadium after a month on the road to squeeze past the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 1-0 Saturday afternoon.  The Flames improved 6-2-1 (2-1 BSC). The Flames opened the season at home with their win over Bluefield Sept. 1, but have been on the road since. “This seven game road swing has […]

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Liberty athletics inducts five into hall of fame

Liberty Athletics inducted five alumni in the Athletics Hall of Fame at a banquet on Friday to culminate the Hall of Fame Weekend. Athletics Director Jeff Barber announced in January 2009 that there would be an Athletics Hall of Fame.  The first class was inducted in September 2009. This year’s class of inductees included Theresa Bream, Gina Gibson Richardson, Lee […]

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Saturday Night Lights

Pageantry is what makes football, football. A record-shattering 19,314 fans found their seats while taking in the enormous new press tower and club deck on the west side of Arthur S. Williams Stadium, were jolted by pre-game pyrotechnics and were thrilled by Sparky 2.0. Flames head coach Danny Rocco’s team were the thespians that delivered and completed the theatre with […]

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Spirit spreadin’, crowd pleasin’

Sports fans know the infamous debate surrounding cheerleaders. Are cheerleaders athletes, or not athletes? However, most of those engaged in such debates are not aware of the work, preparation and talent it takes to be a Liberty University cheerleader. Contrary to stereotype, the Liberty’s cheerleading squads’ practices do not merely consist of learning and rehearsing dance routines, cheers and chants. […]

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Explosive WIN

The Liberty Flames improved their 2010 playoff campaign by dismantling Savannah State University in a 52-14 landrush Saturday. In an offensive outpouring, Liberty forgot their road-weary woes, suffering losses to Robert Morris and James Madison University and came home to more than 19,000 welcoming fans and a newly-molted mascot under a firework-streaked sky. “A lot of good things happened today,” […]

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