Lady Flames suffer defeat to Maryland in first round of NCAA Tournament

After conquering the Old Dominion Monarchs in the BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship, the stage was set for the Lady Flames to enter NCAA Tournament play.  For the second year in a row, Liberty would face Maryland in the big dance, hoping that this year’s result would resemble last season’s. For Head Coach Nikki Parsley-Blocker, however, the satisfaction of making […]

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Lady Flames sweep RedHawks

The Liberty women’s Division 1 hockey team faced off in a two-game series with its league opponent, the University of Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Nov. 4-5. Returning to action at the LaHaye Ice Center for the first time in over a month, the Lady Flames were fired up to be back on home ice.   “It felt excellent to be back […]

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Men’s basketball tips off new season

A season ago, the Liberty men’s basketball team entered unfamiliar territory. For the first time since joining the ASUN conference, the Flames did not qualify for the NCAA tournament after a stunning loss to Bellarmine in the ASUN semifinals.  Liberty now prepares for one final year in the ASUN conference, and they’re looking to win the conference championship and advance […]

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Houston nabs World Series title and ends Phillies “Red October” dreams

The MLB season is officially over, and the Houston Astros came away from the Fall Classic as victors.  The upstart Philadelphia Phillies had enjoyed a magical run, dubbed by their fans as “Red October.” But they couldn’t pull it together when it mattered most.  The Astros are inevitable. That is what ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted out a few weeks back […]

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Flames defense stuns Arkansas, enforcing dominance for 21-19 victory

Questions surrounding the quarterback position, an injury to its starting running back and the second-largest crowd to ever witness a Liberty football game were not enough to prevent the Liberty Flames from eking out a road victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks.  The Flames, ranked No. 23 in both the AP and Coaches polls, entered the week with many misgivings, particularly […]

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Longtime LCA football coach earns 250th win

Frank Rocco recently celebrated his 250th career win as head coach Friday night when the LCA Bulldogs defeated the Amherst Lancers on senior night, 34-0.   However, for Rocco, the battle remains never-ending on and off the field. No matter where life has taken Rocco, from heading to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to begin his coaching tenure, or returning to Virginia initially […]

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