Liberty University Women’s Soccer team looks foward to the 2019 season

The Liberty women’s soccer team spent its offseason focusing on one aspect of their team philosophy: building a culture where everyone believes each game is an attainable victory.  Despite a demanding season schedule where non-conference powerhouses are listed regularly, including Duke, North Carolina and the University of Virginia, the players are confident in their ability to compete and win because […]

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Liberty Field Hockey team wins first home game 5-2 against Appalachian State University

The Liberty Flames field hockey team seem primed for regular season action after concluding their preseason with a dominant 5-2 victory over the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday. Junior midfielder Jill Bolton ignited the Flames attack with two goals and an assist, and forwards Victoria O’Keefe, Daniella Rhodes and Olivia Klopp each notched a goal for a Flames offense that […]

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Liberty University Men’s Soccer team begins second season in ASUN with fresh mix of talent

Though change always comes with a new year, this year’s season for Liberty’s men’s soccer brings with it a unique period of transition for the Flames under new Head Coach Kelly Findley.   Taking over after last year’s season from Jeff Alder, former Flames player and coach of the team for 19 years, Findley comes to Liberty having coached college […]

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Column: Craft Connects

Despite baseball still being hailed as America’s pastime, other sports have replaced baseball in American culture. The criticism is easy to spot by simply scrolling through social media posts and comments. People think it is slow, boring and unathletic. I played baseball for 14 years, and I fully agree with every complaint thrown against the sport. I dread when the […]

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Liberty athletics looks forward to a busy summer of games

Though the end of finals week sees most students leave campus for the summer, athletic events keep Liberty buzzing throughout the summer months, attracting thousands of visitors to Lynchburg.  State Games of America In one of the highlights of the summer, an expected 14,000 athletes and fans will flood Liberty’s campus for the State Games of America, a national-level amateur […]

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Column: Wild and Wylie

Consistency. For a basketball player, consistency is putting out the same quality of performance every time he steps on the court. Consistency is what separates Derrick Rose, who played at an MVP level for two weeks in 2018, from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who displayed an MVP-level performance for the entire 2018-19 season. For a basketball referee, consistency means calling fouls fairly […]

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Column: Sports with Simmons

Baseball has long been considered America’s national pastime. Since the late 19th century, crowds of all ages have flocked to stadiums to behold one of the most entertaining games ever created by mankind.  Baseball possesses an unwritten code that players are expected to follow, creating a culture of sportsmanship. Players are expected to not argue balls and strikes, run the […]

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At only 5’7”, men’s lacrosse senior stands tall and dominates the competition

At 5-foot-7, senior attackman Sam Gregory is shorter than all but one of his Liberty University Flames men’s lacrosse teammates.  But his diminutive stature has not prevented Gregory from standing tall in crucial moments for the Flames over the past four years. The most recent example: Gregory scored twice, including an instrumental second-half goal, in a hard-fought 9-8 victory at […]

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Column: Sports with Simmons

 With the draft next week, my love for watching professional football is being reignited. I am captivated by its intensity, humbled by the physical capabilities of the players and amazed by the dedication all team members and staff show during the grueling 17-week season. However, football season is difficult for me because I am a New England Patriots fan, and […]

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Club sports department works to provide best possible experience for athletes

A jubilant smile must have spread across Kirk Handy’s face. An ecstatic exclamation or two may have escaped from his lips. Handy watched with pride as Liberty University’s Division I women’s hockey team captured its second straight ACHA Division I National Championship by defeating Lindenwood University – Belleville 5-2 at Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas, Sunday, March 31.  But while […]

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Column: Wild and Wylie

During the worst of his injuries, Tiger Woods was incapable of getting out of bed in the morning without assistance. His four back surgeries and his Achilles and knee operations left him crippled, bedridden and unable to swing a golf club, let alone compete for championships. This precipitous fall for the athlete who had previously dominated the sport of golf […]

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