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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Liberty Flames Women’s lacrosse junior dominates across several sports

Featured Photo: KJ Jugar | Liberty News Service Lady Flames Junior Jenna Joyal has grown familiar with sports throughout her life due to having three athletic brothers. “Sports were the thing to do,” Joyal said. “I think I’ve pretty much tried every sport.” Joyal excelled at lacrosse, diving and field hockey in her time at Canterbury Preparatory School in New […]

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Column: ESP-Em

Your favorite athletics team is not a personality trait.  A personality trait is defined as a person’s patterns of thought, feelings and behaviors, as defined by the Diener Education Fund. Common traits can include introversion versus extroversion or optimism versus pessimism. There are all kinds of personality tests, from the Myers-Briggs to the Enneagram to the Big Five test to […]

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Liberty Flames lacrosse defeats South Carolina 12-11

The men’s lacrosse team stunned the University of South Carolina Gamecocks with a last-gasp winner in the final 10 seconds of Saturday’s game, March 30, grinding out a 12-11 win after a tightly-contested clash between the two nationally-ranked heavyweights. Though their one-goal margin of victory was their smallest of the season, No. 3 Liberty (10-0) remains undefeated as No. 6 […]

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Liberty Flames Tennis transfer student-athlete owns the court

The majority of transfer student-athletes are designated to a transition period of time to adjust to their new surroundings and learn about their new team and environment. Liberty Flames men’s tennis phenomenon Nicaise Muamba is not like most transfer students. Transferring to Liberty University after one year at the University of Tennessee, Muamba has developed into a difference-maker for the […]

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Flames Club and football team host annual March game and tailgate beforehand

Food, fun and football. That is what brought out families, students and even community members to William’s Stadium Saturday, March 30, for Liberty’s Spring Game, the first with Coach Hugh Freeze at the helm. This year’s spring football scrimmage looked different. While it still included the interactive tailgate games for people to enjoy, the game play itself ran a different […]

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