Liberty men’s basketball makes history in first NCAA Tournament victory against Mississippi State (80-76)

History was made in San Jose, California, as the Liberty Flames basketball team upset the Mississippi State Bulldogs 80-76 in the first round of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. The victory was Liberty’s first ever after going 0-3 in their previous trips to the tournament. The upset was 2019’s second 12-seed vs. five-seed upset as well, coming after No. […]

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Liberty Flames Men’s Basketball defeats Lipscomb Bisons, 74-68, at Atlantic Sun tournament final

Despite tweaking his knee only days before in the semifinals match against North Florida, senior guard Lovell Cabbil was back in action, and the rest of the team was ready to play hard. Against all odds, the Flames defeated the top-seeded Lipscomb Bisons 74-68 Sunday in the Atlantic Sun tournament final. The Flames defied Lipscomb’s overwhelming home advantage and took […]

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Liberty flames basketball defeats University of North Florida Ospreys 71-63 to advance to the ASUN championship

History was made in the Vines Center as Liberty junior guard Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz dribbled the ball down the court and came to a stop. The cheers from the 2,319 students and fans in attendance were deafening as, for the second year in a row, the Liberty Flames men’s basketball team advanced to a conference final championship game. The Liberty Flames […]

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Liberty Flames Swim & dive team wins championship

The Lady Flames swimming & diving team won its second Coastal Collegiate Sports Association championship February 22, dethroning defending champion Florida Gulf Coast University by nearly 200 points. Liberty’s first championship win was in 2014. The Lady Flames set the conference record with 1,859.5 points, followed by FGCU’s 1668 points. Liberty set two program records in the course of the […]

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Men’s and women’s track take the ASUN indoor track championships

Liberty men’s and women’s track and field continued their dominance, claiming the 2019 ASUN Indoor Track and Field Championship in their inaugural season in the conference Feb. 23.  The conference changed but the results remained the same for Liberty’s men’s and women’s squads at the 2019 ASUN Indoor Track & Field Championships, which wrapped up Saturday at the Liberty Indoor […]

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Liberty softball and baseball teams kick off strong start to 2019

In softball, defense begins with a solid performance from the pitcher. If the pitcher dominates opposing batters, the team’s chances of winning will increase exponentially. The Liberty Flames softball team’s superb pitching over its current eight-game win streak was highlighted by the Lady Flames 12-0 victory over the Princeton Tigers Feb. 24. In addition, senior Julia DiMartino became just the […]

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Brothers work together as SIDs in LU athletics communications department

Growing up together and later working together as adults is a pleasure that many brothers do not experience. A pair of Liberty’s sports information directors, however, get to enjoy just that. The Carmany brothers, Joe and Paul, work together as SIDs for the Flames athletics department. The two handle organizing interviews for coaches and athletes, play-by-plays, statistics and a myriad […]

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Column: Couch’s Corner

Warm sunshine and an overwhelming scent of barbecue greet first-timers entering one of the locations that contain the greatest sporting experience a football fan could wish for. Deafening crowd noise and chills that run down the on-lookers’ spines overpower spectators as they feel the intimidating yet incredible sensation of being a part of an event that is recognized around the […]

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Liberty Flames lacrosse continues win streak with 12-7 win over UCONN Huskies

The men’s lacrosse team extended its winning streak against the University of Connecticut March 2, confidently winning 12-7 after blasting in six unanswered goals in a one-sided second quarter.  Coming into the contest, Liberty (4-0) had fallen to the Huskies (1-2) in both their previous meetings, but a promising early start by Connecticut faded as the Flames grew into the […]

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Lady Flames Lacrosse handily defeats Elon 10-6 Saturday, Feb 23

A rainy Saturday afternoon saw the women’s lacrosse team engineer a five-goal comeback against Elon, powering to a 10-6 victory in a mature second-half performance after trailing for over 43 minutes of the game.  Though the Flames (3-1) often struggled offensively throughout the first half, scoring their first goal with 1 minute and 35 seconds left in the half, they […]

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