Posting up a big career: The family ties that shaped Liberty’s Bella Smuda into the athlete she is today

For every team that Liberty women’s basketball has faced this season, one name on the scouting report never gets overlooked: Bella Smuda. The 6-foot-6 post player’s presence on the court is vital for the Lady Flames, who have watched Bella surge to new heights in her first season as a starter.  The redshirt junior center is fresh off the most […]

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Top-five dog fight: No. 2 Adrian Bulldogs come to town, split series with No. 5 Flames

The LaHaye Ice Center was packed out Feb. 2-3 for a showdown of two of the ACHA’s top five teams, the No. 2 Adrian Bulldogs and the No. 5 Liberty Flames. Friday was Liberty’s annual “Star-Wars”-themed night that saw fans dressed up as their favorite characters, R2-D2 rolling around and some shiny new Mandalorian-themed jerseys for the players. The crowd […]

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Flames in the pros: Vincent Kieran

Former Liberty University golfer Kieran Vincent just earned his ticket to the LIV Golf tour. Vincent played at Liberty from 2016-2022, winning multiple ASUN and Big South awards and aiding Liberty winning an ASUN Championship and advance to the NCAA National Championship.   In the 2020-2021 season, Vincent was outstanding, finding his way onto the Haskins Award Watch List, which […]

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Sparking up the competition: Sparky and cheer team claim high placings at UCA Nationals

The Flames’ cheer team makes its presence known on the sidelines of every Liberty University football and basketball game, but it got the opportunity to showcase its talents on the big stage at the UCA Nationals competition held in Florida Jan. 12-14. Liberty’s cheer team finished eighth in the nation, ranking impressively among 20 other teams in the division. Liberty’s […]

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The Fiesta’s over

 The Flames football team fell to the Oregon Ducks in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day, and since then, the NCAA Transfer Portal has made the Flames’ roster borderline unrecognizable with key losses and new additions across the depth chart. See the bottom of this page for a complete review of the Flames’ losses and subsequent acquisitions.     QB […]

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No juice in the Orange: Liberty men’s D1 hockey sweeps Syracuse to open semester

After over a month of silence, the LaHaye Ice Center was revived Jan. 19-20 as the men’s division 1 hockey team hosted the Syracuse Orange in their first series of the semester.   The Flames’ first two home games came just one week removed from team’s 10-day mission trip to Finland, where they hosted hockey camps, played against European competition and […]

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Heating up: Flames defeat Sam Houston Bearkats 82-66 to move to 2-3 in the CUSA

The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team defended their home court Saturday night, defeating the Sam Houston Bearkats 82-66 in brilliant fashion. The Bearkats entered Saturday’s matchup as one of the hottest teams in the CUSA and 3-0 in conference play, while the Flames entered 1-3 in conference play after three close losses.   “Sam Houston does a really good job […]

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