Victorious again

Mkimbiaji is the Kinswhahili noun for “runner.” For instance, native Kenyan and Liberty senior cross country sensation Sam Chelanga is a mkimbiaji. For the second year in a row, Chelanga was named national cross country Athlete of the Year after winning NCAA championships in 2009 and 2010.

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Football drops the ball at Coastal

In the afternoon sun of Conway, South Carolina, a tale of two offenses unfolded as Liberty dropped its first Big South game 31-45 to rival Coastal Carolina.

Saturday’s game was a must win for both teams. A win for Liberty would keep them in contention of the bottle-neck for the Big South championship. Likewise, a loss for Coastal would essentially eliminate them from playoff contention. Both teams had a banner to play for. Coastal capitalized, Liberty capsized.

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Archery, firing range and motocross draws students

Stadium lights draw thousands of fans to Liberty University’s campus on Saturday nights.  On certain weekends students have trouble finding parking spots at LaHaye as traffic spills over from the Ice Center’s lot. Mainstream sports such as football and hockey are most commonly patroned by students, but Liberty tries to offer students a wider variety of recreational opportunities mostly unknown […]

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Longboarding race held in Lynchburg

When travelling around Liberty University’s campus, several modes of transportation can be seen, like running, biking and even riding scooters.  But an up and coming mode of transportation is longboarding — a special type of skateboard. A group of about 25 longboarders met off campus on the James River Heritage trail Saturday for a 3-mile race. “I really wanted to […]

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Lady Flames end season with final home game, senior night

As the minutes counted down and senior captain Karyl Bacon bumped, set, and spiked for the last time in the Vines Center as a Lady Flame, the Liberty Lady Flames volleyball team defeated UNC-Asheville, 3-2. “I would not have wanted to end the season any other way with any other team,” Bacon said. “These girls are awesome. They flew around. It was great to go out with a win.” It was an emotional game and the impact of Bacon completing her final regular season game hung bittersweet in the air.

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Football honors Armed Forces

Americans have been blessed with more freedom than any other nation in the world thanks to the selfless sacrifices of those charged with the defense of this nation. The 16,441 fans at Saturday’s Military Appreciation football game honored those men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. In like fashion, the Flames 40-14 victory was played in much of the same manner as our boys on the frontlines.

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NFL COVERAGE: HIGHS AND LOWS

With nine weeks behind football fans in NFL play, things have changed quite a bit from the preseason predictions.  There have been plenty of disappointments, several surprises and lots upset fantasy team owners. Disappointments Dallas Cowboys:  The Cowboys were one of the several teams that experts said would head to the Super Bowl.  The Cowboys will be watching the Super […]

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FLAMES BEAT VMI, FALL TO GARDNER-WEBB

The overwhelming excitement of the final home swim meet this weekend was a special treat for CFAWers. Fans were on the edge of their seats cheering for the Lady Flames as they competed against Gardner-Webb and VMI. There were some close calls, but Liberty prevailed over VMI, but were unable to secure a win against Gardner-Webb. “We’ve definitely improved not […]

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