Liberty places emphasis on ‘student’ athletes

As raindrops rapped against the windows of Williams Stadium, an athlete and his tutor are brushing up on some problems for an upcoming exam. Liberty University has placed importance in the performance of their athletic programs since its debut in 1971. However, for students to participate in athletics, they must first be academically sufficient. This is where Liberty’s athletic tutoring […]

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Liberty mountain trail series comes to a close

The fourth and final race of this year’s Liberty Mountain Trail Series took place early Saturday morning as Liberty University students and Lynchburg residents ran the Bald Mountain 10K Trail Race. Both seasoned and beginner runners registered for the 6.2 mile race that began at Camp Hydaway. Runners raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises money […]

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Patriotism unites even strong baseball rivals

Sunday was a proud day for America. Late Sunday night, President Obama and news networks across the country proudly announced the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. The sense of patriotism after the announcement was strong, much like the sense of Americanism after 9/11. Besides our strong and brave military, nothing is more patriotic and American than baseball. So, […]

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Men’s lacrosse takes tough loss

A hard fought game reflects a season-long characteristic For a team ineligible for the playoffs, the Flames men’s Lacrosse team competed against the defending SELC champions, the Elon University Phoenix, Friday night like champions. I think that we are ready for our game,” head coach Kyle McQuillan said. “As a coach you will always think that there is something more […]

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Lady Flames drop NLC game

The Lady Flames were defeated 17-4 in a brutal game against the High Point Lady Panthers at Osborne Stadium April 13. The loss to High Point dropped Liberty to 5-8 for the season and 2-4 in National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) games. Adding notches to its stats, High Point rose to 11-3 for the season and 5-1 in the NLC at […]

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Hillcats host Liberty night

On a pleasant April evening the Lynchburg Hillcats hosted the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The Hillcats lost a tough game to the Pelicans 7-3, dropping their record to 1-5 on the season. Despite the loss, it was a special night for the Hillcats. Not only was it their season home opener, but they also hosted their annual Liberty Night. Liberty University […]

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Tennis gearing up for conference

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams have been battling against difficult opponents, conference pressure and nature itself this season. They now stand just a few matches away from the Big South Championship, which is followed by the NCAA Championship tournament. Both teams competed in conference play Tuesday, April 4 against the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs. The men faced a difficult […]

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Softball takes two of three

After faltering on the defense during game one of Saturday’s doubleheader and taking a 2-6 loss, the Liberty Flames softball team stepped it up, taking control of the next two games and winning two of its three home games in the series against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on April 8 and 9. Pitcher Katrina Johnson struggled during the first game, […]

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Sports briefs

Shepherd matches record on his birthday Liberty pole vaulter Kolby Shepherd matched a long-standing school record of 17-6.5 feet Saturday at the Texas Relays. The vault placed him third in the competition among several talented and decorated athletes. The two vaulters to place higher were the No. 1 ranked pole vaulter for the 2011 season and last year’s national champion. […]

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NFLPA History

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA), founded in 1956, did not earn recognition as a players union until 12 years later, according to ESPN.com. It was in 1968 that the NFLPA first threatened a strike but was instead locked out for a week, creating the first collective agreement. Due to the previous agreement of the AFL players, the NFLPA players were […]

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Going the distance

A total of 33 schools traveled to Liberty University’s campus on April 1 and 2 to compete in the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, the first of two outdoor track meets that the Flames host. With wind speeds from the northwest at 11 mph, gusting to 20 mph, hundreds of fans were seated in the stands wrapped in coats and blankets.

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