Breathe

Flames remain calm after loss After storming back from an early double-digit deficit, the Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (2-6, 0-2 BSC) dropped another game to a Big South opponent, as they fell to the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, 68-61, Saturday, Dec. 6. After winning the opening tip, birthday boy and sophomore center Evan Maxwell, picked up where he left off […]

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Flames batter Rams

Two late goals in second half carry Liberty over Bluefield in season opener Liberty men’s soccer team pulled out a 2-1 victory against the Bluefield Rams in their home opener on Friday August 28. The Flames took the lead in the second half with two goals in the span of 1:09 to solidify the win and earn a 1-0 start […]

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Back in action

Flames sweep Bulldogs in a three-game series The Liberty Flames won the game 3-2 over the Bryant Bulldogs after gaining two runs in an unorthodox way on Friday, Feb. 27 at Liberty Baseball stadium. With a freshman pinch hitter at the plate, runners on the corners and two outs, Liberty Head Coach Jim Toman cooked up a plan to tie […]

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Streak extended

Lady Flames enter conference tourney as No. 1 seed Earlier in the season, Winthrop did something that no other women’s basketball team in the Big South has been able to do this year — beat Liberty. A little more than a month later, the Lady Flames (23-6, 19-1 Big South) made certain it did not happen again during their Feb. […]

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For the love of the game

Basketball graduate assistants go mostly unnoticed but make a big impact Thankless jobs are never easy to do. Washing uniforms, carrying bags, breaking down film — doing all the tasks players and coaches would rather not do is not a glamorous life. But it involves basketball, and that is enough for Liberty men’s basketball graduate assistants Griffin Williams, Reggie Chambers […]

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Gage fills open role

Professor named president of VATA organization Dr. Matthew Gage, associate professor and clinical coordinator at Liberty University, has been chosen to serve as president-elect for the Virginia Athletic Training Association (VATA). According to VATA, its mission is to improve the quality of health for residents of Virginia. Gage is dedicated to that same mission as he begins his term as […]

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Rebounding in fashion

Lady Flames return to Big South mastery with dominant win over Campbell The Lady Flames basketball team (13-6, 8-1) bounced back from its first conference loss of the season with an impressive 64-40 win over the Campbell Camels (11-7, 6-3) Jan. 24, making history in the process. Liberty has dominated in Big South Conference (BSC) play this season, but suffered […]

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Not feeling at home

Flames DI hockey drops both games of weekend series with Ohio Bobcats There was plenty of takeaway for Liberty men’s Division I (DI) hockey team this Jan. 23-24 weekend, but no wins. The 11th-ranked Flames dropped a two-game home series to the 3rd-ranked Ohio University Bobcats, whose American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA)-topping defense propelled them to deliver the Flames first […]

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From the Desk

Among college sports fans, the argument about compensation for college athletes has persisted. Following a landmark decision made Saturday, Jan. 17, fans can finally see what the top NCAA schools think about the issue. According to a Bleacher Report article, representatives from the five major conferences — which include 65 schools — voted 79-1 in favor of increasing the items […]

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Hockey returns home

No. 11 Flames split home series for the sixth consecutive time this year Liberty men’s Division I (DI) hockey team split its first home series of the spring semester 1-1 against Rochester College Jan. 17 and 18. The 11th-ranked Flames came out slow in their first game against the unranked Warriors, who seized the opportunity to post a 2-1 upset […]

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Slow start for Flames

2014-15 men’s basketball team trudges through the first half of the season Singer Barbara Cook once told us in her legendary voice, “It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.” Unfortunately for Liberty, she may have been onto something. After an 85-71 defeat against conference opponent Longwood Lancers (6-13, 2-4 Big South), the Liberty Flames men’s basketball team extended […]

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Time to bounce back

Lady Flames lacrosse hopes to surpass its 2-16 mark from last season After a disappointing 2014 season, the Liberty women’s lacrosse team looks to rebound in the upcoming 2015 campaign. The Lady Flames finished the 2014 regular season with an overall record of 2-16, while going 1-6 in conference play. Their only wins of the season were a 13-9 victory […]

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Flames host annual Open

Track and field teams leave competitors in the dust in first meet of 2015 In the 10th annual Liberty Open Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, the host Flames and Lady Flames track and field teams racked up 17 event victories in addition to a number of Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) […]

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Extra offense

Changes to ball should produce more runs There will be some changes this year in college baseball, starting with the ball itself. In an attempt to boost offense in Division I baseball, the NCAA voted unanimously to switch from the raised-seam baseball to the flat-seam ball used in the minor leagues. According to the NCAA, this switch was a result […]

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