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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Hard-fought conference victory: Liberty men’s basketball earns first CUSA win in battle with FIU

The two basketball teams gracing the court the night of Jan. 18 couldn’t look much different. On one end stood the Florida International University Panthers, fresh off a stunning late-game surge over the UTEP Miners that allowed the team to retain a 2-1 standing in conference play. On the other end, however, was the Liberty Flames, a team yet to […]

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A Tribute to a Hero: more than an athlete, Kobe inspired my generation, and I will never forget

Kobe Bryant died doing what he loved most: helping his daughter become an even better basketball player than he was. He was taking his daughter, Gianna, to her basketball game when his helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, killing Kobe, 41, Gianna, 13, and seven others. In the few years since the five-time NBA Champion retired from the game, […]

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Hot start

Flames win first game of year The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (1-0) began its season with an 81-53 win against the Cairn Highlanders (0-1) Friday, Nov. 11 in the Vines Center. The Flames never trailed, leading by as many as 28 points during the game. Flames seniors John Dawson and Ray Chen led the way for the Flames with […]

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Fresh start for Lady Flames

Coach Carey Green looks forward to seven new faces for 2016-17 season The Liberty University Lady Flames basketball team is ready to take the court for its 2016-17 regular season in Head Coach Carey Green’s 18th year at the helm of the program with arguably the youngest roster he has ever coached. Coming off last season’s heartbreaking double-overtime loss to […]

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It’s about that time

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Flames look to improve in McKay’s second year Exactly one week before the season tipped off, the Liberty Flames men’s basketball team concluded its practice on a Thursday afternoon. Dawning red, white and navy pinnies drenched in sweat, the team and its coaching staff gathered at center court inside their practice facility. Coaches and captains alike provided their own thoughts […]

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Goodbye Gentle Giant

In an unexpected announcement last month, Liberty Flames Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ritchie McKay said center Evan Maxwell would be transferring at the end of the academic year. Maxwell had a break-out season for the Flames, averaging 10 points and five rebounds per game after averaging just two points and one rebound per game the season before. “Honestly, I was […]

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Time for a new beginning

Caleb Homesley is making the most out of his opportunity with the Flames Caleb Homesley led his Porter Ridge High School basketball team onto the court during the Pirates 2014-15 season in his senior campaign. However, the Indian Trail, North Carolina native and Liberty Flames men’s basketball team commit was only six games in before the unthinkable happened. “I didn’t […]

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Like she never left

Ashley Rininger’s return propels Lady Flames to victory over High Point Redshirt senior forward Ashley Rininger returned to the court after missing the last nine games to help the Liberty University Lady Flames (12-8, 9-2) defeat the High Point Panthers (7-13, 6-5) 56-43 Saturday, Jan. 30 in the Vines Center. Rininger, the Big South Conference preseason women’s basketball player of […]

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