Kings of the CUSA: Liberty Flames capture first Conference USA title over Aggies in offensive surge, 49-35

The 2023-24 season for the Liberty Flames has been one of making history. The first undefeated team, the first Conference USA Championship appearance — and yet, junior wide receiver CJ Daniels felt like the team didn’t even notice the ground they were breaking. “I felt like 12-0 came up on us quick,” Daniels said. “Just living in the moment, not […]

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History is made: Flames defeat UMass Minutemen to go 11-0 for first time in program history

The undefeated Liberty Flames approached their Nov. 18 meeting against UMass well aware of the opportunity to make history. No Liberty football team had ever won 11 games, and all that stood between the Flames and the monumental feat was the 3-8 UMass Minutemen.  But even with an unblemished record this late in the season, it couldn’t be forgotten that […]

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Down-to-earth leaders

Have any of my columns started with Mexican food? No? Alright then, let’s start with that. I ordered Roadrunner at Green Hall the other day. I had my usual bowl (basically clicking every option I can on the screen, then receiving a mound of beans and corn pico and iceberg lettuce). I didn’t have to wait very long before I […]

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Flames conquer the Monarchs and remain unbeaten through 10 games for the first time in school history

The undefeated No. 25 Liberty Flames football team welcomed a Commonwealth foe to the Mountain Nov. 11, as the Old Dominion Monarchs entered Williams Stadium on a sunlit afternoon.  The Monarchs, one week removed from a painful loss to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, approached the game with sheer desperation, seeking to secure bowl eligibility before the season’s end.  The challenge […]

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Flaming Hot in the Hornets Nest

The Flames men’s basketball team has begun its season with a 2-0 start after defeating the Charlotte 49ers in the “He Gets Us” Hall of Fame series that was held on the Charlotte Hornets hardwood, the Spectrum Center. The Flames put up 71 points in a dominant 71-59 showing.  “That’s a really good win for us simply because you may […]

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William Byron finishes fourth in NASCAR Cup Series Championship, reflects on season

The NASCAR Cup Series season wrapped up in emphatic fashion Nov. 5 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Entering the Championship race with a shot at the title were William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet, Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Dutch Boy/Menards Ford, Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet and Christopher Bell, […]

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Football claims CUSA Championship homefield advantage with 56-30 Homecoming win

The Flames hosted the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Nov. 4 for the culminating event of Liberty’s Homecoming weekend. Liberty looked to remain undefeated and claim its ninth straight win in the new era of Head Coach Jamey Chadwell and starting quarterback Kaidon Salter. After an opening field goal from the Bulldogs, the Flames opened their Homecoming contest with a dominant first […]

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Palsgrove’s Points

Writer’s note: This article was completed in the evening of Oct. 30, hours before James Harden was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for the package of four role players and four draft picks. Most of the column below is unaffected by the trade, but the segment about Harden and the Sixers is a tad outdated after the blockbuster trade […]

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