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Liberty Athletics Welcomes Class of 2020 on Friday

August 26, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Athletics welcomed the class of 2020 to campus on Friday night at the ninth annual President's Kickoff Event at Williams Stadium.

The 3,000-plus member freshmen class has spent the last two days moving into their dorms and getting adjusted to the ever-growing Liberty University campus. Gates opened for the event around 5 p.m. and the freshmen class was treated to a dinner on the grounds before the start of the event.

The event was hosted by the athletics department, giving Director of Athletics Jeff Barber a chance to address the newest members of Flames Nation. During his time before the freshmen class, he conveyed the importance of being a true Liberty Flames fan.

During the remainder of the 45-minute event, the freshmen class was taught many of Liberty's football game day traditions. Toward the end the program, fifth-year head football coach Turner Gill addressed the crowd and thanked them for their support during the upcoming season.

Following a group photo of the Class of 2020 on the Williams Stadium field, Liberty's football team held one of its final practices of August Training Camp before the freshmen class.

The Liberty Flames Sports Network was on site throughout the evening and provided a video recap of today's event, one of the first official events of the 2016-17 athletics year.