Athletics

Homecoming on the Mountain

October 31, 2019
  • The Homecoming Bonfire is photographed on October 18, 2019. (Photo by KJ Jugar)
  • The Liberty University Homecoming parade is held on October 19, 2019. (Photo by Joel Coleman)
  • The Homecoming Parade is photographed on October 19, 2019. (Photo by Gabrielle Calhoun)
  • Charles Billingsley, Thomas Road Baptist Church's worship leader, sings at a Homecoming Concert in the School of Music. (Photo by Charles Billingsley)
  • The Homecoming Parade is photographed on October 19, 2019. (Photo by Gabrielle Calhoun)
  • Liberty Men's DI Hockey plays Syracuse on October 18, 2019. (Photo by Luke Bobbey)
  • Liberty Football takes on Maine at Williams Stadium on October 19, 2019. (Photo by Gabrielle Calhoun)
  • Liberty Football takes on Maine at Williams Stadium on October 19, 2019. (Photo by Gabrielle Calhoun)
  • Flames Football fans enjoy the festive atmosphere at Williams Stadium during the Homecoming game against Maine. (Photo by Gabrielle Calhoun)
  • Liberty's marching band, Spirit on the Mountain, performs at haftime of the Homecoming football game. (Photo by Joel Coleman)
  • Liberty Football takes on Maine at Williams Stadium on October 19, 2019. (Photo by Gabrielle Calhoun)
  • An aerial view of Williams Stadium during the Homecoming Football game against Maine on Oct. 19, 2019. (Phot by KJ Jugar)

Spirit-filled traditions were renewed on Liberty Mountain on Oct. 18-19, as the Liberty Flames of the past joined the Flames of today to build new memories with families and friends.

Friday’s events featured Convocation with “Dirty Jobs” TV host Mike Rowe and James Golden (“Bo Snerdley”), executive producer for the Rush Limbaugh Show. The School of Business held an open house and alumni panel, and the School of Music hosted its annual Homecoming Concert with a special tribute to Liberty founder Dr. Jerry Falwell. Student Activities closed out the evening with a bonfire and live music. On Saturday, alumni had many events to choose from, including the Deep Hollow Half Marathon & 5K at Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center, Scaremare, the men’s Division I hockey game, and alumni games for men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, and volleyball. The annual parade was held in the afternoon, followed by a large Alumni Tailgate with food, music, and games leading up to the Flames Football game against the University of Maine. Fireworks ignited as a Homecoming crowd witnessed Liberty secure its fifth straight win of the season.

Liberty Athletics also used the special weekend to honor a former coach and a former player. On Saturday morning, a ceremony was held for the naming of Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium, recognizing the baseball program’s all-time winningest coach, Al Worthington. During the football game, Liberty Athletics retired the No. 83 jersey of Kelvin Edwards, a former member of the Dallas Cowboys.

Throughout the weekend, many alumni took the opportunity to go on a guided tour to see firsthand the amazing transformation that has taken place on campus in recent years.

Follow #LUHC19 on social media to see more videos and pictures from this year’s unforgettable Homecoming on the Mountain.

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