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New York Times features Liberty's 'football crusade'

November 14, 2012  |  Liberty University News Service

A New York Times article published in the Sports Sunday section on Nov. 11 shows Liberty University’s football program, and the school at large, is gaining national prominence.

“At Liberty, once a tiny Bible college but now a budding giant, the plan is for college football — big-time, always-on-television college football — to do for evangelical Christians in the 21st century what Notre Dame football did for Roman Catholics in the 20th,” reporter Bill Pennington writes.

In an interview on Liberty’s campus last month, Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. told The New York Times: “We think there would be a vast, committed fan base of conservative, evangelical Christians around the country and maybe even folks who are conservative politically who would rally behind Liberty football. They would identify with our philosophy.”

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