Liberty Flames Athletics

Since moving up to the NCAA Division I level in 1988, the Flames have captured more than 140 conference championships and produced six NCAA Division I individual national champions. In 2016, Liberty captured Big South titles in eight sports (football, men's golf, men's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field, women's cross country, women's indoor track & field, women's outdoor track & field, and women's soccer).

Check out WFFP’s programming guide for a complete list of Flames athletics being broadcast this year. And don’t worry if you can’t catch a football game on TV — tune into The Journey 88.3 for complete radio coverage of Flames Football on game day.

Game On

The Emmy Award-winning show Game On is produced by the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) and airs on LFSN affiliates around the country. Hosted by Matt Warner, Rett McGibbon, and Bobbie Bohlig, the weekly show features regular contributions from LFSN reporters Alan York and Nick Pierce, along with insightful commentary from guest analysts. Game On not only showcases Liberty’s student-athletes, but also includes special guests, notable athletes, and coaches from across the sports spectrum who tell their stories of faith and speak to current issues in sports and culture.

Game On airs every Saturday at 9:00am and 9:30am and Sunday at 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Check the WFFP programming schedule for additional airings.


Liberty Football has enjoyed 11 consecutive winning seasons (2006-16), one of only five NCAA Division I FCS programs to accomplish that feat. The Flames have won eight Big South Championships in the past 10 seasons and qualified for the 2014 NCAA FCS Playoffs. In February, Liberty received approval to begin the two-year Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) reclassification process. Starting in 2018, the Flames will compete at the FBS level and in 2019 will be bowl-eligible. The next several seasons promise plenty of action, including future matchups against Auburn, BYU, Marshall, NC State, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and many other FBS programs.


In 2016, the Lady Flames went 16-13, including an 11-5 record in Big South play. The Lady Flames earned the No. 2 seed while reaching the 2016 Big South Volleyball Championship semifinals. Liberty's 11 conference wins were the team's most since going 12-2 in Big South play in 2012.

Men's Soccer

The Flames finished the 2016 season with a 7-9-2 overall record, including a 4-3-1 record in the Big South. The Flames’ season was highlighted by forward Tresor Mbuyu being named the 2016 Big South Attacking Player of the Year, the first Liberty player to receive the honor and the second Flame to be named a Big South Player of the Year.

Women's Soccer

2016 was another banner year for the Lady Flames soccer team as Liberty captured its conference-leading sixth Big South title. The Lady Flames posted a 14-8 overall record and a 7-2 mark in Big South play. Goalkeeper Holly Van Noord closed out her stellar Liberty career by being named the 2016 Big South Defensive Player of the Year and was selected to her fourth NSCAA All-Southeast Region team.

Field Hockey

The Lady Flames finished the season 8-10 overall and 5-2 in BIG EAST Conference play to earn the No. 2 seed in the 2016 BIG EAST Championship. Liberty advanced to the title game in the BIG EAST Championship before seeing its season end with a 3-2 loss to UConn. In their first year in the conference, five Lady Flames were named to the All-BIG EAST team

Swimming & Diving

Liberty finished the 2016-17 season by placing second in the 2017 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships before sending sophomore Alicia Finnigan to the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championships. Finnigan improved her times in the 200-meter butterfly and tied for 10th at the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships. This was the first time in program history that Liberty competed in multiple USA Swimming national meets during the same summer.


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