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 2015, the Flames won a total of five conference championships, and two teams qualified for the NCAA Division I National Championships.

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 and Rett McGibbon, 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.

Softball

Under the guidance of Olympic gold medalist Dot Richardson (head coach), Liberty Softball finished last season with a 16-8 conference record, a four-game improvement from the 2015 season. The energized team looks to shine in the conference tournament in 2017.

Baseball

D.J. Artis (2016 Big South Freshman of the Year, Freshman All-American, and VaSID Rookie of the Year) and Will Shepherd headline Liberty’s returning players and talented base of recruits looking to claim the Flames’ eighth Big South title, May 23-27. The Flames entered the season ranked No. 3 in the Big South, so they are in a prime position to win the conference title and capture the automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Women's Lacrosse

The 2017 season provides an opportunity for the lacrosse team to test themselves against a challenging schedule as they aspire to make a push for another conference championship appearance.

Men's Tennis

Men’s tennis finished the 2015-16 season with a 4-4 conference record, entering the Big South tournament ranked No. 5. The team’s Sam Matheson went on to compete in the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships, becoming Liberty’s first student-athlete to qualify for the NCAA singles. Following the tennis standout’s impressive season, Matheson began his professional career in Vietnam.

Women's Tennis

In 2015-16 — for the second consecutive season — women’s tennis posted an impressive 8-1 conference record, won the regular season title, and beat a ranked opponent. The team also made a Big South Championship title match appearance. The talented squad has continued its conference success this season, opening the year with a 3-0 Big South record. 

Golf

Golf won the 2016 Big South Men's Golf Championship — the team's fourth in six seasons. Liberty wrapped up the season in ninth place at the NCAA Albuquerque Regionals. The Flames confidently look to continue their success in 2017.

Track & Field

For the second straight season, Liberty swept the men's and women's team titles at the 2017 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships. The team looks to also repeat their sweep of the Big South Outdoor Championships. The program is now competing in its new facility, which was completed in January 2017. The 169,000-square-foot Liberty University Indoor Track Complex includes a six-lane, hydraulically banked 200-meter oval track. This premier venue can host up to 1,500 spectators for age group, high school, collegiate, and even professional indoor competitions.

Flames Sports Live

In addition to the Flames Sports broadcast on WFFP-TV, check out Liberty’s many other NCAA and Club Sports programs live.

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