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Walt Aikens deserves NFL Combine invite as stock rises

Every year there are players who get the snub from the NFL Combine. The Liberty defensive back Walt Aikens is still waiting for the invitation. Aikens is a rare sized defensive back with plenty of raw ability. Standing at six feet and a little over 200 pounds (205), Aikens looks the part of an NFL corner. I like him, Gus Bradley said. I like big Walt. I think it's his spirit...
Via College2Pro.com
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty  Walt Aikens is probably the most athletic corner back in the entire 2014 NFL Draft.  The former NCAA standout point guard from Illinois University can jump out the gym.  He has won dunk contests, and tore it up on the football field.  The two sport icon left […]The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Walt Aikens...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty stops NAIA Southeastern (Fla.) 92-53

Antwan Burrus scored 15 points as Liberty battered NAIA member Southeastern University 92-53 on Saturday night. Joe Retic scored 12 and Tomasz Gielo and John-Caleb Sanders put in 11 points each for the Flames. Southeastern played even with Liberty and led 18-16 until Liberty's Casey Roberts nailed a 3 with 12 minutes remaining in the first half to go up by two. The Flames extended...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Liberty overwhelms Greensboro 84-47

Tomasz Gielo scored 13 points while Antwan Burrus and John-Caleb Sanders each added 12 as Liberty rolled past Division-III Greensboro 84-47 Saturday night. Liberty (4-5) jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back, using a 27-7 run fueled by 3-pointers from Sanders and Casey Roberts to coast toward a 29-point lead at halftime. The Flames continued the onslaught in the second...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA off to wild start as A&T holds off Liberty

DAYTON, Ohio The NCAA tournament kicked off Tuesday night at the University of Dayton Arena with a basketball game. Honest to goodness basketball. After a season of watching teams bludgeon themselves in conference play across the country and where reaching 60 points in a game was considered an outburst, North Carolina A&T outlasted Liberty 73-72 in an NCAA tournament First...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

NC A&T 73, Liberty 72

Judging from the tears in their eyes after the game, it would have been impossible to tell whether Liberty was 35-0 instead of one of the most surprising underdogs in NCAA tournament history. A 73-72 loss to North Carolina A&T in Tuesday night's First Four matchup at the University of Dayton Arena officially ended a Flames' season that many thought was over almost before...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Everything You Need To Know About Liberty & North Carolina A&T

16-seeds North Carolina A&T and Liberty University will play tonight in the play-in game in Dayton, OH. The winner will move on to play Louisville, the number one overall seed, on Thursday in Lexington. A 16-seed has never defeated a 1-seed in the NCAA tournament and I certainly don’t expect that to change this season. Liberty has opened as a 1.5 point favorite. Tipoff is...
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

20-Loss Liberty Will Be In The NCAA Tournament

The season did not start well for the Liberty University Flames. They started 0-8, then 1-10, with the first six of those losses coming by double digits. The season did not turn around for Liberty. The Flames went 6-10 in Big South conference play, good for fifth (out of six) in the northern division. The season ended quite well for Liberty. Down in the Big South, everyone makes...
Via Juiced Sports Blog
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Liberty Becomes Second 20-Loss Team in History to Secure Bid in NCAA Tournament

On Sunday, Liberty became just the second team in NCAA tournament history to secure a bid with 20 losses. The Flames beat Charleston Southern 87-76 to win the Big South tournament, giving them an automatic bid to the tournament at 15-20. Liberty was just 12-20 going into their conference tournament. The Flames started the season 0-8. They didn’t beat their first Division I opponent...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Sanders' 27 leads Liberty to Big South title

John Caleb Sanders had 27 points, Davon Marshall added 20 off six 3-pointers and Liberty defeated Charleston Southern 87-76 to win the Big South Conference tournament and reach the NCAA tournament with a 15-20 record. The Flames opened the season 0-8 and reached 20 losses in their next-to-last regular season game. But Liberty got hot at the right time with a five-game winning streak...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Liberty heads to NCAA tournament

John Caleb Sanders had 27 points, Davon Marshall added 20 off six 3-pointers and Liberty defeated Charleston Southern 87-76 to win the Big South Conference tournament and reach the NCAA tournament with a 15-20 record. The Flames opened the season 0-8 and reached 20 losses in their next-to-last regular season game. But Liberty got hot at the right time with a five-game winning streak...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Owls Ink Three from Liberty

From the CPL The Forest City Owls are excited to announce the addition of three players from the Liberty Flames in infielder Bryan Aanderud (pictured L-R, courtesy of Liberty Sports Information), first baseman/catcher/right hander Alex Close, and right-hander Carson Herndon. All three players have been major factors in a record setting year for the Flames, who currently sit at...
Via Summer Ball
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

OSG Buzzer Beater: Liberty's Burrus Long 3 Wins A Thriller For Flames

Liberty and Charleston Southern met Thursday night in a Big South game. The final three minutes had 5 lead changes so a buzzer beater seemed likely and it was.With 1.6 seconds left and down 74-72 Liberty had to go the length of the floor to win or tie. The David Minaya, who led the Flames in scoring with 20 points, threw the long pass to Antwan Burris who from 40 feet nailed the...
Via Online Sports Guys
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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