EM-SPORTS 2/14/24  
Washington & Lee came from behind to beat Lyncburg College 70-60 Wednesday night at Lyncburg  College.  Washington & Lee lead scored Robert DiSibio 26 points and top-scored for Lynchburg College TREY Gillenwater 12 points. 
The game was tied 4 times and the Lead changed 3 times



Willie Drew, CB, Virginia State

The lone HBCU representative at the Senior Bowl, Drew has arguably the two most important things you could want in a small-school prospect: athletic traits and high-end production.

Drew tallied 11 interceptions between his last two seasons at Virginia State, making a massive impact through his ball-hawking mentality in coverage and very good ball skills. He is rumored to run in the 4.4 range in the 40-yard dash, which is reflective in how explosive he looks in deep-zone shells. He’s aggressive against the run, even if he isn’t the heaviest or strongest cornerback out there. Should he get invited to the Combine, Drew has the chance to shoot up boards. 2/11/24


Virginia State surprises Elizabeth City with a win 84-77

EM-SPORTS.ORG 2/3/24  Virginia state basketball team pulled out a close game between Elizabeth City. the game was tied 10
times and lead changes 8 times. Elizabeth had 17 turnovers and VSU had 8. points scored inside the paint ECS had 28 points and VSU 36 points and bench scored ECS had 40 points with VSU 55 points.
Period by period scoring 1st ECS 39- VSU 35  2nd ECS 38- VSU 49  FINAL VSU 84 ECS 77
the top score for Virginia State was Dajour Rucker 15 points and Elizabeth City had three players in double figures with Christopher Wright 12 points, Tre Richardson 12 points, 
Xavier Tubbs - Matthews 12 points. The teams played at Virginia State College











EMSPORTS 12/20/2023

PENN STATE HIRES EX-INDIANA head coach Tom Allen as defensive dc    former Virginia great Anthony Poindexter bypassed again for DC job at Penn State  emsports 12/18/2023

liberty u -34 New Mexico- 24

 EM-SPORTS   9/2/23       Mark James Chadwell's has his first victory at Liberty and hIs 100 career as a Collegiate head Coach. Liberty opening up a four-score lead midway through the second quarter.
the Flames averaged 5.04 per carry with the four players. Kaidon Salter got to starting
completing 11- of 20 passing attempts for 143 yards and two touchdowns and a true freshman Vaughn Blue had four carries for 50 yards and 12 yard pass for a touchdown.
Kobe Singleton picked off a Connor Bazelak pass 36 yards for TD to nail the game down 34-24


Randolph-Macon Ties ODAC Record for Men's Basketball Titles with Fourth Straight Championship

Randolph-Macon Ties ODAC Record for Men's Basketball Titles with Fourth Straight Championship
February 26, 2023
Randolph-Macon College held off a hard charge from Guilford College in the second half to post a 61-48 victory in Salem on Sunday and collect the program's fourth straight ODAC men's basketball championship. The Yellow Jackets (27-1), now tied with Hampden-Sydney College and Roanoke College at 10 men's basketball championships all-time, receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball. Guilford College could not hit from outside they shot 38.7 % from
Flood. Halftime score Randolph-Macon 30 Guilford College 29 the game was tied
2-time lead change 2 times and Randolph had 13 Turnovers and Guilford had 8 
for game. Will Coble hit kep basket for Randolph and Daniet Mangue had
Hot hand with 18 points for the win. Guilford top-scored Tyler Dearman with 16 points.


unc opens 2022 season with big win over florida a&m winning 56-24

The University of North Carolina will kickoff the college football season earlier than their ACC counterparts.


The Tar Heels have high expectations as they look to break open the 2022 season with a statement win at home.  


The significance of opening the season with a win can not be lost on a team with high aspirations.  The Tar Heels are also making history by welcoming an Historically Black College University to Kenna Stadium.  The mighty Florida A&M Rattlers have taken the challenge of venturing into a power 5 conference home stadium looking to shock the world.


The college football fans are starving for some excitement and today marks the first weekend of consecutive weekends until the end of the year where college football will be live for all to see and enjoy.


The UNC Tar Heels can boast they have star power as the number one overall offensive lineman, Zach Rice, will be wearing the famous light blue and white for the Chapel Hill squad.  Rice was the most dominant lineman in high school and now he is scratching the surface of his talents as a ballyhooed freshman for a Tar Heel team looking to challenge for the ACC crown.


The matchup is the first time these teams have ever played.  The Tar Heels were the first to score with a TD pass from new QB Drake Maye to TE Omari Morales gave UNC a 7-0 lead.


The Rattlers were not fazed.  QB Jeremy Moussa led his team to a scoring match down the field to tie the game at 7.


UNC would grab a quick 21-7 lead and looked to be in complete control.  However, FAMU was able to answer to slow down the momentum by scoring in another long TD drive as Moussa led them into the redzone where the running game finished off the drive with a TD run.  


After a rare punt from UNC, the FAMU team had a chance to tie the game but the only mistake from Moussa was a bad mistake.  An ill-advised throw with their back against the endzone, was intercepted by the Tar Heels. After a very good returned, the Heels had new life and a short field with about 30 seconds left to make one more score.  With Maye’s accurate throws, Carolina was able to score on a third down play from the two-yard line when All-ACC WR Josh Downs took a quick pass into the endzone.  The Heels went into halftime up 28-14 and It was Maye’s fourth TD pass of the half.  


Carolina picked up where they left off with a quick strike TD in 7 plays, 65 yards to open up the second half.  Omarion Hampton smashed into the endzone to cap the drive and push the score to 35-14.


The Tar Heels were never threatened after the back to back scores and pulled away from the feisty but undermanned Rattlers.  Drake Maye finished his Tar Heel debut tossing five touchdown passes and recording zero turnovers.  His final stats included 29 of 37 in passing with 294 yards.  He ran for 55 yards including a game high 42 yard run in the first quarter. 


The Tar Heel offense was humming with 608 total yards of offense led by freshman RB Omarion Hampton who gained 101 yards in his fist collegiate game.  He also scored two touchdowns.


Florida A&M was at its best in the first half and got as close as 35-24 but got no closer.  The Tar Heels were also treated to the debut of high school All- American Zach Rice.  The 5-star recruit from LCA in Lynchburg, Virginia entered the game late in the fourth quarter.  He was instrumental in helping the Tar Heels score 21 consecutive points following the Rattlers final touchdown.  Wearing the number 55 and playing right tackle, Rice will be a player worth watching as the season goes on.  


Jeremy Moussa was a solid 28 for 38 and 279 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the visitors.  He was responsible for 270 of the team’s 338 yards.  The Rattlers turned the ball over twice, both times leading to Tar Heel touchdowns.


With the 56-24 victory UNC (1-0) has great start to the 2022 season but the competition will stiffen as the calendar turns to September.  FAMU (0-1) will use this game as a learning tool and when they are restored to full strength, they will be a force to reckon with in the MEAC and FCS.


EMSPORTS 8/28/2022

 Carolina to Celebrate HBCUs Around FAMU Game, Adds NC Central to ’24 Schedule




CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina and Florida A&M University will open the 2022 football season in Chapel Hill on Saturday, Aug. 27 with events and activities planned around the weekend to celebrate historically black colleges and universities. The HBCU Celebration Game was originally scheduled for Sept. 17, but both schools agreed to move the contest up in order to shine a spotlight on the proud history of HBCU schools and their football accomplishments.


HBCU coaching greats Bill Hayes and Rod Broadway have been invited to be Honorary Captains for North Carolina. Coach Hayes is a legend in the industry and particularly amongst HBCU coaches. He spent 27 seasons as a head coach, won two black football national championships, and is the winningest coach at both North Carolina A&T and Winston-Salem State. Coach Broadway also had an illustrious coaching career, serving as head coach at North Carolina Central, Grambling State and North Carolina A&T. He posted a 125-45 career record and is the only coach to win a black football national championship at three different schools, claiming five national titles overall. Broadway also spent two seasons coaching the defensive line at North Carolina and played for the Tar Heels from 1974-77, earning All-ACC honors as a senior.


FAMU has also invited Rattler legend Rudy Hubbard to serve as its Honorary Captain. A 2021 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Hubbard served as the head football coach at FAMU from 1974-85, compiling an 83-48-3 record. He led the Rattlers to two black college football national championships and the I-AA national title in 1978. For all of his accomplishments, Hubbard was inducted into the FAMU Hall of Fame in 1990.


The in-game events will feature performances by the UNC Marching Tar Heels and the FAMU Marching “100,” who will come to Chapel Hill complete with their full band, cheer squad and dance team. The two programs will both perform separately and then combine for one explosive halftime show fans won’t want to miss. There will also be a number of in-game recognitions honoring the history and traditions of HBCUs.


During the HBCU Celebration Game weekend, UNC’s National Pan-Hellenic Council will hold a dedication for the NPHC Garden & Legacy Plaza, which is being installed in the Student Academic Services Building Courtyard. The Legacy Plaza will pay homage to the nine UNC NPHC fraternities and sororities and will include columns for each entity to showcase their crest, charter date and motto.


Collaboration between both athletics departments, campus and town entities is ongoing and programming around the Celebration Game will continue to grow in anticipation of what will be a special weekend on North Carolina’s campus.


In addition to the Celebration Game, UNC has replaced Liberty on its 2024 schedule with a game against NC Central University. That game is scheduled to be played in Chapel Hill on Saturday, Sept. 14 of that year, and will serve as another opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of HBCUs and their football programs.


brandon inge hired as assistant baseball coach  at university michigan

Brandon Inge was a former fan-favorite, but eventually became the Tigers scapegoat and was released in his 12th season on the team.

Brandon Inge a former brookville baseball player and former virginia commonwealth  player also play for detroit tigers.  UNIVERSITY MICHIGAN hIRED inge in 2021-2022   em-sports.org 6/8/2022

the greatest duke blue devils in the coach K era

The day is finally here.  The great Coach Mike Krzyzewski is coaching his last game in the legendary Cameron Indoor Stadium.


In the 42 years of Coach K roaming the sidelines, he has had the luxury of many greats players wear the blue and white.


In all of those many lineups, the question is what are the five greatest players in the Coach K era?


EM-SPORTS.ORG has created the top five all-time list for you to enjoy.


1. Grant Hill
2. JJ Redick
3. Johnny Dawkins
4. Bobby Hurley
5. Zion Williamson


This is a debate that could last weeks if not months.  However, you may look at it, EMSPORTS believes this is the best in Coach K's Duke career.




university of Lynchburg season ends in the semifinals 67-51

Salem VA

The University of Lynchburg saw their preseason come to end. Olivia Harris A freshman led the Hornets with 18 points and Eric Green added 10 points five rebounds and 3 assists. Randolph-Macon when up 16 to 9  Randolph Macon got hot Shooting 3-pointers in the second quarter. Lynchburg came back with  Lizzie Davis hit a jumper with 4: 20 cut the lead down
to six. The Randolph went up  40-36 Before half-time The Macon took control of the second half to win the semi-finals playoffs  EM-SPORTS 2/28/22




Suddes to Join Carolina Football as Assistant A.D./General Manager


CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina football program has named 16-year player personnel veteran Patrick Suddes its Assistant A.D./General Manager, Head Coach Mack Brown announced on Wednesday. Suddes, who comes to Chapel Hill after three years at Georgia Tech, reunites with Brown, having spent the 2013 season as Texas’ Director of Player Personnel. In this role with Carolina football, he will oversee recruiting evaluations and operations, on-campus recruiting, all other recruiting and personnel activities, and camps. 


“We’re thrilled to have Patrick join our staff and lead our recruiting and personnel departments,” Brown said. “He is widely considered one of the best in the business, and has been performing his duties at a high level at various Power 5 programs during his career. Having worked with him previously, I know what type of work ethic, understanding and organizational skills he brings to the table. He was someone we targeted when we first returned to Chapel Hill and we’re excited it came together this time. Patrick is an outstanding addition to what is already one of the nation’s top recruiting staffs.”


During his time at Georgia Tech, Suddes oversaw the efforts that led to consecutive nationally-lauded recruiting classes. Tech’s 2020 class was ranked No. 24 nationally by Rivals, which marked only the second time in school history and the first time in 13 years that Tech landed a top 25 recruiting class. The Yellow Jackets’ 2021 class was also a top-20 class, including the rankings of 11 highly-ranked transfers. In all, Georgia Tech added 18 four- or five-star recruits and 13 of the 45 highest-ranked recruits in program history while Suddes served as general manager.


“I want to thank Coach Brown for extending this opportunity,” Suddes said. “I’ve always admired Coach Brown and the way he goes about recruiting and developing rosters. We’re very comfortable with our approach and we know what each other is looking for when it comes to this role. Having been in the league, I’ve seen what North Carolina has been able to do over the last three seasons, and I’m excited to take that to another level. It’s an impressive staff for a program that is on the rise, and the future is very bright. My family and I are thrilled to be coming to Chapel Hill and we’re excited to get to work.”


Suddes, who has worked exclusively with Power Five conference programs and NFL organizations over the course of his 16-year career, arrived at Georgia Tech after three seasons at Auburn (2016-18), first as the Tigers’ director of player personnel, then as Assistant A.D. for Football. In his role at Auburn, he oversaw player personnel and worked directly with head coach Gus Malzahn on roster management.


Prior to his three-year stint at Auburn, Suddes spent two seasons as Assistant A.D. for Recruiting at Arizona State, a season as Director of Player Personnel at Texas (2013), and six seasons as Associate Director of Football Operations at Alabama (2007-13).


Before his arrival at Alabama, Suddes worked under Nick Saban with the Miami Dolphins, first as a defensive assistant (2005), then as an offensive assistant (2006). His career began under Saban as a recruiting intern at LSU in 2004.


Suddes graduated from Marist H.S. in Atlanta, before attending Alabama, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management in 2005. He and his wife, Rachel, have a son, Lawson, and a daughter, Lucy. 


darius mcghee top gum for liberty victory over Jacksonville with 27 points 

Lynchburg VA 1/18/2021

Liberty started off slow on offense Jacksonville went up 12-1 in the first quarter with
5:00 minutes to go in the first quarter. then Liberty began to turn things around with Darius
McGhee began to score In the first half, Jacksonville scored more points
inside the paint with 14 points. Liberty had 18 turnovers for the whole game Jacksonville had 11 turnovers also Liberty flames had 21 points, from the bench Jacksonville had 17 points from the bench Both teams in up with the same amount points from inside the paint liberty had 20 points and Jacksonville had 20 points inside the paint. Darius McGhee too scores honor with 27 points

Liberty 88

Jacksonville 49







Poindexter to be Inducted into Virginia Sports Hall of Fame


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Cavalier Anthony Poindexter (1995-98) was selected for induction into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2022. Induction events are scheduled to take place on April 30, 2020 in Virginia Beach.


Poindexter is a member of a four-person class that includes Chris Warren, Sonny Allen and John Lugbill.


Just last month it was announced that Poindexter would also be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Dec. 7, 2021 in Las Vegas.


2022 Induction events will include Breakfast with Champions the morning of Saturday, April 30, and the VIP Reception & Induction Ceremony later that evening.  Event and ticket information can be found at the Hall of Fame’s website, www.vasportshof.com. Any questions regarding the Induction Weekend events can be directed to Will Driscoll, driscollw@VaSportsHOF.com


Poindexter is one of two players in UVA history to be a two-time First Team All-American and

garnered consensus honors after his senior campaign. The 1998 ACC Defensive Player of the Year was a finalist for both the Thorpe and Nagurski Awards while playing for College Football Hall of Fame coach George Welsh. 


After the Cavaliers earned a share of the 1995 conference title, Poindexter garnered Honorable Mention All-ACC accolades and went to become just the third Cavalier to be named a three-time First Team All-ACC selection. A two-time team captain, he was named a co-recipient of the 1998 Brian Piccolo Award as the ACC's most courageous football player


A Second Team All-American in 1996, Poindexter led Virginia to three bowl games, including a win in the 1995 Peach Bowl. Named the 1997 Dudley Award winner as the best player in the state of Virginia, he owns the school record with seven career fumble recoveries while his 342 career tackles are the second most all-time among Cavalier defensive backs. 


A two-time recipient of the Ned McDonald Award as UVA's most outstanding defensive player, Poindexter owns the school single-game record for assisted tackles (14 vs. Virginia Tech in 1996) while sharing the single-game marks for interceptions (3 vs. NC State in 1996) and fumble recoveries (2 vs. Georgia Tech in 1997 and again vs. Duke in 1998). A member of the ACC All-Academic Team as a junior, his No. 3 jersey was retired by the Cavaliers in 2009.


A seventh-round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, Poindexter played for the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns during three seasons in the league. During the 2000 season, he played in 10 games for the Ravens on the way to their victory in Super Bowl XXXV.


Following his NFL career, Poindexter spent 11 seasons on the coaching staff at his alma mater, starting as a graduate assistant and ending his Virginia tenure as safeties coach in 2013. He then served as defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Connecticut from 2014-16 and as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Purdue from 2017-20. Poindexter is in his first season as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Penn State.  11/30/21




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Anthony Poindexter Set for Oct. 16 NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, Presented by Fidelity Investments



Virginia and the National Football Foundation will jointly honor Poindexter, a member of the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class, when the Cavaliers host Duke.









IRVING, Texas (Oct. 12, 2021) – The University of Virginia and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that they will jointly honor 2020 College Football Hall of Fame electee Anthony Poindexter with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments. The Salute will take place this Saturday, Oct. 16, during the Cavaliers’ home football game against Duke. Coverage of the game will start at 12:30 p.m. ET on ACC RSN.


“It’s great. But there’s a lot of people who helped me get here,” Poindexter said after the announcement in March 2020. “Obviously my family and all the coaches I’ve had, all the way up through youth and all the way through college and my teammates.”


The NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute program, which began with the inaugural College Football Hall of Fame Class in 1951, has become a hallowed tradition, and to this day the singular events remain the first of numerous activities in the Hall of Fame experience.


During the NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, each electee returns to his respective school to accept a Hall of Fame plaque that will stay on permanent display at the institution. The events take place on the field during a home game, and many Hall of Famers cite the experience as the ultimate capstone to their careers, providing them one more chance to take the field and be recognized in front of their home crowd.


The 2020 and 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Classes will be officially inducted during the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas Dec. 7 at the ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas. (The 2020 event was canceled due to COVID-19.)


“Regarded as one of the fiercest hitters in the game during his career, Anthony Poindexter ranks among the best defensive backs in Virginia history,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “We are thrilled to honor him at Scott Stadium.”


Just the second player in UVA history to be a two-time First Team All-American, Poindexter garnered consensus honors after his senior campaign. The 1998 ACC Defensive Player of the Year was a finalist for both the Thorpe and Nagurski Awards while playing for College Football Hall of Fame coach George Welsh.


After guiding UVA to a share of the 1995 conference title and earning Honorable Mention All-ACC accolades, Poindexter would go on to become just the third Cavalier to be named a three-time First Team All-ACC selection. A two-time team captain, he was named a co-recipient of the 1998 Brian Piccolo Award as the ACC's most courageous football player


A Second Team All-American in 1996, Poindexter led Virginia to three bowl games, including a win in the 1995 Peach Bowl. Named the 1997 Dudley Award winner as the best player in the state of Virginia, he owns the school record with seven career fumble recoveries while his 342 career tackles are the second most all-time among Cavalier defensive backs.


A two-time recipient of the Ned McDonald Award as UVA's most outstanding defensive player, Poindexter owns the school single-game record for assisted tackles (14 vs. Virginia Tech in 1996) while sharing the single-game marks for interceptions (3 vs. NC State in 1996) and fumble recoveries (2 vs. Georgia Tech in 1997 and again vs. Duke in 1998). A member of the ACC All-Academic Team as a junior, his No. 3 jersey was retired by the Cavaliers in 2009.


A seventh-round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, Poindexter played for the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns during three seasons in the league. During the 2000 season, he played in 10 games for the Ravens on the way to their victory in Super Bowl XXXV.


Following his NFL career, Poindexter spent 11 seasons on the coaching staff at his alma mater, starting as a graduate assistant and ending his Virginia tenure as safeties coach in 2013. He then served as defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Connecticut from 2014-16 and as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Purdue from 2017-20. Poindexter is in his first season as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Penn State.


Poindexter becomes the fifth Cavalier player in the College Football Hall of Fame, joining Jim Dombrowski (1982-85), Bill Dudley (1939-41), Joe Palumbo (1949-51) and Tom Scott (1950-52)


Three former Virginia coaches are also in the Hall: Frank Murray (1937-45), Greasy Neale (1923-28) and George Welsh (1982-2000).


The 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class includes Lomas Brown (Florida), Keith Byars (Ohio State), Eric Crouch (Nebraska), Eric Dickerson (SMU), Glenn Dorsey (LSU), John “Jumbo” Elliott (Michigan), Jason Hanson (Washington State), E.J. Henderson (Maryland), E.J. Junior (Alabama), Steve McNair (Alcorn State), Cade McNown (UCLA), Leslie O’Neal (Oklahoma State), Anthony Poindexter (Virginia), David Pollack (Georgia), Bob Stein (Minnesota), Michael Westbrook (Colorado), Elmo Wright (Houston) and coaches Dick Sheridan (Furman, North Carolina State), and Andy Talley (St. Lawrence [NY], Villanova).


The 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class includes Harris Barton (North Carolina), David Fulcher (Arizona State), Dan Morgan (Miami [FL]), Carson Palmer (Southern California), Tony Romo (Eastern Illinois), Kenneth Sims (Texas), C.J. Spiller (Clemson), Darren Sproles (Kansas State), Aaron Taylor (Notre Dame), Andre Tippett (Iowa), Al Wilson (Tennessee) and coaches Rudy Hubbard (Florida A&M) and Bob Stoops (Oklahoma).


The accomplishments of both classes will be forever immortalized at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, and each inductee will receive a custom ring created by Jostens, the official and exclusive supplier of NFF rings.


Including the 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame Classes, only 1,038 players and 223 coaches have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame from the nearly 5.47 million who have played or coached the game during the past 151 years. In other words, less than two one-hundredths of a percent (.02%) of the individuals who have played the game have earned this distinction.


Currently Scheduled NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes,

Presented by Fidelity Investments

(Chronological Order)


Date – Honoree (Hall of Fame Class) – School (Opponent)

·     Oct. 16 – Harris Barton (2021) – North Carolina (vs. Miami [FL])

·     Oct. 16 – Jason Hanson (2020) – Washington State (vs. Stanford)

·     Oct. 16 – Anthony Poindexter (2020) – Virginia (vs. Duke)

·     Oct. 16 – Coach Dick Sheridan (2020) – Furman (vs. The Citadel)

·     Oct. 16 – Bob Stein (2020) – Minnesota (vs. Nebraska)

·     Oct. 23 – E.J. Junior (2020) – Alabama (vs. Tennessee)

·     Oct. 23 – Cade McNown (2020) – UCLA (vs. Oregon)

·     Oct. 30 – Keith Byars (2020) – Ohio State (vs. Penn State)

·     Oct. 30 – E.J. Henderson (2020) – Maryland (vs. Indiana)

·     Oct. 30 – Coach Dick Sheridan (2020) – NC State (vs. Louisville)

·     Nov. 6 – David Fulcher (2021) – Arizona State (vs. Southern California)

·     Nov13 – Steve McNair (2020) – Alcorn State (vs. Prairie View A&M)*

·     Nov. 13 – Coach Andy Talley (2020) – Villanova (vs. Stony Brook)

·     Nov. 13 – Andre Tippett (2021) – Iowa (vs. Minnesota)

·     Nov. 20 – Dan Morgan (2021) – Miami [FL] (vs. Virginia Tech)

·     Nov. 26 – Kenneth Sims (2021) – Texas (vs. Kansas State)

·     Nov. 27 – Lomas Brown (2020) – Florida (vs. Florida State)

·     Nov. 27 – Glenn Dorsey (2020) – LSU (vs. Texas A&M)









Campbell's Snead' a former  Heritage player returns to the gridiron in his hometown to face Liberty U.

2021 Campbell University Football Portraits

 Named Preseason All-Big South…Also named Second Team Preseason All-Big South by Phil Steele…Missed the 2020 season due to injury…
2019: Named Second Team All-Big South by Phil Steele…Led team and ranked 11th in the Big South in receiving yards with 554, despite playing only nine games due to injury…Ranked third in the Big South in yards per catch (19.1), and eighth in TD catches with six…Caught at least one pass in all nine games…Made five or more catches three times…Grabbed a season-high 104 receiving yards in a win at Gardner-Webb…Posted 99 yards on six catches with a TD vs. Kennesaw State…Tossed a TD in a win over Hampton, adding two catches for 51 yards…Hauled in 90 yards on five catches in a win over Shaw…Posted two TDs and 54 yards on three catches at Troy…Collected 62 yards and a touchdown on three catches in a win over Davidson…As a redshirt sophomore in 2019, caught a TD pass in five of Campbell’s nine games, owning at least one touchdown catch in 13 of his 20 career games, and 15 total touchdowns over that span…Reached the 1,000 career receiving yards milestone in 2019, hitting the mark in just 14 career games – the fastest in school history (previous Aaron Blockmon, 17 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2016)…Also moved into second in school history with 1,364 career receiving yards, passing former standout Ben Bolling (2012-15), currently on staff as CU’s wide receivers’ coach and recruiting coordinator…A 2019 Preseason All-Big South selection…Named Preseason First Team Big South All-Conference by Phil Steele…Named Preseason First Team All-North Carolina College Football (NCCFB) by CarolinaGridiron.com…

Prep/Personal: Named all-district, all-conference and all-region as a junior and senior…Hauled in 79 career catches for 1,651 yards and 18 touchdowns…Posted 800 receiving yards on 28 catches with eight touchdowns as a senior…Coached by Brad Bradley…Also lettered in basketball, earning all-district, all-conference, all-region and all-state honors…Played in the Virginia all-star game…A 1,000 point scorer…A National Honor Society member…Full name is Caleb Jeremiah Snead…Born July 11, 1999 in Lynchburg, Va. …Son of J.D. and Amy Snead…A business administration major    9/3/21



Report: Anthony Poindexter Leaving Purdue for Penn State


Sorry, Purdue.

By Patrick Koerbler  

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According to a report from Pete Thamel, Penn State has found its new safety coach in Anthony Poindexter.


If you remember, Poindexter was a star safety at Virginia. He earned All-American honors in 1999, had his number retired at Virginia in 2009, and was named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2020.

After three years in the NFL, Poindexter made the transition to coaching at — you guessed it — Virginia, spending 11 seasons with his alma mater from 2003-2013. Since leaving Charlottesville, Poindexter served as UConn’s defensive coordinator from 2014-2016, and most recently was Purdue’s co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach from 2017-2020.

Poindexter is known as a tremendous recruiter, specifically in the Tidewater region of Virginia, and the DMV area as a whole. When you combine that with the fact that Poindexter has spent the last 12 years coaching safeties — in addition to his seven years in a coordinator role — and this seems like a strong hire by James Franklin.

A very physical win for Hornets over Hampden - Sydney's 84-69


Lynchburg men's basketball won its third straight game. Hornets beat Hampden- Sydney 84-69

it was a fast-paced game. The game was very physical. T.C. Thacker a senior had 17 points and senior Tharon Suggs had 21 points for the Hornets. Hampden- Sydney' tied the game

six times in the first half but was never able to take another lead.

. Hampden-Sydney's top score was Jake Hahn with 18points. EM-SPORTS 1/27/21




Back to Back: Blocked Field Goal Seals No. 23/23 Liberty’s 37-34 Cure Bowl Win Over No. 9/11 Coastal


        ORLANDO, Fla. – Liberty’s Elijah James blocked a game-ending field goal attempt in overtime, securing No. 23/23 Liberty’s 37-34 win over No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina in the 2020 FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl, Saturday at Camping World Stadium.  

        The Flames finished their second season of full FBS bowl eligibility with a 10-1 record, winning the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl for the second year in a row. Liberty is just the second team (also Appalachian State) to win bowl games in each of its first two seasons of bowl eligibility following a transition from the FCS. Liberty snapped Coastal Carolina’s (11-1) 12-game winning streak, which was tied for the longest FBS winning streak in the nation.

        Liberty quarterback Malik Willis was named Cure Bowl MVP after totaling 357 yards of offense and rushing for a Cure Bowl-record four touchdowns.

        Liberty earned its first-ever win over an FBS Top 25 program and knocked Coastal Carolina from the ranks of the unbeaten for the second time ever. The Flames defeated then 11-0 CCU by a 15-14 score on a last-second blocked field goal on Nov. 22, 2014.

        Liberty is now 8-7 all-time against Coastal Carolina, with four out of the last five meetings being decided by three points or fewer. The Flames are 7-9 in overtime games in program history and 1-2 in overtime versus the Chanticleers.

        Coastal Carolina held a slight 483-475 advantage in total yards, outgaining the Flames 318-220 through the air. However, Liberty led 255-165 in rushing yards. The Chanticleers scored six points off of three Liberty turnovers, while the Flames turned their one takeaway into seven points. 

        For the fourth time this season, Liberty had two 100-yard rushers. Willis rushed for 137 yards on 21 carries, with a Liberty quarterback record four TDs. Willis also went 19-for-29 passing with 220 yards and two interceptions. Joshua Mack ran the ball 14 times for 105 yards. Alex Barbir went 3-for-3 on field goals and 4-for-4 on PATs. Javon Scruggs totaled eight tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. 

        Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall threw for 318 yards on 21-of-32 passing, with three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed 15 times for 96 yards and a score. Jaivon Heiligh caught 13 passes for 178 yards, while Isaiah Likely caught a touchdown and Greg Latushko finished with two touchdown receptions.



Back to Back: Blocked Field Goal Seals No. 23/23 Liberty’s 37-34 Cure Bowl Win Over No. 9/11 Coastal


        ORLANDO, Fla. – Liberty’s Elijah James blocked a game-ending field goal attempt in overtime, securing No. 23/23 Liberty’s 37-34 win over No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina in the 2020 FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl, Saturday at Camping World Stadium.  

        The Flames finished their second season of full FBS bowl eligibility with a 10-1 record, winning the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl for the second year in a row. Liberty is just the second team (also Appalachian State) to win bowl games in each of its first two seasons of bowl eligibility following a transition from the FCS. Liberty snapped Coastal Carolina’s (11-1) 12-game winning streak, which was tied for the longest FBS winning streak in the nation.

        Liberty quarterback Malik Willis was named Cure Bowl MVP after totaling 357 yards of offense and rushing for a Cure Bowl-record four touchdowns.

        Liberty earned its first-ever win over an FBS Top 25 program and knocked Coastal Carolina from the ranks of the unbeaten for the second time ever. The Flames defeated then 11-0 CCU by a 15-14 score on a last-second blocked field goal on Nov. 22, 2014.

        Liberty is now 8-7 all-time against Coastal Carolina, with four out of the last five meetings being decided by three points or fewer. The Flames are 7-9 in overtime games in program history and 1-2 in overtime versus the Chanticleers.

        Coastal Carolina held a slight 483-475 advantage in total yards, outgaining the Flames 318-220 through the air. However, Liberty led 255-165 in rushing yards. The Chanticleers scored six points off of three Liberty turnovers, while the Flames turned their one takeaway into seven points. 

        For the fourth time this season, Liberty had two 100-yard rushers. Willis rushed for 137 yards on 21 carries, with a Liberty quarterback record four TDs. Willis also went 19-for-29 passing with 220 yards and two interceptions. Joshua Mack ran the ball 14 times for 105 yards. Alex Barbir went 3-for-3 on field goals and 4-for-4 on PATs. Javon Scruggs totaled eight tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. 

        Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall threw for 318 yards on 21-of-32 passing, with three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed 15 times for 96 yards and a score. Jaivon Heiligh caught 13 passes for 178 yards, while Isaiah Likely caught a touchdown and Greg Latushko finished with two touchdown receptions.




Scottie James Sings Pro Contract in Germany


               LYNCHBURG, Va. – Following a memorable career at Liberty, Scottie James will continue playing basketball, signing his first professional contract with the Jobstairs Gieseen 46ers in Germany.


The Jobstairs Giessen 46ers play in the Basketball Bundesliga, the top league in Germany competing against teams that include Bayren Munich, and Alba Berlin who compete in the Euroleague, which is an interntional competition that is the second-best league in the world other than the NBA. One of the top leagues throughout Europe, the Bundesliga includes former NBA players Alec Brown, Jordan Crawford, Zoran Dargic, Archie Goodwin, Greg Monroe, Demarcus Nelson and Peyton Siva. James was one of two Americans to be signed by Jobstairs Giessen this week as the 46ers also signed UCLA standout Isaac Hamilton.


James was an ASUN First Team All-Conference selection for two straight seasons as well, including being named the ASUN Tournament MVP in 2019 when he led the Flames to their first ASUN Tournament title. James was one of the best players in school history, as he was a three-time all-conference selection and ranks No. 17 on the all-time scoring list with 1,323 career points. During his senior campaign, James ranked first in the conference in field goal percentage (60.5) while adding 10.8 points per game and a team-leading 7.4 rebounds per outing. The Tarpon Springs, Fla., native ended his career ranked fourth on the Flames' all-time rebounding list at 891 and was named to the 2019-20 Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American Team.


James is now the 12th player McKay has coached at Liberty to play professionally and sixth since returning to Liberty. James is also the second player in Liberty’s graduating senior class to sign professionally as Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz was drafted No. 1 overall in the Puerto Rico National Draft but will begin his professional career with the Panteras Aguascalientes in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) in Mexico.



Jefferson Named Associate AD for Student-Athlete Engagement and Development


       LYNCHBURG, Va. – Butch Jefferson will use his experience as a former NCAA Division I athlete, athletics administrator and his work in the business world to further develop the Liberty student-athlete experience.

       Jefferson, a former student-athlete at the University of Virginia and athletics academic coordinator for the Cavaliers, has been named Liberty’s new Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Engagement and Development.

       “Butch Jefferson is a wonderful addition to our senior administrative staff,” said Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. “He is highly regarded throughout the Lynchburg community and will add tremendous value to the experience of Liberty student-athletes.”

       In his new role, Jefferson will be responsible for all community engagement and development initiatives for Liberty’s 20 NCAA Division I athletics programs and 550-plus student-athletes.

       Community service has long been at the core of the Liberty student-athlete experience. As part of the department’s drive to Train Champions for Christ on and off the field of competition, Liberty’s student-athletes have worked nearly 200 events and volunteered over 19,000 hours of volunteer service over the last two years in various community service projects. 

       Jefferson will also collaborate with a variety of groups on the Liberty University campus and throughout the greater Lynchburg community, as well as within the athletics department, to develop and implement programs to enrich the Flames’ student-athlete experience.

       Jefferson will be tasked with building programs that emphasize community outreach, as well as professional, character, leadership and career development.

       “I am extremely excited and honored to join Liberty University as a member of the Flames family,” commented to Jefferson. “I look forward to utilizing the gifts I’ve been blessed with through Servant Leadership within Athletics, as well as the continued fulfillment of helping build, cultivate and develop Champions for Christ with our student-athletes.”

       A four-year scholarship player, Jefferson played on both the offensive and defensive lines for Virginia from 1998 to 2001 and was a letterwinner during his final season. He helped the Cavaliers make three-straight bowl game appearances from 1998 to 2000. Virginia finished the 1998 season with a 9-3 overall record and was ranked No. 18 in the final Associated Press poll.

       During his time with the Cavaliers, Jefferson served as a part of Virginia’s Student-Athlete Mentor program, was a Captain’s Council Executive Board member and was one of two Virginia representatives on the ACC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

       Following his playing days in Charlottesville, Jefferson returned to his alma mater in 2007 and spent six years as an Athletics Academic Coordinator with Virginia’s football program (2007-13).

       During the six-year span, Jefferson served on the Athletics Diversity Committee and Athletics Mentor Group, and he was an executive member of the University of Virginia General Faculty Council.

       Outside of his time working as a collegiate administrator at Virginia, Jefferson has worked in the private sector for more than a decade in a variety of roles and positions, most recently as a licensed real estate agent with Divine Fog Realty Company in Forest, Va.

       Jefferson graduated from University of Virginia in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and a minor in anthropology. He completed his master’s degree in Leadership, Foundations & Policy from Virginia in 2003.

       Jefferson is an active member of the Family Life Church in Lynchburg, Va., where he currently serves within the Membership Services Ministry. He has also served as Director of Singles Ministry, Director of Brotherhood Ministry, on the God’s Mighty Men Leadership staff, and as an Assistant Director of Television/Production ministry.

       Jefferson is married to his wife, Zakia Jefferson (Liberty ’00), and they have two sons – Trey (9) and Jaxon (6).   




R-MC Men’s Basketball Captures Seventh ODAC Championship

R-MC men's basketball team with championship trophy

SALEM, Va. – Junior Buzz Anthony (Arnold, Md./Archbishop Spalding) scored 23 points and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player as the fifth-ranked and top-seeded Randolph-Macon men's basketball team defeated second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan 72-57 to win the 2020 ODAC Championship.

The Basics:

Score: Randolph-Macon 72, Virginia Wesleyan 57

Location/Venue: Salem, Va./Salem Civic Center

Records: R-MC 26-2, VWU 23-5

How it Happened:

  • Senior Korey Turner (Midlothian, Va./Amelia Academy) nailed a three-pointer to start the scoring for the Yellow Jackets. The Marlins had an 8-4 spurt to take their first and only lead before a follow by sophomore Ian Robertson (Lewes, Del./Cape Henlopen) and a layup by Anthony put R-MC on top for good at 11-8 with 13:35 left in the first half. Following a bucket by VWU, the Yellow Jackets had six different players score in a 14-0 run as R-MC went up 25-10 with five minutes remaining. The Yellow Jacket defense held the Marlins scoreless for more than eight minutes. Freshman Miles Mallory (Beltsville, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) had a layup with 50 seconds left to give R-MC a 31-20 edge. VWU would have two late free throws to make the halftime score 31-22. Talbert and junior Terry Woods (Burlington, N.C./Burlington School) led with six points and Anthony added five. Anthony also had six rebounds and two assists. R-MC had a 21-2 advantage on bench points.
  • To start the second half, Anthony had a layup and Mallory hit a jumper to give the Yellow Jackets a 35-22 lead. A three-pointer by Robertson gave R-MC a 40-27 advantage before VWU tallied nine straight before a pair of free throws by Anthony halted the run and made it 42-36 with 14:35 remaining. Following a bucket by the Marlins, Anthony had six points in a 12-0 spurt as the Yellow Jackets took 54-38 lead midway through the second period. A jumper in the lane by Anthony gave R-MC a 59-45 advantage with just under seven minutes left. VWU cut it to 11 before a layup by Anthony made it 65-52 with 2:30 remaining. The Marlins would cut it to nine at 66-57 before two free throws by freshman Josh Talbert (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam), a layup by Woods and two foul shots by Anthony made the final 72-57.

By The Numbers:

  • R-MC had three score in double figures. Along with 23 by Anthony, Woods had 14 and Mallory added 12 in his return. Mallory missed the two previous ODAC tourney contests.
  • The Yellow Jackets had a 42-2 advantage on bench points. The bench outscored the starters 42-30.
  • The Yellow Jackets shot 57% from the floor (28-49). Woods went 6 for 8 and Mallory was 6 for 9.
  • R-MC made 24 of 31 shots inside the arc (.774).
  • The Yellow Jackets hit 86% from the free throw line (12-14). Anthony made 7 of 8.
  • R-MC had a 31-21 advantage on the boards. Anthony led the way with seven, while Talbert grabbed six.
  • Anthony had five assists and Woods dished out four.

For The Record

  • Anthony was named the tourney's Most Valuable Player He averaged 19.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists in three games. Joining him on the All-Tournament Team were Robertson and Talbert.
  • The Yellow Jackets have won 14 of their past 15 games.
  • R-MC is 7-8 in ODAC Championship Games. The Yellow Jackets won titles in 1990, 1991, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2020. It was R-MC's first championship under fifth-year head coach Josh Merkel.
  • The R-MC men and women both won basketball titles this season. The Yellow Jackets also claimed both championships in 2003 and in 2011.
  • Anthony has 1,171 career points and is in 31st place in program history.
  • Anthony has 471 career assists, passing Paul Gartlan for third place in program history. Rod Wood had 621 from 1981-85 and Paul Jez had 747 from 1971-75.

Up Next:

  • Randolph-Macon earned the ODAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The selection show will be on Monday, March 2 at 12:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.

university of Lynchburg men's basketball team came up short 70-67 in defeat in semifinals against Virginia Wesleyan 

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University of Lynchburg and Virginia Wesleyan both teams came out shooting 48% both teams was

play man-to-man defense. Hornets too early lead 21-18 with 8:42 to go in the first half Wesleyan

quickly recovered and turned the first half into a back- and- forth affair that saw the Hornets

Half time scored 37-36 in favored Wesleyan. Corey Pelham had 17 points for Wesleyan in

First half and T.C. Thacker had 12 points for Lynchburg. Virginia Wesleyan started off the

The second half with a 7-2 run with consecutive three-pointers by Corey Pelham led

all scorers with 30 points for the Virginia Wesleyan. Virginia Wesleyan expanded the lead to 12- point

the largest of the game by the 7:37 mark. Lynchburg recovered and began hit three-pointers cut

lead 66-60 with 1:59 to go in the game. Reggie Davis chased down the loose ball rebound to score a

layup cut the lead to three with 2.1 seconds on the clock. Lynchburg fouled to send Pelham to the free throw to converted one of two free thrown to open the lead to two possessions. Greene drove

the ball up the court and fired desperation three-point at the buzzer. Chance Greene had 18 points

andT.C. Thacker added 15 points for the University of Lynchburg.   EM-SPORTS  2/29/20



Two men's basketball players earn All-ODAC nods

Two men's basketball players earn All-ODAC nods
Posted: Feb 26, 2020

Forest, Va. -- For the 13th year in a row and 12th under head coach Hilliary Scott, University of Lynchburg men's basketball had at least one player selected to the All-ODAC teams. And 2020 was no different as juniors T.C. Thacker and Tharon Suggs each garnered all-conference nods.

Thacker, a Madison Heights native, had a breakout campaign this season and was awarded a first-team All-ODAC accolade. The 6-foot-6 forward ranks second in the ODAC in rebounds per game (9.6) and third in free throw percentage (85.4). His 1.2 blocks per game are good for seventh in the league, and a field goal percentage of almost 50 percent (49.2) stands 13th. He also averaged 27.3 minutes a game for ninth in the league

Junior Tharon Suggs earned All-ODAC third-team in his first season with the Hornets. Suggs was a second-team honoree last year at ODAC rival Emory & Henry. In 2020, he ranks ninth in the league in points per game (15.3) and 13th in 3-point percentage (36.6). The Raleigh, N.C., native is second in both steals per game (1.9) and free throw percentage (86.7), and sits 10th in total points scored (367).

Suggs and Thacker are first and second, respectively, in total points for the Hornets and second and third in total minutes played. Thacker leads the team in double-doubles this season and is second in the ODAC.

Suggs scored a career-high 50 points in a 91-80 win over Pfieffer on Nov. 16 which is the seventh highest point total in a Division III game this season. It was only the second time in program history that a Lynchburg player hit the 50 point plateau. 

Lynchburg has landed multiple players on the All-ODAC list in eight of the last nine seasons. 

The Hornets carry a 14-11 record and the No. 6 six seed into Friday's ODAC tournament quarterfinal round, in which they will take on the No. 3 seeded Generals of Washington and Lee University at 8 p.m. in the late game at the Salem Civic Center. 

Lynchburg looks to return to the ODAC championship for the first time since 2016 when they won it all and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


Kurt Axe Player of the Year | Buzz Anthony, Jr., G, Randolph-Macon
ODAC Defensive Player of the Year | Curtis Mitchell, Jr., F, Washington and Lee
Bob Johnson Coach of the Year | Josh Merkel, Randolph-Macon
ODAC Rookie of the Year | Miles Mallory, Fr., F, Randolph-Macon
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year | Buzz Anthony, Jr., G, Randolph-Macon 

Kyler Gregory                            Sr.          F             Guilford College
T.C. Thacker                             Jr.          F             University of Lynchburg
Buzz Anthony                            Jr.          G             Randolph-Macon College
Tim Fisher                                Jr.           F             Virginia Wesleyan University
Daniel Spencer                         Sr.          G             Virginia Wesleyan University
William Brueggeman                 Jr.           G             Washington and Lee University 

Chandler Murray                      Sr.          G             Bridgewater College
Colin Molden                            Sr.          G             Emory & Henry College
Rashad Reed                            Sr.          G             Ferrum College
Jack Wyatt                               So.        F/C           Hampden-Sydney College
Caleb Jordan                            Sr.          G             Roanoke College
Curtis Mitchell                          Jr.           F             Washington and Lee University 

Davrion Grier                             Sr.           F             Bridgewater College
Jorden Davis                              So.          G             Guilford College
Jake Hahn                                  Jr.         F/C           Hampden-Sydney College
Tharon Suggs                           Jr.           G             University of Lynchburg
Christopher Chaney                    Sr.           F             Shenandoah University
Corey Pelham                             Jr.           G             Virginia Wesleyan University



Lynchburg  Women's basketball team rolls over Hollins 84-32



Lynchburg, Va. -- The season wouldn't end on their home floor.

University of Lynchburg's women's basketball team made sure of that Monday night with an 84-32 drubbing of Hollins in the first round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament.

The eighth-seeded Hornets (13-13) leapt out to a 14-0 lead in the early going and never looked back. Lynchburg's win sets up a date with top-seeded Emory & Henry in the ODAC quarterfinals.

Six Lynchburg players scored in double figures in the rout.

"We just wanted to step on the court and make a point," Hornets senior Carolyn Noe, who scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds Monday, said. "We wanted to make that statement of we aren't losing on our home court our last game here."

Sophomore Kate Kolb scored a game-best 16 points to go with seven rebounds, and Noe, Erin Green (12 points, nine rebounds, three steals), Abby Oguich (11 points), Maggie Quarles (11 points, three assists), and Lizzie Davis (10 points, eight assists, four rebounds) all joined her in double figures.

Lynchburg shot a scalding 10-for-16 (62.5 percent) from behind Wayne Proffitt Court's 3-point arc, and the Hornets were an efficient 33-for-54 (61.1 percent) overall from the field. The Hornets out-rebounded Hollins (11-15) by a 50-17 margin.

"We're really coming together," Noe said. "We're connecting off and on the floor. And I think our last five games show that."

Lynchburg is 4-1 in that stretch with an average margin of victory of 29.3 points in the four victories. The 32 points Hollins managed Monday was the second-fewest Lynchburg has allowed in a game this season.

The Hornets will now set their sights on E&H, which enters postseason play ranked sixth in the South Region in the NCAA's latest regional rankings. The Wasps (21-4) took the lone meeting between the two teams, 67-56, in Lynchburg Dec. 7.     2/24/20


Lynchburg Va

Roanoke College men's basketball blowout Lynchburg College 81-44, Wednesday evening on

Senior night. Lynchburg fell behind early in the game the offense wasn't clicking the neve led in the contest

at the 4: 25 minutes were down by 42, their largest lead. Roanoke lead swelled to 31-11 at the

8:19 mark after a layup from Efosa Edosomwan and the half, the Hornets faced a 42-23.

Junior Tharon Suggs led Lynchburg scorers with 9 points. Hornets are 14-11, 9-7 ODA Men'sbasketball will learn the seedings for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament following the conclusion of conference play this weekend.      EM-SPORTS 2/19/20

university of Lynchburg men's  fell to Guilford 75-60


Guilford came out controlling the tempo of game. Guilford had a lot of speed on offense they built

up a 10 points lead 19-9 with 9:00 minutes to go in the first half. The universe of Lynchburg College

cut the lead to 6 points with 8:52 to go before halftime. Guilford built a large lead 28-13 at the end first

half. Guilford Jorden Davis led all scorers with 29 points and Liam Ward led in rebounds with 11

Lynchburg Freshman Noah Bullock scored a career-high 12 points off the bench. EM-SPORTS 2/12/20

The University of Lynchburg crushes the visiting Hampden-Sydney Tigers, 76-51

The Hornets welcomed their ODAC rival from Farmville. The Tigers were just an hour away but this game had all the makings of a backyard brawl.

Both teams emphasized in your face, man to man defense and made it a priority to get high percentage shots.

With a near capacity crowd, the game started out with Hampden-Sydney taking the early lead and controlling the boards. The Tigers made the Hornets uncomfortable nearly entire first half. Eventually, the home team found their outside shooting stroke thanks to the marksmanship of Chance Greene.

Greene was unconscious from deep. He made four of his eight attempts from begins the three-point arc. Those were the only shots he missed. He made his other three shots from the field and three of four from the free throw line. Greene scores 21 of the Hornets’ 34 first half points almost out scoring H-SC who had 26 as a team.

Kevin Quinn led the Tigers with seven points. His team forced seven turnovers off of the Hornets while only committing three of their own.

The Hornets turned on the heat after halftime and didn’t take their foot off the pedal. The Hornets led only by 10 with about 15 minutes to okay as Chance Greene had knocked down another three point missile. The intensity and pressure was not only felt by the team but it had pushed the coach to a boiling point.

Tigers’ coach, Caleb Kimbrough received two technical fouls in succession and was ejected. The following free throws and possession took whatever hope Hampden-Sydney had left and the Hornets were on cruise control.

Luke Romeo started off the bench. He picked up in the second half where Greene cooled off. Romeo made four 3pt shots, with three coming in consecutive fashion, as the Hornets’ wave of momentum came crashing down on the unsuspecting a Tigers.

When the final horn ended, the victorious Hornets had claimed a 76-51 blowout win. The made 12 triples from behind the arc compared to only 3 by the Tigers. The Tigers shot below 30% from the field and only 20% from three. Jake Hahn was the highest team scorer with 12.

Conversely, Lynchburg converted over 42% of their shots and nearly 35% from the three point line. Greene led the way with 26 points followed by Romeo with 12 and T.C. Thacker with 10. Thacker produced a double-double by adding 12 rebounds to take game honors.

The Hornets improved to 10-5 overall and 5-1 in the ODAC. Hampden-Sydney falls to 8-7 and 3-3 in the conference.


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Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their standout performances in last weekend’s games.
The selections are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel. The following are this week’s honorees:
QUARTERBACK & FRESHMAN – Sam Howell, North Carolina, Fr., QB, Monroe, N.C.
Set UNC freshman records for completions (33), attempts (51) and yards (376) while tying the touchdown record with four in the Tar Heels’ 38-22 victory at Georgia Tech • His 376 yards passing were the most by a Tar Heel since Mitch Trubisky went for 439 yards against Florida State in 2016.
RUNNING BACK – Javian Hawkins, Louisville, R-Fr., RB, Titusville, Fla.
Ran for a career-high 177 yards on a career-high 25 attempts in Saturday’s 41-39 win over Boston College • Became the third freshman in Louisville history to have three 100-yard rushing games in the first five games of a season, joining Victor Anderson (2008) and Lamar Jackson (2015) • First Cardinal running back with three 100-yard games in a season since Brandon Radcliff in 2016.
RECEIVER – Seth Dawkins, Louisville, Sr., WR, Columbus, Ohio
Had career highs of six catches for 170 yards in the Cardinals’ win over Boston College • Productive day included a 59-yard catch for a touchdown and a 77-yard reception • Averaged 28.3 yards per catch.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Mekhi Becton, Louisville, Jr., OT, Highland Springs, Va.
Had seven knockdown blocks and graded out at 85 percent in the Cardinals’ win over Boston College • Spearheaded a Louisville attack that totaled 664 yards of total offense, including 236 yards on the ground • Did not allow a sack.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Patrick Jones II, Pitt, Jr., DE, Chesapeake, Va.
Facing a Duke team that had surrendered just one sack in its first four games, Jones collected two in one evening • Each sack forced a critical fumble that Pitt recovered • First sack set up the Panthers at the Duke 7-yard line for an eventual touchdown and a 26-3 lead • His final sack and forced fumble with just under 30 seconds remaining sealed Pitt’s 33-30 win • Jones had six total tackles and an additional quarterback hurry.
LINEBACKER – Rayshard Ashby, Virginia Tech, Jr., LB, Chesterfield, Va.
Led the Hokies with 11 tackles, including six solo stops, in Saturday’s 42-35 win at Miami • Ashby’s day included his third quarterback sack of the season and two tackles for loss.
DEFENSIVE BACK – Paris Ford, Pitt, So., S, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Collected a game-high 12 tackles and intercepted two passes, returning one for a 26-yard touchdown in Pitt’s 33-30 win at Duke • Interception return for a score was the Panthers’ first since 2016 • Just two plays after his touchdown, he intercepted Duke again, and the Panthers parlayed the turnover into a field goal • First Pitt player with multiple interceptions in a game since 2013.
SPECIALIST – Blanton Creque, Louisville, Sr., PK, Shelbyville, Ky.
Connected on field goals of 34 and 41 yards in the Cardinals’ 41-39 win over Boston College • The latter kick accounted for Louisville’s winning points with 1:02 remaining in the game • It marked the second game-winning kick of Creque’s career.

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NC State gives Keatts 2-year contract extension

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State has approved a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts.

The deal announced Friday by the school keeps Keatts under contract through the 2025-26 season. The financial terms remain the same, meaning Keatts will continue to make $2.7 million per year.

The 47-year-old Keatts is 45-24 in two seasons at North Carolina State and led the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament in 2018. They missed the tournament last year after finishing 24-12 and playing in the NIT.

The school awarded him a new contract last November that increased his annual pay by $400,000.

New athletic director Boo Corrigan calls Keatts "a tremendous leader for N.C. State," credits him for bringing consistency to the program and says he "does it the right way."

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The University of Lynchburg Hornets' Softball advances into Super Regionals


At this time of year, softball and postseason go hand in hand.  The University of Lynchburg Hornets were excited to still be one of the 64 teams left playing in the Division 3 NCAA Softball Tournament.  However, no one will envy the matchup that awaited them.  The Hornets were placed in the bracket with the two-time defending national champions, the nation's best team, #1 Virginia Wesleyan Marlins.


This was no small task in this double elimination bracket.  The old saying goes, "To be the man (woman), you got to beat the man (woman).  The Hornets took it to heart and accomplished their goal of winning the region on the road.  After winning their opening round game, the Hornets then lost to the Marlins by a score of 1-0.  Now with an uphill battle, the Hornets had to win three straight and at least two of those against the home-standing Marlins.


With the doubleheader wins versus VA Wesleyan, the 17th ranked Hornets will now look to protect their house, as they will host the Super Regional against 18th ranked Emory University.  If they can win two of the next three games starting Friday, May 17th, the dream season will continue as they will advance to the Division 3 College World Series. 



by EMSPORTS.org 5/13/2019



Grayson Overstreet is transferring.


Grayson Overstreet, the dynamic two-way football player from Staunton River, has made a change in his future plans for Saturdays.  Overstreet has left the Richmond Spiders football program to travel west and join the Emory & Henry Wasps of the ODAC Conference.


With the immediate transfer and a move from Division 1 to Division 3, Mr. Overstreet will be eligible to play right away at the start of the 2019 season.  Overstreet will be able to compete for four full seasons at Emory & Henry since he didn't exceed the four game limit allowed by the NCAA for football players to maintain their redshirt season.


A change was needed for Overstreet who played in the four games for the Spiders mostly on special teams and as a reserve linebacker on defense.  If you needed anymore excitement, Overstreet will be expected to be an immediate contributor on offense and defense.  It was offense where he excelled at Staunton River High School where he shattered many records of the VHSL history books. Overstreet rushed for over 100 yards on 41 consecutive games.  He was a 1st team all state selection in 2016 as well as the VHSL Player of the Year.


by EM Sports 05/13/2019



Mike Young, the new Virginia Tech Hokies Basketball Coach

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech President Dr. Tim Sands and Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced on Sunday that Mike Young has accepted the men's basketball head coaching position at Virginia Tech. The Radford, Virginia native joins the Hokies after a record-setting 17-year tenure at Wofford. The Terriers posted a 30-5 overall record in 2018-19, including a perfect 18-0 mark in Southern Conference play and registered a convincing 84-68 win over Seton Hall in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.  
"We are fortunate to have been able to recruit Mike Young to Virginia Tech, not only because of his proven leadership and coaching ability, but because Coach Young is home in Southwest Virginia and leads his life in the true Hokie tradition of integrity and commitment to service," Dr. Sands said. "I look forward to the excitement and success we will enjoy as Coach Young and his student-athletes hit the court and compete to win. Laura and I are excited to welcome Coach Young and his family to Virginia Tech and Blacksburg. We look forward to sharing our campus and the many Hokie traditions that make this place home for all of us.


The 2019 Sporting News Coach of the Year, Young finished third in this season's AP Coach of the Year voting behind Texas Tech's Chris Beard and Houston's Kelvin Sampson. In his 17 seasons at the helm as head coach of Wofford College, Young built the Terriers into one of the Southern Conference's preeminent programs and a perennial NCAA Tournament participant. He guided Wofford to five NCAA Tournament berths over the past 10 seasons and five Southern Conference championships. In addition to the on-court success of his teams, 100 percent of Young's student-athletes at Wofford who completed their eligibility graduated. 
"Coach Young has earned tremendous respect and admiration across the nation for the integrity and winning tradition that were trademarks of his program at Wofford," Babcock said. "His track record of winning consistently on the basketball court combined with his ability to develop young men into leaders and help them fulfill their potential academically and athletically appealed to us at Virginia Tech. His propensity as a recruiter, a teacher and an innovative coach are all attributes that will serve him well at Tech." 
"We are excited to welcome Coach Young and Margaret to the Virginia Tech community along with their daughter, Cooper, and their son, Davis," Babcock continued. "I'm confident that Hokies everywhere will embrace them as we embark on the next chapter in the history of our basketball program. Owning ties to the New River Valley and longstanding relationships with coaches across the ACC region, we felt that Coach Young would be a natural fit to lead our program at Tech." 
In addition to a host of coaching accolades, Young currently serves as a member of the NCAA's Men's Basketball Ethics Committee.


"On behalf of my entire family, we are humbled and honored to serve as the stewards of the men's basketball program at Virginia Tech, Young said. "We are extremely grateful to President Sands and Whit for extending this opportunity to us that we will embrace with great fervor and enthusiasm. I've long admired Virginia Tech from afar for its principles, as well as for the ability of its athletic programs to consistently win with integrity. I can't wait to meet our student-athletes, support staff and fans as we prepare to get to work in Blacksburg." 
Young compiled a 299-244 (.551) overall record at Wofford and earned Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors four times (2010, 2014, 2015 and 2019). Under his guidance, the Terriers registered an impressive list of non-conference wins over the likes of Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Purdue, Seton Hall, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Xavier and Wake Forest. Arguably the most compelling non-conference victory of his tenure at Wofford came on Dec. 20, 2017 when the Terriers faced No. 5 North Carolina at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. and registered a 79-75 victory over head coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels. 
Prior to assuming the head coaching reins for the Terriers in 2002-03, Young was an assistant coach to current Wofford athletics director Richard Johnson. Young came to Wofford after serving as a graduate assistant for one year under Oliver Purnell at Radford University.

A 1986 graduate of Emory & Henry College, he was a four-year letterman in basketball for coach Bob Johnson and the team captain his junior and senior seasons. He credits Johnson for having a major influence on his playing and coaching careers.  

Upon his graduation, Young became a full-time assistant coach for two years at Emory & Henry before moving on to Radford. Another mentor in his coaching philosophies is Fletcher Arritt, longtime coach of Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy. Young played one season for him before attending Emory and Henry. In the summer of 2015, Young was inducted into the Emory & Henry College Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the Radford High School Hall of Fame.


by hokiesports.com 4/7/2019



Liberty and McKay Agree to Contract Extension


LYNCHBURG, Va. – Following Liberty men’s basketball’s best season in school history, Liberty University and men’s basketball coach Ritchie McKay have agreed on a contract extension. Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell Jr., made the announcement on Twitter Thursday afternoon.


“I am humbled and honored that Ian McCaw and President Falwell Jr. have given me the opportunity to continue to be a part of this special University,” McKay said. “We are in process of trying to build something special at Liberty and I can't thank our administration enough for recognizing that."4/4/19




Liberty Faces Mississippi State in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Liberty men's basketball team will face Mississippi State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Flames will be in the South Region, where they will face the Bulldogs on Friday, March 22, at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

The Flames will enter the NCAA Tournament as a No. 12 seed, the highest seeding in school history, while Mississippi State is a No. 5 seed. The winner of the Liberty vs. Mississippi State matchup will face the victor in the game No. 4 seed Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 seed Saint Louis game on Sunday.

Mississippi State comes into the NCAA Tournament with a 23-10 overall record. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 10-8 mark in the SEC, which was tied for sixth place with Ole Miss. Mississippi State lost to Tennessee 83-76 in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.

This is the first time Liberty has been sent to the South Region in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. In 1994 and 2004, the Flames were in the East Region, while Liberty was a part of the “First Four” in 2013 in the Midwest Region.

Liberty has limited availability in its ticket allotment to the NCAA Tournament. A $1 non-refundable fee will be charged to take an order and ticket holders will be notified by Tuesday, March 19 if they will receive tickets to the tournament as part of the Liberty allotment. For questions, please contact the Flames Ticket Office at 434-582-SEAT (7328) ortickets@liberty.edu. The Flames Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Flames are making their fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament and their first since 2013. Liberty punched its ticket to the “Big Dance” by claiming the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship title during its inaugural season in the league. 2018-19 has been a historic season for the Flames, as they were the first team in the ASUN final to advance to the NCAA Tournament in their tournament debut since the 1997-98 season. The Flames shattered many records this year, including winning a school record 28 games, the most in a single season during their Division I era.

McKay has led the Flames to their third straight 20-win season, which has never been done before in school history. The Flames are prepping for their third straight postseason tournament, having participated in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) in the past two seasons. McKay was also nominated for the Ben Jobe Award, Jim Phelan Award and the Hugh Durhman Award following Liberty’s ASUN Championship win. The Ben Jobe award recognizes the top minority coach in Division I, the Jim Phelan Award awards the top coach in Division I basketball and the Hugh Durham Award is presented to the mid-major coach in the country.



Liberty Punches Ticket to NCAA Tournament, Defeats Lipscomb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the fourth time in school history, Liberty is going to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed Flames defeated the No. 1 seed Lipscomb 74-68 to claim the ASUN Championship.

Liberty is the first league team to win the ASUN Final in its debut tournament since the 1997-98 season. The Flames (28-6, 14-2 ASUN) now have tied their school record with 28 wins on the season. Liberty’s Lovell Cabbil Jr., Caleb Homesley and Scottie James were named to the ASUN All-Tournament team, while James was also named the ASUN Tournament Most Valuable Player.

Turning Point

Lipscomb came out firing to open the game, sparked by Kenny Cooper (eight points and four rebounds) and Ahsan Asadullah (six points and seven rebounds). The pair combined for 14 of Lipscomb’s 28 first-half points and 11 of its 19 rebounds. The Flames were down by eight points (24-16) with six minutes left in the first half, but responded by ending the half on 13-4 run to go into the break with a 29-28 lead. Liberty had a balanced offensive attack with eight players scoring, led by Scottie James with seven points and five rebounds.

The offense picked up in the second half for both teams, as Liberty shot 53 percent (16-30) in the second half while Lipscomb shot 68 percent (15-22). The game went back and forth with 23 lead changes. The Bisons held a one-point lead (66-65) with 1:31 left in the game, but the Flames responded on the next possession, taking the lead thanks to a Scottie James layup with 56 second left. After forcing a stop on defense, Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz made it a four-point lead (70-66) with 17 seconds left, knocking down his second three-pointer of the game from the corner. James would seal the win after making a pair of free throws with eight seconds left in the contest to give the Flames the victory. 

Key Stats & Notes

Lipscomb’s 28 first half points were the second fewest in a half this season. Liberty held the Bisons to a season-low 27 points on Feb. 13.Liberty has claimed its fourth ever conference championship, having won the Big South Tournament in 1994, 2004 and 2013.Liberty has now won a school-record 11 true road games.Liberty held Lipscomb to just four fast-break points.Liberty had four players score in double figures led by Scottie James’ 17 points to go along with eight rebounds.Caleb Homesley flirted with a triple-double, scoring 11 points to go along with seven rebounds and a career-high eight assists.Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 16 points to go along with two rebounds and two assists.Liberty forced Lipscomb to commit 10 turnovers, while only committing eight.Liberty scored 15 points of Lipscomb’s turnovers. The 5,687 attendance for the ASUN Championship Final was a Lipscomb record at Allen Arena.

Thoughts from Coach McKay

“This isn’t just coach-speak, Casey Alexander and his staff are phenomenal coaches. They are really hard to prepare for because of the quality of play they exude on the court. It is tough to lose a game like this and I have been in their shoes. They have had an incredible year and I think they are NCAA Tournament at-large worthy. The quality of our opponent today necessitated our best. I knew they were going to do some things offensively and defensively that create some small incisions, but I was so proud of how our guys weathered the storm. I think that this was a game where you needed a break or two down the stretch and we were fortunate enough to get one.”

Up Next

The Flames will now have the week off until the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday, March 17th. Liberty’s selection and seeding will then determine when and where they will play. The selection show will take place at 7 p.m. ET and the show can be seen on CBS.


Lynchburg) EM-SPORT 3/4/19

Liberty started off with the hot-hand by going up by 9 points first half with 16 minutes left in the first half of the game. Liberty went for two minutes and did not score then Jacksonville got back into the game by holding Liberty 1- of 11 shooting from the field midway through the half then Scotty James turned things around by score inside the paint. James had 12 points in the first half also Flames had three players in score double- figures in Lovell jr (11), James (15) Georgle Pacheco (13) liberty had six- threes points. Dolphins just had six points in the first 10 minutes of game Liberty controlled the game

to finish 72 - 58 Jace Hogan and Aamahne Santos had 13points each for Dolphins.  



       LYNCHBURG, Va. – Following an offseason that saw major renovations to Williams Stadium, Liberty Athletics next football upgrade project is focusing on the base of operations for the program.

       Shortly after the conclusion of the 2018 football season, Liberty’s first campaign at the FBS level, the Williams Football Operations Center started a $25 million renovation project that is scheduled for completion in January 2020.

       The Williams Football Operations Center opened in 2006, giving Liberty’s football program a three-story, 48,000-square foot base of operations in the north end zone of Williams Stadium.

       The current renovation project will dramatically expand the footprint of the existing building. The project will add 18,000 additional square feet to the facility to bring the new building’s usable space to 65,455 square feet.

       The top floor of the newly renovated facility will house 17 offices and 12 position meeting room, plus a 147-seat, theater style team meeting room. 

       The middle floor of the building, located at ground level, will include a new locker room with 122 lockers and an attached equipment room to better service Liberty’s football players.

       The floor will also house a 13,000 square foot player’s lounge, including a nutrition center and can accommodate up to 130 people. The area will be used as a recruiting area during home football games.

       A glass enclosed cardio workout room will replace the existing front entrance to the operations center and the workout area will overlook the lower level.

       Rounding out the new amenities of this floor will be a press room for weekly press conferences and postgame interviews, plus a new training room. The sports medicine area will include 11 treatment beds, an onsite x-ray room, plus hydrotherapy pools.

       Closing out the facility will be a state-of-the art weight room in the lower level of the operations center. The 16,000 square foot workout space will be furnished with the latest training equipment, allowing Liberty’s players to prepare themselves to excel at the highest level of college football.

       The entire three-floor football operations center will feature a dynamic graphic arts packages, helping promote the ever growing Liberty Football brand.

       A construction timeline is in place so that the locker room and training room facilities will be functional in time for the start of the 2019 football season.

       During the construction process, Liberty’s student-athletes will utilize the visiting team locker room area in the Liberty Indoor Practice facility, while the coaching staff office space will be housed on the top floor of the Williams Stadium Carter Tower.

       The construction project will also work around the newly built 3,000 square foot video board that was installed prior to the start of the 2018 football season.

       After finishing with a 6-6 record last year and becoming the ninth program to win six or more games during its inaugural season at the FBS level, the Flames will open the 2019 season on Aug. 31 when they host ACC foe Syracuse, who is preseason ranked No. 15 by ESPN.com.

       Season tickets for Liberty’s 2019 season will go on sale on Feb. 6 with general admission packages starting at $70 per person.

       Discounts will be available for Liberty University faculty and staff, registered Varsity Club members (former Liberty University student-athletes) and recent Liberty University alumni (graduates from 2015-19).

       Fans can support Liberty Football by joining the Flames Club, which exists to underwrite Liberty Athletics' three-fold mission to train Champions for Christ, provide a world-class student-athlete experience and achieve victory with integrity.

       Flames Club membership starts at just $60 and members can enjoy preferred parking, seating and pregame hospitality benefits, based upon membership level. For4 more information about the Flames Club, please call 434-582-CLUB (2582) or email FlamesClub@liberty.edu.  1/24/19

Lady flames suffer a big loss 64-52

Lynchburg) Jacksonville combo-guard was too much for the Lady Flames they probably the best guard they faced all year they were like the Wizard of Oz. Dolphins came from behind to take the lead in the second quarter 23-18 Jacksonville led up to half-time 29 to 23, starting the third quarter Liberty was playing without the starting point guard  Ashtyn Baken who suffered a left ankle injury and not return to the floor. The Lady Flames had 20 turnovers with the loss 64-52, Jasmyn Brown scored 15 points and Trudy Walker and Rolanda Hayes added 12 points apiece. Walker added nine rebounds for Dolphins. Bridgette Rettstatt led the Flames with 14 points and 10 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double. by EM-SPORTS 1/12/19


Scottie James led liberty WITH 18 POINTS FOR A WIN 69-64


Liberty did not have any problems with Jacksonville the lead changed 3 times and tied 1 time and LU scores 46 points in paint and Jacksonville had 24 points in the paint. LU with 18 points from bench and Dolphins with 15 points from the bench. Scottie James led all scorers with 18 points and got help from Caleb Homesley with 14 points and JD Notae 15 points for Dolphins. by EM-SPORTS 1/12/19





Virginia Edged 63-61 by No. 23 Florida State


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (6-8, 0-1 ACC) opened conference play by being edged 63-61 by No. 23 Florida State (13-1, 1-0 ACC) on Thursday (Jan. 3) at John Paul Jones Arena.


The Cavaliers were led by a 19-point performance from sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley (Madison, Va.). Senior forward Mone Jones (Durham, N.C.) scored 12 points with seven rebounds while junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) had 14 points with eight rebounds and three assists. Kiah Gillespie led the Seminoles with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Virginia shot 38.7 percent (24-of-62) and Florida State shot 41.0 percent (25-of-61). Florida State held a 42-32 edge in rebounding.


In a game with seven ties and 10 lead changes, Florida State’s Valencia Myers made a layup with 46.5 seconds remaining to stake the Seminoles to a 63-61 lead. Both teams missed field goal attempts with their next possessions, giving Virginia the ball with 4.1 seconds remaining. Florida State’s Nicki Ekhomu stole the inbounds pass to wrap up the victory for the Seminoles.


Florida State jumped out to the early lead, holding a 16-10 advantage at the end of the first quarter. Virginia outscored FSU 15-10 in the second quarter to go into the break down a point, 26-25. In the third quarter, Willoughby scored five-straight points to stake UVA to a 35-30 lead. The Cavaliers built up a 49-43 lead heading into the final quarter, but Florida State went on an 8-2 run to tie the game at 51 with 6:23 remaining. Willoughby hit a three-pointer with 2:53 remaining to put UVA up 59-56, but a pair of free throws followed by a three from Kourtney Weber gave Florida State a two-point edge until junior guard Dominique Toussaint tied the game at 61 with 1:19 remaining. Myers’ game-winning layup was a third-chance shot, with Florida State grabbing a pair of offensive rebounds after a pair of misses in the possession




6 Named to Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent Team


       LYNCHBURG, Va. – Following Liberty’s first season at the FBS level, the Flames have six of the best players from the FBS independent teams in the country, as selected by the Phil Steele Publications.

       Liberty’s Dontae Duff (OL), Antonio Gandy-Golden (WR), Frankie Hickson (RB), Jessie Lemonier (DL), Julio Lozano (OL) and Jeremy Peters (DB) have been named to the 2018 Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent Team.

       Hickson, Gandy-Golden and Lozano were first-team selections, while Duff, Lemonier and Peters were named to the second-team listing.

       The half dozen Flames played a significant role during Liberty’s FBS transition process. Liberty finished its first season at the FBS level with a 6-6 record, becoming the ninth team in NCAA history to win six or more games during its first FBS season.

       Hickson led the Flames’ ground game in 2018, finishing the season with 1,032 rushing yards on 229 carries (4.5 yards per carry) and 11 touchdowns. Hickson’s career high yardage total allowed the junior to become the 15th player in program history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and the first since 2014.

       Gandy-Golden became the second player in program history to post back-to-back 1,000 yard receiving seasons, finishing his junior year with a team-best 1,037 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. The Biletnikoff Award watch list member would have ranked No. 14 in the country in receiving yards per game in 2018 (94.3), if Liberty was eligible for the national statistics rankings (not eligible due to NCAA FBS reclassification process).

       Duff and Lozano paved the way for quarterback Stephen Calvert to have a record-breaking season. The two standout offensive linemen allowed the quarterback to throw for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns, while the junior hurler became the program’s all-time leader with 65 career touchdown passes.

       Duff, a junior on Liberty’s offensive line, has started all 34 of his career games played, including all 12 games at right guard in 2018. Lozano, a redshirt senior, started 28 career games since transferring from Kilgore College in 2016, including starts in his last 24 games as a Flame at left tackle.

       Lemonier made an immediate impact during his first season at Liberty after transferring from Ventura College prior to the 2018 season. This year, the junior had 55 tackles (30 solo, 25 assisted), including 13.5 tackles for a loss, and became the third player in program history with 10 or more sacks in a season. He would have ranked No. 8 in the country in sacks per game (0.83), if Liberty was eligible for the national statistics rankings.

       Peters has been a stabilizing factor for the Flames’ defensive backfield for the last four seasons, finishing his career as one of five active defenders with 40 or more career games played (42). The senior ended his days as a Flame with 127 career tackles (101 solo, 26 assisted) and 29 career pass breakups, which ranks second best in program history.

      1st TEAM 2nd TEAM
QB Ian Book, Notre Dame Kelvin Hopkins, Army
RB Dexter Williams, Notre Dame Marquis Young, UMass
RB Frankie Hickson, Liberty Christian Gibson, New Mexico St
RB Darnell Woolfolk, Army Tony Jones, Notre Dame
WR Andy Isabella, UMass Miles Boykin, Notre Dame
WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
TE Matt Bushman. BYU Alize' Mack, Notre Dame
OL Bryce Holland, Army Jaxson Deaton, Army
OL Sam Mustipher, Notre Dame Dontae Duff, Liberty
OL Austin Hoyt, BYU Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
OL Julio Lozano, Liberty Austin Schuffert, Army
OL Sage Doxtater, New Mexico St Ray Thomas-Ishman, UMass
1st TEAM 2nd TEAM
DL Corbin Kaufusi, BYU Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
DL Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame Jessie Lemonier, Liberty
DL Roy Lopez, New Mexico St Joe Previte, UMass
DL Kenneth Brinson, Army Cedric Wilcots, New Mexico St
LB Te'von Coney, Notre Dame Javahn Fergurson, New Mexico St
LB Cole Christiansen, Army James Nachtigal, Army
LB Bryton Barr, UMass Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame
LB Sione Takitaki, BYU Isaiah Kaufusi, BYU
DB Julian Love, Notre Dame Jeremy Peters, Liberty
DB Mike Reynolds, Army Tony Pride, Notre Dame
DB Jalen Elliott, Notre Dame Lee Moses, UMass
DB Elijah Riley, Army Ron LaForce, New Mexico St
1st TEAM 2nd TEAM
K Justin Yoon, Notre Dame John Abercrombie, Army
P Tyler Newsome, Notre Dame Rhett Almond, BYU
KR Jason Huntley, New Mexico St Marquis Young, UMass
PR Chris Finke, Notre Dame Mike Reynolds, Army
LS John Shannon, Notre Dame Mitch Harris, BYU
IND All Conference Teams

Liberty Flames fall just short in road loss at Georgetown Hoyas, 88-78


The Liberty Flames stepped up in competition to face the Georgetown Hoyas in Washington, DC. The Hoyas play inthe rugged Big East and were waiting for a chance to take on another out of conference opponent.


The Flames were prepared to face their biggest challenge of the year and on the road no less. Coach McKay’s squad featured a tenacious defense that only allowed 56 points a game. The Hoyas were a battle tested bunch who boasted a 6-1 record and were averaging over 80 points a game. 


The game was a close, back and forth contest with neither team grabbing a commanding lead. When Georgetown pushes ahead, the Flames knocked down big shots and continued to put pressure on the Hoyas. As the teams traded baskets and watches the lead go back and forth, it seemed no one wanted to pull away. With under two minutes left, Scottie James hit a three-pointer for the Flames and closed the scoring with Georgetown ahead 40-38.


The second half started very much as the first. Both teams traded baskets until Liberty went ice cold. As the Flames struggled the find the bottom of the net,  the Hoyas found their groove. With the home crowd raising the energy and spurring the Hoyas on, Liberty fell victim to Hoya Paranoya. Over a ten minute stretch midway through the second half, Georgetown outscored the Flames 31-10. During this stretched the Hoyas lead peak at 23 points, 73-50 with less than nine minutes to go. 


The Flames made a valiant effort with about four minutes left but the lead was too big to overcome. Three Flames finished in double figures. The big problems for the Flames could be found in their poor shooting of only 37%, (Georgetown shot 53%) and the rebounding disparity. Georgetown collected 44 total rebounds compared to the 19 from Liberty. 


For a Georgetown team who shared the wealth, James Akinjo scores a game high 19 points. Jessie Govan recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Mac McClung, a native Virginian, added 12 points.  Liberty was led by Darius McGhee’s 19 points (five made 3s), Scottie James had 18 points and Lovell Cabill chopped on 13. 


The Hoyas have now improved to 7-1 and put an end to the four-game winning streak of Liberty, who now stands 7-2 on the year. 


by EMSPORTS 12/03/2018

Old photo of Wayne Proffitt Playing basketball with team logos in top corners. Text: Wayne Proffitt Classic | Dec. 1-2, 2018 | Turner Gymnasium | Lynchburg, Va.


University of Lynchburg plays host to the inaugural Wayne Proffitt Classic in Turner Gymnasium. Proffitt, Class of 1967, is statistically the greatest men's basketball player in the history of the institution, scoring 1,842 points in his Lynchburg career (a program record) on his way to two All-America honors. He coached the Hornets for 15 seasons and is the winningest basketball coach in Lynchburg history as well with 249 wins. Lynchburg dedicated the court in Turner Gymnasium as Wayne Proffitt Court on Feb. 3, 2018 prior to the Hornets' 81-79 victory over No. 19 Emory & Henry.



Lynchburg, Va.-- The University of Lynchburg men's basketball team earned a convincing 77-64 victory over No. 22 Christopher Newport Sunday afternoon to wrap up the inaugural Wayne Proffitt Classic.

The Hornets remain undefeated this season with an impressive 7-0 record.  Lynchburg has never been 7-0 in the ODAC era; reliable records for the program only go back to 1976.

Senior guard Devante' Young (Charlotte, N.C.) and wing Austin Wrighten (Woodbridge, Va.) each collected 16 points for the Hornets. Wrighten also grabbed 12 rebounds under the basket and two steals; it was his second-straight double-double and his third of the season.

Senior guard Jesse Case (Leesburg, Va.) added 14 points of his own to the win, along with five rebounds and an assist.

Senior forward Connor Schroeder (Blacksburg, Va.) was 3-for-4 behind the arc, racking up nine points, four rebounds, and two blocks despite foul trouble. Freshman wing Cole Meadows (Pearisburg, Va.) scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in his collegiate debut.



Final: Lynchburg 77, Christopher Newport 64

Records: Lynchburg 7-0, Christopher Newport 6-1

Venue: Wayne Proffitt Court at Turner Gymnasium, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.



  • Lynchburg started sluggish in the first half, falling behind Christopher Newport, 20-12, in the early going. The Hornets were energized by Schroeder's 3-pointer with 11:58 left in the period and climbed back into the contest.

  • Young tied up the game 23-23 after a layup with 8:23 remaining and put Lynchburg ahead with a fast-break 3-pointer 20 seconds later. Lynchburg never trailed again.

  • The Hornets ended the half on a 12-0 run sparked by Meadows' steal and basket and ending with back-to-back 3-pointers from Schroeder and junior guard Chance Greene (Creedmoor, N.C.). Lynchburg led 43-30 at intermission.

  • Lynchburg kept the momentum going in the second half even with Christopher Newport drawing closer. The Captains cut the deficit to 49-46 before Case's 3 snatched the momentum away. An 8-0 run midway through the half extended the lead to 13, punctuated by Wrighten's breakaway layup.

  • The Hornets earned their last 10 points from the free throw line.

Coach Mike London is coming home


Current Howard University Coach will be resigning at the end of the year to take over the head coaching position at The College of William and Mary.  Coach London, who is currently 11-10 in his two years at Howard, has accepted the position left by the retiring legend Jimmye Laycock.  Laycock was the big whistle for the football team in Williamsburg for 39 years.  


London is a familiar face in the commonwealth of Virginia as well as the FCS sidelines.  London was formerly and assistant at W&M in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  He also led his alma mater, The University of Richmond to a national FCS championship in 2009 which was a springboard to the head coaching job at the University of Virginia from 2010-2015.


Congrats to Coach London and welcome back to his roots in the 757.


by EMSPORTS.com  11/19/2018


Caleb Snead, National Award Nominee - FCS


Thanks to his impressive rookie campaign at Campbell University, former Heritage receiver Caleb Snead is a finalist for the STATS FCS freshman of the year award, the organization announced Monday, November 19th.


Snead is one of 20 finalists for the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award, given annually to the freshman player of the year since 2011.

Snead was named the Big South Conference’s freshman of the week twice during the Camels’ 2018 season and also is a two-time STATS honorable mention freshman honoree.


The rookie’s 810 receiving yards and nine touchdown catches lead all FCS freshmen and are good for second among all receivers in the Big South. His touchdown total tied a Big South freshman record and set program records for a freshman, and his 18 yards-per-catch average is a conference best.


The 6-3, 210-pound redshirt freshman also posted four games with at least 95 receiving yards — including a single-game program-record 10-catch, 188-yard performance against Monmouth — in Campbell’s 6-5 season.


A national panel of sports information directors, broadcasters, writers and other officials will select winners of the four STATS FCS postseason awards, which will be presented at the organization’s banquet Jan. 4 in Frisco, Texas.


story via staff reports: newsadvance.com


Caleb Snead (Heritage High School) making waves in college.


BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell rookie standout Caleb Snead is one of 15 nationally named to the initial STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award watch list, named for the legendary Hall of Fame wide receiver and presented in the postseason to the FCS freshman player of the year since 2011.

Snead, a redshirt freshman wide receiver, owns 341 receiving yards with four touchdowns on 17 catches through his first six collegiate games. The Lynchburg, Va. native is averaging 20.1 yards per catch, a team-best, posting at least two grabs in each game so far this season.

Snead has earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors twice already, posting 98 yards with a TD in a CU win at Georgetown, and again after tallying 72 yards on four catches with a touchdown against FBS Coastal Carolina.

It is the third consecutive year that a Camel has been named to the Rice Award watch list, following Elijah Burress in 2016 and Daniel Smith, who was a finalist in 2017.

The Camels, who are off to their best start in program history at 5-1, will open Big South play at Monmouth on October 20 following their week seven bye week.


Snead has 27 catches for 529 yards and six touchdown catches through seven games as of October 20th, 2018.  The team is 5-2 overall and 0-1 in the Big South.


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a big win for flames 22-16


     • Liberty evens its record during its initial FBS season at 3-3 with a 22-16 victory over Troy. The Flames are now 2-1 at Williams Stadium this season halfway through the home slate.

• The Flames are one win away from 250 in program history, as they are currently 249-234-4 all-time.

• With the win, Liberty is 3-0 all-time when facing Sun Belt opponents, its best record against any active FBS conference.

• Liberty set season lows in total offense (341) and total yards allowed (293), while punting a season-high nine times.
• Today’s game was the first time Liberty held an opponent below 300 total yards since Nov. 5, 2016 at Presbyterian when PC totaled just 175 yards.

• After coming in to the game with five total sacks on the season, Liberty posted a season-high four sacks.

• Liberty is now 2-1 all-time against Troy, thanks to the Flames’ first victory over the Trojans since Oct. 17, 1992.

• Troy’s five-game overall winning streak was snapped, as was the Trojans’ seven-game road winning streak. The Trojans lost for just the third time in the last 19 games.

• Troy was receiving eight votes in the most recent USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll.

• Liberty won the turnover battle, 3-1. All nine of Liberty’s takeaways this season have come in wins, and the Flames have not recorded any takeaways in games in which they have lost.



QB Stephen Calvert

• Threw for 238 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Connected with BJ Farrow for the game-winning TD pass, a nine-yarder with 2:23 left in the game.

• Calvert passed Brock Smith (2005-08) into fourth place all-time in program history with 7,188 career passing yards. He also entered Liberty’s top five all-time in career total offense, passing Paul Johnson (1985-89) into fifth with 6,925 career total yards.

• Has passed for at least one touchdown in each of his last 19 games played, a streak which started at Charleston Southern, Nov. 12, 2016.

WR B.J. Farrow

• Caught eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, with his nine-yard TD reception from Stephen Calvert serving as the game winner with 2:23 left in the game.

• Farrow is now in sole possession of fifth place in program history with 19 career touchdown receptions.

• Recorded his fifth career 100-yard receiving game and second of the year (122 yards at New Mexico).


WR Khaleb Coleman

• Making his first career start at wide receiver, got Liberty on the board with a 29-yard touchdown reception with 10;43 left in the second quarter. Finished with two catches for 39 yards, after coming in to the game with one career catch in four games played (eight yards against Old Dominion).


RB Peytton Pickett

• Rushed for 59 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries. A go-ahead touchdown run in the second quarter was his team-leading sixth rushing TD of the season, and fourth in the last three games.


RB Frankie Hickson

• Rushed for 71 yards on 23 carries. He had 33 yards on nine carries during the fourth quarter.



CB Bejour Wilson
• Led Liberty with eight tackles (five solo, three assisted). He also added a tackle for a loss and his second career interception, returning it for 42 yards.   
• His 42-yard interception return was the longest by a Flame since Tyrin Holloway’s 50-yard INT return at SMU on Sept. 17, 2016.


DE Juwan Wells

• Recorded five tackles, including one sack and two tackles for a loss.
• With 16.5 career sacks and 34.5 career tackles for a loss, he is now 0.5 sacks and 0.5 TFL’s away from Liberty’s top five.
• Is the first Liberty player to pass 200 career tackles (201) since Nick Newman graduated with 236 career tackles in 2016.


LB Solomon Ajayi

• Recorded seven tackles while also forcing a fumble, his first career forced fumble.

DE Jesse Lemonier

• Recorded five tackles, including his team-leading third sack of the season and his first career fumble recovery.
• Sacked Sawyer Smith on fourth and 16 with 1:47 left, essentially icing the game.



High school football season is in full swing and the Friday nights are full of lights, sounds and the energy created by the efforts of young men playing for school and pride. and nobody 


Over the past several seasons, the Central Virginia high school teams have produced state championship level teams that are populated with Division 1 level talent that has graced many high school fields.


A few of the young men that have performed so admirably on Friday nights, have taken their game to another level and another city to continue producing highlights and wins in their new uniforms.


Listed below are just a few of the recent graduates from the surrounding area that are now performing on Saturdays in colleges both near and far.


Elijah Davis, Heritage High School, Old Dominion University - Running Back

Davis recently played in his first college game and he did not disappoint.  The record setting running back had 10 carries for 63 yards and his first two touchdowns of the season and his career.  


Caleb Snead, Heritage High School, Campbell University - Wide Receiver

Snead has become to go-to wideout in his second year at Campbell.  After redshirting last year, Snead is the top receiver for the Camels.  In the three games this year, Snead has recorded at least two catches and one touchdown in each game.  In fact, his first collegiate reception was a touchdown.  He leads the team with three receiving scores and over 225 yards in the air.


Frankie Hickson, Heritage High School, Liberty University - Kick Returner/Running Back

Hickson has had a strong first two years with the Flames.  He is their primary kick returner and has been recognized in previous seasons as an All Big South performer.  This year he is the leading kickoff return specialist for the Flames with two returns for a total of 38 yards.  Due to his propensity and reputation, very few teams are giving Hickson a chance to take one to the house.


Grayson Overstreet, Staunton River High School, University of Richmond - Linebacker

Overstreet, the former two-way standout for the Golden Eagles, is now a special teams member for the Spiders.  Overstreet is focusing solely on defense where he is on the teams two-deep at outside linebacker. Overstreet is making the most of his minutes on the field in both roles.  He has recorded six tackles in the three games with one of the those a tackle for a loss.


Javon Scruggs, Appomattox High School, Liberty University - Defensive Back

Scruggs who starred on the three time State Champion Appomattox Raiders as their QB the last two years, has made an impression with the Flames' special teams units.  Scruggs as a gunner on special teams, made an immediate impact as his first college tackle resulted in a forced fumble vs ODU.  The fumble resulted in points for the Flames.  Scruggs has recorded two tackles on the season.


De'Von Graves, Appomattox High School, North Carolina State University - Defensive Back

Graves, another member of the record setting three-time defending Appomattox Raiders, was a man of many talents in high school on both sides of the ball.  He was able to enroll at NCSt during the winter semester and it has paid off.  Graves is a key starter of all the special unit teams for the Wolfpack where he has collected two tackles on the young season.


Congrats to all these young men and to so many others who have continued to live their dreams as college athletes.  



20,425 people showed up at WilliamS stADIUM at liberty University IN Lynchburg VA FOR 52-10 WIN

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Over 20,000 people showed up to watch Liberty football team picking up their first win at the FBS level. Liberty jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead.  ODU finally found the end zone early in the second quarter. In the second half, Liberty broke the game wide open by scoring 24 points in the fourth quarter alone. 

Kentory Matthews broke free for a 50-yard touchdown run. The Flames scored on their first two drives on the game. Liberty quarterback Stephan Calvert found DJ Stubbs on the sideline for 35-yard touchdown. ODU fumbled the ball and Liberty scored again with Calvert hitting Antonio Gandy in the corner of the end zone. Liberty was victorious by a final score of 52-10.



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According to a report, it didn’t take long for Anthony Poindexter to find a landing spot.


The UVa great and former assistant coach was sacked along with the rest of Bob Diaco’s staff at Connecticut earlier this week.


According to Mike Anthony of The Hartford Courant, Poindexter, who was the Huskies defensive coordinator, will be joining Jeff Brohm’s staff at Purdue.





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