Students react to Liberty University’s move to the Football Bowl Subdivision


FOOTBALL TEAM HAS DRUMMED UP EXCITEMENT TONIGHT AMONG STUDENTS ON CAMPUS. WSLS 10’S ROB MANCH CAUGHT UP WITH SOME OF THEM. HE’S LIVE OUTSIDE LIBERTY TONIGHT. ROB – WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN HEARING FROM PEOPLE THERE? EVERYONE IS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THIS PROGRAM AND WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR THE SCHOOL. WE HEARD PRESIDENT JERRY FALWELL TALK ABOUT DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL BEING A DREAM OF HIS FATHER’S, AND IT’S CLEAR THAT DREAM IS ALSO SHARED BY THE STUDENTS HERE ON CAMPUS. 10:39:15 “GO FLAMES.” FRESHMAN NATHAN RAMBO AND SENIOR LEE PARISH SAY DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL HAS THEM EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE AT LIBERTY. NATHAN RAMBO, LIBERTY FRESHMAN: 10:37:35 “I THINK THAT WILL BE A REAL ATTRACTION TO NEWER STUDENTS, NEWER ATHLETES, AND REALLY DRAW MORE PEOPLE IN.” LEE PARISH, LIBERTY SENIOR: 10:37:57 “MORE INCOME FOR THE SCHOOL. WE’RE ALWAYS LIKE NEEDING MONEY, WE’RE ALWAYS HAVING NEW STUDENTS COMING IN.” WE ALSO HEARD FROM LUKE DILLARD, THE SPORTS EDITOR AT THE LIBERTY CHAMPION, IN AN EMAIL, SAYING QUOTE “PEOPLE HAVE DEFINITELY LOOKED DOWN ON THE LIBERTY PROGRAM BECAUSE OF THEIR FCS CLASSIFICATION, AND NOW THEY WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO DO THAT. IT WAS A MOMENTOUS DAY.” NATHAN RAMBO, LIBERTY FRESHMAN: 10:37:05 “AS A STUDENT BODY IT WILL MEAN MORE, NOT IN THE SENSE THAT WE WOULD OR WOULDN’T SUPPORT OUR TEAM AS MUCH, BUT I THINK THE GAMES WILL BE MORE MEANINGFUL IN THE SENSE OF, OK THIS TEAM IS COMING, THEY’RE BIGGER NAMED.” EVEN THOUGH THE SCHOOL WON’T OFFICIALLY BE BOWL ELIGIBLE UNTIL 20-19, FOR STUDENTS LIKE PARRISH AND RAMBO, THE EXCITEMENT IS ALREADY HERE. THE ATHLETICS PROGRAM HERE AT LIBERTY HAS BEEN STEADILY GROWING EVER SINCE IT BEGAN BACK IN 1972. IN HIS EMAIL, DILLARD SAID HE HOPES LIBERTY CAN ONE DAY BE FOR PROTESTANT CHRISTIANS WHAT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY IS TODAY FOR CATHOLICS. IN LYNCHBURG, ROB MANCH W-S-L-S 10.

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  • I'm happy for liberty University I can't wait to see them perform on the FBS level they deserve it !!! Im now a fan of flames !!!!

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