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Barber new CSU athletic director

Charleston Southern University introduced Jeff Barber as the school’s new Athletic Director on Thursday afternoon at the Buccaneer Field House. Barber, who spent a decade as an administrator at the University of South Carolina and another 11 years as athletic director at Liberty University, becomes the third athletic director in CSU history. He will assume his duties on June 1.

Barber brings with him 29 years of total Division I college athletic experience, most recently at fellow Big South Conference institution, Liberty, from 2006-2016. Barber follows Howard Bagwell (1965-2000) and Hank Small (2001-2018) as he assumes leadership of the Buccaneers’ athletic department.


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Liberty to Join the Atlantic Sun?

“Liberty is expected to make a major conference affiliation announcement on Thursday, multiple sources have confirmed,” reported Wednesday. “This move could happen as soon as the 2018-19 school year. A press conference is expected to be scheduled for Thursday.

“Sources indicate Liberty is poised to accept an invitation to the ASUN for all sports except football, but we are still working on confirming that information.”

Sure enough, Liberty made a Twitter announcement just after 11 Thursday morning: Join us for a press conference regarding a major announcement for the future of Liberty Athletics.”

The press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m.


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Rashad Jennings talks temptation, failure, ‘The Ifs in Life’ at final LU convocation

Former Dancing with the Stars and NFL running back Rashad Jennings spoke at Liberty University’s convocation Friday morning.

He talked to students about breaking down barriers between them and their goals.

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Liberty to expand Football Operations Center

More expansion is on the way to Liberty University’s Football facilities as the Flames prepare their transition to the FBS level. The university announced today that major upgrades and expansion are planned at the Arthur L. Williams Football Operations Center which sits at the north end of Williams Stadium. When complete, the building will essentially complete the stadium’s bowl shape. It will include all sorts of recruiting, training and locker room improvements.


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VIDEO: One Last Question with Diamond and Silk

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