Independent News of Liberty University
The NCAA has approved Liberty University’s waiver request for the Football Bowl Subdivision reclassification process.
The university got the notification today after submitting a waiver in January.
Starting with the 2017-18 year, Liberty’s football program will start the FBS reclassification process.
Liberty will compete as a FBS independent during the 2018 season, and be bowl eligible in the 2019 season.
Liberty University officials are monitoring the spread of influenza on campus. There is a significant number of reported flu cases.
The university is providing hand sanitizer, educating and encouraging people in ways to prevent the spread of germs, and taking other preventive measures. At this time, less than 1% of students at Liberty University have been diagnosed with the flu.
A Bedford County judge has told homeowners at Ivy Lake they will not have to pay for repairs on the dam there.
As we’ve reported, the lake and dam are owned by Liberty University, which doesn’t believe it should be held responsible for the dam’s $1 million repair bill.
Ivy Lake, and the dam that comes with it, were gifted to Liberty University several years ago, but when the Department of Environmental Quality brought necessary repairs to the school’s attention, it looked for an alternative.
A Liberty University team made a historic discovery in Israel– that could help unlock a key to the past. The professors and students discovered the first “Dead Sea Scroll Cave” in over 60 years.
The Dead Sea Scrolls contain the oldest parts of the Torah or the Hebrew Bible. This is being called one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century.
The team found the cave last month during a trip to Israel as part of Operation Scroll. Now there are 12 known scroll caves off the coast of the Dead Sea. The last scroll cave was uncovered in 1956.