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VIDEO: Tennis Legands

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Legendary professional tennis players to play PowerShares Series at Liberty University

On Monday evening, four of the most successful tennis players to ever play the game will go head-to-head at the Vines Center Arena on Liberty University’s campus for the PowerShares Series Legends of Tennis.

Andy Roddick, James Blake, John McEnroe, and Michael Chang will all compete against one another. There will be a one-set semifinals competition first and then a one-set championship match.

The event runs from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Monday night, but there are some cool experiences available before it starts.


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NASCAR driver William Byron unveils new No. 24 Liberty University car at LU Homecoming

Flames Football fans, including scores of alumni returning to the Liberty University campus for Homecoming, roared and revved as young NASCAR phenom and Liberty sophomore William Byron rolled his covered No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 onto the field at Williams Stadium during halftime of the football game on Saturday.
Byron marked the newest milestone in his young NASCAR career with his Liberty family as he unveiled his new stock car that he will drive when he advances to the Monster Energy Cup Series — the top tier of NASCAR — next year.
The new No. 24 is a tribute to NASCAR veteran Jeff Gordon, who raced No. 24 for 23 years.
The unveiling produced cheers from the crowd as Byron — who was joined by Liberty President Jerry Falwell and his wife Becki to help celebrate his big moment — helped push his new car across the field to the 50-yard line. Fans sat in anticipation as the Falwells and Byron pulled off the cover. Applause erupted as the shiny new car displayed Liberty’s signature navy blue and red color scheme, emblazoned with a red “LU” logo on the hood.
The Falwells and Byron took turns posing in front of the car for photographs and talking with members of the media on the field before pushing the car off the field to make way for the halftime performance by Liberty’s “Spirit of the Mountain” marching band.
“It’s great to unveil the car on campus and have the Liberty colors out there on the field, so it’s going to look really good,” Byron said. “Next year, I can’t wait for that, so hopefully we can win races with it and show it off really well.”
The unveiling capped off Byron’s celebration at Liberty’s Homecoming festivities. Before the football game, Byron made an appearance in the annual Homecoming parade, dressed in his racing suit. He also held a meet-and-greet and signed autographs for fans in a special tent in front of the Liberty University Barnes & Noble Bookstore, where guests could also participate in a virtual racing simulation.
On Aug. 29, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Liberty would continue as Byron’s primary sponsor for 12 races in the 2018 and 2019 seasons and that Byron would take the driver’s seat in the No. 24. The next day, during Liberty’s first Convocation of the semester, President Falwell joined Byron, Gordon, and Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, on stage.
Liberty has been sponsoring Byron since the beginning of his racing career when he entered the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at the age of 16. Since then, Byron has become one of the most successful young racers in recent NASCAR history, having won 10 total races, finishing in the top 10 on 34 separate occasions, and recording the most wins by a rookie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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LU: Reported sexual assault a hoax

Liberty University says a reported abduction and sexual assault in September was not true.

LU officials say there was no abduction by a stranger or otherwise.

Officials say the university and LUPD take reports of criminal activity seriously.


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