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Title: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: klg14 on August 03, 2020, 09:30:45 AM
Jerry Falwell Jr.’s dream of athletic domination is in peril.
https://slate.com/culture/2020/08/liberty-university-falwell-black-athletes-football-sports.html
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Bison 4 Life on August 03, 2020, 10:05:58 AM
I guess they never cared to GOOGLE the school they were going to play for? I knew about that place for YEARS and was not an athletes. To be honest any Black person attending a white Christian university needs their heads examined. Baylor, Oral Roberts, SMU, TCU, Bob Jones  and Liberty all represent the same thing to me. :tiptoe:
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: WileECoyote06 on August 03, 2020, 11:34:21 AM
Agreed with everyone here.  Liberty is the worst, and I seriously question any black or Latinx student who goes there.   

I’m glad they’ve seen the light, well somewhat.   I think the young lady is still a bit blinded.
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: thatd@mnYOGI on August 03, 2020, 11:37:54 AM
B4L, I totally agree with you. Liberty is the worse of the worse of Christian universities. I get the getting your own perspective about a school, but there are some schools that are blatant on where they stand. If an african american student chooses to still attend and find out later, then I have zero sympathy for their demise.

that's all...
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: JBROB on August 03, 2020, 11:45:51 AM
11% African American

Approximately 5,000 African Americans

https://www.collegefactual.com/colleges/liberty-university/student-life/diversity/#secEthnic
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Olde Hornet on August 03, 2020, 01:05:38 PM
jerry falwell Jr has shown the blacks at the university who he is, those who stay, either refuse to see him for what he is or enjoy being under mass falawell.   :tiptoe: :tiptoe: :tiptoe:
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: JBROB on August 03, 2020, 01:11:57 PM
jerry falwell Jr has shown the blacks at the university who he is, those who stay, either refuse to see him for what he is or enjoy being under mass falawell.   :tiptoe: :tiptoe: :tiptoe:

I think they refuse to see. Many just look at that online program as a way to reach their individual goals.

Selfish living ...
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Ram55 on August 03, 2020, 01:24:35 PM
Agreed with everyone here.  Liberty is the worst, and I seriously question any black or Latinx student who goes there.   

I’m glad they’ve seen the light, well somewhat.   I think the young lady is still a bit blinded.

Many of our young people are blinded by the bright lights they have to offer. Its later in life when the lights go out that they see the real light.
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Bison 4 Life on August 03, 2020, 02:04:46 PM
Many "elte" Black athletes attend majority white Christian academies or Catholic prep schools that are not diverse but they are blinded by the fame and "free stuff". Many seem to  have parents who either don't know or care. Either single parent from poor background or "saved" Christian parents in multicultural denomination who thinks all Black anything is bad.

This ain't 1982 when I had to call schools for  for catalogs and go to the library to research their backgrounds. Everything is a click or swipe away.Many Black athletes at PWI's are removed from the average Black students reality somewhat anyway. How many regular Black people have you met graduated from Kentucky, Nebraska,Gonzaga, Oregon etc? :shrug:
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: JBROB on August 03, 2020, 06:34:42 PM
Let's get real. The Black community pushes these kids to play major Division I sports.

The amount of community education around HBCUs that has to take place is enormous.
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: oleschoolaggie on August 03, 2020, 10:13:59 PM

i never knew what attracted black athletes to go to liberty until a month ago when i drove pass liberty university on my way to lynchburg to pick up a siberian husky puppy.  man, liberty has a "gorgeous" campus, everything i saw on their campus has "money" written all over it, including their athletic facilities...
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 04, 2020, 12:29:11 AM
Back in the 1990s A&T played at Liberty in football.  Liberty told A&T they could not bring their band because Liberty did not allow "that type of music" on their campus.  The coach at Liberty said they would win the game because A&T had a bunch of thugs on their team.  Bill Hayes was POed.  It was reported that every time A&T scored the aggie nation started chanting "WOOP THERE IT IS!!"  A large aggie contention went to Lynchburg that day.
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Jay_Thomas on August 04, 2020, 10:20:01 AM
Back in the 1990s A&T played at Liberty in football.  Liberty told A&T they could not bring their band because Liberty did not allow "that type of music" on their campus.  The coach at Liberty said they would win the game because A&T had a bunch of thugs on their team.  Bill Hayes was POed.  It was reported that every time A&T scored the aggie nation started chanting "WOOP THERE IT IS!!"  A large aggie contention went to Lynchburg that day.


The nerve and audacity...  :lmao:
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: JBROB on August 04, 2020, 11:12:40 AM
After being let go by the Browns, Sam Rutigliano would serve as an analyst for NBC Sports and ESPN for three years. In 1988, he was given the head coaching job at Liberty University, a post he would hold for eleven years until retiring in 1999.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Rutigliano
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Professor on August 04, 2020, 11:20:05 AM
Back in the 1990s A&T played at Liberty in football.  Liberty told A&T they could not bring their band because Liberty did not allow "that type of music" on their campus.  The coach at Liberty said they would win the game because A&T had a bunch of thugs on their team.  Bill Hayes was POed.  It was reported that every time A&T scored the aggie nation started chanting "WOOP THERE IT IS!!"  A large aggie contention went to Lynchburg that day.

We beat Liberty in 92 and 93.

Both close games were close. In 92 in Greensboro - 35 to 32 A&T and in Lynchburg in 93  38-30. We were looking to going back up there this year. We are STILL PISSED about those comments
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: punchy on August 04, 2020, 12:41:32 PM
I remember going to play at Liberty Baptist College when I played in the VSU band back in the 80's. We were probably the reason why they didn't like HBCU bands on their campus because we showed out that day!  :lmao: But Liberty Baptist beat the siht outta VSU's football team, so IMHO it was a trade off!  :lmao:
It was a different world touring their campus and talking to the students who attended that school. Boyfriends and girlfriends couldn't hold each other's hand, they couldn't even visit each other in their respective dorms, everybody had a curfew, it was so very strict. But they were very friendly towards us. :popcorn:
But I'm glad that some of our student-athletes are leaving. You can't enjoy yourself as a student under conditions as extreme as Liberty University.
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: EB on August 05, 2020, 10:30:57 AM
Jerry Falwell, Sr. was just another TV preacher before I saw his passionate support for Ronald Reagan, a huge red flag for me.  When South Africa was in the news, he was on the side of the Reagan administration's constructive engagement, another red flag.  Saying that I am not a fan of the school would be a huge understatement.
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Thinkingaboutit on August 05, 2020, 10:52:29 PM
Alumni  that attended Liberty during the elder Falwell era said it was challenging for African Americans for four years.  I'm told some liked the place.  She remained and finished, but has not returned. 
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Oldschoolram on August 09, 2020, 10:59:26 PM
Back in the 1990s A&T played at Liberty in football.  Liberty told A&T they could not bring their band because Liberty did not allow "that type of music" on their campus.  The coach at Liberty said they would win the game because A&T had a bunch of thugs on their team.  Bill Hayes was POed.  It was reported that every time A&T scored the aggie nation started chanting "WOOP THERE IT IS!!"  A large aggie contention went to Lynchburg that day.

AND they cried like babies after that beat down.

OH LORD.....the Apocalypse is upon us.......an Eagle and a Ram defending the Aggies. :D
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Ivan on August 10, 2020, 02:24:14 AM
My brother-in-law got his masters degree there two years ago. My family went to the graduation. Thankfully, I was still teaching summer school and "couldn't attend". ;)
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: B-more Eagle on August 10, 2020, 09:04:40 AM
Was the Big South created by LU?  If it was, why are HBCU's joining it?
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: punchy on August 10, 2020, 11:10:04 AM
Was the Big South created by LU?  If it was, why are HBCU's joining it?

WOW,,,,,,,LU created the Big South? I hadn't heard that one before,,,,,, :shrug:
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: The Sloping Hills and Verdent Green on August 10, 2020, 07:17:45 PM
Back in the 1990s A&T played at Liberty in football.  Liberty told A&T they could not bring their band because Liberty did not allow "that type of music" on their campus.  The coach at Liberty said they would win the game because A&T had a bunch of thugs on their team.  Bill Hayes was POed.  It was reported that every time A&T scored the aggie nation started chanting "WOOP THERE IT IS!!"  A large aggie contention went to Lynchburg that day.

AND they cried like babies after that beat down.

OH LORD.....the Apocalypse is upon us.......an Eagle and a Ram defending the Aggies. :D

OldschoolRam,

I know.  We can talk about and hate the aggies, but we aren't going to let redneck racist talk about the aggies. 
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: JAG89 on August 11, 2020, 04:51:09 AM
Alumni  that attended Liberty during the elder Falwell era said it was challenging for African Americans for four years.  I'm told some liked the place.  She remained and finished, but has not returned.

From what I was told by a female who once attended Liberty that the few Blacks that did attend were there for diversity reasons.  Supposedly, Liberty had to meet some diversity goal in order to receive federal funding, which was around the time when Falwell Sr. agreed with Reagan concerning South Africa Apartheid.
Title: Re: Liberty U. Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Post by: Snapper on August 11, 2020, 03:46:50 PM
I went to LU last May to attend my nieces graduation. Beautiful campus and all that but the feeling there was odd. Also Mike Pence was there so security was EXTRA tight. One thing my niece told me with all her assignments was that it had to somehow incorporate the use of the bible in every assignment.