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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Liberty head football coach Hugh Freeze arrives to coach from a wheelchair in the coaches' box against Syracuse in an NCAA college football game in Lynchburg, Va. Freeze knows that part of his story as Liberty’s football coach is about his own redemption, and he’s fine with that. And in a season when school's administration is embroiled in very public legal battles, he hopes the No. 25 Flames offer some respite. (AP Photo/Matt Bell, File)

Redemption for Freeze part of wild ride for No. 25 Liberty

Nov. 2, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Hugh Freeze is fine with his own redemption being part of the story as Liberty’s football team makes school history. The coach also knows the very public legal battles engulfing the school's administration drives much of the narrative about the university. He just hopes the success the Flames have had in...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, against Liberty University with defamation and breach of contract claims alleging the school damaged his reputation in statements after his resignation. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation

Oct. 29, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation in a series of public statements that followed his resignation as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals. The lawsuit filed in...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., pauses during an interview in his office at the school in Lynchburg, Va. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, Falwell said that he has submitted his resignation as head of evangelical Liberty University. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Liberty disputes reports about Falwell severance payment

Sep. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University said it paid its recently resigned president, Jerry Falwell Jr., the two years' base salary owed under his employment contract Tuesday. The Lynchburg, Virginia-based Christian university issued a brief statement about the compensation that did not provide an exact...