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(Slate)   "Liberty University Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-08-03 2:45:23 AM  
Liberty University is basically the college equivalent of a time-share.

your target market is deep-pocket rubes or rubes willing to borrow irresponsibly for something that will never be worth it.
 
2020-08-03 3:46:12 AM  
Shocking.
 
2020-08-03 3:52:10 AM  
You could say that Liberty U is going down in Flames.
 
2020-08-03 3:56:06 AM  
LIMU EMUUUUU
 
2020-08-03 4:30:18 AM  
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

My dream of finding a bag full of money in my kitchen floor is also in peril.  Next thing you know, I'll learn that my hopes for an undefeated Cleveland Browns season may be unrealistic
 
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2020-08-03 4:35:18 AM  

puffy999: LIMU EMUUUUU


And Doug
 
2020-08-03 5:44:26 AM  
If I could laugh any harder at this article, I'd choke on my saliva and die.
 
2020-08-03 6:08:32 AM  
They'll do just fine in golf, swimming, equestrian, and women's soccer.
 
2020-08-03 6:09:27 AM  
Headline writer missed an opportunity:
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination dominion is in peril.
 
2020-08-03 6:26:01 AM  

Naido: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

My dream of finding a bag full of money in my kitchen floor is also in peril.  Next thing you know, I'll learn that my hopes for an undefeated Cleveland Browns season may be unrealistic


If COVID cancels the NFL season, the Browns will be undefeated.
 
2020-08-03 6:46:53 AM  
Hugh Freeze - Recruiting violations and used a world phone to call an escort

Ian McCaw - fired for sexual and domestic assault

These are the scum, Liberty hired to try to become an athletic powerhouse. Showing their obvious focus on Christ like divinity.

Also, hahahahaha
"Athletics is the most important thing at Liberty,"

Racism is a very close second. And, Christianity is in the mix there somewhere. Maybe.
 
2020-08-03 6:47:00 AM  
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

Wasn't aware they were on the verge of being a sports powerhouse, but hey at least they have their stellar academics to fall back on.
 
2020-08-03 6:47:25 AM  

holdmybones: Hugh Freeze - Recruiting violations and used a work phone to call an escort

Ian McCaw - fired for sexual and domestic assault

These are the scum, Liberty hired to try to become an athletic powerhouse. Showing their obvious focus on Christ like divinity.

Also, hahahahaha
"Athletics is the most important thing at Liberty,"

Racism is a very close second. And, Christianity is in the mix there somewhere. Maybe.


Fixt, but now I want a world phone.
 
2020-08-03 6:48:50 AM  
He wanted to be the "Notre Dame" of Catholics.

I hate to break it to Jerry, pere et fil, but a lot of Catholics went to other Catholic universities, and despise Notre Dame.  The only Catholics who love Notre Dame are the ones who didn't go to college at all.  And since Liberty runs a whole lot of distance-learning theology classes scams, are those the evangelicals you want to attract?
 
2020-08-03 6:49:21 AM  

FrancoFile: He wanted to be the "Notre Dame" of evangelicals.

I hate to break it to Jerry, pere et fil, but a lot of Catholics went to other Catholic universities, and despise Notre Dame.  The only Catholics who love Notre Dame are the ones who didn't go to college at all.  And since Liberty runs a whole lot of distance-learning theology classes scams, are those the evangelicals you want to attract?



FTFM

Gah.
 
2020-08-03 6:56:14 AM  

groppet: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

Wasn't aware they were on the verge of being a sports powerhouse, but hey at least they have their stellar academics to fall back on.


They have been known to play sports in (looks at Wikipedia) The Big South Conference?  So, you know... watch out.
 
2020-08-03 7:27:11 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: groppet: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

Wasn't aware they were on the verge of being a sports powerhouse, but hey at least they have their stellar academics to fall back on.

They have been known to play sports in (looks at Wikipedia) The Big South Conference?  So, you know... watch out.


Biggie biggie South y'all!
 
2020-08-03 7:29:57 AM  

groppet: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

Wasn't aware they were on the verge of being a sports powerhouse, but hey at least they have their stellar academics to fall back on.


college sports football is another excellent opportunity to rack up some cash under the guise of being "non profit".  you know kinda like daddy's entire legacy.
 
2020-08-03 7:52:38 AM  
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

I thought his dream was of pool boy domination.
 
2020-08-03 7:59:10 AM  

rightClick: groppet: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

Wasn't aware they were on the verge of being a sports powerhouse, but hey at least they have their stellar academics to fall back on.

college sports football is another excellent opportunity to rack up some cash under the guise of being "non profit".  you know kinda like daddy's entire legacy.


College football is not nonprofit.  They can make all the money they want for their universities, they just can't give any of it to the  athletes with the exception of housing and classroom seats.  But for the most part, hundreds of universities spend money on their football programs without getting it back, and the scale varies from thousands to millions.

The NCAA covers all collegiate athletics and is the nonprofit sham you're looking for.
 
2020-08-03 8:02:39 AM  

holdmybones: Hugh Freeze - Recruiting violations and used a world phone to call an escort

Ian McCaw - fired for sexual and domestic assault

These are the scum, Liberty hired to try to become an athletic powerhouse. Showing their obvious focus on Christ like divinity.

Also, hahahahaha
"Athletics is the most important thing at Liberty,"

Racism is a very close second. And, Christianity is in the mix there somewhere. Maybe.


Don't sell McCaw short; he helped systemically cover up sexual assaults to protect his athletic department's image.

/For his boss...Ken Starr.
 
2020-08-03 8:03:55 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: groppet: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

Wasn't aware they were on the verge of being a sports powerhouse, but hey at least they have their stellar academics to fall back on.

They have been known to play sports in (looks at Wikipedia) The Big South Conference?  So, you know... watch out.


On the verge of domination is way too strong, but it's a quick rise from nothing.
 
2020-08-03 8:04:06 AM  
I can't imagine going to Liberty and putting it on my resume and then expect to be taken seriously.
 
2020-08-03 8:08:10 AM  

UNC_Samurai: holdmybones: Hugh Freeze - Recruiting violations and used a world phone to call an escort

Ian McCaw - fired for sexual and domestic assault

These are the scum, Liberty hired to try to become an athletic powerhouse. Showing their obvious focus on Christ like divinity.

Also, hahahahaha
"Athletics is the most important thing at Liberty,"

Racism is a very close second. And, Christianity is in the mix there somewhere. Maybe.

Don't sell McCaw short; he helped systemically cover up sexual assaults to protect his athletic department's image.

/For his boss...Ken Starr.


Who would send their daughter to a place like that?

(considers the father/daughter purity ball pictures)


Oh....right.
 
2020-08-03 8:13:24 AM  
I read the whole article and wasn't shocked.

Least of all that Jr's wife is named Becki with an "i", because, of course.
 
2020-08-03 8:15:54 AM  
In August 2015, Baylor University engaged Pepper Hamilton to conduct an independent and external review of Baylor University's institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific cases.

Pepper also found examples of actions by University administrators that directly discouraged complainants from reporting or participating in student conduct processes, or that contributed to or accommodated a hostile environment. In one instance, those actions constituted retaliation against a complainant for reporting sexual assault. In addition to broader University failings, Pepper found specific failings within both the football program and Athletics Department leadership, including a failure to identify and respond to a pattern of sexual violence by a football player, to take action in response to reports of a sexual assault by multiple football players, and to take action in response to a report of dating violence. Pepper's findings also reflect significant concerns about the tone and culture within Baylor's football program as it relates to accountability for all forms of athlete misconduct.
 
2020-08-03 8:17:08 AM  
^ This is the athletic director Liberty felt was worth hiring, because he hired Art Briles and took Baylor from being a doormat to Top 10 contender in a conference with Texas and Oklahoma.
 
2020-08-03 9:06:38 AM  

Naido: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

My dream of finding a bag full of money in my kitchen floor is also in peril.  Next thing you know, I'll learn that my hopes for an undefeated Cleveland Browns season may be unrealistic


At least your girlfriend Morgan Fairchild will be there to comfort you! ;)
 
2020-08-03 9:41:39 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: They'll do just fine in golf, swimming, equestrian, and women's soccer.


Not the soccer team.   Relative of Mine played for them on a full ride through her masters in Nursing (and was being looked at by the US National women's team until she suffered an rather major injury)  Having watched them play a few times, their line up was ..shockingly diverse...considering the school.

The whole thing is a financial Potempkin village.  The 5,000 or so on campus students pursuing degrees in real subjects and the extensive facilities for NCAA div 1 sports, are all to give the illusion that liberty is a real, legitimate University, in an attempt to give "heft' to the degrees it issues though its online "diploma mill" with about 50,000 (mostly Divinity) students
 
2020-08-03 10:06:47 AM  

FuLinHyu: I read the whole article and wasn't shocked.

Least of all that Jr's wife is named Becki with an "i", because, of course.


Pretty sure that's Taylor Swift
 
2020-08-03 10:14:38 AM  

GRCooper: FuLinHyu: I read the whole article and wasn't shocked.

Least of all that Jr's wife is named Becki with an "i", because, of course.

Pretty sure that's Taylor Swift


No its Becki
 
2020-08-03 10:32:42 AM  

The Smails Kid: GRCooper: FuLinHyu: I read the whole article and wasn't shocked.

Least of all that Jr's wife is named Becki with an "i", because, of course.

Pretty sure that's Taylor Swift

No its Becki


<internet fist bump>
 
2020-08-03 10:56:41 AM  
Liberty University is experiencing the trend most evangelical churches started experiencing when Trump was elected. Starting in the 1990's, evangelical churches made a push to recruit a diverse membership, leading to some significant gains. Almost all of those gains started to be erased after 2016, when the evangelicals started showing their unconscious racism, pushing black parishioners out. This is just part of that trend.
 
2020-08-03 11:02:01 AM  
Make a separate conference for all the far-right colleges. Liberty, BYU, Bob Jones, Oral Roberts, Hillsdale College, etc. Let them beat up on each other. Then, after the game, the winners can thank Jesus and the losers can say it was God's will.
 
2020-08-03 11:06:33 AM  
I mean, maybe this is unfair, but what the hell did you expect going to Liberty?

Okay, in fairness, 17-18 year olds probably have no idea how shiatty it is there going in
 
2020-08-03 11:14:45 AM  

Naido: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

My dream of finding a bag full of money in my kitchen floor is also in peril.  Next thing you know, I'll learn that my hopes for an undefeated Cleveland Browns season may be unrealistic


It's SMU verison 2.0:  Christian-based university filled with boosters and admiinstrators that only give lip service because it's more important to be a front-runner.
 
2020-08-03 11:16:19 AM  

ChrisDe: Make a separate conference for all the far-right colleges. Liberty, BYU, Bob Jones, Oral Roberts, Hillsdale College, etc. Let them beat up on each other. Then, after the game, the winners can thank Jesus and the losers can say it was God's will.


I'm pretty sure BYU would rule that roost big time.
 
2020-08-03 12:06:01 PM  

TDWCom29: I mean, maybe this is unfair, but what the hell did you expect going to Liberty?

Okay, in fairness, 17-18 year olds probably have no idea how shiatty it is there going in


Falwell has dumped a shiat-ton of his daddy's ill gotten gains into the campus. Everything is new and huge and shiney. Probably pretty impressive, on the surface, to those kids - especially if they're already indoctrinated into the religion.

Being in the area, I've had a lot of dealings with the kids, and they're generally pretty good.  It's the shiat stains in charge who are the problem, beginning and focusing on the top.
 
2020-08-03 12:56:57 PM  

TDWCom29: I mean, maybe this is unfair, but what the hell did you expect going to Liberty?

Okay, in fairness, 17-18 year olds probably have no idea how shiatty it is there going in


To the former, that was my thought as well.

To the latter, if only there were a website -- say, something called a "search engine" -- where people could find out about a school before applying.  Perhaps one that allows you to ask questions in regular language, such as "Is Liberty University a good school?"
 
2020-08-03 2:48:28 PM  
I wish him the best of luck in the CFL.
 
2020-08-03 2:49:50 PM  
.... because he doesn't want to play for a bunch of bigots.

/wasn't sure if I needed to 'splain
 
2020-08-03 7:51:24 PM  

Naido: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

My dream of finding a bag full of money in my kitchen floor is also in peril.  Next thing you know, I'll learn that my hopes for an undefeated Cleveland Browns season may be unrealistic


It could still happen ... one day ...

***runs away crying***
 
2020-08-03 7:52:09 PM  

GRCooper: FuLinHyu: I read the whole article and wasn't shocked.

Least of all that Jr's wife is named Becki with an "i", because, of course.

Pretty sure that's Taylor Swift


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2020-08-03 7:52:38 PM  

FrancoFile: FrancoFile: He wanted to be the "Notre Dame" of evangelicals.

I hate to break it to Jerry, pere et fil, but a lot of Catholics went to other Catholic universities, and despise Notre Dame.  The only Catholics who love Notre Dame are the ones who didn't go to college at all.  And since Liberty runs a whole lot of distance-learning theology classes scams, are those the evangelicals you want to attract?


FTFM

Gah.


Yeah, those people don't care for the Papists.
 
2020-08-03 7:58:11 PM  

jm105: Naido: Jerry Falwell Jr.'s dream of athletic domination is in peril.

My dream of finding a bag full of money in my kitchen floor is also in peril.  Next thing you know, I'll learn that my hopes for an undefeated Cleveland Browns season may be unrealistic

If COVID cancels the NFL season, the Browns will be undefeated.


I'll take it!
 
2020-08-03 8:07:42 PM  

virulent_loser: GRCooper: FuLinHyu: I read the whole article and wasn't shocked.

Least of all that Jr's wife is named Becki with an "i", because, of course.

Pretty sure that's Taylor Swift

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Wait, I thought Jerry was the one snorting things off of a pool boy's ass...

Maybe the pool boy introduced them?
 
2020-08-03 9:18:14 PM  

puffy999: virulent_loser: GRCooper: FuLinHyu: I read the whole article and wasn't shocked.

Least of all that Jr's wife is named Becki with an "i", because, of course.

Pretty sure that's Taylor Swift

[Fark user image 425x339]

Wait, I thought Jerry was the one snorting things off of a pool boy's ass...

Maybe the pool boy introduced them?


pool both said "why not both?"
 
2020-08-03 10:05:29 PM  

greentea1985: . Almost all of those gains started to be erased after 2016, when the evangelicals started showing their unconscious racism, pushing black parishioners out.


Unconscious? Their racism has always been pretty overt.
 
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