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The NCAA approved Liberty’s two-year Football Bowl Subdivision reclassification process this week, making the Flames the 130th full-fledged member of college football’s top tier. The process was finalized when the NCAA Division I Strategic Vision and Planning Committee approved Liberty’s annual report and updated strategic plan.
“They approved our entire strategic plan, which again encompassed everything from financial commitments, scholarships, facilities [and] commitment to a broad based program,” Liberty athletic director Ian McCaw said in a phone interview. “We’re grateful to move forward in this process. We’re still building this football program, and today’s announcement is another important milestone.”