The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their skills to Liberty University.
The Globetrotters will speak at convocation and perform at a ticketed event.
The announcement was made Thursday afternoon via Twitter by David Nasser, LU’s senior vice president for spiritual development, who tweeted out images of the Harlem Globetrotters with the following statement: “How much fun is it going to be when the @Globies bring their A game to @LibertyU this semester?!?!?! #luconvco.”
The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team founded in 1926. They regularly perform across the U.S. and internationally. According to the Globetrotters website, the shows feature “amazing basketball skills and wizardry, with a continued focus on family entertainment.”
The team is scheduled to perform at Liberty in December, according to the website.
Nasser also announced Robert Morris, senior pastor of Gateway Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth region in Texas will speak at convocation. According to its website, the church has nearly 40,000 active members.
Kirk Cousins, quarterback for the Washington Redskins, and tennis legend John McEnroe previously were announced as convocation speakers. Nasser announced those speakers via Twitter on Aug. 2 and hinted there were more professional tennis players to come.
“Excited to have 4 tennis legends with us @LibertyU this coming semester #LUconvo,” he wrote.
Nasser did not name the other three tennis pros on Twitter, but Andy Roddick, Michael Chang and James Blake all appear on the website powershareseries.com/2017-lynchburg/, which lists information about a tournament between the four players scheduled for Oct. 16 at The Vines Center.
Though convocation speakers have been named via Twitter, no dates have been published.
Nasser’s most recent revelation comes on the same day LU announced…