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Men's and Women's MEC Basketball Championship Games

Men’s and Women’s MEC Basketball Championship Games

Cate Calissie, Cate Calissie, and Cate Calissie March 16, 2020

Men’s Basketball Earn MEC Championship Trophy           Due to COVID-19, the men’s basketball season was cut short, but that didn’t stop them from dominating the court at the MEC Championships!...

Crutchfield's impact on Men's Basketball Program

Crutchfield’s impact on Men’s Basketball Program

Thomas Cole and Thomas Cole January 6, 2020

          The men’s basketball team here at West Liberty has become a dominating force both regionally and nationally.  With a 147-7(.953) record at home in the last ten years, they have the highest...

Todd Ullom and Student Involvement

Todd Ullom and Student Involvement

Lauryn Fridley, Contributing Writer September 3, 2019

Most Division I athletics are broadcast through national networks like ESPN, CBS Sports, and regional networks throughout the country. Typically, at the lower levels of Division II and Division III, athletics...

WLU basketball hits the road for tough conference games

February 9, 2019

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer The Lady Toppers, 13-7, begin a three-game road trip after defeating Fairmont State 75-65. It was another big scoring night for the WLU senior forward Marissa Brown....

Senior Meininger is leaving everything on the court 

Senior Meininger is leaving everything on the court 

December 3, 2018

By Raissa Wagner, Contributing Writer   Eric Meininger is a 22-year-old from Centerville, Ohio, and he is not your average basketball player. He is the senior captain of the basketball team and he has...

Men’s basketball takes on Notre Dame this Sunday

December 1, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor After falling in the first game of the season to an out of conference opponent, the Hilltoppers have quickly gotten back to their winning ways. With a 5-1 record, the men’s...

WLU’s No. 1 wrestler looks for a strong return to the mat

November 19, 2018

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager   West Liberty University’s redshirt senior wrestler Darius Bunch is saving his power to be back for his final season on coach Mitch Smith’s team.  Finishing...

Men’s basketball starts MEC action against Glenville

Men’s basketball starts MEC action against Glenville

November 17, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   Today the West Liberty University men’s basketball team will play their fourth home game of the year, and tomorrow they will play their first Mountain East Conference...

Wheeling native Whipkey overcomes adversity in senior year

October 30, 2018

By Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer   Austin Whipkey plays offensive on WLU’s football team. His primary position is right guard on the offensive line and his job is to protect the quarterback. This...

Hilltoppers travel to Concord for penultimate MEC game

October 27, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   Last weekend the West Liberty University football team took care of business in front of a huge homecoming crowd, as they were able to take down West Virginia State in...

WLU soccer takes on Wheeling rival in final doubleheader

October 26, 2018

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer   West Liberty soccer will travel to Wheeling Jesuit this Saturday for their last regular-season matchup. The Lady Toppers will use this matchup as preparation...

Hilltoppers take on W. Va. State in homecoming game

October 20, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   The West Liberty University Hilltopper football team returns home for a big day on the hilltop. The Hilltoppers will be taking on the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets...

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