No. 1 Hilltoppers Drop 110 on Winona State

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 1-ranked West Liberty forced Winona State into 21 turnovers and led by as many as 31 points down the stretch Thursday afternoon in crushing the Warriors, 110-84, in an NCAA Division II Elite Eight quarterfinal at historic Freedom Hall.   Coach Jim Crutchfield‘s Hilltoppers (34-1) will ride a 20-game winning streak into […]

Elite Eight Viewing, Listening Options for Hilltopper Fans

The No. 1-ranked West Liberty University men’s basketball team will take on Central Region champion Winona State (Minn.) at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in an NCAA Division II Elite Eight quarterfinal at historic Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. T.J. Sports Garden Restaurant, 808 National Road, Wheeling, and Buffalo Wild Wings, 6 Walmart Drive, Moundsville, both plan […]

Topper Nation Plans Send Off for No. 1 Ranked Men’s Basketball Team

The community is invited to join the Topper Nation as they send off their champion basketball team traveling by bus to the Elite Eight Tournament in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, March 26. Alumni, friends and the public are invited to line the sidewalks along Rt. 88 and National Road, from Sheetz to Perkins Restaurant, on Tuesday […]

Jazz Trumpet Virtuoso DeMartino to Perform at WLU

Renowned jazz trumpet player Vincent DiMartino will be performing with the West Liberty University Jazz Ensemble as part of WLU’s Concert Series at 8 p.m. on March 30, in the Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Vincent DiMartino is Matton Professor of Music at Centre College. One of […]

Author Michael Griffith to Speak at WLU

The Hughes Lecture Series at West Liberty University welcomes author Michael Griffith at 8 p.m. on April 3 in the Boyle Conference Room. The program is free and open to the public. Griffith’s latest novel is “Trophy,” a novel published by Triquarterly Books. Its protagonist is Vada Prickett, a 29-year-old “hose associate” at a car […]

No. 3 WLU Upset in Elite Eight Quarterfinal

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Unranked Stonehill (Mass.) overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half and held off several West Liberty surges down the stretch to shock the nationally-ranked Hilltoppers, 91-90, in an NCAA Division II Elite Eight quarterfinal thriller Wednesday afternoon at The Bank of Kentucky Center. The Skyhawks’ Patrick Lee hit two free […]

Registrations Still Being Accepted at Community University

West Liberty University’s “Community University,” a unique learning opportunity for adults over the age of 50, is still accepting new students.   “Registration is ongoing,” WLU Vice President of Community Engagement Jeff Knierim said. “We offer a several interesting classes on a wide range of topics, all of which will be held at our convenient […]

Men’s Basketball Wins Second Straight Atlantic Regional Championship

Tournament MVP Cedric Harris torched the nets for 26 points and the Hilltoppers (32-2) pulled away down the stretch to win their second straight Atlantic Region title in a battle of Top 10 squads. West Liberty built several double-digit leads in the opening half but the Bears (27-4) held the hosts to just two points over […]

WLU Announces Executive Fellow Program for Leadership Planning

As West Liberty University celebrates 175 years of history with a month-long celebration in March, President Robin C. Capehart reported in his campus report on Wednesday that the institution is planning for the future.   Speaking in College Hall, Capehart noted that applications for the coming academic year are up 6.2 percent over the current […]

West Liberty 2 – Helping our Kentucky Friends in the Tornado Aftermath

West Liberty, Kentucky is a town that shares our name, and its size is approximately that of our community.  Like us, the 3,000 residents of this small eastern Kentucky town were going about their daily business last Thursday – working, going to school, playing sports.  By Friday evening, however, much of their town was gone…wiped […]