Men’s and Women’s Basketball Headed to NCAA Tournament

The NCAA announced Sunday night,  both WLU men’s and women’s basketball teams will advance to the NCAA tournament. Coach Jim Crutchfield’s unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Hilltoppers (29-0) had been selected as the top seed and host for the 8-team regional event, which will tip off with four quarterfinal games at the ASRC on Saturday. The … Read More

Watch the WLU Men’s Basketball Team Live on WLTV-14 from the WVIAC Tournament

Watch the WLU men’s basketball team in action at WVIAC tournament, live on West Liberty University Television. WLTV-14 will have its first ever live remote broadcast from the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum from the WVIAC Basketball Tournament. WLU men will play, March 4th at 8:30pm in the semi-finals against West Virginia Wesleyan. The winner of … Read More

No. 1 Hilltoppers Win WVIAC Tourney Title

Unbeaten and No. 1-ranked West Liberty saved the best for last Saturday night in rolling to its first West Virginia Conference tournament championship since 1971. Tournament MVP John Wolosinczuk scored 20 points and pulled down a staggering 25 rebounds to lead five double-figure scorers as the Hilltoppers sprinted away to a 94-78 victory against West … Read More

Dr. Seuss Helping to Promote the Study of Language Arts

Students in the teacher education program at West Liberty University have an opportunity to engage in service learning at West Liberty Elementary School. West Liberty Elementary has partnered with West Liberty University’s Teacher Preparation Program under the SOAR acronym – the Students Organized and Responsible reward program. SOAR is a school-wide positive behavior support program … Read More

Speaker on Campus to Discuss Forensic Investigation of Child Sexual Victimization


A prosecuting attorney in Wheeling will discuss on the West Liberty University campus March 3 how forensic investigations are conducted in cases of child sexual victimization. Ms. Jenna Perkins Wood, an Ohio County assistant district attorney, will address Dr. Susan Herrick’s class on victimology as part of the criminal justice studies program at West Liberty.  The presentation … Read More

West Liberty Mourns Passing of Hilltopper Legend

he West Liberty University community is mourning the loss of Hilltopper Hall of Famer Dr. Albert M. Blatnik, who passed away on Friday, February 25th at the age of 87. A mentor to many and a friend to all, Dr. Blatnik was an All-Conference football standout for the Hilltoppers during the late 1940s who went … Read More

West Liberty Grad Destined for the Silver Screen

Lights! Camera! Action!  For a recent West Lib graduate, Adam Leonard, Hollywood beckons. The Wheeling native, who majored in communications and journalism with a creative writing minor, was part of a group that took the top prize in the West Virginia Flash Animation Festival.  With university diploma in hand last December he and his festival … Read More

International Concert Performer to Appear at WLU

This Sunday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. on the West Liberty University campus Kelly Theater Hall of Fine Arts marks the first time a marionette artist has been featured in the school’s concert series.  This performance is free and open to the public. “The Huber Marionettes make for a unique and exciting event,” said Gerald … Read More

Tori Hansen Named Academic All-American of the Year

TOWSON, Md. – West Liberty University senior guard Tori Hansen and University of Connecticut senior forward Maya Moore lead the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Basketball teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Hansen has been honored as the Academic All-America of the Year in the College Division, which … Read More


Modern day versions of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and a possible preview of the new wave of great orators may be found on the campus of West Liberty University as it hosts the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensics Association’s (WVIFA) State Tournament on February 25th and 26th. The WVIFA is a statewide organization that promotes intercollegiate speech … Read More