Category Archives: NCAA Men

WLU basketball returns to hilltop after break

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

West Liberty University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to the hilltop Saturday, Jan. 6, for their first home games of the year. Both squads pulled out a win, as our men’s team continues their perfect season and our Lady Toppers improve to 5-9.

Hilltoppers remain undefeated after late game scare

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

The West Liberty University men’s basketball avoided their first loss of the season after escaping a late comeback by the Fighting Falcons of Fairmont State. Our Hilltoppers pulled out a 106-100 victory, still preserving their perfect season on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the ASRC.

Men’s basketball seeks sixth straight win this weekend

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After a quick delay in the season for Thanksgiving break, Ben Howlett and his Running Hilltoppers are looking to continue their hot start this weekend. 

Football season concludes with a heartbreaking loss

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
Last week, the Hilltoppers took on Fairmont State University in a Mountain East Conference (MEC) matchup. West Liberty fell just short in their season finale, by a score of 7-13. The Hilltoppers finished their season with a conference record of 3-7, and an overall record of 3-8, with the out of conference loss coming against nationally ranked Eastern New Mexico University

Men’s basketball gears up for conference match-up

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Finishing up a successful season open-weekend on the hilltop, the West Liberty Hilltoppers are traveling to central West Virginia to face their first Mountain East Conference opponent. 

Donation makes indoor facility possible for WLU

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Oct. 25, Belmont Savings Bank donated $200,000 to West Liberty University to build a new indoor practice facility for the baseball and softball teams.

Men’s basketball ready to host MEC/PSAC Challenge

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer 
 
After a shakeup in the coaching staff and the roster in the offseason, the preseason No. 17 West Liberty University men’s basketball team is ready to kick off the 2017-18 season on the court with the MEC/PSAC Challenge.

WLU tailback Ortiz joins elite status

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

No. 21 for the Black and Gold, Jeremiah Ortiz, made West Liberty history last night by becoming only the ninth Hilltopper in school history to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. However, Ortiz’ record-setting performance wasn’t enough to prevail the Hilltoppers over Fairmont State.

WLU football prepares for season finale at Fairmont

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
Coming off of a disappointing loss last Thursday to an out of conference Eastern New Mexico University team, by a score of 24-45, the Hilltoppers will travel to Fairmont, W.Va. tonight to take on Fairmont State University. This Mountain East Conference (MEC) match-up is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff. West Liberty enters the final week of the season with a 3-7 record, whereas the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons enter in third place in the MEC, with a 7-3 record. 

Men’s basketball anticipates successful 2017-18 season

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor 
 
The West Liberty University men’s basketball team is just a few days away from starting their season, and this year’s team will be drastically different from previous years. 
 
Starting from the top, legendary head coach Jim Crutchfield resigning and now coaching at Nova Southeastern, means that there is a new head coach and West Liberty didn’t waste any time hiring former player and assistant coach, Ben Howlett to lead the team