Tag Archives: WLU Basketball

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.

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

Men’s basketball team raises money for relief

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University’s men’s basketball team fundraised for Hurricane Harvey victims on Aug. 31 at the first home football game at West Family Stadium.

Ben Howlett named new men’s basketball coach 

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

The West Liberty athletic department didn’t waste any time hiring the new head coach for the men’s basketball team. Last Tuesday, it was announced during a press conference that former WLU basketball player and assistant coach Ben Howlett will be promoted to head coach. 

Running Hilltoppers set for final game against Jesuit 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After losing their second game of the season against Concord University on Feb. 9, the Toppers are heading into the final two games of the season on a three-game winning streak. The WLU Hilltoppers (24-2, 18-2 MEC), in their final regular season game, will travel 12-miles off the hilltop to face their local rivals, the Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals (20-6, 14-6 MEC) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.