MEC Archives

TuesdayMarch 1, 2022

University of Charleston names Quinn Sanders as head football coach

Sanders was the interim head coach and a former UC player.

FridayDecember 3, 2021

Richmond pleased with Notre Dame College’s 4-1 start on the hardwood

Falcons prevailed early, before suffering first loss to Glenville State.

Concord women’s soccer, Charleston men’s soccer into Elite Eight

Both teams play Saturday for a trip to the Final Four.

FridayNovember 5, 2021

Talented backcourt returns, Richardson welcomes three state natives for 2nd season at Wheeling

The Cardinals finished 6-12 in last year's pandemic-impacted season, but hope to make strides under his second-year head coach Chris Richardson.

ThursdayNovember 4, 2021

With plenty of key players back, Osborne excited about prospects of Charleston’s season

The Golden Eagles return eight of their top nine scorers from a 14-3 team that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season.

ThursdayOctober 28, 2021

Howlett looks for Robinson, Yoakum to provide steady play for Hilltoppers

West Liberty's head coach has been impressed with the play of returning guard Malik McKinney.

TuesdayOctober 26, 2021

Defending MEC champion Fairmont State moves forward without Bonner

The Falcons' top scorer from last season transferred to Baylor, but they return a solid core that leaves third-year coach Tim Koenig excited about the outlook.

ThursdayOctober 14, 2021

WVSU set to unveil stadium project, host first football night game

WVSU plays UNC Pembroke Saturday night in Institute.

ThursdayJuly 29, 2021

WVSU men’s basketball to compete in first Chris Paul HBCU Invitational

Veteran Yellow Jackets' coach Bryan Poore looking forward to four-team event at Mohegan Sun.

WednesdayJuly 7, 2021

Fairmont State’s Koenig excited to add Johnson, Yoakum as part of busy offseason

Despite losing Dale Bonner, who transferred to Baylor, the defending MEC champion Falcons have a strong nucleus back and welcome a plethora of new players.

FridayJune 11, 2021

After moving on from ETSU, Cavender enjoys success at Charleston

Former Winfield soccer standout Sydney Cavender made a big impact in her first season with the Golden Eagles.

ThursdayMay 27, 2021

Charleston, West Virginia State suffer walk-off losses in Atlantic Regional

Two MEC members will face each other Friday in elimination game.

WednesdayMarch 24, 2021

West Liberty falls to Northwest Missouri State in NCAA quarterfinals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A slow start brought West Liberty’s run in the NCAA Elite Eight to a sudden end. The Hilltoppers fell to No. 2 seed Northwest Missouri State, 98-77 in the national quarterfinals Wednesday night at The Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. The Bearcats jumped out to a 51-32 halftime lead where they went

TuesdayMarch 23, 2021

ThursdayMarch 18, 2021

Ben Howlett and West Liberty preparing for another Elite Eight run

— Story by Taylor Kennedy MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Liberty Hilltoppers advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the sixth time in a decade Tuesday evening with a win over #9 Hillsdale, 78-61. “We played well,” said fourth year head coach Ben Howlett. “Our guys were engaged. They were engaged this whole

TuesdayMarch 16, 2021

West Liberty downs Hillsdale and advances to NCAA Elite Eight

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For the sixth time in the last decade, West Liberty has secured the NCAA Atlantic Regional title and a spot in the Elite Eight. The Hilltoppers defeated top-seeded Hillsdale 78-61 Tuesday evening at the ASRC. Dalton Bolon led the Hilltoppers (18-4) with 22 points. Pat Robinson added 18 points. He surpassed the

MondayMarch 15, 2021

Charleston advances to Division II Women’s Elite Eight

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For the first time in fifteen years, the University of Charleston women’s basketball team is bound for the NCAA Division II Elite Elight. The Golden Eagles (19-2) defeated Tiffin, 82-52 Tuesday in the Atlantic Regional title game in Columbus, Ohio. WBB| UC Win!!!! Charleston advances to the Elite 8 with their 82-52

SundayMarch 14, 2021

West Liberty returns to Sweet 16 with 82-63 win over Charleston

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Liberty has advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the ninth time in the last 11 seasons. The Hilltoppers, seeded third in the Atlantic Regional tourney, defeated Charleston 82-63 Sunday night to move on to Tuesday’s regional championship game. Pat Robinson led the Hilltoppers (17-4) with 32 points and 10 rebounds.

SaturdayMarch 13, 2021

Two MEC hoop squads advance in NCAA Regionals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Mountain East Conference men’s and women’s basketball teams went 2-2 Saturday in NCAA Regional tournament games in West Liberty and Columbus, Ohio. Men’s NCAA Atlantic Regional at West Liberty No. 3 West Liberty 94, No. 6 Malone 89 The host Hilltoppers (16-4) received a 25-point, 7-rebound effort from Dalton Bolon to advance

FridayMarch 12, 2021

MEC men’s, women’s teams set for play in Atlantic Regional

Both Charleston programs join Fairmont State men, West Liberty men and Glenville State women in action this weekend.