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Little time to think about a forgettable weekend for the Mountaineer basketball team. WVU played poorly Saturday against Kansas and now faces another top-ten challenge. No. 5 Baylor visits the Coliseum Tuesday afternoon. The defending national champion Bears, who were the nation's only remaining undefeated team, surprisingly lost two games last week. Can the Mountaineers, who are undefeated at home, hand Baylor its third consecutive defeat?The "Guys" dive into those questions along with a series of basketball and football listener questions. Brad, Hoppy and Tony return Thursday with a Baylor review and preview of Saturday's date with No. 18 Texas Tech.
Game Recaps David and Brent, take a look at life in the Big 12. Including a tough fought win on the road against TCU. They also recount the Bears' first loss of the year, a close loss to Texas Tech in Waco. Even with the loss, the Bears were the last remaining undefeated team in all of college basketball (so what if it was only for a couple hours?!). Bookmarks David mentions a single tweet this week, but it could mean great things..... Game Previews Then the guys turn to a preview of the next two games— a weekend showdown against Oklahoma State in Waco and Tuesday's oddly-timed game against a solid West Virginia on the road in Morgantown. Bears. Pokes. Waco, Texas. Saturday at 4:00pm on ESPN. Bears. Mountaineers. Morgantown, West Virginia. Tuesday at 4:00pm (again, ???) on ESPN2. Starting Five: Best Baylor Uniforms
The Mountaineer basketball team is about to embark on its most challenging stretch of the season. WVU's game at No. 9 Kansas is the first of three straight against nationally ranked teams. West Virginia returns home for a Tuesday date with No. 1 Baylor before traveling to Lubbock for a game next Saturday against No. 19 Texas Tech. On this episode, Brad, Hoppy and Tony review Tuesday's Mountaineer victory over Oklahoma State and preview the matchup with the Jayhawks. The "Guys" complete the episode with listener questions and comments. Join them Monday for their weekend recap and preview of the Baylor game.
A busy Monday on Three Guys Before The Game.The "Guys" reviewed Saturday's come-from-behind victory over Kansas State and previewed Tuesday's date with Oklahoma State. They also got hit with some rare in-pod breaking news from the WVU football program. Brad, Hoppy and Tony share their thoughts and answer listener questions and comments. Join them Thursday for their preview of Saturday's game between West Virginia and Kansas.
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The Mountaineer basketball team opens its Big 12 home schedule on Saturday afternoon. On this episode, the "Guys" explain why the matchup between WVU and Kansas State will likely be a very low-scoring. History indicates they're correct. Kansas State has averaged 49 points in its last three meetings with the Mountaineers. Brad, Hoppy and Tony also present a wide-ranging series of questions and comments from listeners that span from Nairobi to Nettie. The guys offer their thoughts and opinions from transfer portal eligibility to the latest in the world of Name, Image and Likeness. Join them Monday for their Kansas State review and preview of next Tuesday's game against Oklahoma State.
Texas Longhorns basketball officially started conference play over the weekend, with the men taking on the West Virginia Mountaineers and the women taking on the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. The men jumped all over the Mountaineers, building a double-digit lead quickly which they never surrendered. Marcus Carr and Courtney Ramey did the bulk of the damage for Texas, with Andrew Jones chipping in for the offensive effort. At least for one game, Texas found a way to be efficient on offense, capitalizing on the extra possessions and pace Chris Beard prefers. On the women's side, Texas extended its winning streak to seven with a 11-point win over Oklahoma State thanks to patented Vic Schaefer defense, holding OSU to just 30.8 percent shooting on the night. We also dive in on new wide receivers coach Brennan Marion, as well as commitments for both the football and basketball teams. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The "Guys" make their 2022 debut with a review of the WVU football season and a preview of the Big 12 basketball season. The Mountaineer football team is entering an extremely important off-season. Quarterback Jarrett Doege's decision to transfer leaves the WVU program without a quarterback who has started a game at the collegiate level. The WVU basketball team will try to regroup after Saturday's undermanned loss at Texas. What does the future hold for the Mountaineers in their upcoming Big 12 schedule?Brad, Hoppy and Tony also answer listener questions and comments to complete the episode.
This was the rare 15 point loss that was actually worse than the score indicates! There are now 3 former Mountaineers who have played in the NBA this season! If I'm the only player on the court during a game, I'm thinking about shooting it! Thank you to Draft Kings Sportsbook for sponsoring this episode. Link: https://DraftKings.com/Sportsbook and use promo code “TBPN”. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unreasonabledoubt/message
Some big transfer announcements shake up the already uncertain future of WVU Football even more. The Mountaineers will have a new QB1 in 2022. Can the defense and the offensive line lead the way? Also - Hoops drops a tough one in Texas while playing shorthanded against the Longhorns.Wesley Uhler and Adam Crowley are WVU grads who work for ESPN Pittsburgh and iHeart Radio. Follow them on Twitter @wesleyuhler and @_adamcrowley. Let's Go Mountaineers, Let's Go Drink Some Beers!Find the Eers & Beers podcast on iHeart, Spotify, Apple, Amazon & YouTube. Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter @EersAndBeers.
West Virginia vs. Texas College Basketball Pick Prediction 1/1/2022 by Tony T. West Virginia at Texas—West Virginia is an experienced team. They have won 11 of 12 and beat UAB in their lone true road game. This is a strong defensive team that does a great job of defending the perimeter. Mountaineers strong on the offensive glass and force turnovers on defense. Team is good scoring inside. Texas in both of their step up games lost toe Gonzaga and Seton Hall but both were on the road. Overall strength of schedule is ranked 357th in college basketball. Play West Virginia +8.5.
Happy New Year everybody! Jester and guest co-host Austin pick up where they left off from on last week's episode by continuing to share their 10 Essential Gear items utilizing the list from The Mountaineers. This week you will hear what they carry for making a fire, emergency shelter, extra food, water, and clothes. And Jester shares a tip she learned on how to keep the mice away if you stay in shelters! Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! The Mountaineers: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/what-are-the-ten-essentials The Mountaineers Official 10 Essentials List: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ETfWCshglQ0nFNgQFbJvWNocjIHr-8bg/view?usp=sharing Jester 10 Essentials Gear List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19ta-E9NKHANXppgfpx85R-8mjMAZ1wiMO73PxThDbz4/edit?usp=sharing Austin 10 Essentials Gear List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15kUWHMagCqfjjbdQUsG_MLonTEn_thVtYyR6-PcpPgI/edit?usp=sharing Hiker Safety Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikersafety/ Hiker Safety Website: https://solo.to/hikersafety HangCon: https://hangcon.com/ Connect with Austin Wallis: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClx1T8H95n2cli-uHkeSwIw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sidetrailadventures/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SideTrailAdventures Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart: Email: email@example.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/ Website: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker Music for the Podcast provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods" http://www.okeedokee.org/
Reacting to an ugly loss to Minnesota in the Rate Bowl. Doomsday vs Realistic. Where do we go now?Wesley Uhler and Adam Crowley are WVU grads who work for ESPN Pittsburgh and iHeart Radio. Follow them on Twitter @wesleyuhler and @_adamcrowley. Let's Go Mountaineers, Let's Go Drink Some Beers!Find the Eers & Beers podcast on iHeart, Spotify, Apple, Amazon & YouTube. Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter @Eers&Beers.
Happy New Year!Three Guys Before The Game closes 2021 with a special flashback to some of the most popular segments from the past year. Several all-time WVU greats share memories of their days in Morgantown. The "Guys" were able to unearth some really interesting stories that had never been made public.This episode also features a series of segments when things went unexpectedly sideways. Brad, Hoppy and Tony would like to thank their loyal listeners who have now downloaded over two-million episodes since the podcast debuted in August of 2017. Join them next Monday for their first episode of 2022 as they recap WVU's basketball game at Texas and share their thoughts on the 2021 football season.
The Omicron variant spreads in West Virginia and has health officials worried. The members of the state's new Intermediate Court of Appeals are named. Governor Justice defends his use of CARES Act money for increasing nurse training in the state. A fatal fire in Elkins is under investigation as arson. Despite the weather, ski areas are open in the state. In Sports, Minnesota was too much for the Mountaineers and we've lost John Madden. Those stories and more in today's MetroNews This Morning podcast.
Crews continue battling a massive tire fire in Nicholas County. Coal and Natural Gas industry leaders are sending messages to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin over his refusal to support the current form of the Build Back Better plan. Kanawha County has detected the first case of the Omicron variant of Covid 19 and a CBS News piece spotlights the West Virginia anthem Country Roads with huge praise for the Mountain State. In Sports, fans are hoping the Mountaineers will be singing Country Roads in the desert early tomorrow morning as it's gameday for WVU and Minnesota in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Those stories and more in today's MetroNews This Morning podcast.
It's been a year since the Covid vaccine was unveiled, but cases continue to persist. Nurses have questions about Governor Jim Justice's allocation of money to help recruit and train new health care workers. A deep dive on the past year in Washington for Senator Joe Manchin and the Mountaineers have arrived in Arizona for the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Those stories and more in today's MetroNews This Morning podcast.
December always seems to be the month that Jester begins to take a look at the calendar and starts to plot and plan her section hiking adventures for the next year. It's also a time when she starts to take a look at her gear, which includes the 10 essential items for each hike. As we all get ready for our upcoming adventures in 2022 Jester brings back guest co-host Austin Wallis to share their specific 10 Essential Gear items. Jester and Austin discuss the first 5 gear items from The Mountaineers 10 Essentials list which covers Navigation, Headlamp, Sun Protection, First Aid Kit, and Knife. Next week, they'll be back to close out the list with the final 5 items. Thanks for listening and Happy Section Hiking! The Mountaineers: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/what-are-the-ten-essentials Jester 10 Essentials Gear List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19ta-E9NKHANXppgfpx85R-8mjMAZ1wiMO73PxThDbz4/edit?usp=sharing Austin 10 Essentials Gear List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15kUWHMagCqfjjbdQUsG_MLonTEn_thVtYyR6-PcpPgI/edit?usp=sharing Hiker Safety Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikersafety/ Hiker Safety Website: https://solo.to/hikersafety Connect with Austin Wallis: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClx1T8H95n2cli-uHkeSwIw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sidetrailadventures/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SideTrailAdventures Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jestersectionhiker/ Website: https://solo.to/jestersectionhiker Music for the Podcast provided by: The Okee Dokee Brothers - "Through The Woods" http://www.okeedokee.org/
Final preparations are underway for the West Virginia University football team. The Mountaineers and Golden Gophers of Minnesota will battle in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix next Tuesday.On this episode, the "Guys" breakdown the matchup and offer their insight into how WVU can finish the season with a victory.Brad, Tony and Hoppy also take a peak into the state of Big 12 Conference play for the WVU (11-1) basketball team along with answering listener questions.A generous Christmas treat from a loyal listener is also unwrapped.The crew will release its Best of 2021 episode next Thursday.Happy Holidays from Three Guys Before The Game.
Carolina Basketball needed a good night. Hubert Davis's squad was embarrassed three days ago and coming home to face a struggling Appalachian State team was the best elixir for the wounds suffered in Las Vegas. Dewey Burke and host Tommy Ashley pair up for the InsideCarolina.com Postgame podcast to break down the Heels 20 point win over the Mountaineers. What can the team carry through the holiday break to be in a better place for the start of ACC play on December 29th? What continues to be a work in progress during an ACC slate that must produce good results or the postseason could be in doubt? Burke and Ashley tackle those questions and more in this edition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
West Virginia and Minnesota have never played a football game, but that doesn't mean you should be unfamiliar with the team the Mountaineers play in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Ryan Burns from Gopher Illustrated is here to help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Just one game remains for the Mountaineer basketball team before the Christmas break. WVU (10-1) will host Youngstown State (7-3) on Wednesday night. On this episode, Brad and Tony preview the matchup with the Penguins and review Saturday's come-from-behind road win at UAB. Listener questions and texts complete the show. The “Guys” return Thursday with their preview of the Guaranteed Rate Bowl between the Mountaineers and Minnesota.
On this episode of the Duke Basketball Report Podcast, we discuss Duke's home victories about Appalachian State and Elon this week, following its big win over South Carolina State. Jason isn't here, but we roll on in his absence. Our first topic is the schedule. Duke was supposed to play Cleveland State on Saturday, but COVID issues forced Duke to reschedule not one but two opponents. Eventually, they landed on having Elon come to town, but not before some social media hubbub about who Duke should schedule. As for the actual games, Duke dispatched the Mountaineers on Thursday behind big performances from Wendell Moore and AJ Griffin, but the real highlight for the podcast was that Donald was in the building for his first game in Cameron in nearly two years. As for Saturday, Trevor Keels was the star, and we're excited that he might be rounding back into form with ACC games around the corner. We also need to give props to the walk-ons, who got some good burn with Duke in blowouts. We'll be back early this week to preview Duke's opening ACC game against Virginia Tech, but until then, stay in touch with the podcast at dbrpodcast at gmail.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Mountaineers somehow beat UAB in hoops. Huggins, Oscar, and some questionable journalism ethics out of Kentucky, and some Bowl game and recruiting class football banter.
Can the Mountaineer basketball team win away from home? That's what we'll learn on Saturday when WVU (9-1) plays at UAB (9-2). It's the first game in hostile territory for the Mountaineers who are 7-0 at home and 2-1 in games played on a neutral court. On this episode, the "Guys" breakdown the Blazers and share their thoughts on the WVU football recruiting class. Listener questions including a musical interlude complete the show. Three Guys returns Monday with a weekend recap.
Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian St College Football Pick Prediction 12/18/2021 by Tony T. Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian St—The Mountaineers have good bowl history with five straight wins with four covers. Appalachian St defense trending strong in their past three games holding opponents to 11.3 points and 244 yards per game. Opponents in that period running for 2.9 yards per attempt and 5.5 yards per pass attempt. They have done a good job getting off the field on third down as opponents converting just 26.8%. Mountaineers quarterback Chace Brice averaged 8.2 yards per pass attempt with a 62% completion rate. Western Kentucky a strong offensive team with a poor defense. Hilltoppers in the Conference USA championship game gave up 49 yards and 556 yards in defeat. Play Appalachian St -3.
Avalanches killed 37 people in the U.S. last winter, making it the most deadly season in modern history. Why was 2020-2021 so dangerous, and how can we avoid avalanches this winter? Get the answers to these burning questions in our new winter safety series, dropping on the Out and Back podcast today.In this four-part series, avalanche forecasters expose the factors that played into last season's tragic fatalities. Tune in to hear the details of one of the most chilling avalanche accidents in Utah's history. Learn how seasoned ski mountaineers make the tough decision to turn around just shy of the summit. And get a crash course on how to read an avalanche forecast so you can be as prepared as possible on your next winter adventure.Listen to all four binge-worthy episodes at once, or pick them up in a random order. However you listen — don't delay. Each episode gives you real, actionable insights that you can put to use in your next winter adventure.Episode 43: How Last Winter Became the Deadliest Avalanche Season of All TimeLast winter was nothing short of a perfect storm. A dangerously weak snowpack plagued the entire nation. At the same time, people were hungrier than ever for fresh air and fun. This deadly combination clouded people's judgment and put them at greater risk, says Ethan Greene, Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. “Part of what we saw last year, I think, was that we were all living in a difficult environment,” Greene says. “And that made it hard going to the grocery store. It made it hard going to school. It made work hard. And when we had time away from those stresses and got to go into the mountains, it made making decisions in avalanche terrain difficult.” The unusual circumstances also brought with it surprising demographics. Greene distills the statistics to tell us what age group, gender, and experience level was most at-risk for getting caught in an avalanche. Plus, Greene takes a look at the way conditions are stacking up for this season. Don't get your hopes up. This season could be shaping up to be just as dangerous as the last.Episode 44: Lessons from Utah's Wilson Glade AvalancheLast February, two separate backcountry ski parties headed out for what they thought was lower-angle, safer terrain in the Wilson Glade area of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. The avalanche risk was high that day but they were prepared. Both groups studied the avalanche forecast, made conservative travel plans, and carried all the right safety gear into the mountains. But, all precautions aside, the two parties were swept away in a colossal avalanche. Four of eight people on the mountain died that day. What went wrong?Avalanche Forecaster Nikki Champion of the Utah Avalanche Center, investigated the accident. She gives her best insights on the lessons that can be gleaned from this tragic incident.“I think this accident really hit home with a lot of backcountry users,” Champion says. “Because it was a lot of decisions that most of us could see ourselves making: being in lower-angle terrain, traveling one at a time, skiing the slope multiple times, and not seeing any obvious red flags in that area.”Champion walks us through the details of this tragic accident. Learn how to spot and avoid connected terrain. Become more aware of uphill travel. Hear how one survivor's quick thinking and rescue skills saved the lives of others.Episode 45: How to Avoid Summit Fever with Ski Mountaineers Luke Smithwick and Iain KuoIn the fall of 2021, ski mountaineers Luke Smithwick and Iain Kuo attempted an unsupported, first ski descent of the world's seventh tallest peak — Mount Dhualagiri in Nepal. They spent weeks advancing to the mountain's 26,795-foot summit, but high winds and increasing avalanche danger held them back from the top. After months of planning and training, Smithwick and Kuo were forced to retreat, leaving the ski record on the table for another day. The decision to turn around didn't come easy for Smithwick and Kuo. But sticking with an objective mindset helped them come to the right conclusion. Their number one tip? Erase any assumption of how things will play out. “I have zero expectations going into the mountains,” Smithwick says. “I'm like, wow, the car started, we're leaving town. Great. Let's celebrate that. Okay guys, everyone celebrate.”Smithwick and Kuo review the decision to call it quits just shy of Dhualagiri's unusually harsh and exposed summit. They check their decision-making process and their egos against the popular FACETS acronym that is widely taught in Avalanche 1 courses. Tune in to this conversation to learn where Smithwick and Kuo nailed the human factors, along with a few vulnerabilities that they work to keep in check. Episode 46: How to Read the Avalanche ForecastChecking the avalanche forecast should be at the top of your safety checklist. It predicts the avalanche danger for your favorite zones and gives you a heads up on worrisome problems within the snowpack. But how much stock can you really put into the daily avy forecast report? US Forest Service avalanche expert Simon Trautman says avalanche forecasts should be the building block for planning a safe day in the backcountry. However, once your feet are on the snow the forecast always takes a back seat to your observations in the field, Trautman says. “The whole point behind the avalanche forecast is that they're a starting point for your daily planning,” Trautman says. “But people need to understand that what they're doing is providing an expert's idea of a pattern that exists across the landscape. They're great resources but it's kind of like a weather forecast. If you get out there and it said 'no rain' and it starts raining on you, you need to reassess and you need to figure out what that means for your plan that day. Do you just continue to have your picnic or do you change plans?” Tune in as Trautman dissects the avalanche forecast into manageable sections. He teaches us the bottom line and how to get the most out of the avalanche forecast when planning your next winter tour.Episode 20: Avalanche Safety Tips with Bruce TremperIf you need more ammo in your avalanche safety arsenal, go back and listen to Out and Back's episode 20 with renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper. Author of Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain and Avalanche Essentials, Tremper draws on his 30-plus year career in snow science to give us his masterful tips for avoiding avalanches. His advice is pretty simple: stick to low-angle terrain.“Whenever there is uncertainty in the snowpack, the terrain is always the answer,” Tremper says. “You can cut your risk in half from going from 39 degrees down to 34 degrees. And you can cut your risk in half once again by going from 34 degrees down to 30 degrees. The handiest tool that you can use in all the world of avalanches is slope steepness.”Learn Tremper's low risk safety ritual and get some advice on what to do if the unthinkable happens and you get caught in an avalanche.Episode 21: Buried Alive — Bruce Tremper Tells His StoryIt's almost impossible to grasp the power and force of avalanches, unless of course you've actually been caught in one. Avalanche expert Bruce Tremper brings us a little closer to that experience with his story about how he triggered — and was buried in — an avalanche in Montana. He describes the feeling of having the “rug pulled out” from under his skis, being swept down the steep mountain, and what it felt like when the avalanche finally roared to a stop. Go back to episode 21 of the Out and Back podcast to get the blow-by-blow from Tremper on how he survived the avalanche that should have killed him. Tap into these Avalanche Safety ResourcesVisit avalanche.org for safety resources and avalanche forecasts in your area. Sign up for avalanche awareness and rescue courses with American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. Watch the Know Before You Go video to get pumped about avalanche safety.Don't forget to snag your 40-percent off a Gaia GPS Premium Membership through the end of 2021. With Gaia GPS Premium you can download maps for offline navigation and gain access to our entire map collection, including 3D satellite, USGS quad maps, Gaia Winter, avalanche forecast maps, slope angle shading, daily 24-hour snow totals, and current, 24-hour, and 48-hour snow accumulation forecasts maps. Finally, we thank the hard working folks at the avalanche centers. We ask you to consider donating to your local forecast centers so they can keep those essential avalanche forecasts coming.
Welcome back to Mirage Monday, brought to you by Mirage Magazine and the Dominion Post. It's finals week and we all know what that means: stress. Listen in for some of our own tried and tested stress relievers.Continuing with the topic of stress, we discuss how Simone Biles handled Olympic levels of stress and broke mental health barriers. Can't wait for the new issue? Check out our PLASTICS issue! You can find all of Mirage's editions at: https://issuu.com/mirage_magazine Keep up to date with us at https://wvumirage.wordpress.com/ or follow us on social media!We're @miragemagwvu on Instagram and Twitter.
On this week's Got Your Eers On?, Brent Solheim joins us to talk WVU Basketball as the Mountaineers move to 9-1 including an emotional win over former Big East foe UConn, WVU Football sees some familiar names enter the transfer portal making us wonder what that situation is all about, and Bluff the Fluffs quizzes us on our knowledge of the Army - Navy game! Join us for all this and more on this week's episode of Got Your Eers On?...!
Can Taz Sherman and Sean McNeil keep carrying the West Virginia University basketball team? The talented seniors produced 71-percent of the Mountaineers offense in its last two victories over Connecticut and Kent State. Can it continue? That's the question the "Guys" answer on this episode along with a series of texts that range from basketball to poorly trained dog owners. Brad, Hoppy and Tony return Thursday with a preview of Saturday's basketball game at UAB and the latest on WVU football recruiting.
Why was West Virginia's victory over No. 15 Connecticut so fun and energetic? Last Wednesday's game had a special feeling that brought back memories from WVU's membership in the Big East Conference. On this episode, Brad and Tony breakdown the win over the Huskies and try to explain what made the game so memorable. The "Guys" also look ahead to Sunday's game against Kent State. Listener questions and comments complete the show. Three Guys returns Monday with a weekend recap and preview of WVU football recruiting which begins on Wednesday.
A tragic murder of five kids in Greenbrier County a year ago might have been prevented, state lawmakers are exploring what went wrong. A former Wheeling Police officer is in jail charged with the sexual assault of a child. Charges filed in a boating death from the 4th of July at Stonewall Jackson Lake. Covid fatalities surpass 5,000 as health officials worry about the growing spread of the Delta variant again in the state. In Sports, the Mountaineers take on U-Conn tonight...but it's been a while since they've been on the same floor. Those stories and more in today's MetroNews This Morning podcast.
It's survive and advance time for the West Virginia University volleyball and men's soccer teams. They'll both compete this weekend in the NCAA championships. A victory by the coach Dan Stratford's soccer team will advance the Mountaineers to soccer's Final Four. The volleyball team is making the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament. On this episode, the "Guys" share thoughts on the busy weekend along and look ahead to the Mountaineer football team's bowl possibilities . They also discuss why the Radford basketball team, which plays at the Coliseum on Saturday, is sneaky-good. Brad, Hoppy and Tony return Monday with a recap of the weekend's action and preview of next Wednesday's basketball game against Connecticut.
For the second straight year the Mountaineer football team is going to a bowl. This season's invite looked highly doubtful after WVU lost four of its first six games. Following a much-needed open date on the schedule, Neal Brown's squad rallied to win four of its last six games to finish (6-6) in the regular season. The Mountaineers will find out where and who they'll play this coming Sunday. On this episode, the "Guys" discuss a number of topics including WVU's win at Kansas, along with the weekend success of several Mountaineer teams and Lincoln Riley's unexpected departure from Oklahoma. Join the crew Thursday for their recap of Tuesday's basketball game against Bellarmine University and Saturday's game with Radford.
Can the Mountaineer football team finish its regular season with bowl eligibility? That's the question, as WVU prepares for Saturday night's game at Kansas. The Mountaineers (5-6) will meet a Jayhawks team that's enjoying a late season surge. Kansas (2-9) won at Texas in overtime before losing on a last-second field goal last Saturday against TCU. Mountaineer running back Leddie Brown needs 91 rushing yard to eclipse 1,000 for the second consecutive year. On this episode, the "'Guys" analyze the stats and trends from both schools and give their keys to a WVU victory. Brad, Hoppy and Tony also preview Friday's men's basketball game against Eastern Kentucky.
The Texas Longhorns saw their hopes for a bowl game go up in smoke Saturday as they fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers, extending the losing streak to six games in the process. The Longhorns once again saw a very winnable game slip away late, no thanks to injuries to both Casey Thompson and Hudson Card late in the game as they tried to mount their final comeback. The Texas defense gave up 459 yards - including 252 on explosive plays - while allowing the Mountaineers to convert on 60 percent of their third-down conversions. Jarret Doege had no problems with the Texas defense, passing for 290 yards and three touchdowns - without turning the ball over. Now Texas has one more chance as they welcome in the Kansas State Wildcats to Austin for Senior Day. With a win over KSU, they could snap the losing streak, send their seniors out with a much-needed win and close the season on a relatively positive note. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mountaineer fans are smiling after a successful weekend by WVU sports teams. West Virginia's football, basketball and soccer teams were all victorious. On this episode, the "Guys" discuss wins in football, basketball and soccer. Why was the Mountaineer football team able to top Texas? What's the real identity of the WVU basketball team? Can the Mountaineer soccer team make a long run in the NCAA tourney? Is West Virginia about to build a dynasty in Esports? Join Brad, Tony and Hoppy Wednesday for their preview of the Mountaineers final game of the regular season at Kansas, and the basketball team's Friday home game against Eastern Kentucky.
And then, there was one. The Mountaineer football team plays its last home game Saturday when the Texas Longhorns visit Milan Puskar Stadium. WVU may have played ten games, but it's still difficult to figure out how the Mountaineers will perform. Despite a 4-6 record, West Virginia could still earn a bowl invitation or suffer its second losing season in the last three years. Like West Virginia, Texas has been unpredictable. The Longhorns won their first four games and have lost their last six. Texas (4-6) arrives in Morgantown both mentally and physically depleted. Star running back Bijan Robinson is one of several Longhorns who will miss the game with injuries. In this episode, the “Guys” analyze the matchup and offer their thoughts on the keys to a WVU victory. Listener questions and comments complete the show. They'll return on Monday to recap the football game and the WVU basketball team's performance at the Charleston Classic.
.Joining us for this week's Flagship Podcast interview to help preview Texas' game at West Virginia Saturday at 11 am CT (on ESPN2) is Mike Casazza of EerSports.com. The Mountaineers (4-6, 2-5 Big 12) and Longhorns (4-6, 2-5) are both in need of a win to try to become bowl eligible and both are coming off consecutive losses. Texas has lost five in a row for the first time since 1956, while WVU has lost two in a row (against Oklahoma State and Kansas State). Casazza breaks down what went right for WVU in a 38-31 win over Iowa State and what wrong in a 23-20 loss in Morgantown against Texas Tech. Quarterback Jarret Doege, who leads the Big 12 in passing yards, also leads the Big 12 in interceptions. Casazza says, “You'll know early on“ which Doege is showing up against Texas. Could another WVU quarterback make an appearance in Saturday's game? Casazza lets you know. Casazza breaks down the strength of WVU's defense and where the Mountaineers could be vulnerable. What's special about WVU's special teams? Casazza gives you the intel as well as his prediction for how the game will play out. Plus, Casazza breaks down Bob Huggins' WVU basketball team, including some atypical traits for a Huggins-coached team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Now what for the West Virginia Mountaineers?Saturday's 34-17 loss at Kansas State leaves WVU in a precarious position with games remaining against Texas and Kansas. Neal Brown's squad could salvage a winning season, or potentially end the year with a losing record.On this episode, Brad, Hoppy and Tony review Saturday's loss to the Wildcats. The "Guys" also review the WVU victory in the basketball Backyard Brawl. Join them Thursday for their preview of Saturday's home finale against Texas.