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Three Guys Before The Game is the most listened to podcast covering West Virginia University football and basketball. Tony Caridi, Brad Howe and Hoppy Kercheval talk all things Mountaineers.
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Oliver Straw is a young man, but he's already seen the world. The standout West Virginia University punter was born in the United States, but has lived in England, Bangkok and Australia.  Those life-experiences give him a unique and special perspective as he prepares for his junior season at WVU. In this Summer Series episode, Brad Howe and Tony Caridi introduce you to a colorful and insightful member of the Mountaineers.
Reaction to the passing of West Virginia legend Jerry West continues following his death on Wednesday at the age of 86.  In this episode, Brad Howe and Tony Caridi are joined by former WVU basketball coach John Beilien, Houston Rockets Director of Scouting Chris Wallace, WVU Hall of Fame member Willie Akers, Metronews' Jeff Jenkins and WVU Director of Athletics Content John Antonik.The group shares its thoughts on West's life and the impact he had on the state of West Virginia and the sport of basketball. 
He's  back! Nathan Adrian has returned to Morgantown after another successful season playing professionally in Italy.  The former Mountaineer standout and 3 Guys co-host recaps his season in Italy's highest division.He also shares his insight on his continued development as a player and his future plans. Listener questions and comments complete the episode. 
Chad Scott is a different dude.  And that's a compliment. The West Virginia University offensive coordinator shares positivity with quick strike phrases, that are validated by how he lives his life.  In this episode, the "Guys" dig deep into Scott's philosophy both on and off the field.  It's a wonderful combination of stories and insight into his five seasons in Morgantown. Brad and Tony also get a breakdown of each offensive position as the Mountaineers begin summer workouts this week. 
She was a top-5 national basketball recruit in high school, but she decided to play volleyball instead.She hired a former professional baseball player, who never played volleyball, to join her first coaching staff. Jen Greeny, West Virginia's new volleyball coach, has made some surprising decisions during her carrer and they've all worked fantastically. Now six months into her new job in Morgantown, the building of the WVU program is operating at full speed. The new coach knows the challenges that lie ahead, but her experience gives her the confidence to know she will succeed. In this episode, Greeny visits Brad Howe and Tony Caridi for an in-depth conversatioin on her career and decision to make Morgantown her new home.
It's been a storybook season for West Virginia University golf coach Sean Covich.  The Mississippi native, hired to restart the Mountaineer program nine years ago, has guided his squad to the championship round of the NCAA tournament. It's just the second time in school history that a Mountaineer golf team has reached this round.  The only other time it happened was 1947.  So, yeah, it's a big deal. In this episode, Covich reflects on building the WVU program and the significance of this season's accomplishments.  Listener questions and comments complete the show. 
His title is West Virginia University Defensive Coordinator, but Jordan Lesley is so much more than a football coach. In this episode, the "Guys" cover a wide range of topics with Jordan ranging from football to deep sea fishing, and the perfect white chicken chili recipe.It's a classic 3 Guys with more than a few expected bends and turns.  
Trey Lathan is making news. In his first season at West Virginia University, he left his mark as a rising star on the football field and as a successful entrepreneur. In this episode, Trey visits the "Guys" to talk about his debut season and the future of WVU football.  He also talks about his post-football future and aspirations in the business world. Listener questions and comments complete the show. Trey's visit to 3 Guys was sponsored by Daniels Men's Store of Morgantown.
It's a wrap!  Spring football practice has come to an end for the West Virginia University football team.  Saturday's Gold-Blue Scrimmage was a success.  There was a big crowd, great weather, celebrity coaches, and most importantly, NO injuries. In this episode, Brad and Tony recap the game and respond to listener questions and comments. 
It's time to drop the curtain for the WVU football team. The Mountaineers close their month of workouts on Saturday when they play the annual Gold-Blue Spring Football game.  In this episode, the "Guys" preview the game and discuss what makes a successful spring game. The crew also give an analytical scouting report on new WVU basketball recruit, Toby Okani. What will he bring to the WVU roster? Listener questions and comments complete the show. 
It's an important time for the West Virginia University athletic department.  The Mountaineer basketball program continues to retool its roster and staff, while the football team prepares to close spring practice on Saturday with the Gold and Blue scrimmage. In addition, all WVU coaches are anxious about the closing of the Transfer Portal, which takes place on May 1.  Once the portal closes, coaches will finally have a good idea of their roster for the coming season.  In this episode, the "Guys" discuss a series of topics ranging from basketball and football to Monday's special guest visit by John Beilein at the annual Mountaineer Athletic Club scholarship dinner in Charleston. Listener questions and comments complete the show. 
To say the last year has been a whirlwind for Mark Kellogg would be an understatement.The West Virginia women's basketball coach guided his team to 25 wins in his inaugural season, and came close to a stunning victory over No. 1 seed Iowa.In this episode, Kellogg joins the "Guys" to review the season and look ahead to the next step within the WVU women's program. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
It was a weekend to remember for the West Virginia University baseball team.  The Mountaineers swept No. 16 UCF while sweeping themselves into the national rankings.  WVU is No. 22 in this week's D1 Baseball.com poll. In this episode, the "Guys" recap the weekend baseball action, update WVU basketball additions and talk Mountaineer football. Listener questions and comments complete the episode. 3 Guys returns on Thursday with a special guest visit from WVU women's basketball coach Mark Kellogg. 
Flowers continue to bloom, and the Mountaineer football team continues to blossom. Coach Neal Brown's sixth spring practice season seems to be the most efficient and productive since his arrival.  It's an opportunity for key contributors to refine their technique, and for newcomers to adjust to their new surroundings. In this episode, the "Guys" discuss each position and the realistic expectations for those units in the upcoming season. Listener questions and comments complete the episode. 
He wore size 15 shoes when he was in fifth grade!  That was probably a pretty good sign that Ja'Quay Hubbard was going to grow into one big dude. (He did)This fall, Hubbard will play his sixth and final season of college football, and the big guy has big plans for himself and the Mountaineers. In this episode, Hubbard details his climb from super-sized kid to grown man and how athletics have opened countless opportunities.  Listener comments and questions complete the show. 
He's here! West Virginia's new basketball coach, Darian DeVries has been formally introduced to Mountaineer Nation. In this episode, the "Guys" share their thoughts on DeVries' opening press conference.  The crew also discusses the controversial end of the season for the WVU women's basketball team. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
The official announcement has been made.  West Virginia University has its new head basketball coach.  Now, the big question.  Who is this guy?In this episode, the "Guys" present a comprehensive reveal of Darian DeVries.  What makes him tick?  How will his Iowa upbringing mesh with Mountaineer Nation?  What are his offensive and defensive philosophies? What will WVU basketball look like in the future?The answers to those questions plus listener comments come your way in episode 542. 
The West Virginia University women's basketball team has an interesting date on Saturday against Princeton in the NCAA tournament.  A Mountaineer victory would propel them into an expected second-round matchup with the Lady Hawkeyes of Iowa and all-time scoring leader Caitlin Clark.  In this episode, Brad Howe provides an analytical breakdown between the Mountaineers and the Tigers.  Brad says a date with Caitlin isn't guaranteed.  The Tigers (25-4) will present challenges on both offense and defense. The "Guys" also discuss the ongoing search for a new WVU men's basketball coach. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
The clock is ticking on the WVU men's basketball coaching search.  When the alarm rings is anyone's guess. West Virginia University Athletic Director Wren Baker is prepared to move quickly. However several candidates are still coaching their teams in the NCAA tournnament. In this episode, the "Guys" share their thoughts on the search and discuss the WVU women's NCAA tournament pairing against Princeton. Listener questions and comments complete the show. 
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Brett Harshbarger

love the show guys! got to meet Brad yesterday at the basketball game so that was awesome! l listen to every episode so Keep up the great work.

Dec 2nd
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DJ Mikusi

Very informative and always interesting takes on WVU.

Mar 1st
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