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.
West Virginia Football and Basketball: Hello Taz, Hello Bye (Episode 320)
1:19:07With the Mountaineer football team in the midst of its only bye week of the season, it's time for a combo episode on Three Guys Before The Game. WVU senior Taz Sherman stops for an update on preseason practice and his outlook on the upcoming season. The "Guys" also learn how Sherman is navigating the new NCAA name, image and likeness policy and why he decided to play one more season at the college level. Brad, Hoppy and Tony also field a series of listener questions that range from football to banjo playing. Join the crew on Monday as the begin to look ahead to next week's game at TCU.
WVU Football: West Virginia vs Baylor Recap (Episode 319)
1:06:45The West Virginia football team begins its only bye week of the season with more questions than answers. Saturday's loss at Baylor drops the Mountaineers (2-4, 0-3) into unexpected territory. WVU's promising performance at Oklahoma has been followed up with consecutive losses to Texas Tech and Baylor. The Mountaineer offense has averaged just 20 points in the last two games while the normally reliable defense allowed a season-high 45 points at Baylor. On this episode, the "Guys" look back at Saturday's game and look ahead to possible solutions. Join them Thursday for more football talk and an early look at the upcoming WVU basketball season.
WVU Football - West Virginia at Baylor Preview (Episode 318)
58:08It has been a rough couple of weeks for the West Virginia University football team. The Mountaineers have lost two straight games on last second field goals. On Saturday the (2-3) Mountaineers play at Baylor hoping to snap a road losing streak that has grown to six games dating back to last season. Baylor (4-1), ranked nationally before suffering its first loss last Saturday at No. 12 Oklahoma State. It's a difficult challenge for a Mountaineer team that has been plagued by self-inflicted errors in its three losses. Is this the week, WVU avoids turnovers and penalties? Can West Virginia force Baylor quarterback Gerry Bohanon to throw his first interception of the season? The "Guys" answer those questions along with providing statistics and tendencies that will likely decide Saturday's game. Join them again Monday for their review of the Mountaineers and Bears.
WVU Football - Texas Tech Review (Episode 317)
1:02:47What in the world happened to the Mountaineers against Texas Tech?That's the question the "Guys" tackle on this episode of Three Guys Before The Game. Saturday's 23-20 loss to Texas Tech has left the Mountaineers (2-3) in an unenviable position with their next two games away from home. Why did WVU start so slowly? How do you correct consistent mistakes? Those are just a few of the questions Brad and Tony discuss as preparation begins for this week's game at Baylor. Join them Thursday for their preview of the Bears and Mountaineers.
West Virginia Football: Texas Tech Preview (Episode 316)
1:05:00Texas Tech's football team has been a thorn to Neal Brown in his two seasons as West Virginia's football coach. The Mountaineers were stunned in Morgantown 38-17 in 2019 and allowed a scoop-and-score fumble in a 34-27 loss last season in Lubbock. Brown and the Mountaineers will try to avenge those losses Saturday to even their Big 12 record at 1-1. Has WVU shaken off last Saturday's heartbreaking loss at Oklahoma? Can Texas Tech rebound after allowing 70 points at Texas ?The "Guys" address those questions and drop a bunch of info-nuggets that will impact this weekend's game. Join the crew Monday for their recap and early look at next week's trip to Baylor.
WVU Football: Mountaineers Swooned By Sooners (Episode 315)
1:08:05How will the West Virginia University football team bounce back from Saturdays last-second loss to No. 4 Oklahoma?Will the Mountaineers use the heartbreaking loss as a catalyst or will it have a lingering negative impact? Those are just two of the questions the "Guys" debate as WVU prepares to host its Big 12 opener Saturday against Texas Tech. Brad and Tony also answer listener questions that range from scripted plays to the value of growing San Marzano tomatoes in Jackson County. Join the crew on Thursday for their preview of the Mountaineers and Red Raiders.
WVU Football: West Virginia at Oklahoma Preview (Episode 314)
1:11:34The West Virginia football team opens Big 12 Conference play on Saturday in what could be its last visit to Norman, Oklahoma. The No. 4 Sooners have accepted an invitation to join the Southeastern Conference although when they formally begin play remains unknown. The Mountaineers will attempt to beat their second consecutive ranked opponent, while the Sooners (3-0) will try to diffuse criticism following a closer than expected 23-16 victory over long-time rival Nebraska. On this episode, the "Guys" explain what it will take for WVU to score the upset win. Listener questions, ranging from unicorn formations to song lyrics, complete the show. Three Guys returns Monday with a review of the Mountaineers visit to Oklahoma.
WVU Football - Mountaineers Gobble Gobblers (Episode 313)
1:16:59The Black Diamond Trophy has taken residence in Morgantown following West Virginia's dramatic win over Virginia Tech. It was a game that contained almost every ingredient that makes a rivalry special. On this episode, the "Guys" look back at the herculean effort of the WVU defense and the biggest plays and players of the game. Listener questions and comments complete the episode. Join Brad, Hoppy and Tony Thursday for their preview of Saturday's date at No. 4 Oklahoma.
West Virginia Football - Virginia Tech Preview (Episode 312)
1:03:49This is why they play the games. Saturday's encounter between West Virginia and No. 15 Virginia Tech looks to have all the makings of a great college football Saturday. The Hokies (2-0) will try to prove its season opening win over No. 10 North Carolina wasn't a fluke while the Mountaineers (1-1) will try to erase the pain from its season-opening four-turnover performance in a loss at Maryland. A sellout crowd will be in attendance for the 53rd meeting between two long-time rivals who have met just once in the last 16 years. The annual meeting ended in 2005 after the Hokies left for the Atlantic Coast Conference. On this episode, the "Guys" breakdown the key statistics and trends to watch during Saturday's game. Join the crew Monday for their review and first look at next week's game at Oklahoma.
WVU Football - Maisel's Musings And Sharks Attacked (Episode 311)
1:16:56Is college football heading forward or backwards? The answer to that question and many others about the game's health are answered by On3.com award-winning reporter Ivan Maisel. The "Guys" get Ivan's take on conference reshuffling and the upcoming NCAA constitutional convention. Brad, Hoppy and Tony also review the Mountaineers 66-0 victory over Long Island. Did Garrett Greene's performance earn him more playing time? Just how important is Saturday's game against Virginia Tech?Text questions and comments complete the show. Join the crew Thursday for their preview of the Mountaineers and Hokies.