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Three Guys Before The Game
59 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - Oklahoma State Preview (Episode 420)
The Mountaineer football team closes its regular season schedule Saturday at Oklahoma State. It may be the last game, but there are still more questions than answers for the Mountaineers. Just how will WVU play against the Cowboys? It's anybody's guess. Garrett Greene will make his second consecutive start against an Cowboys team that has stumbled mightily after starting the season 5-0. The Oklahoma State struggles began when quarterback Spencer Sanders was injured. His health status remains uncertain heading into Saturday's game. WVU will try to earn its first win over the Cowboys since 2014. In this episode, the "Guys" breakdown the game and look ahead to the Mountaineer basketball team's weekend tournament at the PK85. Join the crew on Monday for their weekend of a busy sports weekend.
92 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football vs Kansas State Recap (Episode 419)
The Mountaineer football team knew it could not make significant mistakes and beat Kansas State. It did make those mistakes and lost the game. That leaves WVU (4-7) with one game remaining in a very disappointing season. In this episode, the "Guys" breakdown the Mountaineers and Wildcats while sending some love to the undefeated WVU men's basketball team. Listener comments and a botched pizza offering complete the episode. Join Brad, Hoppy and Tony on Wednesday when they preview Saturday's football at Oklahoma State and the WVU basketball matchup with Purdue.
93 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football vs Kansas State Preview (Episode 418)
The Mountaineer football team has played its best at home this season. On Saturday they're hoping their final home game will produce an elite victory. WVU hosts a Kansas State team that's currently positioned for a spot in the Big 12 Championship game. The visiting Wildcats (7-3, 5-2) pounded Baylor 31-3 in Waco last Saturday, while WVU (4-6, 2-5) walked-off with a game-winning field goal against Oklahoma. In this episode, the "Guys" study the analytics and explain what it will take for the Mountaineers to win. Listener questions and comments complete the show.
91 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - Shane Lyons Forced Out (Episode 417)
In a surprise move, West Virginia University has removed athletic director Shane Lyons from his position. In this episode, the "Guys" discuss the announcement and what it means for the future of WVU sports. The crew also looks back on a memorable Mountaineer weekend with victories over Pitt, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech. Join the crew on Thursday for their preview of Saturday's game against Kansas State.
90 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football vs Oklahoma Preview (Episode 416)
Just how much can home field advantage help a struggling football team? That's the question facing the Mountaineers as they prepare for Saturday's date with Oklahoma. Since defeating the Sooners in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl, WVU has lost nine straight to the visitors from Norman. Coach Neal Brown still hasn't coached against Oklahoma in Morgantown. The 2020 game scheduled for Morgantown was cancelled due to Covid. In this episode, the "Guys" preview the matchup and present the key analytics for both teams. Listener questions complete the show. Brad, Hoppy and Tony return on Monday with a recap of the weekend football and basketball action.
81 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football vs Iowa State Football Recap (Episode 415)
With three games remaining, there are more questions than answers surrounding the WVU football team. Saturday's loss at Iowa State continued a trend of poor play away from home. In this episode, the "Guys" breakdown Saturday's performance and answer a number of questions on the minds of Mountaineer fans. Join them on Thursday for their preview of Saturday's game against Oklahoma and Friday's basketball game at Pitt.
93 minutes | Nov 3, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - West Virginia Football vs Iowa State Preview (Episode 414)
Two teams badly in need of a victory meet Saturday afternoon in Ames, Iowa. The outcome, between West Virginia and Iowa State, will likely determine how the two teams play out the final month of the season. Both the Mountaineers and Cyclones have come close in Big 12 play, but ultimately haven't been able to make winning plays at crucial moments. In this episode, the "Guys" explain why the running game is the single biggest statistic to follow on Saturday. Tony reports on Hoppy's memorable debut into the world of virtual reality. Textual healing addresses a number of issues ranging from media rights to halloween socialization. The crew returns on Monday with a football recap and basketball preview of WVU's season-opener against Mount Saint Mary's.
98 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - TCU Recap (Episode 413)
Great effort does not guarantee a winning result. The Mountaineer football team learned that painful lesson in Saturday's 41-31 loss to No. 7 TCU. West Virginia's inability to advance the ball trailing by three points with less than four minutes to play ended any hope of a signature win. Now what? That's the difficult question facing a WVU team that travels to Iowa State this Saturday. The Mountaineers have been outscored 86-30 in their two road conference games. In this episode, the "Guys" review the matchup with TCU and talk about the reported Big 12 media rights extension. They also discussed the upcoming addition to the Mountaineer basketball roster of Jose Perez. Join the crew on Thursday for their preview of WVU at Iowa State.
70 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football vs TCU Preview (Episode 412)
There's something that doesn't add up when it comes to West Virginia's football game with No. 7 TCU on Saturday. Despite playing its worst game of the season at Texas Tech last week, oddsmakers say WVU is just a 7-point underdog against an undefeated Horned Frogs team that leads the Big 12 in scoring. Hmmmm? Perhaps it's because WVU has won four straight over TCU or it's the first time the Frogs have had to fly to a game since their season opener. In this episode, the "Guys" deep-dive into the analytics to create a plan for success. There's also a few tense, awkward, confrontational moments among the crew. No worries, they quickly kissed and made up. Join them again on Monday for their weekend recap.
65 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football vs Texas Tech Recap (Episode 411)
West Virginia's trip to Texas Tech was a nightmare. The Red Raiders dominated the Mountaineers to record the largest margin of victory in the series history. Now what? In this episode, the "Guys" analyze Saturday's performance and answer listener questions. The crew returns Thursday with their preview of this week's matchup with No. 7 TCU.
73 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football vs Texas Tech Preview (Episode 410)
Basketball on grass may be the best way to describe how Texas Tech likes to play football. The Red Raiders average nearly 90 snaps per game in a furious-paced attack designed to fatigue and confuse opposing defenses. In this episode, the "Guys" analyze the matchup and present the keys West Virginia must accomplish to earn a victory in Lubbock. Listener questions and texts complete the show. The crew returns with their recap on Monday.
73 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - West Virginia Football vs Baylor Review (409)
What's the biggest takeaway from West Virginia's victory over the Baylor Bears? Was it the ability to run the ball against a stingy Baylor defense? Was it the continued emergence of receiver Kayden Prather or the no-quit attitude displayed by the Mountaineers? Whatever the answer, coach Neal Brown's team has now won three of its last four games. In this episode, the "Guys" present their post-game breakdown and begin to look ahead to Saturday's game at Texas Tech. The crew returns on Thursday with their complete preview of WVU's weekend visit to Lubbock.
59 minutes | Oct 10, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football Preview vs Baylor (Episode 408)
The Mountaineer football team is hoping Thursday night lights will lead to a victory. WVU hosts Baylor in a key Big 12 matchup that will give a strong indication which way the Mountaineer season is headed. West Virginia has never lost to Baylor in Morgantown, but were manhandled by the Bears last season in Waco. The defending conference champions are still one of the Big 12's stingiest teams on defense and use a power running attack to set up explosive pass plays. In this episode, the "Guys" look into the analytics to determine the keys to a West Virginia win. Listener questions and texts complete the episode.
84 minutes | Oct 6, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - Transfer Portal Gone Wild (Episode 407)
Mind numbing is the best way to describe the roster-churn among Big 12 basketball teams heading into this season. A staggering 69 players have left their teams. Kansas State leads the departure list with 14, followed by Texas Tech with 11 and West Virginia with 10. In this episode, the "Guys" analyze the transfer portal impact throughout the Big 12. How will teams adjust to the massive personnel changes? Listener questions and comments complete the show.
89 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football vs Texas Review (Episode 406)
There is plenty to fix for West Virginia's football team as it begins its only bye week of the season. The Mountaineers lacked both efficiency and consistency in Saturday's 38-20 loss to Texas. Now the big question. Can they find it before meeting defending Big 12 champion Baylor next Thursday night in Morgantown? In this episode, the "Guys" breakdown Saturday's setback and address listener questions. Join Brad, Hoppy and Tony on Thursday for a football and basketball episode.
80 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - West Virginia Football vs Texas Preview (Episode 405)F
How much has the West Virginia football team improved in the last month? We're about to find out. WVU began the season on the road as a double-digit underdog and lost a heartbreaker in Pittsburgh. This Saturday, the Mountaineers will be in Austin, Texas for a Big 12 showdown against the Longhorns. Both teams are 2-2 overall and the loser will fall to 0-2 in conference play. Yes, there's a lot at stake. In this episode, the "Guys" sort through the analytics to provide the key elements that will decide the game. Listener questions and comments complete the show. Brad, Hoppy and Tony return on Monday with a recap of what could be WVU's last ever Big 12 game in Austin.
74 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - WVU Football Nighttime In Austin, Mountaineer Hoops Begins (Episode 404)
Is there a bad team in the Big 12 football conference? If so, name it? Last weekend's results include a Texas Tech win over Texas and a Kansas State victory at Oklahoma. Throw in West Virginia's win in Blacksburg and Kansas staying undefeated with a win over previously unbeaten Duke. You get the picture, nothing is guaranteed as the month of October begins. In this episode, Brad, Hoppy and Tony review the weekend and begin to look ahead to Saturday night's date between the Mountaineers and Longhorns. The "Guys" also talk some WVU hoops and answer listener texts. Join them on Thursday for their complete preview of WVU and Texas.
92 minutes | Sep 23, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - Mountaineers Gobble Gobblers (Episode 403)
The pendulum of emotion within Mountaineer Nation has swung to optimism. That's what a record-setting performance will do against a long-time rival on their home field. West Virginia's 33-10 victory over Virginia Tech produced more than ownership of the Black Diamond Trophy. It could be the much-needed victory the Mountaineers needed to propel them into the month of October and the 8 Big 12 Conference games that remain. In this episode, Brad, Hoppy and Tony analyze the performance and look ahead to the upcoming challenges which begin next week at No. 22 Texas. Listener texts and comments complete the show. Join the "Guys" Monday for their weekend recap.
90 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - West Virginia Mountaineers vs Virginia Tech Preview (Episode 402)
It's trophy time for West Virginia and Virginia Tech. The two teams will collide Thursday night in Blacksburg. The winner claims the Black Diamond Trophy, which has resided in Morgantown since last season's 27-21 victory by the Mountaineers. In this episode, the "Guys" offer final thoughts on Saturday's 65-7 romp over Towson and preview the matchup with the Hokies (2-1). Listener questions and comments complete the show. Brad, Hoppy and Tony return on Friday with their recap of the Mountaineers and Hokies.
83 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Three Guys Before The Game - West Virginia Mountaineers v Towson Tigers Preview (Episode 401)
The Mountaineer football team needs a win. (Really, really needs a win) They'll get their chance Saturday afternoon when Towson (2-0) visits Milan Puskar Stadium. In this episode, Brad, Hoppy and Tony cover a number of topics ranging from personnel changes to the qualities of winning teams. The "Guys" also address listener questions and comments. Join them on Monday for their recap of Saturday's game with the Tigers.
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