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Hoops Across the Mountain State tries unlocking different basketball stories within West Virginia. Taylor Kennedy, the host, has interviewed older and current basketball personalities.

Follow Taylor on Twitter: @Taylor_Kennedy7

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Hoops Across the Mountain State tries unlocking different basketball stories within West Virginia. Taylor Kennedy, the host, has interviewed older and current basketball personalities.

Follow Taylor on Twitter: @Taylor_Kennedy7

    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 72 (MEC Preview Ep. 2)

    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 72 (MEC Preview Ep. 2)

    Previews, previews, and more previews!

    We continue our trek through basketball previews this year with the second Mountain East Conference.

    Chris Richardson, Wheeling University men's head basketball coach, Bryan Poore, West Virginia State men's head basketball coach, and Mark Richmond, Notre Dame College men's head basketball coach, join CJ Harvey and me.

    We dove into the weeds in figuring out who is returning and coming onto the scene, West Virginia freshmen, who should we keep an eye on, and more!

    Episode 72 of Hoops Across the Mountain State is here!

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    • 56 min
    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 71 (MEC Preview Ep. 1)

    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 71 (MEC Preview Ep. 1)

    Basketball previews in the middle of October? We think so! This episode kicks off the first of many preview episodes leading to the first day of boy's basketball games.

    We kick off our preview discussion with Episode 1 of our MEC Preview. CJ Harvey, aka the Skipper, joins the show! We enjoy having CJ on the program.

    CJ and Taylor were joined by Tim Koenig, Fairmont State men's head basketball coach, Ben Howlett, West Liberty men's head basketball coach, and Dwaine Osborne, University of Charleston men's head basketball coach, all join the program.

    They discussed the biggest lesson learned from last season to now, newcomers, returning pieces, West Virginia natives on the team, and more!

    Episode 71 of Hoops Across the Mountain State is here!

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    • 59 min
    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 70 with Willie Akers

    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 70 with Willie Akers

    The weather and leaves are changing, which means we are slowly approaching basketball season. That means this will be the last summer interview for this year. We had to leave it with a bang.

    Basketball is the backbone of many communities in West Virginia, which means we have seen incredible coaches and players rise up from those communities.

    Willie Akers, long-time Logan boy's head basketball coach & member of WVU's 1959 runner-up team, joins Taylor for Episode 70!

    The two discussed Willie growing up and playing basketball in Mullens, the drive he possessed at an early age, what led him to WVU, his relationship with Jerry West, coaching the Logan Wildcats, where the name Willie's Running Wildcats came from, and more!

    You will certainly not want to miss this episode!

    Episode 70 of Hoops Across the Mountain State is here!

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    • 47 min
    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 69 with Steven Verplancken

    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 69 with Steven Verplancken

    The game of basketball takes individuals down various paths. Our guest has had an interesting basketball journey from overseas to the states.

    Steven Verplancken, former Teays Valley Prep and current Southern Illinois guard, joins Taylor for Episode 69!

    They discussed basketball over in Belgium, how much of an impact Kobe Bryant played on Steven's life, getting connected to Coach Ryan Arrowood and TVCS, upset wins over Oak Hill and Huntington Prep, the decision to play for Glenville State, playing at SIU, and more!

    Episode 69 of Hoops Across the Mountain State is here!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 68 with Josiah Davis (From the 519 to the 304)

    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 68 with Josiah Davis (From the 519 to the 304)

    From the 519 to the 304... STAND UP!

    Josiah Davis, Kitchener, Canada native, rising senior at Teays Valley Christian, and WVU Hoops commit joins Taylor for Episode 68!

    Taylor and Josiah talked about growing up playing basketball in Canada, who he looked up to in Canada, coming to West Virginia, pepperoni rolls, his relationships with Coach Tarr, Arrowood, and Huggins, committing to WVU, and more!

    Episode 68 of Hoops Across the Mountain State is here!

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    • 52 min
    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 67 with Isaiah Morgan

    Hoops Across the Mountain State - Episode 67 with Isaiah Morgan

    Taylor Kennedy, the host, played three seasons of high school basketball at Winfield. Outside of sanctioned basketball, he would play travel basketball. He claims that this episode's guest is the best shooter he's faced.

    Isaiah Morgan, the W.Va. all-time career leader in FT percentage & Ravenswood alum, joins the program!

    The two discussed Isaiah's stellar career with the Red Devils, playing for Mick Price, getting to West Virginia Tech, and other insightful information about Isaiah.

    Episode 67 of Hoops Across the Mountain State is here!

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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

12iHoop22 ,

Great Podcast

TK does a great job at entertaining the listener throughout every episode. He’s not asking monotonous questions that will put the listener to sleep. You can tell how much work and effort he puts into the podcast. This podcast is a great listen whether I’m sitting in my room, driving down the road, or simply trying to gain insightful information regarding the who’s and what’s of WV’s top athletes.

M J Money ,

AUTHENTIC & RELATIVE

TK Is just completely honest and relatable.

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