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MEC This Week

Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy will dive-in each week and talk with coaches, players, and administrators across the Mountain East Conference.

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MEC This Week - Episode 21
We are quickly approaching the Mountain East Conference (MEC) tournament at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.Seeding races on the men's and women's sides are shaping up to be an interesting last few games.The MEC also announced that it would move its conference baseball tournament to the GoMart Ballpark in Charleston.Reid Amos, the MEC Commissioner, discussed yesterday's announcement and its meaning for the conference. What impact will it have? What should we expect from the men's and women's basketball tournaments in a few weeks?Jenna Eckleberry, the Frostburg State women's head basketball coach, stops by to discuss her team's season. She discusses the Bobcats' memorable game against West Libert on West Liberty. Coach Eckelberry also discusses the impact of Emilee Weakley.Join Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy for another edition of MEC This Week.Subscribe to the podcast wherever you find yours, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
46:14 2/17/23
MEC This Week - Episode 20
Today will feature big-time games with important wins on the line.Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy are back for another edition of MEC This Week. The two discuss the important matchups and storylines for the weekend.Justin Caldwell, the Glenville State men's head basketball coach, stop by to discuss the Pioneers' impressive season so far. What has worked well for them? What has changed lately that was not working earlier this season? What has Jordan Turbo Smith meant to this year's team?Mickayla Perdue, a Glenville State Lady Pioneers guard, discusses her season. What led her to choose Glenville State? How much of an impact did head coach Kim Stephens play into her decision?Subscribe to MEC This Week wherever you find your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
26:22 2/4/23
MEC This Week - Episode 19
This past weekend in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) had just about everything you could have asked for in both men's and women's hoops.A few memorable moments last weekend included Wheeling University picking up the upset victory over West Liberty by hanging 114 points, the University of Charleston holding off West Virginia State, and the Notre Dame College (OH) women's team staying at arm's length.Chris Richardson, the Wheeling Cardinals head basketball coach, joins Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy on today's episode of MEC This Week. Coach Richardson discusses how big of a boost Saturday's victory was, leading scorer John Korte's season so far, what Brent Price is doing differently this season, and more.Subscribe to MEC This Week wherever you find yours, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
28:45 1/26/23
MEC This Week - Episode 18
We continue seeing huge performances within the Mountain East Conference this season.Briggs Parris, a Fairmont State Falcon guard, joins the program and discusses his season thus far. What has this season been like for him? What did the 25-point win over West Liberty mean for Fairmont State last Saturday? How did he end up in Marion County?Lauren Calhoun, a forward for the Wheeling Cardinals and the MEC Women's Player of the Week, stops by and discusses her incredible performances last week. What led her to get into student teaching? How is this season going with the Cardinals?Join Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy for the latest edition of MEC This Week!Subscribe to the podcast wherever you find yours!
29:13 1/19/23
MEC This Week - Episode 17
The first podcast of 2023 has arrived!There is more stuff going on than we have time. This weekend should provide for an entertaining set of games, including the West Liberty vs Fairmont State matchup in Marion County.Ben Howlett, West Liberty Hilltoppers men's head basketball coach, stop by to discuss his team's hot start to the season. What has he seen from a few of his new faces, including Stephen Cannady? What did he and his staff learn whenever they played two games in Las Vegas?Stephanie Anderson, Fairmont State Falcons women's head basketball coach, joins the show, and she discusses what has changed in her first few years as a head coach. She also discusses the impact that former George Washington Patriot Katy Darnell has had on this year's team.Join Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy for Episode 17 of MEC This Week.Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get yours, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
30:37 1/12/23
MEC This Week - Episode 16
Happy holidays from us to you! Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy are back one last time before we transition to 2023.Daniel Mondragon, Davis & Elkins men's head basketball coach, stops by to discuss his team's 9-4 start. What has gone right for the Senators? What do they have to do differently heading into the second half of the season? Breland Walton, a Beckley-Woodrow Wilson product, returns into the rotation. How much of an immediate impact will he play?Anna Kowalska, Wheeling University women's head basketball coach, joins the program. She chats about her team's surprise start this season. What has she been focusing on in her first season? How has the transition gone from Life University to Wheeling?Subscribe to the podcast wherever you find yours, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.To check out the latest news and notes regarding the MEC click here.
30:11 12/22/22
MEC This Week - Episode 15
Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy return for the latest edition of MEC This Week!They were joined by Todd May, Concord Mountain Lions men's head basketball coach, and Charles Marshall, West Virginia State women's head basketball coach.Travis and Taylor also discussed the latest men's and women's news and notes.Subscribe wherever you find your podcasts.You can find the video version at wvmetronews.com.
39:46 12/19/22
MEC This Week - Episode 14
The men's and women's basketball season is fully underway, with conference play providing exciting games and moments. Wrestling has also kicked off, and it should be an exciting season on the mats.Dwaine Osborne, University of Charleston men's head basketball coach, joins the show. He discusses his team's slow start to the season, what the Golden Eagles need to clean up moving forward, rallying guys to get them back on track, and more.Danny Irwin, West Liberty head wrestling coach, discusses his team's success so far, how he ended up in West Virginia, and what has been the recipe for success for the Hilltoppers wrestling program, among other wrestling topics.Join Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy each week as they chat with different Mountain East Conference personalities.Subscribe to the audio version wherever you find your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Check out the Mountain East Conference website at mountaineast.org for all the latest.
36:55 12/1/22
MEC This Week - Episode 13
The show producer has not yet provided a description for this episode.
30:29 11/28/22
MEC This Week - Episode 12
Another busy week in the Mountain East Conference (MEC)! Volleyball, football, and soccer are all entering tournament play, and the MEC is well represented in those sports.Karly Niesen, Wheeling Cardinals Junior Volleyball Setter, discusses Wheeling's success, what they are wanting to do well in the NCAA Division II Tournament, how she got to Wheeling, and more.Nathan Moore, Notre Dame (OH) Falcons football leading tackler, talks about the Falcons success, what has changed with them throughout the season, how he ended up in South Euclid, and more.Join Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy as they discuss everything going on within the MEC, and they chat about their takeaways from basketball this past and upcoming weekend.Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get yours, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
23:06 11/17/22
MEC This Week - Episode 11
Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy are back with another edition of MEC This Week! Another busy show as there is a lot going on this weekend in the Mountain East Conference.Mark Richmond, Notre Dame College (OH) men's head basketball coach, and his team made the short drive to Cleveland State the other day, and the Falcons upset the Vikings. It was the second time in four seasons that Notre Dame College had defeated Cleveland State. Coach Richmond discusses the game itself, key players this season, and more.Taylor Kennedy, Fairmont State women's soccer goalkeeper, joined the program to discuss her and her team's incredible MEC women's soccer title victory over Frostburg State, 1-0, in penalty kicks. What was the emotion level like? What does this mean for the Falcons heading into the Division II NCAA Tournament?Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get yours, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
22:31 11/10/22
MEC This Week - Episode 10
Another busy week and weekend in the Mountain East Conference.Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy were joined this week by Bryan Poore, West Virginia State men's head basketball coach, and Daniel Smee, University of Charleston head men's soccer coach.Poore is entering his 24th season as the Yellow Jackets head coach. WVSU is coming off an impressive 24-8 season after starting its first 10 games 5-5. The Yellow Jackets return valuable pieces like Anthony Pittman and Noah Jordan. Poore and his staff are also welcoming former Mountaineer guard Taevon Horton.Smee and his squad are continuing to trek through the MEC Soccer Tournament. The Golden Eagles men's soccer team has been dominant all season posting a 16-1 record during the regular season. What are the preparations like ahead of their opening round match on Thursday?Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get yours, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Check out the video version at wvmetronews.com.Want to find out more about the Mountain East Conference? Check out the website at mountaineast.org.
29:15 11/2/22
MEC This Week - Episode 9
A lot of ground was covered in the latest episode of MEC This Week!Sy Alli, Wheeling University running back, and Bryce Butler, West Liberty men's basketball junior guard, join the program.Sy discusses his time with the Cardinals, being a part of our the inaugural recruiting classes, the relationship with Coach Brunney, the successful season they have had, and more.Bryce talks about playing for Team USA in the FIBA Basketball 3v3 competition in the Dominican Republic, his growth throughout his career, what Stephen Cannady brings to the team, his relationship with Malik McKinney, and more!Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy join you each week to provide insight and discussion with the top personalities in the Mountain East Conference.Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get yours, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Check out the video version at wvmetronews.com.
29:00 10/26/22
MEC This Week - Episode 8
The Mountain East Conference has turned into the wild, Wild West!Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy discuss what happened from a week ago in MEC football, including the Concord 68-60 victory over UC.Kim Stephens, Glenville State women's head basketball coach, and Jack Mangel, Concord senior quarterback, both stop by.A lot of ground to cover. Make sure to subscribe to keep up with everything going on the podcast.Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
29:40 10/18/22
MEC This Week - Episode 7
The show producer has not yet provided a description for this episode.
25:43 10/14/22
MEC This Week - Episode 6
The Mountain East Conference athletic fall calendar is closing in on the mid-way point this year. Lots of entertaining and physical games, but there have been a few impressive teams across the fall landscape.Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy chat with Zac Bruney, Wheeling Cardinals head football coach, and Kris Kern, West Virginia State women's head volleyball coach, on this week's episode.The Wheeling Cardinals are off to a 4-1 start this season, and they are tied for second in the conference with Concord. Bruney discusses what has allowed this year's team to be successful, and he talks about the football program coming back in 2018.The West Virginia State women's volleyball team is spiking and digging their way through a tough volleyball conference. Wheeling and Charleston are also in contention for the MEC women's volleyball crown. Kern talks about how volleyball has grown in the conference, his 42 years of experience, how he got into volleyball, and more.Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get yours, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
32:49 10/5/22
MEC This Week - Episode 5
The show producer has not yet provided a description for this episode.
29:09 9/28/22
MEC This Week - Episode 4
There are multiple Concord University connections in the latest episode of MEC This Week.Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy chat with Dave Walker, Concord Mountain Lions head football coach, and Nick Bias, University of Charleston cross country and track & field head coach, who is also a Concord alum.Walker previews the Concord versus Frostburg State showdown this weekend, former Martinsburg standout Jarod Bowie, what has to happen on Saturday, and more.Bias discusses mental health and how he approaches those tough conversations with his athletes, coaching international players, what's on tap the rest of the way, and more.Subscribe to the audio podcast wherever you get them at, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
37:23 9/21/22
MEC This Week - Episode 3
Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy are back to bring you another episode of MEC This Week!Quinn Sanders, University of Charleston head football coach, and Shon Stephens, West Liberty defensive back, join the program.The guys talked with Coach Sanders about the 4 overtime game last Thursday against Fairmont State, the growth of this year's team, what he is learning so far as their head coach, and more.The guys talked with Shon about his incredible four interception performance last Thursday, how he ended up at West Liberty, the growth of this year's defense, and more.Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Check out the video at wvmetronews.com.
27:39 9/14/22
MEC This Week - Episode 2
Travis Jones and Taylor Kennedy are back for the second episode of MEC This Week.Eric Wagoner, Frostburg State Head Football Coach, and Jeff Miller, Glenville State quarterback, join the program.Another football heavy podcast on this edition of MEC This Week.
34:06 9/6/22
MEC This Week - Episode 1
Travis Jones (@TravisJonesPXP on Twitter) and Taylor Kennedy (@Taylor_Kennedy7) on Twitter kick off a brand new Mountain East Conference podcast, MEC This Week.The two are joined by Reid Amos, Mountain East Conference Commissioner, and John Pennington, West Virginia State head football coach.They discuss the state of the MEC, transfer portal, growth of Division II, and more with Reid.They discuss his team's off-season, different players emerging this season, personal growth, Ridgeview BBQ, and more.Subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcast, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
48:53 8/30/22