Marshall University Basketball

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College basketball season has begun in West Virginia.

The West Virginia University men’s team tips off its season in exhibition play Friday night against Glenville State. Last year, the Mountaineers made a run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. It was the most successful season since an appearance in the final four in 2009. WVU Head Coach Bob Huggins said the key to last year was adopting a full-court press on defense, where defenders guard their player all over the floor. 

Henderson played the tournament with only eight players due to budget restrictions on travel.
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On West Virginia Morning, owners of above ground storage tanks in the Eastern Panhandle learn more about registration and inspection rules from officials of the DEP last night in Martinsburg.  We’ll have a report.  And Umphrey's McGee is along with the Mountain Stage Song of the Week. 

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Marshall University Basketball is set to begin practice with new coach Dan D’Antoni.

A long coaching search in the spring began with rumors of Marshall trying to lure Mike D’Antoni away from his job with the NBA LA Lakers. And it ended with Marshall hiring Dan D’Antoni, Mike’s older brother and assistant with the Lakers. The need for a new coach was required after Tom Herrion resigned following an 11-22 season.

D’Antoni immediately put the team through an extensive off season program that saw many of the players lose considerable weight.

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Volume Six of Shepherd University's Anthology of Appalachian Writers is set to be released in April. Former NBA assistant coach and former Herd player Dan D'Antoni is introduced as the new head coach for Marshall University's Men's basketball team. Also, we remember the Holocaust by revisiting a story on Dr. Edith Levy and have a listen to an audio postcard from a recent event at West Virginia University. 

The Harlem Globetrotters will crowds Tuesday night in Charleston and Wednesday night they will do the same in Huntington.