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Dan D’Antoni never got far from his roots, even though basketball took him away from his home in Mullens, West Virginia for nearly 50 years. He continued to be a proud son of the Mountain State while teaching the world about the unique style of basketball that he says came from the courts he grew up on.

February 5, 1890: Cam Henderson Born in Marion County

Feb 5, 2019
Henderson played the tournament with only eight players due to budget restrictions on travel.
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Coach Cam Henderson was born in Marion County on February 5, 1890. He grew up in Harrison County before attending Glenville State College, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. In 1923, he started a successful 12-year run as head football and basketball coach at Davis and Elkins College. Then, in 1935, he moved on to Marshall College.

Marshall guard Jon Elmore (33) drives to the basket before being fouled by Pittsburgh center Rozelle Nix (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.
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The long wait is over for Marshall after all those long shots by Jon Elmore.

Elmore scored 20 of his 27 points after halftime, with a Conference USA championship game-record seven 3-pointers, and the Thundering Herd are going to their first NCAA Tournament since 1987 after a 67-66 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.

New Dam Being Constructed on Ohio River

Nov 14, 2016
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On West Virginia Morning, a report from the Ohio Valley Resource about aging dams that assist navigation on the busy Ohio River and Clark Davis reports on the opening of college basketball season.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

College Basketball Tips Off Around the State

Nov 14, 2016
Bob Huggins
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The college basketball season got started over the weekend across the country and in the Mountain State.

In Morgantown the Mountaineers men’s basketball team is fresh off a first round upset loss in the NCAA tournament last season to Stephen F. Austin This season they’re picked to finish second in the Big 12 conference preseason poll and start the season ranked 20th in the country by the Associated Press. Of the 15 players on the Mountaineers basketball roster, there are 6 freshmen. Head Coach Bob Huggins said there is no time for the freshman to sit around and gain experience, the Mountaineers use a system of constant movement, so they’ll need to play.  

"We’re going to play a lot of people so they’re going to play, our two bigs are going to play," Huggins said. "We have a 6-10 freshman and a 6-8 freshman and they’re going to play. I hope we can get into other peoples bench and make them play guys they haven’t played a lot in just a cumulative effect of what we do, wears on them."

State Colleges Tip-Off Basketball Season

Nov 5, 2015
Bob Huggins
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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. 

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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.