Mountain East Conference

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On this West Virginia Morning, earlier this year in McDowell County, the Walmart superstore—the county’s only chain grocery store-- closed, making it tougher for residents to access food. Even before the Walmart shut its doors, much of McDowell County was already considered a food desert- an area where a large number of people don't have a large grocery store in their town.

Shepherd University

  A year after playing for a Division 2 National Championship, Shepherd University Football is preparing for a season as the team everyone is focused on beating. Shepherd and the rest of the Mountain East are ready for the new year.

Concord Basketball Wins Mountain East Title

Mar 7, 2016
Concord Basketball MEC Champs
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The Concord Mountain Lions picked up their first Mountain East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Championship Sunday.

It was a tournament of upsets and drama as this year's MEC Championship game was played between fourth seeded Concord and sixth seeded Notre Dame College. Concord defeated Notre Dame 70 to 64 at the Charleston Civic Center on Sunday.

Concord Looking to Repeat as MEC Champs

Sep 17, 2015
Concord Football Stadium
CZmarlin / Concord Football Stadium

A year after finishing undefeated in the Mountain East Conference and advancing to the Division 2 National Semifinals, the Concord Mountain Lions were picked to repeat as conference champions this year.

A year after falling just one win short of a Division 2 National Championship, West Liberty Basketball is once again one of the best teams in the country.

Mountain East Conference

A new agreement will keep the Mountain East Conference's annual basketball tournaments in Charleston through 2017.

The agreement between the City of Charleston, the Charleston Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Charleston Civics Center will keep both the men's and women's basketball tournaments in the capital city for the next three years.

Wes McKinney

The Concord University Football program ended the regular season undefeated, giving them a home field advantage for their first playoff game.

The Mountain Lions earned that spot after winning the Mountain East Conference title, when they ousted Shepherd University. This is Concord’s second playoff berth in four years. Concord will play the winner of the game between West Chester University and Slippery Rock University. Both of those teams will travel to West Virginia from Pennsylvania.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Mitt Romney visits West Virginia, reporter Catherine Moore is in Boone County looking at how layoffs in the coal industry are changing the political landscape.  And football isn’t just about the Thundering Herd or the Mountaineers.  Clark Davis looks at the upcoming season at the state’s smaller universities.

Shepherd Picked to Repeat in Mountain East

Aug 19, 2014

College Football doesn’t just happen in Huntington or Morgantown on fall Saturday’s in the state. It’s happening in the Mountain East Conference.

Ben Adducchio / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Liberty University is expected to win the conference in both men's and women's basketball, in the first season of play in the Mountain East Conference.

In men's basketball, the three new schools are expected to take the last three spots.

In women's basketball, the three new schools are expected to take three of the four last spots.

The Mountain East is made up of nine teams formerly of the WVIAC, along with three programs: Notre Dame College in Ohio, Urbana University in Ohio, and University of Virginia-Wise.