The Gold and Blue Nation Podcast

Interviews, insight, postgame reaction and more from Gold and Blue Nation, the region’s leader in WVU sports coverage.

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Episodes

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

Longtime ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian is the latest guest on The Gold and Blue Nation Podcast, and he's a big fan of former Mountaineer Alek Manoah. In this interview with Ryan Decker, Kurkjian breaks down Manoah's presence on the mound, and explains why the pitcher's career with the Blue Jays has begun with so much success.  Kurkjian also dishes on another former Mountaineer, John Means, who will miss the remainder of the MLB season due to injury. The Orioles ace is the only former Mountaineer to throw a big league no-hitter. 

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

The academic year has come to a close, and so have competitions for all Mountaineer sports teams. On this edition of The Gold and Blue Nation Podcast, presented by Pritt & Spano, our team of reporters and producers recaps their favorite moments from the 2021-22 academic year, and looks ahead to the biggest storylines of 2022-23. 

Monday May 30, 2022

The 64 teams in this year's NCAA Tournament were unveiled on Monday -- but Randy Mazey's ball club was left out. The Mountaineers had fought all season to build what the skipper felt was a worthy resume, but tragedy on the final weekend likely put the Mountaineers on the outside of the field looking in. Anjelica Trinone and Sam Coniglio sit down after talking with the skipper to reflect on the exciting season after its disappointing end and take a brief glimpse into what could be the future of WVU baseball. Subscribe on your preferred podcast platform to have future episodes delivered to you. Gold and Blue Nation is the local leader for Mountaineer sports news, producing comprehensive coverage on TV and online. Download the free Gold and Blue Nation app via your preferred app store so you’re never more than a touch away from our WVU sports reporting, highlights and archived shows.

Thursday May 26, 2022

For the first time since 2015, WVU baseball failed to come away with a win at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. Now, the Mountaineers must wait until Monday to learn if they'll get a chance to play another game.    Hosts Nick Farrell and Sam Coniglio recap West Virginia's short stay at Globe Life Field, and try to peer into the crystal ball to predict if the Mountaineers will make the NCAA Tournament next week.    Subscribe to The Gold and Blue Nation Podcast wherever you get your shows. 

Tuesday May 24, 2022

The Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship begins Wednesday at its new home: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.  West Virginia enters the tournament as the No. 6-seed and is set to face No. 3 Oklahoma in the opening round. Get caught up on the bracket and biggest storylines heading into this double-elimination tournament with The Gold and Blue Nation Podcast, presented by Pritt & Spano.  Hosts Nick Farrell and Anjelica Trinone examine possible roads to a championship for the Mountaineers, who have won at least two games in each of the last five completed tournaments.  WVU's opener against the Sooners is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. 

Saturday May 21, 2022

It's chaos in the Big 12 as the regular season comes to a close. WVU did its job at home by sweeping the Kansas State Wildcats, but the league standings were still up in the air as Ryan Decker and Sam Coniglio recorded the latest edition of the Gold and Blue Nation Podcast. The duo look back on WVU's sweep of the Wildcats as well as the exciting 2022 regular season as a whole. They give out their season awards and take a quick look ahead to WVU's upcoming trip to Arlington, Texas for the Big 12 Tournament. Subscribe on your preferred podcast platform to have future episodes delivered to you. Gold and Blue Nation is the local leader for Mountaineer sports news, producing comprehensive coverage on TV and online. Download the free Gold and Blue Nation app via your preferred app store so you’re never more than a touch away from our WVU sports reporting, highlights and archived shows.

Sunday May 08, 2022

West Virginia's baseball team surely had a roller-coaster weekend, dropping both legs of a doubleheader on Saturday to Texas but salvaging the series finale on Sunday with a thrilling 8-6 victory. That victory was key for the Mountaineers, who with it remain on top of the Longhorns in the Big 12 standings with two more weekend series to go in the campaign. Ryan Decker and Sam Coniglio break down everything that happened over the weekend and look ahead to the rest of the season for WVU. Subscribe on your preferred podcast platform to have future episodes delivered to you. Gold and Blue Nation is the local leader for Mountaineer sports news, producing comprehensive coverage on TV and online. Download the free Gold and Blue Nation app via your preferred app store so you’re never more than a touch away from our WVU sports reporting, highlights and archived shows.  

Sunday May 01, 2022

West Virginia’s bats were on fire in Kansas this weekend, smashing 10 homers as the Mountaineers won its third Big 12 series of the season over the Jayhawks. Next week, though, they have a big test when they welcome the biggest bats in the league to the Mon’ in the struggling — but still formidable — Texas Longhorns. Will West Virginia take the ‘Horns down, just like they’ve done throughout their time in the Big 12? Ryan Decker and Sam Coniglio take you through WVU’s exciting three-game series against KU, then look ahead to what is sure to be a fireworks display at a packed house in Morgantown to start May.  Subscribe on your preferred podcast platform to have future episodes delivered to you. Gold and Blue Nation is the local leader for Mountaineer sports news, producing comprehensive coverage on TV and online. Download the free Gold and Blue Nation app via your preferred app store so you’re never more than a touch away from our WVU sports reporting, highlights and archived shows.

Sunday Apr 24, 2022

WVU baseball faced its second top-10 opponent in Lubbock this weekend and returns to Morgantown with a win and two losses added to its record. The rocky three-game series capped off an eventful week for the Mountaineers which began with a big win in the Backyard Brawl at PNC Park. Ryan Decker and Sam Coniglio take you through the roller-coaster several days for "Mazey's Crazies, plus they take a look at the early-season exploits of Alek Manoah, the former WVU ace and the rising star of the Toronto Blue Jays. Subscribe on your preferred podcast platform to have future episodes delivered to you. Gold and Blue Nation is the local leader for Mountaineer sports news, producing comprehensive coverage on TV and online. Download the free Gold and Blue Nation app via your preferred app store so you’re never more than a touch away from our WVU sports reporting, highlights and archived shows. 

Saturday Apr 23, 2022

The 2022 Gold-Blue Game is in the books, bringing spring football to a close for WVU. On this edition of The Gold and Blue Nation Podcast, presented by Pritt & Spano, Nick Farrell and Anjelica Trinone share their takeaways from the spring game, including their assessment of the team’s quarterbacks and offensive coordinator Graham Harrell’s new scheme.  Subscribe on your preferred podcast platform to have future episodes delivered to you.

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