West Virginia Sports

Heisman 2018: WVU’s Grier in Early Talk

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The 2018 Heisman Trophy race could be wide open. There will be no returning winner, with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield becoming the first senior to win the award since 2006. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the 2016 winner and a ...

No. 10 West Virginia women cruise past Coppin State 101-43

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — After three Power 5 games, there wasn't much for No. 10 West Virginia to learn on Sunday. Coach Mike Carey was less than pleased with the some of his players' habits as the Mountaineers cruised to victory over Coppin State, ...

Carter, West lead No. 18 WVU over No. 15 Virginia 68-61

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Jevon Carter is doing so much more nowadays than just being a key to Bob Huggins' smothering defense. Carter had 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead No. 18 West Virginia to a 68-61 victory over No. 15 ...

Marshall downs Chattanooga behind Burks’ 23 points

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — C.J. Burks scored 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting, Jon Elmore added 22 points, and Marshall beat former Southern Conference rival Chattanooga 70-66 on Tuesday night for the first time since departing the league in 1997. Chattanooga took a 62-60 lead on Makale ...

Steelers’ Smith-Schuster, Bengals’ Iloka each banned 1 game

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback George Iloka have been suspended one game each by the NFL for violating league safety rules. Smith-Schuster was flagged for unnecessary roughness and taunting after a blindside hit ...

Discipline starts fallout for cringe-worthy Steelers-Bengals

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Two players carted off, two others suspended, many fines to follow. One of the NFL's nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time, forcing fans to avert their eyes. What's to be done about this long-running animosity between the Steelers ...

Brown, Boswell lead Steelers to 23-20 win over Bengals

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Boswell kicked a field goal on the final play shortly after Antonio Brown caught a 6-yard touchdown pass — taking a hit to the head while landing in the end zone — and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable comeback ...

No. 11 West Virginia woman slip past No. 18 Texas A&M 70-56

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Teana Muldrow scored 24 points with 11-for-19 shooting and had seven rebounds to lead unbeaten No. 11 West Virginia to a 70-56 win over No. 18 Texas A&M on Sunday night. Chania Ray added 16 points for West Virginia (7-0), while Kristina King had 14 points, ...

Marshall Faces Colorado State in New Mexico Bowl matchup

By The Associated Press Colorado State (7-5, Mountain West) vs Marshall (7-5, C-USA), Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m. EST LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico TOP PLAYERS Colorado State: QB Nick Stevens, 3,479 yards passing, 27 TDs Marshall: QB Chase Litton, 2,853 yards passing, 23 TDs NOTABLE Colorado ...

Marshall ends seven-game skid against Akron, 86-64

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ajdin Penava had 20 points and 13 rebounds and blocked three shots to help Marshall end a seven-game skid against Akron with an 86-64 victory on Saturday night. Jon Elmore, who came into the game averaging 25.3 points, scored 22 with seven assists and C.J. Burks hit ...

Big 12 now guaranteed title game rematch; last 1 was costly

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer The last Big 12 championship game rematch 10 years ago cost the league a national title shot. Back then it was Oklahoma knocking off then-No. 1 Missouri. When the Big 12's title game is revived Saturday after a six-season hiatus, it will be the No. 2 ...

Burchfield hits 10 3s, William & Mary beats Marshall 114-104

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Connor Burchfield scored 30 points on a program-record 10 3-pointers, Nathan Knight had 31 points and 12 rebounds, and William & Mary beat Marshall 114-104 on Wednesday night. Burchfield was 10 of 12 from distance as the Tribe made 18 of 28 (64 percent) in the ...

Carter scores 29 points, West Virginia beats Missouri 83-79

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — West Virginia had a wild weekend in Florida that ended up with a three-game sweep. Jevon Carter scored 29 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, and the No. 23 Mountaineers overcame a 16-point, second-half ...

Elmore has 22 points, 13 assists; Marshall wins 106-70

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore had 22 points and a career-high 13 assists to tie a Conference USA record for double-doubles and Marshall beat Div. II Concord College 106-70 on Sunday to top 100 points for the second time this season. It was Elmore's ninth career double-double with ...

Mayfield leads No. 3 Oklahoma past West Virginia, 59-31

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield began the week with tears and an apology. He ended it as he so often has — by celebrating a victory. The Oklahoma quarterback passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns after being punished for directing a lewd gesture ...

Muldrow leads No. 11 West Virginia women past Va Tech 79-61

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — MVP Teana Muldrow had 23 points and 11 rebounds and No. 11 West Virginia won the Paradise Jam Island Division on Saturday night with a 79-61 win over Virginia Tech. Chania Ray had five 3-pointers for 17 points and Naomi Davenport 15 points as all five starters scored ...

Backup QBs seize spotlight for Oklahoma-West Virginia

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Two very different situations changed the quarterback matchup between Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and West Virginia's Will Grier. Mayfield, the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, was caught on camera making a lewd gesture towards the ...

No. 23 West Virginia dominates 1st half, routs UCF 83-45

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins called out his team after the opening round of the Advocare Invitational. It definitely sunk in. James Bolden scored 17 points, Jevon Carter had 16 and No. 23 West Virginia quickly responded ...

Carter gets 20, West Virginia beats winless Marist 84-78

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins didn't mince any words about his team's performance. Jevon Carter had 20 points, Sagaba Konate added 14, and No. 23 West Virginia survived an upset bid by winless Marist, beating the Red Foxes ...

No. 11 West Virginia women top Butler 75-68 in Paradise Jam

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Teana Muldrow had 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Naomi Davenport added 16 points and 15 boards, and No. 11 West Virginia beat Butler 75-68 on Thursday in the relocated Paradise Jam. West Virginia scored the opening 10 points of the game and held Butler to ...