West Virginia Sports

4 Big 12 contenders, 4 QBs accustomed to winning

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Four teams fighting for two spots in the Big 12 championship game are led by quarterbacks who've proven they can take over a game. Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, West Virginia's Will Grier, Iowa State's Brock Purdy and Sam Ehlinger of Texas have been impressive and ...

WVU Tops Monmouth, 71-53

Esa Ahmad had 16 points on Thursday night and Sagaba Konate added 14 with eight rebounds and four blocks to help West Virginia beat Monmouth 71-53 in the opening round of the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The Mountaineers (1-1) will play Western Kentucky in the semifinals Friday. Konate ...

UMass, led by Weirton native Ross Comis, to face No. 5 Georgia

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In Mark Whipple's two stints as the UMass coach covering 11 years and time spent in FCS and FBS, No. 5 Georgia is his pick as the Minutemen's toughest opponent. Whipple says he didn't even have to pass along that opinion to his ...

WVU set to face Monmouth in Myrtle Beach Invitational

Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with 4 games CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with St. Joseph's against Wake Forest. That is the first of four games in the day's first round for the eight-team field, which includes two power-conference ...

Cincinnati prep guard signs to play at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Guard Miles McBride has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at West Virginia. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced McBride's signing Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 McBride is a senior at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati. He played just two games as ...

WVU Looks to Keep B12 Title Hopes Alive at Oklahoma State

No. 18 Iowa St-No. 13 Texas matches Big 12 title contenders By The Associated Press Some things to know about Week 12 in the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 18 Iowa State (6-3, 5-2 Big 12) at No. 13 Texas (7-3, 5-2). The winner will still be in contention for a spot in the Big 12 ...

AP All-America Watch: WVU’s top tackler; UCLA’s talented TE

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The ninth All-America watch of the season features West Virginia's ...

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le'Veon Bell's patience on the football field sets him apart. In a game built on chaos, the star running back rarely hurries or makes hasty decisions. His ability to put his hand on the back of an offensive lineman while waiting for the ...

No. 7 West Virginia confident as Oklahoma State trip looms

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 7 West Virginia's mini-payback tour is off to a good start as the Mountaineers try to secure a spot in the Big 12 championship game. After a lopsided win over TCU , West Virginia has showdowns remaining against Oklahoma State and ...

Elmore, Pemberton key rally, Marshall beats Hofstra 76-72

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore scored 30 points for his 66th straight game in double figures, C.J. Burks added 23 points and Marshall rallied to beat Hofstra 76-72 on Sunday. Trailing 45-42 at halftime, Elmore's 3 capped a 12-0 run for a 54-45 lead early in the second half, but Justin ...

Jung Ho Kang stays with Pirates for $3M, 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang is staying with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh and the third baseman agreed Thursday to a $3 million, one-year contract that includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses. The deal was announced a week after Pittsburgh declined a $5.5 million club option for ...

No. 7 West Virginia tries to stay in 1st in Big 12 vs. TCU

By The Associated Press TCU (4-5, 2-4 Big 12) at No. 7 West Virginia (7-1, 5-1, No. 9 CFP), noon EST (FS1) Line: West Virginia by 11½. Series record: TCU leads 4-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? West Virginia is tied for first place with Oklahoma and can move a step closer to a berth in the Big 12 ...

Old-time football: West Virginia team brings back dropkick

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Ruan Venter learned how to dropkick playing rugby in his native South Africa and sometimes would do it for fun during football practices at NCAA Division II Shepherd University in West Virginia. Until a couple weeks ago, he wouldn't have fathomed ...

No. 7 Mountaineers like the view from on top of the Big 12

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — West Virginia likes this view: The Mountaineers are tied with Oklahoma for first place in the Big 12 Conference with three games left in the regular season. The Sooners have seen this view before, but it's a whole new world for West ...

AP Top 25: West Virginia up to 7 after 10 ranked teams lose

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer No. 7 West Virginia re-entered the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll after another weekend in which the number of ranked teams losing reached double digits. Unanimous No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame remained ...

West Virginia State University to name street for Earl Lloyd

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is honoring Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game. The university will name a street on campus after Lloyd, who played professionally in the 1950s. The Nov. 9 ceremony will take place in the lobby of the D. Stephen ...

AP panel rates LA Rams’ offensive line as best in NFL; Steelers 3rd

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer Todd Gurley is touted as an MVP contender. Jared Goff ranks among the top QBs in yardage and TD throws. Sean McVay already owns one NFL Coach of the Year award. Here are some lesser-known names that are also a big part of why the Los Angeles Rams are ...

Texas finally in a November Big 12 title hunt

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After years of being a late-season afterthought, Texas coach Tom Herman wanted the Longhorns to be competing for a Big 12 title in November. Texas is right where he wanted, with a key matchup against West Virginia up next. The No. 12 ...

Grier, West Virginia set for Top 25 Big 12 matchup at Texas

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer A mangled finger. A season ended. Will Grier sees a matchup with No. 15 Texas not as a chance for redemption against a team he was injured against a year ago, but rather the next opportunity for No. 12 West Virginia as it tries to reach the Big 12 championship ...

Top 25 includes 4 teams that missed NCAA field last year

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer The preseason rankings suggest next season's NCAA Tournament could feature plenty of new faces. The AP Top 25 includes four teams that failed to reach last year's big dance: No. 14 Oregon, No. 18 Mississippi State, No. 23 LSU and No. 25 Washington. In last ...