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Vaughn leads Kansas State to 34-17 win over West Virginia

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State kept watching West Virginia stubbornly convert fourth downs to keep its comeback hopes alive. Finally, the Wildcats did the same thing on fourth down to dash them. Deuce Vaughn ran for 121 yards and a touchdown, Sammy ...

Hard-hitting Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff dies at 87

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer Sam Huff, the hard-hitting Hall of Fame linebacker who helped the New York Giants reach six NFL title games from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s and later became a popular player and announcer in Washington, died Saturday. He was 87. Deborah Matthews, a lawyer ...

WVU beats Pittsburgh, Huggins ties Knight with 902 wins

Jalen Bridges scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 74-59 victory over sloppy Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Friday night, giving Bob Huggins another coaching milestone. Huggins earned his 902nd career victory, tying Bob Knight for fifth place all-time among Division I coaches. Next ...

Kinsey scores 22 to lift Marshall over Wright St. 96-88

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Taevion Kinsey had 22 points as Marshall defeated Wright State 96-88 on Friday night. Kinsey hit all 14 of his free-throw attempts. Andrew Taylor had 15 points and 11 assists for Marshall (1-0). Aymeric Toussaint added 13 points. Darius George had 11 points. Grant ...

Star Texas RB Bijan Robinson out for year with elbow injury

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Star Texas running back Bijan Robinson will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his elbow in the Longhorns' loss to Kansas, coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday. Robinson's 1,127 yards rushing this season rank third in the Big 12 and made him the first Texas ...

No. 11 Oklahoma St at WVU with control of its Big 12 fate

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in Week 10 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 11 Oklahoma State at West Virginia. The Cowboys (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) quickly rebounded from their first loss and control their own destiny in trying to get to their first Big 12 ...

Championship November: 3 teams chasing Sooners in Big 12

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer No. 4 Oklahoma could hardly wait to get started on what the Sooners hope is another perfect final month of the regular season under coach Lincoln Riley. The last seconds were ticking down in a blowout win over Texas Tech on Saturday when Sooners defensive ...

Penguins star Crosby, defenseman Dumoulin on COVID-19 list

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins placed star center Sidney Crosby and defenseman Brian Dumoulin in the COVID-19 protocol on Wednesday after both tested positive. Coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby is dealing with mild symptoms while Dumoulin remains asymptomatic. Crosby's positive test ...

Young tackles providing added push for No. 23 Penn State

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Dvon Ellies and Coziah Izzard starred for crosstown Maryland high school teams not long ago. They recently learned they can do more together. The Penn State defensive tackles have been asked to play bigger roles for the No. 23 ...

‘Best path’: Marshall leaders laud move to Sun Belt

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Moving to the Sun Belt Conference gives Marshall a secure future, school officials said Monday, as well as chances to renew some old rivalries and boost its sorely lacking television footprint. Marshall's Board of Governors completed the university's move to the ...

‘Best path’: Marshall leaders laud move to Sun Belt

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Moving to the Sun Belt Conference gives Marshall a secure future, school officials said Monday, as well as chances to renew some old rivalries and boost its sorely lacking television footprint. Marshall's Board of Governors completed the university's move to the ...

Big Ben, Steelers survive kicking scare, bury Browns 15-10

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger doesn't mind that Myles Garrett included him in his cemetery of sacked quarterbacks. Big Ben almost always feels at home in Cleveland. Roethlisberger handed the Browns yet another painful loss as the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

Doege, Brown lead West Virginia over No. 22 Iowa State 38-31

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia finally put together a solid effort after blowout losses to No. 22 Iowa State the past three seasons. Jarret Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown ran for two scores and West Virginia upset the Cyclones 38-31 on ...

Plenty of under-the-radar players bear watching this season

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Marshall's Taevion Kinsey believes he's heading into his senior year as a better and more relaxed player after debating whether to turn pro during the offseason. He also has come back as a bigger player. Kinsey entered his name into NBA draft consideration ...

Penguins’ Pettersson, Ruhwedel positive for COVID-19

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Marcus Pettersson and Chad Ruhwedel entered the COVID-19 protocol Monday after testing positive for the coronavirus. Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed the positive tests, and said Sullivan said Pettersson is symptomatic while Ruhwedel ...

West Virginia-Akron game to benefit cancer research

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University men's basketball team will host a charity exhibition game against Akron on Friday. The game at the WVU Coliseum benefits the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund, according to a news release from the school. The two teams ...

No. 16 Baylor at home could knock Texas out of Big 12 race

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in Week 9 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK Texas at No. 16 Baylor. While the Longhorns are still looking for a breakthrough victory in coach Steve Sarkisian's first season, Baylor has already tripled its overall win total in ...

No. 17 Pitt tries to keep momentum going against Hurricanes

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Coach Pat Narduzzi isn't comfortable. Not even with No. 17 Pittsburgh off to its best start since Narduzzi's first year on the job in 2015. Maybe he's forgotten what happened during the end of that first season. Or maybe he's blocked it out ...

Clifford, Kolar, Hutchinson among Campbell Trophy finalists

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford, Iowa State All-America tight end Charlie Kolar and Michigan star defensive end Aidan Hutchinson are among 13 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, which honors the top scholar-athlete in college football. The National Football ...

Mulkey gone as Baylor coach, but Bears still Big 12 favorite

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer Longtime Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey has left for LSU, but the Bears still are Big 12 favorites. Mulkey led the Bears to three national championships and a combined 23 Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles. Baylor is seventh in The ...