West Virginia Sports

Blackhawks end 8-game slide with 6-3 win over Penguins

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks finally got to celebrate Wednesday night. It had been a while. Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and Chicago stopped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I think we ...

Roethlisberger OK, Boswell not as Steelers weigh changes

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's ribs are bruised but not broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season. Roethlisberger believes he'll play on Sunday when New England visits Heinz Field, one of the few ...

Boswell’s missed FG sends Steelers to 24-21 loss to Raiders

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game. A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential ...

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 ...

West Virginia trounces Youngstown State 106-72

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — James "Beetle" Bolden and Esa Ahmad each scored 15 points to lead West Virginia over Youngstown State 106-72 on Saturday. It took no time at all for the offense to get started for the Mountaineers (5-2), as Bolden scored 11 points in the ...

WVU slugs out win over Pitt 69-59 in Backyard Brawl

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Beetle Bolden scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over archrival Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-3) won the defensive slugfest by doing what they do best, force turnovers. Pitt's 24 ...

Dzingel scores in overtime, Senators beat Penguins 2-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators were ready for their 4-on-3 power play in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ryan Dzingel scored with the man advantage at 1:20 of overtime after the Penguins were called for too many men on the ice in Ottawa's 2-1 victory Saturday ...

Florida outlasts West Virginia in Jimmy V Classic, 66-56

By DENIS P. GORMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — After earning what coach Mike White called the "biggest win thus far in a very early season," Florida is reveling. The Gators knocked off West Virginia, 66-56, in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night at Madison Square ...

Steelers RB James Conner out with sprained left ankle

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will head to Oakland without running back James Conner. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Conner is dealing with a sprained left ankle and will not play when the AFC North leaders take on the last-place Raiders. Conner, who is second in the NFL in ...

South Florida stays home to face Marshall in Gasparilla Bowl

By The Associated Press Marshall (8-4, Conference USA) vs. South Florida (7-5 American Athletic Conference), Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ET Location: Tampa, Florida. TOP PLAYERS Marshall: WR Tyre Brady, 66 catches for 914 yards and 9 touchdowns. USF: RB Jordan Cronkrite, 173 carries for 1,095 yards ...

West Virginia trounces Youngstown State 106-72

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — James "Beetle" Bolden and Esa Ahmad each scored 15 points to lead West Virginia over Youngstown State 106-72 on Saturday. It took no time at all for the offense to get started for the Mountaineers (5-2), as Bolden scored 11 points in ...

Camping World Bowl has No. 15 West Virginia, No. 17 Syracuse

By The Associated Press No. 17 Syracuse (9-3, Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 20 College Football Playoff) vs. No. 15 West Virginia (8-3, Big 12, No. 16 CFP), Dec. 28, 5:15 p.m. ET LOCATION: Orlando, Florida TOP PLAYERS Syracuse: QB Eric Dungey, 205 of 341 for 2,565 yards with 17 touchdown ...

Marshall eager to play Virginia Tech in ‘Blacksburg Bowl’

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer Marshall is getting $300,000 for playing at Virginia Tech on Saturday, but Thundering Herd coach Doc Holliday says the bigger payday is more intangible. "I guess we can call it the Blacksburg Bowl," Holliday said earlier this week. "The great thing is the ...

Aston-Reese breaks tie in 3rd as Penguins down Jets 4-3

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — It took offense from players up and down the lineup to push the Pittsburgh Penguins past Winnipeg. Zach Aston-Reese scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:12 remaining off a perfect pass from Phil Kessel, and the Penguins rallied past the Jets 4-3 on Tuesday ...

Hurricane, bowl season has Gamecocks, Hokies still playing

By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence and the looming bowl season have South Carolina and Virginia Tech closing their football seasons against teams that were never on their schedule. Both schools canceled games on Sept. 15 because of the Category 4 ...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Voters pick Oklahoma over Ohio State; WVU at 15

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer In college football's current great debate — Ohio State or Oklahoma? — AP Top 25 voters went with the Sooners. The Buckeyes surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday on the strength of a record-breaking blowout of ...

Broncos cool off Steelers; Colts slip past Dolphins

By The Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Nose tackle Shelby Harris picked off Ben Roethlisberger's 2-yard pass to Antonio Brown in the end zone with 1:03 remaining to seal Denver's 24-17 win over Pittsburgh that snapped the Steelers' six-game winning streak Sunday. The Broncos (5-6) used four ...

Ahmad, Konate have career days as WVU beats Valpo 88-76

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Esa Ahmad and Sagaba Konate lit up in the second half and combined for 56 points to lift West Virginia over feisty Valparaiso 88-76 on Saturday. After starting the game with only two points, both coming from the foul line, Konate lit ...

No. 25 West Virginia women win by 42 points at Junkanoo Jam

BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Tynice Martin had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Kysre Gondrezick added 17 points and six assists and No. 25 West Virginia beat Eastern Kentucky 81-39 on Saturday at the Junkanoo Jam. West Virginia used a 21-3 second quarter to pull away. After a 21-point first quarter, ...

Guentzel’s hat trick leads Penguins past Columbus 4-2

By DAN SCIFO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel couldn't find the back of the net for several games during the Penguins' recent slump. Now that the Penguins are starting to hit stride, Guentzel is starting to fill the net. Guentzel scored his first career ...