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West Virginia Sports

Parity doesn’t bode well for Big 12 playoff push

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlby watched parts of unbeaten Baylor slipping by TCU in triple overtime before he drove to Norman, Oklahoma, where the Sooners survived a scare from Iowa State. Competition in the Big 12 this season is fierce, ...

West Virginia basketball signs recruits Thweatt, Johnson

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Forward Taj Thweatt and guard Kedrian Johnson have signed letters of intent to play at West Virginia next year. Coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of Thweatt on Wednesday and Johnson on Thursday. The 6-foot-7 Thweatt averaged 20.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per ...

Big 12 slate has potential title game preview with Baylor-OU

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in the Big 12 for Week 12 of the regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 10 Oklahoma (8-1, Big 12) at No. 12 Baylor (9-0, 6-0). ESPN will do its “College GameDay” pregame show from the banks of the Brazos River before the potential ...

Big 12’s top 2 meet with No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor

By The Associated Press undefined No. 10 Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1 Big 12, No. 10 CFP) at No. 12 Baylor (9-0, 6-0, No. 13), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Oklahoma by 10 1/2. Series record: Oklahoma leads 25-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE A potential Big 12 championship game preview. The four-time ...

Littleson scores 27 to carry Toledo past Marshall 96-70

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Spencer Littleson had a career-high 27 points as Toledo routed Marshall 96-70 on Sunday. Littleson made 8 of 11 shots, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, and all five of his free throws for the Rockets (1-1). Dylan Alderson and Willie Jackson both had ...

Memorial service set for 1970 Marshall plane crash

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An annual memorial service is set this week to honor the 75 lives lost in a 1970 plane crash involving Marshall University's football team. The service is set for noon Thursday in Huntington, West Virginia. Each year, the water at the Marshall Memorial Student ...

Champion hunter’s winnings to go toward wife’s student loans

ASHFORD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school teacher who won $50,000 in a hunting competition says he plans to use the winnings to pay off his wife's student loans. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Andrew Lowe bagged a Kansas buck this fall that earned him first place in the inaugural ...

Culver, Haley score 16, West Virginia beats Akron 94-84

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins understands it's going to take time for a roster filled with young and new players to perform anywhere close to his standards. When it comes to offense, at least this group knows how to score. But ...

No. 9 Oklahoma and Iowa State need rebound wins in Big 12

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in the Big 12 for Week 11 of the regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK Iowa State (5-3, 3-2) at No. 9 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1). Both are coming off an open date that followed a loss, adding more significance to this matchup of teams that came ...

WVU’s Tynice Martin pleads no contest to battery charge

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Tynice Martin has pleaded no contest to a battery charge. The Dominion Post reports Martin entered a plea Wednesday to the charge, which stems from an incident on July 15, and was sentenced to community service. A police report says Martin and a ...

No. 12 Baylor saw turn with Brewer’s near-comeback vs. WVU

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — With No. 12 Baylor undefeated and alone atop the Big 12 less than two years after a 1-11 season, West Virginia's return to Waco provides a reminder on when the Bears started turning the corner. Just flashback to quarterback Charlie ...

Steelers LB Chickillo taken off exempt list

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo is back at practice after being taken off the commissioner's exempt list. The league made the move on Thursday, one day after misdemeanor chargers were withdrawn against Chickillo stemming from an incident with his girlfriend ...

Refreshed Steelers wary as winless Dolphins visit

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin chose his words carefully. Partly out of habit. Partly out of respect. Asked why the winless Miami Dolphins (0-6) have taken steps toward competency after a horrific start heading into Monday night's visit to Pittsburgh (2-4) — ...

Pirates fire GM Neal Huntington, shake front office again

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team fired general manager Neal Huntington on Monday, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Pittsburgh parted with manager Clint ...

Former Marshall, MLB pitcher gives $1M for college ballpark

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall University and major league pitcher has donated $1 million to help build the school's new baseball stadium. News outlets report Rick Reed's contribution will go toward a ballpark scheduled to open in March 2021 in Huntington. Reed says Marshall has ...

Rohrwasser kicks 53-yard FG, lifts Marshall over WKU 26-23

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Justin Rohrwasser kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired and Marshall held off Western Kentucky's late rally for 26-23 victory on Saturday. Rohrwasser made two field goals in the second quarter, and his 43-yarder stretched the Thundering Herd's lead to 23-7 ...

For college basketball, a season begins on the brink

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer For coaches and other leaders in college basketball, the approach of the upcoming season has been nothing like business as usual. Not in Indianapolis, where lawyers at the NCAA are busy trying to circumvent a newly passed law that threatens the foundation of ...

West Virginia opens 2020 football season vs. Florida St.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will open the 2020 football season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Florida State and have three home games in September. The Big 12 released the Mountaineers' schedule Tuesday. West Virginia will play the Seminoles on Sept. 5 in Atlanta. The ...

Hurts scores 5 TDs, Sooners roll past West Virginia 52-14

By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — After No. 5 Oklahoma downed rival Texas last week, coach Lincoln Riley said a true test for the Sooners would be how they bounced back from that emotional game to face West Virginia as the heavy favorite. Riley was pleased with the ...

Jarry makes 27 saves, Penguins rout Jets 7-2

By The Associated Press undefined WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Zach Aston-Reese, Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel each had two goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Dominik Simon also scored and Aston-Reese also had an assist for the Penguins. ...