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West Virginia Sports

Kansas St. ends 5-game losing streak, 8-5 over West Virginia

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dominic Johnson hit Kansas State's first homer of the Big 12 Tournament and the seventh-seeded Wildcats beat sixth-seeded West Virginia 8-5 on Thursday to snap a five-game losing streak. Kansas State (28-28) advances to play in another elimination game on Friday. West ...

Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee dies

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee has died. He was 59. The school said the longtime college football coach died on Friday but didn't release the cause of death. New Jacksonville State coach Rich Rodriguez hired Magee in December, the fourth ...

Occidental’s Shwayder, SFSU’s Jackson receive CalHOPE award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Shwayder and Breyon Jackson's battles to overcome adversity throughout their college careers and the examples they set for others are being recognized. Shwayder, a lacrosse player at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and Jackson, a basketball player at San Francisco ...

Ex-NFL head coach Kitchens joins South Carolina as analyst

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has joined South Carolina as a senior analyst. The school announced the addition of Kitchens on Wednesday. Kitchens has worked in the NFL since 2006, most recently with the New York Giants. Kitchens became the Browns' ...

Ex-Texas forward Tre Mitchell transfers to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Texas forward Tre Mitchell has transferred to Big 12 foe West Virginia. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced Mitchell's signing Friday. The 6-foot-9 Mitchell averaged 8.7 points and four rebounds per game last season and started 17 games for the ...

Coordinator changes add intrigue to Big Ten spring practices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — During an offseason in which more than one out of every five Football Bowl Subdivision programs changed head coaches, the Big Ten was the lone conference that didn't see a single move. But that doesn't mean the league stood pat. While all 14 Big Ten members returned ...

West Virginia signs junior college transfer Jimmy Bell Jr.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed junior college transfer Jimmy Bell Jr. for the 2022-23 season. Coach Bob Huggins announced Bell's signing Monday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-10 Bell averaged more than nine points, nine rebounds and one ...

West Virginia signs South Carolina transfer Erik Stevenson

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former South Carolina guard Erik Stevenson has signed with West Virginia for the 2022-23 season. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Stevenson's signing Friday. The 6-foot-4 Stevenson will have one season of eligibility remaining. A native of Lacey, ...

Ex-Georgia QB JT Daniels transferring to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Georgia quarterback JT Daniels announced Wednesday he is transferring to West Virginia. Daniels made the announcement on Instagram following a weekend visit to West Virginia's campus. Daniels also had visited Missouri and Oregon State in recent weeks. He is ...

West Virginia signs junior college forward Mohamed Wague

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed junior college forward Mohamed Wague for the 2022-23 season. Coach Bob Huggins announced Wague's signing Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Wague averaged 14.8 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots per game and made 65% of his field-goal ...

Big 12 commish Bowlsby stepping away from role this year

Bob Bowlsby will step away from his role as Big 12 commissioner later this year after a decade in the Power Five conference that's facing a transition in membership and negotiations over a new media rights deal — like it was when he first took the job. Bowlsby will remain as the Big 12's ...

Ginobili, Hardaway, Karl among 2022 Hall of Fame class

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Manu Ginobili reflects on the odds of a kid from Argentina growing up to win four NBA titles and Olympic gold, he sounds in awe that that is in fact the story of his athletic life. "It's one in tens of millions," Ginobili said Saturday after an official announcement ...

South Dakota’s Dawn Plitzuweit takes over at West Virginia

South Dakota women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit, who took the Coyotes to a surprising run to the Sweet 16, was hired Thursday as coach at West Virginia. Plitzuweit replaces Mike Carey, who retired two weeks ago after 21 seasons. South Dakota beat Ole Miss and No. 2 seed Baylor in the ...

Marshall, ODU, S. Miss get OK to exit C-USA for Sun Belt

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Conference USA has agreed to allow Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss to expedite their move to the Sun Belt. The resolution announced in a brief, joint statement Tuesday allows the three schools to withdraw from Conference USA by the end of the current ...

West Virginia guard Sean McNeil entering transfer portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sean McNeil has joined the growing list of West Virginia players to enter the transfer portal. McNeil announced Monday on Twitter that he will look elsewhere to play in his final season. The 6-foot-3 senior averaged 12.2 points per game in each of the past two ...

WVa University to host Appalachian Studies Conference

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is hosting a conference this week devoted to the study and promotion of the Appalachian region. The 45th annual Appalachian Studies Conference, "Making, Creating and Encoding: Crafting Possibilities in Appalachia" is taking place from ...

WVU’s Bridges, Cottrell to transfer, Kedrian Johnson returns

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forwards Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell have entered the transfer portal, a school athletics spokesperson said. Bridges, a sophomore, announced his intentions on Instagram. He was the team's fourth-leading scorer at 8.5 points per game this season ...

Mike Carey retires as West Virginia women’s basketball coach

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Carey retired Wednesday after 21 seasons as women's basketball coach at West Virginia. Carey guided the Mountaineers to 11 NCAA Tournaments and is the program's all-time winningest coach with a 447-239 record. Carey, 63, said he looks forward to spending time ...

No. 10 Iowa State women hold off West Virginia 66-60

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Emily Ryan and Lexi Donarski each scored 14 points to lead No. 10 Iowa State over West Virginia 66-60 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. After being down by as many as 21 in the third quarter, the Mountaineers clawed back to within in four ...

West Virginia beats Kansas State in Big 12 tournament opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sean McNeil scored 21 points, Malik Curry added 17 points and No. 9 seed West Virginia beat eighth-seeded Kansas State 73-67 on Wednesday night in the opener of the Big 12 Conference tournament. West Virginia (16-16) advances to play top-seeded Kansas on Thursday. The ...