West Virginia Sports

Jake Guentzel’s hat trick sends Penguins past Ducks 7-4

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ever since the Ducks won 4-2 in Pittsburgh on Dec. 17, the Penguins have been almost unbeatable and Anaheim hasn't been able to win again anywhere. When the Penguins got a rematch in Orange County on Friday night, Jake Guentzel and ...

Brown brings lighthearted coaching style to West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — New West Virginia coach Neal Brown's lighthearted approach to football is forever captured in a 2016 dance video at Troy. Brown dabbed while his players and assistants showed off their moves in the video that was part of a spring ...

Marshall University to have 7 home football games in 2019

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will have seven home football games next fall and play six games against opponents who went to bowls in 2018. Marshall released its 2019 schedule on Thursday. The Thundering Herd open the season at home Aug. 31 against VMI, then travel to play ...

Coleman, Osetkowski lead Texas past West Virginia

By MARK ROSNER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart wants Matt Coleman to take control late in games. He is, after all, the Longhorns' point guard. Coleman assumed that role on Saturday with an assist and a 3-point basket in the final 2:01 to help Texas defeat West ...

Blackhawks end Penguins’ winning streak at 8 games

By DAN SCIFO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks gave Pittsburgh a head start — and still grounded the surging Penguins. Again. Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins' winning ...

Dana Holgorsen back home to coach University of Houston

By JOSHUA KOCH, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Dana Holgorsen is back at the University of Houston. "It's great to be home," Holgorsen said Thursday at his introductory press conference. Holgorsen left West Virginia to return to Houston, where he was offensive coordinator from ...

No. 11 Texas Tech holds off West Virginia 62-59

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 11 Texas Tech started the Big 12 season on a positive note. Jarrett Culver led the way. Culver scored each of his 18 points in the second half, and Texas Tech overcame some early shooting troubles to beat West Virginia 62-59 in ...

Houston hires coach Dana Holgorsen away from West Virginia

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Houston hired West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers. Holgorsen was 61-41 and 33-30 in the Big 12 as he helped guide West Virginia through the transition from the Big East. Houston ...

No. 5 Kansas beats No. 23 Oklahoma 70-63 to improve to 12-1

By The Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dedric Lawson had 13 points and 15 rebounds, Kansas' young backcourt made enough crucial plays when it mattered, and the No. 5 Jayhawks held off No. 23 Oklahoma 70-63 on Wednesday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Devon Dotson added 16 ...

Matt Murray makes 28 saves, Penguins rout Rangers 7-2

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Murray stopped 28 shots to keep up his strong play since returning from an injury, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 7-2 on Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight victory. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake ...

Guy’s 30 points lead No. 4 Virginia past Marshall, 100-64

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy said there's no "feeling" he gets when he's shooting the ball well. It's more like a responsibility to reward distributors Ty Jerome and Kihei Clark when they make it a point to find him. "When they go out of their way ...

Culver’s double-double leads WVU over Lehigh 78-68

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Derek Culver came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 11 rebounds for his first career double-double and West Virginia beat Lehigh 69-59 on Sunday. In only his second game in a Mountaineers uniform, Culver's pair of layups late ...

All eyes on Dungey, as Syracuse faces off with West Virginia

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to tell that West Virginia has plenty of respect for Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, since at least one of the Mountaineers compared him to Will Grier. And that's high praise. There is one distinct difference, of course: ...

Kansas once more favored to win 15th straight Big 12 title

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There have been plenty of times over the past 14 years that Kansas was supposed to have a tough test in the Big 12, only for the Jayhawks to emerge on top when March rolled around. The year Texas had Kevin Durant, or Oklahoma boasted ...

Steelers hope for a win (and some luck) vs. Bengals

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is modifying his jersey, using a marker to add an "s" to the end of his last name. Safety Sean Davis is mulling a present or two to Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, promising to send the ...

Harris’ leads WVU past Jacksonville St. in 74-72 win

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Wesley Harris scored a career-high 20 points and had eight rebounds to lead West Virginia over Jacksonville State 74-72 on Saturday. Despite a sloppy shooting performance in the first half (13 of 34), the Mountaineers (7-4) got out to ...

Texas A&M uses balanced attack to thump Marshall 92-68

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The holidays are a time for sharing - and Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy is loving what he's witnessing from his players on that front. "I like to see it when we have five, almost six guys in double figures," Kennedy said. "That means we're sharing the ball, ...

West Virginia shores up secondary with 5 DBs signed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has shored up its secondary by signing five defensive backs. The Mountaineers landed 16 players Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA's early signing period. Osita Smith, a 6-foot-2 safety, is from Wilde Lake High School in Bowie, Maryland, and 6-2 ...

Lillard scores 24, Blazers down the Grizzlies 99-92

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers' bench is proving to be difficult to stop when all five players come together. Portland's reserves were key in the team's 99-92 victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday night, outscoring the Memphis bench ...