West Virginia Sports

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 ...

Title game berth on line with No. 6 Oklahoma at No. 12 WVU

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 6 Oklahoma against No. 12 West Virginia gives Heisman Trophy hopefuls Kyler Murray and Will Grier the chance to make perhaps one final impression. The Big 12's top two scoring offenses will battle Friday night for the right to go ...

Broncos face Steelers, out to snap another 6-game win streak

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers can unnerve plenty of defenses with the NFL's best pair of pass catchers and the league's top tight end tandem. Not Denver's. "We've had a tough game every week," Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "We ...

West Virginia signs forward Oscar Tshiebwe

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Forward Oscar Tshiebwe has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at West Virginia next season. Coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of the 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe on Monday. Huggins says Tshiebwe is an elite rebounder and will give the Mountaineers "a force ...

Virginia Tech, Marshall agree to possible game on Dec. 1

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech and Marshall have agreed to play on Dec. 1 if the Hokies need an additional victory to become bowl eligible. The schools made the announcement Sunday, saying the game will take place only if Virginia Tech (4-6) beats Virginia on Friday. It would be played ...

Steelers rally to stun Jaguars in final seconds, 20-16

By The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit ...

AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for 1st time since 1996; WVU No. 12

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Army is ranked for the first time since 1996, moving into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 on Sunday as it begins preparations to face rival Navy. The Black Knights (9-2) have been edging toward the Top 25 in recent weeks, and ...

Cornelius leads Oklahoma St. past No. 7 West Virginia, 45-41

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius was nearly flawless against Oklahoma last week, only to misfire on a 2-point conversion pass to Tylan Wallace in a one-point loss. On Saturday, the connection worked. Cornelius threw a ...

4 Big 12 contenders, 4 QBs accustomed to winning

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Four teams fighting for two spots in the Big 12 championship game are led by quarterbacks who've proven they can take over a game. Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, West Virginia's Will Grier, Iowa State's Brock Purdy and Sam Ehlinger of Texas have been impressive and ...

WVU Tops Monmouth, 71-53

Esa Ahmad had 16 points on Thursday night and Sagaba Konate added 14 with eight rebounds and four blocks to help West Virginia beat Monmouth 71-53 in the opening round of the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The Mountaineers (1-1) will play Western Kentucky in the semifinals Friday. Konate ...

UMass, led by Weirton native Ross Comis, to face No. 5 Georgia

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In Mark Whipple's two stints as the UMass coach covering 11 years and time spent in FCS and FBS, No. 5 Georgia is his pick as the Minutemen's toughest opponent. Whipple says he didn't even have to pass along that opinion to his ...

WVU set to face Monmouth in Myrtle Beach Invitational

Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with 4 games CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with St. Joseph's against Wake Forest. That is the first of four games in the day's first round for the eight-team field, which includes two power-conference ...

Cincinnati prep guard signs to play at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Guard Miles McBride has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at West Virginia. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced McBride's signing Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 McBride is a senior at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati. He played just two games as ...

WVU Looks to Keep B12 Title Hopes Alive at Oklahoma State

No. 18 Iowa St-No. 13 Texas matches Big 12 title contenders By The Associated Press Some things to know about Week 12 in the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 18 Iowa State (6-3, 5-2 Big 12) at No. 13 Texas (7-3, 5-2). The winner will still be in contention for a spot in the Big 12 ...

AP All-America Watch: WVU’s top tackler; UCLA’s talented TE

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The ninth All-America watch of the season features West Virginia's ...