West Virginia Sports

Big 12 Conference will start league play earlier in 2018

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 has released its 2018 conference football schedule, and league play will get started earlier next season. When Oklahoma plays at Iowa State next Sept. 15, it will be the third week of the regular season. That is a week earlier than the first conference games ...

WVU, Oklahoma State Top Matchup in Big 12

By The Associated Press Some things to watch during Week 9 of the Big 12 Conference, when two of the league's five games Saturday are matchups of Top 25 teams: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 4 TCU (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) at No. 25 Iowa State (5-2, 3-1). The Big 12's only undefeated team is the first ...

Expect big offense with No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 22 WVU

The Associated Press No. 11 Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) at West Virginia (5-2, 3-1), Saturday, Noon ET (ABC) Line: Oklahoma State by 7.5. Series record: Tied 4-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE Oklahoma State and West Virginia bring two of the nation's top scoring and passing offenses. They are tied ...

Senior-led Texas schools chasing Kansas, WVU in Big 12 race

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a feeling of familiarity at the Sprint Center on Tuesday. Down one hall walked the TCU trio of Vladimir Brodziansky, Ahmed Hamdy and Kenrich Williams, while the Baylor trio of Manu Lecomte, Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. and Nuni Omet ...

No. 22 WVU looks for solid game with No. 11 Cowboys next

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Hot and cold spurts have become as common as the changing October weather patterns for No. 22 West Virginia, which has yet to put together a solid start-to-finish performance in Big 12 play. In consecutive weeks, the Mountaineers needed a second-half offensive ...

Familiar outcome: Bengals flattened by Steelers in big game

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals tried to tiptoe around the importance of another season-defining game in Pittsburgh by ignoring the series' history of lopsided outcomes and ugly moments. They wound up with more of both. A 29-14 loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday ...

Even amid latest Bryant drama, Steelers control AFC North

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers laughed along with Martavis Bryant a week ago as the talented but erratic wide receiver downplayed reports he requested a trade. It's not quite so funny anymore. Bryant stayed home on Monday with an illness. The ...

No. 23 West Virginia survives at Baylor, 38-36

By JASON ORTS, Associated Press WACO, Texas (AP) — Nobody has to tell West Virginia coach Dana Holgerson that Baylor can put up points in a hurry. The Mountaineers gave up 62 and 73 points in their first two trips to Waco. But Holgerson didn't expect his team would need to stop a two-point ...

Marshall runs for 4 TDs in 38-10 win over Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler King and Keion Davis each scored two rushing touchdowns to help Marshall beat Middle Tennessee 38-10 on Friday night. King ran for 129 yards and Davis added 40 yards on 10 carries. It was Marshall's first game with four rushing scores since Nov. 8, 2014, at ...

West Virginia, Albany to play Oct. 28 charity exhibition

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will face Albany in a charity exhibition game to help the victims of recent hurricanes. The men's basketball game will take place the evening of Oct. 28 at the WVU Coliseum. All proceeds will benefit the hurricane relief efforts of the American Red ...

No. 23 West Virginia has reason to be wary of winless Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dana Holgorsen is very aware of Baylor's winless record. The Bears have gone more than a year since winning a regular-season game. West Virginia's coach also remembers what happened the only previous two times his team played at Baylor. There were also some close ones at ...

Steelers, resurgent Bengals set to renew belligerent rivalry

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bad blood between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals is palpable, built on years of animosity and antagonism, hits that straddled the line between clean and dirty and others that leapfrogged across it all together. The AFC ...

Ka’Raun, Kyzir White continue family legacy at West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Ka'Raun and Kyzir White are adding to the family legacy started by their older brother at No. 23 West Virginia. Kevin White stamped his place in Mountaineer lore after a senior season in 2014 that earned him second-team all-America ...

No. 23 West Virginia is looking for its first win at Baylor

The Associated Press No. 23 West Virginia (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) at Baylor (0-6, 0-3), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (FS1/FS2 if ALCS Game 7 necessary) Line: West Virginia by 9. Series record: West Virginia leads 3-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE West Virginia will try to win at Baylor for the first time. The ...

Crosby, Malkin lift Pens over struggling Rangers 5-4 in OT

By SCOTT CHARLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Timely goals by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin extended the New York Rangers' slow start to the season. Crosby tied the score with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Evgeni Malkin put in the winner 58 seconds into overtime and the ...

Steelers’ ‘Killer Bs’ back on track in win over Chiefs

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was so disheartened after his five-interception performance against Jacksonville last week that he half-jokingly talked about having lost it. Running back Le'Veon Bell subtly criticized the ...

STAT WATCH: Marshall punter’s 92-yarder longest since 1972

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Marshall's Kaare Vedvik knew he hit a good punt out of his own end zone. Once the ball landed, it kept going and going, farther than any other punt in a Football Bowl Subdivision game in 45 years. His 92-yard punt against Old Dominion on Saturday was, ...

West Virginia’s big comeback puts rest of Big 12 on notice

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia was supposed to be in rebuilding mode in the Big 12 this season as the conference welcomes the return of its championship game. Behind national touchdown receptions leader David Sills V and comeback kid Will Grier, the ...

West Virginia University club creates 5 boxing champions

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Steven Ware advanced across the sparring ring, pivoting and bobbing with his gloves high, closing the distance with a boxer who outweighed him by 60 pounds. Giving away substantial reach, too, he took an occasional jab or ...

Grier throws for 5 TDs, West Virginia beats Texas Tech 46-35

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia finally beat a ranked opponent, using a big rally to do it. Will Grier threw four of his five touchdown passes in the second half and West Virginia overcame an 18-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 24 Texas Tech ...