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West Virginia Sports

Rust scores OT winner, leads Penguins past Blue Jackets 1-0

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins, already without captain Sidney Crosby, learned early Thursday they would be without star forward Evgeni Malkin against the Columbus Blue Jackets. No problem. The injury-riddled Penguins pressed on for another ...

Matthews, Tshiebwe get double-doubles, WVU beats Austin Peay

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Emmitt Matthews Jr. isn't the biggest player on the court and West Virginia coach Bob Huggins will be the first to point that out. But the 6-foot-7 sophomore knows how to find the basket. "Guys like him are much better with ...

West scores 18 to lift Marshall over Bluefield State 86-50

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrod West registered 18 points as Marshall snapped a three-game losing streak, easily beating Division II Bluefield State 86-50 on Wednesday night. Mikel Beyers had 13 points for Marshall (3-6). Goran Miladinovic added 10 points. Marquez Cooper had 13 points for ...

Marshall RB Knox named C-USA MVP by league coaches

The Associated Press undefined Marshall sophomore running back Brenden Knox has been named Conference USA's most valuable player, as voted on by the league's 14 coaches. First-year Western Kentucky coach Tyson Helton has been selected by his peers as the league's top coach after leading the ...

Marshall faces Central Florida in Tampa’s Gasparilla Bowl

By The Associated Press Central Florida (9-3, AAC) vs. Marshall (8-4,Conference USA), Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LOCATION: Tampa, Florida TOP PLAYERS: UCF: QB Dillon Gabriel threw for 3,393 yards and 27 touchdowns. The freshman from Hawaii averaged 283 passing yards per game. Marshall: ...

Rookie QB Hodges to make 2nd straight start for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's still officially Duck season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Devlin "Duck" Hodges will make his second straight start on Sunday when the Steelers (7-5) visit the Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1). Tomlin named Hodges the ...

Net gains: NHL’s load management is top goalies playing less

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Marc-Andre Fleury plays when he's told. How much he plays has changed. A decade ago, Fleury started 61 out of 82 games before backstopping Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup. He started 58 and 34 times on the Penguins' 2016 and 2017 Cup runs splitting time with ...

Duck’s Dynasty? Backup Hodges leads Steelers by Browns 20-13

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — No fighting. No helmet swinging. Barely any trash talking. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns kept things civil in their highly anticipated rematch, which ended the way they always seem to end at Heinz Field: the Steelers walking ...

Culver’s double-double helps WVU beat Rhode Island 86-81

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Derek Culver scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead West Virginia to an 86-81 victory over Rhode Island on Sunday. Jermaine Haley added 18 points, Emmitt Matthews Jr. scored 14 and Oscar Tshiebwe had 11 ...

No. 23 West Virginia women beat New Mexico 73-60 in Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Kysre Gondrezick scored 17 points, freshman Esmery Martinez had a season-best 15 and No. 23 West Virginia beat New Mexico 73-60 on Friday in the Cancun Challenge. Rochelle Norris added 10 points for the Mountaineers (5-1), who rebounded from an 82-75 loss to Creighton ...

Agnew scores 34, Creighton women upset No. 23 West Virginia

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Jaylyn Agnew scored a career-high 34 points with six 3-pointers, Tatum Rembao had 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, and Creighton beat No. 23 West Virginia 82-75 on Thursday in the Cancun Challenge. Agnew scored 23 points in the first half to help Creighton take ...

Glover scores 14, No. 24 Florida beats Marshall 73-67

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ques Glover started his college career as Florida's least heralded freshman. He's quickly becoming the team's most important one. Glover scored 14 points, Keyontae Johnson added 13 and No. 24 Florida rallied from an eight-point halftime ...

West Virginia 20-17 win keeps TCU from getting bowl eligible

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege threw the ball and then took a big hit. When he got up and looked down the field, he saw the official with his hands in the air signaling a touchdown. "I had no idea what happened," Doege ...

Duke, West Virginia, Ohio State headline 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis field

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Duke and West Virginia headline the 2020 field for the Battle 4 Atlantis men's college basketball tournament. The eight-team field was announced Friday on the final day of this year's Thanksgiving-week event at the Atlantis resort. The Blue Devils won the ...

Duck or Rudolph? Steelers facing improbable QB debate

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph has the pedigree and the pressure. Devlin Hodges has the charisma and the confidence. And their head coach has a very important decision to make between the two young quarterbacks before the Pittsburgh Steelers face the ...

Duck Time: Hodges leads Steelers over winless Bengals 16-10

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Devlin "Duck" Hodges took over for struggling Mason Rudolph and threw a 79-yard touchdown pass Sunday, sparking the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-10 victory that kept the Cincinnati Bengals the only winless team in the NFL. Hodges ...

Some WVa high school sports teams to change classes

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Several West Virginia high school athletic teams will be changing classes after the governing body for prep sports released its structure system based on enrollment for the next four school years. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the West Virginia Secondary ...

Tshiebwe notches double-double, WVU beats Boston U. 69-44

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia hasn't had much success on defense since Jevon Carter left for the NBA after the end of the 2017-18 season. The Mountaineers showed some inside dominance against Boston University on Friday night. Led by big men ...

Turnover-savvy Oklahoma St defense looks to get more at WVU

By The Associated Press undefined No. 22 Oklahoma State (7-3, 4-3 Big 12, No. 21 CFP) at West Virginia (4-6, 2-5), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ESPN2). Line: Oklahoma State by 6 1/2. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 6-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE The Cowboys are looking for their fourth straight win ...

Oklahoma State’s Hubbard brings run show to West Virginia

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia defensive lineman Reese Donahue is feeling all the emotions this week as he and 21 other seniors prepare for their final home game. Donahue is bittersweet about suiting up one last time at Mountaineer Field on Saturday ...