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West Virginia to open Big 12 basketball schedule at Kansas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will open the Big 12 basketball season on the road at Kansas on Jan. 4. The Big 12 released the league portion of the schedule Wednesday. After playing the Jayhawks, West Virginia plays at Oklahoma State on Jan. 6 before playing its home league opener ...

Oklahoma State looks to win again at Texas in Big 12 opener

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch on the fourth Saturday of Big 12 Conference play: GAME OF THE WEEK Oklahoma State at No. 12 Texas. The Cowboys (3-0) have won their last five games in Austin, something no other opponent has ever done. The Big 12 opener for both teams ...

Fresh faces help West Virginia, Kansas start strong

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Something wasn't right when redshirt freshman Briason Mays was going through pregame warmups as the third center used by West Virginia this season. Mays was nervous and his snaps were off target Saturday. That made offensive line coach ...

QB Sam Ehlinger spreading the TDs around in Texas offense

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas keeps adding to the offensive firepower around quarterback Sam Ehlinger with some big early results. The No. 12 Longhorns (2-1) will need everyone to chip in if they plan to keep up with Oklahoma State (3-0) on Saturday in the ...

Post-Roethlisberger life begins for Steelers, Rudolph

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have been 0-2 before. They've struggled on offense before. They've had issues on defense before. They've been blown out by the Patriots before. They've lost close games at home before. Yet for the last 15 years, ...

AP sources: Miami’s Minkah Fitzpatrick traded to Steelers

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick got his wish and was traded Monday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first-round draft pick in 2020, two people familiar with the negotiations said. The people confirmed the deal to The ...

Chile’s Niemann wins by 6 shots at The Greenbrier

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann is going to give International Team captain Ernie Els something to think about when he makes his captain's picks for the Presidents Cup. Niemann became the first player from Chile to win on the PGA Tour, ...

Kendall throws 3 TDs, West Virginia beats NC State 44-27

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Austin Kendall and Kennedy McKoy made sure that West Virginia didn't repeat a miserable offensive showing from its last game. Kendall threw three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 44-27 victory over North Carolina State on ...

West Virginia football player dies after collapsing on field

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia school officials say a student has died after collapsing on the field during a football game. Roane County High School has confirmed senior Alex Miller died Friday evening while playing a football game at Clay County High School. According to witnesses, ...

NC State rolling, West Virginia reeling entering matchup

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Matthew McKay has handled himself well since replacing Ryan Finley as North Carolina State's quarterback. Now the sophomore will find out what it's like to start on the road. The Wolfpack (2-0) have outscored opponents by a combined ...

‘Sparkplug’ Tevin Bush gives West Virginia offense a boost

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Hints that Tevin Bush could make an impact for West Virginia in 2019 began at a simple team-building exercise during preseason camp. During a game of musical chairs, 300-pound linemen were knocking each other over to get to empty seats ...

No. 24 Boise State returns home to host Marshall

By The Associated Press undefined Marshall (1-0) at No. 24 Boise State (1-0), Friday at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2). Line: Boise State by 12. Series record: Boise State leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Back in the AP Top 25, the Broncos return home and unveil freshman QB Hank Bachmeier on the blue field ...

Bengals sign running back Giovani Bernard to 2-year deal

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed running back Giovani Bernard to a two-year contract extension Tuesday through the 2021 season. He could have become a free agent after this season. Bernard, a second-round draft pick in 2013, has been used to complement Joe ...

In 2016, LSU and Texas were both chasing Tom Herman

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chase was on for Tom Herman. In late 2016, Texas and LSU were both eyeing the young hotshot coach from Houston until a wild Thanksgiving weekend that included a Tigers win, a Longhorns loss and leaked details of contract negotiations ...

Kendall tosses 2 TDs, West Virginia tops James Madison 20-13

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Austin Kendall loved the outcome but wasn't happy that West Virginia's offense struggled for much of the game against a Championship Subdivision opponent. The Oklahoma graduate transfer threw two second-half touchdown passes in his ...

P5 newbies in Big 12, trio have 1st games as P5 head coach

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer New Kansas State coach Chris Klieman has seven national championship rings, all with FCS team North Dakota State. Texas Tech's Matt Wells is coming off a successful stretch with his alma mater that included two Mountain West Conference titles. Klieman and ...

Big 12 opening week has Oklahoma hosting Holgorsen return

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during the opening weekend of the league's 24th season: GAME OF THE WEEK Houston at No. 4 Oklahoma, on Sunday night. After Dana Holgorsen left West Virginia for a school outside the Power Five, his first game ...

T.J. Simmons hoping to join list of impact WVU receivers

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver T.J. Simmons is embracing the chance to lead a unit that lost most of its production. An afterthought last season, Simmons is now the focal point of an inexperienced group still trying to fill out a depth ...

Oklahoma grad transfer QB Kendall named starter at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Oklahoma graduate transfer Austin Kendall has been named West Virginia's starting quarterback for the Aug. 31 season opener against FCS James Madison. West Virginia coach Neal Brown on Tuesday announced the choice of Kendall, who beat out three others. At Oklahoma, ...

Steelers return to practice while grieving loss of coach

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Gray, rainy skies and a subdued, sparse fan turnout made for a fitting setting Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice for the first time since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. Drake, a longtime NFL and college assistant, was found ...