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West Virginia Sports

Marshall Univ. gets state funding boost for baseball stadium

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is getting a $13.8 million funding boost from the state of West Virginia to help finish construction of a baseball stadium. Gov. Jim Justice announcing the contribution Thursday from the state Water Development Authority's Economic Enhancement ...

Smooth road for Kansas, K-State; Texas, Sooners last in B12

An eye-opening win by Kansas State over Oklahoma and strong starts by Kansas and other Big 12 teams on the road have thrown the early conference standings into an unfamiliar heap. Perennial basement dweller Kansas is 4-0 and on the cusp of its first ranking in 13 years. And look who's sharing ...

Big plays help Troy defeat Marshall 16-7

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Buddha Jones returned a fumble 23 yards for Troy's only touchdown, Brooks Buce kicked three field goals and Troy defeated Marshall 16-7 on Saturday night. Troy's Gunnar Watson threw for 321 yards to go over 5,000 for his career. Tez Johnson and Jabre Barber both had over ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Daniels, defense lead West Virginia past Virginia Tech 33-10

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — JT Daniels threw for 203 yards and a touchdown to lead West Virginia to a 33-10 win over Virginia Tech on Thursday night. Freshman CJ Donaldson rushed for 106 yards and West Virginia (2-2) got a strong performance from its defense to win its second straight game after ...

West Virginia, Virginia Tech to square off in Lane Stadium

Two former Big East rivals with a long and tense rivalry will square off at Lane Stadium when West Virginia plays at Virginia Tech. The Mountaineers enter with one of the nation's most potent offenses and will face one of the stingiest defenses and a highly charged crowd. The Hokies are 13-5 in ...

Big 12 teams finding identities as conference play looms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas has managed to forge an identity for itself through its first three games — all wins, surprisingly enough — as an offensive-minded team capable of putting up big points without necessarily throwing the ball all over the yard. Kansas State has embraced the ...

Bowling Green tops Marshall in overtime, wins 34-31

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Matt McDonald found Ta'ron Keith from 2 yards out in overtime to lift Bowling Green to a 34-31 win over Marshall on Saturday. The Thundering Herd came into the game looking to build momentum after shocking Notre Dame, 28-21, to break into the Top 25 for the first ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Donaldson, Mathis piled up rushing TDs, WVU whips Towson

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — On a day when West Virginia held a ceremony to honor some of its greatest offensive players, the Mountaineers put together their best showing in a year. Tony Mathis rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, CJ Donaldson ran for 101 yards and three scores, and West ...

Marshall offensive line coach Eddy Morrissey resigns

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall offensive line coach Eddy Morrissey has resigned for unspecified personal reasons, the school's athletic department said Friday. A Marshall statement about Morrissey didn't elaborate on the resignation. "Marshall University Athletics wishes Eddy and his ...

West Virginia looking for first win, hosts FCS Towson

West Virginia is trying to avoid its first 0-3 start since 1979. The Mountaineers will host Towson of the Championship Subdivision on Saturday. West Virginia fell to Kansas at home in overtime last week and surrendered two late touchdowns in falling at Pittsburgh in the opener. Towson is 2-0 ...

Herd Rising: Marshall basks in storybook win over Notre Dame

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The path to one of Marshall's greatest victories was forged through scooping up transfer portal talent, magic tricks, and a second-year coach's belief that a Sun Belt Conference team can be as good as any opponent, especially a storied giant like Notre Dame. Fifteen ...

Big 12’s underappreciated stealing spotlight early in season

Kansas improved to 2-0 for the first time in more than a decade by squeezing out a victory at West Virginia, a win highlighted by a clinching pick-six in overtime. Iowa State also went on the road and ended a six-game skid against its biggest rival, Iowa. There was Kansas State walloping ...

After 0-2 start, WVU’s Brown trying to salvage season, job

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The early part of the 2022 schedule was supposed to be West Virginia's best opportunity at putting together only the second winning season under fourth-year coach Neal Brown. Instead, fans are in an uproar over two close losses and the Mountaineers' first 0-2 start ...

Marshall upsets No. 8 ND 26-21; Freeman to 0-3 for Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame fans could live with the Fighting Irish being overpowered in the fourth quarter against then-No. 2 Ohio State. Being pushed around by Marshall is a different story. Notre Dame Stadium is supposed to be a place to shake down the thunder, not where the ...

Hall of Fame coach Frank Cignetti Sr. dies at 84

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Frank Cignetti, who carved out a Hall of Fame career spending a lifetime in coaching, including 20 years turning his alma mater Indiana (Pa.) into a Division II power, has died. He was 84. IUP, where Cignetti coached from 1986-2005, announced Cignetti's passing Saturday. ...

Jalon Daniels, Bryant lead Kansas over WVU 55-42 in OT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jalon Daniels threw three touchdown passes, including one in overtime, and cornerback Jacobee Bryant returned an interception for a score on the final play as Kansas beat West Virginia 55-42 in their Big 12 opener on Saturday night. Kansas (2-0, 1-0 Big 12) has won ...

It’s Daniels vs. Daniels as Kansas, WVU start Big 12 play

Kansas and West Virginia will get an especially early start to the Big 12 football season. Saturday's matchup is the only head-to-head matchup between league teams. Three more Big 12 openers are set for next week. West Virginia is coming off a 38-31 loss at Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl. ...

Holgorsen back to future as No. 25 Houston visits Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Houston coach Dana Holgorsen knows where he used to be and where he's going. The former West Virginia coach is only concerned with the present for the 25th-ranked Cougars (1-0) going into Saturday's final meeting with ex-Southwest Conference rival Texas Tech before they ...

Notre Dame coach Freeman ready for home debut vs Marshall

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — New Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman relishes the opportunity at hand. Sure, it's a chance for the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish to rebound from last week's season-opening loss at No. 2 Ohio State. And yes, it's also another chance for Freeman to earn his first win ...

Big 12 teams score multiple touchdowns on blocked punts, FG

The Big 12 held a block party during the opening week of the season with multiple touchdowns scored on special teams. There were four punt returns for touchdowns, including two after blocked punts. A blocked field goal turned into a fifth score. And another blocked punt led to a quick TD one ...