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West Virginia Sports

West Virginia signs junior college forward Mohamed Wague

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed junior college forward Mohamed Wague for the 2022-23 season. Coach Bob Huggins announced Wague's signing Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Wague averaged 14.8 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots per game and made 65% of his field-goal ...

Big 12 commish Bowlsby stepping away from role this year

Bob Bowlsby will step away from his role as Big 12 commissioner later this year after a decade in the Power Five conference that's facing a transition in membership and negotiations over a new media rights deal — like it was when he first took the job. Bowlsby will remain as the Big 12's ...

Ginobili, Hardaway, Karl among 2022 Hall of Fame class

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Manu Ginobili reflects on the odds of a kid from Argentina growing up to win four NBA titles and Olympic gold, he sounds in awe that that is in fact the story of his athletic life. "It's one in tens of millions," Ginobili said Saturday after an official announcement ...

South Dakota’s Dawn Plitzuweit takes over at West Virginia

South Dakota women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit, who took the Coyotes to a surprising run to the Sweet 16, was hired Thursday as coach at West Virginia. Plitzuweit replaces Mike Carey, who retired two weeks ago after 21 seasons. South Dakota beat Ole Miss and No. 2 seed Baylor in the ...

Marshall, ODU, S. Miss get OK to exit C-USA for Sun Belt

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Conference USA has agreed to allow Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss to expedite their move to the Sun Belt. The resolution announced in a brief, joint statement Tuesday allows the three schools to withdraw from Conference USA by the end of the current ...

West Virginia guard Sean McNeil entering transfer portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sean McNeil has joined the growing list of West Virginia players to enter the transfer portal. McNeil announced Monday on Twitter that he will look elsewhere to play in his final season. The 6-foot-3 senior averaged 12.2 points per game in each of the past two ...

WVa University to host Appalachian Studies Conference

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is hosting a conference this week devoted to the study and promotion of the Appalachian region. The 45th annual Appalachian Studies Conference, "Making, Creating and Encoding: Crafting Possibilities in Appalachia" is taking place from ...

WVU’s Bridges, Cottrell to transfer, Kedrian Johnson returns

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forwards Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell have entered the transfer portal, a school athletics spokesperson said. Bridges, a sophomore, announced his intentions on Instagram. He was the team's fourth-leading scorer at 8.5 points per game this season ...

Mike Carey retires as West Virginia women’s basketball coach

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Carey retired Wednesday after 21 seasons as women's basketball coach at West Virginia. Carey guided the Mountaineers to 11 NCAA Tournaments and is the program's all-time winningest coach with a 447-239 record. Carey, 63, said he looks forward to spending time ...

No. 10 Iowa State women hold off West Virginia 66-60

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Emily Ryan and Lexi Donarski each scored 14 points to lead No. 10 Iowa State over West Virginia 66-60 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. After being down by as many as 21 in the third quarter, the Mountaineers clawed back to within in four ...

West Virginia beats Kansas State in Big 12 tournament opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sean McNeil scored 21 points, Malik Curry added 17 points and No. 9 seed West Virginia beat eighth-seeded Kansas State 73-67 on Wednesday night in the opener of the Big 12 Conference tournament. West Virginia (16-16) advances to play top-seeded Kansas on Thursday. The ...

Kansas State meets West Virginia in Big 12 Tournament

West Virginia Mountaineers (15-16, 4-14 Big 12) vs. Kansas State Wildcats (14-16, 6-12 Big 12) Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Kansas State Wildcats play in the Big 12 Tournament against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Wildcats are 9-7 in home games. Kansas ...

West Virginia beats TCU to end seven-game losing streak

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Taz Sherman scored 21 points and West Virginia's veterans came through to beat TCU 70-64 on the Mountaineers' senior day to snap a seven-game losing streak Saturday. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said his frustrations over watching his team make the same mistakes ...

Ryan scores career-high 29, No. 8 Iowa State women beat WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly isn't going to cringe about Ashley Joens' mini-slump, especially with Emily Ryan playing her best. Ryan scored a career-high 29 points and No. 8 Iowa State clinched the second seed in the Big 12 women's tournament with a 74-57 victory ...

Groves, OU beat WVU 72-59 to keep NCAA tourney hopes alive

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Tanner Groves had his second consecutive double-double, Jordan Goldwire scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting and Oklahoma beat West Virginia 72-59 on Tuesday night to keep the Sooners' NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Oklahoma (16-14, 6-11 Big 12), which beat in-state rival ...

Taylor leads Marshall against Western Kentucky after 24-point game

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (17-12, 9-7 C-USA) at Marshall Thundering Herd (11-18, 4-12 C-USA) Huntington, West Virginia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Marshall hosts the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers after Andrew Taylor scored 24 points in Marshall's 74-65 loss to the Middle Tennessee ...

No. 20 Texas plays West Virginia after Jones’ 21-point game

Texas Longhorns (20-8, 9-6 Big 12) at West Virginia Mountaineers (14-14, 3-12 Big 12) Morgantown, Indiana; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 20 Texas visits the West Virginia Mountaineers after Andrew Jones scored 21 points in Texas' 75-66 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs. The ...

Brockington brings Iowa State back, tops West Virginia 84-81

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Izaiah Brockington stole an inbounds pass underneath the Iowa State basket and scored with 22.6 seconds left to give the Cyclones the lead en route to an 84-81 comeback victory over West Virginia on Wednesday night. Iowa State trailed by 12 points with more than 14 minutes ...

4 WVU Mountaineer mascot candidates to compete in finals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Four finalists have been selected for the chance to become West Virginia University's next Mountaineer mascot. The finalists will participate in a cheer-off competition Saturday at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown during the men's basketball game against Texas. A ...