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West Virginia Sports

Hurdle fired, Reds beat Pirates 3-1 in season finale

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates will head into the offseason searching for a new voice after firing Clint Hurdle. The Cincinnati Reds may have found theirs during a season that offered tangible proof that years of rebuilding might finally be producing forward ...

Ridder throws 4 TDs, Cincinnati whips Marshall 52-14

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cincinnati started off slowly in its past two games and quarterback Desmond Ridder wanted to make sure that didn't happen against Marshall. Ridder threw a season-high four touchdown passes, three in the first half, and the Bearcats ...

Division II Charleston (WV) rallies past Valparaiso 19-13

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tim McCutchen kicked four field goals, and his 20-yarder late in the third quarter gave Division II Charleston (West Virginia) the lead for the first time as the Golden Eagles held off winless Valparaiso Saturday. Valparaiso (0-4) took a 13-10 lead into intermission ...

West Virginia staring at tough October after 3-1 start

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer West Virginia coach Neal Brown has little time to gloat about a winning record and what went right in the initial third of the season with the toughest part of the schedule just ahead. How well the young Mountaineers play in October will help determine whether ...

No. 24 K-State into Big 12 opener undefeated under Klieman

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch on the fifth weekend of Big 12 Conference play: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 24 Kansas State at Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1 Big 12). The Wildcats have their first 3-0 start since 2015, and that season they lost their fourth game in a Big 12 ...

NCAA suspends response deadlines in hoops corruption cases

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is suspending its deadlines for schools to respond to charges levied by the governing body in the wake of college basketball's corruption scandal. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press in a public-records request, ...

Pats, Chiefs, Rams, Cowboys are top 4 in AP Pro32 poll

By SIMMI BUTTAR AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Through three weeks, the NFL's big four are as dominant as ever. The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys, all division winners last year, are undefeated so far and occupy the top four spots in ...

More big injuries wracking Texas secondary

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The injury news keeps getting worse for No. 11 Texas and its defense. Coach Tom Herman said Monday the Longhorns have lost two more starters in the secondary for several weeks after getting hurt in a conference-opening win over Oklahoma State: All-Big 12 safety Caden ...

Roethlisberger undergoes elbow surgery, plans 2020 return

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had surgery to repair his right elbow on Monday. Team spokesman Burt Lauten said Roethlisberger underwent the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ...

5 takeaways not enough for Steelers in Rudolph’s 1st start

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mason Rudolph delivered two big plays in his first career start in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger. Rudolph and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense couldn't do much of anything outside of those two long ...

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown went on a Twitter rant on his first NFL Sunday without a team, announcing he was done for good with the league that exiled him. Even though, he claimed, it had been more lenient toward others facing allegations of sexual ...

Analysis: New QBs generally look like headliners stepping in

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Oh, the moans and groans in Nawlins. The consternation in Steeltown. The woe is me refrains in Carolina's Queen City. The joke's on me attitude in Jax. And the tabloid screams in the Big Apple. Maybe all of that dread and disgust will quiet down, at ...

Pettaway scores twice as West Virginia beats Kansas 29-24

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Martell Pettaway couldn't remember the last time he spent an entire game watching from the sideline, never once getting onto the field after warmups — much less getting a carry. That was the case for West Virginia's senior running ...

Southeast Missouri State routs West Virginia State 56-10

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Daniel Santacaterina threw two touchdown passes and ran in for a score as Southeast Missouri State rolled to a 56-10 victory over Division II-member West Virginia State on Saturday. Santacaterina ran for an 18-yard touchdown, and then connected with Aaron Alston on ...

West Virginia, Kansas try to build off wins in Big 12 opener

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Progress can happen rapidly when a new coaching staff is trying to rebuild a football program. Neal Brown and Les Miles took that notion to the extreme. After watching West Virginia get dominated by Missouri on the road, Brown spent ...

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, ...