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West Virginia Sports

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 ...

Big 12 has chance for 2 more 1st-year coaches in bowl games

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Chris Klieman gets an extra game in his first season at Kansas State, and that is significant for the Wildcats' first-year coach even though it won't be as long of a season as he got used to before he got to Manhattan. Texas Tech's Matt Wells and West ...

Gondrezick scores 20, No. 25 West Virginia women win

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kysre Gondrezick scored 20 points, Tynice Martin added 17 points and No. 25 West Virginia beat Coppin State 82-47 on Thursday. Gondrezick, a junior guard, led her team in scoring for the fourth straight game. She was 8 of 12 from the field with three 3-pointers. ...

Penguins beat Devils 4-1 with 3rd-period burst

By The Associated Press undefined PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jared McCann and John Marino scored 25 seconds apart in the third period to boost the Pittsburgh Penguins past the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Friday night. Jake Guentzel had his team-leading 11th goal for Pittsburgh and Dominik Kahun added ...

Doege leads West Virginia to 24-20 upset of K-State

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown was staring down the prospects of a six-game losing streak amid his first season in Morgantown, a streak of futility unmatched by the Mountaineers since 1986. Instead, he walked out of Kansas State with a ...

Green, Knox lead Marshall past La Tech 31-10

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Isaiah Green and Brenden Knox accounted for two touchdowns apiece and Marshall handed Louisiana Tech its first Conference USA loss 31-10 on Friday night. Green was 14-of-26 passing for 213 yards with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Willie Johnson and added a rushing ...

Tshiebwe’s double-double leads WVU past Pitt 68-53

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh did everything it could to prepare for West Virginia freshman Oscar Tshiebwe. The real thing, however, proved to be another matter entirely. Frustrated by a foul-riddled performance in his debut with the Mountaineers last week, ...

Turner lifts Bowling Green over DII Fairmont State 88-66

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner registered 16 points as Bowling Green easily beat Division II opponent Fairmont State 88-66 on Friday. BGSU opened the game on a 12-2 run and it was 24-8 after eight minutes. The Falcons led by 15 points at the break and by 30 with 2:45 ...

Mooney’s 28 leads Notre Dame to74-64 win over Marshall

By TOM COYNE Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — With Notre Dame struggling to put pesky Marshall away, coach Mike Brey began having flashbacks to last season when the Fighting Irish were stunned at home by Radford. “Like, ‘will we be mentally enough to figure out how to get over ...

Parity doesn’t bode well for Big 12 playoff push

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlby watched parts of unbeaten Baylor slipping by TCU in triple overtime before he drove to Norman, Oklahoma, where the Sooners survived a scare from Iowa State. Competition in the Big 12 this season is fierce, ...

West Virginia basketball signs recruits Thweatt, Johnson

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Forward Taj Thweatt and guard Kedrian Johnson have signed letters of intent to play at West Virginia next year. Coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of Thweatt on Wednesday and Johnson on Thursday. The 6-foot-7 Thweatt averaged 20.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per ...

Big 12 slate has potential title game preview with Baylor-OU

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in the Big 12 for Week 12 of the regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 10 Oklahoma (8-1, Big 12) at No. 12 Baylor (9-0, 6-0). ESPN will do its “College GameDay” pregame show from the banks of the Brazos River before the potential ...

Big 12’s top 2 meet with No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor

By The Associated Press undefined No. 10 Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1 Big 12, No. 10 CFP) at No. 12 Baylor (9-0, 6-0, No. 13), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Oklahoma by 10 1/2. Series record: Oklahoma leads 25-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE A potential Big 12 championship game preview. The four-time ...

Littleson scores 27 to carry Toledo past Marshall 96-70

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Spencer Littleson had a career-high 27 points as Toledo routed Marshall 96-70 on Sunday. Littleson made 8 of 11 shots, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, and all five of his free throws for the Rockets (1-1). Dylan Alderson and Willie Jackson both had ...

Memorial service set for 1970 Marshall plane crash

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An annual memorial service is set this week to honor the 75 lives lost in a 1970 plane crash involving Marshall University's football team. The service is set for noon Thursday in Huntington, West Virginia. Each year, the water at the Marshall Memorial Student ...