West Virginia Sports

No. 23 West Virginia has reason to be wary of winless Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dana Holgorsen is very aware of Baylor's winless record. The Bears have gone more than a year since winning a regular-season game. West Virginia's coach also remembers what happened the only previous two times his team played at Baylor. There were also some close ones at ...

Steelers, resurgent Bengals set to renew belligerent rivalry

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bad blood between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals is palpable, built on years of animosity and antagonism, hits that straddled the line between clean and dirty and others that leapfrogged across it all together. The AFC ...

Ka’Raun, Kyzir White continue family legacy at West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Ka'Raun and Kyzir White are adding to the family legacy started by their older brother at No. 23 West Virginia. Kevin White stamped his place in Mountaineer lore after a senior season in 2014 that earned him second-team all-America ...

No. 23 West Virginia is looking for its first win at Baylor

The Associated Press No. 23 West Virginia (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) at Baylor (0-6, 0-3), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (FS1/FS2 if ALCS Game 7 necessary) Line: West Virginia by 9. Series record: West Virginia leads 3-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE West Virginia will try to win at Baylor for the first time. The ...

Crosby, Malkin lift Pens over struggling Rangers 5-4 in OT

By SCOTT CHARLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Timely goals by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin extended the New York Rangers' slow start to the season. Crosby tied the score with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Evgeni Malkin put in the winner 58 seconds into overtime and the ...

Steelers’ ‘Killer Bs’ back on track in win over Chiefs

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was so disheartened after his five-interception performance against Jacksonville last week that he half-jokingly talked about having lost it. Running back Le'Veon Bell subtly criticized the ...

STAT WATCH: Marshall punter’s 92-yarder longest since 1972

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Marshall's Kaare Vedvik knew he hit a good punt out of his own end zone. Once the ball landed, it kept going and going, farther than any other punt in a Football Bowl Subdivision game in 45 years. His 92-yard punt against Old Dominion on Saturday was, ...

West Virginia’s big comeback puts rest of Big 12 on notice

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia was supposed to be in rebuilding mode in the Big 12 this season as the conference welcomes the return of its championship game. Behind national touchdown receptions leader David Sills V and comeback kid Will Grier, the ...

West Virginia University club creates 5 boxing champions

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Steven Ware advanced across the sparring ring, pivoting and bobbing with his gloves high, closing the distance with a boxer who outweighed him by 60 pounds. Giving away substantial reach, too, he took an occasional jab or ...

Grier throws for 5 TDs, West Virginia beats Texas Tech 46-35

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia finally beat a ranked opponent, using a big rally to do it. Will Grier threw four of his five touchdown passes in the second half and West Virginia overcame an 18-point deficit after halftime to beat No. 24 Texas Tech ...

Litton throws for 3 TDs, Marshall beats Old Dominion 35-3

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Chase Litton threw for three touchdowns and Marshall scored three of its five touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away from Old Dominion for a 35-3 Homecoming win on Saturday. Litton's second TD pass went 46 yards to Tyre Brady to give the Thundering Herd (5-1, ...

Teen survives brain injury to become championship wrestler

By GARY FAUBER, The Register-Herald SHADY SPRING, W.Va. (AP) — Daylin Toms has loved sports since he was a toddler. Through the years, the sport that emerged as his favorite was wrestling. He picked up the sport at age 4, and as the years went on he was giving the best wrestlers West ...

No. 24 Texas Tech looks to break 3-game losing streak to WVU

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 24 Texas Tech's resurgent running attack could throw off West Virginia's focus on slowing down quarterback Nic Shimonek. The Red Raiders (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) had their best game on the ground in five years in a 65-19 win last week at ...

Unbeaten KC looking to get even as Steelers roll into town

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith lived through last year's playoff loss to Pittsburgh, then relived it countless times on video, trying in vain to learn how the Chiefs lost to a team that didn't even score a touchdown. With the Steelers rolling into town ...

Texas rises to top of Big 12 early with rival Sooners next

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas fans have seen this before: a modest two-game win streak and a hot young quarterback giving the offense some desperately needed juice. The question heading into the annual rivalry game with No. 12 Oklahoma is, are these Longhorns ...

Undefeated Frogs: No. 6 TCU only Big 12 team without a loss

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sixth-ranked TCU is the only undefeated team remaining the Big 12 Conference, even after giving up more than 500 yards and needing some trickery after blowing a two-touchdown lead in the second half. "I would bet every game is ...

Hill scores 3 ways as No. 8 TCU beats No. 23 West Virginia

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Hill scored three different ways, and got the winning score by avoiding three defenders as No. 8 TCU remained the only undefeated team in the Big 12 Conference. Hill eluded a defender in the backfield and lunged forward ...

Big 12 showdown: No. 8 TCU, No. 23 WVU with former SEC QBs

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU senior quarterback Kenny Hill and West Virginia's Will Grier took similar paths to the Big 12, and a head-to-head matchup in the only game nationally Saturday with two Top 25 teams. Before becoming the starter last season for ...

BIG 12 SPOTLIGHT: Big 12’s offenses flying high once again

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is hardly the first team that comes to mind when you ponder high-flying Big 12 offenses. The Jayhawks averaged about 350 yards per game last season, which ranked somewhere south of the top 100 nationally. Their quarterback ...

No. 23 WVU hopes run defense can improve at No. 8 TCU

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson has a simple solution for improving No. 23 West Virginia's lackluster run defense. "Tackle," Gibson said. Simple, but not easy. The Mountaineers have had trouble doing that effectively this season, enabling Josh Jackson of ...