West Virginia Sports

West Virginia signs recruits Derek Culver, Andrew Gordon

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed two recruits for the 2018-19 men's basketball season. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the signings Thursday of Derek Culver and Andrew "Drew" Gordon. The 6-foot-10 Culver attends Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New ...

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins get 4-year contract extension

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Bob Huggins has agreed to a four-year contract extension that includes the option for him to step aside or continue coaching after the 2021-22 season. Under the agreement announced Monday, Huggins, 64, will earn $3.75 million this season, including a ...

Bedlam prevails throughout Big 12 and co-leaders play next

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bedlam indeed in the Big 12 Conference, and not just in Oklahoma. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield had a possible Heisman Trophy moment in arguably the wildest game in the rivalry actually known as Bedlam. TCU stayed defensive ...

West Virginia beats No. 14 Iowa State 20-16

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A scolding from coach Dana Holgorsen after a double-digit loss a week ago helped West Virginia's players regain their focus and throw a wrench in No. 14 Iowa State's magical season. Will Grier threw two touchdown passes, Justin ...

FAU beats Marshall; bowl eligible for 1st time since 2013

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devin Singletary had 275 total yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Young made three of Florida Atlantic's four interceptions, and the Owls beat Marshall 30-25 on a rainy Friday night to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2013. Young tied a single-game program ...

LB David Long goes on tackling tear for West Virginia

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer On a defense that has seen its struggles, West Virginia outside linebacker David Long Jr. is starting to put together a season worth bragging about. The redshirt sophomore missed the first month after injuring a knee in summer workouts that required surgery. He ...

In dog-eat-dog Big 12, road to playoff fraught with peril

BY DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer Gary Patterson remembers quite keenly the controversy that swirled around the playoff rankings a few years ago, when TCU dropped from third to sixth in the final release. The Horned Frogs were coming off a 55-3 win over Iowa State the day before the final ...

No. 14 Cyclones travel to face Grier, West Virginia

The Associated Press No. 14 Iowa State (6-2, 4-1 Big 12, CFP No. 15) at West Virginia (5-3, 3-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2) Line: West Virginia by 2.5 Series record: West Virginia leads 4-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Iowa State, in a four-way tie for first place after beating previously ...

Bedlam to start November in Big 12; maybe more in December

By The Associated Press Some things to watch during Week 10 of the Big 12 Conference, with five games Saturday: GAME OF THE WEEK Bedlam to start November, and maybe more to come a month later. For only the second time in 13 years, No. 8 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) and No. 11 Oklahoma State ...

Steelers lean on D, Smith-Schuster in 20-15 win over Lions

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster made an inside move like a veteran and used his young legs to do the rest. The rookie receiver scored on a 97-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger late in the third quarter, and the Pittsburgh Steelers forced the ...

Iowa State climbs into 4-way tie atop Big 12

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State will enter November in first place in the Big 12 and in control of its own destiny. No, seriously. The Cyclones (6-2, 4-1) are tied with TCU (7-1, 4-1), Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1) and Oklahoma State (7-1, 4-1) after beating the ...

Rudolph shines in rain, No. 11 Oklahoma St. beats No. 22 WVU

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Even without a week of practice, Mason Rudolph outshined Will Grier in the rain. Rudolph threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead No. 11 Oklahoma State to a 50-39 victory over No. 22 West Virginia on Saturday. A ...

Gundy wants sloppy play eliminated heading into Bedlam

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Before he can focus on Bedlam, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy wants to eliminate some sloppy play that slowed the Cowboys in a double-digit win in rainy West Virginia. West Virginia recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a ...

FIU off to its best start, beats Marshall 41-30

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alex McGough threw a pair of touchdown passes to Thomas Owens as Florida International jumped out early and held on to beat Marshall 41-30 on Saturday. The Panthers (5-2, 3-1 Conference USA) are off to their best start in school history. It was also their second ...

West Virginia Basketball Capsule

By The Associated Press West Virginia Last season: 28-9, lost to Gonzaga in West Regional semifinals Nickname: Mountaineers Coach: Bob Huggins Conference: Big 12 Who's gone: F Nathan Adrian, G Tarik Phillip, F Elijah Macon. Who's back: G Jevon Carter, the reigning Big 12 defensive player ...

Huggins: ‘Press Virginia’ may not get used all the time

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia opponents, take note. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins isn't sure whether his tenacious pressure defense will be on full display this season. The Mountaineers' depleted roster might be unable to harass opposing offenses for ...

Air show expected when No. 11 Oklahoma State-No. 22 WVU meet

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Mason Rudolph vs. Will Grier. Get ready for an old-fashioned Big 12 throwdown. The football should be flying around the field when Rudolph and No. 11 Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) take on Grier and No. 22 West Virginia (5-2, 3-1) on ...

West Virginia to play Baylor on Thursday night in 2018

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will have five Big 12 home football games next season, including a Thursday night game against Baylor on Oct. 25. The Big 12 announced WVU's 2018 schedule Thursday. Other conference home games for the Mountaineers next fall include Kansas State on ...

Big 12 Conference will start league play earlier in 2018

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 has released its 2018 conference football schedule, and league play will get started earlier next season. When Oklahoma plays at Iowa State next Sept. 15, it will be the third week of the regular season. That is a week earlier than the first conference games ...

WVU, Oklahoma State Top Matchup in Big 12

By The Associated Press Some things to watch during Week 9 of the Big 12 Conference, when two of the league's five games Saturday are matchups of Top 25 teams: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 4 TCU (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) at No. 25 Iowa State (5-2, 3-1). The Big 12's only undefeated team is the first ...