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West Virginia Sports

Kendall throws 3 TDs, West Virginia beats NC State 44-27

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Austin Kendall and Kennedy McKoy made sure that West Virginia didn't repeat a miserable offensive showing from its last game. Kendall threw three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 44-27 victory over North Carolina State on ...

West Virginia football player dies after collapsing on field

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia school officials say a student has died after collapsing on the field during a football game. Roane County High School has confirmed senior Alex Miller died Friday evening while playing a football game at Clay County High School. According to witnesses, ...

NC State rolling, West Virginia reeling entering matchup

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Matthew McKay has handled himself well since replacing Ryan Finley as North Carolina State's quarterback. Now the sophomore will find out what it's like to start on the road. The Wolfpack (2-0) have outscored opponents by a combined ...

‘Sparkplug’ Tevin Bush gives West Virginia offense a boost

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Hints that Tevin Bush could make an impact for West Virginia in 2019 began at a simple team-building exercise during preseason camp. During a game of musical chairs, 300-pound linemen were knocking each other over to get to empty seats ...

No. 24 Boise State returns home to host Marshall

By The Associated Press undefined Marshall (1-0) at No. 24 Boise State (1-0), Friday at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2). Line: Boise State by 12. Series record: Boise State leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Back in the AP Top 25, the Broncos return home and unveil freshman QB Hank Bachmeier on the blue field ...

Bengals sign running back Giovani Bernard to 2-year deal

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed running back Giovani Bernard to a two-year contract extension Tuesday through the 2021 season. He could have become a free agent after this season. Bernard, a second-round draft pick in 2013, has been used to complement Joe ...

In 2016, LSU and Texas were both chasing Tom Herman

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chase was on for Tom Herman. In late 2016, Texas and LSU were both eyeing the young hotshot coach from Houston until a wild Thanksgiving weekend that included a Tigers win, a Longhorns loss and leaked details of contract negotiations ...

Kendall tosses 2 TDs, West Virginia tops James Madison 20-13

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Austin Kendall loved the outcome but wasn't happy that West Virginia's offense struggled for much of the game against a Championship Subdivision opponent. The Oklahoma graduate transfer threw two second-half touchdown passes in his ...

P5 newbies in Big 12, trio have 1st games as P5 head coach

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer New Kansas State coach Chris Klieman has seven national championship rings, all with FCS team North Dakota State. Texas Tech's Matt Wells is coming off a successful stretch with his alma mater that included two Mountain West Conference titles. Klieman and ...

Big 12 opening week has Oklahoma hosting Holgorsen return

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during the opening weekend of the league's 24th season: GAME OF THE WEEK Houston at No. 4 Oklahoma, on Sunday night. After Dana Holgorsen left West Virginia for a school outside the Power Five, his first game ...

T.J. Simmons hoping to join list of impact WVU receivers

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver T.J. Simmons is embracing the chance to lead a unit that lost most of its production. An afterthought last season, Simmons is now the focal point of an inexperienced group still trying to fill out a depth ...

Oklahoma grad transfer QB Kendall named starter at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Oklahoma graduate transfer Austin Kendall has been named West Virginia's starting quarterback for the Aug. 31 season opener against FCS James Madison. West Virginia coach Neal Brown on Tuesday announced the choice of Kendall, who beat out three others. At Oklahoma, ...

Steelers return to practice while grieving loss of coach

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Gray, rainy skies and a subdued, sparse fan turnout made for a fitting setting Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice for the first time since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. Drake, a longtime NFL and college assistant, was found ...

Bell’s HR, 3 RBIs help Pirates take down Angels 10-7

By DAN GREENSPAN Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has pulled himself out of a recent slump with some extra film study and a return to better habits as a hitter. Not only has he found his form, Bell helped the floundering Pirates find their ...

Marte, Pirates stop Mets’ 7-game win string with 8-4 victory

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steven Matz's mastery of the Pittsburgh Pirates unraveled quickly. So did the New York Mets' seven-game winning streak. Five days removed from a five-hit masterpiece in which he shut out the Pirates on 99 pitches, Matz didn't make it out of ...

Big 12 is a 10: Bowlsby says no talk of expanding league

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby sat on the podium at midfield of the massive NFL stadium where the Big 12 plays its championship game, talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference before getting a familiar question about the ...

Big 12’s 2nd day features 2 new coaches, 2 QBs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The second day of Big 12 football media days will feature two new coaches and the only two quarterbacks who are appearing at the conference's two-day kickoff event. While new Kansas coach Les Miles is the only Big 12 head coach with a national championship at college ...

Oklahoma favored to win 5th straight Big 12 title

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma is the favorite to win another Big 12 football title, according to the conference's preseason media poll released Wednesday. The Sooners have won the league the last four years and 12 Big 12 championships overall. Oklahoma also made the College Football Playoff ...

Big 12’s preseason best: Ehlinger, Murray, Hurts top awards

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Texas junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been tabbed the Big 12 preseason offensive player of the year, with Oklahoma junior linebacker Kenneth Murray taking the defensive honor. Jalen Hurts, the former Alabama quarterback who is at Oklahoma as a graduate transfer, was ...

Party of 5? Competitive NL Central in for taut second half

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Maddon didn't let the free time created by a rare ejection go to waste. Shortly after getting tossed by home-plate umpire Joe West on July 4 following an outburst in which the Chicago Cubs' manager appeared ready to take on any and all ...