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West Virginia Sports

Williams, Calhoun among coaches headed to college hoops Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Roy Williams and Jim Calhoun will join John Beilein and Lon Kruger in a star-studded cast of coaches who will be inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame in November. Another longtime coach, Jerry Krause of Eastern Washington, will join the quartet ...

Former standout football player Robert Alexander dies at 64

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — Former NFL player and West Virginia University standout Robert Alexander has died. He was 64. Alexander died Tuesday after being found unresponsive at his St. Albans home, Lt. B.J. Perry of the St. Albans police department said. "Robert was an icon," St. Albans ...

‘Some weirdness’ at Big 12 with future and soon former teams

IRVING, Texas (AP) — There are representatives from the Big 12's four future members attending the conference's spring meetings, along with the lingering presence of Texas and Oklahoma, the league's only football national champions who still are three years away from their scheduled ...

Colossal cat: Record blue catfish caught in West Virginia

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio man has caught a record blue catfish in West Virginia. Steve Price of Lancaster, Ohio, used cut shad bait to catch the fish from a boat Wednesday on the Kanawha River between Buffalo and Point Pleasant, the Division of Natural Resources said in a news ...

Kansas St. ends 5-game losing streak, 8-5 over West Virginia

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dominic Johnson hit Kansas State's first homer of the Big 12 Tournament and the seventh-seeded Wildcats beat sixth-seeded West Virginia 8-5 on Thursday to snap a five-game losing streak. Kansas State (28-28) advances to play in another elimination game on Friday. West ...

Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee dies

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee has died. He was 59. The school said the longtime college football coach died on Friday but didn't release the cause of death. New Jacksonville State coach Rich Rodriguez hired Magee in December, the fourth ...

Occidental’s Shwayder, SFSU’s Jackson receive CalHOPE award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Shwayder and Breyon Jackson's battles to overcome adversity throughout their college careers and the examples they set for others are being recognized. Shwayder, a lacrosse player at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and Jackson, a basketball player at San Francisco ...

Ex-NFL head coach Kitchens joins South Carolina as analyst

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has joined South Carolina as a senior analyst. The school announced the addition of Kitchens on Wednesday. Kitchens has worked in the NFL since 2006, most recently with the New York Giants. Kitchens became the Browns' ...

Ex-Texas forward Tre Mitchell transfers to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Texas forward Tre Mitchell has transferred to Big 12 foe West Virginia. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced Mitchell's signing Friday. The 6-foot-9 Mitchell averaged 8.7 points and four rebounds per game last season and started 17 games for the ...

Coordinator changes add intrigue to Big Ten spring practices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — During an offseason in which more than one out of every five Football Bowl Subdivision programs changed head coaches, the Big Ten was the lone conference that didn't see a single move. But that doesn't mean the league stood pat. While all 14 Big Ten members returned ...

West Virginia signs junior college transfer Jimmy Bell Jr.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed junior college transfer Jimmy Bell Jr. for the 2022-23 season. Coach Bob Huggins announced Bell's signing Monday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-10 Bell averaged more than nine points, nine rebounds and one ...

West Virginia signs South Carolina transfer Erik Stevenson

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former South Carolina guard Erik Stevenson has signed with West Virginia for the 2022-23 season. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Stevenson's signing Friday. The 6-foot-4 Stevenson will have one season of eligibility remaining. A native of Lacey, ...

Ex-Georgia QB JT Daniels transferring to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Georgia quarterback JT Daniels announced Wednesday he is transferring to West Virginia. Daniels made the announcement on Instagram following a weekend visit to West Virginia's campus. Daniels also had visited Missouri and Oregon State in recent weeks. He is ...

West Virginia signs junior college forward Mohamed Wague

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed junior college forward Mohamed Wague for the 2022-23 season. Coach Bob Huggins announced Wague's signing Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Wague averaged 14.8 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots per game and made 65% of his field-goal ...

Big 12 commish Bowlsby stepping away from role this year

Bob Bowlsby will step away from his role as Big 12 commissioner later this year after a decade in the Power Five conference that's facing a transition in membership and negotiations over a new media rights deal — like it was when he first took the job. Bowlsby will remain as the Big 12's ...

Ginobili, Hardaway, Karl among 2022 Hall of Fame class

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Manu Ginobili reflects on the odds of a kid from Argentina growing up to win four NBA titles and Olympic gold, he sounds in awe that that is in fact the story of his athletic life. "It's one in tens of millions," Ginobili said Saturday after an official announcement ...

South Dakota’s Dawn Plitzuweit takes over at West Virginia

South Dakota women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit, who took the Coyotes to a surprising run to the Sweet 16, was hired Thursday as coach at West Virginia. Plitzuweit replaces Mike Carey, who retired two weeks ago after 21 seasons. South Dakota beat Ole Miss and No. 2 seed Baylor in the ...

Marshall, ODU, S. Miss get OK to exit C-USA for Sun Belt

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Conference USA has agreed to allow Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss to expedite their move to the Sun Belt. The resolution announced in a brief, joint statement Tuesday allows the three schools to withdraw from Conference USA by the end of the current ...

West Virginia guard Sean McNeil entering transfer portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sean McNeil has joined the growing list of West Virginia players to enter the transfer portal. McNeil announced Monday on Twitter that he will look elsewhere to play in his final season. The 6-foot-3 senior averaged 12.2 points per game in each of the past two ...

WVa University to host Appalachian Studies Conference

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is hosting a conference this week devoted to the study and promotion of the Appalachian region. The 45th annual Appalachian Studies Conference, "Making, Creating and Encoding: Crafting Possibilities in Appalachia" is taking place from ...