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West Virginia Sports

Steelers eye momentum as Seahawks face life without Wilson

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is encouraged. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, however, is not convinced his team's early offensive struggles are firmly in the rearview mirror. Yes, there were signs of progress last week against Denver. Najee ...

Marshall scores on first 6 drives in 49-21 rout of N. Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Grant Wells passed for 323 yards and two touchdowns, ran for three more and Marshall routed North Texas 49-21 on Friday night. Marshall (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) scored touchdowns on six consecutive possessions in the first half with Wells, who completed 24 of 32 passes, ...

Game day future: 3D replays, gambling, no parking lots

By CRAIG MEYER, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the world stood still for extended stretches during the first 18 months of the coronavirus pandemic, so did the stadiums, arenas and ballparks where screams and cheers (and boos) from thousands of sports spectators once echoed in ...

No. 12 Oklahoma St at No. 25 Texas; BYU gets Big 12 preview

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in Week 7 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 25 Texas. The Cowboys are 5-0 for the first time since 2015, and have a chance to win three consecutive games over Top 25 teams for the first time in ...

Kansas tabbed by Big 12 coaches as preseason favorite

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas has been picked by Big 12 head coaches as the favorite to win the conference title after Baylor won the league title last season and went on to win its first national championship. The Jayhawks got eight of 10 first-place votes and 80 of 81 potential points from ...

Jarry has 26 saves, Penguins beat Lightning 6-2 in opener

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tristan Jarry had 26 saves, Danton Heinen and Brian Boyle scored early second-period goals, and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in the regular-season opener on Tuesday ...

Like a paisley tie, solid Big 12 defenses are trendy again

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Gary Patterson compare efforts by defenses to keep pace with changing offenses to the on-and-off fashion cycle of the paisley tie. In the nearly four decades that Patterson has been in college football, including two decades as TCU's head coach, he's seen great ...

Shoulder injury ends season for Steelers WR Smith-Schuster

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster's combination of tenacity and almost theatrical joy endeared the wide receiver to the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching staff since the moment he arrived in 2017 as the youngest player in the NFL. Now, the Steelers must find ...

Ready to run? Steelers show long-awaited balance in win

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't getting ahead of himself. Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to make progress — and plenty of it — during a 27-19 win over Denver on Sunday. The league's worst running game gained traction behind an offensive line ...

Roethlisberger throws 2 TDs, Steelers top Broncos 27-19

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers silenced the noise. At least for a week. Funny how having something resembling a running game for the first time in a long time will do that. Riding an offensive balance nonexistent for most of ...

Bohanon’s career day leads Baylor past West Virginia 45-20

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — Gerry Bohanon saw something in his Baylor teammates during the week with the offense coming off a poor showing that helped knocked the Bears out of the Top 25. Whatever the quarterback saw showed up on game day. Bohanon had career ...

No. 9 Villanova tops No. 2 James Madison 28-27 in FCS

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Daniel Smith and Rayjoun Pringle combined on a 57-yard touchdown for the winning points late in the third quarter, and the Villanova defense shut out James Madison in the second half for a 28-27 upset in a Top 25 FCS showdown on Saturday. James Madison, ranked second ...

No. 3 Iowa beats No. 4 Penn State 23-20, fans storm field

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa was in victory formation and the emotion was about to spill over as dusk settled over Kinnick Stadium. Spencer Petras took the last snap, took a knee and took off, apparently thinking he could get off the field before the ...

Wells rallies Marshall past Old Dominion 20-13 in OT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Grant Wells threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Shadeed Ahmed in overtime to give Marshall a 20-13 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday. Wells forced overtime with a 52-yard touchdown pass to Willie Johnson with 33 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, capping an ...

Bohanon’s career day leads Baylor past West Virginia 45-20

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — Gerry Bohanon saw something in his Baylor teammates during the week with the offense coming off a poor showing that helped knocked the Bears out of the Top 25. Whatever the quarterback saw showed up on game day. Bohanon had career ...

Wells rallies Marshall past Old Dominion 20-13 in OT

Huntington undefined HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Grant Wells threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Shadeed Ahmed in overtime to give Marshall a 20-13 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday. Wells forced overtime with a 52-yard touchdown pass to Willie Johnson with 33 seconds remaining in the ...

Big 12 joins SEC in letting schools set athlete compensation

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference announced Thursday it will allow its member schools to decide the amount of education-related benefits athletes can be given in an academic year following a U.S. Supreme Court decision over the summer. Under current NCAA rules, students cannot be ...

Red River rivalry at fair highlights week with Big 12 byes

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in Week 6 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Texas. While the Red River rivalry won't be a Big 12 game too much longer, the six-time defending Big 12 champion Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) and resurgent ...

Baylor, West Virginia trying to get run games going again

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Baylor wants to regain its swagger in the run game. West Virginia would be satisfied with any progress. The Bears and Mountaineers meet Saturday in Waco, Texas, after both lost games in which they failed to score in the first half. Baylor had averaged 272 ...

Burrow throws 3 TDs, Bengals drop listless Steelers 24-10

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's not enough to talk about changing the culture, something Zac Taylor started doing the moment he took over as Cincinnati Bengals head coach more than two years ago. At some point, the platitudes need to turn into something far more ...