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West Virginia Sports

Ehlinger leads No. 11 Texas over West Virginia 42-31

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Before he took a knee on the final play, quarterback Sam Ehlinger flashed the "Hook'em Horns" sign toward the Texas fans in West Virginia's stands. He got his payback, even if he insists he'd put aside last year's defiant celebration by ...

Quoth the coach: To be a Raven, you must beat the Steelers

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer The fact that neither team has a winning record doesn't diminish one bit the intensity of the rivalry between the Ravens and Steelers. If it is not the most historic series in NFL history, it's as intense as any. Just listen to what John Harbaugh told ...

O’Hara leads Middle Tennessee past Marshall 24-13

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Asher O'Hara threw for 261 yards, ran for 76 yards and Jovante Moffatt had two interceptions and Middle Tennessee beat Marshall in a 24-13 win on Saturday. Middle Tennessee (2-3) never trailed in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Each squad exchanged ...

McElvain guides Northern Iowa past Youngstown State 21-14

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Redshirt freshman Will McElvain threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Weston, and Trevor Allen and Tyler Hoosman ran for scores, as Northern Iowa held off Youngstown State 21-14 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener between two ranked teams on ...

Ehlinger, No. 11 Texas look for another road win at WVU

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown is well versed on his offense's struggles to make impressive plays downfield. No. 11 Texas, with all its injuries in the secondary, will give the Mountaineers an opportunity to fix that problem Saturday, ...

No. 11 Longhorns head outside Texas for 1st time, face WVU

By The Associated Press undefined No. 11 Texas (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) at West Virginia (3-1, 1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC). Line: Texas by 10 1/2. Series record: West Virginia leads 5-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Longhorns have to keep their focus on this week with an Oct. 12 showdown ...

Just like dad: DL Dante, Darius Stills create sacks for WVU

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer The Stills family is once again creating problems on defense at West Virginia. Linemen Dante Stills and his older brother, Darius, are among the Big 12's sack leaders and they'll look to cause more disruption when Sam Ehlinger and No. 11 Texas take on the ...

Full Big 12 schedule will allow challengers to rise

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Finally, the Big 12 has a full slate of conference games this weekend. By Sunday, the league should have a pretty good idea of which teams are in the mix with Oklahoma and Texas for spots in the Big 12 championship game in December. The ...

New faces, same heat? New-look Steelers, Ravens set to clash

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger’s right arm is in a cast while he recovers from right elbow surgery. Joe Flacco is trying to keep the Denver Broncos afloat. Terrell Suggs is in Arizona. Time to see if the professional hatred that’s long been a ...

Hurdle fired, Reds beat Pirates 3-1 in season finale

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates will head into the offseason searching for a new voice after firing Clint Hurdle. The Cincinnati Reds may have found theirs during a season that offered tangible proof that years of rebuilding might finally be producing forward ...

Ridder throws 4 TDs, Cincinnati whips Marshall 52-14

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cincinnati started off slowly in its past two games and quarterback Desmond Ridder wanted to make sure that didn't happen against Marshall. Ridder threw a season-high four touchdown passes, three in the first half, and the Bearcats ...

Division II Charleston (WV) rallies past Valparaiso 19-13

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Tim McCutchen kicked four field goals, and his 20-yarder late in the third quarter gave Division II Charleston (West Virginia) the lead for the first time as the Golden Eagles held off winless Valparaiso Saturday. Valparaiso (0-4) took a 13-10 lead into intermission ...

West Virginia staring at tough October after 3-1 start

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer West Virginia coach Neal Brown has little time to gloat about a winning record and what went right in the initial third of the season with the toughest part of the schedule just ahead. How well the young Mountaineers play in October will help determine whether ...

No. 24 K-State into Big 12 opener undefeated under Klieman

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch on the fifth weekend of Big 12 Conference play: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 24 Kansas State at Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1 Big 12). The Wildcats have their first 3-0 start since 2015, and that season they lost their fourth game in a Big 12 ...

NCAA suspends response deadlines in hoops corruption cases

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is suspending its deadlines for schools to respond to charges levied by the governing body in the wake of college basketball's corruption scandal. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press in a public-records request, ...

Pats, Chiefs, Rams, Cowboys are top 4 in AP Pro32 poll

By SIMMI BUTTAR AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Through three weeks, the NFL's big four are as dominant as ever. The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys, all division winners last year, are undefeated so far and occupy the top four spots in ...

More big injuries wracking Texas secondary

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The injury news keeps getting worse for No. 11 Texas and its defense. Coach Tom Herman said Monday the Longhorns have lost two more starters in the secondary for several weeks after getting hurt in a conference-opening win over Oklahoma State: All-Big 12 safety Caden ...

Roethlisberger undergoes elbow surgery, plans 2020 return

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had surgery to repair his right elbow on Monday. Team spokesman Burt Lauten said Roethlisberger underwent the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ...

5 takeaways not enough for Steelers in Rudolph’s 1st start

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mason Rudolph delivered two big plays in his first career start in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger. Rudolph and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense couldn't do much of anything outside of those two long ...

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown went on a Twitter rant on his first NFL Sunday without a team, announcing he was done for good with the league that exiled him. Even though, he claimed, it had been more lenient toward others facing allegations of sexual ...