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West Virginia Sports

McCusker drives in 4 to lead Oklahoma St. past W. Virginia

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carson McCusker went 3-for-4 with a home run and drove in four runs and Justin Campbell went 3-for-4 with three RBI and No. 4-seed Oklahoma State jumped eighth-seed West Virginia early in a 12-2 win on Friday. Campbell drove in three runs in the first with a double down ...

West Virginia’s Jackson Wolf strikes out 7 in complete game

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jackson Wolf struck out seven in his first career complete game and No. 8 seed West Virginia beat top-seeded Texas 5-1 on Wednesday in the Big 12 Tournament. West Virginia (25-25) had just eight conference wins this season — with two coming against Texas to close the ...

Scott’s walk-off walk helps WVU rally, beat Kansas 8-7

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) — Victor Scott drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning and No. 8 seed West Virginia rallied to beat ninth-seeded Kansas 8-7 on Tuesday night in the loser-out opening game of the Big 12 Tournament. West Virginia (24-25) plays No. 1 seed Texas on ...

Marshall wins first-ever College Cup 1-0 over Indiana in OT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Jamil Roberts scored in the 98th minute and Marshall beat Indiana to win its first-ever College Cup championship 1-0 in overtime Monday night. Marshall's fans rushed the field following Roberts' game-winner. The Thundering Herd became the first unseeded team to win a ...

WVU’s Derek Culver signs with agent, will enter NBA draft

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — All-Big 12 forward Derek Culver has decided to skip his senior season at West Virginia to enter the NBA draft. Culver announced Monday night on Instagram that he has signed with an agent. Culver was named to the all-Big 12 first team as a junior. The 6-foot-10 ...

Big 12 spring sees unexpected changes at Texas and Kansas

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer When Texas finished with consecutive lopsided victories last December, it seemed that coach Tom Herman would be back for a fifth season despite again falling short of a Big 12 title. There was no reason to think Les Miles would be gone from Kansas, even ...

WVU defensive lineman Jeffery Pooler plans to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia defensive lineman Jeffery Pooler plans to transfer. Pooler announced his intentions Wednesday on Twitter to enter the NCAA transfer portal. Pooler had 23 tackles with three sacks last season and made 17 starts in 38 career games. He earned a bachelor's ...

Some Big 12 players expected to impact their teams in 2021

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some Big 12 Conference players expected to have impact seasons for their teams in 2021: BAYLOR Nose tackle Siaki Ika, sophomore. The LSU transfer played in 13 games as part of a rotation at nose tackle and had 17 tackles as a true freshman on the Tigers' ...

West Virginia coach Neal Brown gets 2-year extension

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown has received a two-year contract extension through the 2026 season, athletic director Shane Lyons announced Thursday. Brown has coached the Mountaineers to an 11-11 record in his first two seasons, including a 6-4 mark in 2020. He had ...

West Virginia signs DePaul grad transfer Pauly Paulicap

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has added DePaul forward Pauly Paulicap as a graduate transfer. Coach Bob Huggins announced Paulicap's signing Thursday. The 6-foot-8 Paulicap will bring defensive help to the Mountaineers, who ranked eighth in the Big 12 in scoring defense at 72 ...

Arrieta makes triumphant return as Cubs beat Pirates 5-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then ...

Baylor, Houston a matchup of programs on the rebound

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The redemption journeys involving Houston coach Kelvin Sampson and the Baylor program he faces at the Final Four on Saturday have roots in far-from-comforting places — courtrooms, prison cells, the NCAA compliance office. They are ...

Oklahoma St star freshman Cade Cunningham to enter NBA draft

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham used to see superstars when he watched NBA players. Now, he sees opponents. They soon will see him, too. Cunningham announced Thursday that he will enter the NBA draft after a dynamic freshman season for Oklahoma ...

West Virginia guard Taz Sherman to enter NBA draft process

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Taz Sherman plans to enter the NBA draft process. Sherman announced his intentions Sunday on Twitter, saying he will leave open the option of returning to school for a final season. Sherman joins fellow guard Sean McNeil in declaring for the ...

WVU’s Matthews joins McCabe is announcing plans to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews is planning to transfer. The junior announced his decision Thursday on Twitter. Matthews joins guard Jordan McCabe, who announced earlier this week that he was entering the transfer portal. In addition, junior guard Sean McNeil ...

West Virginia safety Tykee Smith entering transfer portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia safety Tykee Smith is entering the transfer portal. Smith announced his decision Wednesday night on Twitter. Smith was an Associated Press third team all-American as a sophomore last season, when he was fourth on the Mountaineers with 61 tackles. He ...

WVU’s McNeil entering NBA Draft, McCabe to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Sean McNeil is entering his name in this year's NBA Draft but leaving open the possibility to return to the Mountaineers, while teammate Jordan McCabe has announced his plans to transfer. Both players announced their decisions Tuesday on ...

West Virginia hires Kirk Ciarrocca as offensive analyst

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Penn State and Minnesota offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca has been hired as an offensive analyst at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced Ciarrocca's hiring Tuesday. Ciarrocca spent last season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks ...

Gondrezick leads No. 17 WVa women past Lehigh 77-53

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Once West Virginia started running, the Mountaineers couldn't be stopped. Kysre Gondrezick scored seven of her 26 points in a game-breaking 16-0 run to close the third quarter and No. 17 West Virginia raced past Lehigh 77-53 in the opening round of the women's NCAA ...

Buddy Boeheim gets dad back to Sweet 16 as Syracuse tops WVU

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Buddy Boeheim kept shooting, carrying his Hall of Fame father and 11th-seeded Syracuse back into the Sweet 16. The Orange, a top program for four decades under Jim Boeheim, once again showed they're just as dangerous as an NCAA ...