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West Virginia Sports

West Virginia Golf Association exec Ullman joins LIV Golf

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Brad Ullman has stepped down as executive director of the West Virginia Golf Association to become tournament director for LIV Golf. The WVGA announced Ullman's departure on Thursday. LIV Golf, the Saudi-funded rival league to the PGA Tour, will hold a tournament in ...

Blaine Stewart, son of former coach, named WVU assistant

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Blaine Stewart has been named tight ends coach at West Virginia. Coach Neal Brown announced Stewart's hiring Friday. Stewart is the son of the late Bill Stewart, who was head coach of the Mountaineers from 2008-10. "Blaine Stewart is no stranger to West Virginia ...

Chad Scott named offensive coordinator at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Chad Scott has been named offensive coordinator at West Virginia. Coach Neal Brown announced Scott's promotion Monday. Scott was West Virginia's run game coordinator last season. He replaces Graham Harrell, who was hired for the same position at Purdue. Scott enters ...

West Virginia hires DeMarr Johnson as assistant coach

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has hired DerMarr Johnson as an assistant coach. Huggins announced Johnson's hiring Monday. It comes after associate coach Larry Harrison was fired last week. Johnson most recently was director of player development at ...

West Virginia parts ways with associate coach Larry Harrison

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Associate head coach Larry Harrison has left West Virginia with the Mountaineers off to an 0-4 start in Big 12 play, the school announced Thursday. WVU said in a news release that it had parted ways with Harrison. The statement did not elaborate on Harrison's ...

Dick, Wilson, Adams lead No. 3 Kansas over WVU 76-62

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 3 Kansas came out of the gate solidly for once in a Big 12 game. Freshman Gradey Dick scored 16 points, Jalen Wilson had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Jayhawks rode a hot start to a 76-62 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night. Kansas (14-1, 3-0 Big ...

West Virginia can keep transgender sports ban, judge says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's ban on transgender athletes competing in female school sports is constitutional and can remain in place, a federal judge ruled Thursday. "I recognize that being transgender is natural and is not a choice," U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Goodwin ...

Coastal Carolina visits Marshall following Kinsey’s 22-point performance

Marshall hosts the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers after Taevion Kinsey scored 22 points in Marshall's 81-76 loss to the Georgia Southern Eagles. Saturday's meeting is the first this season between the two teams. Marshall is 1-2 against the Sun Belt, and Coastal Carolina is 1-2 against conference ...

Oklahoma State plays No. 24 West Virginia following Thompson’s 23-point game

Oklahoma State hosts the No. 24 West Virginia Mountaineers after Bryce Thompson scored 23 points in Oklahoma State's 69-67 loss to the Kansas Jayhawks. The teams play Monday for the first time this season. Oklahoma State is 0-1 against the Big 12, and West Virginia is 0-1 against conference ...

Kansas State rallies, beats No. 24 West Virginia 82-76 in OT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Markquis Nowell had a game-high 23 points and 10 assists, Keyontae Johnson scored 18, and Abayomi Iyiola added a career-best 14 points as Kansas State rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat No. 24 West Virginia 82-76 in overtime in the Big 12 opener for both teams on ...

Appalachian State visits Marshall after Taylor’s 22-point outing

Marshall faces the Appalachian State Mountaineers after Andrew Taylor scored 22 points in Marshall's 99-73 victory against the Glenville State Pioneers. The teams play Thursday for the first time this season. Marshall is 0-0 against the Sun Belt, and Appalachian State is 0-0 against conference ...

Kathy Whitworth, winningest golfer in history, dies at 83

Kathy Whitworth set a benchmark in golf no one has ever touched, whether it was Sam Snead or Tiger Woods, Mickey Wright or Annika Sorenstam. Her 88 victories are the most by any player on a single professional tour. Whitworth, whose LPGA Tour victories spanned nearly a quarter-century and who ...

West Virginia honors Huggins with 96-78 win over Buffalo

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) — Erik Stevenson scored a season-high 22 points, Jimmy Bell Jr. had a double-double, and West Virginia celebrated Bob Huggins Hall of Fame Day by defeating Buffalo 96-78 on Sunday. With 925 wins, Huggins is third all-time in Division I behind Mike Krzyzewski and Jim ...

WVU rifle team receives $1M gift from family of supporters

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's rifle team has received a $1 million gift from a family of longtime supporters of the university's athletic programs, the athletic department announced Thursday. The gift from the Hayhurst family, which will go through the nonprofit WVU ...

Walker leads UAB against West Virginia

UAB visits the West Virginia Mountaineers after Jordan Walker scored 30 points in the Blazers' 76-68 win against the South Alabama Jaguars. The teams square off Saturday for the first time this season. West Virginia is 4-0 at home, and UAB is 0-0 on the road. UAB Blazers (7-1) at West ...

After AD hired, West Virginia gives Brown another chance

West Virginia football coach Neal Brown will keep his job for the time being, a decision made Wednesday soon after new athletic director Wren Baker's hiring was announced. Brown has a 22-25 record, the worst four-year stretch at West Virginia since the football team went 17-27 under Frank ...

Marshall hosts Akron following Johnson’s 21-point game

Akron visits the Marshall Thundering Herd after Tavari Johnson scored 21 points in the Zips' 62-58 loss to the Nevada Wolf Pack. The teams play Wednesday for the first time this season. Marshall is 4-0 at home, and Akron is 0-0 on the road. Akron Zips (3-3) at Marshall Thundering Herd ...

Anderson’s 2 long TD runs help W. Virginia top Oklahoma St.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Jaylen Anderson ran for 155 yards and two touchdowns, and West Virginia defeated Oklahoma State 24-19 on Saturday afternoon. Anderson, a redshirt freshman, had rushed for 120 yards all season before the game. But he broke loose for touchdown runs of 54 and 57 yards ...

Baldwin leads No. 13 NC State women past WV 78-40

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — River Baldwin had 18 points with 11 rebounds, Diamond Johnson had 16 points with four 3-pointers, and No. 13 North Carolina State cruised to a 78-40 win over West Virginia on Friday in the Cancun Classic. It was the second career double-double for Baldwin, the first ...