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Virus forces West Virginia to push back basketball workouts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has postponed the start of men's basketball workouts for two weeks after five players and one staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced Sunday. The workouts were scheduled to start on Monday. The decision was made in ...

Kentucky adds UAB, Marshall to men’s basketball schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has added UAB and Marshall to its nonconference men's basketball schedule next season. Kentucky announced on its athletics website Tuesday that the Wildcats will host UAB on Dec. 6 and Marshall on Dec. 29. UAB will play at Kentucky for the second straight ...

West Virginia DC Koenning on leave after player accusations

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave after a player alleged in a social media post that the assistant coach made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. West Virginia athletic director Shane ...

Virus forces team of ex-WVU players to withdraw from tourney

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A team of former West Virginia University players has withdrawn from a summer tournament after one of the athletes tested positive for the coronavirus. Best Virginia said in a statement Monday that the team learn of the confirmed case last week when it started ...

West Virginia football player tests positive for coronavirus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A football player at West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said Monday on the first day of voluntary workouts. The school's athletic department said in a statement that contact tracing identified other football players who could have been ...

World TeamTennis plans to have fans at West Virginia matches

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer If World TeamTennis gets its way, Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens could be among the first tennis players to compete in front of fans after the coronavirus pandemic prompted lockdowns around the globe. WTT said Tuesday it is planning to ...

Riders flock to reopened West Virginia ATV trails system

GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — Riders packed a vast network of all-terrain vehicle trails in southern West Virginia on the first weekend the system was allowed to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. The eight trail networks that make up the more than 700-mile Hatfield-McCoy system were open for ...

WVU Coliseum selling old seats ahead of remodeling

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is selling off the old WVU Coliseum seats before installing new ones later this year, the college said this week. WVU basketball season ticket holders can buy their own seats for $100 and the general public can get them for $150. The ...

Kansas’ Azubuike AP Big 12 player of year, Drew top coach

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year, with the 7-foot senior averaging a double-double for the regular season conference champion and top-ranked Jayhawks. Azubuike and Kansas sophomore guard Devon Dotson were the ...

Division II Shepherd reinstates men’s, women’s cross-country

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Division II Shepherd University is reinstating men's and women's cross-country as varsity sports next fall. Shepherd Vice President for Athletics Chauncey Winbush made the announcement Tuesday. Shepherd last competed in cross -country in 2003. Shepherd, located ...

West Virginia man celebrates 35 years as exhibition archer

By JOHN MCCOY, The Charleston Gazette-Mail undefined CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-five years ago, a tall, skinny teenager stepped in front of a crowd at Milton's inaugural West Virginia Pumpkin Festival and, with bow and arrow, shot targets tossed into the air. That was the first time ...

Doolittle has 19 points, Oklahoma beats No. 20 West Virginia

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kristian Doolittle and Oklahoma are giving the NCAA Tournament selection committee a good reason to pencil them into the bracket. Doolittle scored 19 points two days after surgery to repair a broken nose and Oklahoma boosted its ...

Big 12 bubble teams have chance to help resume this weekend

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND There are two intriguing games in the Big 12 on Saturday that feature teams that are likely locks for the NCAA Tournament against teams that have some work to do. The first ...

No. 2 Baylor women clinch share of 10th straight B12 title

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor is accustomed to Big 12 regular season women's championships. For Te'a Cooper, it's her first. Cooper scored 17 points and No. 2 Baylor clinched a share of its 10th consecutive league regular-season title with a 64-39 victory ...

Huggins ties Smith at 879 as No. 17 WVU beats Oklahoma State

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a better time being around North Carolina great Dean Smith than talking about tying him on the career wins list. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma ...

Dontae Wright hired as outside LB coach at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dontae Wright has been hired as outside linebackers coach at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced Wright's hiring Tuesday. Wright spent the past two seasons as safeties coach at Western Michigan. Among his other coaching stops were at Tennessee ...

Charleston to host part of national basketball tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's capital city is set to host a leg of the annual The Basketball Tournament this summer. The tournament's regional locations were announced Tuesday with games scheduled in the Charleston Coliseum July 24-26. The single-elimination tournament pits ...

Moretti, Texas Tech top K-State 69-62, stay in 3rd in Big 12

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti flinched as a pass the Texas Tech guard wasn't expecting glanced off his back and bounced toward Kansas State's Cartier Diarra. When Diarra tried to get too fancy with the ensuing breakaway dunk and clanged a windmill attempt off the rim, Moretti made the ...

No. 3 Kansas scores final 9 points, beats No. 14 WVU 58-49

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas caught West Virginia in a rare late lapse at home. Devon Dotson scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime, Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points during a second-half burst and the third-ranked Jayhawks finished the game with a ...

West Virginia backup QB Trey Lowe plans to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia backup quarterback Trey Lowe said he plans to play elsewhere as a graduate transfer this fall. Lowe announced his intentions Thursday on Twitter. Lowe, who saw limited action in six games last fall, said he will graduate from West Virginia this ...