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West Virginia Sports

Doege, RBs shine, West Virginia beats E. Kentucky 56-10

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrett Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield gave West Virginia's running game a lift it hadn't seen in quite some time, and the Mountaineers beat Eastern Kentucky 56-10 Saturday. Brown and Sinkfield both ...

West Virginia suspends 11 for opener; bans not tied to virus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia suspended 11 players for its season opener Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Coach Neal Brown announced the suspensions Saturday before the Mountaineers played at home against Eastern Kentucky. The school would not specify what the ...

Big 12 to implement rapid COVID-19 tests day before games

By The Associated Press . The Big 12 announced Friday it has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the day before competition on players, coaches and staff. The partnership with Virtual Care for Families calls for a testing program that will ...

Jarret Doege named starting quarterback at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarret Doege will get the start at quarterback when West Virginia opens the season next week, coach Neal Brown said Thursday night. Doege, a junior, beat out senior Austin Kendall in preseason camp, Brown said on his statewide radio show. "We had a long quarterback ...

Marshall rolls 59-0 in dazzling debut for QB Wells

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Grant Wells threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns to set and tie school records for a debut quarterback and Marshall rolled past Eastern Kentucky 59-0 on Saturday in both teams' season opener. Wells, a redshirt freshman, was 16-of-23 passing with his 307 yards ...

Ben’s back and the Steelers believe the playoffs are, too

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger explored all of his options last winter while his surgically repaired right elbow healed. He could have walked off into the sunset with his wife and three children and not endured a lengthy and not particularly fun rehab. ...

Marshall to allow fans at home football games

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University announced Tuesday that it will allow fans to attend its home football games under a reduced capacity during the coronavirus pandemic. Fans who purchased season tickets will be relocated throughout Marshall's stadium to comply with social ...

West Virginia high school games to limit attendance

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Attendance at West Virginia high school football games will be limited to family members of players and coaches during the first few weeks of the season. The Secondary School Activities Commission released guidelines Friday for sports competitions and ...

Fans welcomed to World TeamTennis matches in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Tennys Sandgren celebrated a game-clinching point in pandemic-appropriate fashion, retrieving the ball himself in the absence of ball kids, and exchanging an awkward fist-to-elbow bump with a teammate as the World TeamTennis ...

RB Hubbard tabbed Big 12’s preseason top offensive player

By The Associated Press undefined Oklahoma State junior running back Chuba Hubbard has been picked as the Big 12 preseason offensive player of the year, only weeks after the NCAA rushing leader lashed out at coach Mike Gundy and suggested he might boycott the Cowboys program. West Virginia ...

Marshall QB Isaiah Green enters transfer portal

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall quarterback Isaiah Green is looking to transfer less than two months before the scheduled start of the season. Marshall's athletic department said in a statement that Green has put his name into the NCAA's transfer database. Green completed 57% of his pass ...

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 ...