West Virginia Sports

West Virginia, press defense in between Gonzaga and Elite 8

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — No. 4 seed West Virginia (28-8) vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga (34-1) Sweet 16, West region; San Jose, California; 7:39 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: The Bulldogs make their eighth Sweet 16 appearance during a run of 19 straight tournament trips. They have lost in five of the ...

Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball. That put the madness back in March and should carry over into a regional round filled with great ...

Preliminary approval given to $208.7 million NCAA settlement

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer About 40,000 college football and basketball players will not need to submit a claim to receive a portion of the $208.7 million the NCAA will pay to settle a federal class-action lawsuit that claimed the value of their athletic scholarships was ...

West Virginia guards getting it done in NCAA Tournament

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Just in time, West Virginia's Bob Huggins is getting the most out of his top three guards. Jevon Carter, Daxter Miles Jr. and Tarik Phillip were terrific on offense in a win over Notre Dame on Saturday that propelled the Mountaineers into the Sweet 16 of the ...

WVU rifle team to show off NCAA rifle trophy at open house

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia rifle team is showing off its NCAA championship trophy at an open house. WVU says in a news release that fans can greet coach Jon Hammond and his team on Tuesday evening at the WVU Rifle Range in Morgantown. The Mountaineers won their fifth ...

Students set to compete in archery tournament in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The 12th annual state Archery in the Schools Tournament is set for this week. The Division of Natural Resources says in a news release the tournament will be held Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center. Students from 51 schools and groups will compete. Admission is ...

Maryland cruises past West Virginia 83-56 into Sweet 16

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland was already enjoying a heck of a second quarter when Destiny Slocum scrambled in position to take a buzzer-beating shot. Squaring up from just outside the opposite arc, Slocum stretched both arms behind her head and let ...

Mountaineers clinch Sweet 16 berth with win over Notre Dame

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Don't be fooled by the Mountaineers referring to themselves as "Press" Virginia as a result of their relentless defensive pressure. This team can score. Led by Jevon Carter's 24 points, the Mountaineers outshot the Fighting Irish in an ...

Maryland women host Big 12 champs West Virginia in NCAAs

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Brionna Jones remembers walking off the court, inconsolable after Maryland's premature exit from the NCAA Tournament. Jones was a junior last year when the Terrapins were striving to make a third straight appearance in the Final ...

Horton leads Fairmont Senior to 2nd straight boys AA title

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tavon Horton scored 16 points and Fairmont Senior used a 14-4 run in the final 2:50 to beat Chapmanville 59-54 for its second straight Class AA championship Saturday. Fairmont Senior swept the state basketball titles. The girls team beat Bluefield a week ago for its ...