West Virginia Sports

Grier throws 4 TDs, No. 14 WVU beats Youngstown State 52-17

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Gary Jennings slammed the door on all those jokes at his expense about his lack of scoring a year ago. The senior is more than making up for it so far in 2018. Jennings caught three touchdown passes from Will Grier to ...

Green throws 3 TDs, Marshall whips Eastern Kentucky, 32-16

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Isaiah Green passed for 278 yards and three touchdowns and Marshall doubled up FCS Eastern Kentucky in its home opener, 32-16 on Saturday night. The game between former rivals is the first meeting since 1992. The Colonels punted twice before Marshall got its offense ...

Big 12’s older QBs include a 5th-year, 1st-time starter

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Taylor Cornelius something of a dinosaur, and not because his starting quarterback's 23rd birthday is coming up the day after the Cowboys play their third game of the season. Cornelius arrived on campus as a ...

No. 14 West Virginia to work on depth vs. FCS Youngstown St.

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 14 West Virginia has the opportunity to shore up its depth with a Championship Subdivision opponent looming and the Big 12 opener just two weeks away. The defense in particular could use a few more linebackers as the Mountaineers ...

No. 14 West Virginia’s Grier-Sills show set for home opener

By The Associated Press Youngstown State (0-1) at No. 14 West Virginia (1-0), 6 p.m. ET (AT&T SportsNet) Line: No line. Series record: West Virginia leads 2-0 WHAT'S AT STAKE? West Virginia is looking for its 15th straight win in a home opener and ways to shore up its depth, especially ...

Luplow hits tiebreaking HR, Pirates beat Marlins 5-3

By ALAN SAUNDERS, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — When veteran pitcher Chris Archer faltered and regular right fielder Gregory Polanco left a game Friday night against Miami with an injury, Pittsburgh turned to the kids to get the job done. Kevin Kramer recorded his first major league ...

Steelers RB Bell a no-show as opener vs. Browns looms

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the-field distractions they couldn't seem to shake in 2017. So much for that. While the two-time defending AFC North champions hit the practice field on Monday ...

West Virginia’s Charlie Benton hurts knee, season over

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia linebacker Charlie Benton will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Coach Dana Holgorsen said during a Big 12 coaches conference call Monday that Benton will have season-ending surgery. The junior college transfer injured his left knee in the ...

Votto gets fan’s shirt, vote; Reds get 5-1 loss vs Pirates

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — This trade was too good for Joey Votto to turn down. The Cincinnati Reds star first baseman spotted a fan sitting along the first base line Monday at PNC Park wearing a T-shirt that read "Votto for President." It was from a Nike ...

West Virginia coordinator: People don’t respect our defense

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is determined that his unit will not be the weak link in what has the potential to be a special season for the 17th-ranked Mountaineers. His guys are off to a promising start. The ...