West Virginia Sports

Jung Ho Kang stays with Pirates for $3M, 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang is staying with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh and the third baseman agreed Thursday to a $3 million, one-year contract that includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses. The deal was announced a week after Pittsburgh declined a $5.5 million club option for ...

No. 7 West Virginia tries to stay in 1st in Big 12 vs. TCU

By The Associated Press TCU (4-5, 2-4 Big 12) at No. 7 West Virginia (7-1, 5-1, No. 9 CFP), noon EST (FS1) Line: West Virginia by 11½. Series record: TCU leads 4-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? West Virginia is tied for first place with Oklahoma and can move a step closer to a berth in the Big 12 ...

Old-time football: West Virginia team brings back dropkick

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Ruan Venter learned how to dropkick playing rugby in his native South Africa and sometimes would do it for fun during football practices at NCAA Division II Shepherd University in West Virginia. Until a couple weeks ago, he wouldn't have fathomed ...

No. 7 Mountaineers like the view from on top of the Big 12

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — West Virginia likes this view: The Mountaineers are tied with Oklahoma for first place in the Big 12 Conference with three games left in the regular season. The Sooners have seen this view before, but it's a whole new world for West ...

AP Top 25: West Virginia up to 7 after 10 ranked teams lose

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer No. 7 West Virginia re-entered the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll after another weekend in which the number of ranked teams losing reached double digits. Unanimous No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame remained ...

West Virginia State University to name street for Earl Lloyd

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is honoring Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game. The university will name a street on campus after Lloyd, who played professionally in the 1950s. The Nov. 9 ceremony will take place in the lobby of the D. Stephen ...

AP panel rates LA Rams’ offensive line as best in NFL; Steelers 3rd

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer Todd Gurley is touted as an MVP contender. Jared Goff ranks among the top QBs in yardage and TD throws. Sean McVay already owns one NFL Coach of the Year award. Here are some lesser-known names that are also a big part of why the Los Angeles Rams are ...

Texas finally in a November Big 12 title hunt

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After years of being a late-season afterthought, Texas coach Tom Herman wanted the Longhorns to be competing for a Big 12 title in November. Texas is right where he wanted, with a key matchup against West Virginia up next. The No. 12 ...

Grier, West Virginia set for Top 25 Big 12 matchup at Texas

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer A mangled finger. A season ended. Will Grier sees a matchup with No. 15 Texas not as a chance for redemption against a team he was injured against a year ago, but rather the next opportunity for No. 12 West Virginia as it tries to reach the Big 12 championship ...

Top 25 includes 4 teams that missed NCAA field last year

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer The preseason rankings suggest next season's NCAA Tournament could feature plenty of new faces. The AP Top 25 includes four teams that failed to reach last year's big dance: No. 14 Oregon, No. 18 Mississippi State, No. 23 LSU and No. 25 Washington. In last ...