West Virginia Sports

Reynolds keeps rookie run going as Pirates top Rangers 7-5

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Bryan Reynolds is closing in on teammate Gregory Polanco for a little piece of Pittsburgh Pirates history. Polanco is enjoying the view. Reynolds kept up his impressive start, hitting a three-run double as the Pirates ...

West Virginia 2019-20 nonleague schedule has 7 home dates

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will play seven men's nonconference basketball games at home next season. WVU announced the nonconference portion of its schedule Monday. The Mountaineers open the 2019-20 season at home against Akron on Nov. 8. After playing at Pittsburgh Nov. 15, WVU ...

West Virginia WR Marcus Simms enters NCAA transfer portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms is looking to transfer. The school confirmed Monday that Simms has put his name into the NCAA's transfer portal. Rather than play for new head coach Neal Brown after Dana Holgorsen left for Houston, Simms wrote Sunday on ...

Panthers draft local QB Will Grier to backup Newton

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers didn't have to look far to find Cam Newton's backup. Turns out he was just down the street. Carolina selected West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, who grew in the Charlotte area and cheered on the Panthers as a ...

Potential exists for West Virginia’s most productive draft

By BOB HERTZEL CNHI Sports MORGANTOWN -- Write the names down, because over the next three days you figure to hear a lot of them. Will Grier. David Sills V. Gary Jennings Jr. Yodny Cajuste. David Long Jr. Trevon Wesco. They are expected to be the six West Virginia players selected in ...

Roethlisberger, 37, to remain with Steelers through 2021

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it. The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl ...

WVU’s Simmons has potential for big season

By The Associated Press Some of the Big 12 Conference players who could have breakout seasons and be impact players in 2019: WEST VIRGINIA WR T.J. Simmons, junior. An Alabama transfer, Simmons was fourth on the team last season as a sophomore with 28 catches for 341 yards and takes over the ...

Bigtime Big 12 turnover with 4 new head coaches this spring

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Never before has the Big 12 had such a big turnover in head football coaches. Not even when the conference had more teams. Four of the 10 Big 12 teams went through spring drills with new coaches. They still have more time to get acclimated before the ...

Tucker homers in debut, Pirates top Giants 3-1 in 5 innings

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cole Tucker's day began with him frantically packing up what he could in his Indianapolis apartment in the middle of the night, grabbing a 5 a.m. flight to Pittsburgh with fellow Pirates call-up Bryan Reynolds and trying not to be overwhelmed ...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for ...