West Virginia Sports

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 ...

Grier leads No. 17 West Virginia past Tennessee 40-14

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It isn't in Will Grier's nature to panic. So two dropped touchdown passes, a 10-minute drive by the opposing offense and an hour-long weather delay at halftime weren't about to distract the West Virginia senior quarterback on ...

Green leads Marshall to 35-28 win over Miami (Ohio)

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Isaiah Green threw for two touchdowns as Marshall beat Miami (Ohio) 35-28 on Saturday in a season opener for both teams. Green had 272 yards passing for the Thundering Herd. Anthony Anderson ran for two touchdowns and Keion Davis led the ground game with 76 yards and a ...

West Virginia QB Grier, WR Sills ready for run at Big 12

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills worked well together at West Virginia last year, right down to announcements a few days apart that they'd return for their senior seasons. Rather than wondering what might have been ...

Different tone of talk about Texas Tech’s defense in Big 12

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Kliff Kingsbury knows all about players wanting to go to Texas Tech to be part of a big-play, high-scoring offense. He was one, a quarterback who passed for a lot of yards and touchdowns as a three-year starter long before becoming the Red Raiders ...

No. 17 West Virginia faces Tennessee; Vols start Pruitt era

By The Associated Press No. 17 West Virginia (7-6 last season) vs. Tennessee (4-8) at Charlotte, North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS). Line: West Virginia by 10 Series record: First meeting WHAT'S AT STAKE? West Virginia wants to live up to its preseason ranking, launch QB Will Grier's ...

Cornelius throws 5 TDs in 1st start; Oklahoma St. rolls

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius' stat line in his first career start was something to be proud of. Cowboys coach Mike Gundy thought it could have been even better. Cornelius passed for 295 yards and five touchdowns to ...

Steelers defense takes step forward in preseason tuneup

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The matchup was a mismatch. And it ended predictably: with Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Heyward shedding Tennessee Titans rookie guard Aaron Stinnie and driving quarterback Blaine Gabbert into the ground. Heyward ...

Love, Oliver, Grier lead AP Preseason All-America team

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback ...