West Virginia Sports

West Virginia signs forward Oscar Tshiebwe

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Forward Oscar Tshiebwe has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at West Virginia next season. Coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of the 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe on Monday. Huggins says Tshiebwe is an elite rebounder and will give the Mountaineers "a force ...

Virginia Tech, Marshall agree to possible game on Dec. 1

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech and Marshall have agreed to play on Dec. 1 if the Hokies need an additional victory to become bowl eligible. The schools made the announcement Sunday, saying the game will take place only if Virginia Tech (4-6) beats Virginia on Friday. It would be played ...

Steelers rally to stun Jaguars in final seconds, 20-16

By The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit ...

AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for 1st time since 1996; WVU No. 12

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Army is ranked for the first time since 1996, moving into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 on Sunday as it begins preparations to face rival Navy. The Black Knights (9-2) have been edging toward the Top 25 in recent weeks, and ...

Cornelius leads Oklahoma St. past No. 7 West Virginia, 45-41

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius was nearly flawless against Oklahoma last week, only to misfire on a 2-point conversion pass to Tylan Wallace in a one-point loss. On Saturday, the connection worked. Cornelius threw a ...

4 Big 12 contenders, 4 QBs accustomed to winning

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer Four teams fighting for two spots in the Big 12 championship game are led by quarterbacks who've proven they can take over a game. Oklahoma's Kyler Murray, West Virginia's Will Grier, Iowa State's Brock Purdy and Sam Ehlinger of Texas have been impressive and ...

WVU Tops Monmouth, 71-53

Esa Ahmad had 16 points on Thursday night and Sagaba Konate added 14 with eight rebounds and four blocks to help West Virginia beat Monmouth 71-53 in the opening round of the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The Mountaineers (1-1) will play Western Kentucky in the semifinals Friday. Konate ...

UMass, led by Weirton native Ross Comis, to face No. 5 Georgia

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In Mark Whipple's two stints as the UMass coach covering 11 years and time spent in FCS and FBS, No. 5 Georgia is his pick as the Minutemen's toughest opponent. Whipple says he didn't even have to pass along that opinion to his ...

WVU set to face Monmouth in Myrtle Beach Invitational

Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with 4 games CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with St. Joseph's against Wake Forest. That is the first of four games in the day's first round for the eight-team field, which includes two power-conference ...

Cincinnati prep guard signs to play at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Guard Miles McBride has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at West Virginia. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced McBride's signing Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 McBride is a senior at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati. He played just two games as ...