West Virginia Sports

New Big 12 coaches busy on signing day; OU, Texas all set

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma and Texas each had only one spot to fill in their top-10 recruiting classes. The four Big 12 schools with new coaches were a bit busier Wednesday. New Kansas coach Les Miles added nine players in the second signing ...

Big 12 events receive approval for sponsorship increase

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City event sponsorship committee is distributing more funds for Big 12 Conference events this year than in the past. The Convention and Visitors Bureau's event sponsorship committee on Feb. 1 approved an increase in subsidies for Big 12 women's basketball to ...

Blake Seiler named defensive assistant at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Blake Seiler has been hired as an assistant coach on defense at West Virginia. Coach Neal Brown announced Seiler's hiring Tuesday. Seiler spent 10 seasons at Kansas State, including last season as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. The Wildcats ranked ...

McElhinney, Hurricanes shut down Penguins 4-0

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Curtis McElhinney's been doing this a long time. More than a decade into his well-traveled NHL career, the Carolina Hurricanes goaltender understands how things tighten up after the All-Star break. His team scrambling for a spot in the ...

No. 18 Texas Tech routs cold-shooting West Virginia 81-50

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kept making plays and scoring points while West Virginia went more than 15 minutes without a field goal in the first half. The No. 18 Red Raiders were well on their way to another big Monday win, this time 81-50 to match their most lopsided Big 12 victory in ...

Knapper leads WVU over Oklahoma 79-71

By JOHN LOWE, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — On a day where a groundhog predicted an early spring, West Virginia basketball fans got the opposite, a little sun shine. While Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on a cloudy day in Pennsylvania, Brandon Knapper came off the bench ...

Elmore has career-best 44 as Marshall stops skid, beats UTEP

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore made almost half of Marshall's field goals as he totaled a career-high 44 points to help the Thundering Herd get past UTEP 91-86 on Thursday night and halt a three-game skid. Elmore was 14 of 23 from the floor to fall just short of dropping in half of ...

Bob Friend, pitched most innings for Pirates, dies at 88

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bob Friend, who pitched more innings than anyone in Pittsburgh Pirates history, died Sunday. He was 88. The Pirates said Friend died at his home in Pittsburgh. Friend holds the Pirates record for innings (3,480 1/3), starts (477) and strikeouts (1,682). The right-hander ...

No. 20 Iowa State rolls past West Virginia 93-68

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's Lindell Wigginton leapt into the lane to steal a pass, sprinted down the court and got fouled. He then casually flipped the ball underhanded toward the basket from 30 feet — and found the bottom of the net. It was that kind ...

No. 1 Vols beat West Virginia 83-66 for 14th straight win

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lamonte' Turner made the most of a rare start for Tennessee. Turner scored 23 points and the top-ranked Volunteers held West Virginia scoreless for a 9 1/2-minute stretch Saturday on its way to an 83-66 victory. The 21-year-old ...