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West Virginia Sports

West Virginia opens 2020 football season vs. Florida St.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will open the 2020 football season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Florida State and have three home games in September. The Big 12 released the Mountaineers' schedule Tuesday. West Virginia will play the Seminoles on Sept. 5 in Atlanta. The ...

Hurts scores 5 TDs, Sooners roll past West Virginia 52-14

By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — After No. 5 Oklahoma downed rival Texas last week, coach Lincoln Riley said a true test for the Sooners would be how they bounced back from that emotional game to face West Virginia as the heavy favorite. Riley was pleased with the ...

Jarry makes 27 saves, Penguins rout Jets 7-2

By The Associated Press undefined WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Zach Aston-Reese, Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel each had two goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Dominik Simon also scored and Aston-Reese also had an assist for the Penguins. ...

Steelers’ Conner scores 2 TDs, Hodges wins first start

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh's Devlin Hodges walked into the stadium properly attired for his first NFL start. He was wearing a T-shirt with a duck on it that read "I'm The Boss," befitting his nickname and quiet confidence. The rookie quarterback directed ...

Frosh RB Hall leads Iowa State over West Virginia 38-14

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Breece Hall may have given Iowa State the dependable option at running back the Cyclones have been looking for since star David Montgomery left. The freshman rushed for 132 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Iowa State to a 38-14 ...

Iowa State leaning on QB Brock Purdy in run game

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has been searching for a primary ball carrier all season. The Cyclones might have found their guy in quarterback Brock Purdy. Purdy gave Iowa State (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) the boost it was looking for in its ground game last week ...

Heinola, inexperienced D lead Jets past Penguins, 4-1

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The youngest member of an inexperienced Winnipeg Jets defensive unit led the way to a big win. Ville Heinola scored his first NHL goal and the Jets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Tuesday night. "It was a good moment for me," the ...

Texas tailback Johnson emerges from ’emergency’ role

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Roschon Johnson arrived at Texas expecting a season of learning how to be a college quarterback, not being the Longhorns' emergency fix at running back. Yet five games into the season, the freshman is arguably the No. 11 Longhorns' most ...

McCann, second-period burst leads Pens past Blue Jackets

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins rebounded from a season-opening dud. Jared McCann scored twice as the Penguins had five goals in the second period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 on Saturday night. The offensive outburst helped Pittsburgh ...

Ehlinger leads No. 11 Texas over West Virginia 42-31

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Before he took a knee on the final play, quarterback Sam Ehlinger flashed the "Hook'em Horns" sign toward the Texas fans in West Virginia's stands. He got his payback, even if he insists he'd put aside last year's defiant celebration by ...