West Virginia Sports

NCAA clears Division II player after agent-rule mistake

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer The NCAA cleared Glenville State's Phil Bledsoe for his senior season after the Division II college basketball player mistakenly used a new rule permitting only Division I players to declare for the NBA draft and sign with an agent while maintaining college ...

Panel: 90% of US sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic ...

West Virginia’s All-Big 12 Robinson in NCAA transfer portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — All-Big 12 safety Kenny Robinson is looking to transfer from West Virginia less than three months before the start of the season. West Virginia football spokesman Mike Montoro confirmed Tuesday that Robinson has put his name into the NCAA's transfer ...

Rutschman, Witt, Vaughn lead list of MLB draft prospects

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Adley Rutschman has been a powerful presence at the plate and a formidable force behind it for Oregon State. That tantalizing combination could make the switch-hitting catcher the No. 1 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft ...

Things to know about NCAA baseball regionals

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play in 16 double-elimination regionals. Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 15. Some ...

New agent rule leaves college basketball player in limbo

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new NCAA rule designed to help players explore their NBA draft potential by allowing them to sign with an agent and still return to school surprisingly doesn't apply to all college players. It was a stunning revelation for Phil ...

Oklahoma St. tops W. Virginia 5-2 in Big 12 title game

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State had to work twice as hard to win the Big 12 title. The Cowboys' tournament semifinal against TCU that was originally set for Saturday night was moved to Sunday because of bad weather. That meant Oklahoma State would have to ...

Frazier, Williams lead Pirates to 2-1 win over Cardinals

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Frazier opened the game with a homer, Starling Marte drove in the game-winner and Trevor Williams allowed one run in seven solid innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night. Marte's RBI single off of ...

Analysis: Which new college football coaches might succeed?

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Success for a college football coach is best determined over an extended period of time. Impatient Florida State fans might not want to hear that these days. Willie Taggart will enter Season 2 as Seminoles coach trying to rebound from maybe the ...

Panthers draft pick Grier says his role is to support Newton

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Will Grier launched his tee shot down the first fairway at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday, one overzealous fan shouted "Move over Cam!" Grier appreciates the support, but he knows that's not happening anytime soon. Cam Newton is in ...