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West Virginia Sports

Fans welcomed to World TeamTennis matches in West Virginia

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Tennys Sandgren celebrated a game-clinching point in pandemic-appropriate fashion, retrieving the ball himself in the absence of ball kids, and exchanging an awkward fist-to-elbow bump with a teammate as the World TeamTennis ...

RB Hubbard tabbed Big 12’s preseason top offensive player

By The Associated Press undefined Oklahoma State junior running back Chuba Hubbard has been picked as the Big 12 preseason offensive player of the year, only weeks after the NCAA rushing leader lashed out at coach Mike Gundy and suggested he might boycott the Cowboys program. West Virginia ...

Marshall QB Isaiah Green enters transfer portal

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall quarterback Isaiah Green is looking to transfer less than two months before the scheduled start of the season. Marshall's athletic department said in a statement that Green has put his name into the NCAA's transfer database. Green completed 57% of his pass ...

Virus forces West Virginia to push back basketball workouts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has postponed the start of men's basketball workouts for two weeks after five players and one staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced Sunday. The workouts were scheduled to start on Monday. The decision was made in ...

Kentucky adds UAB, Marshall to men’s basketball schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has added UAB and Marshall to its nonconference men's basketball schedule next season. Kentucky announced on its athletics website Tuesday that the Wildcats will host UAB on Dec. 6 and Marshall on Dec. 29. UAB will play at Kentucky for the second straight ...

West Virginia DC Koenning on leave after player accusations

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave after a player alleged in a social media post that the assistant coach made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. West Virginia athletic director Shane ...

Virus forces team of ex-WVU players to withdraw from tourney

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A team of former West Virginia University players has withdrawn from a summer tournament after one of the athletes tested positive for the coronavirus. Best Virginia said in a statement Monday that the team learn of the confirmed case last week when it started ...

West Virginia football player tests positive for coronavirus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A football player at West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said Monday on the first day of voluntary workouts. The school's athletic department said in a statement that contact tracing identified other football players who could have been ...

World TeamTennis plans to have fans at West Virginia matches

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer If World TeamTennis gets its way, Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens could be among the first tennis players to compete in front of fans after the coronavirus pandemic prompted lockdowns around the globe. WTT said Tuesday it is planning to ...

Riders flock to reopened West Virginia ATV trails system

GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — Riders packed a vast network of all-terrain vehicle trails in southern West Virginia on the first weekend the system was allowed to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. The eight trail networks that make up the more than 700-mile Hatfield-McCoy system were open for ...