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West Virginia Sports

Williams, Calhoun among coaches headed to college hoops Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Roy Williams and Jim Calhoun will join John Beilein and Lon Kruger in a star-studded cast of coaches who will be inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame in November. Another longtime coach, Jerry Krause of Eastern Washington, will join the quartet ...

Former standout football player Robert Alexander dies at 64

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — Former NFL player and West Virginia University standout Robert Alexander has died. He was 64. Alexander died Tuesday after being found unresponsive at his St. Albans home, Lt. B.J. Perry of the St. Albans police department said. "Robert was an icon," St. Albans ...

‘Some weirdness’ at Big 12 with future and soon former teams

IRVING, Texas (AP) — There are representatives from the Big 12's four future members attending the conference's spring meetings, along with the lingering presence of Texas and Oklahoma, the league's only football national champions who still are three years away from their scheduled ...

Colossal cat: Record blue catfish caught in West Virginia

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio man has caught a record blue catfish in West Virginia. Steve Price of Lancaster, Ohio, used cut shad bait to catch the fish from a boat Wednesday on the Kanawha River between Buffalo and Point Pleasant, the Division of Natural Resources said in a news ...

Kansas St. ends 5-game losing streak, 8-5 over West Virginia

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dominic Johnson hit Kansas State's first homer of the Big 12 Tournament and the seventh-seeded Wildcats beat sixth-seeded West Virginia 8-5 on Thursday to snap a five-game losing streak. Kansas State (28-28) advances to play in another elimination game on Friday. West ...

Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee dies

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee has died. He was 59. The school said the longtime college football coach died on Friday but didn't release the cause of death. New Jacksonville State coach Rich Rodriguez hired Magee in December, the fourth ...

Occidental’s Shwayder, SFSU’s Jackson receive CalHOPE award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Shwayder and Breyon Jackson's battles to overcome adversity throughout their college careers and the examples they set for others are being recognized. Shwayder, a lacrosse player at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and Jackson, a basketball player at San Francisco ...

Ex-NFL head coach Kitchens joins South Carolina as analyst

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens has joined South Carolina as a senior analyst. The school announced the addition of Kitchens on Wednesday. Kitchens has worked in the NFL since 2006, most recently with the New York Giants. Kitchens became the Browns' ...

Ex-Texas forward Tre Mitchell transfers to West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Texas forward Tre Mitchell has transferred to Big 12 foe West Virginia. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced Mitchell's signing Friday. The 6-foot-9 Mitchell averaged 8.7 points and four rebounds per game last season and started 17 games for the ...

Coordinator changes add intrigue to Big Ten spring practices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — During an offseason in which more than one out of every five Football Bowl Subdivision programs changed head coaches, the Big Ten was the lone conference that didn't see a single move. But that doesn't mean the league stood pat. While all 14 Big Ten members returned ...