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West Virginia suspends 11 for opener; bans not tied to virus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia suspended 11 players for its season opener Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Coach Neal Brown announced the suspensions Saturday before the Mountaineers played at home against Eastern Kentucky. The school would not specify what the ...

Big 12 to implement rapid COVID-19 tests day before games

By The Associated Press . The Big 12 announced Friday it has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the day before competition on players, coaches and staff. The partnership with Virtual Care for Families calls for a testing program that will ...

Jarret Doege named starting quarterback at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarret Doege will get the start at quarterback when West Virginia opens the season next week, coach Neal Brown said Thursday night. Doege, a junior, beat out senior Austin Kendall in preseason camp, Brown said on his statewide radio show. "We had a long quarterback ...

Marshall rolls 59-0 in dazzling debut for QB Wells

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Grant Wells threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns to set and tie school records for a debut quarterback and Marshall rolled past Eastern Kentucky 59-0 on Saturday in both teams' season opener. Wells, a redshirt freshman, was 16-of-23 passing with his 307 yards ...

Ben’s back and the Steelers believe the playoffs are, too

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger explored all of his options last winter while his surgically repaired right elbow healed. He could have walked off into the sunset with his wife and three children and not endured a lengthy and not particularly fun rehab. ...

Marshall to allow fans at home football games

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University announced Tuesday that it will allow fans to attend its home football games under a reduced capacity during the coronavirus pandemic. Fans who purchased season tickets will be relocated throughout Marshall's stadium to comply with social ...

West Virginia high school games to limit attendance

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Attendance at West Virginia high school football games will be limited to family members of players and coaches during the first few weeks of the season. The Secondary School Activities Commission released guidelines Friday for sports competitions and ...

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 ...