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West Virginia Sports

Former Steelers coach Cowher elected to Pro Football HOF

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Chin is in. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a surprise announcement Saturday night before the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round playoff ...

Baylor-Kansas headlines second weekend of Big 12 hoops play

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 heads into its second week of conference play, and a high-profile matchup between third-ranked Kansas and No. 4 Baylor on Saturday could set the stage for the rest of the season. Here are the things to know: GAME OF THE ...

After Super Bowl, sports books preparing for XFL bets

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — While many sports fans are picking NFL playoff teams to bet on, or marshaling their cash for the Super Bowl, yet another opportunity to wager on football is right around the corner: the XFL. Several states have already authorized ...

WVU’s Huggins fined for referring to refs as ‘3 blind mice’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Big 12 Conference has fined West Virginia coach Bob Huggins $10,000 for referring to an officiating crew as "three blind mice" after a recent loss at No. 3 Kansas. The league announced the fine in a statement that also issued a public reprimand. "Coach Huggins' ...

Martin, Gondrezick lift No. 19 WV women past Kansas 68-49

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tynice Martin scored 23 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 21 and No. 19 West Virginia pulled away in the second half to defeat Kansas 68-49 on Wednesday night, the Mountaineers' eighth-straight win. Both players had 13 points in the second half as West Virginia (12-1, 2-0 ...

Parity party has college basketball’s best on constant edge

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The season was barely a week old when Michigan State lost to Kentucky in the Champions Classic, a defeat of the nation's No. 1 team that could be written off easily as a high-profile battle of heavyweights on a neutral court early in ...

Azubuike leads No. 3 KU to 60-53 win over No. 16 W Virginia

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self knew he would need his toughest bunch on the floor to muscle up against West Virginia. All three of them showed up. Udoka Azubuike had 17 points and 11 rebounds while outplaying Mountaineers big man Oscar ...

Gondrezick, No. 19 W. Virginia women win Big 12 opener 74-63

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kysre Gondrezick matched career highs with 24 points and eight assists in helping No. 19 West Virginia beat Kansas State 74-63 in a Big 12 opener on Sunday. Gondrezick was 9-of-14 shooting, making half of her eight 3-point attempts. Tynice Martin added 18 points and ...

Hamlet scores 15 to lead North Texas past Marshall 67-64

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Javion Hamlet and Umoja Gibson scored 15 points apiece and North Texas held on to defeat Marshall 67-64 on Saturday. The Thundering Herd missed a potential game-tying free throw with 1:37 left and then missed four shots in the final minute before Hamlet's two free ...

Baylor, West Virginia surprise teams as Big 12 play begins

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 16 West Virginia heads to Allen Fieldhouse to take on third-ranked Kansas on Saturday in what few had circled on the calendar just a few months ago. ...