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West Virginia Sports

Rust scores OT winner, leads Penguins past Blue Jackets 1-0

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins, already without captain Sidney Crosby, learned early Thursday they would be without star forward Evgeni Malkin against the Columbus Blue Jackets. No problem. The injury-riddled Penguins pressed on for another ...

Matthews, Tshiebwe get double-doubles, WVU beats Austin Peay

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Emmitt Matthews Jr. isn't the biggest player on the court and West Virginia coach Bob Huggins will be the first to point that out. But the 6-foot-7 sophomore knows how to find the basket. "Guys like him are much better with ...

West scores 18 to lift Marshall over Bluefield State 86-50

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrod West registered 18 points as Marshall snapped a three-game losing streak, easily beating Division II Bluefield State 86-50 on Wednesday night. Mikel Beyers had 13 points for Marshall (3-6). Goran Miladinovic added 10 points. Marquez Cooper had 13 points for ...

Marshall RB Knox named C-USA MVP by league coaches

The Associated Press undefined Marshall sophomore running back Brenden Knox has been named Conference USA's most valuable player, as voted on by the league's 14 coaches. First-year Western Kentucky coach Tyson Helton has been selected by his peers as the league's top coach after leading the ...

Marshall faces Central Florida in Tampa’s Gasparilla Bowl

By The Associated Press Central Florida (9-3, AAC) vs. Marshall (8-4,Conference USA), Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LOCATION: Tampa, Florida TOP PLAYERS: UCF: QB Dillon Gabriel threw for 3,393 yards and 27 touchdowns. The freshman from Hawaii averaged 283 passing yards per game. Marshall: ...

Rookie QB Hodges to make 2nd straight start for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's still officially Duck season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Devlin "Duck" Hodges will make his second straight start on Sunday when the Steelers (7-5) visit the Arizona Cardinals (3-8-1). Tomlin named Hodges the ...

Net gains: NHL’s load management is top goalies playing less

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Marc-Andre Fleury plays when he's told. How much he plays has changed. A decade ago, Fleury started 61 out of 82 games before backstopping Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup. He started 58 and 34 times on the Penguins' 2016 and 2017 Cup runs splitting time with ...

Duck’s Dynasty? Backup Hodges leads Steelers by Browns 20-13

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — No fighting. No helmet swinging. Barely any trash talking. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns kept things civil in their highly anticipated rematch, which ended the way they always seem to end at Heinz Field: the Steelers walking ...

Culver’s double-double helps WVU beat Rhode Island 86-81

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Derek Culver scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead West Virginia to an 86-81 victory over Rhode Island on Sunday. Jermaine Haley added 18 points, Emmitt Matthews Jr. scored 14 and Oscar Tshiebwe had 11 ...

No. 23 West Virginia women beat New Mexico 73-60 in Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Kysre Gondrezick scored 17 points, freshman Esmery Martinez had a season-best 15 and No. 23 West Virginia beat New Mexico 73-60 on Friday in the Cancun Challenge. Rochelle Norris added 10 points for the Mountaineers (5-1), who rebounded from an 82-75 loss to Creighton ...