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West Virginia Sports

Champion hunter’s winnings to go toward wife’s student loans

ASHFORD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia school teacher who won $50,000 in a hunting competition says he plans to use the winnings to pay off his wife's student loans. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Andrew Lowe bagged a Kansas buck this fall that earned him first place in the inaugural ...

Culver, Haley score 16, West Virginia beats Akron 94-84

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins understands it's going to take time for a roster filled with young and new players to perform anywhere close to his standards. When it comes to offense, at least this group knows how to score. But ...

No. 9 Oklahoma and Iowa State need rebound wins in Big 12

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in the Big 12 for Week 11 of the regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK Iowa State (5-3, 3-2) at No. 9 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1). Both are coming off an open date that followed a loss, adding more significance to this matchup of teams that came ...

WVU’s Tynice Martin pleads no contest to battery charge

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Tynice Martin has pleaded no contest to a battery charge. The Dominion Post reports Martin entered a plea Wednesday to the charge, which stems from an incident on July 15, and was sentenced to community service. A police report says Martin and a ...

No. 12 Baylor saw turn with Brewer’s near-comeback vs. WVU

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — With No. 12 Baylor undefeated and alone atop the Big 12 less than two years after a 1-11 season, West Virginia's return to Waco provides a reminder on when the Bears started turning the corner. Just flashback to quarterback Charlie ...

Steelers LB Chickillo taken off exempt list

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo is back at practice after being taken off the commissioner's exempt list. The league made the move on Thursday, one day after misdemeanor chargers were withdrawn against Chickillo stemming from an incident with his girlfriend ...

Refreshed Steelers wary as winless Dolphins visit

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin chose his words carefully. Partly out of habit. Partly out of respect. Asked why the winless Miami Dolphins (0-6) have taken steps toward competency after a horrific start heading into Monday night's visit to Pittsburgh (2-4) — ...

Pirates fire GM Neal Huntington, shake front office again

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' front-office overhaul is complete. The team fired general manager Neal Huntington on Monday, the third high-profile dismissal following a last-place finish in the NL Central. Pittsburgh parted with manager Clint ...

Former Marshall, MLB pitcher gives $1M for college ballpark

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall University and major league pitcher has donated $1 million to help build the school's new baseball stadium. News outlets report Rick Reed's contribution will go toward a ballpark scheduled to open in March 2021 in Huntington. Reed says Marshall has ...

Rohrwasser kicks 53-yard FG, lifts Marshall over WKU 26-23

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Justin Rohrwasser kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired and Marshall held off Western Kentucky's late rally for 26-23 victory on Saturday. Rohrwasser made two field goals in the second quarter, and his 43-yarder stretched the Thundering Herd's lead to 23-7 ...