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 By John Raby    Sports    October 18, 2019

Rhule, Hurts, Brooks top Big 12 honors at season's midpoint

No. 5 Oklahoma keeps rolling behind yet another star transfer quarterback, although the Sooners are not the only team to claim a stake for Big 12 supremacy so far in 2019. No. 18 Baylor, behind a stout defense, has made huge strides under third-year...

 

WVa lawsuit: School official harassed trans teen in bathroom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a West Virginia transgender male who said an assistant principal harassed him when he tried to use the boys' bathroom, the latest in a string of court challenges to school policies for...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    November 23, 2018

Title game berth on line with No. 6 Oklahoma at No. 12 WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 6 Oklahoma against No. 12 West Virginia gives Heisman Trophy hopefuls Kyler Murray and Will Grier the chance to make perhaps one final impression. The Big 12's top two scoring offenses will battle Friday night for the...

 

Ex-coal baron Blankenship debuts 'fact-check' campaign site

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — There's a new fact-checking operation in West Virginia, and it leaves one fact out of plain sight — that it's run by U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship's campaign. The website www.factcheckwv.com explores issues in...

 

Wichita State, Marshall meet 48 years after plane crashes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dan D'Antoni was a 23-year-old assistant with the Marshall basketball program in 1970, and a babysitter, too. He was at the home of a friend and team physician for the Thundering Herd when a plane carrying members of the...

 

West Virginia teachers cheer pay hike deal to end walkout

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's striking teachers cheered, sang and wept joyfully Tuesday as lawmakers acted to end a nine-day classroom walkout, ceding them 5 percent pay hikes that are also being extended to all state workers. A huge...

 

West Virginia legislators eye measures to end teacher strike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia legislators plan to meet Tuesday to weigh some possible compromise aimed at ending the strike by West Virginia teachers now entering its ninth day. A show of support by thousands of teachers and supporters on...

 

EPA hears worries about climate in heart of coal country

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After more than four decades as a coal miner, Stanley Sturgill ambled into an ornate room at West Virginia's state capitol Tuesday to deliver a stark message to the Trump administration: Climate change is real and...

 
 By JOHN RABY    Sports    October 29, 2017

Rudolph shines in rain, No. 11 Oklahoma St. beats No. 22 WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Even without a week of practice, Mason Rudolph outshined Will Grier in the rain. Rudolph threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead No. 11 Oklahoma State to a 50-39 victory over No. 22 West Virginia on...

 
 By JOHN RABY    Sports    October 29, 2017

Gundy wants sloppy play eliminated heading into Bedlam

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Before he can focus on Bedlam, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy wants to eliminate some sloppy play that slowed the Cowboys in a double-digit win in rainy West Virginia. West Virginia recovered a blocked punt in the end zone...

 
 By JOHN RABY    Sports    October 27, 2017

Air show expected when No. 11 Oklahoma State-No. 22 WVU meet

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Mason Rudolph vs. Will Grier. Get ready for an old-fashioned Big 12 throwdown. The football should be flying around the field when Rudolph and No. 11 Oklahoma State (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) take on Grier and No. 22 West Virginia...

 

Obese America Report: 1 in 3 US adults are beyond overweight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — While a third of American adults and one in six children are obese, a report Thursday suggests the rate of increase could be stabilizing in some states. Citing statistics collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    February 5, 2017

Forte helps Oklahoma State top No. 7 West Virginia 82-75

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Phil Forte stepped up again at a key moment for Oklahoma State. Forte scored all 13 of his points in the second half to lead the Cowboys to an 82-75 victory over No. 7 West Virginia. Oklahoma State (15-8, 4-6 Big 12) has th...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    January 26, 2017

No. 18 West Virginia beats No. 2 Kansas 85-69

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Esa Ahmad had hoped to improve his defense entering a matchup with No. 2 Kansas. He ended up with a career scoring night. Ahmad got plenty of open looks at the basket and broke out of a shooting slump with a...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    January 20, 2017

Oklahoma shocks No. 7 West Virginia 89-87 in overtime

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jordan Woodward's return from a leg injury has infused some hope in Oklahoma's season. Woodard's layup with 2.2 seconds left in overtime lifted the Sooners to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night. Wo...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    January 19, 2017

Oklahoma shocks No. 7 West Virginia 89-87 in overtime

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Jordan Woodard's layup with 2.2 seconds left lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night. Woodard scored 18 of his 20...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    November 20, 2016

One-sided Big 12 showdown: No. 8 Oklahoma routs No. 10 WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A marquee matchup turned into a lopsided win for Oklahoma, and the Sooners now only have rival Oklahoma State in the way of back-to-back Big 12 titles. Those playoffs hopes? Still a long shot for Oklahoma. Baker Mayfield...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    November 18, 2016

No. 8 Oklahoma's Big 12 title march moves on to No. 10 WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Things sure do get wild in West Virginia whenever Oklahoma comes to town. In the first meeting of top 10 teams in the Big 12 this season, the eighth-ranked Sooners (8-2, 7-0 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) will try to keep their faint...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    November 13, 2016

Finally, a top 10 matchup in the Big 12 with Oklahoma at WVU

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Finally, the Big 12 has its Top 10 matchup. No. 8 Oklahoma heads to No. 10 West Virginia on Saturday night and the Sooners can wrap up the Big 12 championship if it gets some help earlier in the day from TCU, which hosts...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    October 2, 2016

Howard TD pass lifts West Virginia over Kansas State 17-16

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP, Oct. 1, 2016) — Skyler Howard threw a touchdown pass and West Virginia came from 13 points down in the second half to beat Kansas State 17-16 on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams. West Virginia is 4-0 for the...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    October 2, 2016

West Virginia looks to snap loss streak against Kansas State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP, Sept. 30, 2016) — Linebacker Justin Arndt has been around as long as West Virginia has been in the Big 12. Five seasons in, Arndt and the Mountaineers are still looking for a way to figure out how to outfox Kansas State. From...

 
 By John Raby    Sports    October 2, 2016

Injuries highlight need to have backup QBs ready in Big 12

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP, Oct. 3, 2016) — Injuries to starting quarterbacks are creeping up in the Big 12, highlighting the need for backups to be prepared for significant playing time. Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday that the status of...

 

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