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No. 15 West Virginia holds off South Dakota State 79-71

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — West Virginia faced South Dakota State in its own backyard at the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic just 50 miles from campus, but with no fans in the building due to COVID-19 restrictions, it felt like a neutral site for both teams. Miles McBride scored a ...

Defenses fueling run toward Big 12 championship game

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Defenses are helping carve a path toward the Big 12 championship game. The two current frontrunners, No. 15 Iowa State and No. 14 Oklahoma, have stood out recently by what they've done to limit opposing offenses. The first-place Cyclones held Kansas State to ...

What’s the ceiling for UC, BYU, Marshall, Coastal & Liberty?

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Before the pandemic forced most schools to tear up their schedules, Marshall had an interesting September slate. The Thundering Herd was set to play rebuilding East Carolina and perennial MAC contender Ohio on the road and Pittsburgh and Boise ...

Bedlam potentially big implications for Big 12 title game

By The Associated Press undefined Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference on Saturday, when there are only two games after Texas at Kansas was rescheduled for Dec. 12 because of COVID-19 issues in the Jayhawks program. The four teams that played last week already had scheduled open ...

Big 12 Preview: No. 4 Baylor women favored, eager to begin

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has had the same feeling for more than eight months, since the abrupt end of the season without the Lady Bears getting to play in the Big 12 tournament or having a chance to defend their 2019 national championship. "I don't have an ...

Big 12 title game could have a familiar look or 1st-timers

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer With a month to go before the Big 12 championship game, No. 18 Oklahoma and No. 22 Texas both have paths to another Red River rivalry matchup in December. There are also plenty of ways to mix things up for a title game that has long ended bathed in crimson ...

Big 12 title game set for Dec. 19 with tickets going on sale

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 plans to play its football championship game Dec. 19 after previously listing that Saturday and the preceding one as tentative dates. The conference's first public acknowledgment of a set date came Monday when it announced that a limited number of tickets will ...

Wells, Knox, No. 16 Marshall outmuscle Massachusetts 51-10

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Once Brenden Knox got the ball, No. 16 Marshall was off and running. Knox scored twice in the first quarter, Grant Wells threw three touchdown passes and the Thundering Herd stayed perfect, pummeling Massachusetts 51-10 on ...

No. 22 Texas’ defense holds off West Virginia, 17-13

By MARK ROSNER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas secondary has experienced issues this season, allowing some long completions and committing too many pass interference penalties. But on Saturday, the Longhorns' defensive backs made critical plays. Texas stopped West Virginia ...

Baylor tabbed Big 12 men’s basketball favorite; WVU third

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor has been tabbed by Big 12 coaches as the favorite to win the conference title this season, with the Bears returning four starters from a team that likely would have been a No. 1 seed if there had been an NCAA Tournament last spring. In the preseason poll released ...