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Division II Shepherd reinstates men’s, women’s cross-country

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Division II Shepherd University is reinstating men's and women's cross-country as varsity sports next fall. Shepherd Vice President for Athletics Chauncey Winbush made the announcement Tuesday. Shepherd last competed in cross -country in 2003. Shepherd, located ...

West Virginia man celebrates 35 years as exhibition archer

By JOHN MCCOY, The Charleston Gazette-Mail undefined CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-five years ago, a tall, skinny teenager stepped in front of a crowd at Milton's inaugural West Virginia Pumpkin Festival and, with bow and arrow, shot targets tossed into the air. That was the first time ...

Doolittle has 19 points, Oklahoma beats No. 20 West Virginia

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kristian Doolittle and Oklahoma are giving the NCAA Tournament selection committee a good reason to pencil them into the bracket. Doolittle scored 19 points two days after surgery to repair a broken nose and Oklahoma boosted its ...

Big 12 bubble teams have chance to help resume this weekend

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND There are two intriguing games in the Big 12 on Saturday that feature teams that are likely locks for the NCAA Tournament against teams that have some work to do. The first ...

No. 2 Baylor women clinch share of 10th straight B12 title

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor is accustomed to Big 12 regular season women's championships. For Te'a Cooper, it's her first. Cooper scored 17 points and No. 2 Baylor clinched a share of its 10th consecutive league regular-season title with a 64-39 victory ...

Huggins ties Smith at 879 as No. 17 WVU beats Oklahoma State

By MATT THORNSBURY Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a better time being around North Carolina great Dean Smith than talking about tying him on the career wins list. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma ...

Dontae Wright hired as outside LB coach at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dontae Wright has been hired as outside linebackers coach at West Virginia. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced Wright's hiring Tuesday. Wright spent the past two seasons as safeties coach at Western Michigan. Among his other coaching stops were at Tennessee ...

Charleston to host part of national basketball tournament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's capital city is set to host a leg of the annual The Basketball Tournament this summer. The tournament's regional locations were announced Tuesday with games scheduled in the Charleston Coliseum July 24-26. The single-elimination tournament pits ...

Moretti, Texas Tech top K-State 69-62, stay in 3rd in Big 12

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti flinched as a pass the Texas Tech guard wasn't expecting glanced off his back and bounced toward Kansas State's Cartier Diarra. When Diarra tried to get too fancy with the ensuing breakaway dunk and clanged a windmill attempt off the rim, Moretti made the ...

No. 3 Kansas scores final 9 points, beats No. 14 WVU 58-49

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas caught West Virginia in a rare late lapse at home. Devon Dotson scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime, Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points during a second-half burst and the third-ranked Jayhawks finished the game with a ...