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Lady Senators fall to West Virginia State

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INSTITUTE — West Virginia State used a decisive second quarter on its way to a 120-77 win over Davis & Elkins Saturday afternoon in MEC women’s action. The Lady Yellow Jackets outscored the Lady Senators 38-14 in the second quarter, shooting 54 percent from the field and hitting seven ...

D&E men fall to Yellow Jackets; AB tops Concord

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INSTITUTE — West Virginia State used a big second half to come away with a 92-81 win over Davis & Elkins Saturday evening in MEC play at the Walker Convocation Center. The Yellow Jackets (5-1, 5-1 MEC) trailed by five at the break, but went on a 27-7 run that spanned nearly seven ...

‘Uncharted Waters’

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MORGANTOWN — Questions have lingered around the West Virginia men’s basketball program for weeks, but it seems likely some of them may be answered today. The Mountaineers will return to the court for their first matchup since Jan. 9 due to COVID-19-related postponements. The Kansas ...

Steelers TE Vance McDonald retiring

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vance McDonald could sense last spring the end of his NFL career was in the offing. The Pittsburgh Steelers tight end’s urge to branch out beyond the football field — one that bubbled for years — came to a head during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Reed’s 33 not enough for ’Cats in loss

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BUCKHANNON — Despite 33 points from Jaylin Reed, West Virginia Wesleyan dropped a 94-89 decision to West Virginia State Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference play at the Rockefeller Center. A 10-0 run midway through the second half sparked the Yellow Jackets, who trailed by five at ...

Steelers ink former Washington QB Haskins

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dwayne Haskins will attempt to kick-start his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers signed the former Washington quarterback to a futures contract on Thursday, giving the 23-year-old a second chance after he flamed out in the nation’s capital in less than two ...

No. 9 UC too much for D&E; Lady Battlers win

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ELKINS — Brooklyn Pannell fired in 32 points as No. 9 Charleston cruised to an 84-55 win over Davis & Elkins Wednesday in Mountain East Conference play at the McDonnell Center. The Lady Golden Eagles (5-0, 5-0 MEC) also received 20 points and nine rebounds from Erykah Russell and ...

Golden Eagles hold off second-half Senator rally

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ELKINS — A second-half rally fell short as Davis & Elkins dropped an 83-74 decision to Charleston Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference play at the McDonnell Center. The Senators trailed by as many as 22 points in the second half before cutting the lead to 79-74 on a jumper by Sam ...

Pirates acquire prospects in Musgrove deal

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington is tearing it all down. All of it. It’s the only way the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager sees a way forward. The process Cherington began when he took over 15 months ago is picking up speed after the Pirates sent starting pitcher Joe Musgrove to the San ...

D&E men best Concord; Women give Swartz first win

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins defeated Concord, 67-56, Saturday afternoon in MEC play at the McDonnell Center. Gyasi Powell led the Senators (2-2, 2-2 MEC) with 19 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He also had four steals and four assists. Breland Walton contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds ...

Rescheduled games for WVU announced

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MORGANTOWN —The Big 12 Conference has made the following changes to the West Virginia University men’s basketball schedule. The West Virginia at Baylor game, originally scheduled for Jan. 12, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. ET in Waco, Texas. The game will be ...

AB’s Sita named Wrestler of Week

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BRIDGEPORT— Alderson Broaddus’ Gino Sita has been named the Mountain East Conference Wrestler of the Week after posting a 3-0 record on Friday night in competition against Wheeling, Davis & Elkins and Notre Dame College. Sita, ranked fifth in the country at 197 pounds by ...

Fairmont St. rallies past WVWC women

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BUCKHANNON — Fairmont State rallied in the fourth quarter to best West Virginia Wesleyan, 80-75, Monday in MEC play at the Rockefeller Center. Sierra Kotchman had 22 points and five assists for the Lady Falcons, who trailed 62-51 after three cantos. Brittany Stawovy had 22 points and ...

Marshall OK’s new football coach’s contract

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall’s Board of Governors on Monday approved a four-year contract for new coach Charles Huff that will pay him $755,500 annually, plus incentives. Under the terms of the contract, Huff will be paid an annual salary of $350,000. He also will received $205,500 each ...

Full slate of MEC action set for today

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ELKINS — A full slate of Mountain East Conference basketball action is on tap for today as Davis & Elkins, West Virginia Wesleyan and Alderson Broaddus will all be at home in men’s and women’s doubleheaders. Due to MEC COVID-19 protocol, no spectators are currently allowed to ...

Wesleyan, Alderson Broaddus drop MEC road contests

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ATHENS — Concord closed out the first half on a 13-2 run and held off West Virginia Wesleyan late in claiming a 73-69 Mountain East Conference win Wednesday night at the Carter Center. The Mountain Lions (2-1, 2-1 MEC) led by as many as 19 in the second half before the Bobcats (0-3, 0-3) ...

Kentucky officially adds Tshiebwe

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says former West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe has transferred to the program and will be eligible after sitting out next season per NCAA transfer rules. The 6-foot-9 sophomore from Congo with a 7-5 wingspan left the Mountaineers’ program on Jan. 1 for ...

Steelers part ways with OC Randy Fichtner

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff flameout cost offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and two assistants their jobs. The team announced Thursday it would not renew the contracts of Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett, and secondary coach Tom Bradley following a ...

WVU women earn win

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MORGANTOWN —The West Virginia University women’s basketball earned its third Big 12 Conference victory of the season after defeating Texas Tech, 83-78, on Wednesday evening at the WVU Coliseum. Redshirt senior guard Kysre Gondrezick led the West Virginia scoring attack for the fourth ...

Glenville State too much for Lady Senators

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GLENVILLE — Glenville State erupted for 48 points in the third quarter en route to a 123-82 win over Davis & Elkins Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference play. The Lady Senators (0-2, 0-2 MEC) trailed 50-40 at the intermission before being outscored 48-16 in the third ...