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D&E tabs Miller as new baseball coach

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Director of Athletics Jamie Joss announced Monday morning the hiring of Tim Miller as the next head baseball coach for the Senators. He becomes the 14th head coach in program history and will officially begin his tenure on Sept. 1. Miller arrives in ...

Mountaineers gridders begin drills today

MORGANTOWN —The most unusual season in 129 years of West Virginia University football was scheduled to begin this morning when Neal Brown’s Mountaineers officially started practice. Since March when the COVID-19 virus shut down NCAA sports, nothing has been usual, nor will it be anytime ...

AB names Haller as new Cheer and Dance coach

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus Director of Athletics Carrie Bodkins has announced Chad Haller as the next Head Coach of the Alderson Broaddus Cheer and Dance program. “It is my pleasure to announce Chad Haller as the next head coach of our cheer and dance programs,” Bodkins said. ...

Pirates rally in ninth to knock off Twins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman’s two-run pinch-single with one out in the ninth inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 6-5 victory on Thursday. Newman ended Pittsburgh’s seven-game losing streak when he took a pitch from Minnesota closer Taylor Rogers (1-1) and ...

Meeting slated for TVMS football

MILL CREEK — There will be a pre-registration and information session for anyone interested in playing football at Tygarts Valley Middle School this season on Monday, Aug. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Tygarts Valley High School Field House/Field. For more information call 304-704-2070.

WVU safety Martin to sit out season, cites health issues

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia safety Kerry Martin is opting out of the upcoming college football season due to health concerns. The sophomore made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter, saying he has sickle cell anemia and asthma and that he does not feel safe to play during the ...

WVU moves ahead after Big 12 decision

MORGANTOWN — The Big 12 Conference Board of Directors announced Monday evening that the league will play a 10-game schedule featuring nine conference games plus one nonconference home matchup. The start of conference play will be solidified in the coming weeks, with an anticipated start ...

Big Ben confident in return from elbow surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is pretty sure there isn’t a technical term for what doctors did to his shredded right elbow last fall. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is pretty sure about one thing though: no one who has ever played his position has ever recovered from it well ...

Surging Twins best Pirates, 7-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios pitched six strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh 7-3 Tuesday in a game briefly delayed when an unauthorized drone flew over Target Field. The Twins won their fifth in a row and improved to 9-2 for the second ...

Big 12 to allow one nonconference game

(AP) — Two people involved with the decision say the Big 12 will permit its teams to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered season continued to fall into place. The people spoke Monday night to The ...

ACC schedule includes Notre Dame

(AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference reworked its football schedule Wednesday to allow each team to play 11 games and to incorporate Notre Dame, which is giving up its cherished independence in a year turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. The ACC’s university presidents approved ...

Big Ben’s return raises expectations in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is back and, to listen to the precious few who have seen the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback throw a football sometime in the past 10 months tell it, apparently as good as new. Even at 38. Even with a surgically repaired right elbow. The two-time ...

Steelers sign former WVU standout Wendell Smallwood

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed running back Wendell Smallwood to a one-year deal, giving the backfield a bit of experienced depth heading into training camp. Smallwood joins a group that includes James Conner, Benny Snell Jr., Jaylen Samuels and rookie Anthony ...

WVU defensive coaching changes announced

MORGANTOWN —West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that the Mountaineer defensive coaching staff will share responsibilities by committee for the 2020 season. Jordan Lesley will oversee the front of the defense and Jahmile Addae will handle the back. Jeff ...

Pirates get Shelton initial win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Derek Shelton staged baseball’s first major, socially distanced umpire argument, then got his first victory as a big league manager as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Sunday. Colin Moran and Jose Osuna homered, and Mitch Keller pitched five ...

Mountaineers named to Wuerffel Award list

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football senior safety Sean Mahone, junior quarterback Jarret Doege and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Sam James were named to the Wuerffel Trophy Award Watch List as announced by the organization. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s ...

Enhanced Experience

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University and ANC, an experience design and execution company, announced Thursday a new partnership to significantly enhance the fan atmosphere and drive incremental revenue opportunities across Mountaineer football’s Milan Puskar Stadium and basketball’s ...

MEC updates ‘Return to Play’

BRIDGEPORT — The Mountain East Conference announced on Tuesday its updated plans for athletic competition this fall, which were approved by the MEC Board of Directors. The strategy to stage competitions this fall is based on the public health conditions in the geographic footprint of the ...

WVU’s Stills brothers on award watch lists

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football defensive linemen Darius and Dante Stills of Fairmont, West Virginia, were named to the Bronko Nagurski and Outland Trophy Watch Lists as announced Tuesday by the Football Writers Association of America. The Outland Trophy, selected by the ...