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After first loss, No. 13 WVU looks to bounce back vs Bears

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 13 West Virginia is well aware that Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer is a pain to contain. Brewer almost pulled off a miracle comeback as a freshman against the Mountaineers (5-1, 3-1 Big 12), who are hoping for anything but a ...

Coming off first loss, No. 13 West Virginia takes on Baylor

By The Associated Press Baylor (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) at No. 13 West Virginia (5-1, 3-1), Thursday, 7 p.m. ET (FS1). Line: West Virginia by 14. Series record: West Virginia leads 4-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Both West Virginia and Baylor remain in the chase for spots in the Big 12 championship game, ...

Big 12, Big East forge alliance to help with scheduling

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bruce Weber not long ago bemoaned the fact that nobody wants to play the Wildcats, especially considering they return everyone from a team that reached the Elite Eight. Well, the Big 12 is helping him out. The ...

Fresh QBs for Texas Tech, Iowa State with Big 12 win streaks

By The Associated Press Some things to know about Week 9 in the Big 12 Conference, the start of five consecutive weeks through the end of the regular season when every team plays every week: GAME OF THE WEEK Texas Tech (5-2, 3-1) at Iowa State (3-3, 2-2). The Red Raiders and Cyclones have ...

Bengals’ Burfict fined $112,000 for 2 hits against Steelers

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has been fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati's loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday. The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner. Burfict, who ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Michigan is B1G’s best; Tide-Tigers IV?

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer There is no more reason to hedge on Jim Harbaugh's team. No. 6 Michigan is the Big Ten's best right now and will enter November as a very real College Football Playoff contender after it smothered No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday and No. 2 Ohio ...

Boeser’s OT winner lifts Canucks by Penguins 3-2

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The arrival of 19-year-old Elias Pettersson has provided Vancouver with a much needed jolt. Yet the Canucks believe they're far more than their fresh-faced rookie. Going toe-to-toe with Pittsburgh near the end of a draining road trip ...

Same ending: Steelers stun Bengals 28-21 on AB’s late TD

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon scored on a 4-yard run and dashed toward the stands in celebration of Cincinnati's go-ahead touchdown. On the Steelers sideline, Ben Roethlisberger looked at the clock, saw there was 1:18 left, and told his linemen not to fret. "They ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Is anybody good? Pretenders flail

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Some Saturdays it just sort of feels as if no one knows anything about college football when all the teams we thought were good don't play that way. It was one of those days when you could be excused for thinking that everybody's terrible — ...

Iowa State throttles No. 6 West Virginia 30-14

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — It was arguably West Virginia's biggest test, on the road at night against a plucky Iowa State team with a stifling defense and a dangerous young quarterback. The sixth-ranked Mountaineers failed miserably. Freshman Brock Purdy threw for ...