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Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm directs his players against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

The Latest: WVA not allowing basketball fans in December

Dec. 1, 2020 4:11 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ West Virginia said Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at its men’s and women’s basketball games in December, except for essential personnel and the families of players and staff, due to recent spikes of COVID-19...

TCU running back Darwin Barlow (24) dives over Kansas safety Ricky Thomas (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TCU runs roughshod over winless Kansas in 59-23 victory

Nov. 29, 2020 12:05 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — TCU ran the ball seven consecutive times to set the tone against Kansas on Saturday night. Four hours later, the Horned Frogs kept running the ball just to run out the clock. Max Duggan threw for touchdowns on his only three completions while running 58 yards for another score, TCU...

Kansas State quarterback Will Howard, center, is tackled by Iowa State defenders Mike Rose (23) and Isheem Young (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Defenses fueling run toward Big 12 championship game

Nov. 25, 2020 5:08 PM EST

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 nine pass completions and 149 total yards in a 45-0...

West Virginia wide receiver Sean Ryan (10) is pushed out of bounds by TCU linebacker Garret Wallow (30) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Doege throws 2 TDs, West Virginia runs over TCU 24-6

Nov. 14, 2020 6:56 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrett Doege threw two touchdown passes and ran for one score, Leddie Brown surpassed 100 rushing yards for the fifth time this season and West Virginia beat TCU 24-6 on Saturday. The Mountaineers (5-3, 4-3 Big 12) used a balanced offensive attack to beat TCU (3-4, 3-4) for the...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Texas' Sam Ehlinger looks to pass against Baylor during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Kansas State and Texas Tech changed starting quarterbacks midseason for much different reasons. While true freshman quarterbacks are now starting for the two Big 12 teams in the Sunflower State of Kansas, and No. 18 Oklahoma is led by redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler, the senior seasons for Sam Ehlinger at No. 21 Texas and Charlie Brewer at Baylor don't necessarily have to be the end of their college careers.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Interesting season for Big 12 QBs, and not necessarily last

Nov. 12, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Kansas State and Texas Tech changed starting quarterbacks midseason for much different reasons. While true freshman quarterbacks are now starting for both Big 12 teams in the Kansas, and No. 18 Oklahoma is led by redshirt freshman Spencer Rattler, the senior seasons for Sam Ehlinger at No. 21 Texas and Charlie...

TCU quarterback Max Duggan (15) takes off past Texas Tech defensive back Eric Monroe (11) and Texas Tech defensive back Zech McPhearson (8) on a 48-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 34-18. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Duggan, TCU chase elusive winning record at West Virginia

Nov. 12, 2020 11:24 AM EST

Max Duggan pulled out his old bag of running tricks in TCU's last game to give the Horned Frogs even more momentum in turning around their season. The mobile sophomore was impressive with his arm over the first month while averaging under three yards on the ground. Then came a rushing burst a week ago, and...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, West Virginia wide receiver Gary Jennings Jr. (12) jumps over TCU linebacker Arico Evans (7) to score a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. TCU and West Virginia, who meet this week, came into the Big 12 together in 2012, and have split their eight games as conference foes. TCU, coming off its first home win, is 3-0 on the road with all of those being conference games. But the Frogs lost by 37 and 24 points in their last two trips to Morgantown. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)

Big 12 only 2 games, as planned and not any new COVID issues

Nov. 12, 2020 1:58 AM EST

Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference on Saturday, when there are only two games scheduled and the six other teams are off — as planned, not because of any recent COVID-19 issues. THE GAMES TCU at West Virginia. The Horned Frogs (3-3, 3-3 Big 12) and Mountaineers (4-3, 3-3) came into the Big 12...

Texas' Sam Ehlinger (11) throws a pass against West Virginia during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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

Nov. 7, 2020 6:52 PM EST

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 on fourth-down passes into the end zone twice in...

Texas's Joseph Ossai, left, carries a the ball after recovering an Oklahoma State fumble in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Texas-West Virginia a Big 12 matchup of defensive playmakers

Nov. 5, 2020 6:06 PM EST

West Virginia (4-2, 3-2 Big 12) and No. 22 Texas (4-2, 3-2), Saturday at noon EST (ABC). Line:. Texas by 6 1/2. Series record: West Virginia leads 5-4 WHAT’S AT STAKE The Big 12's playoff hopes took a hit when Texas beat Oklahoma State last week, but that doesn't mean the league title isn't worth fighting...

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) celebrates a touchdown with offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter (68) and offensive lineman Denzel Okafor (78) in front of Oklahoma State linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez (20) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Sam Ehlinger gets last shot against West Virginia at home

Nov. 5, 2020 6:01 PM EST

No. 22 Texas and West Virginia made statements last week to keep their Big 12 title hopes alive. The dream will likely end for one of them on Saturday as the league starts to weed out a half-dozen contenders in a tight race for two spots in the championship game. The Longhorns (4-2, 3-2 Big 12) and Mountaineers...