West Virginia coach Neal Brown gets 2-year extension

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia coach Neal Brown has received a two-year contract extension through the 2026 season, athletic director Shane Lyons announced Thursday. Brown has coached the Mountaineers to an 11-11 record in his first two seasons, including a 6-4 mark in 2020. Brown was hired in January 2019 to replace Dana Holgorsen after going 35-16 in four years at Troy.

NCAA tweaks college football OT format to shorten games

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) College football teams will have to go for 2 after touchdowns starting with the second overtime possession, and beginning in the third round each team will get one play to score from the 3-yard line. The NCAA playing rules oversight panel on Thursday approved a proposal made last month by the playing rules committee to tweak the overtime format. National coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said in March overtime games add an average of 16.4 plays to a contest.