HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Arkansas State’s men’s basketball game scheduled today in Huntington, W.Va., against Coppin State has been canceled, ASU announced Wednesday.

Friday night’s second round seems a little early for Hoxie and Newport to meet in the Class 3A state football playoffs as far as the respective coaches are concerned.

JONESBORO — Matt Daniel hopes the progress he has seen in Arkansas State’s women’s basketball program can be measured in wins this winter.

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Connor Vanover scored 23 points to lead eight Arkansas players in double figures and the Razorbacks beat Mississippi Valley State 142-62 on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams.

JONESBORO — Mike Balado wasn’t thrilled with where Arkansas State finished in the Sun Belt Conference preseason men’s basketball poll earlier this month.

JONESBORO — Valley View shook off a slow start to defeat Greene County Tech 58-53 in overtime Monday in senior girls’ basketball.

OXFORD, Miss. — Arkansas State will open its 2020-21 men’s basketball season somewhere other than The Pavilion at Ole Miss.

JONESBORO — High-scoring guards figure to lead Bay and Buffalo Island Central as they battle for position in 2A-3 conference boys’ basketball.

SAN MARCOS, Texas — One defensive stand in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game might have been enough to give Arkansas State a victory.

BROOKLAND — Brookland took the lead in the second quarter and held off Nettleton in the fourth for a 56-50 victory in senior boys’ basketball Friday.

JONESBORO — Blake Anderson believes Arkansas State is better than its sub-.500 record suggests. He holds the same opinion of this week’s opponent.

JONESBORO — Whatever happens next in what senior linebacker Justin Rice called “the COVID year,” Arkansas State’s football team probably won’t be surprised.

JONESBORO — Garrett Finnicum scored 38 points Tuesday night to lead Ridgefield Christian to an 84-80 victory over Riverside in senior boys’ basketball.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State added a home football game to its 2020 schedule Tuesday and announced that another has been rescheduled.

JONESBORO — Valley View built a 20-point halftime lead Monday night and held off Osceola for a 70-65 victory in senior boys’ basketball.

WALNUT RIDGE — Walnut Ridge’s Mari Thomas is expected to have a dual role on the diamond when he joins Crowder College’s baseball program in 2021-22.

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Tuesday that due to COVID-19 testing and taking extra precautions to provide a safe travel environment, its volleyball team will not participate in this week’s Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

JONESBORO — Whether Marcel Murray is ready to be part of Arkansas State’s backfield rotation this week remains to be decided, but head coach Blake Anderson and offensive coordinator Keith Heckendorf said they saw good signs from the junior running back when the Red Wolves practiced Sunday.

JONESBORO — Nettleton senior Tylei Wofford-Byrd could draw on an insider’s perspective as she considered making Tennessee-Martin her college choice.

JONESBORO — Caden Elsik ran for three touchdowns Friday night to lead Farmington to a 28-7 victory over Valley View in the Class 5A state football playoffs.

GREENBRIER — A furious Brookland rally fell short Friday night in the Class 5A state playoffs as Greenbrier advanced with a 43-28 victory.

MAUMELLE — A fourth-down touchdown pass gave Maumelle the lead in the third quarter and the Hornets added an insurance touchdown in the fourth to defeat Nettleton 19-7 in the Class 5A state football playoffs Friday night.

HAMBURG — Hamburg’s Armodd Taylor ran for seven touchdowns Friday night as the Lions raced past Westside 76-47 in the Class 4A state football playoffs.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Trask has gone from Heisman hopeful to potential Heisman Trophy front-runner in two months, much of it coming in the last two weeks.

JONESBORO — Van Buren’s record doesn’t indicate the Pointers could be a dangerous opponent for Jonesboro in the Class 6A state football playoffs.

JONESBORO — Valley View will have an opportunity to achieve one of its season objectives tonight.

JONESBORO — Nettleton head coach Steven Hampton knows his team drew a difficult assignment in the play-in round of the Class 5A state playoffs. He’s just glad the Raiders have the opportunity to take the field.

JONESBORO — Blazer Arena was busy Wednesday afternoon as five Valley View seniors in four sports signed to compete at the college level.

JONESBORO — Four Jonesboro High School senior baseball players put college commitments in writing Wednesday at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym as the early signing period commenced.

JONESBORO — With the 2020-21 season two weeks away, the Sun Belt Conference announced its preseason all-conference men’s basketball team Wednesday, which included Arkansas State guards Marquis Eaton and Caleb Fields.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel announced six signees Wednesday who will join the Red Wolves for the 2021-22 season.

JONESBORO — The Westside Warriors are preparing for a game they didn’t figure to play a week ago.

BROOKLAND — The Brookland Bearcats will be shorthanded as they venture into the football postseason for the first time.