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WVU tops Pitt in the Backyard Brawl

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 3, 2019) – A program-record 3,487 fans watched the West Virginia University baseball team score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to beat Pitt, 5-4, in the Backyard Brawl on Wednesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. In front of the largest crowd to ever watch a WVU

WVU beats Pitt in Backyard Brawl, extends winning streak

PITTSBURGH, Pa.--The West Virginia University baseball team defeated Pitt 10-4 on Tuesday during the diamond version of the Backyard Brawl. The Mountaineers (32-19) extended their winning streak to a nation-best 10 games. Freshman third baseman Ivan Vera went 4-for-5 and scored two runs. Freshman shortstop Jimmy Galusky went 4-for-5 with one RBI

Did Luck Nix Attempts At Renewing Brawl?

Current West Virginia University athletic director, Shane Lyons,  announced last week that WVU had finalized a deal with the University of Pittsburgh to renew the Backyard Brawl. The four game series will start in 2022 in Pittsburgh and continue until 2025. While there have been rumors surrounding the renewal of the

The Brawl Is Back

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 10, 2015) – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons has announced that one of the nation’s oldest and most intense rivalries, the “Backyard Brawl” between Pitt and West Virginia, will return with a scheduled four-game series that will run from 2022-25. “I think this is a

Is Pitt Refusing To Renew Backyard Brawl?

There is no question talks have taken place between WVU and Pitt to renew the Backyard Brawl, at least on a short term basis. Both BGS as well as media outlets out of Pittsburgh have verified that WVU AD Shane Lyons and Pitt AD Scott Barnes have been in discussions. However,

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