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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,

WVU In Negotiations With Multiple ACC Schools

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WVU is continuing to fill its future non-conference schedules and reports indicate the Mountaineers are looking toward a conference they once desired to be a part of. BGS has verified reports from both The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Palm Beach Post that WVU is in talks with both Florida State University

Pitt and WVU Renew Rivalries; Just Not With Each Other

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While college football shifts their focus towards media rights, licensing agreements and branding -- the traditions and pageantries that make the sport so wonderful continue to take a back seat. Caught in the crossfires of the transformation is the Backyard Brawl, a historic rivalry between West Virginia and Pittsburgh. Often referred to as

West Virginia baseball to take on Pitt

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- The West Virginia Mountaineers will take on the Pitt Panthers in the 190th edition of the Backyard Brawl on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Monongalia County Ballpark. West Virginia (35-23, 7-12 Big 12) is coming off a 5-4 win against No.11 Oklahoma State on Saturday in resumption of Friday’s game.

Pitt newspaper argues against Brawl with lame excuse

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An article written Monday in the Pitt News, the University of Pitt newspaper, stated that although the Panthers were looking for a replacement to fill the void left in their schedule by Notre Dame the Brawl was the last thing they wanted. Obviously this is not news to any Mountaineer

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