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Panthers cede in second half, lose to WVU, 68-53

Panthers cede in second half, lose to WVU, 68-53

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

75 miles and different shades of blue and gold. Off of the hardwood, not much separates West Virginia (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) and Pitt (2-2, 1-0 ACC). But on Friday night, a mere 20 minutes of basketball proved how big the gap remains between the two hated rivals. 

What are the Odds: Backyard Brawl headlines loaded weekend

What are the Odds: Backyard Brawl headlines loaded weekend

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Senior staff writer Ben Bobeck likes the under on Pitt and West Virginia's Friday-night basketball game, and is also picking the Minnesota Golden Gophers to come through big again.

WVU outplays Pitt in Backyard Brawl at PNC Park

WVU outplays Pitt in Backyard Brawl at PNC Park

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

West Virginia combined a stellar outing from starter Nick Snyder with a steady late-game offense to emerge victorious over the Panthers, 9-4.

Mountaineers maul Pitt in Backyard Brawl, 69-59

Mountaineers maul Pitt in Backyard Brawl, 69-59

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018

Facing off against a team known for its suffocating defense, the young Panthers’ inexperience was on full display in a 69-59 loss to West Virginia Saturday afternoon in the 186th edition of the Backyard Brawl.

WVU bests Pitt men’s soccer 2-1 in Backyard Brawl

WVU bests Pitt men’s soccer 2-1 in Backyard Brawl

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

The Pitt men's soccer team was without leading scorer Edward Kizza and it hurt them Tuesday night — the Panthers fell 2-1 at WVU.

Rivalry week: Examining the shaky future of Pitt vs. Penn State

Rivalry week: Examining the shaky future of Pitt vs. Penn State

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

In 2016, the Pitt-Penn State rivalry was rebooted after a 16 year hiatus. Although only playing for the last two seasons, it seems as if the rivalry may reach an expiration date soon - which could actually benefit Pitt. Working hard to schedule the rivalry game every year doesn't seem like a worthy investment for Pitt.

Mountaineers take down Panthers in Backyard Brawl

Mountaineers take down Panthers in Backyard Brawl

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

December 9, 2017

Down 18 at the half, Pitt men’s basketball nearly mounted a second-half comeback, but West Virginia’s aggressive defense held the young Panther team in the final minutes. Though Pitt came within two points with six minutes remaining, the Mountaineers pulled away to avoid the upset, winning 69...

Panthers fall in Backyard Brawl, 73-52

Panthers fall in Backyard Brawl, 73-52

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team traveled to West Virginia Thursday night to rekindle the Backyard Brawl rivalry that had been inactive since 2012. The Panthers were outmatched by their Big 12 opponent, however, and fell to the Mountaineers, 73-52. Pitt (5-4) entered the game riding a two-game losing streak afte...

Men’s basketball releases nonconference schedule

Men’s basketball releases nonconference schedule

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

July 11, 2017

The Pitt basketball team announced its 13-game nonconference schedule for the 2017-18 season Monday as head coach Kevin Stallings has just under four months to get his young players ready to compete. A renewal of the Backyard Brawl rivalry against West Virginia University highlights the slate. The t...

Mountaineers outlast Panthers, earn season sweep

Mountaineers outlast Panthers, earn season sweep

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

May 16, 2017

The last time Pitt and West Virginia met on the diamond, it was an offensive battle as the Mountaineers got an 8-4 win on the road in March. West Virginia took the season sweep Tuesday in a much more defensive night, but the result was the same with a 2-0 Mountaineer victory in Morgantown. Both pitching...

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