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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 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories

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


Filed under Men's Basketball

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


Filed under Women's Basketball

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


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Top Stories

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...

Women’s basketball renews Backyard Brawl

Women’s basketball renews Backyard Brawl

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Backyard Brawl is returning to yet another sport — women’s basketball. Pitt announced in a press release Thursday afternoon that its rivalry with the West Virginia University women’s basketball program will resume Dec. 7, in Morgantown, West Virginia. The rivalry — which has been dormant for fiv...

Pitt gymnastics conquers No. 21 WVU for first time in 26 years

Pitt gymnastics conquers No. 21 WVU for first time in 26 years

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt gymnastics head coach Debbie Yohman knows her team has struggled on the beam, so she decided to try something new at practice this week. “We got [into the Fitzgerald Field House] and I said, ‘Warm up, and then we’re doing a beam inter-squad. We’re just doing a whole lineup of full be...

Giordano breaks record, Pitt swims past WVU

Giordano breaks record, Pitt swims past WVU

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Dominic Giordano has already enjoyed incredible success as a diver for the Pitt Panthers, winning the NCAA Championship in the 3-meter last year. Saturday afternoon, the senior from Wexford, Pennsylvania, added to his already impressive legacy with a historic performance. Giordano, the reigning NCAA champion in the ...

Pitt renews Backyard Brawl with West Virginia

Pitt renews Backyard Brawl with West Virginia

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 10, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, 3. Breaking, Football, Sports

Pitt announced four future matchups with rival West Virginia, with the first scheduled for 2022 in Pittsburgh. The Panthers will host the Mountaineers on Sept. 17, 2022.  The next matchup will be on Sept. 16, 2023 at West Virginia, followed by   in Pittsburgh on Sep. 14, 2024, and back to W...

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