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Backyard Maul: Pitt wrestling dominates WVU 29-6

Redshirt sophomore Micky Phillippi improved to 8-0 on the year during Pitt’s 29-6 victory over West Virginia.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

No. 10 Pitt wrestling strolled out of WVU Coliseum with a dominant victory that saw its wrestlers pick up eight wins, three of them as major decisions and one more as a technical fall.

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

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) drives in for a layup.

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

Nate Stanley (4) of the Iowa Hawkeyes warms up before a game against the Northwestern Wildcats.

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

Junior outfielder Nico Popa (1) put the first points on the board with a home run at Pitt’s 9-4 loss to West Virginia on Tuesday evening.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

May 15, 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

First-year guard Xavier Johnson, pictured here against WVU, was held to single-digit points for the second straight game versus Louisville.

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

Sophomore forward Alexander Dexter completed the Panthers’ only goal during the team’s 2-1 loss at West Virginia Tuesday night.

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

October 24, 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

Roc, the Panthers' mascot, walks toward Qadree Ollison during last year’s Pitt vs. Penn State game in State College. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

September 6, 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

First-year forward Shamiel Stevenson, who finished with 12 points in Pitt's loss to WVU, dunks in the first half. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

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

Leading the Panthers’ score box with 18 points and seven rebounds, Yacine Diop couldn’t stop the Panthers’ losing streak as they fell to West Virginia Thursday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

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

With only two scholarship players returning from last year's team, head coach Kevin Stallings will use this season's nonconference slate to find out how to get the most out of his new recruits. (TPN File Photo)

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...

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