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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)

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...

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)

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,...

Pitt freshman forward Edward Kizza scored 2 goals for Pitt against West Virginia. (Photo by Evan Meng / Staff Photographer)

Panthers maul Mountaineers, 7-0, in highest-scoring game since 1998

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer September 27, 2017

Pitt men’s soccer snapped West Virginia’s 10-game Backyard Brawl unbeaten streak, dominating the Mountaineers 7-0 in the Panthers’ highest scoring game since 1998. The Panthers (4-5-0, 0-3-0 ACC)...

Redshirt senior Jacob Wright went 1-4 with a double and a strikeout in Pitt's 2-0 loss Tuesday at West Viginia. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

Mountaineers outlast Panthers, earn season sweep

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer May 17, 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...

The 2017 Backyard Brawl matchup will be Pitt Head Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio's first time coaching in the series. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

Women’s basketball renews Backyard Brawl

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer April 20, 2017

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...

Pitt's Jacob Wright, a sophomore outfielder, went 3-4 with a solo home run in a 8-4 loss to rival West Virginia on Tuesday night, March 28. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

Mountain too high to climb against WVU, Pitt falls 8-4

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer March 29, 2017

In the first of two Backyard Brawl games this season, the Pitt baseball team fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers, 8-4, due to a horrendous fifth inning in which the Panthers gave up five runs and committed...

Pitt first-year gymnast Lucy Jones posted a score of 9.575 on the beam in the Panthers' win over No. 21 West Virginia. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

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

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor January 17, 2017

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,...

Pitt sophomore TeShan Campbell advanced to 8-2 on the season with a 4-1 win Sunday over West Virginia's Ryan Lopez.  Dagmar Seppala | Staff Photographer

No. 23 Pitt wrestling team conquers WVU, 23-15

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor December 11, 2016

The No. 23 Pitt wrestling team got back on the winning track Sunday afternoon with a 23-15 dual meet victory at the Fitzgerald Field House over the rival West Virginia Mountaineers. The Panthers (4-2)...

Senior Matt Johnson (5) started his final game as a Pitt Panther on Sunday. Ian Flanagan | Contributing Editor

WVU beats Pitt, 10-4, splits season series

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor May 18, 2016

Pitt and West Virginia University’s football teams haven’t faced each other in the Backyard Brawl since 2011, but the baseball rivals met on the diamond at Charles L. Cost Field Tuesday night. The...

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