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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...

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

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

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) held the momentum all night against their rival Mountaineers (6-2-2, 0-0-0 Big 12) on Tuesday at P...

Mountaineers outlast Panthers, earn season sweep

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

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 night, but the result was the same with a 2-0 Mountaineer victory in Morgantown. Both pitching...

Women’s basketball renews Backyard Brawl

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

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 program will resume Dec. 7, in Morgantown, West Virginia. The rivalry — which has been dormant for fiv...

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

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

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 three errors. The Panthers (11-11 overall, 4-5 ACC) were unable to surmount a seven-run ...

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

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

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, ‘Warm up, and then we’re doing a beam inter-squad. We’re just doing a whole lineup of full be...

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

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

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) rebounded from a shutout loss against the No. 1 Oklahoma State Cowboys last Sunday in Stillwater, Ok...

WVU beats Pitt, 10-4, splits season series

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

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 Pitt baseball team ran into the red-hot WVU Mountaineers (32-19 overall), who pulled away from the P...

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