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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.

Editorial: West Virginia gets creative holding Church accountable for abuse

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a civil suit against the state’s singular Roman Catholic diocese and a retired top bishop on Tuesday.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 20, 2019

The state’s solution to these legal impediments might help in the effort to hold accountable those who enabled the abuse to happen.

Editorial: Marino is a mistake for drug czar

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., led congressional efforts to limit the DEA’s fight against drug companies that contribute to the opioid crisis. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 16, 2017

If President Donald Trump wanted to spit in the face of his most ardent supporters, he probably couldn’t have chosen a crueler way to do it than with his nomination of a new drug czar last month. Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), who represents one of the whitest, most rural and most pro-Trump districts in...

Pitt facing nationwide issue of alcohol sales at sporting events

Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

When Pitt’s Athletic Director Scott Barnes first took the position in 2015, he told a local reporter he was open to the idea of selling alcohol at Panther football games. The next day’s headline, “Pitt considers alcohol sales at Heinz Field,” prompted Barnes, months later, to laugh about how he ...

Time is right to bring beer to Heinz Field

Pitt eclipsed its all-time record for football season ticket sales Saturday. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographers

By Steve Rotstein / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

There are few places more intrinsically college than a football stadium. So why is it that at most schools, gridirons are the fall’s only beer-free weekend destinations? During the 2015-2016 season, only 34 out of 128 Division I college football stadiums served alcohol to the general public. Only 11 of the stadiums selling booze ...

Breaking down the East Region

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 15, 2016

In a year full of parity in college basketball, it’s been tough to scope out the elite versus the meek. That remains true in Pitt’s East Region of the NCAA Tournament, as it’s difficult to pick out the contenders in the grouping. There is an array of teams that can make noise in the corner of...

Scheduling rivals could provide boon to football attendance

Pitt News File Photo

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 15, 2015

Two weeks ago, I wrote a column calling for Pitt and West Virginia to renew the Backyard Brawl. Last Thursday, by pure happenstance, fate intervened — in the form of Pitt and WVU AD’s Scott Barnes and Shane Lyons, respectively — and made my dream come true. The Panthers will now play the Moun...

Pitt renews Backyard Brawl with West Virginia

Pitt News File Photo

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 10, 2015

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...

Play Brawl: Why Pitt and West Virginia Must Renew Their Rivalry

Pitt News File Photo

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2015

As a junior, I’ve engaged in countless Panther rites of passage — having the Cathedral’s victory lights guide me home, eating at Primanti’s, singing “Sweet Caroline” at football games and promptly leaving after the last verse. Yet one item on my checklist remains unmarked — attending the...

What rivalries? Pitt’s relationship with PSU, WVU changing

What rivalries? Pitt's relationship with PSU, WVU changing

By Joey Niklas / For The Pitt News

October 24, 2014

Rivalries have helped build college football into the financial machine that it is today. The Red River Shootout between Texas and Oklahoma — played in Dallas — and the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party between Florida and Georgia — played in Jacksonville — come to mind as two notable ri...

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