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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Return of Backyard brawl reignites long standing vitriol between Pitt, WVU fans

Return of Backyard brawl reignites long standing vitriol between Pitt, WVU fans

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer September 3, 2022
For Pitt fans, Thursday meant the renewal of bad blood between two rivals that sit just 75 miles apart. For the first time in over a decade, it was Brawl Day.
Photos: Pitt celebrates Backyard Brawl victory

Photos: Pitt celebrates Backyard Brawl victory

By Clare Sheedy and Pamela Smith September 1, 2022
Pitt players and fans celebrate the 38-31 win against WVU.
Pitt fans show off a sign that reads WV was our safety school in the stands of Acrisure Stadium before the Backyard Brawl on Thursday.

Photos: Fans prepare for Backyard Brawl showdown

By Hannah Wilson, Senior Staff Photographer September 1, 2022
Ahead of the Pitt vs. WVU football game starting at 7 p.m., students and fans flocked to Acrisure Stadium.
Pitt student section sells out for Backyard Brawl

Pitt student section sells out for Backyard Brawl

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor August 21, 2022
The Pitt student section — anointed “the Panther Pitt” — is now at full capacity for the Backyard Brawl, the Panther Pitt’s Twitter account announced.
West Virginia guard Malik Curry (10) works the ball as Pittsburgh guard Onyebuchi Ezeakudo (31) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Morgantown, W.Va., Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.

Panthers fall to WVU, 74-59, in 188th Backyard Brawl

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor November 13, 2021
In front of an animated home crowd, Pitt and West Virginia played a game befitting its nickname. In a chippy matchup between rivals, the Panthers succumbed to “Press Virginia,” turning the ball over 32 times in a 74-59 loss to the Mountaineers.
Pitt baseball beat West Virginia 5-1 on Tuesday, ending a six-game losing streak against the Backyard Brawl rival.

Strong pitching, explosive third inning ends Panthers’ Backyard Brawl losing spell

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
No. 24 Pitt ended a six-game losing streak against rival West Virginia on Saturday, clinching a 5-1 Backyard Brawl victory behind a solid performance from senior pitcher Chris Gomez and an explosive third inning.
The No. 19 Pitt volleyball team managed to remain steady during a dominant 3-0 sweep of rival West Virginia. The Panthers have not played a “Backyard Brawl” against the Mountaineers since 2011, and won with scores of 25-8, 25-12 and 25-15, respectively.

Panthers sweep West Virginia in first volleyball Backyard Brawl since 2011

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
Pitt volleyball faced West Virginia for the first time in a decade on Wednesday, cruising to a 3-0 sweep.
Pitt gymnastics (6-10-1, 5-7-1 EAGL) won a match against West Virginia (2-7, 0-6 Big 12) on Friday night, beating the Mountaineers by a final score of 195.100-194.675 at the Fitzgerald Field House. However, the team couldn’t maintain momentum and ultimately lost on Sunday by a margin of 196.100-193.400.

Pitt gymnastics celebrates senior night with win over WVU

By Tricia Caucci, For The Pitt News March 14, 2021
After Pitt gymnastics (6-10-1, 5-7-1 EAGL) lost its first match in the three-meet series of the Backyard Brawl, the Panthers came back with a vengeance in match two on Friday night, beating West Virginia (2-7, 0-6 Big 12) by a final score of 195.100-194.675 at the Fitzgerald Field House. But despite their opponent's momentum, the Mountaineers turned out a compelling win on Sunday by a margin of 196.100-193.400.
Junior gymnast Olivia Miller

Miller, Coca star in all-around for Pitt gymnastics despite loss to WVU

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Pitt gymnastics (5-9-1) took the floor of the Fitzgerald Field House for the first of three dual meets against rival West Virginia (1-6 overall, 0-6 Big 12) on Friday night. The Panthers were unable to overcome dazzling floor routines from the Mountaineers in a 195.900-194.175 loss, but an event win for junior Olivia Miller and Coca’s first trip through the all-around category softened the sting of defeat.
Redshirt sophomore Micky Phillippi improved to 8-0 on the year during Pitt’s 29-6 victory over West Virginia.

Backyard Maul: Pitt wrestling dominates WVU 29-6

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.
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