MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- None of the players for No. 18 West Virginia has ever faced Pittsburgh. In fact, none had yet been recruited by the Mountaineers at the time of the last Backyard Brawl, which occurred five years, nine months and 23 days ago.
And yet, all the West Virginia players comprehend the commotion around Saturday's renewal of the rivalry. The vulgar T-shirts in the student section still advise Pitt what to eat, and chants to the same effect still arise regardless who the Mountaineers are playing.
The basketball version of Backyard Brawl returns when Pittsburgh hosts No. 18 West Virginia
Good news on the college hoops rivalry front, as Pitt and West Virginia announced on Thursday that they will be renewing the Backyard Brawl. One of the most intense rivalries in college sports, Pitt and West Virginia have not played...
Pittsburgh and West Virginia say the regional rivalry between the two schools long known as the "Backyard Brawl" will resume in 2017, when the men's basketball teams begin a four-year series
WVU's coach responded by dropping a subtle "Eat S, Pitt" on Twitter. West Virginia and Pittsburgh will resurrect the Backyard Brawl from 2022-25, the Mountaineers announced Thursday. The two teams have not played since West Virginia...