© 2021 West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Telling West Virginia's Story
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WVPB News

Pitt and West Virginia to Resume 'Backyard Brawl' in 2022

WVU Football Entrance
Magnus Manske
/
wikimedia commons

The Backyard Brawl is back on. Pittsburgh and West Virginia have agreed to renew one of the oldest rivalries in college football.

The former Big East schools separated by 80 miles will meet four times beginning in 2022, when the Mountaineers visit Heinz Field to face the Panthers.

Pitt will host West Virginia in 2022 and 2024, with the Panthers traveling south in 2023 and 2025.

The two teams met 104 times between 1895 and 2011 before Pitt's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia's switch to the Big 12. The Panthers lead the all-time series 61-40-3, including a 13-9 upset in 2007 that ruined the Mountaineers' shot at playing in the BCS title game.


WVPB is local news, education, music, and entertainment for West Virginia.
Your donation today will help keep us strong and vital.