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West Virginia & Pitt Will Resume The Backyard Brawl In 2022

Shane Lyons announced the much anticipated return of The Backyard Brawl on Thursday afternoon.

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West Virginia AD Shane Lyons announced this afternoon that the Backyard Brawl will return in a 4-game series scheduled to run from 2022 until 2025.

The four-game series will start in 2022 at Heinz Field, move to Milan Puskar Stadium in 2023, will be played in Pittsburgh in 2024, with the final game of the contract at Morgantown in 2025.

The Backyard Brawl started in 1895 and was played for 104 years until it ended in 2011 after a 21-20 WVU victory in Morgantown. The two schools were Eastern independents for a majority of the series but became Big East football founding members in 1991 and continued their rivalry until 2011. West Virginia won 14 of the 21 games in Big East play, before the Mountaineers became a member of the Big 12 in 2012, and the Panthers moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013.

I'd like to imagine our article about why the Panthers kept ducking the Mountaineers had something to do with this.