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The Backyard Brawl: Dead Or Alive?

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2007 Backyard Brawl

Former Pitt tailback LeSean McCoy runs against WVU in the 2007 Backyard Brawl. (File photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Tim Hyland, college football writer for About.com, joined 93-7 The Fan’s John Phillips Saturday morning to discuss West Virginia’s acceptance into the Big 12, and what it might mean for the future of the Backyard Brawl.

Although the history of college football is filled with examples of sustained inter-conference rivalries, with the Mountaineers moving and Pitt preparing to join the ACC, there is a distinct possibility one of the most rancorous rivalries in college football may come to an end.

In addition, Tim and John discuss whether Joe Paterno’s days are numbered, and who would make the best successor…

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