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The Backyard Brawl

(Photo Credit: John Phillips)

Food & Games: The 184th (And Final???) Backyard Basketbrawl

It was a dark and gloomy Thursday in Pittsburgh. Quite appropriate for the setting of what many see as the final meeting between old rivals Pitt and West Virginia in basketball’s version of the Backyard Brawl.

93-7 The Fan–02/17/2012

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The Phillips File- The Final Brawl Had It All For WVU Fans

If this was going to be the last time both Pitt and West Virginia met for a football game, then they sure got it right. With hopes of a possible share of the Big East title at stake for the winner serving as just an appetizer, the underlying tone of bragging rights for the foreseeable future represented the main course.

93-7 The Fan–11/25/2011