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The Backyard Brawl is back, even if it’s not for another seven years. When the West Virginia Mountaineers take the field in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2022, the players that will be freshmen on those teams are mere sixth-graders now.

Many probably haven’t even started to play organized football yet. Nevertheless, it’s a good thing that the rivalry will continue, at least for four season from 2022-2025.

11/09/2015 - 17:16
Tony DeFazio
From 2008 through 2011, Hopewell running back Rushel Shell spent year after year establishing himself as one of the premier players in Pennsylvania.

After rushing for a state-record 9,078 yards and scoring a WPIAL-record 110 touchdowns, Shell became one of the most sought-after players by the top programs in the country.

10/18/2015 - 17:14
Michael Kiwak
The Panthers and Mountaineers will play a home and home four-year series

PITTSBURGH—The “Backyard Brawl” is coming back.

The series that provided such iconic Pitt moments as “4th and 17” and “13-9” will be played again beginning in 2022.

09/10/2015 - 22:49
PSR Staff
On the heels of a dismal 4-8 season in 2013—and seated firmly upon the hotseat—head coach Dana Holgorsen was able to steer the West Virginia football program back in the right direction in 2014.

The Mountaineers rebounded to finish the regular season with a 7-5 record.

08/03/2015 - 15:26
Matthew Zabierek
Training camps are open across the NFL and dozens of rookies are trying to buck the odds and earn a roster spot, including nearly two dozen with ties to western or central Pennsylvania.

Penn State and West Virginia each landed six players on NFL training camp rosters, while Pitt placed four and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference three.

07/29/2015 - 15:08
Tony DeFazio
Bob Huggins is heading into his ninth season as the head coach at West Virginia and his 30th season as a Division I head coach.

In 2001, Huggins became the 20th Division I coach (minimum 10 years coaching in Division I) to reach 700 victories when the Mountaineers defeated Missouri State, and he has 765 collegiate wins

07/16/2015 - 08:43
PSR Staff
Fourth and fifth round see five local players selected

Several players with local ties were drafted in the fourth and fifth rounds of Saturday's NFL Draft.

05/02/2015 - 15:11
Tony DeFazio
West Virginia's Kevin White will be the first local player off the board, but Pitt's TJ Clemmings looks like a first-rounder as well. Penn State has several players expected to go in the second and third days of the draft.

Kevin White, WR, WVU (6-3, 215)

04/11/2015 - 15:45
Tony DeFazio
West Virginia's NCAA Tournament run came to a sudden end at the hands of undefeated Kentucky, as the Wildcats took an early lead and cruised to a 78-39 blowout over the Mountaineers.

Trey Lyles had 14 points, the Harrison twins—Andrew (12) and Aaron (13)—combined for 25 and unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats continued their pursuit of history with their 37th straight win.

03/26/2015 - 23:07
Matthew DeTitta
Dana Holgorsen's Mountaineers try to build off a season that saw them play some of the nation's top teams to the wire.

West Virginia made plenty of improvement last season, but the Mountaineers are still striving to solidify themselves in the Big 12.

03/23/2015 - 19:45
Tony DeFazio
Neil Walker’s contract expires after the 2016 season. The Pirates second baseman is due for a big raise in arbitration this offseason—likely to $10 million—and signing him to a long-term extension will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $12-$15 million annually.
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