Undoubtedly, the worst aspect of conference realignment has been the loss of dozens of different longstanding rivalry games across the country. Well, you can cross one off of the list. West Virginia and Pittsburgh have agreed to resume the "Backyard Brawl", starting in 2022. WVU's Athletic Director, Shane Lyons, announced the news Thursday afternoon.
">September 10, 2015
Pittsburgh will get home games in 2022 and 2024, while West Virginia will host in 2023 and 2025. Here's more, via West Virginia:
“I think this is a very exciting announcement for all of college football. We all know how conference realignment ended some long-standing rivalries, which have made the sport so special. Today, we are able to bring back one of the oldest rivalries in college football,” WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said.
The "Backyard Brawl" is one of college football's most historic and entertaining rivalries. The Panthers lead the all-time series, 61-40-3.