Athletic Director Oliver Luck said today there is still no definitive movement on continuing the Backyard Brawl, the team’s most storied rivalry game with Pitt that has fallen victim to conference realignment.
Luck said he spoke at a senior citizens event in Morgantown this week and was asked about reviving the series, but has no concrete information to share, other than a continued interest in eventually bringing back the game.
“The question always comes up at public events. What about Pitt-WVU?” said Luck. “My response was I’d love to see it on the schedule, but it won’t be on for at least a few years. There’s nothing formal. (Pitt AD) Steve (Pederson) and I talk every now and then.
"We tell him we’re interested, I think they are too, but we all have our new conference issues to deal with.”
Luck spoke briefly this afternoon at a short, private ceremony to unveil a plaque honoring the late Bill Stewart on the west side of Milan Puskar Stadium.
In attendance, said Luck, were family friends, some players Stewart had recruited, several members of the coaching staff, and University staff.
The plaque underlines Stewart's name with the phrase: A True Mountaineer followed by “Leave No Doubt” referencing a now famous speech Stewart gave the Mountaineers before beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.