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“It’ll Take an Army” Franco’s Italian Army Fifty Years Later

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Pitt vs. WVU: The History of the Backyard Brawl

Separated by just 70 miles, feelings run strong in the football rivalry between the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University. Sept. 1, 2022 marks the first time in more than a decade that the two teams will clash in what fans affectionately refer to as the “Backyard Brawl.”

A Pivotal Moment – December 23, 1972: The Immaculate Reception

  Museum life-like figure of Franco Harris in front of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. There are certain moments in sports that define a team, an era, or an individual.…

Sign of Greatness

With summer winding down and kids heading back to school, one of the great traditions of this region – Friday night high school football – is about to kick off…