Yes, SU plays WVU. Pitt is going to the same bowl for the third year in a row.
The Pinstripe Bowl had the rights to the 4th place Big East team (or to pick 4th, anyway). There was talk that they might choose #5 Pitt to get a Backyard Brawl Bowl. There’s a storyline and you know the teams will be up for a contest. No need to manufacture hype.
But the bowl probably thought they’d sell more tickets to a NY team and wanted to stay in their pecking order.
I think it sucks, but it’s their choice.
i love a backyard brawl! i wish it had been Pitt.
and Gonzaga beat Georgetown Prep in hockey on Friday, in a backyard brawl of sorts. that is always good to see, as Prep is a DESPISED opponent.