‘City Game’ between Pitt/Duquesne won’t return in 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The yearly “City Game” amongst Pitt’s and Duquesne’s basketball groups will stay on hiatus for a second straight year.

Duquesne declared Thursday that Pitt experienced backed out of a verbal agreement to renew the extensive-operating sequence during the 2020-21 season. The video game amongst the applications separated by just three miles in downtown Pittsburgh dates to 1932. The Panthers lead the sequence fifty five-32.

The rivalry took a break previous season, with Pitt citing a scheduling issue with the Atlantic Coastline Meeting going from eighteen to twenty conference online games. Both equally schools said they had been planning to enjoy just about every other in the 2020-21 season at PPG Paints Arena, a neutral web-site positioned a few of blocks from the Duquesne campus.

Duquesne athletic director Dave Harper said the Panthers declined to resume the sequence this year even nevertheless the Dukes provided to enjoy at the Petersen Situations Center, Pitt’s property flooring. Harper said the Panthers did provide to host Duquesne during the 2021-22 season. The Dukes are however taking into consideration the provide.

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