The West Virginia University Mountaineers will take on the Pitt Panthers in the Backyard Brawl next week, and alumni and friends attending the football game are invited to attend theBash before the Brawlpre-game event at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Baseball Club Level (Gunner’s, Keystone Club&Monte Cristo’s) at PNC Park. The cost is $25 and includes mini hamburgers, wings and blue, hot dogs, cole slaw, nachos and water. A cash bar also will be available. Reservations must be made in advance by contacting Gregg Cave at 304-293-4731. For more information, visit http://calendar.wvu.edu/alumni .

The Backyard Brawl is always an exciting game for our team and fans,said Stephen L. Douglas, president, chief executive officer.I know our alumni and friends will come out to support the team, and we certainly encourage them to join us for this fun pre-game event.

The Bash before the Brawl is sponsored by the WVU Alumni Association and its Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, WVU Foundation, Mountaineer Athletic Club, WVU Bookstore and Hendrickson&Long.

The WVU Alumni Association, chartered in 1873, represents more than 170,000 university graduates residing in every county in West Virginia, every state in the union and approximately 60 foreign nations. With nearly 100 registered chapters and constituent groups, the associations 26,000 dues-paying members support Homecoming Weekend, the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni, Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund, and dozens of other social and philanthropic programs.