November 24, 2012;University Park, PA, USA; A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State, Pittsburgh Hoping to Renew Regular Rivalry Series


The Penn State Nittany Lions and Pittsburgh Panthers had one of the best rivalries in college football and they are working to get back back to playing each other on a regular basis. Penn State and Pitt are set to play each other a number of times from 2016-19 to renew the rivalry and both sides are hoping to meet on a regular basis moving forward.

Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson was speaking at the ACC spring meetings when he shared some optimism about the possibility of that happening.

“Whether it’s every single year or not, we’ll have to see how it works out,” Pederson said, via ESPN. “My hope is to try to make that work on a regular basis. I do feel like both sides would like to have it happen. I’m very optimistic.”

Pederson is not alone.

Penn State’s athletic director Dave Joyner also seemed dedicated to getting the rivalry back when he spoke at the Big Ten meetings.

“We’d be interested in talking about that. It’s a great series,” Joyner said. “It’s been a great linchpin in Pennsylvania for everyone there. Steve and I will definitely talk about doing that. We’ve always threatened to meet halfway on the turnpike somewhere at one exit.”

If the two sides can find a way to make the scheduling work, then it will be great for all college football fans.

The two sides have faced each other 96 times since 1893 and we can’t wait to see the upcoming games in the series.

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