Penn State Acting AD Suggests Football Team Could Extend Series Against Pitt

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: The Penn State Nittany Lions football team run to huddle up before playing the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium on September 1, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Player names are now displayed on the team jerseys as of this season. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Penn State and Pittsburgh are trying to rekindle an old flame.

Penn State's acting athletic director, Dave Joyner, has expressed interest in making a Pitt-Penn State matchup a regular occurrence. Joyner said this, in agreement with Pitt AD Steve Pederson, to the Tribune-Review on Friday.

The once-rivals have not met since 2000, when Pitt defeated Penn State, 12-0. They are currently scheduled to face each other in 2016 and 2017. Discussions of a renewed rivalry are still in preliminary stages.

The scheduling of this game could be difficult, as Penn State is committed to eight Big Ten games per season. Pitt will be locked into nine conference games when it joins the ACC next season.

Penn State is currently 0-2, and will look for its first win under coach Bill O'Brien when it takes on Navy.

Pitt is also 0-2, and it faces Virginia Tech on Saturday.

For more on Penn State, check out Black Shoe Diaries. And for more on Pittsburgh head over to Cardiac Hill.

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