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Pitt, Penn State football agree to play in 2018, 2019

Pitt and Penn State have agreed to extend their home-and-home series by two years. They will play each other annually for four years.

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Pitt and Penn State extended the agreement to play a home-and-home series in football by two years, according to an announcement on Pitt's website on Friday.

The two teams had initially agreed to a home-and-home series, which will take place in 2016 and 2017. In 2016, the game will be held at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field on Sept. 10, while the 2017 contest will take place at Penn State on Sept. 17.

Now, the teams will also meet in 2018 and 2019, with the 2018 meeting returning to Heinz Field on Sept. 8 and heading back to State College on Sept. 14, 2019.

Pitt and Penn State last played each other on Sept. 16, 2000 at Three Rivers Stadium. Pitt won the game by a final score of 12-0.

The two teams began playing each other in 1893 and competed every year from 1900-1931, as well as from 1935-1992. The last consecutive string of annual competition came from 1997-2000. Penn State has a 50-42-4 all-time record against Pitt.

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