Penn State football announced three new nonconference opponents for future schedules on Monday. The Nittany Lions added games against Nevada and San Jose State in 2020 and a game against Bowling Green in 2024.
The moves fill up Penn State’s 2020 schedule, as Big Ten teams play three nonconference games each season in addition to a nine-game conference slate. This means the Nittany Lions wouldn’t be able to resume a series against Pitt until 2021 without moving one of those games around. The current agreement between the two schools calls for games until 2019.
Pitt AD Heather Lyke said in November that a contract to extend the series was “very close to being done.”
“We have a contract very close to being done and being sent to Penn State to extend the football deal and I think that’s a huge priority and a huge rivalry and it’s necessary, so we’re working hard on that,” she told Onward State.
For now, Penn State is still scheduled to play Pitt in 2018 and 2019. The Nittany Lions won the the most recent matchup in September, 33-14.
Penn State football nonconference opponents
- 09/01 – Appalachian State
- 09/08 – at Pittsburgh
- 09/15 – Kent State
- 08/31 – Idaho
- 09/07 – Buffalo
- 09/14 – Pittsburgh
- 9/5 at Nevada
- 9/12 – at Virginia Tech
- 09/19 – San Jose State
- 09/11 – Ball State
- 09/18 – Auburn
- 09/17 – at Auburn
- 09/02 – West Virginia
- 08/31 – at West Virginia
- 09/06 – Virginia Tech
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