So this is a nice addition to the future football schedule.
Pitt and Oklahoma State will play a home-and-home football series during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the schools announced today.
On Sept. 17, 2016, the Panthers will play at Oklahoma State in Boone Pickens Stadium.
The Cowboys will visit Heinz Field in Pittsburgh the following season on Sept. 16, 2017.
I do like that the dates of the games are 9/17/16 and 9/16/17. But then I’m a little tired and at this point easily bemused.
That means Pitt’s non-con for 2016 already has Oklahoma St., Penn St. and Villanova. There’s one more game to add, but two major conference opponents on the non-con is already more than most programs do in a season.
Hope that by 2016 Coach Paul Chryst has the O-line in place to do what he wants to do on offense. Otherwise it could be a scary time with the Cowboys.
As for that other team in the Big XII…
Meanwhile, there has been little movement toward a resumption of the 104-game Pitt/West Virginia series that ended in 2011 when the schools announced they were leaving the Big East.
Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson, speaking Wednesday on TribLive Radio, said talks with West Virginia are not dead.
“Oliver (Luck, WVU athletic director) and I are friends,” Pederson said, “and we will keep talking about these things. If there is a way to engineer these things, we will try to do that.”
Of course. Naturally. No, there’s no foot-dragging.