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Pitt vs. Penn State likely won’t return until 2030

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NEW YORK – Penn State will play Pitt for the third time in four years this September, but the future of the series beyond that is likely headed for a hiatus.

Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke said last month that she discussed extending the series with Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour -- in hopes of landing another 4-year agreement starting in 2026 -- but that Penn State hadn't signed the proposed agreement.

“We’ve had conversations but I think at this point we both agreed that based on Big Ten and ACC scheduling principles -- and you know it’s a complicated puzzle nowadays -- that we’re probably not going to do anything at this point and look at some point after 2030 to maybe do something,” Barbour said Tuesday evening ahead of Penn State’s first of three Coaches Caravan stops.

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