Penn State-Pitt Football Series Will End in ’92

<i> Associated Press</i>

Eastern football paid another price for Penn State’s decision to join the Big Ten with the announcement that the traditional series between the Nittany Lions and Pitt is over for the foreseeable future after the 1992 game.

“There is no contract at this time for future games beyond 1992,” Penn State Athletic Director Jim Tarman said.

He said contractual and Big Ten commitments forced the university to interrupt the 90-year-old series between the intrastate rivals.

Penn State leads the series 45-41-4. The teams first faced each other in 1893 but began playing regularly in 1900.


The rivalry has been one of the highlights of Eastern football and on several occasions has decided national championships and major bowl appearances.

Penn State continues its withdrawal from the Eastern football scene. Out, or on the way out, are such series as those with Syracuse, Boston College, Rutgers, Temple, West Virginia and Maryland.