Monday July 28th, 2014

Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst would like his team to schedule annual games against West Virginia and Penn State, according to's Brett McMurphy

Pitt and WVU played a rivalry series - the Backyard Brawl - for 104 years, before moves to new conferences (WVU to the Big 12, Pitt to the ACC) ended the matchups in 2012. Pitt holds a 61-40-3 advantage in the series, though West Virginia won seven of the final ten contests. 

MORE: Pac-12 passers - pick your poison 

Pitt and Penn State had a rivalry that dated back to 1893, but that series hasn't been played since 2000. However, the Panthers and Nittany Lions have scheduled a four-year series from 2016-19. 

Pitt went 7-6 in its initial ACC season in 2013. The Panthers defeated Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, 30-27. 

- Alex Hampl


SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.