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Old 08-07-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
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The Pitt-Pens State rivalry has been dead for years. There is little incentive for PSU to schedule games with Pitt unless they agree to play them in Happy Valley, so the conversation is over. The Rivalry is dead and will not be revived.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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.There is little incentive for PSU to schedule games with Pitt unless they agree to play them in Happy Valley, so the conversation is over.
Actually you got that backwards... the conversation is over because PSU does not want to play Pitt in Pittsburgh.

Pitt has said it will do a home and away with PSU.
PSU would not agree to that.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Actually you got that backwards... the conversation is over because PSU does not want to play Pitt in Pittsburgh.

Pitt has said it will do a home and away with PSU.
PSU would not agree to that.
what you say seems totally logical, Pitt. Why would PSU want to avoid Heinz Field, an NFL stadium being an obviously major facicility? Isn't playing a game in Pittsburgh a good move for a team that heavily recruits in the Pgh area? Besides, Pitt is a MAJOR football school. Nobody expects Ohio State to play at Bowling Green, Texas to travel to North Texas, or Cal to play at San Jose State. But Florida can and does go to Miami and Iowa will play at Iowa State without either thinking them are slumming it. I can't imagine why PSU would think, on any level, it was lowering itself to go play at Pitt.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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PSU is skeered, joepa got his feelers hurt and holds grudges a long time.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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It is simply a money thing with PSU.
They make more money playing at home....
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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WVU was a first half injury away from making the BCS CG in 07-08. That team would have given LSU all that they could handle.(more than they could handle, IMO)

No ACC team has even smelled anything like that since '99.
Actually, WVU would have played Ohio State as both would have had 11-1 records if WVU didn't lose to Pitt. Still, I think Pat White could have whooped Ohio State.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
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Actually you got that backwards... the conversation is over because PSU does not want to play Pitt in Pittsburgh.

Pitt has said it will do a home and away with PSU.
PSU would not agree to that.
That is exactly what I said - PSU wants to play exclusively in Happy Valley.

Originally Posted by Johnny C
There is little incentive for PSU to schedule games with Pitt unless they agree to play them in Happy Valley, so the conversation is over.

Unless they agree to play them in Happy Valley.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Yeah... I got that.

But Pitt WILL play in Happy Valley, just as PSU wants them to.... BUT only every other year with PSU coming to Pittsburgh in between.
PSU will not do that.

Pitt has no problem going to Happy Valley....


In any case, we agree it ain't gonna happen!
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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Are there any good neutral site locations in PA that doesn't involve going to Philadelphia?
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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Not really. Can't think of any other cities with stadiums that would accomodate the crowds.

Plus a neutral site would be even worse for PSU than a home-and-away series. No way you get Penn State to agree to give up one home game every single year.
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