After adding future non-conference games against the likes of Penn State, Oklahoma State and others the past few years, Pitt added another future opponent by committing to a home-and-home series against a familiar foe.
Pitt has officially added former Big East rival Cincinnati to their football schedule for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.
The Panthers and Bearcats will tee it up on September 9, 2023 in Pittsburgh, while Pitt will play at Cincinnati on September 7, 2024.
Pitt has played Cincinnati 12 times, winning eight, but the Bearcats won the last two games of the series in 2011 and 2012. The biggest defeat though came in 2009 where Pitt fans won’t be able to forget Cincinnati costing the Panthers a Big East title with a 45-44 victory at Heinz Field.
In other Pitt news:
– The Pitt men’s basketball team announced that the Panthers will face Davidson in a neutral site game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday December 20. The alma mater of NBA MVP Stephen Curry, the Wildcats finished the 2014-15 season with a 24-8 record and made the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Iowa.
– Speaking of basketball, both senior guard James Robinson (right foot) and graduate transfer guard Sterling Smith (right ankle) underwent successful surgeries. Robinson’s rehab time is about 12 weeks while Smith’s is about six. Both players are expected to be 100 percent when practice begins in October.
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