Report: Penn State Finalizing Series With West Virginia
(Update 9-19: Penn State has confirmed this report earlier today and announced dates for this series a decade away. Penn State will host the Mountaineers on September 2, 2023 in Beaver Stadium and the Nittany Lions will travel to Morgantown on August 31, 2024.
“We are excited to announce this football series with West Virginia,” AD David Joyner said. “The renewal of our West Virginia rivalry is a series our alumni and fans have wanted to see on our future schedules. I am appreciative of the efforts of Oliver Luck in getting our two schools together again. As we prepare to move to a nine-game Big Ten schedule (2016), I am very pleased that we have been to able to schedule old rivals like West Virginia and Pitt and add Virginia Tech in upcoming years.”)
One of Penn State’s oldest football rivalries looks like it will be renewed in 2020, as the Nittany Lions are on the verge of finalizing a home-and-home series with the West Virginia Mountaineers CBS Sports is reporting.
The two schools have not played since Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1992, but they certainly have some history together — they first played each other in 1904 and have played every year from 1947 to 1992.
Penn State leads the all-time series against the Mountaineers 48-9-2 including wins in 32 of their previous 34 matchups. Penn State also won every year from 1959 to 1983, which makes the rivalry a bit one-sided.
Of course, there are some things that still need to be worked out. The two sides talked about scheduling this series in 2018, but that looks unlikely.
However, it appears that this series is happening. Onward State will keep you posted on when this gets finalized and whether or not West Virginia’s title of “Best Party School In The U.S.” will be on the line.