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By Scott Brown
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 7:45 p.m.
 

CHICAGO — Penn State is open to playing West Virginia in football, but athletic director Dave Joyner said the schools have yet to engage in serious talks about renewing the rivalry.

CBSsports.com reported that the former rivals are close to finalizing a home-and-home series that would begin as early as 2020.

“There's nothing to report at this time,” Joyner told the Tribune-Review. “We have a lot of respect for West Virginia and (Mountaineers athletics director) Oliver Luck, and that's a fine program and one we would be open to engaging in future matchups.”

Joyner said he and Luck have had discussions about various sports in regard to future schedules.

Penn State and WVU were rivals when both were independent, playing 59 times from 1904-1992. Their series ended when Penn State joined the Big Ten.

Pitt and Penn State signed an agreement in 2011 to play a home-and-home series in 2016-17, marking the first time the once bitter rivals meet since 2000. The schools extended the series for two more years last December.

“Regional rivalries in college football are special,” Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said at the time.

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