Penn State and in-state rival Pittsburgh have agreed to see each other more on the gridiron.
The two teams were already scheduled to renew their rivalry in 2016 in Pittsburgh and play the following year in Beaver Stadium. The two schools announced Friday that Penn State and Pitt will now play two more games in 2018 and 2019.
"We are thrilled to have the University of Pittsburgh back on the schedule for several consecutive years," Coach Bill O'Brien said in a press release. "Regional rivalries in college football are special. I have been involved in a few as a coach. Penn State versus Pitt is a rivalry rich with history and tradition. We have a great deal of respect for [Pitt coach] Paul Chryst and the Pitt Panther football program and we are looking forward to competing against them on the gridiron."
The two extra contests will keep the same format with the 2018 game being played in Pittsburgh and the 2019 meeting in State College.
The Nittany Lions and Panthers have a storied history on the football field. Penn State has played Pitt 96 times, more than any other opponent, and the team holds a 48-42-4 advantage.
Though the team's have seen a lot of each other, Penn State and Pitt haven't played since 2000. In that game 12 years ago, Pitt beat Penn State, 12-0, at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.