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Pitt Adds Delaware to Future Non-Conference Schedule



Former Pitt quarterback Nick Patti vs. Delaware. Schedule

Pitt has now locked in its 2029 non-conference schedule by adding a Conference-USA opponent. Delaware, which is transitioning to C-USA from the Coastal Athletic Association in 2025, announced that it will travel to Acrisure Stadium on Sept. 1, 2029, to open the season against the Panthers. And with the matchup scheduled, we now know the Panthers’ 2029 non-conference schedule:

Week 1 — Delaware (Sept. 1)

Week 2 — West Virginia (Sept. 8)

Week 3 — UCF (Sept. 15)

Week 4 — Richmond (Sept. 22)

Pitt has played Delaware just twice in the history of the program, knocking off the Blue Hens 62-0 in the inaugural meeting in 2014. The second meeting was a different story. With Kenny Pickett sidelined, former backup Nick Patti made his first career start against Delaware and threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns in a closely fought 17-14 win over the Blue Hens at what was then Heinz Field.

We’re getting a clearer picture of the non-conference slate leading up to the end of the decade.

Pitt will play Central Michigan, West Virginia and Notre Dame in 2025, with CMU and WVU scheduled for September 2025. Notre Dame is still to be determined.

The 2026 non-conference schedule features Miami (Oh.), UCF and Wisconsin, which is shaping up to be a tough slate.

Pitt will kick off the 2027 in Dublin, Ireland against Wisconsin, as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, and UConn is also on the non-con schedule.

UConn and Notre Dame are currently scheduled for the 2028 non-con slate. The remaining non-con games will be scheduled at a later date.

Pitt will kick off its non-con slate this season against Kent State on Aug. 31 at Acrisure Stadium and will continue with Cincinnati, West Virginia and Youngstown State before starting conference play in October.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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7 days ago

And college football just can’t fix itself

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