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RMU AD: Pitt Football to Host RMU in Latter Half of 2020s

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The inaugural meeting between Pitt and Robert Morris on the football field is coming soon.

Pitt and Robert Morris will meet at Acrisure Stadium in a non-conference matchup in the latter part of the 2020s, RMU Director of Athletics Chris King said Friday during an appearance on the Joe Starkey Show on 93.7 The Fan.

“I don’t want to steal Pitt’s thunder; they have to do their official announcement down the road,” King told Starkey. “I’m sure it doesn’t compare whenever they make an announcement when they’re playing West Virginia at home, but for us, it’ll be a big game for our program and our fanbase.”

King said it’s important for the fanbase, the community and the RMU athletes to schedule games with Pitt. While RMU may be at a disadvantage, he said, it’s a great game to play — especially in the revenue sports.

It will not be a home-and-home or even a 2-for-1 (two games at Acrisure Stadium and one at Joe Walton Stadium). The future matchups will take place solely at Acrisure.

“I would question Heather’s sanity if she ever agreed to (a 2-for-1),” King said. “Maybe basketball but definitely not football.”

When it comes to the likely date, it remains uncertain, but 2027 or 2028 is the sweet spot. The 2026 season is likely to soon, and the 2029 non-conference slate is booked.

So, Pitt is currently scheduled to play Wisconsin (in Dublin, Ireland) to kick off the 2027 season, and UConn is slated as a mid-season non-con foe.

I’d venture a guess that Pitt will likely schedule RMU for the 2028 season. UConn is slated as another mid-season non-con foe, and there’s a yet-to-be-announced date with Notre Dame. The Colonels make sense as an early season opponent.

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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BigB
BigB
1 month ago

Boring!!! How about stepping up to the plate and scheduling Duquesne in BB! Capel lacks the gonads.

Adam
Adam
1 month ago

I’m pretty sure this was told to Paul Zeise, lol. I remember those exact words Chris King said on air.

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