The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Tennessee Volunteers have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2021 and 2022, both schools announced today.
Tennessee will host the first game of the series at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Sept. 11, 2021. The Volunteers will then travel to face the Panthers at Heinz Field on Sept. 10, 2022.
Pittsburgh and Tennessee have met twice on the gridiron, both times in Knoxville. Pitt won each matchup, 30-6 in 1980 and 13-3 in 1983.
The Volunteers are also scheduled to play a home-and-home series with the USC Trojans in 2021 and 2022, according to an announcement of a verbal agreement back in 2009.
However, the addition of the Pitt series today could mean that the Tennessee-USC series never materialized into a completed contract.
The addition of Tennessee is the first announced non-conference game for Pittsburgh for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
The USC sports information director confirmed to us today that USC and Tennessee do not have a contract for a series in 2021-22.