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Pitt schedules home-and-home with Oklahoma State

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The Panthers and Cowboys will play in 2016-17 as Pitt looks to beef up the non-conference schedule

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Oklahoma State announced today that the Cowboys and Panthers will meet on the football field in 2016 and 2017.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/CowboyFB">@CowboyFB</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/GoPittFootball">@GoPittFootball</a> announce home-and-home series. At Boone Pickens Stadium in 2016, at Heinz Field in 2017. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23okstate&amp;src=hash">#okstate</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Pitt&amp;src=hash">#Pitt</a></p>&mdash; Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/CowboyFB/statuses/398212278039748608">November 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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The two sides have yet to meet on the football field. The 2016 schedule now includes road trips to Stillwater and Clemson along with a visit from Penn State. 2017 sees Oklahoma State come to Heinz Field and the Panthers travel to State College.

Overall, Panther fans should be happy with this news. With the new college football playoff, strength of schedule will become more important when determining the playoff spots. The Cowboys have been a program on the rise after winning the Fiesta Bowl two years ago and will hopefully maintain their high level of play on the field for a few more years.

Bonus: we now get to play this clip for the next three years