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July 3, 2013

WVU, VT to renew football series; Rivals will trade home games in 2021, 2022

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Luck admitted that although there are many positives about WVU's new home in the Big 12, losing some regional rivalries is one of the negative side effects of the recent trend of conference expansion.

"It's happening to everybody," said Luck. "Texas is not playing Texas A&M, and for somebody that lives in Texas, that's blasfamy. Kansas doesn't play Missouri anymore. But eventually some of those games will start coming back on the schedule."

That, Luck hopes, includes the Backyard Brawl between WVU and Pitt.

"We've talked to Pitt, but they've got a lot going on, because they're trying to get Penn State back on their schedule," said the former Mountaineer quarterback. "I think they have, so they're trying to figure out when they can squeeze us in. Their AD and I just talked last week, so we're trying to get that set up. It's all about dates.

"I think it will get done, but it's all a matter of when."

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