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Former QB Congemi Discusses Pitt-Penn State Rivalry

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PITTSBURGH (Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN) — Former Pitt quarterback and current Big East football analyst John Congemi, who played for the Panthers 1982-86,┬árecently appeared on “The Post-Gazette Roundtable” with Jerry Micco (Saturdays at 6 A.M. on SportsRadio 93-7 The Fan) to discuss the renewal of the college football rivalry.

John shares his disappointment that the game doesn’t seem to mean as much to Penn State and its fan base these days as it does to Pitt’s, and talks about what it meant, from a Pitt perspective, to play against and beat Penn State when he played. He questions the legitimacy of the reasons used not to continue the rivalry beyond 2016-17, and explains why, if given the choice, he would not be amenable to playing an uneven number of games at each site (e.g.: two at Beaver Stadium for every one at Heinz Field).

In addition, John shares his thoughts on the possible impact the renewal of the rivalry might have on recruiting, and what the absence of the rivalry might have done to recruiting.

You can also hear John during his weekly spot on “Panther Gameday with John Seibel” on 93-7 The Fan, which resumes in conjunction with the station’s Pitt football coverage this fall.