Pitt's game at Ohio, originally scheduled for Sept. 10, has been moved to Sept. 9 to accommodate a national ESPN2 television audience. The game will kick off at 8 p.m.
The Panthers will now have four of its five September games televised by a national network. A total of six Pitt games this season have already been earmarked for national television, including all five road contests.
"This move by ESPN is a sign of the strength of our program and illustrates our position on the national level," Pitt athletic director Jeff Long said. "With all of our away games on national television, our season-ticket holders will be able to see every Panther game this season, home or away. It will also provide college football fans across the country with the opportunity to see Dave Wannstedt's Pitt Panthers."
"The opportunity to have a nationwide stage is a tremendous benefit for our program and university," Wannstedt said. "It is a great compliment to Pitt that we already have so many nationally televised games scheduled before the season even begins."
Pitt football remains one of the best sports buys in the region. Season-ticket prices for the majority of seats range from $85 to $144. Seats in the amenity-filled club section are $240 (with commensurate Panther Club contribution). For more ticket information, call (800) 643-PITT.
2005 Pitt Football Schedule
Notre Dame (ABC), 8 p.m.
Sept. 9 (Fri.)
at Ohio (ESPN2), 8 p.m.
at Nebraska (ABC), 3:30 p.m.
Youngstown State, TBA
Sept. 30 (Fri.)
at Rutgers* (ESPN2), 8 p.m.
South Florida*, TBA
Syracuse* (Homecoming), TBA
Nov. 3 (Thurs.)
at Louisville* (ESPN), 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 24 (Thurs.)
at West Virginia* (ESPN), 8 p.m.
*denotes Big East Conference game