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Report: Central Michigan, Pittsburgh agree to football game in 2025

The Panthers and Chippewas are set to do battle in the City of Bridges in the near future.

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The Central Michigan Chippewas will step along the banks of the Allegheny River for the first time in 2025, as they will reportedly play the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field. The report was first filed by Stadium’s Brett McMurphy on Twitter Friday afternoon, citing FBSchedules.com.

Neither Central Michigan or Pittsburgh have confirmed the report as of publication.

It will be the first time the schools face off in their respective histories, and fills the third of CMU’s four slots in their future schedules, with trips to San Jose State (Aug. 30) and Michigan (Sept. 13) also slated for 2025. CMU will likely schedule an FCS opponent to-be-determined for their final slot.

Pitt is slated to face Notre Dame (date TBD) and rival West Virginia (Sept. 13) in their 2025 schedule, with one slot also remaining.

The agreement is reportedly for just one game in Pittsburgh, with CMU set to make $1.1 million for the effort.