Pittsburgh's annual rivalry with Penn State ended in 2000, but Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson said he is "very optimistic" the series will be renewed. "Whether it's every single year or not, we'll have to see how it works out," Pederson told ESPN on Tuesday at the ACC meetings. "My hope is to try to make that work on a regular basis. I do feel like both sides would like to have it happen. I'm very optimistic.