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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State-Pittsburgh used to be a storied rivalry, filled with memories for many people.None of them will put on a helmet when the teams play their 97th game since 1893.The two teams last met in 2000 and will play the first of a four-game series on Saturday at Heinz Field. The renewed game comes after Penn State dominated the series from the 1960s until the teams last played. The Nittany Lions were 27-9-1 over that span and consistently the bigger team in Pennsylvania.Penn State coach James Franklin said none of his players have even seen a game between the teams in their lifetimes.I dont think they were watching many games at 2, 3 and 4 years old, Franklin said.But the team has been imparting the history of the title Beasts of the East on its players.Penn State cornerbacks coach Terry Smith played in four Penn State-Pitt games from 1988 to 1991 and relayed a few stories about the history of the rivalry.In turn, theyve become familiar with the big names and roles players like Dan Marino and Todd Blackledge played, Pitts dominance in the 20s and 30s when they met exclusively in the Steel City and Penn States after 1960.Theyve got a better feeling now why the games announcement generated excitement nearly four years ago.Were not naive to the fact of what everybody else is is saying, Penn State receiver Chris Godwin said.Pitt players arent saying anything.By decree of head coach Pat Narduzzi, the Panthers arent speaking with reporters this week. Perhaps Narduzzis hope that players avoid all distractions by staying quiet -- which is unlike other weeks when theyre permitted to talk to the press -- is evidence enough that they want to win badly.Its Penn State week this week, Narduzzi said. I know last week a lot of questions were asked if we were focused or not. Whether we were or not, we got the `W so it really doesnt matter. As far as this week goes, our guys will be locked in.Some Penn State players have been looking forward to this game longer than others.Safety Troy Apke is from Pittsburgh and his father, Steve, played for the Panthers from 1984 to 1986.It means a little more that I know my dad played there, Apke said. I think Penn State was really, really good when they played and I think they beat the crap out of them.Penn State cornerback Grant Haley didnt grow up in Pittsburgh but owes his existence to the Steel City. His parents met in medical school in Pittsburgh before moving to Detroit and then Atlanta where Haley was recruited from in 2014.While Haley wasnt a Pennsylvania recruit, Penn State and Pitt have been competing hard for vaunted Keystone State prospects for years despite the lack of a yearly game.Franklin promised to dominate the state in recruiting when he was hired in January 2014. Since then, hes successfully pitched 21 players from each of the past three Top 25 lists in the state. In that time, Pitt has lured 17 to its program.Pittsburgh currently has verbal commitments from four of the Top 25 Pennsylvania prospects in the 2017 class while Penn State has three. Theyre competing for a bunch more as 12 of the Top 25 players still are undecided.Both Franklin and Narduzzi are aware this will be the first true on-field display for recruits still weighing multiple options.Some guys are worried about playing time, Franklin said. Some guys want to go to programs that are going to be winning and winning consistently. A lot of guys want to go to programs that are going to be able to do both, provide a great education, provide an opportunity for early playing time and want to be successful and want to win. So there is no doubt it factors into it. Cheap Nike Shoes . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Wholesale Nike Shoes . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. http://www.cheapnikeshoesdiscount.com/ . 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