Marshall, WVU Differ On Football Series Extension

Charleston, W.Va. (Ap) -- Marshall and West Virginia Universities are interested in continuing their cross-state football rivalry, but both schools want to modify the terms of the annual series.

Marshall Athletic Director Bob Marcum recently contacted WVU A.D. Ed Pastilong about starting discussions for extending the series beyond 2012.

Marcum said Marshall is interested in rotating the games between Morgantown and Huntington as long as the Thundering Herd gets a home game every other year.

Pastilong said WVU is only interested in an extension that gives the Mountaineers a two-to-one home field advantage.

The football series was resumed in 2006 after Gov. Joe Manchin helped broker a deal the year before.

This year's game will be played on Oct. 17 in Morgantown.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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