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Can the Big 33 regain its luster?

Reporter's notebook, a Q and A on the Big 33

Recent Big 33 results

2015: Pennsylvania 20, Maryland 3

2014: Maryland 31, Pennsylvania 24, 2 OT

2013:Pennsylvania 53, Maryland 27

2012: Ohio 24, Pennsylvania 21, OT

2011: Ohio 50, Pennsylvania 14

2010: Ohio 18, Pennsylvania 15

2009: Ohio 38, Pennsylvania 31

2008: Pennsylvania 31, Ohio 16

2007: Pennsylvania 28, Ohio 10

2006: Pennsylvania 61, Ohio 42

All-time series

Pa. vs. Maryland: 2013-present, 1985-92 Pa leads: 8-3

Pa. vs. Ohio: 1993-2013, 1972-76 Ohio leads: 13-12

East Pa. vs. West Pa.: 1977-84, 1968-71, 1961-63 West leads: 9-6*

Pa. vs. Texas: 1964-67 Texas leads: 3-1

Pa vs. USA: 1958-60 Pa. leads: 2-0-1

* — The 1963 game featured a Blue/Gray format, with the Blue team winning

Famous alumni

The Big 33 began when a team was selected in 1957, with the first game being played in 1958 — featuring an All-USA squad against Pennsylvania. No Super Bowl has been played without a player from the Big 33 on one of the rosters.

1957: Herb Adderly (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

1958: Monte Kiffin (Longtime NFL coach)

1961: Joe Namath (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

1970: John Cappelletti (1973 Heisman winner)

1970: Dave Wannstedt (won NCAA title as player, NCAA title and Super Bowl as assistant coach)

1972: Archie Griffin (two-time Heisman winner)

1972: Les Miles (LSU head coach)

1973: Tony Dorsett (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

1974: Joe Montana (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

1977: Russ Grimm (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

1978: Jim Kelly (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

1978: Mike Munchack (Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL coach)

1979: Dan Marino (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

1979: Jeff Hostetler (2x Super Bowl champion)

1980: Chris Doleman (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

1981: Bill Fralic (2x All-Pro)

1985: Mark Stepnoski (2x Super Bowl champion)

1985: Brian Jordan (MLB, NFL vet)

1986: Ed McCaffrey (3x Super Bowl champion)

1987: Marvin Harrison (3x All-Pro)

1987: Ricky Watters (NFL 10,000 yards rushing)

1988: Raghib Ismail (All-American)

1990: Kyle Brady (13-year NFL tight end)

1990: Kerry Collins (17-year NFL quarterback)

1990: Antonio Freeman (Packers Hall of Fame)

1991: Curtis Martin (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

1991: Steve Keim (Arizona Cardinals GM)

1992: Ty Law (3x Super Bowl champion)

1994: Orlando Pace (5x All Pro)

1997: LaVar Arrington (3x All Pro)

2001: Ben Roethlisberger (2x Super Bowl champion)

2001: Bob Sanders (2x All-Pro, Super Bowl champion)

2003: Paul Posluszny (Butkus/Bednarik winner)

2004: Darrelle Revis (4x All Pro)

2005: Sean Lee (Cowboys linebacker)

2012: Cardale Jones (Ohio State national championship QB)

2012: Rushel Shell (West Virginia University leading rusher)

2013: Tyler Boyd (two-time 1,000-yard rusher at Pitt)

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