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Parsons’ choice $ign of times

If the coronavirus hasn’t been depressing enough, Penn State fans got word via social media late Tuesday night that the Nittany Lions’ best player, linebacker Micah Parsons, is opting out, or bypassing, the season — should one actually be held. The information wasn’t ...

Lions’ Parsons makes it official with opt out

From Mirror reports Micah Parsons made it official Thursday. Penn State’s All-American linebacker from Harrisburg confirmed to PennLive.com that he will sit out the 2020 season to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Parsons, who led the Nittany Lions in tackles for two straight seasons and ...

Big Ten releases new PSU slate

From Mirror, wire reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s season will tentatively open Sept. 5 at Beaver Stadium against Northwestern. The Big Ten announced a 10-game conference-only football schedule and medical protocols for all sports Wednesday. Season ticket holders will be emailed ...

PSU makes it official: No fans at Beaver Stadium

From Mirror reports Penn State has made a decision on how many fans will be permitted into Beaver Stadium should the Nittany Lions’ be able to play their scheduled games amid the coronavirus this season. That answer is none. In an email issue to season ticket holders sent today, the ...

Report: Parsons to opt out at PSU

From Mirror reports Penn State All-America linebacker Micah Parsons has decided to opt out of the upcoming college football season and declare for the NFL draft, according to a report published late Tuesday night. Yahoo Sports reported, based on sources, that Parsons would be opting out and ...

Golden Gophers star WR leaving over global pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota star wide receiver Rashod Bateman will pass on a 2020 college football season that has been complicated — and threatened — by the pandemic. Bateman announced Tuesday he has opted out amid concerns about the coronavirus and will forgo his remaining two years ...

PSU schedule released; opener Sept. 5 vs. NW

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s season will tentatively open Sept. 5 at home against Northwestern. The Big Ten announced a 10-game conference-only football schedule and medical protocols for all sports this morning. Season ticket holders will be emailed information regarding the 2020 ...

PSU lands QB from York

Penn State picked up a 2022 commitment from a Pennsylvania quarterback Monday. Beau Pribula, who led Central York to a 9-2 record at a sophomore, announced on Twitter that he selected the Nittany Lions over Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers and Old Dominion, according to ...

Is college football season worth it?

If college football somehow makes it to the field, all we’ll get is a shell of a season. Fewer games. Conference bubbles. A limited number of fans in the stadiums — or maybe none at all. Is it really worth risking the health of players, coaches and boosters for this? The mighty ...

Pac-12 sets Sept. 26 as its season opener

The Associated Press The Pac-12 set Sept. 26 as the start date Friday for its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern Conference in pushing back its season by three weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pac-12 announced July 10 it would eliminate ...

SEC officially changing to conference-only slate

Penn State QB receives honor UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State junior quarterback Sean Clifford has been named to The Manning Award Watch List, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, it was announced on Thursday. The list includes 30 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2020 ...

Penn State has 8 test positive for virus

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State athletics announced Wednesday that eight student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19. As of July 24, Penn State has conducted a total of 466 COVID-19 tests of student-athletes as part of its return-to-campus protocol. There are 66 ...

Penn State athletics making salary reductions

Penn State is cutting salaries in its athletic department due to the effects of the coronavirus. The Centre Daily Times reported Monday night that cuts will operate on a sliding scale from 5% at the lower end up to 10% for some of the highest earning members of the department. The ...

Fate of college bowl games up in air

The Associated Press College football leaders are in the process of piecing together plans for a regular season during the COVID-19 pandemic. If it is possible to play, everyone anticipates there will be disruptions, added expenses and loads of stress just to get through it. So how ...

Sports at a glance

NCAA football asks for help The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association’s Board of Governors to avoid making a decision soon on whether to conduct fall championships as college sports tries to find a path to play through the pandemic. A letter dated July 21 was sent ...

College football scrambles to fill schedule

The Associated Press Arkansas State’s opener at Memphis on Sept. 5. was still on the schedule as of Tuesday. That much athletic director Terry Mohajir knows. Mohajir has no idea who the Red Wolves will play the following week or the week after that. “I wish I could tell you something ...

NCAA: COVID tests 72 hours before game

The Associated Press The NCAA says college football players should be tested for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before a game, players with high-risk exposures to the coronavirus should be quarantined for 14 days and everybody on the sideline should wear a mask. The nation’s largest governing ...

Big Ten will play conference only

The Associated Press The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league cited medical advice in making its decision ...

Chambers sorry for poor choice of words

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers came under fire nationally Monday due to a comment he made in January of 2019 to Rasir Bolton, a point guard who was a freshman at the time. According to a commentary from theundefeated.com, ...

Penn State reporting no positive cases

While some college football teams have reported double-figure results of players testing positive for the coronavirus, it’s been so far, so good for Penn State. Athletic Director Sandy Barbour met the media via Zoom on Wednesday and said of the 102 student-athletes tested upon their return ...