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Lions get afternoon kickoff

From Mirror, wire reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State football team will open the 2020 campaign on Oct. 24 at Indiana to face the Hoosiers for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Fox Sports 1.

The game will also be available on the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com.

The Nittany Lions will be making their fifth all-time appearance on FS1 and it will be Penn State’s 294th regular season game on television since 1995, tied for the nation’s lead with Michigan.

Pitt-ND kickoff set

PITTSBURGH — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Pitt’s Oct. 24 game against Notre Dame at Heinz Field will kick off at 3:30 p.m.

The contest will be nationally televised by ABC.

Pitt players honored

PITTSBURGH — Pitt senior defensive end Patrick Jones II and sophomore linebacker SirVocea Dennis were named ACC Players of the Week.

Jones received ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for the second time this season after recording another three-sack performance.

Dennis was named ACC Linebacker of the Week after he made his first collegiate start and had a career day with 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Vandy-Mizzou ppd.

Vanderbilt’s football game at Missouri on Saturday has been postponed because COVID-19 issues have left the Commodores without enough available players.

The Southeastern Conference announced Monday the game has been tentatively rescheduled for Dec. 12. It is the first SEC game rescheduled due to COVID-19-related problems and the 28th FBS game overall to be postponed or canceled since Aug. 26.

Vanderbilt (0-3) played with only 56 scholarship players last week in a loss to South Carolina. The Commodores are not scheduled to play again until Oct. 31 at home against Mississippi.

The school said Monday it would not be able to reach the SEC’s 53-player minimum this week “due to the quarantining of individuals with positive tests and those designated as close contacts, along with injuries and opt-outs.”

Vandy had six players opt out of the season, including four offensive linemen.

Baylor has 32 cases

WACO, Texas — Baylor had 32 active COVID-19 cases in its athletic department in the wake of having to postpone a football game for the second time this season.

Updated numbers released Monday, which include student-athletes from multiple sports, showed 29 new cases since last week.

The school’s weekly update came a day after the Big 12 rescheduled next Saturday’s home game against No. 7 Oklahoma State to Dec. 12. Baylor’s pause of football activities since last Thursday will extend through at least this week.

Baylor (1-1) had a scheduled open date over the weekend, and its next scheduled game is Oct. 24 at Texas.

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