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Nittany Notebook (9-30): PSU releases latest COVID results for athletes

Welcome to our daily Nittany Notebook. This post will be updated with news frequently throughout the day, so be sure to check back often to stay on top of everything that’s going on with Penn State football and athletics, plus other sports of interest in central PA.

Update: 6:15 p.m.

Update: 5 p.m.

**Star Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman announces he’s coming back to play for the Gophers.

Update: 2:25 p.m.

**Penn State released its latest results on COVID testing for student-athletes for the period from Sept. 19-25.

There were 16 positive results out of 987 tests, with nine others still pending.

In the prior week, Penn State had 20 positive results out of 837 tests.

Update: 12:45 p.m.

**Lots of projections for Penn State to go back to the Cotton Bowl.

Update: 10:45 a.m.

**Some good reads for you as we await hearing from James Franklin and the PSU assistants, starting with a non-football story about the finances of universities around the country.

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**And a little piece of baseball.

Update: 9 a.m.

This will be a fun and informative day for Penn State fans. We finally — FINALLY — get to talk a whole bunch of football and get into things that will really matter for the upcoming season.

Penn State is beginning a three-day virtual media days this afternoon, with James Franklin to speak with the press via Zoom at noon, then at 12:45 we’ll get to hear from defensive coordinator Brent Pry, offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca and special teams coordinator Joe Lorig.

On Thursday and Friday, more than three dozen PSU football players will be on Zoom calls with the media.

So be sure to check back here throughout the upcoming days for TONS of great football content.

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