Welcome to Nittany Notebook, our new daily feature. 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: 6:20 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE! 📅 Our next High School Baseball Showcase kicks off next Friday at PNG Field! All day admission is $10 (cash only) at the door and masks are required when you are not seated.
Come enjoy some live baseball with us again! ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/Md1s0bdn0U
— Altoona Curve (@AltoonaCurve) September 23, 2020
Update: 4 p.m.
Penn State announced this afternoon that 20 student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 during its latest test result period of Sept. 12-18. There was no breakdown given for which sports or teams produced the positive tests. A total of 830 student-athletes were tested during that period.
Update: 2:40 p.m.
A vote to override Governor Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787 has failed in the Pennsylvania House. It would have allowed local school districts to make their own decisions about how many spectators could attend high school sports games. https://t.co/2FYo8bwzPy
— Erie News Now (@ErieNewsNow) September 23, 2020
So, there are still no limits to spectators right now, and the only fight left is Gov. Wolf appealing the ruling that his mitigation order limits are unconstitutional. If he wins his appeal, the 25/250 comes back, until then, no limits in place.
— Tom Reisenweber (@ETNreisenweber) September 23, 2020
House Bill 2787 is dead after veto from Gov. Wolf is NOT overridden by House of Representatives after a 130-71 vote. They needed 135 votes. 25 reps who voted for it last time did not this time around.
— Michael Boytim (@BoytimMichael) September 23, 2020
Update: 1:45 p.m.
— Mat Talk Online (@mattalkonline) September 23, 2020
— Collegian Football (@psufootblog) September 23, 2020
Update: 12:56 p.m.
**Penn State men’s basketball extends an offer to 2022 center Riley Mulvey (6’-10”, 230) from Rotterdam, New York. Mulvey also holds offers from Syracuse, Iowa, UMass, Siena, Yale and Albany.
Update: 12:30 p.m.
Listen Here ⬇️
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 23, 2020
Happy Birthday POP! You truly were and still are the real Mr. Penn State. Always looking out for everyone and loving your family and the Nittany Lion faithful! pic.twitter.com/0Tg65HzqAs
— Jerry Fisher (@JerryFisherPSU) September 23, 2020
Update: 11:30 a.m.
Source: MAC Presidents planning to meet Friday and vote whether to play football this fall. The league is expected to play a six-game schedule.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 23, 2020
Update: 10:20 a.m.
Good story here on PSU basketball legend Talor Battle, now an assistant coach on Patrick Chambers’ staff.
Had the pleasure of speaking to new @PennStateMBB assistant coach @Coach_Battle , as he talked Pat Chambers, NCAA tournament and leaving his accounting job to come back to Penn State. https://t.co/pMKP9mUqcX
— Justin Morganstein (@jmo31800) September 22, 2020
— Penn State Blue Band (@PSUBlueBand) September 23, 2020
Update: 10 a.m.
What a cool memory. I was there that night at Kinnick for this incredible finish.
— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) September 23, 2020
Update: 9:30 a.m.
Great stuff here.
Thank you 🖤 https://t.co/olxUy6zj7Z
— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) September 22, 2020
Update: 9:20 a.m.
One of the greatest running backs of all time has died. RIP, Gale Sayers.
RIP to Gale Sayers. One of the most dynamic and electric players in NFL history. An All-Pro in each of his first five seasons, a two-time rushing champion and incredible return man as well. A football legend and great human.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 23, 2020
Update: 9 a.m.
The folks at Black Shoe Diaries do a nice job with this daily feature taking a look at PSU players who wore a certain uniform number as a way to count down the days to the start of the season.
Today they focus PSU legend Paul Posluszny.
Only Paul Posluszny Until Penn State Football https://t.co/atYNFwgX0a
— Black Shoe Diaries (@BSDtweet) September 23, 2020
Will Penn State top the over/under win total of 7.5? Here’s a good breakdown by Greg Pickel of PennLive.com.
Analyzing Penn State’s 2020 college football win total: Are the Lions going over or under 7.5? Win/loss predictions https://t.co/WksKQKhYgZ
— PennLive.com (@PennLive) September 23, 2020