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Nittany Notebook (10-21): PSU reports only one positive COVID test

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Update: 4:55 p.m.

**Some Pirates minor league news, including a note on the Altoona Curve.

Update: 3:20 p.m.

**Penn State Athletics reported only one positive COVID result out of 1,241 tests administered from Oct. 10-16. There also is one test pending.

The latest results continue a very positive trend for Penn State, which has reported fewer than five COVID positives for three weeks in a row.

Update: 11:40 a.m.

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Update: 9:30 a.m.

**James Franklin said Tuesday that “this is the best Indiana team we’ve seen, by far.” What makes the Hoosiers so tough. Here are some stories from the Hoosier perspective, starting with a look at their talented QB, Michael Penix Jr., and how he stacks up against Sean Clifford.

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