Welcome to our daily Nittany Notebook. This post will be updated frequently throughout the day with news, notes and sometimes entertaining info. 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: 4:55 p.m.
**Some Pirates minor league news, including a note on the Altoona Curve.
Shakeup of Pirates player development staff continues: Pirates confirm they have parted ways with senior pitching coordinator Scott Mitchell and Double-A Altoona pitching coach Tom Filer. Mitchell had been with club past 10 seasons. Filer was with the team for 11 seasons.
— RobBiertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) October 21, 2020
Grind and Climb 💪
— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) October 21, 2020
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.
He succeeded, and just finished his sixth season.
— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) October 21, 2020
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.
@seancliff14 The best quarterback matchup in the Big Ten this week? No doubt it’s Penn State’s Sean Clifford and Indiana’s Michael Penix Jr. Here’s a deep dive into both of them, and what to expect on Saturday. https://t.co/zdc2fDbbb6
— Tom Brew (@tombrewsports) October 21, 2020
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) October 20, 2020
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