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: 4:30 p.m.
Penn State redshirt freshman wide receiver John Dunmore has withdrawn from the university and will not play football this season.
“John Dunmore has withdrawn from Penn State this semester for personal reasons,” a PSU spokesperson said in a text message.
Dunmore came to PSU as a four-star recruit from Hollywood, Fla. He appeared in one game last season against Purdue but did not catch any passes.
Dunmore reportedly is not in the transfer portal, so his future remains unclear.
Penn State has some questions to answer at the receiver spot this season, with KJ Hamler now in the NFL. Hamler was far and away the most productive wideout last year. Jahan Dotson figures to be the primary receiver target this season.
Dunmore appeared to be in line to potentially be part of the receiver rotation this season.
Update: 3:15 p.m.
**This young wide receiver is no longer a member of the Penn State team.
Nittany Lions redshirt freshman WR John Dunmore has withdrawn from Penn State and is no longer with the team, @Lions247 has confirmed. Story: https://t.co/1XdKO5Ygi7 @247Sports pic.twitter.com/ZZONFRUkQl
— Sean Fitz (@seanfitz247) October 7, 2020
Update: 2:05 p.m.
Update: 12:30 p.m.
**An excellent story here on college students at Penn State and voting. It’s written by PSU alumna Anna Orso.
One fascinating element of the story is this: A lot of college students apparently have never mailed anything.
Sign of the times in this digital age, obviously. Still, it’s oddly peculiar.
Thousands of college students typically live in PA and would prob go big for Biden. This year, bc of the pandemic, they face huge barriers to vote. Some don't know if they'll live at school or home next month. Lots have never mailed something https://t.co/z0gl5Hvct8
— Anna Orso (@anna_orso) October 7, 2020
**Penn State hoops recruiting note:
— Tre Jackson (@knowledge_hoops) October 7, 2020
Update: 11 a.m.
**A great note here on how good and consistent Penn State has been in recent years compared to the rest of the country.
1. Alabama 201 weeks
2. Ohio St. 134
3. Clemson 90
4. Penn St. 60
5. Georgia 54
6. Notre Dame 50
7. LSU 43
8. Michigan 36
9. Oregon & Wisconsin 20
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 7, 2020
Update: 9 a.m.
**James Franklin will speak to the media on a Zoom call after practice later tonight around 6:30 p.m., so be sure to check back then for some updates on the team.
**Results of my poll yesterday:
Got a good discussion going with @StuffSomersSays about whether PSU fans will care if the stadium allows 10,000-20,000 fans in or not.
Big Ten so far has said no fans.
But will that change if Gov. Wolf says fans are allowed?
If Pitt can have fans, why not PSU?
What say you?
— Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) October 6, 2020
**Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says stopping RB Miles Sanders will be key to stopping the Eagles’ offense. Tomlin had lots of nice things to say about Sanders, the former PSU standout.