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: 7 p.m.
**Some interesting Penn State hoops news:
Sources: Tennessee is expected to play Charlotte and Penn State is expected to face VCU in the first round of a four-team tournament in Orlando during the first week of the season.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 9, 2020
Updated: 4:15 p.m.
**Indiana, like Penn State, will be selling cardboard cutouts to fans for football this season.
It will be interesting to see how many go for the offer, considering that IU football games usually don’t have a ton of fans anyway.
Tell me why I'm about to spend $100 on a cardboard cutout of myself for the INDIANA FOOTBALL HOOSIERS https://t.co/CwO07bI21u
— spooky moose (@btownm00se) October 9, 2020
Update: 11:55 a.m.
How it started: How it's going: pic.twitter.com/OcjDLyGdQm
— Penn State Men’s Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) October 9, 2020
Dogs, cats, squirrels, humans — anybody can be on a Penn State Fan Cutout!
— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) October 9, 2020
Update: 10:25 a.m.
**Let’s focus on recruiting. A good story and a good podcast below.
— Collegian Football (@psufootblog) October 9, 2020
Penn State Update Daily Podcast for Oct. 9: Could the Lions be due for more recruiting success? https://t.co/zLZRWhCngR
— Penn State Football (@psufootball) October 9, 2020
Update: 9 a.m.
**Some sad news, as former Steelers offensive lineman and longtime broadcaster Tunch Ilkin has been diagnosed with ALS.
Tunch is a great man who is widely respected, so prayers and best wishes go out to him and his family.
— Steelers Now (@PghSteelersNow) October 9, 2020
Prayers go out to Tunch Ilkin, who has been diagnosed with ALS.
Tunch is a wonderful man.
He discusses his diagnosis in this video with such courage and faith. https://t.co/FUqinCW918
— Ryan Recker (@RyanRecker) October 9, 2020
**Some good reads for this morning.
Miles Sanders first played at Heinz Field at age 10. He played there in high school and college, too.
The RB with a tattoo of Pittsburgh’s skyline, the Pirates “P” and Pittsburgh’s area code on his arm will play there as a pro for the first time: https://t.co/BmcS4hdBQm
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) October 9, 2020
Penn State WRs coach Taylor Stubblefield reminds his group that he set the Big Ten record for career receptions at Beaver Stadium.
Now, Stubblefield seeks to build the next stage of his career at PSU. “I truly feel like I’m at a place where it fits me.”https://t.co/6ulJi8tMou
— Mark Wogenrich (@MarkWogenrich) October 9, 2020