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.
**An impressive honor for Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour, being named one of the most influential women in sports by Sports Illustrated.
Barbour truly has done an exceptional job at Penn State under tough circumstances. She has been a tremendous leader for the athletic department and a terrific representative of Penn State.
— Penn State (@penn_state) October 9, 2020
Update: 3:30 p.m.
Another team ranked ahead of Penn State lost today, so the Lions are likely to jump up another spot in the polls Sunday.
Florida lost at Texas A&M on a last-second field goal, 41-38. The Gators are No. 3 in the coaches poll and No. 4 in the AP poll.
Penn State is No. 8 in the coaches poll and No. 9 in the AP poll, so the Lions should be on the rise.
Update: 11 a.m.
Despite being NFL prospects, a handful of Nittany Lions opted to play in 2020 https://t.co/U03ivpbe2h
— Collegian Football (@psufootblog) October 10, 2020
Update: 9:30 a.m.
Some good anecdotes in here to go along with stats and analysis. Like, players lobbying for roles last year in walkthroughs that they expected would be vacant this season.
Previewing a Penn State season unlike any other: 20 notes on the Nittany Lions https://t.co/hk2NphVzye
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) October 10, 2020
Penn State’s Jahan Dotson talks Pat Freiermuth’s development, Kirk Ciarrocca’s impact and how he sets up defenders https://t.co/2XhXM4GjP2
— Penn State Football (@psufootball) October 10, 2020
A day full of baseball at PNG Field today as a two-day tournament kicks off!
ALL ARE WELCOME! Just bring a mask & $10 cash. pic.twitter.com/wrzMHujDY8
— Altoona Curve (@AltoonaCurve) October 10, 2020
To fully understand Tunch Ilkin’s ALS diagnosis, @MikeAsti11 spoke with neuroscientist, author and former @WWE super-star @ChrisNowinski1 about the disease, risk of NFL players and if football is safer today. https://t.co/zoqzBndlfl
— Steelers Now (@PghSteelersNow) October 10, 2020