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Oct. 10: PSU AD Barbour receives prestigious honor from SI

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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.


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.

Update: 9:30 a.m.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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