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: 7:15 p.m.
One of the nation’s top scorers in 2019-20, junior G Sam Sessoms (@samuel_sessoms) receives NCAA waiver & elects to play in 2020-21. The Philly product was Binghamton’s leader in scoring, assists & steals in his first two seasons & set multiple records. https://t.co/ZblBOiIJOD
— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) November 3, 2020
Update: 4:45 p.m.
**4-star DT recruti Rayshaun Benny from Michigan sets his announcement date. Penn State is in his top five. He’s considered a Michigan State lean by the experts at 247Sports.
I will be announcing my commitment, Nov 9 @ 3 up at Oak Park high school on @CBSSports ❗️❗️
— Rayshaun Benny (@rayshaun_benny) November 2, 2020
Update: 10:50 a.m.
**Some news about former PSU defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. In the Twitter thread, it is noted that this is not a positive COVID test.
UM statement on safeties coach Bob Shoop: “Bob Shoop is not working with the team in an on-field coaching capacity at this time. He is performing team-related duties remotely. In consideration of his privacy interests, we will have no further comment.”
— angelique (@chengelis) November 2, 2020
Shoop apparently hasn’t been coaching for some time.
— Detroit News Sports (@detnews_sports) November 2, 2020
Update: 10:35 a.m.
**Two Ohio State players were named Big Ten players of the week. Justin Fields shared his award with Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa.
Update: 9 a.m.
**College basketball season isn’t far away, as indicated by this post from the PSU women’s hoops program.
Hello November 👋
— Penn State Women's Basketball (@PennStateWBB) November 2, 2020
**The Steelers picked up a big win thanks to Big Ben on Sunday at rival Baltimore to improve to 7-0. Speaking of being 7-0, check out this guy’s great luck …
Getting traded from the 0-8 Jets to the 7-0 Steelers is like the NFL player equivalent of winning the lottery. https://t.co/mDRj4BjZCY
— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) November 2, 2020