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Nittany Notebook (12-1): McSorley off COVID list; Tony Carr gets deal with Pelicans

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Update: 8:15 p.m.

**Trace McSorley is no longer on the COVID list and will be able to play Wednesday when the Ravens play the Steelers.

**Here’s some good news for former Penn State basketball player Tony Carr.

Update: 11:40 a.m.

**Saint Francis was slated to play longtime in-state rival Robert Morris on Saturday in a non-conference game, but that contest has been canceled. The series will be pushed back to next season, according to both schools.

Robert Morris is now a member of the Horizon League, having left the Northeast Conference. The Colonials program has been shut down recently, and they have yet to play a game. Their first game will be Dec. 9 at West Virginia.

Saint Francis will be in action at 4 p.m. today when it plays at No. 15 Virginia. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.

From the SFU press release:

LORETTO, Pa. – The start of the non-conference series between the Saint Francis and Robert Morris men’s basketball programs has been postponed to the 2021-22 season, both schools announced Tuesday.

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The series between the longtime NEC foes was slated to begin December 5 at DeGol Arena, but will be pushed back to next winter.

The Red Flash and Colonials have met 89 times in the history of the rivalry, including three matchups last season. Saint Francis and Robert Morris were conference opponents in the NEC from 1981-2020.

This is the Robert Morris press release:

Moon Township, Pa. – The RMU men’s basketball team announced changes to its 2020-21 schedule Tuesday, as its game scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, at Saint Francis U has been canceled.

The Colonials will open their 2020-21 season Wednesday, Dec. 9, with a 7:00 p.m. tip at West Virginia. A decision regarding additional non-conference games will be made in the near future.

The health and safety of the RMU and Moon Township community remains paramount as RMU Athletics continues to follow university, local, state and national guidelines in response to the global pandemic.

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