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After lucky football season, COVID takes toll at PSU

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Update: Sunday, 6 p.m.

The Penn State women’s volleyball program announced this evening that it has had to pause team activities due to COVID. From PSU’s release:

Penn State women’s volleyball has paused all team-related activities due to positive COVID-19 results among Tier 1 personnel.

Due to the pause, the Nittany Lions’ match at Ohio State scheduled for Sunday, January 31 has been postponed. As previously announced, the match against the Buckeyes on Tuesday has also been postponed. The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options. No determination has been made on how the pause may impact scheduled matches beyond January 31.


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It’s pretty amazing, all things considered, that Penn State was able to play nine football games in nine weeks, while many other teams around the Big Ten and the rest of the country had to miss games because of COVID issues.

The Nittany Lions may have gotten lucky with football, but the virus has started catching up with other Penn State sports programs.

The latest COVID results from the university showed 16 positives out of 1,590 tests administered to student-athletes. That number was in the low single digits for much of the football season but has grown recently.

It has led to some stoppages and postponements within prominent sports, including:

**The national powerhouse wrestling program had

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