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Amid Cancelation Reports, Penn State Football Parents Author Letter in Support of Upcoming Season

Amid Cancelation Reports, Penn State Football Parents Author Letter in Support of Upcoming Season

- Ben Jones

Amid ongoing reports that the Big Ten football season and the college football season at-large may be on the brink of cancelation or postponement, the Penn State Football Parents Association has released a letter in support of continuing forward with the university and Big Ten's original plans.


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Centre County Adds 2 New COVID-19 Cases Centre County Adds 2 New COVID-19 Cases
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Saturday reported two new COVID-19 cases in Centre County, bringing its total to 370 since the first was reported on March 20. [Read More]
PIAA Delays Start of Fall Sports, Seeks Discussion with Wolf Administration PIAA Delays Start of Fall Sports, Seeks Discussion with Wolf Administration
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Following a Friday afternoon meeting by the Board of Directors, the PIAA is seeking further conversation with Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration regarding the upcoming fall sports season. [Read More]
Child Injured by Rabid Fox in Ferguson Township Child Injured by Rabid Fox in Ferguson Township
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A 3-year-old child sustained minor injuries during an encounter with a fox this week in Ferguson Township. [Read More]
Centre County Adds 4 New COVID-19 Cases Centre County Adds 4 New COVID-19 Cases
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County added four new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its total to 368 since the first was reported on March 20, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. [Read More]
Fields of Lost Dreams: Local Ballplayers Miss the Opportunity of Little League’s Grandest Stage Fields of Lost Dreams: Local Ballplayers Miss the Opportunity of Little League’s Grandest Stage
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Gordon Brunskill
As every young baseball player progresses and advances, the dreams begin to set in to help a team reach the Little League World Series. [Read More]
Barron Backs Borough Ordinance on Gathering Limitations, Masking Barron Backs Borough Ordinance on Gathering Limitations, Masking
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
With thousands of Penn State students set to return in the next two weeks, university President Eric Barron expressed his support for a State College Borough ordinance approved this week that requires mask-wearing in most public places and limits gathering sizes. [Read More]
Penn State Has a Plan for Fans at Beaver Stadium, But State Not Ready to Give OK Penn State Has a Plan for Fans at Beaver Stadium, But State Not Ready to Give OK
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has a plan for fans in the stands at Beaver Stadium this fall, but state officials' concerns about the spread of COVID-19 have so far made that proposition a no-go, according to Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour. [Read More]
Penn State LB Micah Parsons Makes It Official: Will Opt Out of 2020 Season and Enter NFL Draft Penn State LB Micah Parsons Makes It Official: Will Opt Out of 2020 Season and Enter NFL Draft
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's official: Micah Parsons has played his last game at Penn State. [Read More]
Don't Blame College Players for Opting Out of the Season of COVID-19
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Don't Blame College Players for Opting Out of the Season of COVID-19
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
If you were a major-college football player facing the season of COVID-19, would you opt-out this year? [Read More]
Penn State Football Ranked No. 7 In First Coaches Poll Penn State Football Ranked No. 7 In First Coaches Poll
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is ranked No. 7 in the first preseason poll of the year as the Coaches Poll was released on Thursday afternoon. The Nittany Lions are the second highest Big Ten team in the Top 25 with Ohio State coming in at No. 2. [Read More]

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Fields of Lost Dreams: Local Ballplayers Miss the Opportunity of Little League’s Grandest Stage Fields of Lost Dreams: Local Ballplayers Miss the Opportunity of Little League’s Grandest Stage
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Gordon Brunskill
As every young baseball player progresses and advances, the dreams begin to set in to help a team reach the Little League World Series. [Read More]
Centre County YMCA 'Concert for a Cause' Canceled Centre County YMCA 'Concert for a Cause' Canceled
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle
The YMCA Centre County Concert for a Cause, originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8, has been canceled. [Read More]
Nature’s Ways: The Long-Lived Eastern Box Turtle
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Nature’s Ways: The Long-Lived Eastern Box Turtle
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Mark Nale
A gray squirrel or cottontail rabbit would be lucky to see its second birthday. A white-tailed deer is very old at age 10, and a rare black bear lives to 20. However, eastern box turtles can have a long lifespan — very long. Although no one knows exactly how long, many box turtles live to 40 or 50 [Read More]
Repairs Continue on Historic Penns Valley Church Repairs Continue on Historic Penns Valley Church
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
The historic Egg Hill church in Potter Township is undergoing some necessary repairs to its foundation. [Read More]
How to Vote by Mail – and How Not to
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How to Vote by Mail – and How Not to
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
I like voting in person. I like bumping into neighbors at the polling place and schmoozing with the cheery volunteers who sign me in and hand me my ballot. This year, though, fearful that coronavirus will not miraculously vanish by Election Day, I’ve arranged to vote by mail. [Read More]
Bird Feeder Project Working to Bring Joy to Local Nursing Home Residents Bird Feeder Project Working to Bring Joy to Local Nursing Home Residents
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
With help from a grant awarded by 3 Dots Downtown, a project called “Sponsor a Window” is working to install bird feeders outside Centre County nursing and personal care homes, bringing a bit of joy to residents of facilities that have been largely closed to visitors because of the COVID-19 pand [Read More]
'We Had Ink in Our Blood' Chronicles Daily Newspaper Rivalry 'We Had Ink in Our Blood' Chronicles Daily Newspaper Rivalry
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Special to StateCollege.com
The Mirror's birth and death and the brief rivalry between the two newspapers are chronicled in the new book 'We Had Ink in Our Blood,' co-edited by Terry Nau, who worked at the Mirror, and R. Thomas Berner, who worked at both papers. [Read More]
Back on the Ice, the Right Way
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Back on the Ice, the Right Way
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
We pulled it off. We completed two weeks of summer hockey camp in Sun Valley, Idaho in spite of the coronavirus. How did this happen? Great leadership, research, planning, compliance, collaboration, and a dose of courage. [Read More]
State College Borough Council to Consider Ordinance to Enforce Masking, Limits on Gatherings State College Borough Council to Consider Ordinance to Enforce Masking, Limits on Gatherings
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
State College Borough Council on Tuesday will consider a temporary ordinance that would set local parameters for mandatory masking and restrictions on gatherings and waiting lines, as well as authorize borough authorities to issue citations to those who refuse to comply. [Read More]
Nonprofit Sets Up Meal Kit Distribution Sites Nonprofit Sets Up Meal Kit Distribution Sites
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Each month, Community Bite, a nonprofit working to fight food insecurity in Centre County, sets up shop at the Corner Room in downtown State College to distribute free bags of groceries to its clients. [Read More]

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PIAA Delays Start of Fall Sports, Seeks Discussion with Wolf Administration PIAA Delays Start of Fall Sports, Seeks Discussion with Wolf Administration
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Following a Friday afternoon meeting by the Board of Directors, the PIAA is seeking further conversation with Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration regarding the upcoming fall sports season. [Read More]
Fields of Lost Dreams: Local Ballplayers Miss the Opportunity of Little League’s Grandest Stage Fields of Lost Dreams: Local Ballplayers Miss the Opportunity of Little League’s Grandest Stage
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Gordon Brunskill
As every young baseball player progresses and advances, the dreams begin to set in to help a team reach the Little League World Series. [Read More]
Penn State Has a Plan for Fans at Beaver Stadium, But State Not Ready to Give OK Penn State Has a Plan for Fans at Beaver Stadium, But State Not Ready to Give OK
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has a plan for fans in the stands at Beaver Stadium this fall, but state officials' concerns about the spread of COVID-19 have so far made that proposition a no-go, according to Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour. [Read More]
Penn State LB Micah Parsons Makes It Official: Will Opt Out of 2020 Season and Enter NFL Draft Penn State LB Micah Parsons Makes It Official: Will Opt Out of 2020 Season and Enter NFL Draft
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
It's official: Micah Parsons has played his last game at Penn State. [Read More]
Don't Blame College Players for Opting Out of the Season of COVID-19
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Don't Blame College Players for Opting Out of the Season of COVID-19
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
If you were a major-college football player facing the season of COVID-19, would you opt-out this year? [Read More]
Penn State Football Ranked No. 7 In First Coaches Poll Penn State Football Ranked No. 7 In First Coaches Poll
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is ranked No. 7 in the first preseason poll of the year as the Coaches Poll was released on Thursday afternoon. The Nittany Lions are the second highest Big Ten team in the Top 25 with Ohio State coming in at No. 2. [Read More]
Gov. Wolf Recommends No High School Sports Until 2021 Gov. Wolf Recommends No High School Sports Until 2021
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A week after the PIAA announced plans to move forward with the fall sports season, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday said his administration recommends no high school athletics be played until 2021 as the commonwealth continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]
Penn State Football Preparing for No Fans at Beaver Stadium Penn State Football Preparing for No Fans at Beaver Stadium
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is preparing for the upcoming football season without fans in attendance Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour announced in a letter to season ticket holders on Thursday morning. [Read More]
Big Ten Football Players Publish ‘Common-Sense Proposal’, Make Demands For Season Big Ten Football Players Publish ‘Common-Sense Proposal’, Make Demands For Season
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gabe Angieri
A group of more than 1,000 Big Ten football student-athletes published a letter in The Players’ Tribune Wednesday calling on conference and NCAA leaders to develop specific plans and protocols that prioritize player safety. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Freiermuth Shoots Down Opt-Out Speculation Penn State Football: Freiermuth Shoots Down Opt-Out Speculation
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Following the Tuesday night news that Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons will opt out of the 2020 college football season in order to prepare for the NFL Draft, Nittany Lion tight end Pat Freiermuth appears to have done the opposite. [Read More]

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PIAA Delays Start of Fall Sports, Seeks Discussion with Wolf Administration PIAA Delays Start of Fall Sports, Seeks Discussion with Wolf Administration
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Following a Friday afternoon meeting by the Board of Directors, the PIAA is seeking further conversation with Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration regarding the upcoming fall sports season. [Read More]
Barron Backs Borough Ordinance on Gathering Limitations, Masking Barron Backs Borough Ordinance on Gathering Limitations, Masking
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
With thousands of Penn State students set to return in the next two weeks, university President Eric Barron expressed his support for a State College Borough ordinance approved this week that requires mask-wearing in most public places and limits gathering sizes. [Read More]
Penn State Has a Plan for Fans at Beaver Stadium, But State Not Ready to Give OK Penn State Has a Plan for Fans at Beaver Stadium, But State Not Ready to Give OK
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has a plan for fans in the stands at Beaver Stadium this fall, but state officials' concerns about the spread of COVID-19 have so far made that proposition a no-go, according to Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour. [Read More]
Penn State Football Ranked No. 7 In First Coaches Poll Penn State Football Ranked No. 7 In First Coaches Poll
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is ranked No. 7 in the first preseason poll of the year as the Coaches Poll was released on Thursday afternoon. The Nittany Lions are the second highest Big Ten team in the Top 25 with Ohio State coming in at No. 2. [Read More]
Penn State Football Preparing for No Fans at Beaver Stadium Penn State Football Preparing for No Fans at Beaver Stadium
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State is preparing for the upcoming football season without fans in attendance Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour announced in a letter to season ticket holders on Thursday morning. [Read More]
Big Ten Football Players Publish ‘Common-Sense Proposal’, Make Demands For Season Big Ten Football Players Publish ‘Common-Sense Proposal’, Make Demands For Season
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gabe Angieri
A group of more than 1,000 Big Ten football student-athletes published a letter in The Players’ Tribune Wednesday calling on conference and NCAA leaders to develop specific plans and protocols that prioritize player safety. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Freiermuth Shoots Down Opt-Out Speculation Penn State Football: Freiermuth Shoots Down Opt-Out Speculation
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Following the Tuesday night news that Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons will opt out of the 2020 college football season in order to prepare for the NFL Draft, Nittany Lion tight end Pat Freiermuth appears to have done the opposite. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Big Ten Releases Updated 2020 Schedule Penn State Football: Big Ten Releases Updated 2020 Schedule
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football has a new 2020 schedule following the Big Ten's updated release of its 2020 slate on Wednesday morning. The schedule includes an additional 10th game and will begin on September 5 against Northwestern. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Parsons Reportedly Set to Opt Out of 2020 Season Penn State Football: Parsons Reportedly Set to Opt Out of 2020 Season
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State junior linebacker Micah Parsons will reportedly opt out of the upcoming college football season in order to prepare for the NFL Draft. The story was first reported by Yahoo Sports on Tuesday night. [Read More]
Set to Reopen, No Fans Allowed in Memorial Field Per PIAA and State Guidelines Set to Reopen, No Fans Allowed in Memorial Field Per PIAA and State Guidelines
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
After waiting nearly two years for the completion of the Memorial Field renovation project, fans will most likely have to wait even longer to enjoy the new-look venue following a PIAA announcement last week. [Read More]
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Don't Blame College Players for Opting Out of the Season of COVID-19

If you were a major-college football player facing the season of COVID-19, would you opt-out this year?

Mark Nale

Nature’s Ways: The Long-Lived Eastern Box Turtle

A gray squirrel or cottontail rabbit would be lucky to see its second birthday. A white-tailed deer is very old at age 10, and a rare black bear lives to 20. However, eastern box turtles can have a long lifespan — very long. Although no one knows exactly how long, many box turtles live to 40 or 50

How to Vote by Mail – and How Not toRussell Frank

I like voting in person. I like bumping into neighbors at the polling place and schmoozing with the cheery volunteers who sign me in and hand me my ballot. This year, though, fearful that coronavirus will not miraculously vanish by Election Day, I’ve arranged to vote by mail.

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