Linebacker Micah Parsons makes it official, announcing he will leave Penn State and prepare for 2021 NFL Draft

The junior from Harrisburg, a 2019 consensus All-America, expressed concern about the coronavirus as his reason for leaving. He will take classes in the fall to stay on track to graduate in December.

Linebacker Micah Parsons makes it official, announcing he will leave Penn State and prepare for 2021 NFL Draft

The junior from Harrisburg, a 2019 consensus All-America, expressed concern about the coronavirus as his reason for leaving. He will take classes in the fall to stay on track to graduate in December.

Penn State plans to play without fans at Beaver Stadium and other fall sports venues in 2020

In a letter to football season-ticket holders, Nittany Lions vice president of athletics Sandy Barbour appeared to hold out hope that restrictions on crowds imposed by Gov. Tom Wolf could be eased.

Penn State plans to play without fans at Beaver Stadium and other fall sports venues in 2020

In a letter to football season-ticket holders, Nittany Lions vice president of athletics Sandy Barbour appeared to hold out hope that restrictions on crowds imposed by Gov. Tom Wolf could be eased.

Temple, Miami working to reschedule football season opener for another year

The Atlantic Coast Conference's schedule doesn't allow Miami to play before Sept. 7, which wipes out this year's Owls game.

Temple, Miami working to reschedule football season opener for another year

The Atlantic Coast Conference's schedule doesn't allow Miami to play before Sept. 7, which wipes out this year's Owls game.
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Penn State’s Micah Parsons, others wisely follow Eagles’ Marquise Goodwin, opt out of 2020 season | Marcus Hayes

Six college players, including reportedly the Nittany Lions' star linebacker, have bailed due to COVID-19 fears. That number will mushroom.

Penn State to open 10-game Big Ten football schedule at home vs. Northwestern on Sept. 5; Micah Parsons reportedly opting out

The Nittany Lions will have five home games, including a Nov. 7 showdown against Ohio State. Parsons reportedly will declare for the 2021 NFL draft.

Former AAC Temple rival UConn cancels football season due to COVID-19 concerns; AAC announces plan to play eight conference games

Before this year, UConn was a member of the AAC with Temple, but the Huskies were not scheduled to face any AAC teams this year.

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Tyrone Garland has turned the ‘Southwest Philly Floater’ into a jersey for sale | Mike Jensen

There have been a few bigger shots in Big 5 history than Garland's 2013 Southwest Philly Floater that beat Mississippi in the NCAA Tournament. But the rest don't have the name.

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Time for the Power 5 commissioners to earn their money, and hold off on football | Mike Jensen

Tuesday, the NCAA’s board of governors faced down the Power 5 conferences … and blinked.

American Athletic Conference expected to announce football plans by Wednesday

Temple is among 11 members of the AAC awaiting word on the schedule in response to the coronavirus pandemic

Central High LB Balansama Kamara commits to Temple

The versatile linebacker says he had 12 scholarship offers but felt most at home at Temple.

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Power 5 football schedules are coming out, but what does that really mean? | Mike Jensen

College football leagues are studying the pro leagues' restart, and still hoping and even planning to play this fall.

Penn grad is an all-American pole vaulter — and a COVID-19 vaccine volunteer

He signed on with 1Day Sooner, a new online organization that solicits volunteers to test potential vaccines by being directly exposed to COVID-19 in research studies.

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NCAA Division III fall sports shutdown went beyond COVID-19 case data | Mike Jensen

Testing costs and the demand for fast results became a huge hurdle. Said one athletic director: "Just for football, it would take $50,000 just to complete the season."

Temple won’t open football season Sept. 5 after Miami’s start is delayed

The ACC has moved back the start of the season until the week of Sept. 7. It's not known if Miami and Temple will play this season.

Temple basketball roster: Aaron McKie’s first recruiting class will play key role immediately

Temple lost significant talent through graduation and the transfer portal but made some key additions lately.

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