I have two news bits for you today.
The Penn State football schedule for 2020 is out. Unfortunately, Micah Parsons won’t be taking the field. He has opted out of the 2020 season and will declare for the 2021 NFL Draft next April.
Of course, Micah is taking a chance either way. He is gambling on whether there will be a 2021 NFL season. Nothing is certain at this point in the pandemic. On the other hand, playing in empty college stadiums compromises exposure while risking injury. This had to be a tough decision for him, but for us fans, we have his fourteen tackles in the Cotton bowl to remember him by. He truly was a one-man wrecking crew, as I wrote back then.
And now, the schedule. The Nittany Lions will play a ten game all Big Ten schedule, which kicks off on September 5 with the Northwestern Wildcats and wraps up on November 21 with the added game versus Illinois. While we will play all our Jim Delany contrived rivals (i.e., Moo U., Maryland, and Rutgers), there won’t be a season ending pseudo-rivalry game. (Illinois was only a rival in the sense that they stole players in the aftermath of the Sandusky Affair).
SI has the full details. Check it out.