Penn State Football Returns, Students React
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State football is finally back. The Nittany Lions will take on the Indiana Hoosiers this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Bloomington, Indiana.
Ever since the Big Ten announced that it was returning to play, many students have been anxious about when Penn State would play. Now they have an answer.
Some students already have plans for this weekend. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, options for gatherings are limited due to social distancing requirements by the university.
Samuel Sullivan, a freshman majoring in engineering, is excited for his first taste of Penn State football.
“I wish I could go in person but that’s not a possibility this year,” Sullivan said. “I’m going to watch [the game] with my roommates on a TV, and next week, my family is coming down to watch with me.”
Ian Fernandez, a freshman majoring in architecture, is also excited for this weekend.
“With COVID, it kind of sucks, but it’s pretty cool,” Fernandez said. “I’m just going to watch it with friends on a TV and of course abide by COVID guidelines.”
Penn State, off an 11-2 season in which it won the Cotton Bowl, is looking for another competitive year in the Big Ten. After the Hoosiers, the Nittany Lions will come home for a Halloween night matchup against the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Jacob Cheris is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email firstname.lastname@example.org.