Penn State Football Releases Video Telling Fans to Wear A Mask If They Want Football in the Fall

By Matthew Filipovits on July 7, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Penn State football released a video on Tuesday encouraging people to wear masks if they want football in the fall. 

Masks are now required in public spaces in Pennsylvania, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise all over the country. Thankfully, there were no positive tests among the 102 student-athletes tested upon the initial return to campus as of last week. Student-athlete test results will be made public every two weeks, with the next announcement set for July 15.

Colleges are already beginning to adjust their fall schedules to help mitigate the spread of the virus, with USC and Rutgers recently announcing they would conduct most classes online. Rutgers also shared that on-campus activities will be suspended throughout the fall semester. Athletic events for the Scarlet Knights will "continue to be guided by state requirements and policies developed by the campuses’ respective athletic conferences." The Nittany Lions are scheduled to visit the Scarlet Knights on November 28 in their regular-season finale.

The Ivy League will announce their decision on fall sports on Wednesday. Indications are that the league will opt to move football to the spring, an idea which we've floated here. If that indeed happens, it could spur other conferences to make similar adjustments.