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Penn State has plenty of freshmen who could make an impact this coming season, such as Jayson Oweh.

Penn State ducks attendance woes; Nittany Lions land QB walk-on … for basketball

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Avoiding the problem

College football attendance is down in plenty of areas across the country, but the Big Ten doesn’t have to worry about that too much.

The top 3 average attendance leaders for the 2017 all reside in the conference, with Penn State checking in third on that list, writes Land of 10’s Audrey Snyder.

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Quarterback on the floor

Pat Chambers is fresh off a NIT title, a contract extension, doing well in recruiting and Monday, got his quarterback.

Former Villanova quarterback Kyle McCloskey will transfer to Penn State for basketball writes Lions 247’s Andrew Callahan. McCloskey was the first Philadelphia area athlete to throw for 3,000 yards and score 1,000 points on the hardwood in high school.

Wager wisely

The Supreme Court ruling Monday that all 50 states can allow sports gambling, could mean betting on Penn State football without having to go off shore or making a trip to Las Vegas.

But how soon will it happen? Pennlive’s Greg Pickel looks at a Pennsylvania bill that would enable sports wagering in-state very soon and if college sports will comply with the new ruling.

Forgetting Pitt

The conversation that just won’t die was given new life over the weekend when Penn State coach James Franklin said it’s quite possible the Penn State-Pitt series will end for good after the 2019 season.

StateCollege.com’s Ben Jones says that it is time to stop talking about whether or not the series will or should go on.

Keep an eye on

Penn State has plenty of freshman to pay close attention to this season. James Franklin isn’t shy about playing freshman if they are the most talented player at the position.

So which freshmen are primed to make an impact on the 2018 Nittany Lions? Lions 247’s Sean Fitz conducted a roundtable to break down the freshman class and who could step up.

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