Penn State junior tight end Pat Freiermuth has decided to forgo his fourth season and has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.  Freiermuth’s 16 career touchdown receptions are the most all-time by a PSU tight end and rank eighth overall in program history.

The Penn State women’s basketball team came out on the short end of a 91-87 nail-biter in PSU’s Big Ten opener at the Bryce Jordan Center.  Sophomore Makenna Marisa led five Lady Lions in double figures with a career-best 26 points. Kelly Jekot chipped in 14 points, while Anna Camden and Johnasia Cash added 11 each. Freshman Tova Sabel rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Jalen Hurts was just the third rookie quarterback since 1950 to throw for 330-plus passing yards and 60-plus rushing yards in a game with four-plus touchdowns — but his Hail Mary attempt fell short as the Philadelphia Eagles’ comeback attempt against the Arizona Cardinals ended on the game’s final play.  Arizona held on to beat Philadelphia 33-26 and keep the final playoff spot in the NFC playoffs for now, remaining one game ahead of the Chicago Bears with two games to play.