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Some positive PR, primers for football season, and another Penn State vs. Pitt rematch

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In the 15th annual Lift for Life at Holuba Hall, Penn State football student-athletes raised $95,089.98 for Uplifting Athletes, an organization committed to helping athletes with life skills development through fundraising for rare disease research. The total dollars raised is still rising, and you can continue to support the cause HERE.

Penn State continues to build upon their student-athlete tradition of excellence with a school record 97 athletes achieving the honor of a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. This is an increase from 81 in 2016, which was also a record-high. The award requires a minimum of a 3.7 GPA.

Trace McSorley has been added to the Wuerffel Watchlist. The award is given to an FBS player who excels academically, on the field, and most importantly makes an impact through community service. One year after being relatively unknown outside of Happy Valley, McSorley is accumulating quite a list of accolades and achievements.

PennLive has you covered with an in-depth primer of Penn State’s football schedule for September. Pitt’s visit to Happy Valley and a road-trip to Iowa and Kinnick Stadium present potential pitfalls for a team with high hopes.

Interested in a breakdown of Penn State’s talented running back group, with a heavy dose of Saquon Barkley highlights? You bet.

A match-up between Penn State and Pittsburgh’s men’s basketball teams has been set for November 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in the Legends Classic. They will play the second game in a double-header which features Texas A&M and Oklahoma State in the early game tipping off at 7pm. This is a huge opportunity to snag some much-needed resume boosting wins, not to mention a chance to avenge last season’s loss to the Panthers.