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Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour cheers during Penn State's 75-69 upset win over Michigan in an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)

STATE COLLEGE – Penn State and Big Ten football fans will have to watch their teams on TV this fall.

While Big Ten football student-athletes received the all-clear for a fall football season beginning Oct. 23, conference schools will not allow general ticket sales to the public.

“We are not going to permit fans in general, sales of tickets,” Penn State vice president for intercollegiate athletics Sandy Barbour said on Wednesday. “We are looking to see what we can do on a campus-by-campus basis to accommodate the families of our student-athletes, both home and away.”

Current Pennsylvania coronavirus restrictions prohibit gatherings of more than 250 people. 

Allocation of tickets for student-athletes’ parents, if allowed, will have to fall within the parameters of each state’s coronavirus protocols.

This is a developing story. It will be updated when more information is available.

Elton Hayes is a veteran sports writer who covers Penn State for CNHI LLC publications. Contact him at ehayes@cnhi.com or follow him on Twitter @EHDC12.

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