Penn State Nittany Lions star linebacker Micah Parsons won't follow in the footsteps of fellow noteworthy Big Ten names such as Shaun Wade and Wyatt Davis of Ohio State or Purdue's Rondale Moore and try to opt back in for the Big Ten season despite that conference's decision to hold a fall campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Parsons opted out on Aug. 6, five days before the Big Ten postponed football and other fall sports because of the health crisis. The Big Ten reversed course earlier this month, however, and announced that an eight-game football season will begin on Oct. 24.