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As expected, Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti will not play in Saturday's season finale against Wisconsin because of a left knee injury, the program announced Monday.


Mauti was injured in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Indiana after being chop blocked. He was carted off the field and did not return. Penn State did not give details on Mauti's injury, which is believed to be serious.


Sophomore Mike Hull replaced Mauti against the Hoosiers and will likely make his first career start against the Badgers.


Earlier in the day, fellow senior Matt McGloin was named Big Ten Co-offensive Player of the Week along with Michigan's Devin Gardner. McGloin threw for a career best 395 yards and four touchdowns in a rout of the Hoosiers.


The Scranton native broke several Penn State records in the game, including career touchdown passes and single-season passing yards. He fell 5 yards short of 400 and the single-game school passing record.


The Nittany Lions will also be getting some new neighbors in the Big Ten. Maryland officially was accepted as a conference member on Monday with multiple reports indicating that Rutgers will come aboard as the league's 14th team, with an announcement coming as soon as Tuesday.


Maryland and Rutgers would join Penn State in the Leaders Division with Illinois moving to the Legends Division, according to ESPN. 


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