1. James Franklin Is the Perfect Big Ten Rival for Urban Meyer

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — It started with a Wednesday tour of Urban Meyer 's office on ESPN.com . Sitting next to a few of the Ohio State head coach's favorite books was a paper printout, ...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 1 month ago 11,140 reads 39 comments

  2. Penn State Coach James Franklin Uses Twitter to Make Sure Player Gets to Class

    Getting to an 8 a.m. class can be a struggle, but first-year Penn State coach James Franklin expects his players to show up to class on time, regardless of when it starts...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 3 months ago 137,331 reads 73 comments

  3. The 6 Most Entertaining Personalities from College Football Media Days

    The chairs have been tucked away. The microphones and cameras have been stored in their mobile hiding places—at least for now—as they wait for what comes next, just like us...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 7,827 reads 11 comments

  4. Winners and Losers from 2014 Big Ten Media Days

    CHICAGO — “Talking season,” as Steve Spurrier likes to call it, is over. It’s time for football...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 46,608 reads 110 comments

  5. Big Ten Media Days 2014: Notable Quotes and Reaction from Day 1

    CHICAGO — Change was in the air. Day 1 of Big Ten media days served as the unofficial welcome for two new programs, one enthusiastic football coach and some renewed mentalities ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 4 months ago 16,849 reads 33 comments

  6. Penn State Football: Previewing James Franklin's 1st Season at the Helm

    James Franklin is losing sleep in the summer so he doesn't have to in the fall. USA Today 's Paul Myerberg reports that after a tedious day in the office, Franklin meshes two couches together in the facility and doses off...

    Andrew Windsor Written by Andrew Windsor about 5 months ago 168 reads 2 comments

  7. James Franklin Contacted Vanderbilt Rape Victim, According to Attorneys

    Updates from Friday, May 2 Franklin talked about the rape case with Penn State players during a meeting, according to Bob Flanders of PennLive...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 7 months ago 37,612 reads 93 comments

  8. Penn State Football: How James Franklin Is Winning Fans with Social Media

    Five years ago, no one could have imagined the phrases "Penn State football" and "social media" would one day be intertwined. I'm not unlocking a national secret when I say former head coach Joe Paterno was old school...

    Troy Weller Written by Troy Weller about 8 months ago 4,187 reads 3 comments

  9. Penn State's James Franklin Quickly Making Good on Promise to Own Pennsylvania

    "Our recruiting philosophy, we are going to dominate the state", said head coach James Franklin at his PSU introductory press conference . "We are going to dominate the state...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 10,133 reads 11 comments

  10. Penn State Football Recruiting: First Class Under James Franklin a Success

    It wasn't exactly a perfect situation for James Franklin , but he did the best with what he was given. After Bill O'Brien left Penn State for the Houston Texans at the end of December, ...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 10 months ago 4,042 reads 0 comments

  11. Penn State's James Franklin Mastered Marketing on National Signing Day

    Of all the things that happened around the Big Ten on national signing day, no one school or one coach had the day that Penn State and James Franklin had on Wednesday...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 5,027 reads 2 comments

  12. Penn State Football Recruiting: James Franklin's 1st Class a Promising Sign

    No first-year coach's recruiting class is ever truly his . Coaches typically set up in their new digs in December or January, with barely more than a month to prepare and an overwhelming ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 10 months ago 5,684 reads 2 comments

  13. Penn State Football: Breaking Down Nittany Lions RB Depth Heading into Offseason

    Penn State comes in to this offseason with one position seemingly not an issue—running back. After all, the Nittany Lions do return a former 1,000-yard rusher, an 800-yard rusher and a former 4-star recruit on their depth chart...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 7,077 reads 10 comments

  14. How Is James Franklin Having Such Quick Recruiting Success at Penn State?

    James Franklin is continuing the process started by Bill O'Brien at Penn State, and he's seeing early success on the recruiting trail because the man knows how to sell himself...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 10 months ago 16,246 reads 11 comments

  15. Penn State Football: Are James Franklin, Staff Setting Goals Too High?

    "Dream big, work hard." It’s the motto former Wisconsin Badger J.J. Watt has adopted and appears to be the motto James Franklin and his staff are following at Penn State...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 14,648 reads 41 comments

  16. Penn State Football: How Franklin's Recruiting Surge Affects This Year and Next

    James Franklin inherited a recruiting situation with limited wiggle room. At the time of his hire, Penn State had 18 players committed to its 2014 class...

    Troy Weller Written by Troy Weller about 10 months ago 15,679 reads 6 comments

  17. What It Will Take for James Franklin to Make Penn State a National Contender

    If there's any question as to whether James Franklin can eventually make the Penn State Nittany Lions a national-title contender, look no further than Columbus, Ohio for the answer...

    Alex Sims Written by Alex Sims about 10 months ago 12,134 reads 23 comments

  18. Crazy Coaching Carousel a Reminder Recruits Must Commit to School, Not Coach

    For the latest batch of high school seniors ready to sign their letters of intent in mere weeks, the writing is on the wall: There’s a distinct possibility the head coach who ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 32,304 reads 58 comments

  19. Penn State Football: A Statistical Look at James Franklin's Vanderbilt Success

    It's uncommon for someone to become one of the hottest coaching candidates in the country by winning just nine games two seasons in a row, but that's precisely what Penn State's new ...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 11 months ago 3,694 reads 1 comments

  20. Penn State Football: James Franklin's Recruiting to-Do List Before Signing Day

    The excitement over James Franklin 's hire at Penn State will only last for so long, but that is unless Franklin does something special between now and the opening of spring football in about two months or so...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 17,724 reads 10 comments

  21. James Franklin, Doug Nussmeier's Contracts a Sign of Things to Come in Big Ten

    Brett Bielema shocked Wisconsin and the rest of the Big Ten by upping and leaving Madison for the Arkansas job following a second straight Big Ten championship in 2012...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 1,756 reads 1 comments

  22. Penn State Recruiting: How Many Scholarships Does James Franklin Think He Has?

    UPDATE 1/14/14 10:54 a.m. EST : According to Chris Smith of 247Sports, 3-star OL Brendan Brosnan has flipped his commitment from Vanderbilt to Penn State...

    Tim Tolley Written by Tim Tolley about 11 months ago 17,793 reads 17 comments

  23. What James Franklin's Hire Means to Penn State Recruiting

    James Franklin has accepted the head coaching position at Penn State. He leaves Vanderbilt after three seasons and two bowl game wins...

    Full Ride Written by Full Ride about 11 months ago 25,289 reads 24 comments

  24. Penn State Football Gets It Right with James Franklin

    As Bill O'Brien ran off to the NFL faster than Allen Robinson could burn a cornerback, it became painfully obvious that Penn State needed its next hire to be someone that wanted to be there and embrace the position...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 40,449 reads 111 comments

  25. James Franklin Named Head Coach at Penn State

    Penn State was looking for a big name to replace Bill O'Brien, and it managed to land one of the most sought-after head coaching candidates in America. Updates from Friday, Jan...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 11 months ago 199,027 reads 343 comments