1. How Does PSU's Recruiting Approach Compare to Paterno's Staff, Others?

    Sitting at the head of Beaver Stadium's media room in early February, James Franklin spoke of Penn State's national brand, and how, and why, that can help in recruiting.....

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  2. Is James Franklin Earning His Paycheck?

    Today's Big Ten football news features insights from Urban Meyer into Ohio State's three-way quarterback battle and a list of 10 coaches that ESPN's Travis Haney wonders aloud if they're earning their paychecks...

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  3. Worried About the Future of PSU's DEs? Former Starters at the Position Are Not

    STATE COLLEGE -- From the outside looking in, it would seem Penn State has quite a problem at defensive end. Both starters are gone from 2014, taking a combined 83 tackles and nine sacks with them...

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  4. Gaines Departing Penn State Roster

    Cornerback Kasey Gaines is no longer on Penn State's football team, a team spokeswoman confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday.....

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  5. Recruiting Target Rashan Gary to Visit Ohio State

    Today's Big Ten football news features a look at the travel plans of defensive tackle Rashan Gary, the No. 1 player in the 2016 recruiting class, and four Big Ten wideouts mentioned among players on the rise in 2015...

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  6. Running Backs, Receivers, Recruiting, and More: Penn State Football Mailbag

    Penn State is off and running in James Franklin's second spring practice. There are many answers, but still plenty of questions, as the Lions head into year two of the Pennsylvania native's tenure...

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  7. Nittany Lions Aren't Far from Battling Buckeyes, Spartans in Big Ten East

    James Franklin's debut at Penn State had its share of ups and downs, as the Nittany Lions started 4-0 but dropped six out of their last eight regular-season games...

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  8. Nittany Lions Aren't Far from Battling Buckeyes, Spartans in Big Ten East

    James Franklin's debut at Penn State had its share of ups and downs, as the Nittany Lions started 4-0 but dropped six out of their last eight regular-season games.....

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  9. Breaking Down PSU's 3rd Spring Practice

    STATE COLLEGE -- Across much of Penn State's expansive University Park campus, birds are chirping again, inches of snow are all but gone, and the sun shines well into the early evening...

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  10. Christian Hackenberg Ready to Pull Himself, Penn State off the Turf

    They all got after it years ago in that northeastern Pennsylvania home, the crush of competition, the reward of victory, defining the lives of four young boys...

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  11. Nittany Lions Focus on MLB, OL This Spring

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Spring practice has just begun for Penn State, but James Franklin already knows the keys for the Nittany Lions this offseason: offensive line and middle linebacker...

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  12. PSU Hosts Diggs, Numerous Other Recruits During First Two Spring Practices

    STATE COLLEGE -- Penn State's spring practice kicked off Friday, the first of 15 opportunities to build for the future.....

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  13. Penn State Is Accumulating All the Right Pieces at Linebacker, Ross Tucker Says

    Penn State's depth chart at linebacker is murky going into spring practice, but that could be a good thing, even as the search continues for senior captain Mike Hull's replacement...

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  14. Sized Up: 30 NFL Scouts Watch 13 Prospects at Penn State's Pro Day

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Thirty of the NFL's 32 teams were represented at Penn State's pro day Thursday, moving back and forth from the weight room to the indoor workout complex where players were put through the paces of NFL combine-style events...

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  15. Former Penn State Linebacker Mike Hull Talks Pro Day, NFL Potential, and More

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  16. Penn State Nittany Lions Spring Preview

    James Franklin's squad ended the 2014 season on a high note -- overcoming a two-TD deficit to shock Boston College in Pinstripe Bowl overtime -- and it is hoping to build off that in 2015...

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  17. Tommy Stevens Is the Future of Penn State Football

    When Penn State takes the field for its first spring practice of 2015 on Friday, there won't be any question who the Nittany Lions' No. 1 quarterback will be...

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  18. Franklin Confident Nittany Lions Can Improve on Special Teams in 2015

    The Penn State Nittany Lions have consistently struggled on special teams over the past few seasons. A big part of that was the fact that due to scholarship reductions, the Nittany Lions were forced to place several walk-ons on special teams...

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  19. Searching for an Edge, Coach Franklin Looks into Analytics, Sports Science

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In 2005, James Franklin sat in meeting rooms adjacent to Lambeau Field, working as Packers wide receivers coach and trying to figure out exactly what job everyone did...

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  20. Penn State Football: Complete 2015 Spring Practice Primer

    By any reasonable measure, James Franklin's first season at Penn State was a successful one. A 7-6 record and a win in the Pinstripe Bowl underscored the Nittany Lions' emergence ...

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  21. PSU Experiencing Stability Under James Franklin

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  22. Five Questions Facing Penn State Football This Spring

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Coach James Franklin will continue leaving his mark on Penn State football when spring practice begins Friday.....

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  23. Penn State's Blue-White Game Could Have a Unique Twist, Per James Franklin

    STATE COLLEGE -- Penn State's annual Blue-White game to cap spring drills at Beaver Stadium generally features many things for both the team and its fans. Ample amounts of kicking and punting generally aren't on the list...

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  24. James Franklin Believes Jordan Lucas Can Be a "Special" Player at Safety in 2015

    James Franklin and his Penn State assistants made three significant position changes last spring that transformed the Lions' defense into one of the best units in the nation...

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  25. Two Top Penn State Football Recruiting Targets Set Visits

    Penn State's football drills will kick into a higher gear Friday when spring practice begins. The 15 opportunities for the Lions to improve also mark multiple chances for schools, including PSU, to host recruits...

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