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  1. A B1G youth movement at receiver

    Brian Bennett

    Like many football coaches, Penn State's James Franklin subscribes to the theory that young players can contribute quickly at wide receiver. "The farther from the ball you are, the better chance you have to get on the field early," Franklin said T...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Penn State Nittany Lions season preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Penn State Nittany Lions. 2013 overall record: 7-5 (4-4 Big Ten) Key returnees: Christian Hackenberg, QB; Bill Belton, RB; Zach Zwinak, RB; Donovan Smith, OT; Jesse James, TE; Deion Barnes, DE; ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. First practice: Franklin talks team speed

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- James Franklin shied away from discussing strategy and game-planning Monday afternoon, but he still managed to draw laughs for his reasoning. "One of the things I've always struggled with," Franklin said, "is how do I answer ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  4. Poll: Big Ten unit under most pressure

    Brian Bennett

    Just before the holiday last week, we took a look at some Big Ten units that will be under pressure to perform this season. Now we want your opinion on which groups have the most riding on them. Cue David Bowie as we list the nominees under the mo...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  5. Big Ten units under pressure in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    Last week, we presented a poll on the Big Ten players facing the most pressure in 2014. But football, of course, is a team sport. So what about the league units that will be facing the most pressure this fall? There's little doubt that the No. 1 u...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  6. Big Ten roundtable: Impact freshmen

    ESPN.com staff

    With incoming freshmen set to report to their respective B1G teams later this month, we thought now would be a perfect time to take a closer look at the 2014 class. Who'll end up as the most memorable player? And who'll see time right away? Adam R...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  7. Potential B1G 1,000-yard receivers in 2014

    Brian Bennett

    On Wednesday, Adam took a look at which backs were most likely to top 1,000 yards rushing in 2014. Today, we examine another yardage milestone for offensive skill players: 1,000 yards receiving. Unlike the 1,000-yard mark for a back, getting to 1,...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  8. Big Ten's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Seven more to go and Stanley sticks around for another year. The Big Ten remains king of college sports -- at least in revenue. ICYMI, an excellent look by Scott Dochterman at the unsold Big Ten bowl tickets and what they cost. The always-inspi...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  9. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    The Monday mailbag is back. I'll have another installment on Wednesday, which will be my last one before I go on vacation. So make sure to get your questions for that one in now by sending them here or hitting us up on Twitter. For now, I like the...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  10. Penn State spring wrap

    Josh Moyer

    The spring workouts are in the books, and the long offseason has arrived. But before diving into summer and the painful wait for football to return, we're taking a look back at the developments from March and April and sneaking a peek at what to expe...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  11. Spring game preview: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Saturday features a full slate of Big Ten spring scrimmages, and we're breaking down each one through Friday. Here's a closer look at what to expect from Penn State's Blue-White Game: When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET Where: Beav...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  12. Big Ten Friday mailblog: Miller vs. Pryor

    Adam Rittenberg

    Enjoy the Final Four. And for you Michigan fans out there, enjoy the spring game at the Big House. Don't forget: Twitter! To the inbox ... Kenny from Cincy writes: I was comparing on-the-field accomplishments of the past two Ohio State QBs a...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  13. Freshman WR Thompkins off to 'fast' start

    Josh Moyer

    De'Andre Thompkins strolled through the gym of his old high school in Swansboro, N.C., last week, decked out in blue Penn State sweats, and embraced his coach. Before the Nittany Lions' early enrollee could explain how snow still littered the side...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  14. Spring position breakdown: Specialists

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. The series wraps up with the specialists. Illinois:The Illini might not be exceptional in the kicking game, but they're in better shape than they were when ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  15. National signing day 2014 instant impact recruits

    Tom Luginbill

    Many members of the 2014 class are already on campus and others are primed for freshman stardom. Which 2014 recruits will be instant impact players?

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  16. Big Ten recruiting roundtable

    Brian Bennett

    National signing day is just 48 hours away. To get you ready, we checked in with our ESPN.com recruiting experts for their take on how the Big Ten is faring. Senior national recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill and Big Ten recruiting reporter Tom VanH...

    Blog | February 03, 2014