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  1. B1G coaches on playoff: Four teams is plenty

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten football coaches gathered Sunday and Monday at league headquarters for meetings that commissioner Jim Delany repeatedly described as "upbeat." "There's no doubt we have momentum right now," Penn State coach James Franklin told ESPN.com. "Y...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  2. Recruiting Q&A: Penn State's James Franklin

    Adam Rittenberg

    Signing day in State College used to be a non-event. Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno didn't even have a news conference. Just four years ago, the school sent out a release listing the new signees with no additional information. Things have cha...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  3. PSU's Franklin aims to build bonds, depth

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you live in State College and haven't shaken James Franklin's hand, high-fived the Penn State coach or snapped a picture with the new leading Lion, you're probably a recluse. Since his Jan. 11 introduction, Franklin has been a man about town, a...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  4. Jay Paterno running for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania

    Adam Rittenberg

    Former Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno is running for Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor post.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  5. Recruiting Q&A: PSU's James Franklin

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach James Franklin has been in the Big Ten for less than a month, but he's already making big news on the recruiting trail. At his introductory news conference Jan. 11, Franklin proclaimed: "We are going to dominate the state. We are goi...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  6. Big Ten Thursday chat wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    We got through the Big Ten chat without any technical issues so that's a victory. We had a spirited discussion about new Penn State coach James Franklin, Michigan's 2014 outlook, Minnesota's expectations and other topics. Did you miss out? No worries...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  7. Al Golden won't be next Penn State coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    Al Golden won't be returning to Penn State after all. Golden on Sunday reaffirmed his commitment to Miami a day after meeting with Penn State's search committee, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. Several media outlets reported that Golden, a f...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  8. O'Brien's reduced buyout widens NFL door

    Adam Rittenberg

    Sunday is all about the NFL, and the last two Sundays have brought news that Penn State coach Bill O'Brien could be headed back to pro football. A week after CBSsports.com reported that NFL teams already are reaching out to O'Brien -- and that he'...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  9. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Can you taste the turkey yet? Zach Meisel looks back at Ohio State's turnaround since reaching a low point two years ago in Ann Arbor. Urban Meyer gears up for a "brutal" two weeks. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien wants to see the playoff expand ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  10. PSU's O'Brien on regained scholarships

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien was an understandably happy man Tuesday when he appeared on the Big Ten coaches' teleconference. O'Brien learned earlier Tuesday about the NCAA's decision to gradually reinstate scholarships that had been removed when...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  11. PSU, Purdue unfazed by youth under center

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and his Purdue counterpart, Darrell Hazell, will face the same decision sometime next month: Should I start a true freshman quarterback this season? It's a daunting and exciting possibility, depending on wh...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  12. Ireland game an easy sell for Penn State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is a product of the Emerald Isle. His father's family hails from Cork and Clare in Ireland, while his mother's side, the Murphys, come from Sligo. O'Brien traveled to Ireland as a teenager and always has had a strong ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  13. O'Brien hopes NCAA can meet PSU halfway

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien reiterated Friday that he understood why the NCAA imposed severe sanctions on the program almost exactly a year ago. But O'Brien also believes Penn State's off-field progress in the past year and a half shouldn't go u...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  14. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    In this scenario he's the Tonya and I'm the Nancy! Commissioners Jim Delany (Big Ten) and John Swofford (ACC) go way back, to their days as North Carolina students, Kent Babb writes. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien thinks more Big Ten expansion -...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  15. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    If you haven't done so already, check out the Michigan State spring practice live blog as the spring bus tour rolls through East Lansing. To the links ... Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is always thinking about the program's future. The Lions' ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  16. Big Ten chat wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    National signing day didn't stop the Big Ten chat from taking place. It was a shortened version as I had to take a call from Penn State coach Bill O'Brien, but we still spent a good chunk of time discussing recruiting, big-ticket items in the league ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013