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  1. Penn State recruiting continues to rise

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's 2013 recruiting class is rated No. 1 nationally by several scouting services, including ESPN Recruiting. Urban Meyer is piecing together another high-quality class at Ohio State. But the most surprising recruiting story in the Big Ten r...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  2. Penn State recruiting analysis

    Adam Rittenberg

    PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS The class Recruits: 16 (all high school seniors, one player enrolled early) Top prospects: Penn State bolstered both lines with players like Anthony Zettel, Angelo Mangiro and Deion Barnes. Mangiro, the team's only E...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  3. Penn State recruiting analysis

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State Nittany Lions The class Recruits: 20 (all high school seniors, six players enrolled early) Top prospects: Khairi Fortt is ranked as the nation's No. 2 inside linebacker by ESPN's Scouts Inc., while defensive linemen Dakota Royer, ...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  4. Illini to hire Cincinnati's Gilmore as D-line coach

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg After failing to land Penn State recruiting whiz Larry Johnson, Illinois head coach Ron Zook has found another top assistant for his defensive line vacancy. As my colleague Brian Bennett reported, Zook w...

    Blog | January 20, 2009
  5. Afternoon roundup: Iowa sexual assault case, Penn State recruitin...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg A few items to chew on before dinner: You probably need a law degree or three to completely understand this story, but the Iowa City Press-Citizen is seeking access to investigative subpoenas in the sexual assault...

    Blog | July 10, 2008
  6. 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
  7. Michigan can be patient with 2015 class

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State's blistering start to 2015 recruiting under new coach James Franklin has a familiar feel for Michigan fans. In recent years Michigan has been the Big Ten school to get a jump on the upcoming class, racking up verbal commitments well bef...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  8. Big Ten's lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Spring, is that you at last? Feel free to stick around a while. The Eric LeGrand commencement speech issue at Rutgers has been resolved, but the school's leadership issues are not. Penn State's recruiting machine keeps on rolling, but that's no...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  9. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great spring weekend (right, Mother Nature?). Join the Twitter train. Sup? Kevin from Pittsburgh writes: This might sound like a weird question but do you think Penn State's recruiting success this offseason will have any impact o...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  10. Lions coaches seek versatility this spring

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There are several ways to combat the unique depth challenges Penn State faces with its reduced roster. 1. Upgrade recruiting: If Penn State brings in more players who can make significant contributions early in their careers,...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  11. PSU staff brings 'SEC mentality' to practice

    Adam Rittenberg

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- You've likely heard about SEC-style recruiting in the Big Ten, first with Urban Meyer at Ohio State and now with James Franklin at Penn State. Franklin appears to bringing a taste of his former league to the practice field at...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Big Ten fourth in recruiting rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Brady Hoke and Urban Meyer have Michigan and Ohio State recruiting at a nationally elite level. Penn State continues to bring in decorated prospects despite the heavy NCAA sanctions and scholarship reductions imposed on the program. Northwestern's 20...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  14. Big Ten Friday mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wishing you a great weekend. Be sure to follow us on Twitter. And away we go ... Brutus from The Ninth Circle writes: Hey Adam, got a recruiting question for you. I've been watching Penn State's ability to recruit under sanctions and have been ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  15. PSU aggressively pursuing game in Ireland

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bowl games are once again part of Bill O'Brien's recruiting pitch at Penn State, and not just bowls taking place after the NCAA sanctions end. O'Brien and others at Penn State are fully committed to scheduling a game in Ireland in the coming seaso...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  16. Recruiting Q&A: PSU's Bill O'Brien

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State has signed larger and more decorated recruiting classes than the 2013 version, and brought in more big names. But the program has never faced NCAA sanctions, including scholarship reductions and postseason probation. Under the circumstance...

    Blog | February 06, 2013