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  1. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Sure, it's cold now. But pitchers and catchers report in just three weeks. Two years after his death, Joe Paterno is a dividing figure in State College. Figuring out how many players Penn State can sign this year by examining the scholarship numb...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Happy hump day. Penn State players like what they've seen so far from James Franklin. Four Vanderbilt assistants appear to be on their way to State College. Ohio State's defensive makeover begins with the hiring of Larry Johnson and Chris Ash. ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  3. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Monday mailbag musings ... Brian from Smyrna, DE, writes: Are you surprised at all that there's been no chatter of transfers out of State College? I think we all expected last year to have the bulk of the moves, but I still would have expected ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  4. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    There's no better cure for a signing day hangover than the Thursday mailbag. Brandon from State College, Pa., writes: With a top-25 class, clearly Penn State won't be going away to the extent that many predicted. But how far do you see them fallin...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  5. Ohio State has the look of perfection

    Brian Bennett

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- This was supposed to be Penn State's return to the big time. Nearly a year to the day from Joe Paterno's last game, the Nittany Lions geared up to show the world that they were back from 12 months of turmoil. A soldout Beaver...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  6. Instant analysis: Ohio State 35, PSU 23

    Brian Bennett

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The Ineligi-Bowl turned into an indelible moment for Ohio State. The Buckeyes came into a frenzied Beaver Stadium and sliced up a red-hot Penn State team 35-23, leaving no doubt which team is the best in the Leaders Division ...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  7. Ohio St.-Penn St. pregame ponderables

    Brian Bennett

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Greetings from Beaver Stadium. The last time I was here was during the worst and weirdest week in Penn State history, as the Jerry Sandusky scandal enveloped the community and Joe Paterno was fired last November. It's safe to...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  8. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    No sleep 'til State College ... Two proud programs have rebounded with new coaches at Ohio State and Penn State, Doug Lesmerises writes. What to expect between the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions on Saturday. Matt McGloin is having a storybook s...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  9. Book excerpt chronicles Paterno exit

    Brian Bennett

    Sportswriter Joe Posnanski sure had some interesting timing. Last summer, Posnanski -- who was a columnist and senior writer for Sports Illustrated -- decided to move to State College and spend a year working on a biography of Joe Paterno. He had ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  10. Penn State freshman headed to Rutgers

    Brian Bennett

    The fallout from the sanctions at Penn State has landed Rutgers an incoming freshman. Defensive lineman Jamil Pollard will finish up summer school in State College, Pa., and then transfer back to his home state to play at Rutgers, his high school ...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  11. Should PSU rename stadium for Paterno?

    Brian Bennett

    A packed house at the Bryce Jordan Center will honor Penn State coach Joe Paterno with a memorial service on Thursday. Thousands attended a public viewing of Paterno in the past two days, and people lined the streets of State College for his funeral ...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  12. Joe Paterno not bitter in final days

    Brian Bennett

    Sportswriter Joe Posnanski moved to State College last year to write a book on Joe Paterno. He had no idea what kind of story he was getting himself into. Posnanski interviewed Paterno and the Penn State coach's family members several times in the...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  13. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I didn't have a mailbag last week because of all the craziness in State College, and I had to miss my Monday chat today because of a scheduling conflict. My apologies. To make up for it, here's a special Monday edition of the 'bag, and I'll be back T...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  14. Big Ten takes Paterno's name off trophy

    Brian Bennett

    It's pretty clear that the Big Ten hopes Penn State doesn't make it to the league's inaugural championship game. The conference is trying to distance itself as much as possible from the scandal in State College, Pa., going as far to announce today...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  15. Nebraska keeps focus, wins 'different' game

    Brian Bennett

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Earlier this week, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini thought Saturday's Penn State game would -- and should -- be canceled. Running back Ameer Abdullah's mother called him, worried about her son's safety when the team traveled to Beav...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  16. Final: Nebraska 17, Penn State 14

    Brian Bennett

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State showed a lot of heart in nearly coming back from a 17-0 deficit and making it an exciting finish, but Nebraska made the biggest play of the game. Lavonte David stuffed Silas Redd on a fourth-and-1 play from the Pen...

    Blog | November 12, 2011