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FightOnState.com Penn State Daily Headlines (May 26)

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Penn State Football/Recruiting

12 Nittany Lions Selected to Athlon Sports All Big Ten Team -- Black Shoe Diaries (Moreta-Feliz)

Penn State’s season opener to kick off at noon, be televised on ABC -- Centre Daily Times (McGonigal)

Guarding the Lion (5/25/17) -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Breakdown: Penn State's offense vs. Pitt's defense -- Lions247 (Callahan)

James Franklin proving change is possible at Penn State -- Lions247 (Simmons)

Former Penn State LB Gerald Hodges has a new NFL home -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Kick time and TV info for Penn State-Akron -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Penn State Faces Unprecedented 3-Game Stretch vs. Michigan, Ohio State & Michigan State -- StateCollege.com (Poorman)

Season Opener Set For Noon Kick On ABC -- StateCollege.com (Jones)

Penn State Recruiting Roundup: May 26, 2017 -- Victory Bell Rings (Leap)

Nittany Lions open as big favorites against Akron -- Victory Bell Rings (Leonard Jr)

Curtis Cothran must take next step in starting role -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

The 17 most irreplaceable players in college football for the 2017 season -- CBSSports.com (Kercheval)

Don’t be surprised if 5-star commit Justin Fields is poached away by another major program -- Collegian (Rubin)

James Franklin’s SEC connections helped create Penn State’s depth -- Fanrag Sports (Mettlen)

Guarding the Lion (5/24/17) -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Penn State RB target Jordan Houston ready to validate early offer after lost sophomore season -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Most intriguing game on the 2017 schedule -- Land Of 10 (Masisak)

Nittany Lion Club Presale for Football Tickets Begins May 30 -- Lock Haven Express

3-star Penn State pledge "100-percent committed," but calls recruitment "completely open" -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

For the Future (05.24.17) -- Roar Lions Roar (Lacy)

100 Days Until Kick, 10 Thoughts On Penn State Football -- StateCollege.com (Poorman)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

WR Justin Shorter earns All-America accolade, sets his sights higher -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Top 100 DT Keondre Coburn includes Michigan, Penn State in list of top schools -- Land of 10 (Pianovich)

Penn State targets Micah Parsons and Shaquon Anderson-Butts suggest a ‘package deal’ is possible -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Why Penn State — not Michigan — is the biggest threat to Ohio State in 2017 -- Land of 10 (Axelrod)

7 stats to know: Pitt -- Lions247 (Callahan)

Lions assistant insists it's "the people" that separate Penn State -- Scranton Times-Tribune (Collins)

Where does Saquon Barkley rank? -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)


N.J. lacrosse star, a Penn State commit, has rebounded from life-threatening brain injury -- USA Today (Whelan Jr.)


Does Iowa Wrestling have a Cael Sanderson Problem? -- Black Hearts Gold Pants (Scott)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

College Football Top 25 for 2017 -- Athlon Sports (Lassan)

5-star Penn State QB commit Justin Fields shines in spring game -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

NFL scout 'taken aback' by former Penn State QB Hackenberg's accuracy issues -- PennLive.com (Hopkins)

For The Future (05.23.17) -- Roar Lions Roar (Vecellio)

Post-Spring Preview: Ohio State -- Roar Lions Roar (Damico)

Do 2018 college football recruits even remember your team's last national title? -- SBNation (Elliott)

5-star QB Justin Fields, father discuss Florida Gators -- SECCountry.com (Abolverdi)

Penn State included in top 10 of ESPN preseason Football Power Index -- SECCountry.com (Astleford)

Pivot Point Games: The matchups that will shape the 2017 college football season -- Sports Illustrated (Staples)

DeAndre Thompkins adds different deep element -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

2018 DB Isheem Young details upcoming top-5 list, potential summer commitment plans -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Penn State makes the cut for four-star DT Aeneas Hawkins -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Identifying the Lions' most important targets on offense -- PennLive.com (Hockensmith)

Don't sleep on these 3 Lions offensive players this fall -- PennLive.com (Hockensmith)

Don't sleep on these 2 Lions defenders this fall -- PennLive.com (Hockensmith)

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah Compares Saquon Barkley to Le'Veon Bell -- Roar Lions Roar (Filipovits)

6 Lessons for Beaver Stadium from the Coaches Caravan -- StateCollege.com (Poorman)

Former Nittany Lion Justin King Back With Program On Staff -- StateCollege.com (Jones)

DaeSean Hamilton returns most receiving experience -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)

Cameron Brown creates length problem for offenses -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)


Penn State women's lacrosse tallies late game-winner to advance to second straight Final Four -- Collegian (Cox)

WLAX Earns Repeat Trip to NCAA Semifinals With Victory Over Princeton -- GoPSUSports.com

Penn State Women's Lacrosse Tops Princeton, Punches Ticket to Final Four -- StateCollege.com (Kasales)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Graham Zug reflects on lessons learned from Paterno -- Centre Daily Times (McGonigal)

Penn State recruiting: Previewing Saturday visitors -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

How James Franklin built Penn State: The defense's Southern ties, the offense's Keystone roots -- PennLive.com

Are slow starts something Penn State will leave behind in 2017? -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Ex-Penn State LB Wartman-White seeks $1.5 million disability payment -- Scranton Times-Tribune (Collins)

How many wins does Vegas think the Nittany Lions get in 2017? -- Victory Bell Rings (Leonard Jr)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Saquon Barkley, 2018 RB Class Could Be Special -- Bleacher Report (Miller)

Nittany Lions offer pair of top tight end prospects -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Sandy Barbour has ‘no problem with the fact’ Ohio State went to the College Football Playoff -- Land of 10 (Keeler)

Penn State's offense vs. Akron's defense -- Lions247 (Callahan)

Will Penn State get a commit this weekend? -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

What does Penn State recruiting want to accomplish at Blue-White versus Junior Day? -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

For The Future (05.19.17) -- Roar Lions Roar (Vecellio)

Great Expectations: Much Ado About Penn State's Juwan Johnson -- StateCollege.com (Poorman)

The Nittany Lion Offense Will Still Be Explosive, But Will It Still Be Crazy? -- StateCollege.com (Jones)

Penn State Football Recruiting Roundup: May 19, 2017 -- Victory Bell Rings (Leap)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten punters -- Big Ten Network (Dienhart)

Expectations for Penn State moving forward: ‘Whatever we did last year isn’t good enough’ -- Land of 10 (Masisak)

Can Penn State overtake Ohio State atop Big Ten recruiting class rankings after Buckeyes’ spring surge? -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Penn State target Shaquon Anderson-Butts eyeing commitment date -- PennLive.com (Linder)

Who are the top 2018 corner targets, and could a new offer come this weekend? -- PennLive.com

James Franklin: ‘Our people’ is what makes Penn State football special -- Press and Journal (Barr)

For the Future (05.18.17) -- Roar Lions Roar (Fritz)

Three Penn State games to be excited about in 2017 -- Victory Bell Rings (Leonard Jr)


Zain Retherford, David Taylor beat Japan in outdoor ‘Beat the Streets’ event -- Centre Daily Tiumes

No. 2 Michael Beard Commits -- FloWrestling (Holmes)

Penn State adds another star wrestling recruit to Class of 2018 -- PennLive.com (Carlson)

Michael Beard Commits to Penn State -- Roar Lions Roar (Dougherty)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten kickers
Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten kickers

Canada checks in on 5-star QB -- Geaux247 (Dixon)

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten kickers -- Big Ten Network (Dienhart)

Losey Earns CSCCa Top Honor -- GoPSUSports.com

Nittany Lions schedule satellite camps, offer Utah, Georgia defensive ends -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

James Franklin: 2016 success is ‘one step in a very long journey’ for rebuilding program -- Land of 10 (Masisak)

Miles Sanders perfect change of pace for Barkley -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

A lazy river for Penn State athletics? 'That's not who we are' -- Allentown Morning Call (Wogenrich)

Committany Nation: Recruiting Overview — Offense -- Black Shoe Diaries (Koerbler)

Allen and Cabinda Named to Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List -- GoPSUSports.com

4-star Florida DB Jordan Miner previews visit to Happy Valley -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Penn State caravan puts James Franklin’s abilities as program CEO on full display -- Land of 10 (Masisak)

What they're saying: Akron -- Lions247 (Callahan)

It Looks Like Penn State/Ohio State Will Get FOX Treatment -- StateCollege.com (Jones)

Nittany Lions still stacked at wide receiver for 2017 -- Victory Bell Rings (Leonard Jr)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

MMQB: Who Will Lead Penn State in Sacks in 2017? -- Black Shoe Diaries (Slanina)

Football recruiting a likely topic at Big Ten meetings -- Detroit News (Charbonneau)

Guice vs Barkley will be best RB1 battle in nearly a decade -- FanRag Sports (Rogers)

Summer study guide: Top 10 quarterbacks in the Big Ten for 2017 -- Land of 10 (Masisak)

Why I'm betting on Nick Scott to win the safety job -- Lions247 (Callahan)

Post-Spring Preview: Pittsburgh Panthers -- Roar Lions Roar (Vecellio)

Jason Cabinda leads the loaded Nittany Lions -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)

Manny Bowen will redeem Rose Bowl absence -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)

Assistant coaches the secret in PSU's success -- York Daily Record (Bodani)


Penn State women's lacrosse advances to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament -- Collegian (Cox)

#4 Seed WLAX Defeats JMU in NCAA 2nd Round, 19-14 -- GoPSUSports.com

No. 8 MLAX Upset in NCAA Tournament First Round -- GoPSUSports.com


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten defensive backfields - See more at: http://btn.com/2017/05/11/post-spring-position-check-top-big-ten-defensi...

Potentially-lengthy tenure for Franklin just getting started -- Altoona Mirror (Giger)

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten defensive backfields -- Big Ten Network (Dienhart)

Penn State football hoping to reschedule postponed Virginia game -- Centre Daily Times (McGonigal)

Prospects who could replace 5-star DE Micah Parsons in Nittany Lions’ 2018 class -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Penn State commits, targets make moves in newest Top247 -- Lions247 (Fitz)

Lions still looking to schedule leftover Virginia game -- Lions247 (Callahan)

N.J. to Penn State pipeline: Just how many N.J. H.S. football players are choosing PSU? -- NJ.com (Conrad)

How does Penn State handle over-offering in recruiting? -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Could Penn State one day finish series with Virginia? It's possible, Sandy Barbour says -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

James Franklin talks discipline philosophy, addresses Rose Bowl suspensions -- PennLive.com (Kirschman)

James Franklin says Penn State's success boosted national recruiting -- PennLive.com (Kirschman)

Phil Esten talks 'Happy Valley Jam' ticket sales, Beaver Stadium, and more -- PennLive.com (Beauge)

What James Franklin Does Best -- StateCollege.com (Poorman)

Despite cutbacks on satellite camps, ODU remains an attractive destination -- The Virginian-Pilot (Miller)


Penn State set for special weekend of lacrosse -- Centre Daily Times (Brunskill)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

James Franklin aiming to continue recruiting dominance in Western Pennsylvania -- Centre Daily Times (McGonigal)

Barbour: Penn State-Pitt series extension will be discussed, rivalry wouldn’t return until after 2025 -- Centre Daily Times (McGonigal)

Penn State Recruiting: 5-star QB commit Justin Fields will work with coaching legends -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Dynamic Penn State DE target Jayson Oweh emerges as TE talent -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

James Franklin shares a story about when 'more' didn't work -- PennLive.com (Klinger)

What description does Penn State's James Franklin take some offense to? -- PennLive.com (PIckel)

How does Penn State's James Franklin handle decommitments? -- PennLive.com (PIckel)

Will Penn State OL Andrew Nelson be a factor in 2017? -- PennLive.com (Flounders)

Sandy Barbour would like to see 'more respect' in Pitt-Penn State rivalry -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Sankofa)

James Franklin and Penn State should embrace pink and black uniforms -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Bittner)

Pitt's Narduzzi, Penn State's Franklin weigh in on early football signing period -- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (DiPaola)

For Franklin And Caravan, No News Is Good News -- StateCollege.com (Jones)

2018 recruiting class up to No. 2 in some rankings -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Clinging to Paternos only makes James Franklin’s job harder at Penn State -- FanRag (Mettlen)

Elite 2019 DE has Nittany Lions in long-term plans, PSU offers 4-star Georgia commit -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

James Franklin on Penn State players speaking out through social media: ‘I’m good with it. I really am’ -- Land of 10 (Masisak)

James Franklin talks about new early signing period for football recruiting -- Land of 10 (Masisak)

Penn State, James Franklin have been visiting a possible extension -- Lock Haven Express

Former Penn State Kicker Sam Ficken Earns Saints Minicamp Invite -- Onward State (Bannister)

Why did Bryce Effner pick Penn State? He explains -- PennLive.com

Penn State recruit will 'get after it and fight' -- PennLive.com (Hockensmith)

Penn State still has much to do to be No. 1 -- Reading Eagle (Scarcella)

Frankilin, Penn State having 'fun' -- Standard Speaker (Seamon)

Penn State Coaches Caravan makes stop in Hazleton -- Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

Penn State coach Franklin becoming a man of many hats … and suits -- Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader (Sokoloski)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

NCAA approves early signing period for college football -- 247Sports (Murphy)

3 Reasons For Optimism: Penn State Offense -- Black Shoe Diaries (Koerbler)

James Franklin: Main reason for success not scholarships -- Centre Daily Times (Moyer)

Coaches Caravan Day 1: York, King of Prussia -- GoPSUSports.com (Sargent)

PSU caravan begins with Franklin contract talk -- Lancaster Newspapers (Gross)

Theme-park style amenities? ‘I don’t think that’s Penn State’ -- Land of 10 (Masisak)

5-star DE KJ Henry says Nittany Lions among favorites because James Franklin is ‘real with me’ -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Analyzing top Nittany Lions WR targets with The Opening staff -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Penn State lands in Top 10 for George -- Lions247 (Fitz)

Metea Valley's Bryce Effner feels right, commits to Penn State -- Naperville Sun (Narang)

James Franklin says he's not the sort of guy to "take a deep breath," even after 2016 success -- PennLive.com (Jones)

Is extension coming for Penn State's James Franklin? -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Penn State offers four-star defensive lineman as spring evaluation period continues -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Franklin weighs in on undrafted Garrett Sickels' decision to leave school early -- PennLive.com (Flounders)

James Franklin wants Penn State to take next step -- Philly.com (Juliano)

Franklin Extension Moving Along Per Barbour -- StateCollege.com (Jones)

Marcus Allen’s return gives defense gritty edge -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)

Penn State’s 2018 WR haul could be one for the ages -- Victory Bell Rings (Leap)

James Franklin fills the seats in York -- York Daily Record (Bodani)

PSU coaches, AD stop in York, try to pump up fans -- York Dispatch (Stroeber)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Penn State adds Illinois lineman to 2018 class -- Altoona Mirror (Cmor)

Penn State QB Tommy Stevens is ready — as a backup plan -- FanRag Sports (Mettlen)

Perfect shape of PSU offense is in Moorhead's mind -- Lancaster Newspapers (Gross)

A pair of prized 2019 Nittany Lions targets react to recent offers -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

By the numbers: Penn State's graduation losses -- Lions247 (Callahan)

Penn State recruiting podcast -- PennLive.com (Hockensmith)

Penn State lands commitment from OT Bryce Effner  -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

James Franklin gives commencement speech: I'm 'living the dream' as Penn State's coach -- PennLive.com (Baillargeon)

Make Penn State Football Great Again: A History of the Coaches Caravan -- StateCollege.com (Poorman)

2018 Commit Adds To Offensive Tackle Depth -- StateCollege.com (Jones)

Koa Farmer’s size at linebacker a positive -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)


Off the Rim: The latest on Penn State hoops -- Lions247 (Callahan)


Nittany Lions Add Another European Skater To Recruiting Haul -- StateCollege.com (Jones)


Penn State Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Teams Earn NCAA Tournament Bids -- Black Shoe Diaries (Aydin)

Penn State women's lacrosse earns NCAA tournament bid -- Collegian (Eckert)

WLAX Earns #4 Seed, Set to Host NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds -- GoPSUSports.com

No. 7 Seed MLAX To Host Towson in NCAA First Round -- GoPSUSports.com


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten running back units - See more at: http://btn.com/2017/05/03/post-spring-position-check-big-ten-running-bac...
Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten running back units - See more at: http://btn.com/2017/05/03/post-spring-position-check-big-ten-running-bac...

Saquon Barkley adds his voice to debate about skipping bowl games -- Allentown Morning Call (Wogenrich)

Big Ten Football 2017 Returning Starters Analysis -- Athlon Sports (Lassan)

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten running back units -- Big Ten Network (Dienhart)

The Opening staff breaks down TE commits; DE target Dorian Hardy has connection with Nittany Lions coordinator -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

After 3 visits to Penn State, 4-star Nyquee Hawkins explains what he likes about the Lions -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Penn State a favorite to win the Big Ten? Not quite, but close, in first Las Vegas odds -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Another SEC school offers Penn State target Isheem Young -- PennLive.com (Gallen)

Could Christian Hackenberg win Jets QB job? One Hall of Fame QB is pulling for him -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Video: 4-Star Defensive End Dorian Hardy Breaks Down His Recruitment and Talks "Amazing" Penn State Visit -- Roar Lions Roar (Polak)

Justin Shorter Nabs Invite To U.S. Army All-America Game -- Roar Lions Roar (Vecellio)

We're not ready for this: Penn State in the 2018 NFL Draft -- Roar Lions Roar (Fritz)

Saquon Barkley, Mike Weber, Derrius Guice Wager Dinner on 2017 Rushing Yards -- Roar Lions Roar (Polak)

Would Saquon Barkley Ever Skip a Bowl? -- Roar Lions Roar (Filipovits)


Jamari Wheeler, John Harrar sign with Penn State -- Centre Daily Times


Penn State Football/Recruiting

PSU caravan nears sellout -- Altoona Mirror

Debating Penn State’s 2018 NFL draft prospects in newest podcast episode of ‘Airing It Out’ -- Centre Daily Times (McGonigal/Moyer)

Matt McGloin, Mike Hull say perseverance key to making NFL as undrafted free agent -- Centre Daily Times (McGonigal)

Analyzing Saquon Barkley's response to potentially skipping a Bowl game next season -- Collegian (Rubin)


Penn State Recruiting: Blue-chip WR target says Nittany Lions present ‘flashy’ opportunity -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley says he would consider skipping bowl game to avoid injury -- Land of 10 (Pianovich)

DB Isheem Young talks ‘almost every day’ to Penn State spring game MVP, reveals summer visit plans -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

4 things to know: Akron -- Lions247 (Callahan)

Callahan Q&A recap: 2018 draft, ongoing position battles -- Lions247 (Callahan)

For Jahan Dotson, a Big Ten recruitment is coming down to the wire -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Why Penn State commit Justin Shorter is about to explode on the national recruiting scene -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Saeed Blacknall must step in where Godwin left off -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)

Mike Gesicki provides the muscle to the Nittany Lions air-it-out approach -- Victory Bell Rings (Wieder)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Shayne Simon — the intriguing 4-star prospect with half the Big Ten chasing him -- Land of 10 (Masisak)

Justin Shorter the latest Nittany Lions commit invited to The Opening finals, sees similarities with WR Juwan Johnson -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

Penn State’s surging recruiting prowess will be on display at The Opening -- Land of 10 (Masisak)

New Jersey WR Jahan Dotson focuses on 3 Big Ten favorites, expects summer commitment -- Land of 10 (Donohue)

How to get Penn State Coaches Caravan tickets; Lions recruits shine at camps, a note on Justin Fields -- PennLive.com

How will Micah Parsons go about recruitment now, and where does Penn State stand for the 5-star? -- PennLive.com (Pickel)


Saquon Barkley's Heisman Campaign Slowly Begins -- StateCollege.com (Jones)


Coaches say PSU commit’s heart always belonged to the hardwood -- Centre Daily Times (Gery)


Penn State Football/Recruiting

Penn State commit Justin Shorter, Lions' targets off to The Opening -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Harrisburg 5-star DE Micah Parsons first Mid-Penn player invited to The Opening since Adam Breneman -- PennLive.com (Pickel)

Did the NFL Draft Signal the End of the Sanction Era? -- StateCollege.com (Poorman)


Penn State picks up commitment from 2017 PF John Harrar -- Land of 10 (Pianovich)


Nittany Lions Add Harrar To 2017 Haul -- StateCollege.com (Jones)


Historic day for Penn State men’s lacrosse as several program records go down -- Centre Daily Times

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