Stanford's Christian McCaffrey was a two-time Heisman finalist. Before that he was way down the ESPN 300. He's among the Class of 2014's surprises.
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After navigating a brutal schedule in 2016, Wisconsin gets a break next season. Meanwhile, Iowa will have to earn everything with its league slate.
Former Abilene Christian cornerback Jabari Butler has transferred to Penn State and joined the program as a walk-on.
It might surprise you to learn that Rutgers has more players on the Super Bowl rosters than any other Big Ten team.
The challenge for James Franklin moving forward will be managing how Penn State's players deal with success and ramped-up expectations.
Which teams have the easiest roads to a productive nonconference season? A look at seven teams primed for some early wins.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN 300 offensive lineman C.J. Thorpe had been planning to take an official visit to Michigan on November 27, despite his commitment to Penn State. The Nittany Lions legacy took his official visit to Happy Valley this past weekend, though, and has now reaffirmed his commitment to Penn State after the trip. Thorpe confirmed that he will no longer be visiting Michigan and is done taking visits.
Big 2017 ahead for Saquon Barkley?
Barkley's rushing yardage rose from 1,076 in 2015 to 1,496 this past season, and his TD total jumped from eight to 22. Adam Rittenberg writes that the running back will likely enter the fall as a favorite for multiple postseason awards. Top 25 returning players (Insider)
The Nittany Lions, especially on offense, and the Buckeyes lead the way in the top returning players in the Big Ten.
Best yet to come for Trace McSorley?
Penn State's offense exceeded expectations last season, and McSorley played a huge role in the improvement. After Oct. 1, the QB threw 24 TD passes and rushed for six scores. Top returning players: Nos. 26-50 (Insider)
Quarterback Trace McSorley made tremendous strides in his sophomore season.
There are less than two weeks until national signing day. A lot can happen between now and then, and commits are looking around. These schools will need to fight to hold onto these recruits.
2017 Football Class Rankings
National signing day is rapidly approaching, and the combination of multiple commitments along with the release of the final ESPN 300 player rankings has spurred changes throughout the class rankings. Ranks 11-20 (Insider)
Penn State has pair of players make top 50
The Nittany Lions have two players make the final #CFBrank top 50. Ranked No. 66 in preseason, Saquon Barkley (RB) comes in at No. 22; Trace McSorley (QB), previously unranked, is now No. 50. Final #CFBrank
The Big Ten has three top-15 recruiting classes headlined by Ohio State which has a strong chance at the top class. Rival Michigan is close behind.
Slew of Ohio State defenders, Nittany Lions offensive backfield could opt to leave school early and spice up the 2018 NFL draft.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN 300 offensive lineman C.J. Thorpe confirmed that he is planning to visit Michigan on January 27. Thorpe has been committed to Penn State since April and has maintained that he is solid in his commitment. The Wolverines have been a school he has shown interest in, and will now use an official visit to see the program. While Thorpe's father, Chris, played at Penn State giving his son a tie to the school, the elder Thorpe also played with current Michigan defensive backs coach, Michael Zordich. Thorpe is the No. 132 ranked prospect overall and one of six ESPN 300 commitments for Penn State.
Some teams were hit hard by the draft exodus, while others escaped relatively unscathed. Here are our winners and losers from the draft decisions.
A judge has ordered Penn State's former president to pare down his defamation lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh.
Penn State engineered an offensive turnaround for the ages, becoming one of the nation's highest-scoring teams under first-year OC Joe Moorhead.
Maybe bowl season didn't quite go as planned for the Big Ten, but the league is as strong as its ever been from top to bottom and trending up.
The early signing period should have much effect on the Big Ten; P.J. Fleck will have his work cut out for him in year one but the schedule isn't bad.
From Deshaun Watson to Jonathan Allen to Dalvin Cook, it was a bowl season filled with spectacular performances. Here are the best of the best.
Rose Bowl among bowl season's best
Who said non-playoff bowl games can't be great? The Rose Bowl proved that bowl games can be both exciting and breathtaking, as USC's 52-49 win over Penn State can attest. Ranking the 42 bowl games
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