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11-3, 1st in Big Ten - East

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.

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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)

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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)

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Which commits could flip before signing day

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)

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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

CFP stars Nos. 1 and 2 in post-bowl #CFBRank (1:06)

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.

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Coaches, revenues pushing Big Ten toward top

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.

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The 2016-17 All-Bowl team

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.

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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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