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Look for Buckeyes to bounce back

While Ohio State reached last season's playoff semifinals, it's easy to forget that the Bucks' most recent Big Ten championship was won in the national title season of 2014. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook sees that changing this season.

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Big Ten belongs to Buckeyes?

Vegas gives Ohio State the best odds to win the Big Ten in 2017. Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan are next in the running, according to Westgate.

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Julius off PSU roster after eating-disorder battle

Penn State kicker Joey Julius, two months after saying he was struggling with an eating disorder that he had sought treatment for, is no longer on the Nittany Lions' roster.

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2dDan Murphy

Five storylines to watch at Big Ten media days

Ohio State is the big favorite to win the Big Ten (pause for Penn State fans to smack their heads) and that's just one of many topics to be covered.

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8dPhil Steele

Top early 2017 college football national title bets: Penn State

No one expected Penn State to win the Big Ten title last season, but the Nittany Lions certainly looked more confident after their upset over Ohio State. Phil Steele has Penn State favored in 11 games, making it a potential national title contender.

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Are the Nittany Lions ready to take the next step?

James Franklin's offense has improved its points per game in each season since he became Penn State's head coach in 2014. The Nittany Lions return QB Trace McSorley and RB Saquon Barkley after averaging close to 40 PPG last season.

Matich: Penn State will be better than last year (1:09)

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49 days until college football starts: Penn State holds the FBS record with 49 consecutive seasons without a losing record (1939-87).

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Two Nittany Lions make Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list

Penn State DB Marcus Allen and LB Jason Cabinda were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout. Last season, Allen recorded 110 total tackles, including six for a loss. Cabinda finished with 80 total tackles.


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The ESPN 300 has been updated with a new No. 1 ranked prospect, a few new five-stars and new entries to the top list.

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Who has most to prove on Penn State?

The Nittany Lions need a consistent pass-rusher to step up this year, and Torrence Brown could be that guy. The problem is that he's played in every game over the last two seasons and has yet to make a significant impact.

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Gesicki heads Mackey watch list

Penn State senior TE Mike Gesicki was named to the Mackey Award watch list on Tuesday. The award goes to the nation's top tight end. Last season, Gesicki caught 48 passes for 679 yards and five touchdowns.

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Penn State is hosting its annual recruiting event, Lasch Bash, on Saturday. The Nittany Lions are expecting some big name targets for the event, including ESPN 300 receiver Shaquon Anderson-Butts, ESPN 300 defensive linemen Tyreke Smith and P.J. Mustipher and ESPN 300 defensive back Kwantel Raines among others. The targets will also be joined by many of the committed prospects to try to help recruit them to Penn State. The event has produced a few commitments in year's past, so there is a chance this year yields the same results.

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15dPhil Steele

Best running back situations: Penn State

You know all about Saquon Barkley, but the Nittany Lions' backfield talent doesn't end there. Don't sleep on sophomores Miles Sanders and Andre Robinson.

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Barkley, McSorely on Maxwell watch list

A pair of Nittany Lions in RB Saquon Barkley and QB Trace McSorley were named to the Maxwell Award watch list on Monday. Barkley rushed for 1,496 yards and 18 TDs last season. McSorley threw for 3,614 yards and 29 TDs. The Maxwell Award goes to the nation's top player.

Allen, Cabinda on Bednarik Award watch list

The Big Ten is well-represented on the Bednarik Award watch list with 15 players, including Penn State S Marcus Allen and LB Jason Cabinda. The honor is given to the nation's top defensive player.

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18dPhil Steele

Best wide receiver situations: Penn State

Penn State may have lost its top wide receiver, but it returns nine of its top 10 pass catchers for this season. With seven highly-touted recruits also on the depth chart, quarterback Trace McSorley won't be lacking in targets this year.

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