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2017 Schedule
11-3, 1st in Big Ten - East
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27mChris Low

The toughest three-week stretches in college football

If Penn State wants to break through to the College Football Playoff in 2017, it will have to navigate a treacherous three-game slate of Michigan, at Ohio State and at Michigan State. And that's not even the hardest three-game run among Power 5 teams.

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73 days to college football kickoff: Penn State running back John Cappelletti won the Heisman in 1973, the only Nittany Lions player to ever do so. Cappelletti rushed for 1,522 yards and 17 touchdowns while leading the team to a perfect 12-0 record.

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Who is the future coach on each Top 25 team?

Tom VanHaaren believes that a particular Penn State receiver is the current Nittany Lion most likely to don a headset when his playing days come to a close.

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11dDan Murphy

Biggest offseason questions for the Big Ten East

Can Ohio State throw the ball? Can Michigan run it? We look at the biggest questions that each team will be trying to answer as they get back to work.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 defensive end Dorian Hardy committed to Penn State on Sunday. Hardy is the No. 152 ranked prospect and gives the Nittany Lions eight ESPN 300 commitments in the 2018 class.

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Who's the next Jabrill Peppers?

Penn State fortunately won't have to face Peppers again, but LB/S Koa Farmer could play a similar do-everything role for the Nittany Lions this season.

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15dTom VanHaaren

Big Ten West teams poised to score big upsets

Pulling off an upset can make a good season great. Here are some Big Ten West teams that could score some surprise victories this fall.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 quarterback Justin Fields has decommitted from Penn State. The No. 4 ranked prospect overall had been committed to the Nittany Lions since December, but has now reopened his recruitment. Fields is now the second five-star to decommit from Penn State in this class after defensive lineman Micah Parsons decommitted in April. The Nittany Lions still have 12 total commitments and seven ESPN 300 prospects in the class.

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Pacino will play Paterno in new film (1:00)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The group of 24 quarterbacks who competed at the Elite 11 finals in Southern California over the weekend has been whittled down to 12 guys who will participate at The Opening in Oregon at the end of the month. Here's the full list of who was selected: Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), Justin Fields (Penn State), Tanner McKee (uncommitted), Jack Tuttle (Utah), Devin Leary (N.C. State), Tyler Shough (uncommitted), Cammon Cooper (Washington State), Quincy Patterson (Virginia Tech), Jarren Williams (Kentucky), Matt Corral (USC), Justin Rogers (TCU) and Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA).

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Prosecutors seek jail for ex-Penn State prez

Prosecutors want a judge to jail former Penn State President Graham Spanier for his conviction in hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky.

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