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

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Penn State's offense exploded in the second of last season to lead the Big Ten in points and yards per game over the team's final eight games. The Nittany Lions hold their spring game Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.

Miami locking down local kids en route to top ranking (2:42)

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

When was the last time two players from Idaho made the ESPN 300? Before today, the answer was never. Defensive tackle Tommy Togiai of Pocatello Highland and Washington quarterback commit Colson Yankoff became the first duo from Idaho to crack the top 300 ranking. Togiai, who lists Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, TCU, USC and Washington as his top teams, is the No. 52 player overall. Yankoff, who committed to UDub in March, is the 82nd ranked player.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

There are currently 25 total ESPN 300 commitments in the Big Ten, all coming from Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Maryland. Penn State has the most with eight ESPN 300 commitments followed by Ohio State with seven, Michigan with five, Nebraska holding four and Maryland with one.

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The highest rated SEC commit is Cade Mays at No. 18. Clemson, meanwhile, has commitments from two of the top three players in the country and Penn State has three commits ranked in the top 17.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big Ten has 25 ESPN 300 commitments from 13 different states in the 2018 class. The most commitments in the conference, surprisingly, come from Georgia, with five commitments hailing from the Peach State. There are only 15 ESPN 300 Georgia prospects committed, so the Big Ten holds 33 percent of the commitments in the state, including two of the top five prospects. Pennsylvania is represented with four commitments, Florida and California with three and Virginia with two. The conference has been very successful recently with casting a wide geographic net in recruiting and it shows by these numbers.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State is rolling forward with the positive momentum from last season's Big Ten championship season. The Nittany Lions have eight ESPN 300 commitments in the 2018 class, including two five-star commitments ranked in the top 10. Making up the No. 2 ranked class is quarterback Justin Fields at No. 4 overall and defensive end Micah Parsons ranked No. 8 in the new 300 list. Running back Ricky Slade is the No. 17 ranked prospect and is a big part of this recruiting class that holds four top 100 prospects.

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PSU invites media to 'play' in spring game

Coach James Franklin said Penn State will allow the media to participate on the field during Saturday's spring game in front of 85,000 fans, "catching punts, catching kicks -- doing some things."

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PSU launching research to help abused kids

Penn State announced Tuesday it's establishing the Center for Healthy Children, which will aim to improve the health of neglected and abused children.

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USC QB Darnold emerges as Heisman favorite

USC sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold is listed at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks as the early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State commit Jesse Luketa is here at The Opening camp in Cleveland. He's sporting his Penn State gloves to help recruit other prospects at the camp.

Franklin crashes PSU class, orders football players to sit in front (0:16)
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Reports: Penn St. CB Reid suffers knee injury

Penn State cornerback John Reid could miss the 2017 season after suffering a knee injury during spring practice, according to multiple reports.

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Top PSU board members urge trustee to quit

The two highest-ranking leaders on Penn State's board said a fellow trustee should immediately step down over comments aimed at people he described as "so-called victims" of Jerry Sandusky.

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The College Football Playoff committee has referred to non-conference schedules when selecting Playoff teams. Florida State, USC and Oklahoma have the toughest non-conference schedules among FPI top-25 teams. Conversely, Penn State, Washington State and Washington have the easiest non-conference schedules, according to FPI.