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2017 Schedule
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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.

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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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Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

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.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

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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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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Former Penn State assistant says he was fired

In a counterclaim to Penn State's lawsuit seeking nearly $900,000, former defensive coordinator Bob Shoop says he was forced out by the school. He's seeking more than $75,000 for being fired without cause.

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Penn State running back commit Ricky Slade with a backflip after beating a linebacker at The Opening, while Penn State running back Saquon Barkley watches.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star defensive end Micah Parsons says when he narrows down his list, Ohio State, Nebraska, Florida State and Penn State will definitely make the list. Parsons, the No. 7 ranked prospect, also said Nebraska, Miami and Ohio State will receive an official visit during the season.