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  • Terps Trio: Wes Brown's potential, nonconference basketball games and Penn State coaching fallout

    Terps Trio: Wes Brown's potential, nonconference basketball games and Penn State coaching fallout
    How important is the expected return of suspended Maryland running back Wes Brown for next season? Jeff Barker: I thought Brown looked like Maryland’s most talented running back in his freshman season of 2012. So, it’s significant. Running...
  • James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State

    James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State
    When he was a Maryland quarterback, Chris Turner told a story of his phone once ringing at 4:34 in the morning. It was passionate, intense James Franklin — an amped-up electron of a football coach for whom sleep is apparently an overvalued...
  • Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach

    Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach
    More than two decades after his futile attempt to draw Penn State's attention as a player, James Franklin was hired Saturday by the university as its football coach. Franklin, 41, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left for the NFL's Houston Texans coaching job...
  • Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida

    Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida
    Thomas Holley, defensive tackle from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y. , has apparently flipped his commitment from Penn State to the University of Florida. Mike Farrell, national analyst for Rivals.com, is reporting that Holley has made the decision. It...
  • Gilman corner Troy Vincent Jr. will attend N.C. State, not Penn State

    Gilman corner Troy Vincent Jr. will attend N.C. State, not Penn State
    Troy Vincent Jr. has decided he'd rather play football at North Carolina State than Penn State next season. The Gilman cornerback, who committed to play for the Nittany Lions in June, will instead join the Wolfpack, according to recruiting website...
  • Penn State coach James Franklin to attend State of the Union

    Penn State coach James Franklin to attend State of the Union
    Penn State head football coach James Franklin is taking a short break from building his team to attend President Obama's State of the Union address tonight. As a guest of Rep. G.T. Glenn Thompson, whose district includes State College, Franklin will sit...
  • McDonogh lineman Jared Cohen commits to North Carolina

    McDonogh lineman Jared Cohen commits to North Carolina
    McDonogh offensive lineman Jared Cohen on Tuesday announced plans to play football at North Carolina next season, apparently concluding a recruitment that took a turn late last year when the four-star prospect decommitted from Maryland. Cohen posted a...
  • Injury further burdens Penn State's linebacker depth

    Injury further burdens Penn State's linebacker depth
    As president of Penn State's chapter of Uplifting Athletes, Ben Kline is responsible for the annual Lift For Life charity that has raised more than $825,000 for kidney cancer research. After former coach Bill O'Brien left for Houston, Kline wrote an...
  • Dave Joyner's tangled legacy as Penn State's athletic director

    Dave Joyner's tangled legacy as Penn State's athletic director
    Dave Joyner became Penn State's athletic director in an abrupt way during an impossible time. By his own admission, Joyner considered his first year on the job to be a metaphorical "war zone," which he often addressed with coaches, players and staff....
  • Penn State athletic director set to resign

    Penn State athletic director set to resign
    The man who took the reins of the Penn State athletic department following the Jerry Sandusky scandal is resigning. Dave Joyner told the Associated Press he enjoyed the honor and privilege of working for his alma mater for nearly three years as athletic...
  • Five questions with Bill O'Brien

     
    Bill O'Brien referenced Charlie Brown's teacher (with regard to a muffled speakerphone), USA Today Sports Joe Paterno and "selfie" photos during his press conference Tuesday, which added some entertainment value. Here are the highlights, along with five...