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  • For Penn State players, NCAA announcement brought "pure excitement"

    Thirty seconds after reading about the NCAA's decision Monday, Penn State linebacker Mike Hull received a text announcing a team meeting. Twitter had beaten the coaches to the news. "Social media nowadays," Hull said. Less than 30 minutes later, the...
  • James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State

    James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State
    James Franklin did not like the fact the media — both social and traditional — spoiled the surprise. When the Penn State coach informed his players they would be eligible for postseason play this season, it was "anticlimactic," he said....
  • Return of scholarship vital for Lions, Matt Millen says

    Return of scholarship vital for Lions, Matt Millen says
    Former Penn State all-American Matt Millen received a text message from James Franklin last Sunday night saying the coach hoped for good news from the NCAA. That came in the form of the sanctions relief announced Monday. Millen, an ESPN college football...
  • National Football League roundup

    (The Sports Xchange) - San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence early Sunday morning. The Sacramento Bee reported that McDonald was booked by San Jose police at 5:30 a.m. Sunday for...
  • Penn State, Franklin will be tested early

    CHICAGO The James Franklin Show made its first appearance at Big Ten media days on Monday, as the Penn State football coach strolled to the podium dressed in a sharp gray suit, white shirt and navy tie, his bald head and rimless glasses glistening in...
  • Greg Cote's NFL power rankings

    Here is my 2014 ranking of the 32 teams, with last year's regular-season and playoff records in parentheses. As always, these teams' cooperation in helping to make this ranking as accurate as possible will be both hugely appreciated and thoroughly...
  • NFL-Brief profiles of American Football Conference teams

    (Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 16 teams in the American Football Conference (AFC) ahead of the 2014 National Football League season. - - BALTIMORE RAVENS Head coach: John Harbaugh 2013 Record: 8-8 (Finished third in AFC North and...
  • NFL preview: AFC power rankings, team capsules

    1. Denver Broncos Last season's record: 13-3 The additions of CB Aqib Talib, DE DeMarcus Ware and S T.J. Ward more than offset the losses of WR Eric Decker, CB Champ Bailey and RB Knowshon Moreno. More impressive, the Broncos got better all the way...
  • Bob Ford: NCAA played the bully because it could

    The NCAA, which enjoyed the view from its holier-than-thou pedestal when sanctioning the Penn State football program in 2012, completed its self-serving exacta on Monday as it patted the program on the head and assumed the part of merciful overlord....
  • Former players applaud NCAA Penn State ruling

    Former Penn State corner Stephon Morris recalls July 23, 2012, the day the sanctions were laid down on the program, as if it occurred just yesterday. "I remember we were in the players' lounge, and when they announced it, you just saw so many faces...
  • Preview: Akron at Penn State

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Akron at Penn State The James Franklin era got off to a thrilling start when Penn State booted a field goal as time expired to knock off Central Florida last week in Dublin. The Nittany Lions' new coach hopes things come a...