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James Franklin contract: Penn State coach gets new deal

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Joe Paterno: Penn State settles with late football coach’s family

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved their differences eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation arrest, although the statue......
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Penn State reaches financial settlement with Joe Paterno’s family

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved “outstanding issues” that had divided them, eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation arrest. The university issued a statement, read by the chairman of the......
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Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25

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With spring practice on the horizon, national signing day (both of them) in the rear view, and the FBS coaching carousel finally winding down (apologies to Colorado), it’s a great time to update the 2020 Way-Too-Early Top 25 rankings. The four College Football Playoff teams — Clemson, LSU, Ohio State......
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Preseason SP+ college football rankings — Alabama back at No. 1

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Each offseason, after the recruiting season has been finalized and the first major wave of transfer portal entries has come and gone, I publish preliminary SP+ ratings for the coming season. I base these projections on three primary factors, weighted by their predictiveness: 1. Returning production. Last week we published......
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Penn State beats Michigan State for fifth straight win

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports DETROIT — Lamar Stevens had 24 points and Myreon Jones made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, leading No. 22 Penn State to a 75-70 win over No. 16 Michigan State on......
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Biggest 2020 question for each Top 25 college football team

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8:06 AM ET ESPN staff Every college football team — even those in the Top 25 — turns over its roster every year with graduations, transfers, etc. So those changes are offseason question marks, especially this time of year. What’s the biggest question for each of the nation’s top teams?......
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How each top 25 college football team wins next season’s national title

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Jan 27, 2020 ESPN staff It’s never too early to start thinking about next season. So in that spirit, what does each top 25 team need to do to follow LSU’s path and win next season’s College Football Playoff title? For some teams, like Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers, it’s pretty......
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College football’s 100 best games of 2019 — 60-41

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In our third installment unveiling the Top 100 games of the year, we’re looking primarily at two categories: Fun games that impacted the battle for the No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff and the most utterly ridiculous small-school games of the season. Who knew that the silliest college......
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College football’s Way-Too-Early All-America team for 2020

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Can’t the 2020 college football season go ahead and get here already? We aren’t even to the start of spring practice and we are desperately in need of a college football fix. While we wait, ESPN has you covered with the way-too-early All-America team for the 2020 season. 2 Related......
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Best college basketball bets today: Penn St vs Ohio St, more

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Max Meyer Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports SI Gambling Producer Max Meyer is back with some best bets for a monster Saturday slate in college basketball. We’re using the current odds from William Hill (as of 8:54 a.m. EST) for these......
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College football’s 100 best games of 2019 — 100-81

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Over the next five days, we will be revealing my choices for the top 100 games of the 2019 college football season. Every season contains countless oddities, tight finishes and super-fun three-hour chunks of time if you’re willing to search for them, and if you’re a college football fan, I......
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College football’s breakout players for each Top 25 team in 2020

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Jan 17, 2020 ESPN staff Which players could turn into stars next season with breakout performances? Here’s a very early look at 25 players to watch for the teams in Mark Schlabach’s 2020 Way-Too-Early Top 25. With Tee Higgins off to the NFL, Clemson needs another go-to, big-play receiver to......
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College football way too early Top 25 rankings for 2020

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde The only thing dumber than trying to rank the college football Top 25 in August is trying to do it eight months earlier in January. But we as human beings cannot resist the lure of foolhardy predictions based......
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Former Nittany Lions player files federal lawsuit against James Franklin, Penn State for hazing

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Former Penn State football player Isaiah Humphries filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the university, coach James Franklin and former teammate Damion Barber. The suit alleges Humphries was subject to hazing brought on by Barber, linebacker Micah Parsons, defensive lineman Yetur Gross-Matos and linebacker Jesse Luketa, and that the coaching......
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Ex-Penn State player names James Franklin in hazing lawsuit

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Best college football teams in 2020 after LSU’s national title

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here NEW ORLEANS — College football season came to a close Monday night at the Superdome, with LSU winning its fourth national championship and first in 12 years, completing a perfect season behind Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and......
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Wisconsin: Micah Potter leads Badgers to Penn State win

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Rutgers upsets Penn State behind Ron Harper Jr’s 22 points

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12 things we’re already excited about for the 2020 college football season

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The 2019 season still has a couple of powerhouse games left — North Dakota State vs. James Madison in Saturday’s FCS championship, then LSU vs. Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night. But most fan bases have already shifted their view to the 2020 season; let’s......

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