Saquon Barkley rushed for 1,076 yards and became a crucial late-game presence for the Nittany Lions as a freshman.
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Every year before the NFL draft, a group of non-eligible players end up stealing the scene from ex-teammates. The 2016 draft was no different, which makes these 16 future prospects so exciting.
The collection of coaching acumen in the Big Ten East is astounding. Mark Dantonio has a leg up on his competition in at least one area.
Some will have playoff implications. Some feature a team that needs to finally shut up its rival. Others might save a coach's job. Here are the games that have a little extra meaning in 2016.
After the Jerry Sandusky scandal, playing at Penn State was tough, but Lions rookie Anthony Zettel believes Penn State is the "best school out there."
Patience is waning for Charlie Strong at Texas and James Franklin at Penn State, while Mark Helfrich at Oregon faces a pivotal season.
The toughest stretch of the 2016 season for Penn State comes early, as it has two nonconference games against in-state rivals and a trip to Michigan.
The Big Ten-SEC rivalry is real, but many Big Ten officials don't view the two leagues as diametrically opposed, even if it's how they're portrayed.
Will Barkley bring Heisman home?
RB Saquon Barkley is one of only two Big Ten players on the Heisman radar at this early juncture. With early opportunities to establish his candidacy, he might be the conference's best bet to win the trophy. Sleeper heisman candidates
A Pennsylvania judge was asked to unseal records in the pending criminal case against three former Penn State administrators over their handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky.
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