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National Signing Day

By Jeff Cavanaugh

In his first full offseason in Happy Valley, Penn State head coach James Franklin had one message and one goal – dominate the state. And while the final determination of each of the 25 Penn State recruits signing their National Letter of Intent today will ultimately come on the field, it's safe to say that Franklin and the Penn State staff certainly dominated the state on the recruiting trail.

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PSU Paterno Wins Returned

By: Jeff Cavanaugh

There have been lots of victories lately in Happy Valley – the record 7th national championship won by the women’s volleyball team, the 31-30 overtime victory over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl, and a 10-game win streak by the men’s basketball team earlier this season – but until today, Penn State has never won 112 games in a single day.

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The B1G and What it Means

By Les Barnhart

My Penn State friends, the price of poker in the Big Ten has gone up.  Big Time.  That was even before the Buckeyes claimed the first ever College Football Playoff Championship (and their second National Title since 2002).  No, the Big Ten pushed their collective chips to the middle of the table when Michigan landed Jim Harbaugh as their new man.  The fight for power in college football is an ongoing battle and the Big Ten clearly has thrown its hat in the ring.  All the teams, including Penn State, should consider themselves served.

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What if the NCAA restores the wins?

Right now in Happy Valley, it sort of seems like things are going our way. The truth is, we had sort of gotten used to it. We had one of the best football teams in the nation consistently, a world-class university, beautiful weather every season, the coolest things to do, incredible restaurants, fun bars, wonderful hotels to have our friends and family stay at when they came to town; we even were known for being the best of low crime, places to retire and a litany of other things.

And we're still known for those things. But the truth is, the terrible situation caused upheaval in our lives. We had to step back and reconsider everything. Tragedies often do that, and this one shook us to our very core. We were left reeling in the wake of scandal. You know just as well as we do how tough things got. We don't need to go into it. 

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