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Penn State players confirm commitment to football program

Penn State seniors Michael Zordich and Michael Mauti led a group of about 25 players who met the media Wednesday to announce their commitment to the football team. Noticeably missing from the players was junior running back Silas Redd, the most sought after Nittany Lion. Southern Cal has shown interest in the star back, but his absence could have been the result of his role at Big Ten media days, starting Thursday morning. Penn State has since announced it will not send players to Chicago, after all. Zordich and Mauti did all the talking, and here are some of their

Big Ten web links: Wednesday's top clicks

Big Ten media days kick off on Thursday in Chicago. Get all the latest Big Ten web links in this post. MICHIGAN QUESTIONS: Prior to heading to the event, AnnArbor.com scribe Kyle Meinke posed five questions around the Wolverine program as it heads to the Windy City. Perhaps the most interesting is how Michigan will handle higher expectations after surprising the nation in 2011 with an 11-2 season that was capped by a Sugar Bowl triumph over Virginia Tech. It’s easy to be under the radar. Much tougher to play with a target on your back. MEDIA DAY HOT TOPICS:

Preseason Big Ten Player Rankings: Ball, Short on top

Big Ten media days kick off Thursday in Chicago, so I thought I’d release my preseason Big Ten player rankings. I’m going to do these a little different this year. In previous years, I’d rank the top 10 players, which often became a tough task with all the talent on both sides of the ball. To account for both sides, I’ll rank the top six offensive and defensive players each week. Why six? Well, because there are six teams in each division. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice-versa. OFFENSE 1. Montee Ball,

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FAQ: Penn State football players' options

The NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State rocked the program. And the effects will be felt for years. Scholarship cuts, postseason bans … the list went on. Another aspect of the penalties will allow any player on the Penn State roster to transfer to another school and be immediately eligible. Typically when a player transfers from one FBS school to another, he has to sit out a season. Not so for Nittany Lion players. Penn State can’t restrict a player from transferring. Those who wish to pursue a transfer simply need to notify the Penn State compliance office that they are

Twitter: Would Penn State change its uniform?

In a world where it’s becoming more and more difficult to keep up with all of the uniform changes going on across the college football landscape, Penn State is a breath of fresh air. With the exception of a minor detail here or there, Penn State’s uniform looks a lot like it did in our grandfather’s day. But with all the changes going on around the school, is this the time for the team to finally alter its look? [BTN.com: Michigan unveils alternate uniform for Alabama game] US PRESSWIRE For the record, the school is not considering any sort of

B1G Championship Game tickets go on sale Saturday

Tickets for the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. ET. The second annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 1, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and will begin at 8:17 p.m. ET on FOX. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets range from $50 to $125 depending on seat location and orders will be limited to eight tickets. In addition, every Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket will allow complimentary admission to

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Big Ten Web Links: More Penn State reaction

News about the NCAA sanctions against Penn State dominated the headlines Monday. Seemingly everyone around the nation had a take, and for the most part agreed with the severe sanctions levied by NCAA prez Mark Emmert. But here are a few aspects of the story that didn’t get as much play. For starters, amid the penalties it was announced that any players already on the Penn State roster could transfer to any school immediately and be eligible. This is devastating news for the Nittany Lions. REDD ON THE MOVE? There already has been this report that running back Silas Redd

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Dienhart: What's Next for Nittany Lions?

INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State football never will be the same. Not after today. Not after NCAA czar Mark Emmert strolled to the dais in the Palmer E. Pierce Room in the NCAA headquarters early on this Monday morning and delivered Penn State’s punishment for covering up the atrocities of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case. The verdict was as severe as many expected. There were scholarship cuts, a postseason ban, vacating of victories and a massive financial penalty—among other sanctions. But honestly, it could have been worse. [BTN.com: Penn State football family reacts on Twitter] Penn State avoided the death

NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks during a press conference at the NCAA Headquarters with NCAA Executive Committee chair Ed Ray standing behind him to announce corrective and punitive measures against Penn State University for the child abuse committed by former Penn State Nittany Lions assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA Hammers Penn State With Sanctions

The NCAA dealt a series of heavy blows to the Penn State football program less than two weeks after a devastating report accused Joe Paterno and other top university officials of concealing child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant coach. The NCAA sanctions include a $60 million fine with funds to be used for an endowment for non-university programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims as well as a dramatic cut in football scholarships. Watch the NCAA’s opening statement and Q&A video at the bottom of this post, and read the full list of sanctions at NCAA.org. Reaction

Did You See This? Game program from Paterno's last win

From this day forward, Joe Paterno’s final win is Penn State’s 35-10 victory over Wisconsin on Nov. 22, 1997. That’s the case because Mark Emmert and the NCAA vacated all of Penn State’s victories from 1998-2011 as part of their sanctions against the school in the wake of the Freeh Report findings. @Ben_Jones88 tweeted a photo of the game program from that now historical1997 game, and, interestingly enough, its headline reads: “End of the Line.” See the photo in this post. [BTN.com: Penn State football family reacts on Twitter] [VIDEO: Watch all of BTN.com’s Penn State video segments] [AP: Get