STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State is riding big expectations this season coming off an unexpected Big Ten title. And, there is a lot to like about the 2017 Nittany Lions. [ MORE: Dienhart: 5 things I learned | DaeSean Hamilton Facebook Live ] Here are some fun takes from a practice we watched Wednesday on a sun-splashed day. Most impressive player: RB Saquon Barkley. This is easy. The 5-11, 228-pound Barkley already looks like an NFL back. Talking to PSU broadcaster and ex-Nittany Lion LB great Jack Ham, he compared Barkley’s lower body to Earl Campbell. Top specimen: DE
Not long ago, Penn State was a program bereft of depth and talent. But look at the Nittany Lions now. Here is what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart learned at Penn State practice.
Penn State is coming off a stunningly surprising season that saw the Nittany Lions win the Big Ten title in James Franklin’s third season. Here's what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart will be watching at practice Wednesday.
We watched Rutgers go through a brisk workout on a cool Tuesday morning. Here are some fun takes. Hop inside for some fun takes from BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart.
Chris Ash has his work cut out for him as he enters his second season coaching Rutgers. He is upgrading the roster, but the process takes time. See what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart learned at Rutgers practice Tuesday morning.
Rutgers AD Patrick Hobbs has accomplished plenty in his year-plus at the school. One of the many things: The football team's new practice facility. Hobbs gave BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart a tour of the new digs Tuesday.
Chris Ash endured a challenging debut at Rutgers. The problems were many on both sides of the ball. But hope springs eternal for Ash in Year Two. Here are five areas Tom Dienhart will be watching at Scarlet Knights practice.
Maryland went through a quick workout on a rainy Monday. Here are some fun takes from the team's second padded practice.
Second-year Maryland coach DJ Durkin took the fast-rising Terps through a quick-paced practice on Monday. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shares five things he learned inside.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart hosted a Facebook Live with Maryland offensive linemen Derwin Gray and Damian Prince, who gave a tutorial on pass and run blocking, during Monday's visit to the Terrapins practice.