Michigan State is off to a solid start in 2018 football recruiting, with four commitments and a class ranked 19th in the nation by rivals.com. But MSU is not the only Big Ten school succeeding on the trail. Here's a quick look around the Big Ten: Early pace setter: Penn State The Nittany Lions are coming off of a magical season that saw them win the Big Ten championship and play in the Rose Bowl, and that success is paying dividends on the recruiting trail. Coach James Franklin already has 11 commitments to the class of 2018. Rivals.com ranks Penn State’s class No. 1 in the country. I don't expect Penn State to stay at the top of the list, but a top-10 class is a strong possibility, and that
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. The jury found Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against the retired assistant football coach but acquitted him of conspiracy and a second child endangerment count. Spanier, 68, showed no emotion when the verdict was read after 13 hours of deliberations. He could get up to five years in prison. His lawyer said he will appeal. The trial centered on how Spanier
Adoree’ Jackson has a few “grown up” things to do before he starts to interview for his first job as an NFL player. A track and field standout at USC-he won the 2015 and ’16 Pac-12 titles in long jump, and participated in sprints-Jackson typically went right from the football field to the track, and then back to the football field. Jackson participated in USC’s pro day Wednesday, where representatives from all 32 teams were present, including former Trojans head coach and current Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.