The Nittany Lions announced the names of three of the captains during spring practice, then added five more captains Sunday after a vote of players and coaches.
A pair of seniors, wideout DaeSean Hamilton and tight end Mike Gesicki, and sophomore Juwan Johnson lead a deep group of receivers.
The football coach is 25-15 in three seasons since coming over from Vanderbilt. He led Penn State to the Big Ten title last season.
Jason Cabinda leads a strong corps of linebackers, many of whom saw action last season.
Saquon Barkley is expected to be used in many different ways in an up-tempo offense.
The Nittany Lions' outstanding running back is bigger, faster and stronger - and ready to contribute more highlights.
Saquon Barkley could be atop this list at the end of the 2017 season, but for now, Curt Warner is the No. 1 guy in one man's opinion.
Philly high school recruits Shareef Miller and Shaka Toney have impressed the coaches.
Trace McSorley played outstanding football after a shaky first month last year, and he has most of his skill players back.
P.J. Mustipher, of Owings Mills, Md., is the 22nd commitment to Penn State's freshman class of 2018.
Shareef Miller and Shaka Toney are part of a crowded field of ends seeking two starting jobs.
Joe Moorhead says the description of the Nittany Lions offense as heave it and hope is a "gross mischaracterization" that is "ridiculous" and "asinine."
Though the message may not change inside the football building, the same won't be true for the campus at large. For the first time in a long time, a Penn State team is expected to win. Neither Franklin nor his players has confronted that kind of pressure before.
The junior cornerback from St. Joseph's Prep, who suffered a knee injury four months ago and whose playing status for the new season is unknown, is serving an internship in Oregon.