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Penn State and Ohio State have played two straight classics. Will this season be as good, if not better, when they meet Sept. 29?

Penn State recruits in Big 33 Football Classic; how Nittany Lions compare to Ohio State this season

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An impressive boot

As Penn State searches for a kicker to replace Tyler Davis, and the competition could carry over into the season, one prospect emerged on Saturday night. However, there’s a small problem.

Hollidaysburg’s Vlad Hilling was the MVP for Pennsylvania in the Big 33 on Saturday, booting a record 56-yard field goal, but also injured an MCL in the process. Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue recaps Hilling’s weekend and other recruiting news.

Recapping the recruits

Penn State had six incoming recruits participate in the Big 33, five for Pennsylvania and one for Maryland. It was a less than stellar showing by both teams.’s Aaron Carr recaps how the recruits did, including Charlie Katshir’s blocked field goal.

A third straight classic

In the history of Penn State’s battles with Ohio State, the last two meetings stand out as two of the best in the series. So what happens this time when the two meet before the calendar flips to October?’s Bob Flounders breaks down whether this time around will live up to, or exceed the previous two meetings.

The world awaits

Former Penn State wrestler David Taylor had himself quite a weekend. Taylor competed at US Wrestling’s Final X event aiming for a shot at the US World Freestyle team.

He not only earned a spot, but did so in convincing fashion, writes’s Jim Carlson.

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Looking ahead

Pat Chambers has been busy since he guided the Penn State men’s basketball team to the NIT title in March. His latest focus is aiming for the future.

Chambers offered four Class of 2020 recruits, writes Lions 247’s Andrew Callahan, hoping to solidify his team after what many expect to be a very good 2018-19 season.

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