The importance of national recruiting class rankings can often be wildly overstated in an age that includes endless high school prospect combines and exhaustive scouting reports on scores of prep players.
But at Penn State, where the 2013 recruiting class will be banned from postseason competition for its first three years on campus, the program's No. 35 ranking nationally and No.
D.J. Newbill had 15 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals, but Penn State struggled offensively, shooting just 36 percent, and the Nittany Lions lost their eighth straight, falling 65-51 to No. 14 Ohio State.
Overmatched by a No. 14-ranked Ohio State team, Penn State found a way to compensate for the absence of Tim Frazier and even things out a little.
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The NFL is about to have an openly gay player in its ranks. Missouri defensive end Michael Sam—the 2014 Southern Eastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year—is projected to be selected in the later rounds of this May's NFL Draft.
The Penguins are back from Sochi and back in action with a full slate of games throughout the month of March. With defensemen Kris Letang and Paul Martin expected to miss most of the action, the team will depend on a young blue line.
Dusty Baker, Carlos Beltran and A.J. Burnett have left the National League Central, but Ryan Braun returns. St. Louis and Pittsburgh boast top-flight young pitching that should make the 2014 race another competitive one.