Penn State’s Class May Be Better Than Its Ranking – Here’s Why

first_imgPenn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Penn State has reloaded with young talent once again, and although 247Sports ranks its latest group of recruits as the No. 10 recruiting class, the Nittany Lions might actually have one of the top classes in all of the country.With Brandon Smith and Noah Cain leading the next group of Nittany Lions, the future is bright in Happy Valley. If Penn State is a firm believer in quality over quantity, then James Franklin and his coaching staff should be thrilled with their latest haul.The rankings might list other schools ahead of the Nittany Lions, but the average player ratings for each class actually bodes well for the prestigious program. Outside of Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State, Penn State ranks above every other college when it comes to talent alone.Top 2019 recruiting classes by 247Sports composite average player rating:1. Alabama 94.042. Georgia 93.713. Ohio State 92.164. Penn State 92.125. Auburn 91.906. LSU 91.397. Oklahoma 91.138. Texas A&M 91.099. Oregon 90.9710. Texas 90.90— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) December 20, 2018Unlike other recruiting classes, Penn State doesn’t even have 20 commits as of now. For example, the Crimson Tide have 26 commits for the 2019 season, meanwhile the Nittany Lions have 18 incoming players.Headed into today, FSU, Ohio State, Auburn and Penn State are the only teams with top 15 2019 classes while having fewer than 20 commits.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) December 21, 2018Numbers can be deceiving at times, and in this case it shows that Penn State’s recruiting class definitely has the necessary playmakers to keep the program running at an elite level.While the Nittany Lions will have to say goodbye to several seniors this season, a new core of impact players will take their place.last_img read more


Global mining gathering in China to discuss the big concerns

first_imgThe China Mining Congress and Expo will be held in Tianjin, October 20-22, 2009 and International Mining will be there. The event will provide the appropriate platform to discuss questions like those below at one of the largest mining events worldwide, hosted by China’s Ministry of Land & Resources:How is the current economic situation affecting the mining industry & commodities?What do industry and commodity trends look like?What is the role of China within the global mining industry?How and where to find business opportunities in China and about Chinese companies going abroad.Providing the largest mineral exploration and mining trading platform, China Mining Congress and Expo plays an important role in creating more communication and co-operation opportunities for domestic and international mining corporations. The rising importance of this event will be also reflected by the continuing rise in the number of visitors and delegates. Last year more than 3,500 delegates and 400 exhibitors from nearly 50 countries and regions joint the event and celebrated the 10th anniversary in 2008.China Mining Congress & Expo’s trade show attracts foreign and domestic governments, associations and companies, including mining and exploration companies, mining technique and equipment suppliers, geologists as well as banks and legal consulting firms.Conference, exhibition and featured events, as the three cores of the event contribute to greater world appeal and influence. China Mining Congress & Expo not only collects a tremendous amount of information, capital and technology stream, but also provides a convenient channel for the purpose of economic and trade co-operations and communications between China and the world.During the conference, government officials, industry leaders, experts from both Chinese and foreign mining industries will have an in-depth mining industry discussion. The topics will cover mining industry development trends, mining and capital markets, domestic and international investment opportunities, China’s outbound investment, mining and sustainable development, commodity trends, geological surveys, technologies and equipment etc.The exhibition will include main mining countries’ pavilions, mining and exploration companies, investment and financing institutions, evaluation and consulting companies, (technical) service providers and equipment suppliers. China Mining Congress & Expo aims to boost co-operation in fields like exploration, development, investment, equipment and technologies. According to the Organising Committee, nearly 200 booths are already booked. And still some booths are available. This year’s show is also going to build a wider stage for better dialogue and co-operation opportunity for governments, enterprises and all circles from each country.China Mining Congress & Expo 2009 will be held at Tianjin Binhai International Convention and Exhibition Center (BICEC), October 20-22, 2009. Tianjin, the largest harbour city in northern China, will now open its gates to the global mining industry. Tianjin is about 160 km from Beijing, with all integrated connections to other cities with an international airport, the first high speed train in China and Tianjin Port. As the centre city of the Ring Bohai Economic Circle (including Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning and Shandong), Tianjin represents one of China’s biggest industrial centres, has built up an all-round industrial system with machinery, electronics, textiles, chemicals, metallurgy, foodstuffs, etc. as its mainstays. Tianjin is one of the most prosperous business areas as well as a distribution centre for goods and materials in North China. www.china-mining.org/enlast_img read more