PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions holds his team back as they prepare to take the field against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Although Doug Nester seemed well on his way to joining Ohio State, it appears the four-star recruit is not ready to make his official move.The Buckeyes already have Nester’s commitment, but he’s not going to sign with the program just yet. With the Buckeyes undergoing an overhaul to their coaching staff, it makes sense for recruits to take their time.Ryan Day understands the important of retaining recruits that committed under Urban Meyer, which is why he’s prioritizing keeping Nester in Columbus.Perhaps the talented offensive lineman wants to establish a strong relationship with the new coaching staff before signing his letter of intent.Nester is listed as the No. 5 offensive guard in the 2019 class, per 247Sports.Considering that he is not officially a member of Ohio State, Penn State and other elite programs are scheduling visits with the four-star recruit.From Lettermen Row:The rumors about a potential firing of Urban Meyer made it easy for other schools to capitalize on Nester’s own, natural doubts. Though he made multiple treks to Columbus over the course of the season, he also stopped in at Virginia Tech and Penn State, though both of those trips were written off as nothing more than him accompanying teammates.Yet those two schools and Georgia are almost certainly going to receive an official visit from Nester in the next three weeks. He took his official visit to Ohio State the weekend after Meyer retired and spent his first real time with Ryan Day then. But that continues to be the biggest holdup in completely cementing his commitment.It’ll be interesting to see if the Nittany Lions can pry Nester away from the Buckeyes. After all, James Franklin has shown that he’s an excellent recruiter during his time in Happy Valley.Stay tuned.[Lettermen Row]
Premier Darrell Dexter invites Nova Scotians to send congratulations to Prince William and Catherine Middleton on their wedding by signing the province’s Royal Wedding Signature Book available online. “During the Royal Tour last spring, Nova Scotians came out and showed their admiration and appreciation of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh,” said Premier Dexter. “This wedding book provides an opportunity for Nova Scotians to send a personal message of congratulations and best wishes to Prince William and Ms. Middleton on their marriage.” The Royal Wedding will take place Friday, April 29 at Westminster Abbey in London, England. Nova Scotia’s Royal Wedding Signature Book will be open to public comments until Monday, May 2, when it will be sent to the royal family. The signature book is available online at www.gov.ns.ca .
ROCHESTER, Mich. — Darius Banks scored 17 points, Stuckey Mosley added 17 with four 3-pointers and James Madison shot 12 of 26 from distance to beat Northern Illinois 78-74 on Saturday at the Oakland Hoops Challenge.Matt Lewis hit four 3s and scored 16 points with four assists and made a go-ahead jumper with 17 seconds left for the Dukes (5-2), who shot 48 per cent to NIU’s 51 per cent but made 16 of 17 free throws. Dwight Wilson added 11 points.Lacey James’ free throw snapped a 50-all tie and NIU led by as many as six, but the Dukes made three straight shots and closed to 70-69 on Banks’ layup, then led 74-72 on Lewis’ free throw with 1:50 to go. Levi Bradley’s jumper tied it, but Lewis hit a jumper in the paint and Mosley’s free throws with two seconds left iced it.Eugene German scored 17 points with four assists and James added 15 points for Northern Illinois (3-2), who outscored the Dukes 32-26 in the paint.The Associated Press