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)With Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley on his way to the NFL, head coach James Franklin and McSorley’s successor could use some veterans at wide receiver to make the transition easier. Fortunately, one such veteran could become available in a few days.According to 247Sports, Miami (FL) graduate transfer Lawrence Cager is slated to visit the Penn State campus next weekend.Cager has a year of eligibility left after playing the past three seasons for the Hurricanes.The 6-foot-5, 218-pound receiver has been used only sparingly at Miami over the past few years, but has made the most out of the touches he’s received.In 2018, he averaged 17.8 yards per reception on 21 catches with six touchdowns.Since 2016, he has 45 receptions for 681 yards and ten touchdown catches, with a 15.1 yards per reception average.Per the report, Penn State’s opponents for Cager’s signature will be Iowa State, where he is visiting this weekend, along with Kentucky, Ole Miss, Oregon and Virginia.Penn State as I have said is looking for a wide receiver. Lawrence Cager is 6-5 and both sides have mutual interests. This kid at 6-5 could turn into star in Penn States offense, had 6 touchdowns for Hurricanes.— Leader Johnson (@WriterLeader247) January 24, 2019Penn State will have its leading receiver from 2018, K.J. Hamler, back with the team next season. But beyond Hamler, the Nittany Lions have only limited experience or impact players at the receiver position.Cager’s 374 receiving yards last year would have been second on the team.
Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly lower Thursday, dragged down by losses in several industrial companies.3M, which makes Post-it notes and other products, plunged after announcing weak results and a restructuring program. The loss for 3M pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average into the red. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished mixed, but still holding close to record highs set earlier this week.On Thursday:The S&P 500 slipped 1.08 points, or 0.04%, to 2,926.17.The Dow Jones Industrial average lost 134.97 points, or 0.5%, to 26,462.08.The Nasdaq composite rose 16.67 points, or 0.2%, to 8,118.68.The Russell 2000 index of small company stocks gave up 12.52 points, or 0.8%, to 1,575.61.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 21.14 points, or 0.7%.The Dow is down 97.46 points, or 0.4%.The Nasdaq is up 120.62 points, or 1.5%.The Russell 2000 is up 9.86 points, or 0.6%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 419.32 points, or 16.7%.The Dow is up 3,134.62 points, or 13.4%.The Nasdaq is up 1,483.41 points, or 22.4%.The Russell 2000 is up 227.05 points, or 16.8%.The Associated Press