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CHICAGO -- Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio both strongly denied any allegations they have negatively recruited against Penn State, responding to a subtle suggestion from Nittany Lions coach James Franklin that the Big Ten football powers are continuing to use the programs past against it.Franklin has brought up the difficulty of dealing with opponents using an aggressive strategy against the Nittany Lions numerous times in his career with the program.Meyer and Dantonio were asked at Big Ten media days on Tuesday about an interview Franklin gave to the Reading Eagle last month which appeared to name their coaching staffs as using that practice, which both adamantly refuted.I know we have a lot of reporters here, Dantonio said. Everybodys got a pen. But from my standpoint, I have not said anything negative about Penn State, and hopefully our coaches have not as well. So I was surprised to read that.I dont know what happens out there on the road completely. But its not our M.O., and thats not how we do business.Meyer appeared to be caught off guard when asked during his podium session about the issue. He said Ohio State wasnt delivering any anti-Penn State messages.Absolutely not, Meyer said. And thats the first time Ive heard that. Ill address that with Coach Franklin if that is an issue. Thats a pretty strong allegation that Ive not heard yet. So thats not been presented to me until this moment. Absolutely not.Weve got a great deal of respect for every school in our conference, and we do just fine with recruiting. We dont worry about that stuff. Im glad you told me that. If thats true, Ill address that.Shortly after leaving his morning interview, Meyer confirmed that he met with Franklin to address the matter.Franklin refused to comment when reached by phone, but told Fox Sports that he didnt name who that was using the attacks against his program.He also didnt specify the types of topics mentioned by opposing coaches on the recruiting trail. But Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has mentioned as recently as last week recruiters allegedly bringing up the threat of NCAA sanctions tied to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, calling them untrue and a real slap in the face to this profession.The people were competing with -- Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame -- this is just not something they have to deal with, Franklin told the Reading Eagle in June. Although we want to move on, those other schools are not letting us move on. ... Were able to tell kids theyre going to compete against the very highest level week in and week out. What makes it tricky, theyre not having to deal with some of the things were dealing with and working through, which magnifies it. Those programs as well as others know that and use that against us. We have that conversation with every single prospect. We dont usually initiate it, but its coming from somewhere.Meyer and Dantonio both made it clear they dont believe its coming from their programs.By the time media days was winding down, Meyer indicated he and Franklin had cleared the air.Theres no story, Meyer said. I read the article. ... James came up to me and said, I did not accuse Ohio State of negative recruiting. I said, Im good and shook his hand. NCAA Basketball Jerseys Online . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. 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