Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Penn State adds two LB commits to 2016 class

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 6:22 PM
While in State College for a recruiting event, four-star linebacker Cameron Brown and Imhotep Charter's Shaka Toney, a three-star linebacker and defensive end, announced oral commitments to Penn State's 2016 class. The two were on campus Saturday for Lasch Bash, a barbecue social for recruits. Toney... Read more

Penn State's Hackenberg, Lynch added to watch lists

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 3:11 PM
Two Penn State juniors were named to watch lists for the nation's top player at their respective positions. Christian Hackenberg was nominated for the Davey O'Brien Award for best quarterback, while Akeel Lych was added to the watch list the Doak Walker Award for top running back. Hackenberg, who... Read more

Penn State jerseys to once again be nameless

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11:16 AM
In 2012, then-head coach Bill O'Brien made a change to a 125-year Penn State tradition by putting names on the back of players' jerseys, honoring those who stayed with the program during the Jerry Sandusky scandal and harsh NCAA sanctions. Next season, the Nittany Lions will remove those names. "We... Read more

Penn State's Hamilton named to watch list for best receiver

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:36 AM
Redshirt sophomore DaeSean Hamilton was added to his second preseason watch list, this time for the Biletnikoff Award for the nation's best college receiver. Hamilton and junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg were recently named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award for college player of the year... Read more

Penn State's Zettel named to another watch list

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 11:21 AM
All-Big Ten defensive tackle Anthony Zettel was named Tuesday to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list, his fourth nod on a watch list for postseason awards. The Rotary Lombardi Award is given to the best lineman or linebacker in the country. Zettel, who last season moved from defensive end to defensive... Read more

Jay Paterno asked Ohio State's Urban Meyer for coaching job

Monday, July 13, 2015, 5:44 PM
Two days before Christmas, former Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno wrote Urban Meyer a handwritten note. Paterno wished the Ohio State coach a merry Christmas, congratulated him on his team's success, and then inquired about job openings on the coaching staff of one of Penn State's biggest... Read more

QB becomes Penn State's first 2017 commit

Monday, July 13, 2015, 4:51 PM
Penn State has picked up its first 2017 commit: consensus four-star quarterback Sean Clifford. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound signal-caller, who attends St. Xavier High School in Ohio, also received offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, and Pitt. He received his offer from Penn State... Read more

Penn State's Zettel and Lucas named to post-season watch lists

Friday, July 10, 2015, 3:17 PM
All-Big Ten defensive tackle Anthony Zettel of Penn State has been named to a pair of watch lists for post-season awards – the Bronko Nagurski Trophy for defensive player of the year and the Outland Trophy for the top interior lineman on offense of defense. His teammate, senior safety Jordan... Read more

Top kicker Quinn Nordin commits to Penn State

Friday, July 10, 2015, 11:14 AM
Quinn Nordin, widely recognized as the top kicker in the class of 2016, has committed to Penn State. The Rockford (Mich.) kicker recently narrowed his choices down to the Nittany Lions and his home-state Michigan Wolverines. Other schools that were in the running included Georgia, Michigan State,... Read more

Two more Penn State players named to college football award lists

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 5:19 PM
Two more Penn State football players – senior center Angelo Mangiro and senior tight end Kyle Carter – earned mentions on post-season award “watch lists” on Wednesday Mangiro, of Roxbury, N.J., was mentioned for the Rimington Trophy, presented to the nation’s best center... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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