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Franklin to embark on Penn State Coaches Caravan in May

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2:38 PM
Head football coach James Franklin will embark on the annual Penn State Coaches Caravan in May, according to a release issued Wednesday by the Nittany Lions football program. Franklin and head coaches of other Nittany Lions athletic teams will make 17 stops on the caravan including two in the Philadelphia... Read more

Penn State receives first three commitments for Class of 2015

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1:31 PM
Penn State coach James Franklin picked up his first three oral commitments for the freshman class of 2015 from Saturday’s “Junior Day” on campus, including 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle Ryan Bates of Archbishop Wood. Bates was joined by 6-4, 230-pound defensive end Kamonte... Read more

Penn State completes its 2014 signing class in a hurry

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12:22 PM
The recruits who committed to Penn State didn't waste much time Wednesday getting their signed national letters of intent to Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin and his staff. With the faxed arrival of the final letter at 10:25 a.m., Franklin had a full roster of 20 signees for the Class of 2014... Read more

Virginia quarterback changes commitment to Penn State

Monday, January 20, 2014, 6:51 PM
Quarterback Trace McSorley, who originally committed last July to Vanderbilt, has switched his pledge to Penn State, becoming the fourth player to follow head coach James Franklin from the Commodores to the Nittany Lions, according to a report. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound McSorley, from Ashburn, Va.,... Read more

Penn State loses highly ranked defensive tackle to Florida

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 2:04 PM
Defensive tackle Thomas Holley, who was one of the prized recruits in Penn State’s class of 2014, has withdrawn his commitment to the Nittany Lions and switched his pledge to Florida, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Holley, a four-star player from Brooklyn, N.Y., flipped... Read more

It's official: James Franklin is Penn State's new head football coach

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 12:35 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Saying he was “excited to come home,” James Franklin officially was named Saturday as the new head football coach at Penn State. Franklin, 41, a native of Langhorne, Bucks County, who coached for the last three seasons at Vanderbilt, succeeds Bill O’Brien... Read more

James Franklin officially named as Penn State's new head football coach

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 9:39 AM
It’s official. James Franklin is the new head football coach at Penn State. By a 6-0 vote Saturday morning, the compensation committee of the Penn State board of trustees approved Franklin’s contract. One member called it “an excellent contract for Penn State and for James Franklin... Read more

James Franklin officially named Penn State's new head football coach

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 9:18 AM
It’s official. James Franklin is the new head football coach at Penn State. By a 6-0 vote Saturday morning, the compensation committee of the Penn State board of trustees approved Franklin’s contract. One member called it “an excellent contract for Penn State and for James Franklin... Read more

Report: 49ers assistant Greg Roman interviews with PSU committee

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 2:24 PM
Add one more candidates to the list of those who reportedly are seeking Penn State’s vacant head coaching position. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, a native of Ventnor, N.J., and a Holy Spirit High School graduate, interviewed Wednesday with the university’s search... Read more

Joyner: PSU coach search "on schedule," Franklin reportedly is frontrunner

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 3:05 PM
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner said Tuesday that the search for a new head coach is going well and added, “I anticipate having the new head coach in place in a matter of days.” Joyner issued a statement on the university’s athletic web site updating the search to succeed... 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.

This season is Joe's fourth 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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