Thursday, August 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Christian Hackenberg drives 32 yards, converts fourth down play action on first collegiate drive

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 3:52 PM
Christian Hackenberg took no time to let his first Penn State drive sink in. In an extremely fast-paced drive, Hackenberg led the Nittany Lions 32 yards into Syracuse territory. The 18-year-old freshman completed all three of his pass attempts, including one on a fourth down play action deep in Penn... Read more

Video: Joe Juliano previews Penn State-Syracuse

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 10:44 AM
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and CineSport's Justin Shackil preview Penn State's season opener against Syracuse on Saturday and discuss the Nittany Lions' quarterback situation. Read more

O'Brien names starting QB but says only the team knows who it is

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:05 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien disclosed for the first time Thursday that he has decided on a starting quarterback for Saturday’s season opener against Syracuse, and that the two contenders for the job and the rest of the team know the starter’s identity. On his weekly radio show... Read more

Penn State's, Syracuse's strong pass rush could unleash first D-I sack on new QBs

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 9:19 AM
For quarterbacks, turf tastes worst behind the line of scrimmage. Syracuse and Penn State will both send two first-time starting quarterbacks onto the football field at MetLife Stadium this Saturday. Whoever they are, both are probably worried about their first Division I sack in their new uniforms... Read more

Penn State's Zach Zwinak preps for Syracuse game in his usual physical style

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 6:07 PM
An opponent’s indented facemask was a microcosm of Penn State running back Zach Zwinak’s season in 2012. Now, the redshirt junior hopes it’s a harbinger of 2013. Zwinak doesn’t remember the team of the player whose facemask he caved in. His physical style of football often... Read more

O'Brien won't publicly name a starting QB before Syracuse kickoff

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 3:40 PM
It’s official. Penn State coach Bill O’Brien will not divulge publicly the identity of the Nittany Lions’ starting quarterback for Saturday’s season-opening game against Syracuse prior to the opening kickoff. O’Brien had been hinting for almost a week that he would keep... Read more

Penn State releases first depth chart with no designated starting QB

Monday, August 26, 2013, 4:00 PM
The first depth chart for the season released Monday by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien gave no clues as to the identity of the starting quarterback for the Nittany Lions’ season opener against Syracuse on Saturday at the Meadowlands. The depth chart listed sophomore Tyler Ferguson “OR”... Read more

Questions about Penn State's starting QB annoy O'Brien

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 2:40 PM
The days leading up to Penn State’s season opener are dwindling but not the number of questions directed at coach Bill O’Brien regarding the identity of the Nittany Lions’ starting quarterback. And Thursday, on a conference call to hype the Lions' Aug. 31 debut against Syracuse at... Read more

Video: Hot topics in Penn State football's preseason

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:23 AM
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and CineSport's Chad Cutler discuss Penn State's quarterback battle, the lack of physicality in practice and who could break out this season. Read more

Penn State adds San Diego State to 2015 football schedule

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 5:09 PM
Penn State will play San Diego State in football for the first time ever in 2015, the third non-conference opponent that has been scheduled for that season by the Nittany Lions. The game is set for Sept. 26 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State still has one more non-conference game left to be scheduled for... 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.

Joe Juliano
Latest Videos:
Also on
Stay Connected