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Archive: November, 2008

Paterno: "Ill be back"

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 11:52 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- As if you needed any more affirmation, Joe Paterno told a pep rally crowd at Rec Hall last night that he'll back next year. No surprise there. Of course, university president Graham Spanier could have something to say about that. But I doubt he has the cajones. Paterno was emotional... Read more

Penn State-Michigan State third quarter update

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 6:21 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- 1. The defense has done an outstanding job of shutting down running back Javon Ringer. After three quarters, the senior has only 15 carries for 30 yards. He came into the game averaging 141 yards a game on the ground. 2. The rout is on, call in the dogs. Deon Butler caught... Read more

Penn State-Michigan State halftime update

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 5:04 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- 1. This is a different Penn State team than the one that slogged through the last two games. As a matter of fact, this team looks a lot like the team that breezed through the first eight games of the season. Quarterback Daryll Clark has regained his mojo ("Yeah, baby!")... Read more

Penn State-Michigan State first quarter update

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 4:34 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- 1. Now this is football weather. Snowy, cold and windy. You gotta love it. Especially when you're in the warm confines of the press box. 2. Another three-and-out to open for Penn State's offense. That makes it ten games since the Lions scored on their opening drive. Daryll Clark... Read more

Penn State-Michigan State pre-game update

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 3:17 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- 1. It was flurrying something fierce just a moment ago, but the snow has eased up some. The wind is picking up, however, and it'll be interesting to see how Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark deals with the conditions after his lackluster performances in the wind against Iowa... Read more

"Five more years" for Paterno

Friday, November 21, 2008, 8:11 AM
So I'm supposed to write this story for yesterday on the by-now annual rumors of Joe Paterno's impending retirement. Every year there's talk that this year the home finale will be the Penn State coach's final game at Beaver Stadium. Yeah, tell me another one. Anyway, I'm talking to Jay Paterno and... Read more

DWill is almost done

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 9:29 AM
It seemed like only yesterday that Derrick Williams signed with Penn State almost four years ago. But a lot has happened since, the most important being the turnaround of the program. While it's hard to say one person can directly be responsible for that turnaround, Williams played a large part. Since... Read more

Daryll Clark Q&A

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 9:39 AM
Daryll Clark had his weekly conference call with beat reporters this morning. Here's what the Penn State quarterback had to say coming off another lukewarm performance in the Indiana game: 1. After the loss to Iowa and a substandard performance against Indiana, Clark sounded his old self. He was very... Read more

Paterno nears surgery

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 8:54 AM
Through the bits of information he's divulged over the last two months, Joe Paterno has a hip injury and will need to have surgery to correct this problem. On Saturday, he said he would likely have something done the day following this Saturday's season finale against Michigan State. Yesterday, he... Read more

JoePa previews MSU

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 1:57 PM
Penn State coach Joe Paterno held his weekly teleconference today to preview the final game of the season with Michigan State. A win would give the Nittany Lions their second Big Ten title in four seasons and a berth in the Rose Bowl. Here's what Paterno had to say about the Spartans -- among other... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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