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Archive: September, 2011

Video: Nits' offense needs big day

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 10:50 AM
Video: The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss what the Penn State offense needs to show on Saturday against Eastern Michigan. Read more

Paterno: Too early to panic on kicking game

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 8:03 PM
Penn State coach Joe Paterno said Thursday night it’s “a little bit too early for us to panic” about his team’s woeful kicking game but suggested that a re-examination about what the Nittany Lions are doing with the kicking might be in order. Speaking on the weekly Penn State... Read more

Spanier: Penn State staying put in Big Ten

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10:21 AM
Amid all the current talk about conference realignments, Penn State president Graham Spanier says his university is content being in the Big Ten. “The Big Ten does not contemplate a change and feels very secure in its current arrangement,” Spanier said Tuesday in an email to the Associated... Read more

Penn State's Stanley hoping to build off strong play against Temple

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 5:36 PM
Running a bit under the radar, Penn State defensive end Sean Stanley broke out with a big performance in the team’s 14-10 win against Temple on Saturday. Late in the fourth quarter, Stanley sacked and forced the ball from Owls quarterback Mike Gerardi on 4th and 10, effectively ending the game... Read more

Penn State's Zordich talks about his father, the safeties coach for the Eagles

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 8:43 PM
Michael Zordich’s father, also named Michael, played safety for Penn State from 1982-1985. He was an All-American his senior year and a co-captain of the team. He went on to play 12 years in the NFL with the New York Jets, Phoenix Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles and is now the Eagles safeties... Read more

Paterno supports ACC's addition of Pitt and Syracuse

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 7:57 PM
Joe Paterno was asked during today's press conference his thoughts on Pittsburgh and Syracuse joining the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Paterno, who 30 years ago ago lobbied for an Eastern all-sports conference, said he thought it was a good move for both schools. "I think the problem you have... Read more

Paterno won't say if kicking changes coming

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 3:07 PM
Penn State coach Joe Paterno expressed concern Tuesday about his team’s kicking through the first three games of the season but did not say if he would make any changes in who does the kicking on Saturday. The Nittany Lions are 1 for 6 on field goals thus far and also have missed an extra point... Read more

Penn State's game against Indiana set for noon kickoff

Monday, September 19, 2011, 12:41 PM
Penn State's Big Ten opener at Indiana on Oct. 1 will kickoff at noon, it was announced on Monday. The game will air on ESPNU. This will be the first time the Nittany Lions will play the Hoosiers in Bloomington since 2007. Penn State beat Indiana 41-24 last November at FedEx Field in Washington D... Read more

Penn State's offense, special teams among nation's worst

Monday, September 19, 2011, 12:31 PM
Through three games, Penn State’s defense has been the bright spot of the team. The Nittany Lions offense and special teams, on the other hand, didn’t help a whole lot in their loss to Alabama and is the main reason they only barely escaped with a 14-10 win at Temple on Saturday. Among... Read more

Penn State remains unranked in polls

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 9:23 PM
The Nittany Lions were left out of the polls released Sunday for the second straight week. Just one day after escaping with a 14-10 win at Temple, Penn State received 19 votes in the USA TODAY coaches poll and none in the AP Top 25. Oklahoma remains No. 1 in both polls. Wisconsin is the top ranked... 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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