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Stephen Obeng-Agyapong set for multipurpose role this season, which could include reps on offense

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 9:36 AM
Last Saturday, Stephen Obeng-Agyapong broke blocks and intercepted a pass. This Saturday, he could be setting up blocks and receiving a pass. Bill O’Brien hinted as much on Tuesday when he said Obeng-Agyapong was a multipurpose player for Penn State. The coach said Obeng-Agyapong practiced... Read more

6-foot center Ty Howle finding good leverage on pass rushers in his first season as starter

Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 9:34 AM
Ty Howle and the ground are as much teammates as Ty Howle and Christian Hackenberg. Howle, listed at 6-foot tall, is three inches shorter than the starting guards to his side, and five or six inches shorter than the starting tackles on the edge. Often the lowest man in the trenches, Howle must grind... Read more

O'Brien prefers to look at positives of Penn State's opening win

Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 2:38 PM
For Penn State coach Bill O’Brien, the bottom line is winning. So when it’s pointed out that the Nittany Lions committed four turnovers, rushed for only 57 yards and converted just one third-down play in 16 attempts in their season-opening game, O’Brien feels it is important to view... Read more

Ficken carries 2012 momentum into Penn State's new season

Sunday, September 1, 2013, 8:50 PM
It had been 280 days since Sam Ficken kicked a game-winning field goal against Wisconsin, plenty of time for him to improve or regress before 2013. On Penn State’s first potential field goal chance of the season, the Nittany Lions ran a fake. Ficken trotted off the field without touching the... Read more

Video: Penn State offensive lineman Ty Howle talks season-opening win

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:49 PM
Penn State offensive lineman talks about the Nittany Lions' season-opening win over the Syracuse Orange. Read more

Video: Penn State cornerback Jordan Lucas talks win over Syracuse

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:40 PM
Penn State cornerback Jordan Lucas talks about beating Syracuse in the 2013 season opener. Read more

Video: Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien on Syracuse win

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:38 PM
Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien spoke to reporters after the Nittany Lions defeated Syracuse, 23-17, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Read more

Week One: Penn State vs. Syracuse Preview

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10:03 AM
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Time: 3:30 p.m. Forecast: Partly sunny, 85 degrees Three Headlines - True freshman Christian Hackenberg will start at quarterback for Penn State, according a report made by ESPN on Friday. Hackenberg and junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson... Read more

Hackenberg leads Penn State offense to halftime 6-3 lead

Saturday, August 31, 2013, 5:19 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Things went from bad to great to awful to hallelujah for Penn State in the second quarter. Nothing was falling in the Nittany Lions’ favor for the first quarter and half of the second against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium. Wideout Allen Robinson didn’t play... Read more

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
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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