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PSU punt-return unit looking to make more big plays

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:00 PM
While Penn State may find itself atop the Big Ten East standings through four weeks, it's dead last in one statistic: punt returns. The Nittany Lions have averaged just 3.5 yards per return -- about half the average of Iowa (11th in the Big Ten in this category) and more than 20 yards behind Maryland... Read more

Franklin has Nittany Lions thinking only about Northwestern

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:01 PM
With one week left before wrapping up the initial segment of its 2014 season, Penn State is one of only two Big Ten teams that are undefeated, and only two spots away from becoming the fifth conference team to reach the Top 25. The Nittany Lions established season highs for points and rushing yards... Read more

Penn State run defense 'letting wild dogs loose'

Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:07 PM
Who let the wild dogs loose? No, not a misprint of the timeless Baha Men song -- it's a phrase Austin Johnson used when describing the result of Penn State holding an opposing team's rushing team in check. "We love to stop a team from running. Then they have to change to their passing, and that's... Read more

VIDEO: Penn State hits on all cylinders

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 4:48 AM
The Penn State Nittany Lions secured a comfortable win over UMass on Saturday. CineSport's Justin Termine and The Inquirer's Joe Juliano discuss the key positives from the victory. Read more

PSU offensive line, run game dominate UMass in win

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:35 PM
Penn State exploded on the ground against Massachussetts on Saturday for 228 yards — one more than the Nittany Lions had rushed for through their first three games combined. Gaping holes in the 48-7 blowout victory over the Minutemen offered the Lions' running game an opportunity to put on a... Read more

Penn State up to 20 commitments for 2015

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:49 PM
Penn State has picked up its 20th commitment for the freshman Class of 2015 with linebacker Daiquan Kelly, who had given an oral pledge in June to Syracuse, flipping to the Nittany Lions. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Kelly, from Union City (N.J.) High School, is a teammate of guard Steven Gonzalez, who... Read more

Live chat: Penn State vs. UMass, 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 5:00 AM
Join the Inquirer's John Stuetz for live updates and commentary as Penn State hosts Massachusetts at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Read more

Andrew Nelson adjusting to starting role on Penn State's youthful line

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:39 AM
When Andrew Nelson entered the Penn State program last year, the offensive line depth chart was stocked with experience and size. With three fifth-year seniors, a redshirt junior and a redshirt sophomore filling out the line, the previous coaching staff opted to redshirt Nelson, a three-star recruit... Read more

Franklin discusses run game and more at PSU practice

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:51 PM
Despite Penn State's 75.7 rushing yards per game mark -- ranking the Nittany Lions second-to-last in the Big Ten -- they still find themselves 3-0 heading into a rather winnable game against Massachussetts Saturday. But how much longer can Penn State go without a breakout running game? As long as... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:11 AM
Join the Inquirer's Joe Juliano as he takes your Penn State football questions in a live chat, beginning Wednesday at 3 p.m. 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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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