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Archive: October, 2011

Still named semifinalist for Bednarik Award

Monday, October 31, 2011, 12:08 PM
Two days removed from a career-high performance, Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still was named Monday as one of 16 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the nation's top defensive player. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior, who had a career-best 10 tackles in his team's 10-7 win over... Read more

Paulsboro product honored by Big Ten for second straight week

Monday, October 31, 2011, 11:42 AM
Penn State weakside linebacker Gerald Hodges, a former standout at Paulsboro High School, was honored Monday as the Big Ten's defensive player of the week for the second straight time. In the Nittany Lions' 10-7 over Illinois on Saturday, Hodges tallied a career-high 19 tackles, the most by a Penn... Read more

Penn State wrestlers focused on repeating

Monday, October 31, 2011, 4:45 PM
In year two, probably at least a year earlier than many expected, Cael Sanderson coached the Penn State wrestling team to a national championship. But as the coach said in his season-opening press conference on Monday: “Last year is last year.” The Nittany Lions, who open their season... Read more

Penn State ranked No. 16 in AP poll

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 2:51 PM
The Nittany Lions (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten) checked in at No. 16, five spots higher than last week, in the AP poll that was released Sunday. They beat Illinois 10-7 on Saturday and are the lone team undefeated in Big Ten play. Four other Big Ten teams are ranked in the AP Top 25: Nebraska (No. 9), Michigan... Read more

Penn State (No. 15) passes Michigan State and Wisconsin in coaches' poll

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 12:18 PM
Penn State, which squeaked out a 10-7 win over Illinois on Saturday, jumped four spots to No. 15 in the USA TODAY coaches' poll released Sunday. The Nittany Lions (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten), the lone team undefeated in Big Ten play, are now ranked higher than Michigan State (No. 16) and Wisconsin (No. 17)... Read more

Penn State jumps to No. 16 in BCS standings

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 8:54 PM
After improving to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the Big Ten with its 10-7 win over Illinois on Saturday, Penn State moved up three spots to No. 16 in the latest BCS standings released Sunday night. LSU and Alabama, which play each other on Saturday, remained Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Oklahoma State, Stanford... Read more

Penn State's Redd caps off stellar month

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 3:38 PM
Penn State’s Silas Redd had an October to remember. The sophomore running back from Norwalk, Conn., led the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) with 703 rushing yards in October. His 137 yards on a career-high 30 carries in Saturday’s 10-7 win over Illinois gave him his fifth straight game... Read more

McGloin to start at QB for Penn State

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 2:17 PM
So much for alternating. Matt McGloin was the first player to emerge from Penn State's team bus when it arrived at Beaver Stadium at 1:50 p.m, meaning the redshirt junior will start at quarterback for the second game in a row. McGloin started in the Nittany Lions' 34-24 win at Northwestern last Saturday... Read more

Penn State – Illinois pre-game notes

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 12:06 PM
Joe Paterno didn’t hesitate in making it known that today’s game against Illinois will be the toughest for his 7-1 Nittany Lions (4-0 Big Ten) since they played Alabama on Sept. 10. The Fighting Illini (6-2, 2-2) enter having lost two straight games – against Ohio State and at Purdue... Read more

JoePa honored for record-breaking win

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 11:05 PM
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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 will be 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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