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Archive: December, 2008

Paterno ribs Devlin

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 12:43 PM
LOS ANGELES -- During the end of his pre-Rose Bowl press conference today, Penn State coach Joe Paterno took a gentle shot at former Nittany Lions quarterback Pat Devlin, who transferred earlier this month. Asked about the bind Devlin's departure puts Penn State in at quarterback, Paterno interrupted... Read more

Paterno upstairs for Rose Bowl

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 12:14 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Penn State coach Joe Paterno just told a roomful of reporters that he's going to coach from the press box for tomorrow's Rose Bowl matchup with Southern Cal. "I'm going to be upstairs," Paterno said. "I don't think I can handle three and a half-four hours on the sideline... Read more

Rose Bowl, Day 5

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 12:04 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Here's a rundown on the Rose Bowl stories in this morning's paper: -- Rey Maualuga has overcome a rocky childhood and the death of his father to become one of the best defensive players in the country. -- Penn State players have been constantly quizzed about their impressions of Los... Read more

Rose Bowl, Day 4

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 12:23 PM
LOS ANGELES -- I'm the middle of Rose Bowl media day, but I have a few minutes to post yesterday's news in this morning's paper. -- With Pat Devlin gone, Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark is a marked man. If he goes, the Lions are in dire straits with the untested Paul Cianciolo now the backup. --... Read more

Rose Bowl Instant Update Part II

Monday, December 29, 2008, 1:15 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Penn State wide receiver Jordan Norwood did not injure his ankle during practice last week, as reported. He injured his left foot in the final game of the regular season and has been slowly working his way back to 100 percent. Norwood, who met with the media today, said he was about... Read more

Rose Bowl, Day 3

Monday, December 29, 2008, 1:09 PM
LOS ANGELES -- I must say, there are some nice things about L.A. Like sitting in your hotel room and looking out your window and seeing snow capped mountains. But I digress ... Here's a look at yesterday at the Rose Bowl in this morning's paper: -- With yesterday's press conference it's looking more... Read more

Rose Bowl Instant Update Part III

Monday, December 29, 2008, 4:21 PM
LOS ANGELES -- OK, folks, you can walk away from those ledges. The three starters that were demoted to the second team unit are back with the first team. Defensive end Aaron Maybin, center A.Q. Shipley and guard Rich Ohrnberger walked onto the practice field wearing first team practice jerseys. The... Read more

Rose Bowl Instant Update

Sunday, December 28, 2008, 1:40 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley and four defensive players met with the media today. A few newsy items came out of the press conference. For one, backup linebacker Bani Gbadyu was left home for what the team has termed academic reasons. Wide receiver Jordan Norwood sprained... Read more

Rose Bowl, Day 2

Sunday, December 28, 2008, 1:18 PM
LOS ANGELES -- The fun in LaLa continues. Here's a rundown on the stories, tidbits in this morning's paper: -- Here's a feature on Southern Cal quarterback Mark Sanchez, who has embraced his Mexican heritage and likewise has been embraced by L.A.'s Mexican-American community. -- USC has an unorthodoxed... Read more

Bradley going nowhere

Sunday, December 28, 2008, 3:19 PM
LOS ANGELES -- For defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, it's likely at least another three years before he would have any shot of succeeding Joe Paterno as head coach. With Paterno's latest three-year extension, Bradley endured another round of questioning today about his standing as the supposed head... 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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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