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Archive: December, 2011

Penn State's Hodges to return for senior year, Still to play Monday

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 6:46 PM
Penn State weakside linebacker Gerald Hodges, a junior All-Big Ten selection, said Saturday that he recently decided that he would forego entering his name into the NFL Draft and return to Penn State for his senior season. “Not a chance at all," Hodges said when asked if he was leaving. "I just... Read more

Notes from Penn State's Friday practice

Friday, December 30, 2011, 2:30 PM
DALLAS --- On Friday morning, the first portion of Penn State's practice at Bishop Lynch High School - mostly jus stretching and individual drills - was open to the media. Quarterback Matt McGloin was in uniform with pads and stretched with the rest of the Nittany Lions. The redshirt junior from... Read more

TicketCity Bowl president talks about expected turnout

Friday, December 30, 2011, 10:50 AM
Video: TicketCity Bowl President Tom Starr talks Thursday night about the expected turnout for Monday's game and what it's been like since accepting Penn State to the bowl game. Read more

Video: Jay Paterno says father's health is improving

Friday, December 30, 2011, 4:03 PM
Video: Penn State assistant Jay Paterno speaks to reporters about the current health of his father, recently ousted longtime head coach Joe Paterno. Jay said his father, who is undergoing treatment for lung cancer, is "improving." Read more

Penn State defensive end to train with former Eagles Pro Bowler

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 1:58 PM
DALLAS --- Penn State defensive end Jack Crawford will conclude his four-year collegiate career in Monday's TicketCity Bowl, and he already has some plans for the future. Crawford, a London native who now lives in Longport, N.J., said Wednesday that he will train with former Philadephia Eagles left... Read more

Penn State defenders scout Houston offense

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 1:17 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Jake Kaplan gets a scouting report from Penn State cornerback D'Anton Lynn and defensive ends Jack Crawford and Eric Latimore on Houston's high-powered offense, which is led by Case Keenum. Read more

TicketCity Bowl: Penn State vs. Houston

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 11:24 AM
Video: The Inquirer's Joe Juliano previews Penn State's matchup against Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Monday at Cotton Bowl Stadium as the Nittany Lions wrap up their chaotic season. Read more

Video: Joyner talks Penn State coaching search

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 11:14 PM
Penn State acting athletic director Dave Joyner talks to the media at a TicketCity Bowl function at Gilley's Dallas. Joyner discussed the status of the search for the next head football coach. (By Jake Kaplan/Inquirer) Read more

West Deptford's Pollard commits to Penn State

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 10:00 PM
West Deptford High School’s Jamil Pollard became the first player to verbally commit to Penn State since news of the sexual abuse scandal broke in early November. Pollard, a defensive tackle, announced his decision Thursday night. Rivals.com ranks Pollard a four-star recruit, while scout.com... Read more

McGloin held out of practice for Penn State again

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 8:49 PM
DALLAS --- With each day that passes, it becomes increasingly likely that Rob Bolden will start at quarterback for Penn State in Monday’s TicketCity Bowl against Houston. Starter Matt McGloin did not practice again on Thursday. The redshirt junior from Scranton has not practiced since Dec. 17... Read more
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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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