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Archive: February, 2012

Penn State secures first commitment for class of 2013

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5:29 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien has received his first oral commitment for the freshman class of 2013, a quarterback who apparently liked the fact O’Brien worked with Tom Brady when he was the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. Christian Hackenberg, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound... Read more

Penn Wood's Oakman dismissed from football team

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 9:04 PM
Penn State dismissed Shawn Oakman from the football team for a violation of team rules, the school announced in an e-mail Tuesday night. No further details were given. Oakman, a 6-foot-9, 270-pound defensive end from Penn Wood High School, redshirted his freshman year. Attempts to reach Oakman were... Read more

O'Brien gets his first taste of THON Make-A-Wish dance event

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 10:36 PM
Aaron Thomas is 12 years old and he has been battling leukemia for seven years. But this weekend, he got the chance to forget his illness and meet some people whose shoes he hopes to fill one day. On Saturday afternoon, the Penn State football team hosted its annual THON Make-A-Wish event in the Lasch... Read more

Jay Paterno not a candidate for PSU board

Friday, February 17, 2012, 5:04 PM
Former Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno said that while he was flattered to have attracted enough support to have his name be placed on the ballot for election to the university’s board of trustees, he is unable to run. In a post Friday on Twitter, Paterno, son of the late Penn State... Read more

Pitching should be a strength for Penn State baseball

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:26 PM
For a team set to begin its 2012 season on Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla., against Seton Hall in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge, Penn State baseball coach Robbie Wine boasts a starting staff to get excited about. With Cody Lewis, a junior transfer righthander from Saddleback Junior College; John Walter... Read more

Penn State adds strength and conditioning coaches

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:18 PM
Penn State rounded out its strength and conditioning staff on Tuesday when head coach Bill O'Brien announced the addition of Dwight Galt IV, Steven Williams Jr., and Sean Hayes. The new coaches will serve under newly hired director of strength and conditioning for football, Craig Fitzgerald. Galt... Read more

Seven Penn State players invited to NFL combine

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 6:20 PM
Seven players who starred for Penn State have been invited to take part in the NFL Scouting Combine beginning Feb. 22 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The seven are defensive end Jack Crawford, cornerback D’Anton Lynn, wide receiver Derek Moye, cornerback Chaz Powell, defensive tackle Devon... Read more

Video: Penn State's 2012 Recruiting Class

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 3:35 PM
Video: Penn State didn't sign any players from Philadelphia. Instead, Rutgers had success in Philly. The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and Rick O'Brien talk more about it with CineSport's Brian Clark. Read more

Video: Ted Roof on Penn State's recruiting class

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 2:03 AM
Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof talks about the Nittany Lions' 2012 recruiting class on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. (Video by Joe McIntyre/The Philadephia Inquirer) Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof talks about the Nittany Lions' 2012 recruiting class at a press availability on... Read more

High school recruits signing with Penn State

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 12:12 PM
Signed letters of intent are arriving at the Penn State football office as the Nittany Lions welcome members of the freshman Class of 2012. As of noon Wednesday, Penn State has announced the names of 12 players who faxed their official letters of intent on national signing day. In addition, recruiting... 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.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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