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Archive: June, 2012

Penn State gains linebacker recruit, loses cornerback

Friday, June 29, 2012, 6:29 PM
Penn State football said hello Friday to a recruit who has committed to the Nittany Lions’ freshman Class of 2013 and good-bye to a cornerback, a move that leaves the program dangerously thin at the position. Zayd Issah, a 6-foot-3, 209-pound linebacker from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg... Read more

Penn State AD Joyner issues statement on Sandusky

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 1:58 PM
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner has issued a statement on the conviction Friday night of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on child sexual abuse charges. In the statement, Joyner said: "Our thoughts this week, and for the last eight months, have been with the victims of Jerry... Read more

O'Brien says Smith left team for personal reasons

Friday, June 22, 2012, 6:15 PM
According to an 18-word sentence Friday on the Penn State football Twitter account, coach Bill O’Brien said senior wide receiver Devon Smith has left the team for personal reasons. Reports were that O’Brien had kicked Smith off the team but neither O’Brien nor the program has addressed... Read more

Important 2013 Penn State recruit suffers torn ACL

Friday, June 15, 2012, 3:16 PM
Adam Breneman, a Penn State commitment who is considered the top high school tight end in the Class of 2013, has a torn ACL in his right knee and will undergo surgery, his father confirmed Friday. Breneman, who is entering his senior year at Cedar Cliff High School, suffered the knee injury Thursday... Read more

Penn State announces start times for first two home games

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 4:19 PM
Penn State has announced the starting times for its first two home games, including a noon kickoff for Bill O’Brien’s debut as head coach, against Ohio on Sept. 1 at Beaver Stadium. The game against the Bobcats will be televised by ESPN. The team also said its Sept. 15 home contest against... Read more

O'Brien releases depth chart; position battles loom

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 1:28 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien released his first depth chart Tuesday but hinted there will be more fights to win starting jobs in the pre-season than the chart now indicates. O’Brien named senior Matt McGloin as his starting quarterback last week but said “a handful or other positions... Read more

O'Brien names McGloin No. 1 QB, says Drake off team

Friday, June 1, 2012, 12:40 PM
Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien announced Friday that Matt McGloin will be the starting quarterback for the Nittany Lions. O'Brien also said that defensive back Curtis Drake, the former West Catholic star who had a checkered career as a Nittany Lion, is off the team and won't be back. O'Brien... 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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