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Archive: September, 2012

Mauti named National Defensive Player of the Week

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 12:12 PM
Penn State fans know how important Mike Mauti is to the Nittany Lions' success. Now the senior linebacker is getting recognized on the national stage. Mauti was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday after helping Penn State's defense limit Illinois to just seven points... Read more

Video: Penn State Cruises in Big Ten Opener

Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:43 PM
Video: How did Penn State's defense hold Illinois scoreless for the first 34 minutes? The Inquirer's Joe Juliano answers this and why Penn State had this game circled on their calendar. Read more

Tweets of the game: Penn State vs Illinois

Saturday, September 29, 2012, 5:03 PM
There was no shortage of storylines in Penn State's 35-7 win against Illinois on Saturday. From backstory (Illinois coaches recruiting Penn State players this offseason) to implications (the Nittany Lions looking for an improbably Big Ten Leaders Division title) to pure entertainment (Mike Mauti's... Read more

Instant analysis: Penn State vs Illinois

Saturday, September 29, 2012, 3:36 PM
The Nittany Lions took the lead early -- then never gave it up. In Bill O’Brien’s Big Ten debut, Penn State was impressive, dismantling Illinois, 35-7 at Memorial Stadium. The Nittany Lions are now 3-2 heading into next week’s homecoming game against undefeated Northwestern. Here’s... Read more

Penn State vs Illinois: Five storylines to follow

Friday, September 28, 2012, 12:11 PM
Penn State opens up its Big Ten slate against Illinois this weekend. And though the Nittany Lions (2-2) aren't bowl -- or postseason -- eligible, Bill O'Brien and his crew still have something to play for. Besides pride, that is. Penn State can still win the Big Ten Leaders Division. For a team with... Read more

Live updates: Penn State vs. Illinois, Noon

Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:09 PM
Join our chat for live updates and commentary as Penn State takes on Illinois at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon on Saturday. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Massaro nominated for two student athlete awards

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 2:35 PM
Penn State defensive end Pete Massaro has been nominated for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Scholar-Athlete Fellowship, as well as the William V. Campbell Trophy presented to the nation’s top student athlete. Massaro, a graduate of Marple Newtown High School... Read more

Video: Penn State set to open Big Ten play vs. Illinois

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 11:00 AM
Video: CineSport's Noah Coslov and The Inquirer's Joe Juliano preview Penn State's Big Ten opener vs. Illinois on Saturday, and debate the significance of Paul Jones' departure from the team. Read more

2012 vs 2011: How different are Penn State's stats?

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:32 AM
Much has been said about Bill O’Brien’s new offense. Matt McGloin’s passing is crisper, the playbook is more diverse, the tight ends are much, much more involved. But how much more productive is this year’s offense compared to last year’s? Statistics don’t... Read more

O'Brien: Paul Jones wants to be a quarterback somewhere

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:28 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien said Thursday night that Paul Jones will transfer at the end of the semester with the hopes of becoming a starting quarterback somewhere. Jones, who had dropped to third-team quarterback and hoped to get some playing time by shifting to tight end, left the team... 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.

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