Friday, May 29, 2015

Big Ten time

Penn State opens the Big Ten slate tomorrow with Illinois and it's looking more and more as if the Lions could be in the conference championship conversation. Of course, Penn State has a bunch of knocks against it, chief among them being they've only won two crowns in their previous 15 seasons in the league. The Lions are also 1-7 in their last eight Big Ten openers. However, they haven't had a conference home opener since 2003.

Big Ten time

Penn State opens the Big Ten slate tomorrow with Illinois and it's looking more and more as if the Lions could be in the conference championship conversation. Of course, Penn State has a bunch of knocks against it, chief among them being they've only won two crowns in their previous 15 seasons in the league. The Lions are also 1-7 in their last eight Big Ten openers. However, they haven't had a conference home opener since 2003.

Oh, by the way, Evans and Koroma will play Saturday in case you missed it. Go figure

I'll be back later with my much-anticipated prediction. Hold off the calls to your bookies.

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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