Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bolden to start against Eastern Michigan

Sophomore Rob Bolden was the first player to emerge from Penn State's team bus upon arrival at Beaver Stadium Saturday morning prior to its game against Eastern Michigan.

Bolden to start against Eastern Michigan

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Sophomore Rob Bolden was the first player to emerge from Penn State's team bus upon arrival at Beaver Stadium on Saturday morning, meaning he will start at quarterback for the fourth straight game. Junior quarterback Matt McGloin was right behind him. Bolden and McGloin are expected to split time under center yet again today.

Coach Joe Paterno arrived a few minutes before the team in a Jeep. He was walking with the aid of a cane. 

Wide receiver Curtis Drake came off of the bus fully dressed in uniform. His status for today's game is unknown.

Running back Brandon Beachum was wearing a protective boot on his right foot, which he sprained during a goal-line drill at practice on Tuesday. He won't play today but might play against Indiana next week.

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Running back Stephfon Green, who recently rejoined the team, was also on one of the team buses. He was holding his jersey. Paterno said Tuesday that Green would not play this week or next week. 

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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 will be 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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