Thursday, September 18, 2014
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City of Lions

Today was the last day Penn State players could arrive in Los Angeles as the Lions begin preparations for the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Many of the players returned to their homes last week after finals before flying out of their nearby airports. There was a light practice today and then the team gets to work tomorrow. Of course, there will be some leisure time and the players should have an opportunity to explore a city most of them have never been to, as I detailed in this morning's story.

City of Lions

Today was the last day Penn State players could arrive in Los Angeles as the Lions begin preparations for the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Many of the players returned to their homes last week after finals before flying out of their nearby airports. There was a light practice today and then the team gets to work tomorrow. Of course, there will be some leisure time and the players should have an opportunity to explore a city most of them have never been to, as I detailed in this morning's story.

A short programming note: I leave for Los Angeles the morning of the 26th. I'll have daily blog updates from the land of "Spiedie" (That's for all you "Hills" fans) leading up to the 95th Rose Bowl along with my usual newspaper output (lead story and notes). So check back regularly as Lion Eyes gives you access to all the goings on surrounding the Rose Bowl. It should be fun, even if the game ends up a stinker.

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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