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Franklin to embark on Penn State Coaches Caravan in May

Head football coach James Franklin will be the main figure on the annual Penn State Coaches Caravan, which begins May 1 and will make two stops in the Philadelphia area.

Franklin to embark on Penn State Coaches Caravan in May

Penn State football coach James Franklin. (John Beale/AP)
Penn State football coach James Franklin. (John Beale/AP)

Head football coach James Franklin will embark on the annual Penn State Coaches Caravan in May, according to a release issued Wednesday by the Nittany Lions football program.

Franklin and head coaches of other Nittany Lions athletic teams will make 17 stops on the caravan including two in the Philadelphia area – an evening reception May 13 in King of Prussia, and a luncheon May 14 in Center City Philadelphia. Exact times and locations will be announced soon, the release said.

Franklin, who was hired as Penn State football coach on Jan. 11, will meet and greet guests before the functions begin.

The caravan will kick off on May 1 in State College. The first out-of-town appearances will be May 6 in York and Hershey.

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Details on participating coaches and registration will be announced at a later date.

The caravan is sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lions Club. Members of the two organizations will be available to register in advance, followed by public registration, the release said.

--Joe Juliano


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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.

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