Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Hope for PSU hoops

This may be a Penn State football blog, but that doesn't mean the basketball team can't receive some occassional love. It is hoops season, after all, and the team is suddenly worthy of some attention. With Wednesday's road win at No. 18 Illinois, the Lions significantly upped their chances of snagging an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Hope for PSU hoops

This may be a Penn State football blog, but that doesn't mean the basketball team can't receive some occassional love. It is hoops season, after all, and the team is suddenly worthy of some attention. With Wednesday's road win at No. 18 Illinois, the Lions significantly upped their chances of snagging an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

There's still work to do, but Penn State is on track to reach the Big Dance for the first time in eight years. What that would mean for the program overall cannot be underestimated. Here's a story in this morning's paper that takes a closer look at the Lions' recent struggles and coach Ed DeChellis' quest to turn things around in State College.

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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