Saturday, May 30, 2015

Go Phils! Oops ...

If you could, allow me a moment to rejoice in the championship of the one team I allow myself to care for -- GO PHILS!! OK, now back to our regularly scheduled Penn State football update. By the way, it's going to be interesting to see how the Lions' success -- should they get past Michigan and Ohio State -- will be adopted by this fair city after the Phils win the World Series.

Go Phils! Oops ...

If you could, allow me a moment to rejoice in the championship of the one team I allow myself to care for -- GO PHILS!! OK, now back to our regularly scheduled Penn State football update. By the way, it's going to be interesting to see how the Lions' success -- should they get past Michigan and Ohio State -- will be adopted by this fair city after the Phils win the World Series.

If Penn State does run the table, it won't be because the team isn't loose. Offensive linemen A.Q. Shipley and Rich Ohrnberger have made sure of that. They pulled off a prank last week on several unsuspecting reporters and it had the desired affect propelling the Lions past Wisconsin last Saturday. It helps that the two linemen and their mates have some credibility. The offensive line has been a juggernaut this season, opening holes for a dominating run game and protecting its quarterbacks.

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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