Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pre-Media Day Notes

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- We're about 20 minutes away from Joe Paterno's Media Day press conference, but first, a few items:

Pre-Media Day Notes

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- We're about 20 minutes away from Joe Paterno's Media Day press conference, but first, a few items:

Exiled defensive tackle Chris Baker is enrolled at Hampton University, according to Hampton team spokesman Maurice Williams. Because Hampton -- a black college in Virginia -- is part of the Football Subdivsion, Baker won't have to sit the year he would have had to had he decided to try to transfer to a Division I-A program. There is no official word on where defensive tackle Phil Taylor may land. Both players, if you recall, were kicked off the team last week by Paterno.

Also, offensive lineman Josh Marks left the team earlier this week. A redshirt freshman, Marks was No. 2 on the depth chart at right guard behind Stefen Wisniewski. Paterno should have some news as to whether Marks is gone for good or just taking a break.

We'll have a short post following Paterno's presser with the highlights. Check back. 

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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 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.

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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