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Rose Bowl, Day 8

LOS ANGELES -- This is my last day here. I'm at the airport ready to board a flight back to Philly. It's been a busy, hectic nine days, but the time spent at the Rose Bowl was exhilarating, nevertheless. Unfortunately, for Penn State fans, the Lions didn't show up and lost to Southern Cal, 38-24. Actually, even if they showed up, I'm not sure they could have competed with the Trojans.

Rose Bowl, Day 8

LOS ANGELES -- This is my last day here. I'm at the airport ready to board a flight back to Philly. It's been a busy, hectic nine days, but the time spent at the Rose Bowl was exhilarating, nevertheless. Unfortunately, for Penn State fans, the Lions didn't show up and lost to Southern Cal, 38-24. Actually, even if they showed up, I'm not sure they could have competed with the Trojans.

Joe Paterno held his season wrap up gabfest with beat reporters yesterday. It was mostly tame, save for his admission that he thought briefly that this season could have been the end as he battled through a hip injury.

OK, folks, I'm done for the season. Of course, with Penn State, there is no off-season. Something is bound to happen at some point to take me away from college basketball. For instance, Aaron Maybin plans on making his decision about leaving early for the pros in the next few days.

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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