Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Rose Bowl Welcome

PASADENA, Calif. -- Welcome to Pleasantville, home of the Rose Bowl. The weather is perfect for today's showdown between Penn State and Southern Cal. The skies are a clear blue and the temperature is steady at 70 degrees. There isn't much wind.

Rose Bowl Welcome

PASADENA, Calif. -- Welcome to Pleasantville, home of the Rose Bowl. The weather is perfect for today's showdown between Penn State and Southern Cal. The skies are a clear blue and the temperature is steady at 70 degrees. There isn't much wind.

The bowl is pretty much empty, save for some workers, photographers and media types. The teams are expected to arrive about an hour and a half before kickoff. There was a case of food poisoning or a flu bug that affected many of the reporters that stayed at the Marriott last night. This reporter managed to avoid the illness. The Trojans, though, stayed at the Marriott last night, so it will be interesting to see if any of the players were infected.

I'll be back with more updates.

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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