Saturday, March 28, 2015

Run for the roses

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- It's safe to say that if Penn State was told before the season that it would enter its final game with Michigan State a win from clinching the Big Ten title and a spot in the Rose Bowl, the Nittany Lions, to a man, would have loved that scenario. That's exactly where Penn State stands after it handled terrible Indiana, 34-7, yesterday.

Run for the roses

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- It's safe to say that if Penn State was told before the season that it would enter its final game with Michigan State a win from clinching the Big Ten title and a spot in the Rose Bowl, the Nittany Lions, to a man, would have loved that scenario. That's exactly where Penn State stands after it handled terrible Indiana, 34-7, yesterday.

Also, it appears Lions coach Joe Paterno will undergo hip replacement surgery the day after the Michigan State game.

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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