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PSU offensive line, run game dominate UMass in win

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:35 PM
Penn State exploded on the ground against Massachussetts on Saturday for 228 yards — one more than the Nittany Lions had rushed for through their first three games combined. Gaping holes in the 48-7 blowout victory over the Minutemen offered the Lions' running game an opportunity to put on a... Read more

Penn State up to 20 commitments for 2015

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:49 PM
Penn State has picked up its 20th commitment for the freshman Class of 2015 with linebacker Daiquan Kelly, who had given an oral pledge in June to Syracuse, flipping to the Nittany Lions. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Kelly, from Union City (N.J.) High School, is a teammate of guard Steven Gonzalez, who... Read more

Live chat: Penn State vs. UMass, 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 5:00 AM
Join the Inquirer's John Stuetz for live updates and commentary as Penn State hosts Massachusetts at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Read more

Andrew Nelson adjusting to starting role on Penn State's youthful line

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:39 AM
When Andrew Nelson entered the Penn State program last year, the offensive line depth chart was stocked with experience and size. With three fifth-year seniors, a redshirt junior and a redshirt sophomore filling out the line, the previous coaching staff opted to redshirt Nelson, a three-star recruit... Read more

Franklin discusses run game and more at PSU practice

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:51 PM
Despite Penn State's 75.7 rushing yards per game mark -- ranking the Nittany Lions second-to-last in the Big Ten -- they still find themselves 3-0 heading into a rather winnable game against Massachussetts Saturday. But how much longer can Penn State go without a breakout running game? As long as... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:11 AM
Join the Inquirer's Joe Juliano as he takes your Penn State football questions in a live chat, beginning Wednesday at 3 p.m. Read more

Wrist injury led to learning redshirt year for Hamilton

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:49 PM
DaeSean Hamilton suffered an arm injury his senior year at Mountain View High School (Va.) but didn't think much of it. The pain had gone away, he said. But when Hamilton arrived on campus last July, Penn State team doctors found what Hamilton described as "something strange." "They found that there... Read more

Franklin: Nittany Lions need to do a better job protecting Hackenberg

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 4:10 PM
Christian Hackenberg has put up solid numbers in Penn State’s 3-0 start to the 2014 season, but the sophomore quarterback could be doing it at a price. Hackenberg was sacked five times in the Nittany Lions 13-10 victory Saturday night over Rutgers and was hit on numerous other occasions. For... Read more

PSU offensive line remains question mark in win vs. Rutgers

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:15 PM
When given time to survey his options, Christian Hackenberg has shown countless times that he can place the ball where he wants it. But time wasn't something the sophomore quarterback had much of during Saturday night's 13-10 win against Rutgers, as an inexperienced Penn State offensive line —... Read more

They said it -- highlights from PSU interviews following win at Rutgers

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 9:01 AM
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- There was plenty to discuss following Penn State's 13-10 comeback win against Rutgers in the Big Ten opener, from the Nittany Lions' late-game heroics, Rutgers' pregame talk toward Penn State or how James Franklin's squad has emerged the only undefeated 3-0 squad from the Big Ten... Read more
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.

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