Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Nittany Lions prepare for clash with Michigan

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:05 PM
After a bye week, Penn State (7-3, 4-2) has officially hit the difficult home stretch of the regular season - Michigan and Michigan State. This week, the team is preparing to take on No. 14 Wolverines (8-2, 5-1), which are coached by new Big Ten coach Jim Harbaugh. Michigan will bring a defense ranked... Read more

Penn State's Carl Nassib named a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 4:16 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Another day, another national accolade for West Chester native Carl Nassib. The latest nod for Penn State's senior defensive end: a spot on the finalist list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The award is given annually to the country's top defender. One of the four other finalists... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 2:23 AM
Join the Inquirer's Joe Juliano as he takes you Penn State football in a live chat, beginning Thursday at 1 p.m. Read more

James Franklin prepares for an emotional Penn State senior day

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 8:16 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State coach James Franklin isn’t a score guy. Standing on the edge of the turf inside Holuba Hall after Wednesday evening's practice, he said he has difficulty remembering scores of games he coached a few years ago. But the admittedly emotional coach said he remembers... Read more

Penn State to increase security at Beaver Stadium for Saturday's game

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10:23 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Fans attending the Penn State-Michigan game Saturday at Beaver Stadium are advised to get there early. Penn State will amp up security as a precaution after the terrorist attacks Friday in Paris. While the Department of Homeland Security has said it does not know of threats specific... Read more

Kid reporter helps generate buzz about Penn State basketball

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 9:53 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- As the Penn State men’s basketball team warmed up for its Tuesday evening game against DePaul, 9-year-old PattyAnn Hennessey sat up in her seat at the Bryce Jordan Center. As players went up for layups, the fourth grader offered brief glimpses of each one’s personality... Read more

Big Ten notes: Michigan's Jim Harbaugh passes on Paterno question

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 10:25 PM
When he got on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh did not expect his first question: What comes to mind when you think of Joe Paterno? “I didn’t prepare myself to answer that question so I won’t,” Harbaugh said. “I’ll pass on... Read more

Carl Nassib named one of four Lombardi Award finalists

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:42 PM
Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib can now add Rotary Lombardi Award finalist to his growing list of senior-year accomplishments. On Tuesday, the West Chester native was announced as one of four finalists for the award, which is given each year to the country's top lineman. His fellow finalists... Read more

Senior Anthony Zettel reflects on his five seasons at Penn State

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 3:51 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Defensive tackle Anthony Zettel arrived at Penn State as a freshman in 2011. Joe Paterno was coaching the football team. Zettel was redshirted, a period usually reserved for development. But his first season in Happy Valley ended up being marked by something entirely different... Read more

Penn State seeking first win over ranked team under Franklin

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 3:10 PM
Penn State enters the homestretch of the regular season with a couple of more chances to pick up its first victory over a ranked team in James Franklin’s two seasons as head coach. But the words “signature win” don’t ring well with Franklin. He has the same goal every week... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is 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.

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