Saturday, August 29, 2015

Jay Paterno asked Ohio State's Urban Meyer for coaching job

Monday, July 13, 2015, 5:44 PM
Two days before Christmas, former Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno wrote Urban Meyer a handwritten note. Paterno wished the Ohio State coach a merry Christmas, congratulated him on his team's success, and then inquired about job openings on the coaching staff of one of Penn State's biggest... Read more

QB becomes Penn State's first 2017 commit

Monday, July 13, 2015, 4:51 PM
Penn State has picked up its first 2017 commit: consensus four-star quarterback Sean Clifford. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound signal-caller, who attends St. Xavier High School in Ohio, also received offers from Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, and Pitt. He received his offer from Penn State... Read more

Penn State's Zettel and Lucas named to post-season watch lists

Friday, July 10, 2015, 3:17 PM
All-Big Ten defensive tackle Anthony Zettel of Penn State has been named to a pair of watch lists for post-season awards – the Bronko Nagurski Trophy for defensive player of the year and the Outland Trophy for the top interior lineman on offense of defense. His teammate, senior safety Jordan... Read more

Top kicker Quinn Nordin commits to Penn State

Friday, July 10, 2015, 11:14 AM
Quinn Nordin, widely recognized as the top kicker in the class of 2016, has committed to Penn State. The Rockford (Mich.) kicker recently narrowed his choices down to the Nittany Lions and his home-state Michigan Wolverines. Other schools that were in the running included Georgia, Michigan State,... Read more

Two more Penn State players named to college football award lists

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 5:19 PM
Two more Penn State football players – senior center Angelo Mangiro and senior tight end Kyle Carter – earned mentions on post-season award “watch lists” on Wednesday Mangiro, of Roxbury, N.J., was mentioned for the Rimington Trophy, presented to the nation’s best center... Read more

Penn State places three players on Maxwell watch lists

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 12:00 PM
Penn State has placed three players on the pre-season watch list for the Maxwell Memorial Football Club of Philadelphia’s two major post-season awards. Junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg and redshirt sophomore wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton were named for the Maxwell Award given to the... Read more

Penn State receives fourth commitment from defensive lineman in last week

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 12:35 PM
Penn State continues to have success receiving oral commitments from defensive linemen for the Class of 2016, having gotten a pledge from defensive end Daniel Joseph of Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Joseph, who announced his commitment on Tuesday, is rated four stars by 247Sports... Read more

Penn State gets second defensive tackle commitment in three days

Friday, June 26, 2015, 10:50 AM
Penn State has received an oral commitment from a high school defensive tackle for the second time in three days. Christian Colon, a 6-foot-3, 309-pound lineman from Charlotte, N.C., announced his decision late Thursday to go with the Nittany Lions. Colon, who attends Independence High school in Charlotte... Read more

Time announced for Penn State-Temple

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 12:58 PM
Penn State and Temple will kick off their college football schedules against one another at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at Lincoln Financial Field. The game will be televised on ESPN. The teams met much later in the season last year, with Penn State taking the victory, 30-13, in a game that was just... Read more

Penn State receives commitment from New Jersey defensive tackle

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 4:27 PM
Two days after he received a scholarship offer from Penn State following his performance at a weekend football camp, defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour of Wayne, N.J., made an oral commitment Tuesday to the Nittany Lions, he announced on Twitter. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound Dwumfour, who attends DePaul... 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 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.

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.

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