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Highly rated recruit flips commitment from Penn State to Notre Dame

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:21 PM
Quarterback Brandon Wimbush of Jersey City, N.J., one of the highest-rated players in Penn State’s recruiting Class of 2015, announced Tuesday on Twitter that he had flipped his commitment to Notre Dame. Wimbush made his announcement just days after making a visit to Notre Dame and watching... Read more

Franklin not using depth as excuse for PSU

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:41 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - As James Franklin and his coaching staff prep for the recruiting trail on the back half of Penn State's first bye week, they were reminded of a potential area for growth moving forward. "We're looking at our roster this week talking about recruiting and some things we're going... Read more

VIDEO: Forgetful loss for Penn State

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 4:29 AM
What went wrong for Penn State in its loss to Northwestern on Saturday? CineSport's Chad Cutler & The Inquirer's Joe Juliano discuss the loss and how the bye week will help the team. Read more

Live chat: Penn State vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:54 AM
Join the Inquirer's John Stuetz for live updates and commentary as Penn State hosts Northwestern at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. Read more

Penn State's Sam Ficken nominated for NFF academic award

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 1:13 PM
Penn State senior kicker Sam Ficken was nominated Thursday as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy presented by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame to the nation’s best college football student-athlete. Ficken, of Valparaiso, Ind., who is scheduled to graduate... Read more

Franklin family settling into new home, and more from PSU practice

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 8:02 PM
After more than nine months of settling into the new head coaching position at Penn State, James Franklin can officially call central Pennsylvania home. Well, kind of. "We just moved into our house yesterday. I wouldn't say we're settled, but we did just move in, so that's been helpful. I would... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:09 AM
Join the Inquirer's Joe Juliano as he takes your Penn State football questions in a live chat, beginning Wednesday at 1 p.m. Read more

PSU punt-return unit looking to make more big plays

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:00 PM
While Penn State may find itself atop the Big Ten East standings through four weeks, it's dead last in one statistic: punt returns. The Nittany Lions have averaged just 3.5 yards per return -- about half the average of Iowa (11th in the Big Ten in this category) and more than 20 yards behind Maryland... Read more

Franklin has Nittany Lions thinking only about Northwestern

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:01 PM
With one week left before wrapping up the initial segment of its 2014 season, Penn State is one of only two Big Ten teams that are undefeated, and only two spots away from becoming the fifth conference team to reach the Top 25. The Nittany Lions established season highs for points and rushing yards... Read more

Penn State run defense 'letting wild dogs loose'

Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:07 PM
Who let the wild dogs loose? No, not a misprint of the timeless Baha Men song -- it's a phrase Austin Johnson used when describing the result of Penn State holding an opposing team's rushing team in check. "We love to stop a team from running. Then they have to change to their passing, and that's... 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.

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