Thursday, July 30, 2015

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

Penn State receives oral commitment from Georgia punter

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 8:07 PM
Blake Gillikin, a second-team All-State punter last season from Atlanta, announced Sunday on Twitter that he has made an oral commitment to Penn State for the freshman class of 2016. “So incredibly excited and proud to announce I’ve committed to play football for Penn State,” Gillikin... Read more

Penn State 2015 football home opener to start at noon

Friday, June 12, 2015, 4:47 PM
Penn State announced Friday that its 2015 football home opener Sept. 12 against Buffalo will kick off at noon. The game will be televised by either ESPN2 or ESPNU. It marks the second noon start announced so far for games at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions will host Indiana at that time on Oct.... Read more

Penn State gets commitment from New Jersey offensive lineman

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:37 PM
Will Fries, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound offensive lineman from Cranford, N.J., has given Penn State an oral commitment to join its freshman Class of 2016, three recruiting sites reported Tuesday. Fries, who is rated four stars by and three stars by and 247Sports, is the 10th player... Read more

Penn State lands OL Michael Menet

Friday, May 29, 2015, 3:58 PM
Penn State landed the lineman it coveted on Friday when it received a commitment from four-star junior offensive tackle Michael Menet. Menet whittled his choices from 30 down to two, with Duke the only other school competing with the Nittany Lions for the services of the for the Reading, PA Exeter... Read more

Penn State cornerback dismissed from team after arrest

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 11:54 AM
Penn State cornerback Da'Quan Davis has been dismissed from the team by head coach James Franklin in the wake of the player's May 9 arrest by university police on drug and underage drinking charges. According to Centre County Court documents filed on Monday, Davis, 20, of Rosedale, Md., was charged... 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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