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Penn State loses 2015 offensive line prospect to Michigan

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 11:25 AM
Penn State lost out on a key offensive line recruit when offensive tackle Grant Newsome of Lawrenceville (N.J.) Prep announced he had given an oral commitment to attend Michigan in 2015. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Newsome, regarded by Rivals.com as the fourth-best high school player in New Jersey and... Read more

Penn State lands Jersey's Myles Hartsfield

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:39 PM
Penn State went into Rutgers territory to grab its 16th commitment of the Class of 2015 as defensive back Myles Hartsfield made an oral pledge on Sunday morning to the Nittany Lions. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder narrowed his college choices last week to Rutgers and Penn State. He attends Central Jersey's... Read more

Penn State loses freshman class of 2015 linebacker to Notre Dame

Friday, May 30, 2014, 3:47 PM
Penn State’s highly regarded recruiting class of 2015 has lost one player with the decision by linebacker Josh Barajas to flip his commitment from the Nittany Lions to Notre Dame, several recruiting web sites reported Friday. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Barajas, a four-star recruit, is considered... Read more

Former linebacker Shane Conlan named to Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 2:10 PM
Former Penn State linebacker Shane Conlan, one of the stars of the Nittany Lions’ undefeated 1986 national championship team, was among 16 players and coaches selected Thursday for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The 17th Penn State player to enter the Hall of Fame, Conlan... Read more

Penn State Homecoming kickoff time set for noon

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 1:57 PM
Penn State announced Tuesday that its Homecoming football game against Northwestern on Sept. 27 at Beaver Stadium will kick off at noon. The network for the game (Big Ten Network, ESPN or ESPN2) will be announced 12 days before the game. The Nittany Lions have a 13-3 record on the field against the... Read more

Penn State receives 2015 commitment from Washington DB

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:21 PM
Penn State received its third verbal commitment this week to its freshman Class of 2015 when defensive back Ayron Monroe of Washington agreed to a scholarship offer from the Nittany Lions, several recruiting web sites reported Saturday. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Monroe, who plays for St. John’s... Read more

Reports: Franklin receives commitments from two more top recruits

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:41 PM
Penn State coach James Franklin has added to his haul of the nation’s best high school football players, getting verbal commitments from offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins of Pittsburgh and quarterback Brandon Wimbush of Jersey City, N.J., for the freshman Class of 2015. A pair of recruiting... Read more

Penn State's Big Ten opener at Rutgers to be played at night

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:19 PM
Penn State and new Big Ten rival Rutgers will open up the 2014 conference season under the lights on Sept. 13 in Piscataway, N.J. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium and air on the Big Ten Network. This not only will be the first conference game for the two teams, it also... Read more

Franklin to embark on Penn State Coaches Caravan in May

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2:38 PM
Head football coach James Franklin will embark on the annual Penn State Coaches Caravan in May, according to a release issued Wednesday by the Nittany Lions football program. Franklin and head coaches of other Nittany Lions athletic teams will make 17 stops on the caravan including two in the Philadelphia... Read more

Penn State receives first three commitments for Class of 2015

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1:31 PM
Penn State coach James Franklin picked up his first three oral commitments for the freshman class of 2015 from Saturday’s “Junior Day” on campus, including 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle Ryan Bates of Archbishop Wood. Bates was joined by 6-4, 230-pound defensive end Kamonte... Read more
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

This season is Joe's fourth 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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