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Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes to enter NFL Draft

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 9:08 PM
Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes, a former Northeast High School star who bounced back this season to earn honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after a disappointing 2013, announced Tuesday night he will enter the NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 249-pound Barnes, who started all 13 games this season... Read more

Penn State tackle Donovan Smith to enter 2015 NFL draft

Monday, December 29, 2014, 1:26 PM
Donovan Smith, the most experienced player on the young Penn State offensive line for much of the 2014 season, announced Monday he has decided to enter the NFL draft. The 6-foot-5, 340-pound Smith, a redshirt junior who started 31 games at left tackle over the last three seasons, will forego his final... Read more

Penn State thanks seniors, looks to future

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 8:09 PM
Much emphasis was placed on the Penn State seniors heading into the Pinstripe Bowl, especially from the Nittany Lions’ first-year coaching staff and underclassmen who wanted to send them out with a victory. And when the game ended Saturday after almost four nail-biting hours with Sam Ficken’s... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 2:21 AM
Join Joe Juliano of the Inquirer as he takes your Penn State football questions in a live chat, beginning Tuesday at 11 a.m. Read more

Penn State lands four-star OL from near Pittsburgh

Monday, December 22, 2014, 4:03 PM
Sterling Jenkins, a 6-foot-8, 305-pound offensive tackle from Baldwin High School near Pittsburgh, has signed a national letter-of-intent to play his college football at Penn State and will enroll at the university in January, a spokesman for the program said Monday. Jenkins is the second incoming... Read more

Top-ranked junior college offensive tackle signs with Penn State

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:06 PM
Paris Palmer, the nation’s top-ranked junior college offensive tackle who committed to Penn State just last weekend, has signed a national letter of intent with the Nittany Lions and plans to enroll at the university next month. A resident of Plymouth, N.C., the 6-foot-8, 305-pound Palmer, who... Read more

Penn State gets commitment from junior college offensive tackle

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 6:37 PM
Offensive tackle Paris Palmer, who played for two years at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa., has flipped his commitment from South Carolina to Penn State, he disclosed on Twitter. The 6-foot-8, 305-pound Palmer, from Plymouth, N.C., made an official visit to Penn State and watched the Nittany Lions... Read more

Report: Penn State's Zettel requests an evaluation prior to NFL draft

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 6:36 PM
Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel has asked an NFL committee that assesses college prospects to evaluate his chances to be taken in the league draft, PennLive.com reported Sunday. However, the 6-foot-4, 280-pound redshirt junior said he has “no intent right now” of leaving school... Read more

Mike Hull an All-American; O'Connor to transfer; students tickets go on sale

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 4:49 PM
Penn State’s Mike Hull, who won the Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year award as the conference’s best linebacker, has been named a second-team All-American by USA Today. The 6-foot, 235-pound Hull, of Canonsburg, Pa., led the Big Ten with 134 tackles (11.2 per game) and keyed... Read more

Penn State to play in Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 27 vs. Boston College

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:53 PM
Reuniting with an old Eastern rival, Penn State has accepted an invitation to play Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium. The Nittany Lions, who were 6-6 in James Franklin's initial year as head coach, will play in their first bowl game since the 2011 postseason when... 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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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