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Franklin: Nittany Lions need to do a better job protecting Hackenberg

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 4:10 PM
Christian Hackenberg has put up solid numbers in Penn State’s 3-0 start to the 2014 season, but the sophomore quarterback could be doing it at a price. Hackenberg was sacked five times in the Nittany Lions 13-10 victory Saturday night over Rutgers and was hit on numerous other occasions. For... Read more

PSU offensive line remains question mark in win vs. Rutgers

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:15 PM
When given time to survey his options, Christian Hackenberg has shown countless times that he can place the ball where he wants it. But time wasn't something the sophomore quarterback had much of during Saturday night's 13-10 win against Rutgers, as an inexperienced Penn State offensive line —... Read more

They said it -- highlights from PSU interviews following win at Rutgers

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 9:01 AM
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- There was plenty to discuss following Penn State's 13-10 comeback win against Rutgers in the Big Ten opener, from the Nittany Lions' late-game heroics, Rutgers' pregame talk toward Penn State or how James Franklin's squad has emerged the only undefeated 3-0 squad from the Big Ten... Read more

Live chat: Penn State vs. Rutgers, 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 3:40 AM
Penn State crashed Rutgers' Big Ten debut with a 13-10 win at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg completed 25 of 44 passes for 309 yards. Join the Inquirer's John Stuetz for live updates and commentary as the Penn State Nittany Lions open their BIg Ten... Read more

Franklin explains his understanding of PSU scholarship reinstatements

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:58 PM
Penn State's bowl ban has been lifted and the program was said to be eligible to return to a traditional 85-player scholarship allotment by next year. But as James Franklin hinted at Tuesday and elaborated on Wednesday, he and his staff are aware that a complete leveling of the playing field may not... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 12:04 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

Franklin praises NCAA decision but wants team to focus on next game

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 3:03 PM
Penn State coach James Franklin said Tuesday that his team was “very appreciative” of the opportunity to try to get into a bowl game at the end of the 2014 season now that the NCAA has lifted two sanctions – the post-season ban, the restoration of scholarships – from the program... Read more

Corner Jordan Lucas embracing new-found freedom within PSU defense

Monday, September 8, 2014, 8:47 AM
Jordan Lucas said after Penn State's win over Akron that he plays against defensive coordinator Bob Shoop's kids in Madden, rarely holding off on his blitz calls. "Everybody can get that work," Lucas said of his aggressive strategy when playing the video game. Earlier on Saturday, the Zips were often... Read more

PSU's Eugene Lewis jumpstarts offense in win over Akron

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5:29 PM
After six consecutive scoreless drives and holding a four-point lead over Akron, Penn State's offense turned to wide receiver Geno Lewis to begin its third possession of the third quarter. It picked the right guy. The redshirt sophomore jump-started the Nittany Lions' drive by nearly making an... Read more

James Franklin, PSU enter Beaver Stadium for first home game

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:29 AM
The clock has yet to begin ticking at Beaver Stadium for James Franklin's first regular season game in Happy Valley against Akron, but many Nittany Lion fans have already seen a difference in gameday atmosphere. As opposed to being dropped off directly out in front of the South end zone entrance,... 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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