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Hackenberg named to watch lists for O'Brien and Maxwell Awards

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 12:18 PM
Penn State sophomore Christian Hackenberg has been selected to preseason watch lists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and for the Maxwell Award. Hackenberg, named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2013, is coming off a rookie season in which he passed for 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns... Read more

Penn State names committee to search for new athletic director

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:43 PM
Penn State president Eric J. Barron appointed six staff and faculty members and administrators to serve on a committee that will conduct a national search for the next athletic director, the university announced Thursday in a news release. They are Linda Caldwell, a professor and Penn State’s... Read more

Report: Penn State linebacker Kline could miss 2014 season

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:08 PM
Penn State's lack of depth at linebacker took a huge hit with a report that redshirt junior linebacker Ben Kline had suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a workout and is likely out for the entire 2014 season. The report was first made Tuesday night by the Lions247 website. A Penn State spokesman... Read more

Linebacker Manny Bowen commits to Penn State

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:03 AM
Manny Bowen, an outside linebacker from the Jersey Shore, orally committed to Penn State on Saturday night. The 6-foot-2, 206-pounder will be a senior this fall at Barnegat. He is a three-star recruit according to Rivals and chose the Nittany Lions over scholarship offers from Alabama, Miami, Notre... Read more

Penn State sets 'White Out' vs. Ohio State on Oct. 25

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 3:25 PM
Penn State has designated its Oct. 25 game against Ohio State as a “White Out,” part of the themed game days announced Thursday for all 2014 home games. All fans will be encouraged to wear white for the contest against the Buckeyes, which begins at 8 p.m. Other special dates include a... Read more

Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner to retire

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:20 PM
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner, who took over at the height of outrage over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal and hired the Nittany Lions’ last two head football coaches, announced Tuesday that he will retire from the university. According to a Penn State news release,... Read more

Anderson, three others, off Penn State football roster

Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:55 PM
Four Penn State players, including wide receiver Richy Anderson, have left the football program and are no longer on the roster, a team spokesman confirmed Friday. The spokesman said Anderson and walk-on quarterback Austin Whipple plan to transfer. He said wide receiver Jonathan Warner and offensive... Read more

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 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
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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