Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Penn State overcomes slow start on offense but it isn't enough

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 7:03 PM
It took the Penn State offense a long time to get started – the Nittany Lions gained just 22 yards on 17 first-quarter plays – but Christian Hackenberg said the attack picked up in the second half. “We were able to start running the football, which helps,” Penn State’s... Read more

Special teams continue to plague Penn State

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 7:00 PM
Special teams continue to be a problem for Penn State. The Nittany Lions allowed a touchdown on a 96-yard kickoff return to Northwestern’s Solomon Vault – the second TD scored against them this season on a kickoff – in Saturday’s 23-21 loss. Sophomore kicker Tyler Davis, starting... Read more

West Chester native Carl Nassib breaks Penn State sack record

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 6:43 PM
Evanston, Ill. - Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib exploded onto the scene in the team's season opener against Temple, and hasn't slowed down. The Malvern Prep graduate, who began his college career as a walk-on, has logged at least one sack in each game this season, and in Saturday's 23-21 loss... Read more

Penn State at Northwestern, 12 p.m.

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10:53 AM
Join Joe Juliano and Erin McCarthy of the Inquirer as they bring live updates and commentary from Evanston, Illinois when the Nittany Lions take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Kickoff is set for noon. Read more

Penn State turns focus to Wildcats

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:18 PM
With two days until the matchup in Evanston, Penn State (7-2, 3-1 Big Ten) is preparing to face Northwestern's tough defense and a dual-threat quarterback. The last time the Nittany Lions played in Ryan Field was 2011, when late coach Joe Paterno secured his 408th win. Here’s what reporters... Read more

Penn State's Carl Nassib named a Lombardi award semifinalist

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 11:27 AM
West Chester native Carl Nassib keeps racking up accolades. A few days after he was named a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award for the nation's top defensive player, Nassib was named one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award for the best lineman in college football. Nassib, who never... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 3:36 AM
Join the Inquirer's Joe Juliano as he takes your Penn State football questions in a live chat, beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday. Read more

James Franklin has yet to decide on starting kicker for Northwestern matchup

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 9:05 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - After two missed extra points off the “Big Toe” of Joey Julius Saturday, Penn State coach James Franklin said the starting kicker spot was still up for grabs on Wednesday evening. Julius’ main competition is Tyler Davis, who took over for Julius in the 39-0 win... Read more

Penn State student-athlete graduation rates above national average

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 2:18 PM
Penn State’s football and basketball programs graduated student-athletes at a rate higher than the national average for their sports, and the men’s basketball program was one of five sports at the university that graduated at a 100 percent rate, according to statistical information released... Read more

Big Ten notes: Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald calls Hackenberg "a first-rounder"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 10:10 PM
Illinois coach Bill Cubit put it bluntly on this week's Big Ten coaches' teleconference: “You know, we played Penn State and we didn’t play real well." Cubit, the Sharon Hill native whose Fighting Illini (4-4, 1-3 Big Ten) were shut out 39-0 by the Nittany Lions (7-2, 3-1 Big Ten) on Saturday... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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