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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

Live chat: Penn State vs. Akron, 12 p.m.

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 2:56 AM
Join the Inquirer's John Stuetz for live updates and commentary as the Penn State Nittany Lions host the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. Read more

Austin Johnson filling large shoes within PSU D-Line

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:24 PM
Austin Johnson looked up to former Penn State defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, now with the Tennessee Titans, in many ways. Most notably, Johnson says Jones helped him see the value in not overthinking the game during his first active season on the Nittany Lions' line last season. But prior to this... Read more

Franklin, PSU settled in for home opener

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 8:48 PM
After swiftly navigating through several questions about his first gameday in State College this weekend, James Franklin briefly mistook a question about the landscaping of Penn State’s practice fields. “We’re trying to move into our house and we just hired a landscaping crew, so... Read more

Penn State completes 2015 schedule with date vs. Army

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 3:06 PM
Penn State completed its 2015 football schedule Wednesday by announcing that Army will visit Beaver Stadium on Oct. 3. The Nittany Lions and the Black Knights last played in 1979, with Penn State capturing a 24-3 victory to extend its lead in the series to 13-10-2. Wednesday’s announcement... 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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