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Penn State 46, Michigan 17

Sunday, October 19, 2008, 9:26 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The Michigan curse is no more. Penn State survived a shaky first half and a determined Michigan team and eventually danced away from the Wolverines, 46-17. Trailing 17-7, the Lions scored 39 unanswered points and ended a nine-game losing streak to the Michigan. One of the key... Read more

Penn State No. 3 all around

Sunday, October 19, 2008, 8:50 PM
With its 46-17 win over Michigan, Penn State maintained its No. 3 ranking in both the Associated Press and USAToday coaches' polls. The more important news, in terms of the Lions' national championship standing, was that Penn State was No. 3 in the first BCS standings that were released today. The... Read more

Penn State-Michigan prediction

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 11:07 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- First, a few injury updates. On his call-in radio show Thursday, coach Joe Paterno said that wide receiver Brett Brackett and guard Stefen Wisniewski are set to go for today's game. Brackett suffered a concussion in last week's game and Wisniewski sprained his knee during practice... Read more

Poor RichRod

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 9:24 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State hosts downtrodden Michigan today and it's looking like something drastic would have to happen for the Lions to lose to the 24-point underdog Wolverines. The new regime, headed by Rich Rodriguez, has had a turbulent start, going 2-4 in its first six games. Since being... Read more

Penn State-Michigan second quarter update

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 6:00 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- 1. With Penn State's defense getting mauled and beat by Michigan's speed, defensive coordinator Tom Bradley replaced linebackers Josh Hull and Tyrell Sales with Bani Gbadyu and Michael Mauti. The Lions promptly stopped the Wolverines offense and finally forced a punt early in... Read more

Penn State-Michigan first quarter update

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 5:16 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- 1. Despite making it out onto the field for pre-game warm-ups and a meet-and-greet with Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, Joe Paterno was in the coaches' box for the third straight game. 2. Mickey Shuler, who has been hobbled by a sprained ankle, started at tight end. Stefen Wisniewski... Read more

Penn State-Michigan pre-game notes

Saturday, October 18, 2008, 4:12 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- 1. Starting guard Stefen Wisniewski reportedly strained his left knee during practice this week, but was expected to go, coach Joe Paterno said on his weekly radio show Thursday night. The sophomore came out early for pre-game warm-ups with a very large brace on his knee. He's... Read more

Robinson on Clark

Friday, October 17, 2008, 9:11 AM
Michael Robinson will always hold a special place in the hearts of Penn State fans. His performance during the 2005 season helped restore the Lions' program back to its former luster and was the impetus for this season's current run. Robinson, now a San Francisco 49ers running back, is still associated... Read more

MRob extras

Friday, October 17, 2008, 6:46 PM
DRIVING TO STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Was there ever a cooler head at Penn State than Mike Robinson? The guy oozed suaveness -- like Billy Dee Williams in those Colt 45 commercials. Anyway, he's still the same old MRob. I spoke to Robinson earlier this week. Here are some excerpts that didn't make into... Read more

Go Phils! Oops ...

Thursday, October 16, 2008, 9:32 AM
If you could, allow me a moment to rejoice in the championship of the one team I allow myself to care for -- GO PHILS!! OK, now back to our regularly scheduled Penn State football update. By the way, it's going to be interesting to see how the Lions' success -- should they get past Michigan and Ohio... 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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