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Archive: October, 2008

Paterno needs cane

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 7:16 PM
MADISON, Wis. -- Most likely against his better stubborn instincts, Joe Paterno had to use a cane to walk onto the Penn State bus at the team hotel today. The Penn State coach was also absent from pre-game warmups at Camp Randall Stadium. He was forced up to the coaches' box for the second straight... Read more

Report Card on Penn State

Friday, October 10, 2008, 6:31 PM
MADISON, Wis. -- Sorry, folks for the delay with my morning post. I was at the Phils game late last night (Go Phils!) and had to travel all day today. Better late than never, here's this morning's story, where I grade Penn State at the mid-point in the season. As you can imagine, the Lions did pretty... Read more

Blue Royster Cult

Thursday, October 9, 2008, 7:32 AM
I'm sure the question has been asked: Where's a feature story on stud running back Evan Royster? Well, here's your answer. The redshirt sophomore is starting to get some national buzz as he continues to rack up yards for No. 6-ranked Penn State. I figure he ought to get some local buzz first to get... Read more

Ohrnberger as Shipley

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 2:51 PM
If you're worried about Penn State being tight for this Saturday's test in Wisconsin, here's a story that should ease your worries. Center A.Q. Shipley was scheduled to be on an 11 a.m. conference call this morning with reporters. I was supposed to be on the call, but mixed up my times and missed the... Read more

The boxers

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 9:23 AM
As Barry Alvarez was building up Wisconsin football, there was always a certain chorus that felt as if the Western Pennsylvania-born coach would be the ideal replacement for Penn State coach Joe Paterno. There was always something Paterno-esque about Alvarez. Little did people realize he was creating... Read more

JoePa abridged

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 1:20 PM
Coach Joe Paterno held his weekly teleconference today. Here are the highlights (and lowlights) as the Nittany Lions prepare for their biggest test yet, a Saturday meeting at Wisconsin. Oh, and here are my additional snarky comments in (parentheses); 1. Jordan Norwood will be ready to play, according... Read more

Wallace expects to start

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 11:22 AM
All signs point to A.J. Wallace being the starting right cornerback from here on out. On his conference call this morning, Wallace said that he expects to start Saturday after getting the nod over Lydell Sargeant for the Purdue game. The official depth chart moved Wallace up from second string to first... Read more

Clark on Norwood

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 9:37 AM
On his conference call with reporters this morning, quarterback Daryll Clark said that wide receiver Jordan Norwood practiced yesterday and went at about "80 percent." After Saturday's win over Purdue, several other players said that Norwood, who has missed that last two games with a hamstring... Read more

Hull answers critics

Monday, October 6, 2008, 9:22 AM
Fairly or unfairly (it says here, fairly), middle linebacker Josh Hull has been the target of recent criticism over his play thus far this season. But the redshirt junior had the best game of his career in Saturday's win over Purdue. Hull recorded 11 tackles, all solo, and helped shut down Boilermakers... Read more

AP Top 25 sent

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 9:57 AM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Just e-mailed my AP Top 25 ballot. Penn State is still No. 7 in my eyes, behind Oklahoma, Alabama, Missouri, LSU, Texas and Texas Tech. Each team won yesterday, most of them convincingly. Alabama had a little late scare from Kentucky, but had that game in control for most of... 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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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