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Archive: October, 2011

Penn State Football Letterman's Club aims to help former team captain fighting ALS

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 10:01 PM
Former Penn State fullback Steve Smith helped lead the Nittany Lions to the second of Joe Paterno’s two national championships in 1986. Now, Smith’s family, friends and the Penn State Football Letterman’s Club, have set out to help Smith in his ongoing fight against amyotrophic lateral... Read more

More QB questions for Paterno at teleconference

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 7:05 PM
Joe Paterno’s sixth teleconference of the season with reporters was pretty much like the other five in one regard: the continuing questions about Penn State’s perpetually unresolved quarterback situation. Forget the fact that Matt McGloin’s numbers over the past two weeks (424 yards... Read more

Penn State's Fera honored by Big Ten

Monday, October 3, 2011, 11:39 AM
Penn State placekicker/punter Anthony Fera was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in the Nittany Lions' 16-10 win at Indiana on Saturday. The sophomore hit field goals of 22, 27 and 33 yards and punted seven times with three landing inside the 20-yard line... Read more

CB Lynn, RB Beachum "possible" to play against Iowa

Monday, October 3, 2011, 7:42 PM
Penn State cornerback D'Anton Lynn and running back Brandon Beachum are both listed as "possible" to play against Iowa on Saturday, according to the team's depth chart that was released Monday night. Lynn, a senior and three-year starter, is still recovering from a head injury sustained against Eastern... Read more

Penn State receives votes in both polls

Sunday, October 2, 2011, 2:51 PM
After an unimpressive win at Indiana on Saturday, Penn State (4-1) remained unranked but still received 37 votes in the USA TODAY coaches poll that was released on Sunday. The Nittany Lions garnered the fifth-most votes for a team outside the Top 25, meaning they are essentially ranked 30th in the... Read more

Talking quarterbacks for the 1,000th time

Sunday, October 2, 2011, 6:38 PM
Joe Paterno faced the media for his post-game interview Saturday sitting on a stool, as if he were discussing Penn State’s latest display of offensive inconsistency with some friends at the local taproom. But Paterno’s friends wouldn’t have subjected him to the same grilling that... Read more

Penn State – Indiana Pre-game notes

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 11:25 AM
Less than an hour separates us from kickoff between Penn State and Indiana at Memorial Stadium. To keep you occupied until then, here are some pre-game notes. Once the game starts, follow our live-chat for play-by-play and analysis of the game. -Today’s Big Ten opener at Indiana will mark coach... Read more

Lynn out of Penn State game vs. Indiana

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10:42 AM
Penn State senior cornerback D’Anton Lynn, who suffered a concussion while making a tackle in last week’s game against Eastern Michigan, will not play in Saturday’s Big Ten opener against Indiana. Lynn did not make the trip to Bloomington. A source said he had yet to pass concussion... Read more

Nittany Lions still not clicking

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 9:04 PM
Video: CineSport's Brian Clark asks Joe Juliano of the Philadelphia Inquirer why Penn State struggled to score in their 16-10 win over Indiana. Read more
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

This season is Joe's fourth 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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