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Video: Joe Juliano previews Penn State-Ohio State

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:38 AM
Can Penn State use its so-called 'NASCAR' offense against a solid Ohio State defense? How will the Nittany Lions defend Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller? The Inquirer's Joe Juliano looks ahead to Saturday's game in a chat with Cinesport's Brian Clark. Read more

Penn State student athlete graduation rates above NCAA average

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:41 PM
Penn State graduated 91 percent of its football players for classes entering in the 2005-06 academic year and posted a graduation success rate of 88 percent for student athletes in all sports, according to NCAA statistics released Thursday. The football team’s rate tied Rutgers for seventh-best... Read more

Big surprise in Big 33: Maryland will replace Ohio in all-star football game

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 11:44 AM
It's known as the "Super Bowl of high school football," though the format has changed so many times (nine, in total) it's hard for most to keep track. There has been an all Pennsylvania East-West format, national all-star teams, all-star teams from Texas, Ohio and Maryland. Most recently, it has... Read more

Penn State's Mike Mauti and Gerald Hodges the reason 'Linebacker U' is alive and well

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 11:25 AM
When they line up on the field, Gerald Hodges said he and fellow Penn State linebacker Mike Mauti are essentially the same person. "We play with the same level of intensity and nastiness," said Hodges, the former Paulsboro standout. Off the field? Hodges flashed a smile as he began to describe his... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 3:10 AM
Join the Inquirer's Joe Juliano as he takes your Penn State football questions in a live chat, beginning Wednesday at 3 p.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Penn State's Jordan Hill says Ohio State game biggest of his career, Urban Meyer was at practice

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 9:38 AM
Senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill knows his time at Penn State is ticking down. That's why Saturday's game against No. 9 Ohio State -- tied with the Nittany Lions atop the Leaders Division -- is perhaps extra special for the senior. But where does it rank in his career? "Number one," Hill said. In... Read more

Largest Nittanyville ever sets up for Penn State - Ohio State game

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 12:02 AM
If you want a tangible way to measure excitement on campus for Saturday's game against Ohio State, drive by Beaver Stadium -- Gate A, to be exact. Yes, the game is five days away. No, that's not too early for some Penn State students. The largest group in Nittanyville history plopped up tents on... Read more

Penn State's Jordan Hill, Kyle Carter honored by Big Ten

Monday, October 22, 2012, 11:05 AM
It was a week of thrilling games in the Big Ten, but according to the conference two Penn State players had some of the top performances. Senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording a season-high nine tackles in the Nittany Lions' 38-14 win at... Read more

Penn State's Hodges, Mauti semifinalists for Butkus Award as top linebacker

Monday, October 22, 2012, 5:02 PM
So many things have changed at Penn State this season, but the nickname "Linebacker U" doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Senior linebackers Gerald Hodges and Mike Mauti were named semifinalists for the 2012 Butkus Award, presented annually to the nation's top linebacker. Penn State... Read more

Penn State not ranked in AP Top 25 Poll, receives 18 votes

Sunday, October 21, 2012, 12:48 PM
A five-game winning streak is good, but what will it take for the Nittany Lions to be ranked in the AP Top 25 poll? Six wins in a row. Penn State is unranked in the latest AP poll, though Bill O'Brien's streaking Lions almost cracked the top 25 after their 38-14 dismantling of Iowa on Saturday. Penn... 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.

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