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Archive: October, 2012

Kinnick Stadium an electric atmosphere, but Penn State silences critics

Sunday, October 21, 2012, 4:32 PM
IOWA CITY, IOWA-- All week long, Penn State players discussed how difficult it is to play at Kinnick Stadium. The venue seats 30,000 less than Beaver Stadium, but for a big game it is perhaps just as electric. The Hawekeyes ran out onto the field with fireworks and a cloud of smoke lingered over the... Read more

Penn State's defense, often overlooked, shines against Iowa

Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:10 AM
IOWA CITY, IOWA -- The water cooler talk over the next week will be about Penn State's offense. As fans revel in the Nittany Lions' 38-14 win at Kinnick Stadium -- and prepare for Penn State's biggest game of the year, a primetime match against undefeated Ohio -- they'll talk about Matt McGloin and... Read more

Notes from Penn State's 38-14 win against Iowa

Sunday, October 21, 2012, 12:40 AM
IOWA CITY, IOWA--- Bill Belton was listed as Penn State's No. 1 running back on the depth chart this week, but Nittany Lion fans probably wouldn't have been surprised if the sophomore didn't play much. Since returning from injury -- a high ankle sprain sustained in the season-opener -- Belton has... Read more

Halftime: Penn State leads Iowa 24-0 at halftime

Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:48 PM
IOWA CITY, IOWA-- Nothing about tonight feels like a typical Iowa-Penn State game. Everything about tonight feels like Bill O'Brien has completely transformed the Nittany Lion program. Penn State stormed onto Kinnick Stadium with zest on offense, bringing a 24-0 lead into halftime. The Hawekeyes... Read more

Penn State fans a minority at Kinnick Stadium for Iowa game

Saturday, October 20, 2012, 6:41 PM
IOWA CITY, IOWA -- In a sea of black and yellow, in a parking lot neighboring Kinnick Stadium, Chris Sherman wore a white Penn State jersey. He was smiling. Sherman, a 2008 Penn State graduate who played tennis for the Nittany Lions, lives in Minneapolis and drove five hours to Iowa City for tonight's... Read more

Iowa, Penn State in on junior college running back Aaron Wimberly

Friday, October 19, 2012, 2:08 PM
Penn State faces Iowa at 8 p.m. tomorrow in a clash of two teams undefeated in Big Ten play. All the while, the Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes are taking part in another competition. This one is off the field. Both teams have made offers to Aaron Wimberly, a 5-foot-11 running back for Iowa Western Community... Read more

Live updates: Penn State vs. Iowa, 8 p.m.

Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:44 PM
CHAT CANCELLED: We are unable to chat Saturday's game between Penn State and Iowa. We apologize for any inconvenience. ____________ Join our chat for live updates and commentary as Penn State travels to face Iowa at Kinnick Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on Saturday. On a mobile device? Click... Read more

Video: Joe Juliano previews Penn State-Iowa

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 10:38 AM
Penn State is preparing to battle Iowa on Saturday. It's a matchup that has historically given the Nittany Lions a lot of trouble. The Inquirer's Joe Juliano talks about the Hawkeyes' success against Penn State as well as the challenges of playing night games in a chat with CineSport’s Noah Coslov... Read more

Penn State's Mauti, Hodges and O'Brien earn midseason awards

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:32 AM
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien reiterated earlier this week that he doesn't pay much attention to awards or accolades -- especially those handed out in the middle of the season. "I'm trying to figure it all out, like shouldn't the award lists come out when the season is over and we compile the whole... Read more

Bill O'Brien: 80-100 prospects at Penn State-Ohio State game next week

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:54 PM
A fan asked Bill O'Brien what four-star verbal commit Adam Breneman has meant to Penn State's recruiting class. O'Brien -- well versed in NCAA's rule book -- didn't take the bait. He can't comment on individual high school players until they actually sign with the Nittany Lions. But O'Brien did open... 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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