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Archive: October, 2012

Charles London talks Penn State recruiting

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 5:13 PM
Penn State assistant coaches spend two to three hours every night working on recruiting. After practice, they watch tape. In the middle of the week -- usually Tuesday through Thursday -- the coaches make calls, write letters, watch film and evaluate. "Each guy here on the staff is a veteran recruiter... Read more

Penn State vs Iowa: Five storylines to follow

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4:54 PM
After a week off, Penn State (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) takes its four-game winning streak to Iowa on Saturday to take on the Hawkeyes. And it will be no easy task. Iowa (4-2, 2-0) rolls into the game with momentum after defeating Michigan State on the road in double over time last week. Though the... Read more

Penn State's Mike Farrell settling into senior season

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 10:12 AM
Mike Farrell was worn down last winter. He was putting in eight hour days student teaching at Park Forest Middle School in State College, and got sick a few times. He couldn't focus on football or weightlifting with full attention. Entering spring practice, the offensive tackle was 280 pounds. "It... Read more

Notes from Bill O'Brien's pre-Iowa press conference

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 2:43 PM
Bill O'Brien doesn't know much about college football awards. He doesn't understand why there are midseason watchlists -- "shouldn't the award lists come out when the season is over?" the coach asked -- and doesn't pay much attention to media hype. Though the first-year head coach -- whose name has... Read more

DeMartha Catholic running back Mark Allen becomes Penn State's first 2014 commit

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 1:57 PM
DeMatha Catholic running back Mark Allen's recruitment was just picking up. The 5-foot-7, 185-pound prospect was drawing interest from about a dozen schools, including West Virginia, Maryland and Wake Forest, according to Allen's high school coach, Elijah Brooks. But when Penn State coach Bill O'Brien... Read more

Penn State gets first 2014 commitment from RB Mark Allen

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 11:01 AM
Bill O'Brien and his staff picked up their first commitment for the class of 2014 -- and he's from an area the Nittany Lions have recruited from heavily in the past. Running back Mark Allen from DeMatha (Md.) verball committed to Penn State, several recruiting sites reported. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 8:28 PM
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

O'Brien will reach out to family of Penn State cheerleader

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 3:41 PM
Bill O'Brien intends to reach out to the family of Penn State cheerleader Paige Raque, who is intensive care after falling five stories out of a window at an off-campus apartment on Saturday night. Support for the 19-year-old has poured in from the campus community. The hashtag #prayforpaige was... Read more

Penn State makes offer to Iowa Western running back

Monday, October 15, 2012, 1:15 PM
Bill O'Brien and his staff are apparently high on recruiting junior college players -- especially those who play for Iowa Western Community College. Penn State made an offer to talback Aaron Wimberly, according to a post from Iowa Western's Twitter account. Wimberly, a 5-foot-11 Iowa native, has 83... Read more

Penn State vs Ohio State on Oct. 27 a 5:30 start

Monday, October 15, 2012, 1:08 PM
Penn State's primetime game against undefeated Ohio State will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, the Big Ten announced. The game will air on ESPN. The No. 7 Buckeyes (7-0, 2-0 Big Ten) are making their first appearance at Beaver Stadium since 2009. Ohio State and Penn State (4-2, 2-0) are currently... 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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