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Archive: October, 2012

Penn State's Kyle Carter named to Mackey Award list as top tight end

Monday, October 15, 2012, 5:53 PM
The inclusion and emphasis of the tight end in Bill O'Brien's schemes is one of the biggest differences in this season's offense. Now, one of O'Brien's top tight ends is getting recognized as one of the top performers in the country. Penn State redshirt freshman Kyle Carter was named to the mid-season... Read more

Video: Good timing for Penn State's bye week?

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 11:04 AM
Video: The Penn State Nittany Lions won four straight games as they head into their bye week. CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Inquirer's Joe Juliano discuss this, Mike Mauti & Matt McGloin. Read more

Penn State assistants spending bye week assessing and recruiting

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 2:26 PM
Having a bye week amidst a four game-winning streak seems like bad timing for Penn State. A 0-2 start after a tumultuous 10 months have quickly morphed into feel good vibes for the Nittany Lions. They won their Big Ten road opener and knocked off a ranked opponent at home. So two weeks between games... Read more

Penn State makes offer to JUCO quarterback Jake Waters, report says

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6:42 PM
Penn State has made an offer to junior college quarterback Jake Waters, several recruiting sites have reported. The reports say Penn State quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher was in Iowa on Tuesday scouting Waters at practice. Waters plays for Western Community College, the nation’s top-ranked... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 8:46 PM
Join the Inquirer's Joe Juliano as he takes your Penn State football questions in a live chat, starting Wednesday at 3 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Mauti left off Lombardi list, Hodges honored by Big Ten

Monday, October 8, 2012, 10:59 AM
Four Big Ten players were among the 25 quarterfinalists for the Lombardi Award, given annually to the top linebacker or lineman in the country. To many people's surprise, Penn State linebacker Mike Mauti did not make the cut. Neither did Gerald Hodges. Snubbed? Considering their performances through... Read more

Going forth: Bill O'Brien's fourth down calls a game-changer for Penn State

Sunday, October 7, 2012, 5:01 PM
When Michael Zordich zig-zagged through Northwestern's defense and into the end zone for a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, Bill O'Brien clinched both of his hands in fists and threw them in the air. The Nittany Lions, once down 11 points, were now within three of the then-No. 24 Wildcats... Read more

Video: Penn State Surprises Ranked Northwestern

Saturday, October 6, 2012, 9:07 PM
Video: How did Penn State pull of the upset against #24 Northwestern? How surprising has tailback Zach Zwinak been so far? Cinesport's Justin Shackil asks the Inquirer's Joe Juliano. Read more

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien

Saturday, October 6, 2012, 6:09 PM
Video: Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien speaks to members of the media during the post-game press conference after the team's victory over Northwestern, 39-28. Read more

Marple Newton's Pete Massaro returns for Penn State

Saturday, October 6, 2012, 6:03 PM
When Pete Massaro took the field against Northwestern on Saturday, he wasn't thinking about his knee. He was thinking about his shoulder, but only a little bit. For the most part, he was just thinking about how good it felt to be back. "I'm finally confident that I'm getting better," Massaro said... 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.

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