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Archive: November, 2008

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 1:09 PM
Kevin Kelly has moved beyond just breaking Penn State and Big Ten records. The Penn State kicker is 32 points from becoming the NCAA's all-time leader in career kicking points. With three games to go, the Langhorne, Pa. native has an outside shot of pulling off the feat. Still, aside from all the records... Read more

Clark on the mend

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 8:11 AM
After a brutal Saturday in which he had the worst game of his career, and to add insult to injury, caught a cold, Daryll Clark said yesterday that he's on the mend and should be back to his old self by the time Saturday's game with Indiana rolls around. That's good news for Penn State followers. And... Read more

Joe Paterno post-mortem

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 1:53 PM
Joe Paterno held his weekly teleconference today and, as much as he didn't want to, discussed the after-affects of Saturday's debilitating loss to Iowa. Here's a synopsis of the interview along with ... you know the drill. 1. Paterno said that defensive end Josh Gaines (sprained ankle) would be fine... Read more

Daryll Clark unfiltered

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 9:52 AM
Daryll Clark spoke with the media this morning via conference call. The Penn State quarterback sounded much better compared to his post-Iowa game interview when he emotionally took the brunt of blame for the loss. Here's a snippet of what he had to say: 1. Clark said the loss "was pretty painful... Read more

Michigan State time set

Monday, November 10, 2008, 2:09 PM
The start time for the Nov. 22 Penn State-Michigan game has been set for 3:30 p.m. The game will air regionally on 6ABC. Here's the athletic department's release with more details. Read more

Week 11 AP Top 25

Sunday, November 9, 2008, 11:13 AM
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- I just e-mailed in my Associated Press Top 25 ballot. Last night I was asked a few times where I would rank Penn State after its stunning loss to Iowa. Without looking at all the results, I said somewhere around No. 10, 11 or 12. But having done my homework, the Lions only slipped... Read more

Penn State No. 8 in BCS

Sunday, November 9, 2008, 10:32 PM
Penn State is No. 8 in the latest BCS standings that were released this evening. At this point, however, the BCS standings mean little to the Nittany Lions after Saturday's loss to Iowa. Penn State needs to take care of business, win its final two games and then they'll earn the Big Ten's automatic... Read more

A prayer for a team

Sunday, November 9, 2008, 10:31 AM
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Yesterday's game will go down in the annals of Penn State football history, but for all the wrong reasons. The Lions once again failed to get to 10-0, and thus, their national title hopes vanished. Iowa spoiled the story, scoring a stunning upset, 24-23, on a last-second field goal... Read more

Penn State-Iowa pre-game notes

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 2:04 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Here's some information and a few observations before Penn State and Iowa kick it off here at Kinnick Stadium in about 1 1/2 hours. 1. It's wiiiiinnnndddyyyyyyy here. There must have been 25-30 m.p.h. gusts as I was walking into stadium. Looking down on the field the flags atop... Read more

Penn State-Iowa prediction

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 9:43 AM
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Here's my take on today's game: It will be Illinois 1994 all over again. Stay with me for a second. We've already had Southern Cal '94 (this year's Oregon State win), Michigan '94 (the Ohio State win) and Ohio State '94 (the Wisconsin blowout). I think the Hawkeyes will present... 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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