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Lions and Tigers and Hawkeyes

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 9:00 AM
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- You may not want to hear it, but Iowa poises quite the test for your Penn State Nittany Lions today. The Hawkeyes are strong defensively, have a power running back and should have the benefit of playing a home game in some nasty weather. I'm not sure if the Lions are peeking past... Read more

Iowa 24, Penn State 23

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 7:31 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The dream is over. Penn State lost to Iowa, 24-23, on a last-second field goal. The Lions national title hopes are basically up in smoke and so is the opportunity for coach Joe Paterno to go out with his third national championship. Penn State failed to capitalize on first-half opportunities... Read more

Penn State-Iowa fourth quarter update

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 6:16 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- 1. We're getting to a sweaty-palms finish here. Iowa cut into Penn State's lead when Shonn Green scored a touchdown from six yards out. The Lions now lead, 23-21, with 9:20 to go. This is gut-check time for this Penn State team. Do and your national title hopes are still a live... Read more

Penn State-Iowa third quarter update

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 5:55 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- 1. Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi threw a pretty bad interception early in the third quarter. Penn State linebacker Tyrell Sales slipped under a receiver to snare his first career pick. He returned the interception to the Iowa 29, but the Lions failed to capitalize on the turnover... Read more

Penn State-Iowa halftime update

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 5:09 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- 1. Penn State goes ahead, 10-7, with another looooonnng drive. A couple of numbers here: The Lions have run 33 plays from scrimmage as opposed to Iowa's five. Penn State has had the ball for over 15 minutes. Iowa only for two. And yet, the Lions only lead, 10-7, with 12:32 to go... Read more

Penn State-Iowa first quarter update

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 4:17 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- 1. Not the kind of start Penn State wanted -- by a long shot. The Lions opened the game with the first possession and two Daryll Clark incompletions led to a third and long. Clark, looking tentative, dropped back and was sacked by Adrian Clayborn. Clark was holding the ball up... Read more

For the defense

Friday, November 7, 2008, 5:06 PM
CHICAGO -- Two months ago, everyone (including yours truly) felt that the losses along Penn State's defensive line would haunt the Lions as they winded deep into the Big Ten portion of its schedule. With three games to go, that hasn't been the case at all. In fact, the line has been a strength for... Read more

Follow the leaders

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 11:07 AM
Whether it's because of Penn State's leaders, the team's winning or just plain luck, the Nittany Lions have managed to avoid getting into trouble off the field over the last two months. I suspect it's a mixture of all three. But, according to senior captain Josh Gaines, the team has gone into a "lockdown... Read more

Clark, Maybin and Paterno up for Maxwell

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 10:47 AM
A trio of Penn Staters has been selected among 15 semifinalists for three national awards presented by the Maxwell Football Club. Junior quarterback Daryll Clark is in the running for the Maxwell Award, awarded to the outstanding college football player in the country. Sophomore defensive end Aaron... Read more

Clark blacks out

Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 9:55 AM
Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark said this morning on a conference call that he blacked out for approximately seven minutes during the fourth quarter of the Ohio State game. The junior had his bell rung with around 13 minutes to play in the game. Center A.Q. Shipley could be seen holding up two... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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