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Archive: December, 2008

Rose Bowl, Day 1

Saturday, December 27, 2008, 11:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Yesterday, as you can imagine, was quite hectic, so I couldn't post the happenings at the opening Rose Bowl media event at Disneyland. But here's a rundown of what we had in this morning's paper, which pretty much sums up yesterday. Joe Paterno and his captains were introduced at the... Read more


Saturday, December 27, 2008, 3:54 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Day two of my Rose Bowl adventure is a mish-mosh of activity. Because Penn State closes its practices, I'm heading over to Southern Cal to do a few stories for tomorrow's paper. I'm anxious to see the kind of access I get as opposed to what Penn State offers. The Lions had staff meetings... Read more


Friday, December 26, 2008, 9:13 AM
I'm about to board my flight to Los Angeles and an assortment of questions enter the old noggin before I'm to embark on my first extended stay in SoCal. Will today's press event at Disneyland with Penn State and Southern Cal coaches and captains be as cheesy as I anticipate? Will Joe Paterno bark at... Read more

Sports Nit

Friday, December 26, 2008, 8:51 AM
The Inquirer (that means me) is upping its Penn State football coverage as the Lions get ready to play Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl. So here's a story on the multi-talented A.Q. Shipley, Penn State's all-American -- in more ways than one -- center. Here's a little ditty we call "Talkin'"... Read more

Devlin to Delaware

Monday, December 22, 2008, 5:22 PM
As expected, former Penn State quarterback Pat Devlin committed to Delaware, a source close to Devlin told The Inquirer today. Devlin, along with his parents, Mark and Connie, visited the Newark campus this weekend and gave coach K.C. Keeler his pledge upon the conclusion of the visit. Devlin, a former... Read more

City of Lions

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 6:53 PM
Today was the last day Penn State players could arrive in Los Angeles as the Lions begin preparations for the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Many of the players returned to their homes last week after finals before flying out of their nearby airports. There was a light practice today and then the team gets to... Read more

Three more years ... ugh

Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 12:08 AM
So I finally get a normal day off and my wife and I are on exodus from our two sons. We've just finished some Christmas shopping and we're going to some swanky restaurant for dinner. All is good ... my cell phone rings. It's a fellow Penn State beat reporter. I ignore it. It rings one minute later... Read more

Paterno Gets Extension

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 6:21 PM
Penn State University president Graham Spanier and athletic director Tim Curley announced today an agreement that will provide for the opportunity of coach Joe Paterno leading the football program through the 2011 season. It was also agreed that the parties might re-evaluate their circumstances and... Read more

QB Recruit Newsome Picks Penn State

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 4:20 PM
Kevin Newsome Jr., a top dual-threat quarterback, announced he will attend elected Penn State at a news conference in Chesapeake, Va.. Newsome, a 6-3, 217-pounder who runs a 4.57-second 40, had narrowed his choices down to Penn State and Virginia Tech. He originally committed to Michigan in his junior... Read more

Ode to Devlin

Thursday, December 11, 2008, 2:19 PM
Most of the e-mails I receive from readers are usually of the "you suck" kind. Every now and then, however, I'll get a doozy or two. In light of Pat Devlin's transferring out of Penn State one reader, an alum, composed a funny little poem about the dearth of Irishmen to thrive at Penn State... 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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