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Archive: July, 2011

Joe Paterno talks about the 2011 season

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 5:51 PM
CHICAGO — On more than one occasion Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had the entire room laughing on Thursday at the Big Ten Media Days. Here area few of the topics he addressed: On his quarterback situation: “I think the quarterback situation will be better. How good? We’ll... Read more

New Hampshire cornerback commits to Penn State

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 5:26 PM
Jake Kiley, a 6-foot-2, 173-pound defensive back from New Hampton (N.H.) School who can play several positions, has given an oral commitment to Penn State. The decision Tuesday by Kiley gives the Nittany Lions a total of 13 commitments thus far to the freshman Class of 2012. Kiley told ESPN.com that... Read more

Penn State gets little love in Big Ten football poll

Monday, July 25, 2011, 6:49 PM
Penn State didn’t get a lot of love in a Big Ten football poll conducted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the results of which were released Monday. A total of 24 writers who cover the Big Ten – two from each conference team – voted in the poll in the following areas – predicting... Read more

Pittsburgh linebacker commits to Penn State

Friday, July 22, 2011, 6:46 PM
Penn State received a verbal commitment on Friday from J.P. Holtz, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound linebacker and tight end from Shaler Area High School in Pittsburgh. Holtz is the 12th member of the Nittany Lions’ 2012 recruiting class. Holtz has shown tremendous versatility throughout high school.... Read more

Penn State to put single-game tickets on sale

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 4:10 PM
Penn State has announced it will make single-game football tickets available for purchase beginning on July 29 at 10 a.m. There are five games at Beaver Stadium for which tickets are available -- Indiana State (Sept. 3), Eastern Michigan (Sept. 24), Iowa (Oct. 8), Purdue (Oct. 15) and Illinois (Oct... Read more

Paterno helped Mornhinweg pick Penn State

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 1:03 PM
Skyler Mornhinweg, looking for a new college home after Jim Harbaugh left Stanford and took over the San Francisco 49ers, was won over by the Penn State coaching staff in a one-and-a-half day unofficial visit to State College last month. Mornhinweg, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior quarterback at St... Read more

Top QB Mornhinweg expected to pick Penn State today

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 12:46 PM
St. Joseph's Prep quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg will announce his college decision Tuesday in a 2 p.m. conference call. He is expected to commit to Penn State, according to sources. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior orginially gave a verbal committment to Stanford as a sophomore but opted out when coach... Read more

Paterno helped sway Mornhinweg to pick Penn State

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 3:07 PM
Skyler Mornhinweg, looking for a new college home after Jim Harbaugh left Stanford and took over the San Francisco 49ers, was won over by the Penn State coaching staff in a one-and-a-half day unofficial visit to State College last month. Mornhinweg, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior quarterback at St... Read more

Penn State pulled back on South Jersey star's recruitment

Monday, July 18, 2011, 1:43 PM
Jamil Pollard, an Inquirer first-team all-South Jersey offensive lineman from West Deptford who made an oral commitment to Penn State this past spring, will now enter his senior season as an uncommitted recruit. According to West Deptford coach Clyde Folsom, Penn State pulled the plug on his scholarship... Read more

Mornhinweg impressed with Penn State visit, decision near

Friday, July 15, 2011, 4:32 PM
Could Skyler Mornhinweg be the next big-time Philadelphia-area quarterback to head to Penn State? The St. Joseph's Prep senior has the Nittany Lions among his short list of finalists and is expected to announce his decision next week, a source close to Mornhinweg said. Mornhinweg orginially gave... 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.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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