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Archive: August, 2008

Tate Forcier to Michigan

Sunday, August 31, 2008, 9:54 PM
California high school quarterback Tate Forcier committed to Michigan upon the completion of his official visit to Ann Arbor today, according to a report. I guess the Wolverines' loss to Utah on Saturday didn't affect the four-star rated recruit's decision. Forcier had Penn State among his final five... Read more

Penn State 66, Coastal Carolina 10

Sunday, August 31, 2008, 9:07 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The season opener went pretty much as expected. Here's this morning's story. And here's a story on local boy, Pat Devlin, and his putting aside his disappointment in being named the backup. Here are some post-game notes provided by the Penn State Athletic Department: - Penn... Read more

Penn State in-game updates

Saturday, August 30, 2008, 1:37 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Here are a few first-half observations from the press box: 1. On the run out from the tunnel, coach Joe Paterno ran with a noticeable limp and stopped "sprinting" around the 35-yard line. He didn't look as swift as he did in last year's opener, but nevertheless, that's... Read more

Penn State pays

Saturday, August 30, 2008, 11:24 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Ever wonder how much a Football Bowl Subdivision team like Penn State pays a Football Championship Subdivision team like Coastal Carolina to come play it at its stadium? Here's your answer in today's story. We're about 45 minutes from kickoff. I'll be back with news and updates... Read more

Penn State vs. Coastal Carolina prediction

Friday, August 29, 2008, 12:34 PM
Believe it or not, Coastal Carolina might pose more of a threat than last year's opener against Florida International. Despite their playing in the Football Championship Subdivision, the Chanticleers have some formidable talent and return 17 starters. But there were a few key losses. Wide receiver... Read more

Penn State forecast

Friday, August 29, 2008, 8:30 AM
Here's this morning's story looking at the team's lineup of regulars filled with a slew of seniors. It's the most experienced group of players the Lions have had since the 2005 season. And we know how that year turned out. Also, here's a story with 5 Big Questions for the season that was in this morning's... Read more

Penn State's quarterback hullabaloo

Friday, August 29, 2008, 6:11 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Let me first state that I am not a conspiracy theorist. Let me also state that I don't attend every practice, scrimmage, meeting and workout session that involves Penn State football (In that, I am not alone). But as a beat writer I am privy to certain events and information and... Read more

Devlin not to transfer

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 8:01 AM
Despite the long pause and vague answer, quarterback Pat Devlin is not planning on transferring, his father, Mark, told The Inquirer last night. After being named the backup to Daryll Clark, Devlin didn't give the most affirmative of answers when he was asked about transferring yesterday during a conference... Read more

Daryll Clark speaks

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 9:57 AM
During his morning interview, Daryll Clark was gracious in his being named the starter and toward his chief competitor, Pat Devlin. He did admit to being nervous, but also anxious about his first career start. The two have not spoken, both said, but Clark expects to have a discussion with Devlin when... Read more

Pat Devlin speaks

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 8:59 AM
Real quick before the Daryll Clark call: When Pat Devlin was asked on his conference call this morning about whether he would consider transferring, there was a loooooooonnnnng pause. He then said very carefully, "I don't think so. Right now, I've been consumed with this." Devlin has 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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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