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Archive: August, 2008

Beaver Stadium Renovations

Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 1:48 PM
Beaver Stadium gets another makeover - albiet small compared to years past - as the season nears its commencement. Here are some of the new features as provided by the Penn State Athletics Department in a press release sent out today. Notice how the lousy, cramped, one bathroom press box isn't mentioned... Read more

Tate Forcier update

Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 10:31 AM
For all you recruiting nuts, there's an update in the Tate Forcier watch. No, the California high school quarterback hasn't chosen a school, but he's pretty much finalized plans for his five official visits. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound dual threat quarterback is scheduled to attend Penn State the weekend... Read more

Big Ten on Comcast

Monday, August 11, 2008, 8:38 PM
Since the Big Ten Network is coming to the Philadelphia area (including South Jersey) via Comcast I thought I'd provide a press release from our good friends over at Comcast that includes some of the features that will accompany BTN's launch here on Friday. For those with Comcast's Digital Classic... Read more

Paterno press conference

Friday, August 8, 2008, 1:52 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno's Media Day press conference was full of all the usual JoePaisms and ancedotes. But he did provide a few newsworthy responses: 1. The three suspended players -- linebacker Navorro Bowman, tight end Andrew Quarless and cornerback Knowledge Timmons -- are still suspended... Read more

Pre-Media Day Notes

Friday, August 8, 2008, 12:54 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- We're about 20 minutes away from Joe Paterno's Media Day press conference, but first, a few items: Exiled defensive tackle Chris Baker is enrolled at Hampton University, according to Hampton team spokesman Maurice Williams. Because Hampton -- a black college in Virginia -- is... Read more

Media Day

Thursday, August 7, 2008, 2:51 PM
Just a few programming notes. Blog entries will now start to stream in more consistently. Tomorrow is Media Day and Lion Eyes will have updates throughout the day. In case you missed it, it is now 22 days and 21 hours until the season kicks off against Coastal Carolina. Beaver Stadium will look a... Read more

Penn State No. 22

Friday, August 1, 2008, 11:31 AM
Folks, sorry for the absence over the last week-plus. I'm still finding my way around this new thing they call blogging. Nevertheless, I'll have periodical updates through the month of August and will be full go come the start of the season. The USA Today coaches poll was released this morning and... 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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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