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Archive: August, 2011

Video: Joe Paterno speaks at Penn State media day

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 7:33 PM
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno returned to the sideline for the team's Media Day. Nittany Lions wide receiver Devon Smith marveled on how quickly Paterno came back to action. Read more

Green dropped from Penn State roster

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 4:35 PM
Perhaps the biggest news to come out of Penn State football media day Tuesday was the fact that senior running back Stephfon Green, the backup to Evan Royster for the past three seasons, is no longer with the team. When initially asked about Green, who was absent from the team roster issued to media... Read more

Top prospect commits to Penn State

Friday, August 12, 2011, 10:30 AM
Cornerback Armani Reeves of West Roxbury, Mass., announced Friday he has committed to play his college football at Penn State, continuing a terrific recruiting week for the Nittany Lions. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Reeves, who attends Catholic Memorial School, chose the Lions over Michigan, Notre Dame... Read more

Newbill transfers to Penn State

Friday, August 12, 2011, 4:57 PM
D.J. Newbill is a Nittany Lion. The 6-foot-4 sophomore point guard transferred from Southern Mississippi to Penn State on Friday. The North Philadelphia native was released from his Golden Eagles scholarship four days earlier. He signed his scholarship papers to play for the Nittany Lions on Friday... Read more

Penn State's recruiting class could improve more on Friday

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 8:33 PM
Penn State’s 7-6 record in 2010 hasn’t deterred rising high school seniors from wanting to play for the Nittany Lions and coach Joe Paterno. Two more verbal commitments on Wednesday brought Penn State’s total to 15, and it could reach 16 as soon as Friday morning. Four-star cornerback/wide... Read more

Two more commit to Penn State

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 8:46 PM
Defensive tackle Tommy Schutt of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and wide receiver Eugene Lewis of Plymouth, Pa., are the latest high school players to give oral commitments to Penn State for the freshman Class of 2012. Scout.com reported Wednesday night that the 6-foot-3, 290-pound Schutt, a five-star player that... Read more

JoePa released, plans to be at Wednesday's practice

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 4:32 PM
Penn State coach Joe Paterno was released late Tuesday morning from Mount Nittany Medical Center after undergoing tests for injuries suffered when a player accidentally ran into him during a passing drill at Sunday's practice. Paterno, 84, went home, worked on Tuesday's practice plans and planned... Read more

Reports: Penn State loses another player to transfer

Monday, August 8, 2011, 2:22 PM
Backup offensive guard Alex Mateas has left the Penn State program and plans to transfer, fightonstate.com reported on Sunday. Mateas would be the third Nittany Lion to leave the team to seek a transfer in the past week. Mateas, a redshirt freshman, was listed as the third left guard on Penn State’s... Read more

Paterno injured during Penn State practice Sunday

Monday, August 8, 2011, 3:01 PM
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno suffered injuries to his right arm and hip at Sunday’s practice, the athletic department announced in a press release on Monday. Paterno was “blindsided by a player running a drill on the practice field” but walked away after the incident, according... Read more

Penn State ranked 25th in USA Today

Thursday, August 4, 2011, 1:09 PM
Penn State is one of five Big Ten teams ranked in USA TODAY's preseason coaches poll, which was released Thursday. Coming off a 7-6 season, the Nittany Lions are the final team in the rankings, checking in at No. 25. Oklahoma took the poll's top spot, garnering 42 of 59 first-place votes. Alabama,... 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.

This season is Joe's fourth 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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