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Archive: September, 2008

Paterno questionable for sideline

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 10:51 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State coach Joe Paterno may be forced to watch today's Temple game from the press box instead of from his customary spot pacing the sidelines at Beaver Stadium. The 81-year-old Paterno has a knee sprain and was visibly limping as he emerged from the team bus this morning... Read more

Temple better, Penn State much better

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 10:18 AM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- While Temple is certainly a much better team than the one that was clobbered at Beaver Stadium two seasons ago, the Lions are significantly better than their 2006 version, as well. Here's this morning's story advancing today's Penn State-Temple game. Read more

Penn State 45, Temple 3

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 4:16 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State played at about a level of five on a scale of 1-10 and still trounced woeful Temple, 45-3, today. The Owls didn't have much of a shot when quarterback Adam DiMichele went down with a shoulder injury early in the first quarter. Here's the game story from my friend and... Read more

Penn State-Temple prediction

Friday, September 19, 2008, 2:42 PM
Am I the only one that sees a much improved Temple team compared to the ones that were shutout by Penn State the last two years? Owls quarterback Adam DiMichele is a heck of an athlete and should provide the Lions with a nice tune-up to the mobile Juice Williams of Illinois. Receivers Bruce Francis... Read more

Odrick to the rescue

Friday, September 19, 2008, 8:37 AM
With the options dwindling on the defensive line, tackle Jared Odrick has provided some stability to the unit. Of course, the losses continue to mount up with tackle Mike Lucian -- who was moved over from the offensive line last week -- likely shelved for tomorrow's game with a sprained ankle. Also... Read more

What's next for Evans and Koroma?

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 7:47 AM
I'm not sure this morning's story provides the answer, but suspended defensive linemen Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma look like they will at least miss their third straight game when Temple visits State College on Saturday. As for how much longer they're out, coach Joe Paterno could provide an answer... Read more

Judicial Affairs and Evans and Koroma

Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 11:38 AM
I asked Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers yesterday to clarify what role the Office of Judicial Affairs would play in whether suspended defensive linemen Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma return to the team. That is, assuming the starters are charged with a misdemeanor drug offense in connection to the... Read more

Overlooking Temple

Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 9:08 AM
Of course, Penn State players are not publicly saying they're looking past Temple, but you can tell from some of their comments that they're very anxious to measure themselves against Big Ten competition, beginning with next week's conference opener against Illinois. Also, coach Joe Paterno has taken... Read more

Evans and Koroma charged

Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 3:12 PM
Suspended Penn State defensive linemen Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma have been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, said university spokeswoman Lisa Powers. According to the criminal complaint, the charge is an ungraded misdemeanor. The players will be issued a summons through the... Read more

Joe Paterno abridged

Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 1:27 PM
Penn State coach Joe Paterno just wrapped up his weekly teleconference. Here are the highlights with additional commentary from yours truly (bored) in parentheses: 1. It took only one question for Paterno to pump up Temple. "This will be the best team we’ve played this year," he said... 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.

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