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Archive: September, 2008

Paterno vs. Spanier

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 10:51 AM
It's no secret -- at least among people close to the Penn State football program -- that coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier have not had the greatest relationship over the last several years or so. Neither has publicly stated his displeasure for the other, but there is tension... Read more

Hull and rumors

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 9:36 AM
Several newspapers are reporting that suspended players Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma will not play for the second straight game when Penn State visits Syracuse on Saturday. While this will more than likely turn out to be true, our sources say that coach Joe Paterno has not made his final decision as... Read more

Report: Evans and Koroma out for Syracuse

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 12:40 PM
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, defensive end Maurice Evans and defensive tackle Abe Koroma are "not expected" to play Saturday against Syracuse. Yesterday, coach Joe Paterno said he was going to approach making a decision "day-by-day." If this report is true, day-by-day... Read more

On the defense

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 10:16 AM
With the suspensions of defensive end Maurice Evans and defensive tackle Abe Koroma, the Lions' defense is severely shorthanded. And it could be for a while, as coach Joe Paterno has yet to make a decision on their status with the team. Here's this morning's story about the current state of the defense... Read more

Joe Paterno abridged

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 1:29 PM
Coach Joe Paterno had his Week 3 teleconference this afternoon and touched on several topics, although he did not give an answer to when the suspended Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma would return to playing. Here's the condensed version with comments from yours truly in parentheses: 1. Paterno didn't... Read more

Butler says Clark and Williams are OK

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 9:31 AM
On a confernce call this morning, wide receiver Deon Butler said that the minor injuries quarterback Daryll Clark (bruised forearm) and wide receiver Derrick Williams (bruised abdomen) suffered on Saturday were not going to affect whether they play this Saturday against Syracuse. After the game, Clark... Read more

No Evans or Koroma on depth chart

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 9:22 AM
Penn State just released it's Week 3 depth chart and suspended starters Maurice Evans and Abe Koroma are not listed. They are still on the roster, however. Andrew Quarless, who dressed Saturday but did not play, is down as the third-string tight end. Maybe Joe Paterno will shed some light on their... Read more

Harriott driving commando

Monday, September 8, 2008, 1:50 PM
In case you cared, former Lions cornerback Willie Harriott was charged with driving with a suspended license early Thursday morning. He was kicked off the team later that day. Here's the brief story from the Associated Press. Read more

Royster Big Ten PotW

Monday, September 8, 2008, 1:22 PM
Penn State running back Evan Royster was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week today along with Michigan State running back Javon Ringer and Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber. Royster was honored for his 141-yard, three-touchdown performance in the Nittany Lions' 45-14 thumping of Oregon State... Read more

Clark = Robinson?

Monday, September 8, 2008, 8:31 AM
It was hard to watch Saturday's game and at least not see some of Michael Robinson in Daryll Clark. Admittedly, it's way too early to spout off those types of comparisons, but Clark certainly has a little of Robinson in the way he runs over would-be tacklers and isn't afraid to air it out. Here's this... 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 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.

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.

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