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Archive: September, 2011

Penn State drops out of AP rankings

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 1:39 PM
After Saturday's 27-11 home loss to Alabama, Penn State has dropped out of the AP Top 25. The Nittany Lions, who checked in at No. 23 last week, received the eighth-most votes of team's left unranked. Oklahoma remained No. 1, while Alabama jumped one spot to No. 2. LSU, Boise State and Florida State... Read more

JoePa reflects on 9-11

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 12:53 PM
As most Americans do, Penn State coach Joe Paterno remembers exactly where he was when he heard of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Now that 10 years have passed, Paterno, a Brooklyn native, was asked on Saturday to reflect on 9-11. “I don’t think there’s anyone in this country, that... Read more

Bolden first off Penn State's team bus again

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 2:49 PM
Rob Bolden was yet again the first player to emerge from Penn State’s team bus when it arrived at Beaver Stadium Saturday afternoon, meaning the sophomore will start at quarterback for the second straight game. As was the case last week, Penn State coach Joe Paterno said both Bolden and redshirt... Read more

Live Updates: Penn State vs. Alabama, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:37 AM
The Inquirer's Jake Kaplan gives you live updates from Beaver Stadium as Penn State takes on Alabama. On a mobile device? Click here. Read more

JoePa disappointed; more on Penn State's 27-11 loss to Alabama

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:13 PM
Not surprisingly, a disappointed coach Joe Paterno said after the game he did not think his team "played too well" in its 27-11 loss to Alabama on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Penn State turned the ball over three times, dropped passes and didn't take advantage of opportunities. It's lone touchdown... Read more

Video: Rally in the Valley

Friday, September 9, 2011, 10:18 PM
Video: Penn State coach Joe Paterno addresses the crowd at a pep rally Friday night in anticipation of Saturday's game against No. 3 Alabama. Read more

Penn State's Green charged with furnishing to minors

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 1:01 PM
We now have some hint toward a possible reason why running back Stephfon Green was not with the Nittany Lions for most of preseason practice. The Centre Daily Times reported on Thursday that Green was charged with furnishing alcohol to two minors in July. The charges were reportedly filed against Green... Read more

Video: 'Bama invades Happy Valley

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 12:07 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Joe Juliano discusses whether or not the Nittany Lions have a chance to knock off the Crimson Tide. Read more

Penn State players visit "Paternoville"

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 9:45 PM
To try to get front-row seats in the student section for Saturday’s game against Alabama, Penn State students began pitching tents outside Gate A of Beaver Stadium on Monday afternoon. As of Thursday, 112 tents were set up with a total of 950 campers at the aptly named "Paternoville." The turnout... Read more

Paulsboro's Hodges ready for another shot at 'Bama

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 4:06 PM
Probably not unlike most Penn State players, linebacker Gerald Hodges has been looking forward to getting another shot at Alabama for a while. The Paulsboro, N.J. native and Paulsboro High School graduate suffered a hairline fracture to his leg on the opening kickoff of the Nittany Lions’ 24-3... 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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