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Archive: September, 2012

A complete list of Penn State's departures

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 3:06 PM
Paul Jones became the third player to leave the Penn State football team since the season began. Jones is also the 18th player to depart the program since the offseason. In July, the NCAA slammed the Nittany Lions with unprecedented penalties including a four year bowl ban, $60 million fine and significant... Read more

Paul Jones misses practice, status with Nittany Lions uncertain

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 2:09 PM
Penn State’s Paul Jones, who moved to tight end from quarterback in an attempt to get more playing time, did not attend practice Tuesday and it not known whether he has left the team. Starting quarterback Matt McGloin confirmed Jones’ absence during his weekly conference call with reporters... Read more

Penn State gets commitment from Virginia offensive lineman

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 9:43 AM
Penn State has received an oral commitment from 6-foot-5, 255-pound offensive lineman Tanner Hartman of Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg, Va., according to several recruiting web sites. Hartman, the 11th commitment to Penn State’s freshman class of 2013, had pledged last July to Maryland... Read more

Notes from Penn State's practice

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 6:57 PM
Most of the focus at Penn State's practice on Wednesday was Bill O'Brien informing reporters that quarterback turned tight end Paul Jones had left the team. While that is a concern for the long term at Penn State, the short term prognosis for the Nittany Lions looks good. All of Penn State's backs... Read more

Paul Jones leaves Penn State team for 'personal reasons'

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 5:32 PM
Paul Jones, who moved from quarterback to tight end in an attempt to get more playing time, is no longer on the Penn State football team, coach Bill O'Brien confirmed on Wednesday. O'Brien said Jones, a redshirt sophomore, left for "personal reasons." Jones had missed practice on Tuesday leading... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 11:44 PM
Join the Inquirer's Joe Juliano as he takes your questions about Penn State football starting Wednesday at 3 p.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Belton, Day are probable for Penn State's Big Ten opener

Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:56 PM
Running backs Bill Belton and Derek Day are listed as probable for Penn State's Big Ten opener at Illinois. Both Belton (ankle) and Day (shoulder), the Nittany Lion's top two backs, missed the last two games with injury. Offensive lineman Donovan Smith (ankle), fullback Mike Zordich (bruised knee)... Read more

Recruit explains why he decommitted from Penn State

Monday, September 24, 2012, 8:40 PM
Three star prospect Zach Bradshaw opened up as to why he decommitted from Penn State. Bradshaw, a wide receiver and linebacker from Damascus (Md.), was the third player to decommit from Penn State since the NCAA sanctions and the fourth since the Freeh Report was released. In a video with the Washington... Read more

Illinois coach: No regrets going after Penn State players

Monday, September 24, 2012, 4:29 PM
Tim Beckman of Illinois is one of three first-year head coaches in the Big Ten, but it didn’t take him long to get on the bad side of Nittany Nation when it was discovered he had sent coaches to State College to recruit Penn State players shortly after the NCAA assessed harsh sanctions against... Read more

Penalties add up in Penn State win

Sunday, September 23, 2012, 10:50 AM
Penn State entered the week third in the Big Ten by committing only 11 penalties for 95 yards (31.7 yards per game). The Nittany Lions leave Saturday's 24-13 win against Temple feeling like they've regressed. Oh, there were plenty of positives in Penn State's win. Matt McGloin threw for a career-high... 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 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.

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