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Archive: September, 2012

Penn State vs Navy: Five storylines to follow

Friday, September 14, 2012, 2:14 PM
Penn State takes on Navy on Saturday at Beaver Stadium as Bill O'Brien looks for his first win as a head coach -- and the Nittany Lions try to avoid an 0-3 start to the season. Here are five storylines to follow: Who's in, who's out: Once again, the Nittany Lions enter the weekend with question marks... Read more

Penn State-Navy chat replay

Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:00 PM
Join our chat for live updates and commentary as Penn State takes on Navy at Beaver Stadium. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Joe Posnanski talks Paterno at Penn State

Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:17 PM
Joe Posnanski acknowledged the criticism surrounding his 388-page biography of Joe Paterno, but the author insisted he wrote the best book he could given the circumstances. Posnanski spoke for a little more than an hour on Friday afternoon at Alumni Hall, a largue open auditorium at Penn State's student... Read more

Video: Penn State preparing for Navy

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 2:07 PM
How will the departure of wide receiver Shawney Kersey hurt Penn State? What will the Nittany Lions do to counter Navy's offense? CineSport's Noah Coslov & the Inquirer's Joe Juliano discuss all these issues ahead of Saturday's game at Beavear Stadium. Read more

Backup kicker leaves Nittany Lions

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 12:52 PM
For the second time in three days, a player has left the Nittany Lions. Backup kicker Matt Marcincin, a redshirt freshman walk-on, was removed from Penn State's official roster on Thursday morning. It is unclear why he left. Redshirt junior wide receiver Shawney Kersey left the Nittany Lions for... Read more

O'Brien promises some surprises for Saturday vs. Navy

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:15 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien is planning a few surprises for Saturday’s game against Navy, he said Thursday night on his weekly radio show. O’Brien promised “a few different things” in the running game, including a running back in short-yardage situations who hasn’t... Read more

Penn State's McGloin's elbow is fine, will be OK for Saturday

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 2:30 PM
Matt McGloin's elbow is doing just fine, the quarterback insisted in a conference call on Wednesday. The senior injured his elbow twice in the second quarter of Saturday's game -- missing several drives while receiving treatment in the locker room -- and did not return until midway through the third... Read more

Report: Four star quarterback to visit Penn State

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 1:57 PM
Four star quarterback Adam Ford has scheduled a visit to Penn State, Victory Bell Rings reported. The Cedar Cliff star (class of 2014) has already seen Penn State play this season -- Ford visited Virginia last weekend when the Cavaliers defeated the Nittany Lions, 17-16. Ford's Beaver Stadium visit... Read more

O'Brien confirms that Kersey has left football team

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 11:42 AM
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Wednesday that redshirt junior wide receiver Shawney Kersey has left the football team for "personal reasons." O'Brien's announcement on Twitter confirmed reports from multiple outlets who reported Tuesday night on Kersey's departure. Kersey, a former star... Read more

Gambling paying off for Penn State's O'Brien

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 8:52 AM
In the week leading up to the season opener, a reporter asked Bill O'Brien if he considered himself a gambler. O'Brien, a first-time head coach, had hinted that he would be an aggressive play caller. Does that mean going for it on fourth down quite a bit? O'Brien was coy. "I would never put a label... 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.

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