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Archive: September, 2012

Penn State fans brace for first road game in O'Brien era

Friday, September 7, 2012, 6:07 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Outside the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville, a dozen Penn State fans mulled around and chatted in the hot September sun. This is where the Nittany Lions will reside before their game against Virginia tomorrow and they were waiting to greet them. Even 300 miles away from State... Read more

Penn State vs Virginia: Five storylines to follow

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 1:23 PM
A 24-14 loss to Ohio is not the way Penn State wanted to begin the Bill O'Brien era. An 0-2 start would make things even worse. The Nittany Lions travel to Virginia this weekend to face the Caveliers, and all eyes will be on how Penn State preforms on -- and, at times, off -- the field. Here are... Read more

Video: Penn State faces road test against Virginia

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 12:45 PM
After losing their home opener, the Penn State Nittany Lions will face their first road test Saturday afternoon against. Virginia. CineSport's Tara Petrolino and The Inquirer's Joe Juliano preview the game. Read more

Day will start, Penn State's O'Brien says

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 7:17 PM
Former walk-on Derek Day will start at running back in Saturday's game against Virginia, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said on his weekly radio show on Thursday night. Sophomore Bill Belton, who sustained an ankle injury in the season-opener, is still day-to-day, O'Brien said. Belton tallied 53 yards... Read more

Injuries hurting Penn State sooner than expected

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 11:29 AM
With a wave of transfers before the season began and NCAA-imposed scholarship reductions looming, everyone knew Penn State coach Bill O'Brien was going to be short-handed. But a lack of depth seems to be hurting the Penn State football team sooner than most expected. Several key players were injured... Read more

Penn State players maintain even keel despite loss

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 10:26 AM
Take a stroll down College Avenue, the main stretch of shops and restaurants that borders Penn State's campus, and you would never know the Penn State football team lost its season-opener to Ohio of the Mid-American Conference. Small navy signs that read, "Proud to Support Penn State Football," appear... Read more

Practice update on Penn State's Morris, Belton

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 6:19 PM
Senior cornerback Stephon Morris sat alongside his teammates on the practice field on Wednesday afternoon, sporting a navy jersey and tall white ankle socks. He stretched, he squinted in the hot midday sun, and he smiled as the team got up and dispersed for drills. It appeared he was OK. Morris,... Read more

Meet Penn State's 'Dirty Show'

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 2:33 PM
There’s a lot of things you can call Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin, but if you’re on Bill O’Brien’s practice field there’s one name you shouldn’t use – former "walk-on." That’s because O’Brien has erased that word from his team’s vocabulary... Read more

Mike London, Michael Rocco, Penn State, and the game of, ‘What if?’

Monday, September 3, 2012, 3:14 PM
Well before Bill O’Brien’s name was publicly linked to the Penn State head coaching vacancy, one name kept popping up as someone many thought would be a great fit: Virginia coach Mike London. Various reports suggested Penn State reached out to London, the 2011 Atlantic Coach Conference's... Read more

The departed: An update on Penn State transfers

Sunday, September 2, 2012, 2:47 PM
They were told they could leave their embattled football program with no penalties -- and many took the NCAA up on the offer. After the NCAA slammed Penn State with unprecedented sanctions, several Nittany Lions transferred. Each had a different reason, but each wanted a fresh start. They... 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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