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Week Three: Central Florida vs. Penn State preview

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 11:08 AM
Storylines UCF... A trap game? Penn State’s defense faces its toughest challenge yet in Central Florida’s offense led by quarterback Blake Bortles. The pro-style signal caller has above-average accuracy, completing 70 percent of his passes through the first two games of the season. He... Read more

Official says Penn State was first choice for 2014 Ireland game

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 5:16 PM
Officials of Ireland’s Gaelic Athletic Association, accompanied by Pittsburgh Steelers team chairman Dan Rooney, a former ambassador to Ireland, held a press conference Saturday at Beaver Stadium to discuss plans for next year’s Croke Park Classic matching Penn State and Central Florida... Read more

Video: Joe Juliano previews Penn State-Central Florida

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:58 AM
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano tells CineSport's Noah Coslov that Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg should expect to see the kitchen sink from Central Florida head coach George O'Leary on Saturday night. Read more

Left tackle Donovan Smith embraces roll as 'boss hog'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 3:09 PM
The youngest hog on Penn State’s offensive line is currently the Boss Hog. Donovan Smith, a redshirt sophomore, is currently recognized by offensive line coach Mac McWhorter as the standout hog. “The Boss Hog is an offensive line thing,” Smith said. “Coach Mac calls us the... Read more

O'Brien will be coaching against a friend in UCF's O'Leary

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 4:02 PM
When Penn State takes on Central Florida Saturday night at Beaver Stadium, the two head coaches will have a connection that goes back nearly 20 years. The Nittany Lions’ Bill O’Brien got his first full-time job in coaching in 1995 at Georgia Tech thanks to then-head coach George O’Leary... Read more

Robinson, Hackenberg connect in wideout's first start of season

Sunday, September 8, 2013, 7:41 PM
Allen Robinson is an innovative wide receiver, whether he's slipping defensive backs on the field or standing idle off the field. The junior wideout started his first game of the season Saturday in Penn State's 45-7 win over Michigan, snagging 129 yards and one touchdown through the air. Robinson... Read more

Penn State retires John Cappelletti's No. 22

Saturday, September 7, 2013, 2:42 PM
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — At halftime of the Nittany Lions’ game against Eastern Michigan, Penn State retired John Cappelletti’s No. 22 — the first number retired in the football team’s history. Cappelletti was in attendance for the 1973 undefeated team’s reunion.... Read more

Week Two: Eastern Michigan vs. Penn State preview

Saturday, September 7, 2013, 3:23 AM
Location: Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA Time: 12:00 p.m. Forecast: Sunny, 69 degrees Storylines Christian Hackenberg likely won’t relinquish the offense’s third drive to Tyler Ferguson this weekend. The true freshman quarterback has cemented himself as Penn State’s signal... Read more

Video: Previewing Penn State's home opener

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 11:41 AM
CineSport's Brian Clark turns to Joe Juliano of the Philadelphia Inquirer for a preview of Saturday's game against Eastern Michigan and a look at how the Lions can use the game to find a rhythm. Read more

Stephen Obeng-Agyapong set for multipurpose role this season, which could include reps on offense

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 9:36 AM
Last Saturday, Stephen Obeng-Agyapong broke blocks and intercepted a pass. This Saturday, he could be setting up blocks and receiving a pass. Bill O’Brien hinted as much on Tuesday when he said Obeng-Agyapong was a multipurpose player for Penn State. The coach said Obeng-Agyapong practiced... 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 is 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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