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Archive: January, 2013

Shrive heads Penn State's Uplifting Athletes, nominated for award

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:10 PM
Penn State senior guard Eric Shrive has been elected president of his team’s chapter of Uplifting Athletes, an organization that benefits the Kidney Cancer Association. Shrive, of Scranton, has raised nearly $70,000 for the association during his time at Penn State and recently was named as... Read more

Video: PSU's Bill O'Brien Promotes John Butler

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 10:47 AM
The Bill O'Brien era at Penn State has been a success so far. CineSport's Justin Shackil & The Inquirer's Joe Juliano discuss this and the promotion of John Butler to Defensive Coordinator. Read more

Penn State defensive end stops playing due to back issue

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 1:07 PM
The Penn State football program announced Wednesday on its Twitter account that defensive end Jordan Kerner has decided to end his playing career because of a back injury, but will stay with the team in some capacity. The Altoona Mirror reported that Kerner, a 6-foot-4, 239-pound redshirt freshman... Read more

High school linebacker Walton decommits from Penn State

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 1:15 PM
Linebacker Jonathan Walton, who had committed to Penn State last month after an official visit, has backed off his commitment, according to a report by Goupstate.com of South Carolina. The 6-foot, 230-pound Walton, of Daphne, Ala., made an official visit last weekend to Tennessee, and has visits scheduled... Read more

Former Lion Kersey transfers to Marshall

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 6:35 PM
Former Penn State wide receiver Shawney Kersey, who left the team after the first two games of the season for personal reasons, has enrolled at Marshall, ESPN.com reported. Kersey, who starred at Woodbury High School, will be eligible to play in 2013, his senior season. NCAA sanctions issued last... Read more

Seven Penn State players scheduled to play in all-star games

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 6:33 PM
Seven Penn State players will be participating in college all-star games over the next three weeks. On Saturday, linebacker Gerald Hodges (Paulsboro) and center Matt Stankiewitch will take part in the East-West Shrine Game at St. Petersburg, Fla., to be televised on NFL Network at 4 p.m. Later that... Read more

Ted Roof leaves Penn State to coach Georgia Tech defense

Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 5:37 PM
Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof has resigned after one season to take the same job at Georgia Tech, according to the Twitter account of Nittany Lions football. A second Tweet on Wednesday said that John Butler, a graduate of La Salle College High School who served this past season as Bill... Read more

Penn State adds seven, subtracts two from football team

Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 4:38 PM
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said seven new players, including three quarterbacks, arrived on campus over the weekend and began classes on Monday. The quarterbacks are junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson of Bakersfield, Calif., a sophomore, and preferred walk-ons Austin Whipple of Westlake, Ohio... Read more

Video: Joe Juliano on why Bill O'Brien decided to stay at Penn State

Friday, January 4, 2013, 1:46 PM
Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien interviewed for head coaching jobs with the Eagles and Cleveland Browns, but in the end he decided to stay with the Nittany Lions. The Inquirer's Joe Juliano discusses why in a video chat with CineSport's Brian Clark. 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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