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Archive: October, 2008

Maybin and Bowman: perfect together

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 7:01 PM
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Yes, I'm in Savannah. Great town, by the way. But it's killing me that I'm not home to celebrate the Phils' World Series title and partake in tomorrow's parade. I'm taking a break from the beat, so my posts will come at a slower pace over the next few days. But here's the link to this... Read more

Good Bye

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 10:01 AM
For No. 3-ranked Penn State, this week's bye couldn't have come at a better time. The Nittany Lions are coming off their biggest win in years, a tough three-game stretch involving Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio State and are looking to rest some bumps and bruises. Those injuries include quarterback Daryll... Read more

JoePa cliff notes

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 1:55 PM
Penn State coach Joe Paterno held his weekly teleconference today -- despite the Lions' bye week -- and the 81-year-old seemed relaxed, joking with reporters. Here's a snippet of what he had to say with ... you know the drill. 1. Asked about the schedule during this bye week, Paterno said the team... Read more

Mark Rubin Big Ten potw

Monday, October 27, 2008, 2:23 PM
Penn State safety Mark Rubin was named Big Ten defensive player of the week today. You know the reason why. Here's the link to the athletic department's press release. Also, the start time for the Nov. 8 game at Iowa has been set. It will be a 3:30 kickoff broadcast regionally on 6ABC. I'm guessing... Read more

Philly preview? State College police pepper-spray PSU students, post-game

Monday, October 27, 2008, 1:26 PM
Video from The Daily Collegian, Penn State's daily student newspaper. Read more

Can Penn State move up?

Monday, October 27, 2008, 9:00 AM
The BCS standings were released last night and Penn State was still No. 3 behind Texas and Alabama. But the Lions did narrow the margin between them and the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide. If 'bama and Texas keep winning, however, the gap will continue to grow because the two top-ranked teams have better... Read more

Week 9 AP Top 25

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 11:03 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- I just e-mailed my Associated Press Top 25. There weren't many changes. The top three remains the same: Texas, Alabama and your Penn State Nittany Lions. There was a pretty big shake up in the bottom half of the rankings. Here is my ballot in its entirety: 1. Texas (8-0) 2. Alabama... Read more

Penn State 13, Ohio State 6

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 10:26 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State provided the test. And Penn State passed it with flying colors. The Nittany Lions scored their biggest victory in 14 years in outlasting the Buckeyes, 13-6, in an old school defensive slugfest. With three games remaining, they are poised to claim their third Big Ten title... Read more

PSU students take to the streets

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 5:30 PM
The Nittany Lions' win over the Ohio State Buckeyes may have taken place in Columbus, Ohio - but that didn't stop the enthusiastic students back in State College, Pa. from gathering to celebrate in a less-than-reasonable fashion. Per the student newspaper, The Daily Collegian: "Crowds erupted... Read more

Penn State-Ohio State prediction

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 10:43 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- You're looking live at my hotel room. OK, so we're still hours away from tonight's showdown, but you can feel the excitement building here in beautiful Columbus. I got ESPN's College Gameday on the boob tube and there are Penn State fans mulling all over the Crown Plaza. Joe Paterno... 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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