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Archive: November, 2011

Penn State's Still named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 2:37 PM
Devon Still was named the Big Ten Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year on Monday afternoon, just two days after being named the conference's top defensive lineman and a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection. The defensive tackle from Wilmington, Del. has been the anchor of a stout Penn... Read more

Report: Penn State interested in Mississippi State's Mullen

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 5:43 PM
ESPN reported Tuesday that Penn State has expressed interest in Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen as it searches for its next head football coach. The report, which can be read here, cites an anonymous source. In three years in Starkville, Mullen has a 20-17 record. He led the Bulldogs to a 6-6 record... Read more

Penn State's Curtis Drake sees increased role

Monday, November 28, 2011, 2:56 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Jake Kaplan talks with Penn State wideout Curtis Drake, a Philadelphia native, about his increased role in the Nittany Lions' offense the past two weeks. Read more

Penn State's Beachum undergoes surgery

Monday, November 28, 2011, 2:42 PM
Running back Brandon Beachum underwent surgery Monday for a broken left ankle sustained late in Penn State's 45-7 loss at Wisconsin on Saturday, Penn State announced Monday afternoon. It's a tough break for the injury-riddled Beachum, a senior whose collegiate career now appears to be over. Rehabilitation... Read more

Penn State's Still named Big Ten's Defensive Lineman of the Year

Monday, November 28, 2011, 8:35 PM
Devon Still won the Big Ten’s Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year Award, the conference announced Monday night. The senior defensive tackle from Wilmington, Del. was also named a first-team Big Ten selection by the conference's coaches and the media. Still, who is second in the conference... Read more

Ohio State introduces Urban Meyer as new head coach

Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:50 PM
Urban Meyer was officially introduced as Ohio State’s new head football coach at a press conference Monday, ending weeks of speculation. Meyer, the two-time (2006, 2008) national champion coach at Florida who stepped down after last season, reportedly agreed to a six-year contract that includes... Read more

Penn State forms search committee

Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:35 PM
Penn State acting athletic director David Joyner will head a six-person search committee to find Penn State's new head football coach, the athletic department announced Monday. The committee will meet this week, Joyner said in a press release. The committee includes: -Linda Caldwell (Penn State's... Read more

Penn State set to take on Wisconsin

Saturday, November 26, 2011, 2:26 PM
MADISON, Wis. --- It’s all on the line here today at a rainy Camp Randall Stadium. Penn State concludes its regular season against Wisconsin with the winner claiming the Leaders Division and advancing to Indianapolis to play Michigan State Saturday in the first Big Ten championship game. The... Read more

What Went Wrong for Penn State?

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 12:24 AM
Video: CineSport's Brian Clark and the Inquirer's Joe Juliano discuss Penn State's stunning defeat in Madison, WI and the Nittany Lions' bowl outlook. Read more

Penn State blown out by Wisconsin

Saturday, November 26, 2011, 10:22 PM
MADISON, Wis. --- Wisconsin laid a 45-7 thumping on Penn State here Saturday, ending the Nittany Lions hopes of winning the Big Ten. The Badgers advance to the inaugural Big Ten championship game on Saturday in Indianapolis, where they will play Michigan State. Meanwhile, the Lions await bowl selections... 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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