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Archive: December, 2012

Three former Penn State stars selected to Pro Bowl

Thursday, December 27, 2012, 12:01 PM
Former Penn State stars Tamba Hali, Cameron Wake and NaVorro Bowman have been voted to participate in the 2013 Pro Bowl. Hali, a linebacker with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Wake, a defensive end with the Miami Dolphins, were elected to starting berths on the AFC team. It is the second Pro Bowl selection... Read more

Penn State's Bill O'Brien is the Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 2:14 PM
Make that one more award for Mr. O'Brien. The rookie head coach is making out pretty well this offseason. Bill O'Brien was named Maxwell Football Club’s Collegiate Coach of the Year, it was announced Wednesday. The award, voted on by NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches, football sports information... Read more

JUCO QB Jake Waters chooses Kansas State over Penn State

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 11:47 AM
The quarterback who broke Cam Newton's junior college passing record was close to coming to Penn State. Jake Waters, who led Iowa Western to a national championship in the program's fifth year of existence, narrowed down his choices to Kansas State and Penn State. He chose the Wildcats. "I connected... Read more

No Penn State players named 2012 AP All-Americans

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 12:49 PM
The AP 2012 All-American lists have been released. And for the first time since 2004, no Penn State player made the top three teams. The most notable omission is senior linebacker Mike Mauti, the only Big Ten player ranked in the top 10 in the conference in tackles (7th, 96), interceptions (4th, 3)... Read more

Penn State, Kansas State in the hunt for JUCO QB Jake Waters

Monday, December 10, 2012, 2:43 PM
What do Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein and Penn State coach Bill O'Brien have in common? They are both working on recruiting a 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback from a junior college in Iowa. His name is Jake Waters and it's clear why the Nittany Lions and Kansas State Wildcats are vying for his... Read more

Mike Mauti voted Penn State football MVP

Monday, December 10, 2012, 2:05 PM
When he was sidelined for his final collegiate game, his teammates wore his number on their helmets. At that point it was clear, Mike Mauti was the emotional leader of the Nittany Lions, who have endured so much in the 2012 season. Over the weekend, they made it official: The senior linebacker is... Read more

Penn State receives three more commitments, reports say

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 10:22 PM
Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien received oral commitments during the weekend from three high school recruits, according to several recruiting web sites. One came from a linebacker who had decommitted from the Nittany Lions during the summer. Zayh Issah, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker... Read more

Penn State's Bill O'Brien named top coach, Mike Mauti a first team All-American per ESPN AT&T

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:23 PM
Bill O'Brien took home another piece of hardware on Saturday -- and there still could be more to come. Penn State's rookie head coach was named the AT&T ESPN Coach of the Year. O'Brien, the Big Ten Coach of the Year, is a finalist for several other awards including the Liberty Mutual Coach of... Read more

Penn State, Pitt agree to two more football games

Friday, December 7, 2012, 1:17 PM
Well, Penn State fans who were wishing for more football games against archrival Pittsburgh, you got them. The two universities announced Friday the addition of two games to their schedules, meaning the two fierce intrastate rivals will meet for four consecutive years from 2016 through 2019. The... Read more

Massaro and Urschel named first-team Academic All-Americans

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 1:16 PM
Two Penn State football players, senior defensive end Pete Massaro and redshirt junior guard John Urschel, have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team that was announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). For Massaro, a graduate of Marple... 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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