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Archive: February, 2013

Former Penn State player and assistant Fran Ganter retires

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 11:37 AM
Fran Ganter, who served on Joe Paterno’s coaching staff at Penn State for 33 years before taking over as the university’s associate athletic director for football administration in 2004, has announced his retirement, effective Thursday. Ganter, a running back for the Nittany Lions from... Read more

O'Brien: London and Vanderlinden will oversee special teams

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 11:15 AM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien has announced that running backs coach Charles London and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden will oversee special teams. The announcement came via a Twitter feed late Friday. John Butler had overseen special teams last season when he also coached the Penn State... Read more

Penn State hoops coach Chambers gives $14,200 to THON

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 11:13 AM
Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers got Penn State’s annual THON dance marathon for pediatric cancer off to a rocking start Friday night when he presented a check for $14,200 from his family to the charity. Chambers, a Philadelphia University graduate who is in his second... Read more

Video: Kyle Carter on Penn State's image

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:45 PM
Video: Emily Kaplan of the Inquirer interviews Penn State tight end Kyle Carter as he talks about the image of the university. Read more

Video: PSU's Brad Bars on Bill O'Brien, Make-A-Wish

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:36 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Emily Kaplan talks to Penn State defensive Brad Bars at an event where the team hosted 25 Make-A-Wish families. Read more

Penn State hires new assistant coach Anthony Midget

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 12:12 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien formally announced Thursday the hiring of Anthony Midget as an assistant coach in charge of the safeties. Midget, 34, a former All-American cornerback at Virginia Tech, coached for the last five seasons at Georgia State, his last year as defensive coordinator. He... Read more

Penn State's Gilliam granted sixth year of eligibility

Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:35 AM
Penn State’s Garry Gilliam, an offensive tackle who was moved from tight end following the conclusion of the 2012 season, has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, coach Bill O’Brien has announced. The NCAA approved Penn State’s request for an “extension of... Read more

O'Brien reportedly hires new assistant coach; four going to NFL combine

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 3:17 PM
Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien has hired Anthony Midget to his coaching staff, according to a report in the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail. The appointment of Midget, who was hired as an assistant coach at Marshall less than two weeks ago, fills the vacancy left last month by the departure... Read more

Penn State completes 2013 schedule with game vs. UCF

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 8:08 PM
Penn State announced Wednesday it has completed its 2013 football schedule by adding Central Florida for a game on Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium. The Knights replace Virginia, which pulled out of the date in order to play an extra home game. UCF, which finished 10-4 last season and won the Beef O’Brady... Read more

Video: Analyzing Penn State's Class of 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 8:05 PM
How did Bill O'Brien manage to keep Penn State's recruiting class intact? CineSport's Brian Clark asks The Inquirer's Joe Juliano discuss National Signing Day in Happy Valley. 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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