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Archive: April, 2013

McGloin headed for Redskins' mini-camp

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:31 PM
Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin received interest from eight NFL teams after the draft and will attend mini-camp this weekend with the Washington Redskins, his agent said Tuesday. In accepting the Redskins invitation, McGloin declined the opportunity to sign a contract as an undrafted free... Read more

Penn State defensive tackle Jordan Hill drafted in third round by Seattle

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:35 AM
Defensive tackle Jordan Hill became the first Penn State player to be selected in the 2013 NFL draft, going in the third round Friday night to the Seattle Seahawks. The 6-foot-1, 303-pound Hill, of Steelton, Pa., was the 87th overall pick and the 25th choice in the third round. He had earned All-Big... Read more

Penn State gets commitment from yet another wide receiver

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:29 AM
Wide receiver Chris Godwin of Middletown, Del., has become the third high school wide receiver in the last 10 days to give an oral commitment to Penn State for the freshman class of 2014, according to recruiting web sites. The 6-foot-2, 197-pound Godwin, who will play his senior season at Middletown... Read more

Quarterback Steven Bench will transfer from Penn State

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6:11 PM
Penn State quarterback Steven Bench, who was believed to be dead even with Tyler Ferguson in the race for the starting job at the end of spring practice, has been granted a release to transfer, coach Bill O’Brien said Wednesday. In a statement released by Penn State, O’Brien said he met... Read more

Barnes planning improvement after great freshman year

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 5:15 PM
Deion Barnes showed considerable talent last season as a first-year defensive end at Penn State, finishing in the top five of the Big Ten with six sacks and being named the conference’s freshman of the year. Now the North Philadelphia native thinks he can be a better football player in 2013... Read more

Penn State lands commitment from WR Troy Apke

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:52 PM
Penn State added its fourth recruit for the class of 2014 on Monday as Western Pennsylvania wide receiver Troy Apke gave the Nittany Lions an oral commitment. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder hauled in 54 catches for 1,048 yards and 13 touchdowns last season at Mount Lebanon. He also had offers from Bowling... Read more

O'Brien says linebacker recruit Issah won't play in 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:22 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien says that linebacker recruit Zayd Issah, who has been charged in an alleged forgery scheme and for attempting to pass counterfeit money, will not play for the Nittany Lions in 2013. In an interview Wednesday with the Associated Press, O’Brien said he had met... 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.

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