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Penn State's Latimore ready to play and other notes from Wednesday

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 1:30 PM
The second day of Penn State conference calls took place on Wednesday. No earth-shattering news came out of them, but some players had interesting things to say, nonetheless. Below are are some notes from the conference calls. -Defensive end Eric Latimore (Middletown, Del.) said he is “ready... Read more

Penn State's Beachum excited for "rebirth into football"

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 9:02 PM
It’s been more than 21 months since Brandon Beachum ran out of the tunnel and onto the field at a packed Beaver Stadium, but he is back and feeling better than ever. “I hope it will be like I never left but I’m sure it will be pretty much overwhelming,” Beachum said on Wednesday... Read more

Paterno says both QBs will play Saturday

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 2:49 PM
Penn State coach Joe Paterno said Tuesday that his two quarterbacks, junior Matt McGloin and sophomore Rob Bolden, will play in Saturday’s season opener against Indiana State, but added he hasn’t yet made up his mind who will start. “Both of those kids have done very well,”... Read more

Penn State misses out on highly touted recruit

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 1:48 PM
Highly touted defensive tackle Jarron Jones, who gave Penn State a “soft” verbal commitment in April before retracting it in July, committed to Notre Dame on Monday night. "I'm taking my talents to #southbend," Jones tweeted. Scout.com ranks Jones, listed at 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, as... Read more

Penn State WR Justin Brown on QB: "When I know, you'll know."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 11:20 AM
Penn State wide receiver Justin Brown said he does not know whether Rob Bolden or Matt McGloin will start at quarterback against Indiana State on Saturday. The depth chart released Monday evening listed the starting quarterback as Bolden “OR” McGloin "When I know, you'll know,” Brown... Read more

Wilmington native Szczerba ready to start after injury

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 9:02 PM
For a three-month span last fall, Andrew Szczerba couldn’t even lift five pounds in the weight room. Now, he is back in his expected role as starting tight end for Penn State. Szczerba, a Wilmington, Del. native, had back surgery last October to remove cartilage from a bulging disc that was... Read more

Woodbury's Kersey comes full circle for Lions

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 7:28 PM
Penn State wide receiver Shawney Kersey, a former star at Woodbury High School, has come full circle in a little less than a year. After playing in the first two games as a redshirt freshman last season, Kersey intended to transfer and received a release in late September from his scholarship. But... Read more

Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti

Monday, August 29, 2011, 6:00 PM
Video: Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti talks about his preparation for the 2011 season. Read more

First depth chart released, still no No. 1 QB

Monday, August 29, 2011, 5:32 PM
The release of Penn State's first depth chart since the start of pre-season practice still does not resolve the identity of the No. 1 quarterback. The depth chart, released Monday on the team’s web site, had the quarterbacks listed as Rob Bolden “OR” Matt McGloin. Both players have... Read more

Who should start at QB for Penn State?

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 5:30 PM
With Penn State’s season opener just six days away, it’s getting close to decision time for coach Joe Paterno. Who will be the Nittany Lions starting quarterback when they play Indiana State on Saturday? Will it be Matt McGloin (1,548 yards, 14 TD, 9 INT in nine games in 2010), the confident... 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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