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Penn State plan for moment of silence won't mention Paterno

Friday, August 31, 2012, 1:12 PM
Penn State will observe a moment of silence prior to Saturday’s season-opening game against Ohio at Beaver Stadium but apparently has no plans to mention the late Joe Paterno. In a brief statement, the athletic department said, “We plan to allow for a moment of silent reflection for our... Read more

Live updates: Penn State vs. Ohio, Noon

Saturday, September 1, 2012, 12:35 AM
Live chat: Join the Inquirer's Emily Kaplan as she provides live updates and commentary of Penn State's season opener against Ohio at Beaver Stadium. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Video: Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin ready for Saturday's season opener

Friday, August 31, 2012, 10:59 AM
Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin talks about the Nittany Lions' season-opening game against Ohio on Saturday. (Video by Emily Kaplan/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

O'Brien pumps up PSU

Friday, August 31, 2012, 8:38 PM
In this video by the Inquirer's Emily Kaplan, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien rallies the crowd at Beaver Stadium on Friday in anticipation of Saturday's matchup against Ohio State. Read more

Brick with Jerry Sandusky's name removed from restaurant near Penn State campus

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 1:38 PM
Thursday lunch hours just began at the Tavern, the classic homestyle restaurant in the heart of downtown State College, when owner Pat Daugherty received a call from Borough Manager Tom Fountaine. "Pat," Fountaine said. "Did you know there's a brick with Jerry Sandusky's name on it outside your restaurant?" "No... Read more

Video: Building up to Penn State's season opener

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 1:30 PM
Video: Penn State's football team finally begins the post-Joe Paterno era with Saturday's game against Ohio at Beaver Stadium. The Inquirer's Joe Juliano talks with Cinesport's Noah Coslov about the atmosphere in State College ahead of kickoff. Read more

Report says Joe Paterno book is No. 1; Posnanski to appear at Penn State

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7:56 AM
Joe Posnanski's new biography on Joe Paterno is everywhere on Penn State's campus. It's sold in the student bookstore and it's on display in the window of the CVS on West College Avenue. On Wednesday afternoon, a male student sat on a bench not far from Old Main as he leafed through the book, which... Read more

O'Brien drops a few hints on Penn State pre-game routine

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7:14 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien gave a few more clues on what fans can expect when he begins his tenure Saturday against Ohio at Beaver Stadium, particularly before the game. Speaking for the first time Thursday night on his weekly radio show, O’Brien said he planned to run out on the field... Read more

One of Penn State's primary concerns is secondary

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 2:41 PM
Every day, before and after practice, secondary coach John Butler meets with his group and reads them snippets of what the media has been saying about them. Most of the clips have been negative. And that’s perfectly fine for senior cornerback Stephon Morris. "They can have their own opinions... Read more

Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges tackles question about staying

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 7:22 PM
Gerald Hodges smiled when he heard the question. His eyes twinkled just a bit and he leaned forward in his seat in the front of the Beaver Stadium press room. It barely took him three seconds to gush out his answer. It was like he was waiting for the question – did you ever even consider leaving... 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.

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