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Archive: September, 2013

O'Brien happy, looks forward to added scholarships

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 3:58 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien said Tuesday he was happy for his players and for university officials with the news that the NCAA had modified the sanctions concerning scholarship limitations with the football program. “We’re happy right now for our players, our student athletes here... Read more

Live chat: Kent State at Penn State, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 2:50 PM
Join the Inquirer's Dan Norton for up to the minute updates and commentary while the Nittany Lions take on Kent State at Beaver Stadium. On a mobile device? Click here. Read more

Video: Hackenberg struggles in victory

Sunday, September 22, 2013, 12:18 AM
Zack Zwinak scored three touchdowns for the second straight week to lead the Nittany Lions in their 34-0 win over Kent State. The Penn State defense allowed only 190 total yards in the victory. Read more

Week Four: Kent State vs. Penn State preview

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11:14 AM
STORYLINES The rain forecasted for today’s game doesn’t look too promising, which bodes well for Kent State (1-2). The Golden Flashes are major underdogs heading into Saturday’s contest against the Nittany Lions (2-1), but precipitation could force some mistakes from both sides... Read more

Penn State to renew rivalry with West Virginia in 2023

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 1:06 PM
The athletic directors of Penn State and West Virginia announced Thursday that the two long-time rivals will resume their series with games in 2023 and 2024. The Nittany Lions will host the Mountaineers at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 2, 2023, and WVU will return the favor in Morgantown on Aug. 31, 2024... Read more

Ryan Keiser multitasks as Penn State safety, placekick holder

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11:48 PM
When one listens to Ryan Keiser, he doesn’t come off as the kind of football player who specializes in tackling in the open field. The Penn State safety is very concise and to the point in his analysis of the Nittany Lions’ game — at least he was in front of the media at a press... Read more

O'Brien feels Penn State will learn from last week's loss

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 2:56 PM
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien says he hopes his team will learn from last week’s loss to Central Florida, but admits that suffering a defeat is the most painful way to learn. “Losing’s brutal,” O’Brien said Tuesday during his weekly teleconference. “You do... Read more

Hackenberg wins second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:35 PM
Despite the Penn State defense’s anemic game against Central Florida, quarterback Christian Hackenberg won Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time this season. Hackenberg threw 21-for-28 with a touchdown in the Nittany Lions’ 34-31 loss to the Knights. For the first time this... Read more

Video: Penn State defense shredded in loss

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:45 AM
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and CineSport's Brian Clark recap Penn State's surprising loss to UCF where the Nittany Lions allowed over 500 yards of total offense. Read more

UCF vs. Penn State: Giving out grades

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 11:14 PM
Quarterbacks: A-minus Christian Hackenberg didn’t turn the ball over once, showing exceptional poise for a freshman on the comeback trail. When Penn State took over on UCF’s 25-yard line after a botched punt attempt, Hackenberg completed two key passes to Jesse James and Allen Robinson... 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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