Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Penn State receives commitment from Pennsylvania center

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:27 AM
Connor McGovern, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound center from Lake-Lehman High School in Lehman, Luzerne County, has given an oral commitment to Penn State. Several recruiting web sites said McGovern made his commitment on Friday night during a visit to the campus. He is the fifth commit to the Nittany Lions’... Read more

Strength coach Galt sees improvement in winter workouts

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:41 PM
Young Addy and Shola Franklin bounded into the weight room of Penn State’s Lasch Football Building. They played atop stacked workout mats, hugged players and climbed onto the shoulders of their dad, coach James Franklin, to see over a crowd of hulking boys. As the team completed the last of... Read more

Simon Gratz's Timite enjoys Penn State Junior Day

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 9:08 PM
Charly Timite’s Junior Day began in a rush. Pulling onto Penn State’s campus at about 11:30 a.m. — a bit late — the 17-year-old Philadelphia native had just five minutes to eat lunch before a day full of tours and talks with coaches. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound DE from Simon Gratz... Read more

Penn State sets single-game ticket prices for 2015 football season

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 4:06 PM
Penn State released Wednesday its list of single-game ticket prices for its seven home football contests this season at Beaver Stadium. Ticket prices range from $40 to $140 for the Nittany Lions’ three home non-conference games against Buffalo (Sept. 12), San Diego State (Sept. 26) and Army... Read more

Juliano: Reaction to PSU on Signing Day

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 3:29 PM
The Inquirer’s Joe Juliano and CineSport’s Noah Coslov discuss James Franklin’s recruiting class at Penn State and the needs addressed on and before National Signing Day. Read more

Penn State football class of 2015 all signed and accounted for

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 11:29 AM
It’s official. Penn State now has in its possession a signed national letter of intent from each of its 25 members of the recruiting Class of 2015. The first letter of intent received came from wide receiver Irvin Charles of Paul VI High School in Haddonfield, N.J., at 7:29 a.m. Wednesday. Defensive... Read more

Lions' Sam Ficken, Donovan Smith, accept NFL Combine invites

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:30 AM
Two Penn State players, kicker Sam Ficken and offensive tackle Donovan Smith, confirmed on Twitter that they have accepted invitations to next month’s NFL Combine. “Blessed to say I have accepted an invitation to the NFL Combine! Thanks to so many that have helped me get to this point... Read more

Penn State gets commitment from Western Pa. tight end

Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:34 PM
Nick Bowers of Kittanning High School, rated the top tight end in Pennsylvania by Scout.com, announced Monday on Twitter that he had flipped his commitment from Pittsburgh to Penn State. Bowers visited Happy Valley last weekend when the Nittany Lions hosted a number of visits and made his decision... Read more

Penn State gains commitment from Phila defensive end

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 6:43 PM
George Washington's Shareef Miller, a hard-charging defensive end with a quick first step, committed Sunday to play at Penn State while on an official visit to State College. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior, a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, chose the Nittany Lions over runner-up Pittsburgh... Read more

Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes to play in Senior Bowl

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 3:11 PM
Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes, a former Northeast High School star, has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, becoming the fourth Nittany Lion to participate in the annual all-star game, a spokesman for the football program said Wednesday. Barnes, who announced on Dec. 30 that... 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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