Thursday, November 26, 2015

Carl Nassib's status remains uncertain for Penn State-Michigan State

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 9:39 AM
Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib spent most of his high school and college football careers on the sidelines. That is, until he exploded onto the scene this season and got folks across the country talking about the former walk-on from Malvern Prep. On Saturday, after logging at least one sack... Read more

Big Ten notes: James Franklin talks the chip on Penn State's shoulder

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 8:09 PM
Playing sixth-ranked Michigan State on Saturday will merit the same approach as any other game Penn State (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten) has played this season, coach James Franklin said. Franklin, who will be making his first trip to Michigan State, acknowledged the boost teams can get from being the underdogs... Read more

Lions' Troy Reeder wants to prove doubters wrong in Michigan State game

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 4:15 PM
Penn State linebacker Troy Reeder was disappointed in the way the defense played on Saturday. After watching film of the team’s 26-13 loss to Michigan, he said he and his teammates agreed: the unit is better than its performance last weekend. The squad also knows, Reeder said, their time to... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 3:45 AM
Join Joe Juliano of the Inquirer as he takes your Penn State football questions in a live chat, beginning Tuesday at 3 p.m. Read more

Four-star linebacker joins Penn State's 2017 recruiting class

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 12:05 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There weren't too many positives for Penn State after its 28-16 loss to Michigan on Saturday, but the program did make gains in recruiting. Dylan Rivers, a four-star linebacker from Stephens City, Va., gave an oral commitment to Penn State and became the second member of the... Read more

Last word from Beaver Stadium

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:16 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State coach James Franklin left the Beaver Stadiyum field for the last time this season, walked through the south tunnel, and ignored the screaming fans. He headed straight into the locker room, stopping briefly to hug his daughters, who were excited to see him. Inside the... Read more

Penn State's Williams surprised himself on emotional Senior Day

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:09 PM
Cornerback Trevor Williams, one of 12 seniors who played in his last game Saturday at Beaver Stadium, had said in an interview earlier in the week that he didn’t think he would get emotional when he was introduced on Senior Day. When the time came, however, it was a struggle for him not to cry... Read more

Lions' defense vows to improve tackling after loss

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:05 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa - While Penn State’s offense struggled to move the ball in the 28-16 loss to Michigan, the defense missed tackle after tackle. The line felt the losses of senior end Carl Nassib while the secondary missed safety Jordan Lucas, who is out for the season. Several key tackles were... Read more

Carl Nassib starts on Senior Day but injury forces early exit

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:05 PM
Carl Nassib, the FBS leader in sacks going into Saturday, started his day like his classmates who were introduced prior to kickoff of the Michigan game on Senior Day, stood with their families on the field and took a group photo before returning to the locker room. But after starting the game and... Read more

Michigan logs second straight 13-penalty win

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 6:52 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- After Michigan’s 10th penalty during their 28-16 loss, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh threw his jacket to the ground, abandoned his head set, and screamed into the ear of the official standing beside him. Michigan would finish the day with 13 penalties for 117 yards, penalties... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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