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Joe Miegoc

You can follow Joe Miegoc on Twitter @JoeMiegoc and you can e-mail him at jmiegoc@poconorecord.com. Joe has been at the Pocono Record since 2005 and has covered the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, NASCAR, Penn State football, the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open at Saucon Valley and all types of high school and local sports in the Poconos.

The sanctions are over

It’s official. Shortly after another glowing report from former senator George Mitchell, the most crippling of the sanctions the NCAA unjustly levied on Penn State’s football program in July 2012 are over. The NCAA also said it will not fight Pennsylvania to keep the $60 million fine in state anymore. There was no mention of [...]

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Media day gold

Penn State held its football media day on Monday, Aug. 5 and I came away with a small gold mine. Now, it wasn’t quite I did years ago when I interviewed and wrote stories on about 10-to-15 players, but I was still able to put together five stories. Here there are in all their glory: [...]

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ICYMI and what’s coming up

I never linked my story from last week’s Penn State media day so here it is in all its glory. I talked to a number of players for future stories and they’ll run this week. Check out Wednesday’s paper for a story on the Nittany Lions offensive line. I’ll also have stories on the tight [...]

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James Franklin Q&A Part 2

I got so much good material from Penn State coach James Franklin when we talked Tuesday that I didn’t want to cut anything out. So I decided to run a question and answer story, but at over 2,000 words total I figured people probably weren’t going to read a 60-inch Q&A. Instead, I broke it [...]

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James Franklin Q&A Part 1

Penn State coach James Franklin was kind enough to give me some time Tuesday … over the span of two phone calls. I asked him first about speaking at East Stroudsburg University’s graduation Saturday and by the end of his response our connection was going in and out. By the next question I had totally [...]

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James Franklin is a home-run hire for Penn State

I never posted the column I wrote in Monday’s paper about how good of a hire James Franklin is for Penn State. Well, here it is. Enjoy. There are home-run hires and then there’s what Penn State got when it tabbed James Franklin as the 16th football of the Nittany Lions. If you weren’t totally [...]

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My column on O’Brien leaving

I said I wouldn’t talk about it, but sports editor Mike Kuhns asked me to so here it is. Enjoy. How should someone with close ties to Penn State react when the football coach lies his way out of town? That’s exactly what Bill O’Brien did when he went back on his word to current [...]

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Next man up

I’m focusing on the future of Penn State. Dwelling on the past, which includes Bill O’Brien bolting in the dead of night on New Year’s Eve for the Houston Texans despite telling recruits that reports of him leaving Penn State “were not true” and that he’d be at Penn State “when they got there,” is [...]

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JUCO defensive tackle signs with Penn State

Junior college defensive tackle Tarow Barney signed a letter of intent Wednesday to continue his football career at Penn State. Barney, who verbally committed to the Nittany Lions last month, also had offers from Arizona State, Illinois and Kansas State among others. He will enroll at Penn State in January and have three years to [...]

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Backup QB Ferguson will transfer

In a move that should surprise nobody, backup quarterback Tyler Ferguson has decided to transfer from Penn State. Ferguson, who was 10-for-15 for 155 yards and a touchdown this season, lost a close battle with highly touted freshman Christian Hackenberg for the starting job in preseason camp. Hackenberg went on to throw for the third [...]

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