Joe Juliano has been a member of our sports staff since 1985. His current beats are Penn State football, college basketball with emphasis on Villanova, golf, and the Penn Relays. A graduate of Temple University, he also worked for 10 years with United Press International, the last seven as Philadelphia sports editor.

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Former Villanova star Phil Booth looks forward to summer league basketball with the Cleveland Cavaliers

with the Cavaliers, Booth will be playing for first-year head coach John Beilein, who is very familiar with him having played the Wildcats in the 2018 national championship game and again early last season as coach of Michigan.

Penn State football receives three verbal commitments on the same weekend

The Nittany Lions increased their number of verbal commitments in the class of 2020 to 11 adding wide receiver Jaden Dottin of Suffield, Conn., and junior college defensive back Ji'Ayir Brown.

Villanova’s Phil Booth agrees to summer-league deal with Cleveland Cavaliers

Booth, Villanova's top scorer last season with an 18.6-point average, went undrafted Thursday night.

Villanova’s Eric Paschall picked in the second round by Golden State Warriors in NBA draft

In his three seasons with the Wildcats, the versatile 6-foot-6 forward helped his team to a national championship and three Big East Tournament titles.

Villanova’s Jermaine Samuels, Collin Gillespie selected to U.S. Pan American basketball team

All 15 players named to the preliminary roster for the United States play or have played for Big East teams. Competition will begin July 31 in Lima, Peru.

Jeremy Wall repeats as Philadelphia Amateur champion

The 23-year-old from Manasquan River Golf Club gained a 3-and-2 victory over 2014 champion and qualifying medalist Jeff Osberg at Stonewall thanks in large part to his chipping and putting.

Penn State loses three players who committed to its 2020 recruiting class — all in the same week

The week began with the first player to commit to the Nittany Lions' 2020 class flipping to Ohio State. Then a pair of high school teammates decommitted, feeling they latched on to Penn State too quickly.

Two four-star Penn State recruits decommit from Nittany Lions

Aaryn Parks, a 6-foot-4, 320-pound guard, made his announcement on Wednesday and 5-11, 165-pound cornerback Joshuah Moten revealed his change of heart on Thursday.

Jeremy Wall uses brother’s disqualification for motivation, reaches Philadelphia Amateur final

Wall's younger brother got caught in the middle of a Pennsylvania Turnpike accident and missed his tee time, leading to disqualification. He barely made it for his start time after taking an alternate route and won two matches to reach the final.

James Franklin wishes Tommy Stevens well, looks ahead to Penn State’s quarterback competition

Stevens spent four years in the program, three of them backing up Trace McSorley, before announcing his transfer to Mississippi State. "I want what's best for Tommy," Franklin said. "I want what's best for Penn State."