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Joe Soprano

Position: Assistant Editor/Local News
E-Mail Address: jsoprano@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: (570) 991-6393


About Joe Soprano

Joe Soprano is The Times Leader's Assistant City Editor. He has worked at the paper in various positions since 1989. Through his career at The Times Leader his work has appeared in sports, news and features sections. He currently writes Cycling Scene blog and column throughout the summer months. Joe is a 1988 graduate of the Penn State University, where he worked with the football program for four seasons, and a 1984 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School.​

Latest Stories by Joe Soprano

Former Penn State linebacker Cameron Wake played a key role in the Miami Dolphins' wild 37-35 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The Dolphin defensive end sacked Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with just 45 seconds left in the game, leaving the Vikings with a fourth and long at their own 11-yard line.
The Dolphins blocked the e

Former Penn State linebacker Cameron Wake played a key role in the Miami Dolphins' wild 37-35 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Dolphin defensive end sacked Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with just 45 seconds left in the game, leaving the Vikings with a fourth and long at their own 11-yard line. The Dolphins blocked the e

Penn Staters in the NFL: Mauti latest former Lion to be sidelined

When the Minnesota Vikings placed linebacker Michael Mauti on injured reserve early last week, he became the seventh Nittany Lion to have his season ended early because of an injury. And that doesn't even count San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who never got on the field this season after being injured in last season's NFC Championship game

On a day when Penn State learned it would be playing in a bowl game in New York, Minnesota Vikings linebacker and former Nittany Lion Gerald Hodges put on a show of his own in the shadow of Broadway.
Hodges, a second-year pro, grabbed a Geno Smith pass on the New York Jets' first play from scrimmage and raced 27 yards for a touchdown in the Viking

Penn Staters in the NFL: Hodges gets pick six vs. Jets

On a day when Penn State learned it would be playing in a bowl game in New York, Minnesota Vikings linebacker and former Nittany Lion Gerald Hodges put on a show of his own in the shadow of Broadway. Hodges, a second-year pro, grabbed a Geno Smith pass on the New York Jets' first play from scrimmage and raced 27 yards for a touchdown in the Viking

This week, the Penn Staters in the NFL column takes a trip north of the border for the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup.
The Calgary Stampeders and Head Coach and General Manager John Hufnagel won the CFL's version of the Super Bowl Sunday with a 20-16 victory over Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Hufnagel quarterbacked the Nittany Lions from 1970 through

PENN STATERS IN THE NFL: Hufnagel claims Grey Cup glory

This week, the Penn Staters in the NFL column takes a trip north of the border for the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup. The Calgary Stampeders and Head Coach and General Manager John Hufnagel won the CFL's version of the Super Bowl Sunday with a 20-16 victory over Hamilton Tiger Cats. Hufnagel quarterbacked the Nittany Lions from 1970 through





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