Penn State plans to “commemorate” the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as Nittany Lions head coach.
The news was revealed Thursday in a press release detailing the school’s “themed game days and promotions” for the upcoming season. The recognition for Paterno will take place on Sept. 17 when PSU hosts Temple. The game has also been dubbed “THON and Community Heroes Day” and “Faculty & Staff Day.” No other details were immediately available.
Other than brief glimpses of Paterno in various in-stadium hype videos, this will be the first acknowledgement of the coach by the program in Beaver Stadium since his last game as head coach on Oct. 29, 2011. Paterno, who joined the Penn State staff as an assistant in 1950 and became head coach in 1966, was fired by the university’s board of trustees on Nov. 9, 2011 — just days after the arrest of longtime PSU defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky for child sexual abuse.
"A question for you. Would you rather Bucknell make the NCAA's once every 20 years or so and get ass raped by teams like Kansas in the first round or have them drop down a rung to a confernce where they can compete for a title?"
- Josh Hinkle 1st Round Final Scores: Bucknell 64 Kansas 63 | Bucknell 59 Arkansas 55
It's not like the university needs to be burned to the ground and have the ashes peed on, but they sure do regularly display an amazing lack of self-awareness. Or maybe that is giving them too much credit.
Thing is, they face a huge amount of internal and alumni pro-Joe pressure. Sort of puts them between a rock and a hard place. But you'd hope they'd have chosen the rock that doesn't abuse young boys, rather than the hard place that offers lots of money and support and looks the other way when it comes to those boys.
"I have dictionary facts to support me." - art
I'm so glad there's a Penn State in this world, so I can urge my kid to attend college ANYWHERE but there.
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