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Penn State's first play from scrimmage yesterday against Nebraska was more than a nod to Joe Paterno. It also was a tribute to Penn State University itself.
Fullback Joe Suhey ran the ball up the middle on the first play. JoePa's image -- which was not accurate, by the way -- was of three yards and a cloud of dust. Most people probably don't know that Paterno's 1982 team was the first national champion to have more yards passing than running.
That Suhey carried the ball is perhaps more significant. Suhey is a fourth generation Penn State football player, his dad (Matt Suhey) having played for JoePa, too.
And, here's the kicker: It was Suhey's grandfather Steve Suhey who is responsible for the "We Are Penn State" cheer.
As journalist Tom Peeling of The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post writes about the origin of the cheer:
"[The words were] first uttered by a Penn State football captain in 1948 when Southern Methodist University wanted a meeting to discu...
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- The Big Ten has taken Joe Paterno's name off the Big Ten's football championship trophy.
League commissioner Jim Delany said Monday that it is "inappropriate" to keep Paterno's name on the trophy that will be awarded Dec. 3 after the first Big Ten title game.
Penn State fired Paterno, its longtime head coach, last week and investigations...
The Big Ten has taken Joe Paterno's name off the Big Ten's football championship trophy.
League commissioner Jim Delany said Monday that it is ''inappropriate'' to keep Paterno's name on the trophy that will be awarded Dec. 3 after the first Big Ten title game.
Penn State fired Paterno, its longtime head coach, last week and investigations are under...
Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden says now-fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno was "a little negligent" for not acting more decisively to stop alleged child abuse by one of his assistant coaches.
Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden says now-fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno was 'a little negligent' for not acting more decisively to stop alleged child abuse by one of his assistant coaches.
It was reported late Thursday night that Joe Paterno had either retained the services of a high-powered Washington D.C. attorney or was in the process of doing so. In a statement released by the former Penn State head coach’s son a day later, Scott Paterno has confirmed that he has hired criminal defense attorney J.…
Penn State's first play from scrimmage today could have been an homage to Joe Paterno.
Interim head coach Tom Bradley ordered a fullback run up the middle and he did it with Joe Suhey, a fourth generation Penn State player.
Paterno's image long had been one of running it up the middle, although that image has not been accurate for decades. And what better way to acknowledge...
The football programs at Penn State and Ohio State have had troubled and troubling seasons.
Penn State is still in shock over the scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who is charged with sexually abusing young boys. Coach Joe Paterno was fired last week amid claims he did not do enough to alert authorities of an alleged assault that was brought to his attention...
There is just something inherently wrong with this. Congratulations of getting engaged and stuff, but during this game?
“Hey Mom, how did you and Dad get married?”
“Well son, your father proposed to me during halftime at a Penn State vs. Nebraska game.”
“Really? Was that the first game after they fired Joe Paterno in wake of a child sex abuse scandal?”
“Yes son, it...
Joe Paterno is gone and Penn State continues to deal with an ugly scandal. How'll the 12th-ranked Nittany Lions respond as they face No. 19 Nebraska in a key Big Ten matchup? Follow along.
Quinn Barham couldn't control his emotions Wednesday after Joe Paterno spoke to Penn State's players and told them he was planning to retire.
(Eds: Adds details, quotes from students.) By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press For Penn State University, there was the past week - a week of unimaginable turmoil and sorrow, anger and disbelief and shame. And then there is tomorrow.
As Penn State leaves a harrowing week behind and takes tentative steps toward a new normal, students and alumni alike wonder what exactly that means...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The Penn State board that fired football coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier (SPAHN'-yur) is meeting amid a shake-up caused by a child sex abuse case against a former team assistant.
Remember when the days were longAnd rolled beneath a deep blue skyDidn't have a care in the worldWith mommy and daddy standing' byBut "happily ever after" failsAnd we've been poisoned by these fairly talesThe lawyers dwell on small details. . .-- from Don Henley's "The End of the Innocence."I've waited for a while to comment on the Penn State...