Found January 24, 2012 on Nittany Lions Den:
I’m going to be honest. I don't know where to start this piece. As a journalist, I am supposed to have a way with words, but as a Penn State student, the past few days have left me at a loss for words. I don’t know what to write that has not been written already, but regardless, here is my perspective/opinion on recent events, biased as it may be. I may only be a freshman, but in my short time here at Penn State I have learned what it means to be a Penn Stater. When people say “We Are Penn State”, what does that mean? What IS Penn State? Penn State is research and academic excellence. Penn State is Beaver Stadium on a Saturday in the fall. Penn State is Happy Valley. Penn State is outstanding faculty and countless alumni. Penn State is 91,000 students representing 132 nations. Penn State is the largest student run philanthropy in the world, THON. Penn State is character. Penn State is integrity and loyalty. Penn State is a family. Penn State is success…with honor. A...

Phil Knight calls out Penn St. trustees

Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight got a standing ovation at Joe Paterno's public memorial Thursday for defending the late coach's response to an accusation of child sex-abuse against a former assistant. At a ceremony filled with lavish praise that would likely have embarrassed the school's beloved coach, Knight waded into a subject that had been virtually ignored...

Video: Joe Paterno remembered as the people’s coach

After Joe Paterno's passing, several coaches and athletes — both former and current — released statements regarding their thoughts about Paterno's passing. While Paterno had a profound effect on those in college football, he also touched the lives of several students and fans who met him at everything from campus-run events to stopping him on the street. And Joe Pa was...

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Lit Up and a Protest

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium was lit up last night in remembrance of Joe Paterno. What better way to show support for the Paterno family than to light up a stadium that he helped build. via @arrgh400 Side Note: Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest Joe Pa’s funeral. I hope these idiots all die in a fiery [...]

A Photo Gallery Honoring the Late Joe Paterno, 85

Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 85. The Pennsylvania hospital where Paterno died confirmed the cause of death as a spreading lung cancer. Mount Nittany Medical Center said in...

Westboro Baptist to Protest at Paterno Funeral

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church, known for its unwelcome appearances at the funerals of dead Marines, plans to picket the burial of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno died Sunday at age 85 after battling lung cancer. His final months were compounded by the unwinding child sex scandal involving his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. He was fired Nov...

Penn St.'s O'Brien: An 'honor' to follow Paterno

Bill O'Brien calls it an honor to follow the late Joe Paterno as Penn State's next head coach.

Thousands attend Paterno memorial service

Former Penn State football players and students are recalling Joe Paterno's effect not just on the school's athletic reputation, but also its educational pursuits.

Memorial service to cap 3-day mourning for Paterno

A capacity crowd of more than 12,000 is expected to pack a Penn State arena for one more tribute to Joe Paterno, the Hall of Fame football coach who died Sunday at age 85 from lung cancer.

Big Ten, Penn State not a dream matchup at start

A comfortable member of the Big Ten for more than two decades, it's easy to forget that Penn State wasn't readily welcomed by everyone in the conference. ''I've been to Penn State,'' said Bob Knight, then the coach at Indiana, when Penn State was first invited to join the league in 1990. ''And Penn State's a camping trip. There's nothing...

Song: Goodbye JoePa

  Props to this guy for having some serious talent! Regardless where you stand on this Joe Paterno and Penn State saga, JoePa leaves behind a legacy that people will be talking about forever.

Pious men and dirty fiends

There are heroes and villains, and there are humans. We are not angels and demons, gods and monsters, zeroes and ones. We are fallen angels. We are brilliant beasts. We are between the gutter and the stars. Some of us are closer to the gutter, and others are closer to the stars. So we are all part angel, part demon. We can imitate Grantland Rice's Great Scorer and tally up a...

Daily Dribbles: 1/23/2012

Hours after Joe Paterno's passing, snow covered the ground of the Penn State campus  and provided one last "white out" for the departed coach and loyal fans. Good morning Dribblers! How are you this wonderfully miserable Monday morning? Don't lie; it's Monday and no one is happy on a Monday. Well, except maybe the New England Patriots and the New York...
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