MY COUSIN THE SAINT
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by Justin Calanoso

Posts Tagged ‘Joe Paterno’

Penn State wins National Invitational Tournament

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

You won’t find this news very easily in your local sports pages, unless you read the Centre Daily Times, so I might as well post this story here. Penn State 69 Baylor 63. Congratulations Nittany Lions on their first major basketball championship. The team got robbed by not getting invited to the NCAA tournament, and illustrated that fact by winning five straight basketball games since they got left out. Great run by a very good team.

Not exactly a saint

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno isn’t exactly a saint, but the legendary Penn State football coach has been an icon in our family for many, many years. Our ties to Penn State are long and deep (my father, my two older brothers and my wife, whom I met in State College, and I all have Penn State degrees) and our support for Nittany Lion football has been mildly fanatical since the late 1960s. Thus, as Penn State concludes a highly successful season, and Joe proves that like the sun, he’ll be back tomorrow, it’s nice to see articles like this one being written about the coach and team again.

Update: Joe has surgery. Details here.