Joe Paterno Speaks at THON 2009


While reflecting on Joe Paterno yesterday on the one year anniversary of his death, I found this video that I’ve never seen before of him speaking at THON 2009. It’s incredibly moving — from the opening line to his tears at the end. Enjoy.


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Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014, and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is a director of the Nittany Valley Society 501(c)(3) and is involved in student government. Email:

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