During the "Dark Years" at the beginning of this decade, the calls for Joe Paterno's retirement resonated from alumni, students and fans alike. Headlines of "Joe Must Go!" were seen all across Pennsylvania newspapers and other sports publications until an Orange Bowl campaign in 2005 brought the Nittany Lions back to prominence. Since that season, Penn State has compiled 54 wins against 16 losses, but with a 3-3 record and an uncertain bowl fate staring Penn State straight in the eyes, critics are creeping out of the woodwork again, saying JoePa is too old to be running a football program of this caliber.
Site preparations and construction for the new biobehavioral health building will begin next Monday, October 25, closing parts of the HUB lawn for most of its duration. The official groundbreaking for the new 93,500-square-foot building was on September 17 and it is expected to be completed around November of 2012.