The Nittany Lions fencers hope for another good performance on Saturday in the Penn State Invitational, coming off the men's team's second place finish at the St. Johns Invitational last weekend. This weekend's tournament, to be held in the White Building, will kick off at 8:30 a.m. as the Nittany Lions host squads from Penn, Duke, Drew, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, and UNC.
Thursday afternoon’s “A Memorial For Joe” brought a mourning Penn State community together to remember a man who has meant more to the university than anyone else in the past half-century. Students, current and former players, fellow coaches, and fans alike filled the Bryce Jordan Center to hear stories and to remember the life and legacy of Coach Joe Paterno.
Jay Paterno represents one of the more intriguing Penn State figures I have ever encountered. There may not be an individual who loves this university the way he does, yet it seems sometimes he receives no love in return from the Nittany Lion faithful. All but four years of his life have been spent in State College; however, until recently, the younger Paterno was never able to fully endear himself to many Penn State fans.
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Through all the speeches from former players and alumni, there was one that stood out above the rest. Phil Knight never went to Penn State. It's unclear if he had ever been to State College before. But aside from Jay Paterno, Kinght's ten minute eulogy of Joe Paterno was the one that touched the heart of every Penn Stater who was lucky enough to watch the "Memorial for Joe" event Thursday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.
For months, and in some cases years, media outlets have asked me time and time again what Coach Paterno means to me and to this university. Though I still struggle to explain it, Coach Paterno's passing may have given me part of the answer.