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Joe Paterno Field Not Enough

Talk of this has been going back and forth for a few years now, and I just don’t see it happening. What would we call it, Joe Paterno Field at Beaver Stadium? Think about Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Who calls it that? It’s too long and after a while, people just omit one of the names (Sorry Lubrano). I don’t see the name Beaver Stadium being redacted. It is as much a part of Penn State Tradition as are the jerseys, Paternoville, and tailgating. Where would it end? Would we call Rec Hall, Russ Rose Court at Rec Hall? Sanderson Mat and Rose Court at Rec Hall?

Plus, doesn’t it seem like a small 120 yard patch of grass isn’t gratifying enough for the best coach college football has ever seen? This is what I propose: The Joe and Sue Paterno Sports Complex. This would encompass basically everything east of East Halls. The Blue Band Building, IM Fields and Building, Softball Field, Jeffery Field, the BJC, Medlar Field, etc. Considering the football team basically pays for all these team’s budgets, I don’t see it as a stretch in any way.

However, If Joe were to read all this (we all know he doesn’t read his own headlines), he would push it all away. He would no doubt rather the University built a building of academic excellence in his honor. Besides, sports should always take a back seat to academics. Without this belief, all of his successes wouldn’t have occurred.

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