This article was prepared by Jeffrey W Simons a 1996 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. Joe Posnanski's reflection on Joe Paterno's life in the biography Paterno accomplishes a rare feat for non-fiction: it is extremely well researched and well written, engaging and informative, and will please none of its readers. The Paterno haters will despise the fact that … Continue reading Review of Joe Posnanski’s ‘Paterno’
John M. O'Donnell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Management at The Pennsylvania State University. John is also a 1967 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. I am getting sick and tired of listening to people say that Penn State has put football ahead of everything else and that this is part … Continue reading From the Professor
Who is Vicky Triponey? And why does she hate Joe Paterno? Hell hath no fury like a woman spurned. And there is no doubt that Vicky Triponey was spurned by Joe Paterno. Triponey was hired in 2003 by Graham Spanier after a rocky and controversial stint at the University of Connecticut. Within months of her … Continue reading Who is Vicky Triponey?
By Bradley J. Mitchell Top college football programs circle Penn State’s outstanding players, trying to convince them to leave State College in the wake of the NCAA’s harsh punishment. Last week, senior linebacker Michael Mauti spoke on behalf of the team, saying: “This program was not built by one man, and it sure as hell … Continue reading Hypocrisy of the NCAA is stunning