Thursday, December 25, 2014

Backup QB's essay on JoePa wins contest

Backup quarterback Shane McGregor has won a $5,000 scholarship for an essay he wrote about his coach, Joe Paterno.

Backup QB's essay on JoePa wins contest

Penn State backup quarterback Shane McGregor has won a $5,000 scholarship for an essay on Joe Paterno that he submitted for a contest sponsored by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation.

The contest, held in honor of the late columnist for the Los Angeles Times, asked entrants to write a profile about someone on their campus who is influential in the sports community. The assignment was an easy one for McGregor, who carries a 3.89 grade-point average as an English and journalism major.

"When you have Joe Paterno as your coach, it's pretty clear," said McGregor, of Ebensburg, Pa., a senior who is on schedule to graduate in December.

McGregor was one of five winners nationwide.

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To read the essay, click here:

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/psu/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/ShaneMcGregorEssay.pdf

 

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Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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