Monday, August 31, 2015

Big Ten Network recognizes Mrs. JoePa

At least we know there’s one bit of news Penn State coach Joe Paterno will enjoy this weekend. His wife, Sue, will be recognized on the Big Ten Network this weekend for more than 20 years of service with Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The network will feature her on its Give Big segment on Big Ten Tailgate. On Saturday, her husband will attempt to erase memories of last week’s setback to Iowa when Penn State (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) entertains Illinois (2-2, 0-1) in a conference home opener. Sue Paterno started working with Special Olympians in 1989. One of her many efforts was keeping the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games in State College for the past 23 years. Two years ago, the Paternos were inducted into the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Hall of Fame. The Big Ten Tailgate, which originates from Penn State this weekend, debuts 11 p.m. Friday. The one-long program will re-air Saturday at 12:30 a.m., 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday. -- Keith Pompey

Big Ten Network recognizes Mrs. JoePa

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At least we know there’s one bit of news Penn State coach Joe Paterno will enjoy this weekend. His wife, Sue, will be recognized on the Big Ten Network this weekend for more than 20 years of service with Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The network will feature her on its Give Big segment on Big Ten Tailgate.

On Saturday, her husband will attempt to erase memories of last week’s setback to Iowa when Penn State (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) entertains Illinois (2-2, 0-1) in a conference home opener.
Sue Paterno started working with Special Olympians in 1989. One of her many efforts was keeping the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games in State College for the past 23 years. Two years ago, the Paternos were inducted into the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Hall of Fame.
The Big Ten Tailgate, which originates from Penn State this weekend, debuts 11 p.m. Friday. The one-long program will re-air Saturday at 12:30 a.m., 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday.
 
-- Keith Pompey
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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