Sunday, August 2, 2015

Paterno in coaches box

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Despite coaching from the sidelines in the first half, Joe Paterno moved up to the coaches box for the second half. The Penn State coach recently strained his knee and has been walking around with a noticeable limp over last week or so.

Paterno in coaches box

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Despite coaching from the sidelines in the first half, Joe Paterno moved up to the coaches box for the second half. The Penn State coach recently strained his knee and has been walking around with a noticeable limp over last week or so.

It's only been a little less than two years since the 81-year-old icon had to watch the game from a box. At the end of the 2006 season, Paterno was not on the sidelines for three games after he had his leg broken in the Wisconsin game. He stayed at home for the Temple game. Was up in the box for the regular-season finale against Michigan State and the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 against Tennessee.

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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 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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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