STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- As if you needed any more affirmation, Joe Paterno told a pep rally crowd at Rec Hall last night that he'll back next year. No surprise there. Of course, university president Graham Spanier could have something to say about that. But I doubt he has the cajones. Paterno was emotional when he referenced the senior class. The Lions face Michigan State today at 3:30 p.m. Here's this morning's preview.