Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Penn State wins, may lose Paterno

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- In the aftermath of Penn State's 20-6 win over Purdue, the victory and its overall meaning in the Nittany Lions' quest for greater glory seemed an afterthought compared to the health of Joe Paterno. The 81-year-old Penn State coach was forced to watch yesterday's game from the press box and afterward during his post-game interview looked a shell of himself. I doubt he'll coach from the sidelines the rest of the season.

Penn State wins, may lose Paterno

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- In the aftermath of Penn State's 20-6 win over Purdue, the victory and its overall meaning in the Nittany Lions' quest for greater glory seemed an afterthought compared to the health of Joe Paterno. The 81-year-old Penn State coach was forced to watch yesterday's game from the press box and afterward during his post-game interview looked a shell of himself. I doubt he'll coach from the sidelines the rest of the season.

Also, yesterday was the last meeting between Paterno and his good friend Joe Tiller, who will retire at season's end.

About this blog
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.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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