Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is near death, a source close to the Paterno family told The Citizens’ Voice.
Growing up in North Central Pennsylvania, you can’t help but be a Penn State fan. Question: Why is the sky is blue and white? Answer: God is a Penn State fan.
My Dad was a Penn State alumni and Joe Pa’s name was said with reverence. A big thrill for me was when our high school band participated in Band Day at Beaver Stadium. Standing on that field, in front of that many people, was a rush! I can’t drive by Beaver Stadium without looking at it. It certainly stands out but even after all these years, it still makes me look.
So happy birthday Beaver Stadium. Hopefully the Nittany Lions will have a banner season to commemorate your big 50. After all, it is Happy Valley!