The Daily Numbers (Joe Paterno Edition): 1926-2012, R.I.P, JoePa.
61 years, how long Paterno worked at Penn State.
1966, he takes over as head coach from Rip Engle.
409 wins, most in Division 1 college football history.
2 national championships.
27 bowl game appearances.
5 undefeated, untied teams.
23 Top 10 finishes.
250 players who went on to play in the NFL.
7 foot bronze statue of him that sits outside Beaver Stadium.
34 million dollars he gave the university for new wing on library that now bears his name.
87 percent graduation rate among his players.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.No doubt there will be plenty of time to debate Joe Paterno’s legacy. For now let us mourn the loss of a great man.
I Don’t Get It: There are people who called the newspaper early yesterday incensed that some of the coverage of Paterno’s death included news of the scandal that ended his career. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: I still love those rolled-up khakis, white socks and black coach’s shoes.
Quote Box: “When we get past the issues of the last few months, I think the focus will return to what the man was all about and the 61 years of his life he dedicated to educating young men to be good citizens of the world.”
- The Rev. James Olson, president of Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast High School, announcing they would appeal recommendation the schools be closed.