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Jay Paterno

State College native and Penn State graduate Jay Paterno is a father, husband and political volunteer. He’s a frequent guest lecturer on campus and at Penn State events and was the longtime quarterbacks coach for the Nittany Lions. His column appears every other Thursday. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JayPaterno

Articles by Jay Paterno

Postmortem Notes From The First College Football Playoff Season
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Postmortem Notes From The First College Football Playoff Season
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Jay Paterno shares his insight on the just-concluded 2014 season. He explains why the Big Ten is better than we thought; why Michigan State is an elite program; and why he thinks (in crunch time) Penn State's Offense is better than its Defense. [Read More]
New Era Dawning in College Football Drives Sun to Set on Old Era
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New Era Dawning in College Football Drives Sun to Set on Old Era
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Since 1869 major college football has been competing without a playoff while attempting to maintain amateur standards. With the new College Football Playoff, those days are a relic of the past. [Read More]
Are We Becoming the Enabler Nation?
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Are We Becoming the Enabler Nation?
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
In this country, perhaps we have entered the Age of Enablement. In many major stories we see the casting of blame on an organization, or powerful person or existing "culture" as bearing the guilt of enabling the criminal. [Read More]
Great Moments in History on Social Media
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Great Moments in History on Social Media
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
@ThomasJefferson Congress accepted my 18th re-write-All men are created equal? Not so sure about some of these guys. @TheRealJFK Still can't believe someone got @JFK twitter tag first. @NeilArmstrong #OneSmallStep is trending worldwide -- Take that @KimKardashian. [Read More]
The Sleep of Reason, The Media and the Politics of Fear
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The Sleep of Reason, The Media and the Politics of Fear
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
It is possible that we are wading through a nightmare where reason and rational discourse have slept and we create monsters around every corner with every breaking news story. It's Ebola, ISIS, Vladimir Putin, Home-grown radicalized Muslim Terrorists, dangerous illegal immigrant children. [Read More]
Penn State's Border Wars in the Big Ten
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Penn State's Border Wars in the Big Ten
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
This week AND next Penn State football players face two border wars against teams that will for the foreseeable future be division foes in the Big Ten. [Read More]
Flip This Team?
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Flip This Team?
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
There was a time when rivalries and traditions were valued and honored over money. Now everything is for sale. Naming rights to the stadium? No problem. Putting a corporate logo on the nets behind the goalposts? No problem. [Read More]
The Rule of Law or the Virtual Mob?
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The Rule of Law or the Virtual Mob?
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The rush to the moral high ground only occurs when there is a big enough target for the media to exhort its viewers, readers and followers to sharpen their virtual pitchforks and light their virtual torches on social media. [Read More]
Roger Goodell and The Media
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Roger Goodell and The Media
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The lightning strikes of the media generally are attracted to the highest object standing. We have seen this movie over and over again. [Read More]
Combating Sexual Assault on College Campuses
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Combating Sexual Assault on College Campuses
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I'm not advocating we lock down students or bring back "dorm mothers", nor am I advocating we turn back the hands of time to the "good old days." I'm stating that technology may be cheaper and more efficient but it isn't always better. [Read More]
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