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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

Memorial Day and the Price of Freedom
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Memorial Day and the Price of Freedom
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
While we enjoy a three-day weekend that has become the unofficial start of summer, take a moment and think beyond what you want on your hamburger. Memorial Day may mark the mental transition to long sunny days, but it should mean more. [Read More]
Big-Time College Athletics, A Tale of Two Cities
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Big-Time College Athletics, A Tale of Two Cities
24 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Within three years each Big Ten conference school will receive nearly $45 million annually from television rights. That's before they sell a single ticket, hot dog or jersey featuring the number of the team's most popular player. [Read More]
Vote is Crucial to Future of Our Schools and Community
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Vote is Crucial to Future of Our Schools and Community
26 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Visiting State College High School they see facilities designed in the mid-1950s. They see students crossing the street when classes change; they see buildings in need of major repairs. What they see brings two words to mind "antiquated and outdated". [Read More]
Farewell For Now
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Farewell For Now
33 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I want to leave you with a column on a growing trend across this state that stands to benefit Penn State over the long run. It attracts the interest of young people who by and large are highly-motivated, organized, great students and interested in service to others. [Read More]
A Different Approach to State Patty's Day: THON Appreciation Day
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A Different Approach to State Patty's Day: THON Appreciation Day
35 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Start with a parade that includes all the groups involved in THON. Invite the dancers and Four Diamonds Families to ride in the parade, giving those children another happy day in their battle against cancer. The parade will bring families and people downtown. [Read More]
Unions for College Student-Athletes a Question of Fairness
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Unions for College Student-Athletes a Question of Fairness
37 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Every major sport in this country has unionized. Given the huge popularity of big-time college sports the time may be right to face the reality. This is not about getting paid or stipends. It is about fairness. [Read More]
For Michael Robinson Super Bowl Means Answering Big Questions For Michael Robinson Super Bowl Means Answering Big Questions
38 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Something strange was happening to Michael, a pillar of strength to his teammates in a violent game. The emergency room doctors had no answers and specialists arrived. [Read More]
What I'd Like to Hear in The State of The Union Address
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What I'd Like to Hear in The State of The Union Address
39 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
We'll have our differences but it is time for leadership to accept the reality; we live in a nation that should welcome and celebrate the freedom to have a diversity of opinions. All too often we live in echo chambers watching media that reinforces our opinions. [Read More]
2014 Starts Fast But There's More To Come
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2014 Starts Fast But There's More To Come
41 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Also this week a Judge ruled that major portions of a lawsuit against the NCAA may go forward — a significant development. How it proceeds remains to be seen but it does pave the way for the truth to continue down the path of due process. [Read More]
Integrated College and NFL Coaching Market May Change All of College Athletics
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Integrated College and NFL Coaching Market May Change All of College Athletics
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
With Mack Brown resigning at Texas after 16 seasons there are just seven major-college coaches (under 6%) that have spent a decade or more at their school — among them Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech (27 seasons) Bob Stoops at Oklahoma (15 seasons) and Kirk Ferentz at Iowa (15 seasons). [Read More]
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