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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

Graduation Thoughts, A Message for the Newest Members of the Penn State Community
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Graduation Thoughts, A Message for the Newest Members of the Penn State Community
66 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Make yourself vulnerable, pour your heart into someone or something despite knowing if things go wrong it will hurt so deeply as to gut your soul. It could be family, a cause, a university you love or to believe in something so real like “Success with Honor”. [Read More]
College Football Playoff Feels More Like a
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College Football Playoff Feels More Like a "Plus One"
68 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The name has been criticized for being dull, but the genius of the name is it implies this is truly a playoff rather than a Bowl System Plus One game. [Read More]
The Boston Marathon Bombing: Is This the Price of Freedom?
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The Boston Marathon Bombing: Is This the Price of Freedom?
70 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Events like the one in Boston force us to renew the conversation within our own mind, and with our fellow Americans about where exactly we want to go and what kind of society we want to have. Whatever the source of the Boston bombing we have realities to face. [Read More]
Penn State Board of Trustees Election: Do We Need Independent Observers?
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Penn State Board of Trustees Election: Do We Need Independent Observers?
72 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but I am not naive either. Familiarity with technology and elections gives insight into how electronic elections work and more importantly how they can be easily and effectively manipulated. [Read More]
Don’t Boo, VOTE!
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Don’t Boo, VOTE!
74 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
For decades we voted for trustees when and if we remembered to do it. This election is about the future of Penn State. No matter how you feel, act on those feelings. The future of this university is too important. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Time For Downtown’s Wake-Up Call
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Jay Paterno: Time For Downtown’s Wake-Up Call
76 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Now that The State Payoff Day’s holiday is over, it is time for reasoned, rational discussions about the future of Downtown State College. The payoff approach seems to have been a mild success with $170,000 buying the Borough of State College fewer arrests than last year. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: The Real Soul of Penn State
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Jay Paterno: The Real Soul of Penn State
78 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Charity and philanthropy are and have always been core values at Penn State. Events such as Coaches vs. Cancer, Lift for Life, The Pink Zone and THON’s whopping $12.374 million total last year show the country the real soul of Penn State, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: 10 Reasons to Believe in Penn State Basketball
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Jay Paterno: 10 Reasons to Believe in Penn State Basketball
80 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
This is a great time for our fans and for recruits to get on board. There comes a time when the dawn is coming, when the first rays are starting to break the darkness over Mount Nittany. There are bright days just over the horizon, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: What was Old is New Again
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Jay Paterno: What was Old is New Again
82 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The option was never big in the NFL because everyone feared getting the franchise quarterback injured. That fear is well-founded. Just ask any Washington Redskins fan. But there is a happy medium where the quarterback is enough of a threat but not a workhorse ball carrier. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: The Crimson High Tide Explained
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Jay Paterno: The Crimson High Tide Explained
84 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Why has Alabama exploded into a dynasty at a time when the rules in college football are set up to try and level the playing field. Using Big Ten math, here are the 10 (14) reasons why Alabama has separated themselves, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
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