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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

Jay Paterno: Latest Big Ten Additions Maryland and Rutgers Provide an Opportunity for New Season-Ending Rivalry
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Jay Paterno: Latest Big Ten Additions Maryland and Rutgers Provide an Opportunity for New Season-Ending Rivalry
88 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Future Big Ten foes Maryland and Rutgers represent an opportunity to build a season-ending rivalry with a nearby team and where there is some history, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Semi-Serious Post-Election Thoughts and Analysis
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Jay Paterno: Semi-Serious Post-Election Thoughts and Analysis
90 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
A wise man once reminded me that we should all root for the success of the country. He also said he’d be happy to have been wrong if the other candidate won and then did great things for the people. With that in mind, there are some serious and some not-so-serious thoughts on the election. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Trick or Treat? Ponderings From Football to Politics to Autumn in Happy Valley
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Jay Paterno: Trick or Treat? Ponderings From Football to Politics to Autumn in Happy Valley
92 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Since Halloween is a few days away, this column will resemble a haul of trick or treating loot. It is a grab bag of seasonally relevant topics from football to politics to the autumn colors, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Lessons From a Crisis 50 Years Later
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Jay Paterno: Lessons From a Crisis 50 Years Later
94 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Fifty years ago this month the world teetered on the verge of World War III at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the end the worst was averted by diplomacy, a naval blockade and ultimately some luck, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: In Football, Only One Stat Matters
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Jay Paterno: In Football, Only One Stat Matters
96 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
There was a time when no one cared, but the fascination with statistics expanded as they became readily accessible on the internet. Stats have become the final word on how well a unit played or how well coached it is, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Root Canal Thoughts
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Jay Paterno: Root Canal Thoughts
98 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Tuesday morning I had to undergo a root canal. Time in Dr. Eddie Kotary’s office can be good for thought — not exactly Yoga meditation but it works, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: The Consent of the Governed (But Only Those Who Vote)
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Jay Paterno: The Consent of the Governed (But Only Those Who Vote)
100 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Regardless of party, politicians listen to those who vote. They serve only with the consent of the governed, but only seek the consent of the governed who vote. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Election Season Soon to Heat Up with Political Conventions
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Jay Paterno: Election Season Soon to Heat Up with Political Conventions
102 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Eventually the undecided people in the middle will make up their mind, but increasingly the conventions have less impact than they once did. Republicans and Democrats both run highly scripted conventions, relying on repeating the same talking points over and over. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Remembering Joe Sarra
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Jay Paterno: Remembering Joe Sarra
105 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
If you’re lucky enough in your life, you get to meet giant people who willingly sacrifice of themselves to help others. Monday morning, I attended coach Joe Sarra’s funeral celebrating a giant of a man. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Lessons Learned from the Dick Enberg Award Presentation
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Jay Paterno: Lessons Learned from the Dick Enberg Award Presentation
109 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
This past Monday, I found myself lucky to be among incredibly accomplished men and women. I was asked to accept the Dick Enberg Award on my father’s behalf. That was the reason I was there, but I quickly realized there was more to be gained. [Read More]
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