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Joe Paterno: Powerful Octogenarian

As if Joe Paterno weren’t getting enough media coverage today with the Sports Illustrated story by one of my favorite writers, Joe Posnanski, he’s also popping up on the Slate Web site as one of “80 over 80,” the online magazine’s list of the country’s 80 most powerful octogenarians. JoePa, who will turn 83 in December, is No. 25, right between zillionaire oilman (now alternative energy man) T. Boone Pickens(81) and New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg (85).

Lori Shontz, senior editor

October 21, 2009 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Joe Paterno Profiled in the New Sports Illustrated

3734951The new issue of Sports Illustrated is out today, and while most of the issue is focused on previewing the coming NBA season — new teammates LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal are featured on the cover — there’s a feature inside that Penn State football fans won’t want to miss. Written by veteran sportswriter Joe Posnanski, “Top of the World, Pa!” profiles Joe Paterno in the form of a letter to his late father, Angelo. It’s loaded with great stories and anecdotes. You can read it online here, but both for the photos and posterity’s sake, the actual issue is a keeper.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

October 21, 2009 at 9:00 am 4 comments

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