Monthly Archives: December 2008

Soaking in the L.A. scene

  Everyone finds a different way to spend a little down time on a work trip. Covering the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles meant a little pickup basketball, where Harrisburg Patriot columnist Dave Jones and I ran out of gas … Continue reading

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Paterno a no-go for sidelines

Penn State coach Joe Paterno said he will not coach the Rose Bowl from the sidelines because of concerns from his healing hip. Paterno underwent hip replacement surgery after Thanksgiving, and though the operation was successful, he said his legs … Continue reading

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Maybin meets the media (finally)

Aaron Maybin  (59, above), the most talked-about Nittany Lion during Rose Bowl week, finally met reporters on Tuesday morning. They asked about his temporary demotion to second-team status. They asked about his NFL plans. What did the pass-rushing specialist have … Continue reading

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USC starters to miss Rose Bowl

These USC Trojans are loaded with talent like no other team in the country, that’s for sure. So maybe it doesn’t mean much even when two key performers have been scratched for Thursday’s Rose Bowl. But Penn State fans will … Continue reading

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The season of bowl giving

   So the Nittany Lions didn’t get to do some post-Christmas shopping in Miami, courtesy of the BCS national championship game.  Just a field goal away in frozen Iowa City, right?  An undefeated regular season would have, among other things, … Continue reading

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Finding a piece of heaven

  It’s Rose Bowl week in L.A. and you can only stay holed up in downtown hotel room, staring at a laptop, for so long. (Of course, it’s a little easier here with a view of the snow-capped San Gabriel … Continue reading

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Norwood ready to play

    It sounds like Jordan Norwood will be a receiving threat in Thursday’s Rose Bowl despite a bad foot. The senior receiver who is the Nittany Lions best threat in the middle of a crowded field, said he’s about … Continue reading

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Live from L.A.

It took only a few steps outside the airport doors to soak in the Los Angeles atmosphere: Palm trees swaying in a warm, late-afternoon breeze. A frenzied wave of taxi and shuttle van drivers swerving to somehow avoid certain collisions. … Continue reading

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Snapshot with JoePa

  Red Lion High School graduate Randy Helm, who now lives in Grand Rapids, Mich., shared this photo of himself with Joe Paterno from a couple years ago. There’s a fun story behind the photo, which we’ll pass along later. … Continue reading

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York man calls Paterno ‘a real class act’

Robert A. Meckley of York shared the following story with us last summer:   After Joe broke his leg and was recovering in early 2007 I wrote to Joe. I told him of a Penn State roommate of mine and … Continue reading

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