Penn State to commemorate 50th anniversary of coach Joe Paterno’s first game on Sept. 17
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as the Nittany Lions’ head coach.
The school will commemorate hthe anniversary on Sept. 17 against Temple, according to the team’s website. Details are extremely limited right now, as there are no specifics about what the team or school has planned.
As noted on the season promotions page, “activities during the game will take place to commemorate Joe Paterno’s first game as the head football coach at Penn State — September 17, 1966.”
The longtime Penn State coach was fired amid the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Paterno died on January 22, 2012, less than three months after getting fired. He was 85 years old.
With his 409 career wins, Paterno has the most wins in Football Bowl Subdivision history.
The Temple game is also the Stripe Out, THON Day, Community Heroes Day and Faculty & Staff Day game.
PSU will release more info on Sept. 15 about w/e this Paterno 50th anniversary thing is on Sept. 17. Won't say what's planned (or not).
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) September 1, 2016