Monday, November 7, 2011Penn State scandal shocks community
In State College, they bill it as being Penn State Proud. It's just another hokey rah-rah catchphrase conjured up to make us alumni feel good. Truth is, Penn Staters are no prouder than Ohio Staters or Alabama fans. College athletics live and thrive because of the personal connections its alumni experience.
|Joe Paterno will attempt to focus his team on Nebraska while enduring media scrutiny this week.|
|Penn State fans have built Paterno into an icon in college sports.|
- May no act of ours bring shame
To one heart that loves thy name
May our lives but swell thy fame,
Dear old State, dear old State?
Dana O'Neil covers college basketball for ESPN.com and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Dana on Twitter: @dgoneil1.