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Penn State: modern-day Greek tragedy
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For the longest, I had an 8-by-10 photograph of Joe Paterno patrolling the sidelines at Beaver Stadium situated within arm’s length of my office desk.

It was a photo I had snapped during two separate trips into Happy Valley, Pa., back in the early 2000s, when Louisiana Tech University had played against the Nittany Lions of Penn State.

Paterno is shown wearing his ever-present blue Nittany Lions’ windbreaker, high-top black athletic shoes and — of course — those familiar Coke bottle-sized glasses.

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