Over a month after the accident, not a day goes by I don't get at least 40 hits from people doing google searches on "Joe Paterno knee injury" or something like that. Clearly there is still a lot of concern in Nittany Nation for the health of our legendary coach. Yesterday Joe held his first press conference since his injury via teleconference from his home in State College.
Among the highlights, Joe thinks his recovery is going ahead of schedule. He plans to coach in the Outback Bowl and will be disappointed if he is not on the sideline. Joe is not making housecalls for recruiting right now, but he hopes to in January after the bowl game. Oh, and Joe plans to keep coaching "at least a couple more years."
Everyone knows that DWill's Madden skills are legendary. This weekend he cleaned house in a Madden tournament on campus.
The Nittany Lion wrestling team is really strong this year ranked in the top 10 nationally. This weekend they hosted the Nittany Lion Open and did extremely well landing eight wrestlers in the finals of a tournament with 600 competitors. Junior 125-pounder Mark McKnight, junior 141-pounder Bryan Heller, senior 174-pounder James Yonushonis and junior 197-pounder Phil Davis all claimed titles.
The Lady Lion Volleyball team has regrouped and is coming together in the NCAA tournament. This weekend they advanced to the field of 16 where they will play No. 14 seed Purdue in Seattle on Friday. The Lions beat the Boilermakers in both matches in which they met this year.
Finally, the Lady Lion Basketball team shook off a five game losing streak to defeat Old Dominion 80-77. Freshman guard Tyra grant led the Lions with a career high 29 points.