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Athletic Department Reveals Pregame Plans for Temple Game

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour revealed details of pregame ceremony to mark the 50th Anniversary of Paterno’s first game.

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In a statement released by the Penn State Athletic Department and Athletic Director Sandy Barbour, the university announced the details for their plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of former Head Coach Joe Paterno’s first game.

When first announced a few weeks ago, the university was rather vague about the details of the ceremony. We now find out that the “activities will focus on the commitment he had to student-athletes and academics, as well as highlights of the 1966 game.”

Among those being honored, 1966 co-captains Mike Irwin and John Runnells will be participating in the on-field coin toss.

You can read the entire release on the ceremony here.