Joe Paterno http://michiganradio.org en Penn State's penalties may help MSU and U of M this fall (and into the future) http://michiganradio.org/post/penn-states-penalties-may-help-msu-and-u-m-fall-and-future <p>Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon says the University of Michigan and Michigan State University are inadvertently benefiting from sanctions handed down against Penn State today.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:11:56 +0000 Steve Carmody 8400 at http://michiganradio.org Penn State's penalties may help MSU and U of M this fall (and into the future) Joe Paterno: The noble, and the ignoble http://michiganradio.org/post/joe-paterno-noble-and-ignoble <p>When an 85-year old man dies, you cannot call it a tragedy.&nbsp; Sad, yes, but tragic, no. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 16px; font: 14px 'Times New Roman'">But Joe Paterno&rsquo;s passing might be an exception.&nbsp; Born in Brooklyn in 1926, he enrolled at Brown University, where he played quarterback. He still holds a school record -- for interceptions -- with 14.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 16px; font: 14px 'Times New Roman'">After graduating, Paterno was supposed to go to law school, but instead followed his coach, Rip Engle, to Penn State. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 16px; font: 14px 'Times New Roman'">His father was beside himself.&nbsp; &ldquo;For God&rsquo;s sake, what did you go to college for?&rdquo;&nbsp; That was 1950.&nbsp; 62 years later, that&rsquo;s where Joe Paterno died.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:30:27 +0000 John U. Bacon 5955 at http://michiganradio.org Joe Paterno: The noble, and the ignoble The most powerful people in sports: Joe Paterno and the cult of the college coach http://michiganradio.org/post/most-powerful-people-sports-joe-paterno-and-cult-college-coach <p>College football coaches are far from the richest people in sports, but they could be the most powerful.&nbsp; That might seem far-fetched, but not to the disciples of Bear Bryant, Woody Hayes, and Tom Osborne, among others, who rose to become almost spiritual leaders at their schools.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:00:00 +0000 John U. Bacon 5021 at http://michiganradio.org The most powerful people in sports: Joe Paterno and the cult of the college coach Athletic scandals and the culture of sports http://michiganradio.org/post/athletic-scandals-and-culture-sports <p>A student riot erupted this week at Penn State following the firing of the university&rsquo;s longtime coach, Joe Paterno. He was fired after details surrounding alleged child sex abuse emerged involving the university&rsquo;s former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky.</p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Jennifer White talked with Dr. Cheryl Cooky, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health &amp; Kinesiology and Women&rsquo;s Studies Program at Purdue University. She specializes in sports sociology. Cooky talks about how we view athletic scandals.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 22:46:55 +0000 Jennifer White 4959 at http://michiganradio.org Athletic scandals and the culture of sports