The Lion In Autumn: A Season with Joe Paterno and Penn State Football

The Lion In Autumn: A Season with Joe Paterno and Penn State Football

Frank Fitzpatrick


A mythical trainer, a suffering staff, and a hurricane of controversy: An award- profitable sportswriter takes you within a tumultuous season of Penn nation soccer, within the bestselling culture of A Season at the Brink.

In his fifty years of training soccer at Penn nation, Joe Paterno has turn into one of many preferred figures in American activities. just one different trainer has received extra soccer video games than Paterno; his group has received extra bowl video games than the other; and he does all of it how it was once intended to be performed, together with his avid gamers succeeding within the school room in addition to at the box and within the professional ranks. alongside the way in which, Paterno has reworked a as soon as imprecise agricultural collage right into a large learn college within the great Ten, whose endowment now exceeds $1 billion, millions of which "JoePa" has in my opinion helped to elevate. yet in recent years the tide turns out to have grew to become in chuffed Valley. due to the fact that 2000, Paterno’s Nittany Lions have misplaced extra video games than they’ve gained, and accusations of off-the-field crimes have tarnished his program’s attractiveness.

Award-winning activities reporter Frank Fitzgerald Joe Paterno and his Nittany Lions throughout the 2004 season, from fundraisers in kingdom university to the sidelines at Beaver Stadium. The Lion in Autumn gives you the whole tale of this not easy, tormenting, and finally exhilarating turning-point season and the heritage that led as much as it. this can be the chronicle of 50 out of the ordinary years—including the dynasties of undefeated and nationwide championship groups that got here before—and a riveting struggle to reclaim a legacy.

Show sample text content

Download sample