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When the Lions Roared
When the Lions Roared (4 Formats) ›
By Bill Contz, Foreword by Todd Blackledge

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629373720

Estimated Release Date Sep 2017

The 1982 Penn State national championship team was not only one of Joe Paterno's best, it was one of the best teams college football has ever seen. In When the Lions Roared, Bill Contz, one of the squad's offensive linemen, details that special season and the experience of playing for a legendary coach. Featuring dozens of interviews with former players, this book provides anecdotes from the epic contests of that season while also proving statistically why this Nittany Lions team stands up against all of the talented teams that came before and after. Also featuring a foreword and reflections by Todd Blackledge, Penn State's 1982 starting quarterback, this is an essential read for Nittany Lions faithful.
100 Things Penn State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Penn State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Lou Prato, Foreword by Adam Taliaferro
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629371443

Published Oct 2015

Perfect for Penn State fans who think they already know everything With traditions, records, and Nittany Lions lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Penn State fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. From trivia on legendary players—such as John Cappelletti, Kerry Collins, Larry Johnson, LaVar Arrington, and Paul Posluszny—to knowing the best places to catch a game, 100 Things Penn State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Nittany Lions.
Paterno Legacy
Paterno Legacy (4 Formats) ›
By Jay Paterno, Foreword by Phil Knight
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629371290

Published Sep 2015

A memorial to one of the greatest coaches in college football history written by the man who knew him better than anyone: his oldest son and coaching protégé This biography of Joe Paterno by his son Jay is an honest and touching look at the life and legacy of a beloved coaching legend. Jay Paterno paints a full picture of his father's life and career as well as documenting that almost none of the horrific crimes that came to light in 2012 took place at Penn State. Jay Paterno clear-headedly confronts the events that happened with cool facts and with passion, demonstrating that this was just one more case of an innocent man convicted by the media for a crime in which he had no part. Noting that the scandal itself was but a short moment in Joe Paterno's life and legacy, the book focuses on Paterno's greatness as a father and grandfather, his actions as a miraculous coach to his players, and his skillful dealings with his assistant coaches. Available in paperback for the first time, this updated edition provides readers Jay Paterno's perspective on the latest developments at Penn State.
Paterno Legacy
Paterno Legacy (4 Formats) ›
By Jay Paterno, Foreword by Phil Knight
Cloth Price 26.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600789748

Published Sep 2014

This biography of Joe Paterno by his son Jay is an honest and touching look at the life and legacy of a beloved coaching legend. Jay Paterno paints a full picture of his father's life and career as well as documenting that almost none of the horrific crimes that came to light in 2012 took place at PennState. Jay Paterno clear-headedly confronts the events that happened with cool facts and with passion, demonstrating that this was just one more case of an innocent man convicted by the media for a crime in which he had no part. Noting that the scandal itself was but a short moment in Joe Paterno's life and legacy, the book focuses on Paterno's greatness as a father and grandfather, his actions as a miraculous coach to his players, and his skillful dealings with his assistant coaches. A memorial to one of the greatest coaches in college football history, the book also reveals insightful anecdotes from his son and coaching pupil.
We Are Penn State
We Are Penn State (4 Formats) ›
By Lou Prato, Foreword by Bill O'Brien
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600788628

Published Sep 2013

No college football program has ever had to deal with the obstacles, hostility, and challenges encountered by the players and coaches of the 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions, and this book is an account of that unforgettable season in which the team rebounded from a disillusioning 0-2 start to surprise everyone and finish with an 8-4 record, third best in the Big Ten Conference. The turmoil at Penn State began in early November 2011 with the shocking arrest of retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for multiple charges of sexual child abuse, and within days legendary head coach Joe Paterno was fired in what would be termed the biggest scandal in college football history. By the end of January, Paterno was dead from lung cancer and a new head coach without any Penn State connections, Bill O’Brien, began putting together his staff while finishing up his job as offensive coordinator of the Super Bowl bound New England Patriots. We Are Penn State tells the story of how this team overcame unprecedented NCAA sanctions, including a four-year bowl ban and the loss of 45 scholarships over the same period, the transfer of several of its star players, and overwhelming predictions that the 2012 season would be a disaster to put together a successful season and restore some dignity to what was once considered one of the elite programs in college football.
Pride of the Lions
Pride of the Lions (4 Formats) ›
By Frank Fitzpatrick
Cloth Price 24.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600786150

Published Aug 2011

Joe Paterno has scaled the heights of his profession, winning more than 400 games, a pair of national championships and nationwide respect for the program he built and sustained. In his mid-eighties now, he has vowed to continue with coaching, excited by the prospect of another promising team, and another autumn in Happy Valley. In this exciting new biography of a coaching icon, Frank Fitzpatrick, author of The Lion in Autumn, chronicles the life and career of the winningest coach in Division 1 football history.
Playing for Paterno
Playing for Paterno (4 Formats) ›
By Charles Pittman, By Tony Pittman, With Jae Bryson, Foreword by Joe Paterno, Foreword by Ernie Acorsi
Cloth Price 24.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600780004

Published Sep 2007

Penn State football icon Joe Paterno has presided over five undefeated seasons in his storied career as a head coach. Charlie and Tony Pittman played in three of those seasons. The Pittmans are the only undefeated father and son starters in the history of the Nittany Lions’ program and their experiences are brought to life in their compelling new memoir Playing for Paterno. Charlie Pittman’s teams—unbeaten in 30 games—laid the foundation and established the legacy for Penn State’s winning ways; they are the reason Penn State became a powerhouse. Tony’s 1994 team was considered by many to be one of the best offensive teams in college football history. Playing for Paterno takes the reader inside the Blue and White world of Penn State football and gives insight into the profound impact Paterno’s program has had on young hearts and minds. The reader sees through the eyes of Charlie Pittman, a poor, black Baltimore kid who was transported to the alien, all-white world of Happy Valley in the 1960s and Tony Pittman, a child of privilege who spurned Harvard and Yale for big time football at Penn State in the 1990s. But the book offers much more than just life inside one of the premier programs in college football. It takes the discipline, confidence, and integrity of the Pittmans, Paterno and Penn State football and translates them into practical primer for readers who want to apply these principles to their own lives and careers.
The Penn State Football Button Book
The Penn State Football Button Book ›
By Martin Ford, By Russell Ford
Price 14.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781572435711

Published Sep 2004

The coaching legacy of Joe Paterno and the glorious history of Nittany Lions football is celebrated here in a unique style unlike any other book ever written. The entire collection of "game day" booster buttons chronicles the history of Penn State football. Every button evokes the emotion, memories and history connected with unforgettable games in Penn State's past. Packed with history, highlights, photographs and, of course, buttons, this book is a must for any Penn State fan who never wants to forget the unique traditions and legacy of Nittany Lions football.
Black and Honolulu Blue
Black and Honolulu Blue (5 Formats) ›
By Keith Dorney, Foreword by Joe Montana
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781572439122

Published Jan 2003

An unfiltered view of life as a big-time college and NFL player, this autobiography follows Keith Dorney, an All-American at Penn State and an All-Pro with the Detroit Lions, as he recounts his journey to the top and his views of football at the highest levels. The book articulately and candidly explores Dorney's life as a passionate football player from the unique perspective of the game's most grueling position. Verbalizing the reality of an athletic career, Dorney shares his hilarious and painful stories—from summer practice fights and game day battles to the training room, operating room, and press room, as well as rowdy nights out on the town and countless mornings wracked with pain the next day.
Miracle in the Making
Miracle in the Making (4 Formats) ›
By Scott Brown, By Sam Carchidi, Foreword by Joe Paterno, Foreword by Sue Paterno
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781572434226

Published Sep 2001

Adam Taliaferro had it all: smarts, an easy-going personality, and incomparable athletic ability. None of that seemed to matter, however, on that fateful September day when his father was given startling news: Do not expect your son to walk. Ever. Since that numbing day, Taliaferro, the Penn State freshman cornerback who was paralyzed after he tackled an Ohio State running back, has defied the odds. Before he had spinal-fusion surgery, he made a vow to his mother: “Mom, I'm not going out like this.” Three months later, he walked out of a Philadelphia hospital on crutches, determined to complete his amazing recovery, making the name “Adam Taliaferro” synonymous with courage and perseverance.