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    Cover - Sports Illustrated August 21, 2008

August 21, 2008 | Bill Syken
Proudly dressed in blue and white, the spirit of college football is alive and well in Happy Valley

August 21, 2008 | Jordan Hyman
The storied history of football in Happy Valley has produced memories that are both exultant and bittersweet. But where does each one rank? Here are the Top 20 Nittany Lions moments of all time

August 21, 2008
Some of college football's best have taken the field for the dear old White and Blue; from Shane Conlan to Lenny Moore; from Kerry Collins to Mike Reid; and, of course, the beloved coach in the...

August 21, 2008 | Rick Reilly
More than 20 years after he was named SI's Sportsman, Joe Paterno continues to be a beacon of integrity in the often murky world of college athletics as he proves that a teacher can be a winner too

August 21, 2008
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August 21, 2008 | Joe Lemire
MORE THAN 21 years after this story was written, JoePa, now 81, is still swatting at windmills from Happy Valley. Though Paterno has continually fielded questions about his age and calls for his...

August 21, 2008 | Craig Neff
Once he took the field, mild-mannered Shane Conlan turned into Penn State's most fearsome linebacker

August 21, 2008
PENN STATE FOOTBALL DATES TO 1887, AND AS THESE treasures from the Penn State All-Sports Museum in Beaver Stadium prove, substance has long reigned over style. The Lions began wearing black shoes...

August 21, 2008 | Joe Lemire
CONLAN made the most of his final season in State College, leading the Lions to the national title game, a 14-10 victory over Miami in the Fiesta Bowl that was capped by his two interceptions of...

August 21, 2008 | Joe Lemire
An education at Penn State turns good defensive players into great ones thanks to the professors at Linebacker U

August 21, 2008 | Brad Young
This squad of Penn State's gridiron greats would surely be unstoppable in any era

August 21, 2008
The nation's largest stadium will be filled with Nittany Lions fans hoping to see PSU climb back to the top of the Big 10 standings

August 21, 2008 | Elizabeth McGarr
Two quarterbacks will vie for the chance to lead the Blue and White to the top of the Big Ten

August 21, 2008 | Elizabeth McGarr
Penn State's senior wideouts are poised to take the Lions' offense to new heights this season

August 21, 2008 | Elizabeth McGarr
A successful football season begins long before August, and SI got a sneak peek at Penn State's preparations in the weight room, the locker room and on the field during the week leading up to the...

August 21, 2008 | Trisha Blackmar
From Anthony Morelli to Zack Mills, a compendium of some of Penn State's top performers

August 21, 2008 | Fidencio Enriquez
FOR 42 YEARS JOE PATERNO HAS GUIDED THE NITTANY LIONS ACCORDING TO his mantra: Success with honor. His ideals have not only earned the team from Happy Valley a Lions' share of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED...

August 21, 2008 | Matt Millen
GROWING UP IN HOKENDAUQUA, I WATCHED A LOT OF PENN STATE FOOTBALL—BUT NOT NEARLY ENOUGH TO SELL ME ON THE PROSPECT OF ACTUALLY GOING THERE TO PLAY. AS A 17-YEAR-OLD HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, I GOT...