A beautiful way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s Grand Experiment at Penn State: success with honor for students who are also athletes.

Hours before his death in January 2012, I wrote the below. I still believe it, for these reasons and more.

It’s because Joe and Sue Paterno have for two lifetimes taught us about ourselves that we feel as strongly as we do about them. For the lifetimes of most, Joe and Sue have been there to embody legacy, to be our history, our identity, our guide.

Now we’re tasked with forging ahead without them. We perceive the impossibility of the challenge of forging a future without first rejecting our trustees’ rejection of them.

This is why we think and speak of Joe and Sue Paterno—because no family that destroys its own can hope to have a future.