Penn State Meteorology alumnus reflects on Joe Paterno
Timothy Buckley received his BS from the Penn State Meteorology Department in 2009 and currently works as an on-air meteorologist at WWAY News 3 covering southeastern North Carolina. At WWAY 3, he has his own blog, called appropriately "Buckley's Blog."
Remembering Joe: Penn State loses its legend
Monday, January 23, 2012
I didn't grow up a Penn State fan. I didn't grow up idolizing Joe Paterno. Sure, I knew who he was -- saw him on ESPN, knew he'd won a whole bunch of football games -- but I didn't really know much about the man some called "a living legend". That all changed when I rolled into State College for my freshmen year at Penn State in 2005.
Today, myself and other Penn Staters are sad. Sad not for the loss of a football coach, but for the loss of a man who meant much more to us than others can probably understand. I'll try my best to explain it from our perspective, and why he made Penn State a special place to be.I'd picked Penn State
for a number of reasons. It had pretty much everything I was looking for: a top notch meteorology program, an excellent marching band, a picturesque setting, and the quintessential “college town” atmosphere.
Read the full blog post: http://www.wwaytv3.com/blog/remebering-joe-penn-state-loses-its-legend/35531