The Pennsylvania State University has more than 645,000 living alums. Obviously, they know about “Happy Valley,” as do the throngs who attend football games each fall. But if you’ve never visited Penn State, State College or Centre County, it’s well worth exploring, especially on a quieter, non-​football weekend.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The home of Penn State makes a great weekend trip
I don’t think anybody can get a handle on what makes me tick… without understanding what I learned from the deep relationship I formed with Virgil,” wrote the late Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno in his 1997 autobiography, “Paterno: By the Book.” The remark refers without irony to the affinity he…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2013
  • Sub Heading Joe Paterno’s epic demise dwarfs the stature of a new biography
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