New Joe Paterno-themed beer will be the beer of choice at Penn State tailgate parties


You read that correctly. There is going to be a beer brewed in honor of the late Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno. His son, Jay Paterno, has started a business relationship with brewing industry veteran Mark Dudash to begin brewing Paterno Legacy Series beer, according to The Pittsburgh Tribune.

The premium American lager will be available in 12-ounce cans from the Latrobe City Brewing Co. and should be available in time for football season, naturally. So start expecting to see The Paterno Legacy Series beer at tailgate parties all around Beaver Stadium this fall. It will surely be a necessity for many tailgaters in Happy Valley.

The selection of the Latrobe brewery was not a coincidence. Latrobe is where Paterno’s wife, Sue Paterno, is from and where the Paternos were married. It is also a local brewery, which helps keep jobs in-state. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a foundation or charity of Sue Paterno’s choosing. As noted by The Pittsburgh Tribune, the Paternos have always been leaders in supporting the Special Olympics and have taken up a more active role in promoting child sexual abuse awareness in light of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Utah State player upgraded to fair condition after collapse

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Utah State redshirt freshman wide receiver Josh Davis is in fair condition on Friday, one day after collapsing at spring football practice following sudden cardiac arrest, the university announced.

Davis, initially was listed in critical condition, was breathing on his own. He is in the intensive-care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.

Davis’ parents arrived in Utah on Thursday evening.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Davis, who is from Carlsbad, California, collapsed at Merlin Olsen Field and was immediately treated by the training staff, the university said. He was taken to Logan Regional Hospital.

The university said Davis was stabilized in the Logan hospital before being moved to Ogden.

Alabama suspends freshman defensive back after drug arrest

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a drug charge.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday after the first practice of spring that Mitchell was suspended from the team “and all team activities until we gather more information about the situation and what his legal circumstance is.”

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell and another man, Christophere Lewis, last week on a charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. Lewis also was charged with carrying a concealed gun without a permit.

“Everybody’s got an opportunity to make choices and decisions,” Saban said. “There’s no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You’ve gotta be responsible for who you’re with, who you’re around and what you do, who you associate yourself with and the situations that you put yourself in. It is what it is, but there is cause and effect when you make choices and decisions that put you in bad situations.”

Mitchell, who is from Alabaster, Alabama, was a five-star prospect rated the 34th-best player and No. 3 safety in the 247Composite rankings.

Mitchell was driving the vehicle during a traffic stop. After deputies smelled marijuana, Mitchell picked up a baggie of marijuana from the passenger floorboard, according to the department’s Facebook post.

Sheriff’s deputies found “an additional significant amount of marijuana, a set of scales, a loaded handgun between the passenger seat and center console, and a large amount of cash,” according to the department’s Facebook post.