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High school band day at PSU, 1967

As I was thinking and talking about Joe Paterno’s death this week, I remembered my first Penn State football game, High School Band Day in 1967. I’m one of the dots at the top of the ‘U’ in this photo taken at halftime.

The Nittany Lions lost to UCLA, 17-15, that day, Oct. 7, but they went on to win 30 straight, putting the team and Coach Paterno in the national spotlight.