Jay Paterno

Jay Paterno, President of Blue Line 409 LLC, gets his kicks writing. He wrote the best-selling book Paterno Legacy, writes the college football blog “Pigskin Stew,” and on topics from sports to politics for StateCollege.com. He’s been published in USA Today, the NCAA News, Harrisburg Patriot-News, Daily Collegian, Centre Daily Times, and The Epoch Times, and was listed among the World’s Top 100 Sports Tweeters by Sports Illustrated. American Rhetoric named one of his speeches among “The Most Important American Speeches of the Century.” His two-decade college football career included coaching at UVA, James Madison, UConn, and Penn State. Find Jay on twitter @JayPaterno or on his web site and blog at www.BlueLine409.com.

The Texas State Fair and a Century of Good Ol’ Fashioned Rivalry

Dallas, Texas

Texans love to go big in everything they do, and their State Fair is no exception—and the best part of it all? The annual win-or-die OU/Texas game, of course.

What the South Taught This Yankee

If he or she travels enough or lives long enough in the South, even a Yankee can start to catch on to some of the, ahem, particularities of Southern living

Off the Field and into Eternity: The Legacy of Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant (Part Two)

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Jay Paterno remembers his family’s connection with one of the greatest college football coaches of all time and the lasting impression that connection has made

Off the Field and into Eternity: The Legacy of Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant (Part One)

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Why is football in the South a veritable religion? Among other reasons is the enduring effect upon both the sport and the section by the “Bear” of Alabama.

Charlottesville and UVA: The Past Rises from the Soil

Charlottesville, Virginia

Writer and former football coach Jay Paterno reflects on his time at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where “the voices of long ago yet speak”