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Joe Paterno Still Recovering From Illness

Recovering from an intestinal illness, Joe Paterno has canceled his third straight “Evening With Joe” appearance in Pennsylvania.

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Paterno first canceled his appearance in Pittsburgh (for which I had tickets), but health trumps all, so the eventgoers were understanding. Then the Hershey event was canceled, and people began to worry. Finally, the Philadelphia event was canceled, and rumors abounded.

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Paterno is a strong man, and these are probably just precautions to ensure that the octogenarian is in top shape entering the 2010 season. To be fair to Paterno, he was likely going to face questions on expansion and the new ticket policy, two topics no one, healthy or not, would want to discuss. Everyone wishes Paterno a healthy recovery, especially with a showdown with Alabama looming under 3 months away.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.