I’ve been a Penn State Football fan for as long as I can remember.  I’ve always loved the blue and white uniforms with the plain black sneakers.  I would get goose bumps when Joe Paterno would lead the team onto the field, but this year it is the start of a new era.    

I never imagined a scandal of this magnitude could or would ever happen at Penn State, but it did.   

So whether you are a Penn State alum, a Penn State fan, a Penn State faculty member or a Penn State student – tomorrow a new era begins.   We will never forget the victims, but as a university and a community we MUST move forward.   I hope the nation stands with us.  

I am so excited to see over 108,00 fans stand together as one on Saturday, September 1st for our team as they enter Beaver Stadium.  Thank you Bill O’Brien for your class and composure – we are truly lucky to call you Coach! 

Game day you will find me cheering with the Las Vegas Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association – it just feels right to be with others who truly love Penn State as much as I do.  


˜Terri Maruca