by Dr. Pat Griffin - Professor Emerita, UMass, Amherst
It is difficult to reconcile the Joe Paterno who was king of Penn State with the Joe Paterno who claimed he didn’t know what to do when he learned in 2002 about the allegations against Jerry Sandusky. Joe Paterno always knew what to do. Joe Paterno was never reluctant to use his power to get what he wanted.
After leading the Portland State Vikings women's basketball team to their four most successful seasons in a row, head coach Mullen is out and proud, but sad that no one else feels safe enough to follow in her footsteps.