Monday, January 09, 2012

Back bump

"Jermaine Marshall #11 of the Penn State Nittany Lions (L) and teammate Matt Glover #5 (R) are introduced before playing the Indiana Hoosiers at the Bryce Jordan Center on January 8, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. The Indiana Hoosiers won, 88-82."

Was excited to get the call from Getty to head back to Penn State on Sunday. While I wouldn't be covering more news of the ongoing scandal during this trip, I was sent to document the Nittany Lions new head football coach Bill O'Brien.

O'Brien was announced to the crowd, with his wife Colleen and 6-year-old son Michael, during a timeout at the Penn State men's basketball game as they took on the Indiana Hoosiers.

It happened very quick. As photographers ran circles around coach, I stayed put and worked the spotlights that popped on after he walked onto the court. Before I knew it, he was back hidden (or gone for all I know) into the masses.

Before, and afterwards, I shot game action. Despite being done with my assignment after the final whistle, I drove through town.

Cruising down College Avenue in State College after the game was tranquil. Last year it was total chaos for a week. I searched to see if there was anything going on, but all was quite.

I'd love to continue this story on Penn State whenever I can. But who knows long this story will continue to unfold.

Not sure what I was expecting to maybe find after the game. I guess the store front I saw summed it up. It read, "We're 'still' Penn State."


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