Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Fired-up Joe!!

Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was fired up at a New Years Eve pep rally for the 2007 Outback Bowl where his Nittany Lions defeated Tennessee 20-10.

Pep Rally Tampa

Thousands of Penn State football fans pack the Tampa Convention Center New Years Eve for a pre-game pep rally. The Penn State blue Band marches to the front of the center as fans cheer.

Outback Cheer

A Penn State cheerleader performs during a pre-game pep rally for the Penn State Nittany Lions competing in the 2007 Outback Bowl against Tennesse in Tampa, Florida.

Paterno Boxed In

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had to think "inside the box" during the 2007 Outback Bowl game between Penn State and Tennessee in Tampa, Florida. Paterno was unable to man the sidelines as a result of a leg injury earlier in the season.

Anthony Scirrotto Interception

Penn State's Anthony Scirrotto picks off a Tennessee pass during the 2007 Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida.

2d Marine Aircraft Wing Marines

The Outback Bowl featured Marine Corps AV-8B II Harrier jets in a fly-over of the stadium prior to the Penn State/Tennessee football game. The Marines from Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC, Quantico, VA, and Special Operations Command in Tampa, were on hand for the game. It was like old home week for me.