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Saturday, September 24, 2011
PSU's Joe Paterno returns to sideline

By Adam Rittenberg

Penn State coach Joe Paterno is back where he belongs -- on the sideline -- for the first time this season.

The 84-year-old, who suffered shoulder and pelvis injuries last month during a Penn State practice, will coach his first game from the sideline today against Eastern Michigan. Paterno spent the first three games coaching from the press box.

Penn State has a stool and a golf cart set up on the sideline, presumably to assist Paterno when he needs to rest. He used a cane when he walked off the team bus this morning, but didn't have the cane on the field during pregame warm-ups.