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Kate Fagan on Penn State scandal

Updated: January 24, 2012, 6:10 PM ET
By Kate Fagan

I used to run on a treadmill next to Gary Barnett.

It was spring 2003. I was on the University of Colorado women's basketball team, he was the head coach of our football program, and the treadmills faced the glass windows of CU's vast weight room. The view was of the interior bowl of Folsom Field, framed majestically by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Barnett would run his couple of miles, then grab his towel and wish me well, always smiling and using my first name.

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