Audio: Joe Paterno and Steve Addazio Post-Game Press Conferences

Audio: Joe Paterno and Steve Addazio Post-Game Press Conferences

"This isn't a moral victory. There are no moral victories." —Temple head coach Steve Addazio.

Below you'll find the full audio clips of Joe Paterno and Steve Addazio's post-game press conferences following Penn State's 14-10 win over Temple.

The Mp3 files are available for download via MediaFire. Regardless of your affiliation, you'll be well served to take a break from your post-game gloating and/or heavy drinking to listen to both coaches' thoughts on what can only be described as a mutual debacle. Both clips are legitimate gems and feature each coach getting a bit testy with members of the media.

Stray quotes, notes and full audio after the jump...


(1) Joe Paterno on the 7-touchdowns-in-3-games-Bernard-Pierce: "That one running back they got doesn't get enough credit."

(2) Joe Paterno on the blocked punt: "He just took too long. He took the ball. Took a look at it to make sure it was a football and then he kicked it."

(3) Joe Paterno on why he didn't address his team at halftime: "The walk was too long."

(4) Steve Addazio on today's effort: "We're not interested in close games. There's no moral victories. There's nothing. You play the game to win. We didn't win. [Turnovers] are the reason we didn't win."


(1) Temple's announced crowd of 57,323 is the third-highest in Temple history. It is the second-most to ever watch a game at the Linc, falling just short of the the mark set by these same two teams in 2007.

(2) The announced student attendance of 10,886 was the highest in university history.

(3) Bernard Pierce touched the ball just four times for the Temple Owls in the second half.

(4) The two teams fell 22 points shy of Vegas' over/under total. Temple covered their +7 spread.

(5) Neither team wanted to win.

(6) Neither team deserved to win.

--Full audio

Click to download the audio of Temple coach Steve Addazio's post-game press conference.

Click to download the audio of Penn State coach Joe Paterno's post-game press conference.

Finally, click here to read Matt Haughton's game story.

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?

In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.

Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."

It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.

And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.

"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?

The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.

Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.

If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.

"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."

That makes one of us.

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.

Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.

He later made the announcement on Twitter.

Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by and top 50 by He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.

Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.

"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."

Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.