Penn St. players skip Orange Bowl media day

Updated: December 7, 2005, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There was something missing at a function on Wednesday that had been billed for days as a gabfest between Penn State coach Joe Paterno, his players and the media about the Orange Bowl.

The players didn't show up.

Paterno said he didn't want his team caught up in the early hoopla over the Jan. 3 game against Florida State, which will cap Penn State's comeback season after two straight losing years. The coach also said he wanted his team focused on preparing ...

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