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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State football players past and present made a somber pilgrimage to the campus spiritual center Tuesday for Joe Paterno, attending a viewing for the coach who helped shape the university for more than a half century.

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Lit Up and a Protest

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium was lit up last night in remembrance of Joe Paterno. What better way to show support for the Paterno family than to light up a stadium that he helped build. via @arrgh400 Side Note: Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest Joe Pa’s funeral. I hope these idiots all die in a fiery [...]

Video: Joe Paterno remembered as the people’s coach

After Joe Paterno's passing, several coaches and athletes — both former and current — released statements regarding their thoughts about Paterno's passing. While Paterno had a profound effect on those in college football, he also touched the lives of several students and fans who met him at everything from campus-run events to stopping him on the street. And Joe Pa was...

A Photo Gallery Honoring the Late Joe Paterno, 85

Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 85. The Pennsylvania hospital where Paterno died confirmed the cause of death as a spreading lung cancer. Mount Nittany Medical Center said in...

Westboro Baptist to Protest at Paterno Funeral

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church, known for its unwelcome appearances at the funerals of dead Marines, plans to picket the burial of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno died Sunday at age 85 after battling lung cancer. His final months were compounded by the unwinding child sex scandal involving his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. He was fired Nov...

Cowboys' Sean Lee: Thank you coach Paterno

Dallas Cowboys linebacker and Penn State alumnus Sean Lee issued a statement Sunday praising his legendary college coach, Joe Paterno, who died of lung cancer earlier in the day. Paterno, 85, coached Penn State for 46 years and won 409 games, a Division I record, and two national titles. He had been diagnosed with the disease two months ago, not long after being fired by Penn State...

Penn St.'s O'Brien: An 'honor' to follow Paterno

Bill O'Brien calls it an honor to follow the late Joe Paterno as Penn State's next head coach.


Joe Paterno did more for Penn State University -- and in so doing hundreds of thousands of students -- than anyone in its 157-year history. (For coverage of his death, click here.) JoePa was all about helping students -- athletes and nonathletes -- and not necessarily himself. You see it in his underpaid salary, his insistence that his players graduate, in his personal $5 million...

Big Ten, Penn State not a dream matchup at start

A comfortable member of the Big Ten for more than two decades, it's easy to forget that Penn State wasn't readily welcomed by everyone in the conference. ''I've been to Penn State,'' said Bob Knight, then the coach at Indiana, when Penn State was first invited to join the league in 1990. ''And Penn State's a camping trip. There's nothing...

Song: Goodbye JoePa

  Props to this guy for having some serious talent! Regardless where you stand on this Joe Paterno and Penn State saga, JoePa leaves behind a legacy that people will be talking about forever.

Memorial service to cap 3-day mourning for Paterno

A capacity crowd of more than 12,000 is expected to pack a Penn State arena for one more tribute to Joe Paterno, the Hall of Fame football coach who died Sunday at age 85 from lung cancer.

Pious men and dirty fiends

There are heroes and villains, and there are humans. We are not angels and demons, gods and monsters, zeroes and ones. We are fallen angels. We are brilliant beasts. We are between the gutter and the stars. Some of us are closer to the gutter, and others are closer to the stars. So we are all part angel, part demon. We can imitate Grantland Rice's Great Scorer and tally up a...

Daily Dribbles: 1/23/2012

Hours after Joe Paterno's passing, snow covered the ground of the Penn State campus  and provided one last "white out" for the departed coach and loyal fans. Good morning Dribblers! How are you this wonderfully miserable Monday morning? Don't lie; it's Monday and no one is happy on a Monday. Well, except maybe the New England Patriots and the New York...
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