Found January 27, 2012 on Sports Media Watch:
CBS Sports writer Adam Jacobi told The Washington Post Friday that he has been fired for erroneously reporting the death of Joe Paterno hours before the coach passed away. Jacobi reported that Paterno died Saturday night based on a Twitter post by the independent Penn State website Onward State. However, he did not explicitly cite Onward State until it became clear later in the night that the Twitter post was erroneous. It is with no small amount of irony that [...]

Video: Phil Knight Lashes Out At Penn State Trustees

Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight got a standing ovation at Joe Paterno's public memorial for defending the late Penn State coach's response to an accusation of child sex abuse against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. "It turns out (Paterno) gave full disclosure to his superiors, information that went up the chains to the head of the campus police and the...

So What, Exactly, Is Joe Paterno's Legacy?

The passing of Penn State coach Joe Paterno left many sports pundits feeling terribly conflicted. An unthinkably horrible scandal led to his unceremonious firing. The lung cancer ravaged his body and took his life in short order.Just how should we remember this man? America’s sporting press struggled with that topic this week:Sally Jenkins, Washington Post: “For most of his 61...

Get a Life Joe Pa Haters!

Philadelphia Neo Soul Songstress Jill Scott!If I could give you the worldOn a silver platterWould even matterYou'd still be mad at meHate On Me – Philadelphia Neo-Soul Songstress Jill ScottI’ve got one thing to say to all of the people that want to ‘hate’ on the beloved Joe Paterno for the way he did or did not handle the school’s now infamous Jerry Sandusky scandal...

Maisel: The ties that bind

Penn State and Joe Paterno will be intertwined forever. But the last three months have fractured the relationship between the school and the family.

The Quad: Mourners Pay Tribute to Paterno During Funeral Procession

Standing three or four deep, observers in Penn State ski caps and other blue-and-white gear stood shoulder to shoulder along a route that wound past Beaver Stadium, the library bearing Joe Paterno's name and the shops and downtown State College.

Thousands attend public memorial for Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The family of Joe Paterno has arrived for a public memorial for the long-time Penn State football coach, receiving a rousing standing ovation.

'A Memorial for Joe' Honors a Legend

A single trumpet player, clad in the iconic Blue Band uniform, stood before more than 10,000 members of the Penn State family, a family Joe Paterno had his hand in creating, and delivered an emotional rendition of "The Nittany Lion" to cap off a memorial for a legendary coach, leader and humanitarian in the Bryce Jordan Center on Thursday afternoon.

BTN To Re-Air "A Memorial for Joe"

The public memorial service for legendary Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno, " A Memorial for Joe," will re-air Tuesday, Jan. 31 on BTN.

Public memorial at PSU

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- With fond memories and lavish praise that might have embarrassed the school's beloved coach, Penn State paid tribute to Joe Paterno at a public memorial Thursday, an event that capped three days of public mourning following his death from lung cancer.
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