Found January 27, 2012 on Nittany Lions Den:
For Penn Staters, today was the first day of the rest of our lives. Dramatic? Yes. But today was the first morning we woke up with nothing to attend, nothing to mourn, only time to reflect on the past week and the variety of emotions that came with it. The best way to describe what we feel now- numb. We are all emotionally and physicall exhausted, and some are still in disbelief. Paterno's death was something we all knew would happen, but could never possibly be prepared for. Now that it has happened, we face the age old question- now what? In the words of Joe Paterno, we are either going to get better or we are going to get worse...nothing will ever be the same. As current students and alumni, we have a huge weight on our shoulders. It's our obligation to carry on Joe's legacy and do what he did best; make an impact. We have the memories of Joe to hold onto. We heard his words of wisdom first hand. We know what it really means when we say "WE ARE..." It'...

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...

Tributes to Paterno highlight influence of wife

(Eds: Adds details, quotes, background. With AP Photos.) By GENARO C. ARMAS Associated Press For decades, Joe Paterno was the public face of Penn State. For almost as long, his near-constant companion, wife Sue, seemingly wielded as much influence. As tributes flowed this week for the late Hall of Fame coach, the extent of Sue Paterno's sway on her husband, the football program...

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...

Poll shows dropping support for Paterno firing

A national poll shows falling support for the decision by Penn State trustees to fire the late Joe Paterno.

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...

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.
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