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Penn State will pay out a total of roughly $4.4 million in severance to more than a half-dozen assistants who weren't retained by new head coach Bill O'Brien.
Acting Athletic Director David Joyner said Friday the status of the assistant coaches who aren't coming back from former coach Joe Paterno's staff hasn't been finalized. Some may choose to retire, others could seek different jobs at Penn State or move on.
Joyner spoke after Penn State's Board of Trustees met Friday. He told trustees the severance payout will contribute to a projected net budget loss of $5 million for the upcoming year.
Joyner said the severance figure does not include Paterno, who was ousted in November.
O'Brien retained defensive line coach Larry Johnson and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden from Paterno's staff.
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State College residents were expressing shock and sadness after the death of longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
Tom Kleban is a research analyst who lives in State College. After attending Mass at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Sunday, he spoke about what Paterno meant to the town. He says Paterno ''left an incredible legacy not only for the Penn State program...
Hundreds of mourners waited outside a Penn State campus spiritual center Wednesday to pay their last respects to the late Joe Paterno as public viewing hours for the football coach wound down.
The second of three days of public mourning for Paterno was to culminate with a private funeral service and his burial. Penn State will host a public memorial on Thursday at its basketball...
Longtime Penn State head coach Joe Paterno has died at the age of 85 after a battle with lung cancer, according to multiple reports on Sunday morning. Paterno's legacy became tarnished in the wake of the Penn State football scandal, but there's no denying what he accomplished as a head coach. But after being fired from the school in November, the former Nittany Lions coach...
Penn State's football coach says following Joe Paterno in the job is an honor.
Bill O'Brien said in a statement Sunday after Paterno died that the school and all college football have suffered a great loss.
Paterno, who won more games than any other major college coach, was fired in November in the midst of a child sex abuse scandal that centered on a retired Penn State...
Joe Paterno is dead at 85. The former Penn State coach, who had been battling cancer, was fired amid scandal, but his legacy goes well beyond the final chapter, writes Jack McCallum.
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died at age 85 Sunday after a bout with lung cancer, according to an announcement released by his family on Sunday morning. The longtime football coach, who won more games than any other coach in major college football, had resigned his position amid a child abuse scandal.
When news broke of Paterno’s death Sunday morning, Twitter reacted...
Penn State's football coach says following Joe Paterno in the job is an honor. Bill O'Brien said in a statement Sunday after Paterno died that the school and all college football have suffered a great loss. Paterno, who won more games than any other major college coach, was fired in November in the midst of a child sex abuse scandal that centered on a retired Penn State assistant coach.
Long time Penn State head football Coach Joe Paterno passed away this morning at the age of 85 due to complications from cancer. Paterno coached the Nittany Lions from 1961 until 2011, an amazing record of longevity!
We are all aware of the circumstances surrounding Paterno’s dismissal last year due to his lack of responsiveness when made aware of the allegations against his former...
BOCA RATON -- With Joe Paterno's health reportedly turning for the worst Saturday night, two longtime college football colleagues -- Bobby Bowden and Howard Schnellenberger -- shared their concern for the 85-year old former Penn State coach.
Paterno, hospitalized since Jan. 13 for observation for what his family had called minor complications from lung cancer treatments, has...
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...
The managing editor of a student-run news organization that covers Penn State resigned Saturday after the publication's Twitter account sent messages saying former coach Joe Paterno had died, according to a letter on the publication's website.
A group of Penn State University trustees say they decided to fire legendary football coach Joe Paterno in part because he didn't do enough after learning of an alleged child sex assault involving a former assistant. They also cited concerns Paterno couldn't effectively lead the team in the face of the scandal.
A family spokesman says former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who is battling lung cancer, is in serious condition after experiencing health complications.
The 85-year-old Paterno has been in the hospital since Jan. 13 for observation for … [visit site to read more]
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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. He was 85.
His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death.
"He died as he lived," the statement said. "He fought hard until...