Found January 23, 2012 on Fox Sports:
TIMELINE Dec. 21, 1926: Joseph Vincent Paterno is born in Brooklyn. He grows up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, playing football and basketball at Brooklyn Prep, a Jesuit-run high school, and studies the classics, which he said taught him the importance of being committed to an ideal. 1946: Enters Brown University in 1946, playing quarterback and defensive back and majoring in English. He sets a school record with 14 career interceptions. 1950: Declines a chance to attend Boston University Law School after graduating Brown and follows Rip Engle, Brown's head football coach, to coach Penn State. Paterno goes with him to coach the quarterbacks. 1963: Declines an offer from the late Al Davis - $18,000, triple his salary at Penn State, plus a car - to become general manager and coach of the AFL's Oakland Raiders. 1966: Takes over as head coach at Penn State. 1967: Penn State begins a 30-0-1 streak, but is not No. 1 at any point. The Lions finish second in 1968 and 19...

Paterno was great man, but flawed

There are no easy answers in contemplating and grappling with death, and there certainly are no easy answers in doing the same with Joe Paterno's legacy after he passed away Sunday at age 85 following a battle with lung cancer. The former Penn State football coach turned the Nittany Lions into a football force. He championed education and ethics as integral parts of a football...

Jerry Sandusky's Final Victim, Joe Paterno, Dead at 85

The legendary, and now outcasted, Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno has died from poor health, according to his family. Onward State, the student-run Penn State newspaper, reported on Saturday that Paterno had been taken off his respirator that morning. Yesterday, sitting in the hospital room, Joe Paterno's family and close friends were gathering to say their...

Paterno's son: Coach upbeat until end (AP)

Joe Paterno was upbeat and confident in his final days and didn't die broken-hearted over his firing in November as Penn State's longtime football coach, his son said Monday. Scott Paterno said his Dad was "serenely calm," before his death from lung cancer on Sunday, antsy to leave the hospital so he could start planning a vacation with his wife, Sue.

PSU president: School to honor Paterno (AP)

Penn State President Rodney Erickson says the university is grieving the death of legendary former football coach Joe Paterno and plans to honor him for his contributions to the school. In a statement released Sunday, Erickson called Paterno "a great man who made us a greater university." Paterno died early Sunday at age 85.

Joe Paterno, the Face of Penn State

Under Paterno’s leadership, Penn State won two national championships and became a college football powerhouse.

Paterno funeral scheduled for Wednesday (AP)

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno will be buried Wednesday, and his family has scheduled three days of public memorial events this week. Paterno died Sunday at age 85, less than three months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. In a schedule released by a family spokesman, the first public viewing will be held Tuesday, a 10-hour session starting at 1 p.m.

My Take: Joe Paterno was a Fair-Minded Man

If you're like me, you've read countless columns following Sunday's death of Penn State's Joe Paterno, and each is compelling in its own way. Tom Shatel gave his provocative global view of the coach

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...

Joe Paterno remembered for what he did, not what he didn’t

As colleagues and friends looked back on the life of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, they did so with fondness. The events of the past two months that could have tarnished — and did in some eyes — Paterno's legacy, which included Paterno not going to authorities when he was told former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing a young boy in the Penn...

Cowboys express sorrow over death of Paterno

Past and presents members of the Dallas Cowboys have taken to Twitter to express their sorrow over the death of college coaching legend Joe Paterno. The longtime Penn State coach died Sunday. He was 85. Paterno was fired last fall amid a child sex abuse scandal centered around his former defensive coordinator. Paterno left the game with more victories than any other major college...

Mitchell: 'We won't let Joe's legacy die'

Former Penn State star Lydell Mitchell visited Joe Paterno about a week and a half ago, hoping to get just a moment with his ailing coach.

Penn St. faculty mull no-confidence vote in board

Penn State faculty members are considering a vote of no-confidence in the university's board of trustees. The Faculty Senate meets Tuesday afternoon on campus in State College to consider the symbolic vote. Also on the agenda is a motion calling for a special committee to investigate the trustees' oversight. The 32-member board of trustees has come under fire for its handling...

SENIOR BOWL: Saban on Julio Jones trade, Paterno

FAIRHOPE, Ala. –  Alabama coach Nick Saban attended the South’s practice at Fairhope Municipal Stadium on Monday. He said he wasn’t surprised that Falcons rookie wide receiver Julio Jones turned in a strong year and led the rookie class with eight touchdowns. “He’s focused on what he wants to do,” said Saban, who coached Jones at Alabama. “He stays focused on the things...
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