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Penn State University head coach Joe Paterno. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL)
The Penn State trustees met tonight and fired Joe Paterno. University president Graham Spanier chose to resign today when faced with potential dismissal.
It’s a stunning development given Paterno’s power at Penn State, but it seems like the only possible choice that the trustees could make. The staggering abdication of responsibility at Penn State in light of the allegations against Jerry Sandusky had to be dealt with. It might even be worse, as the bizarre silence by Penn State officials in 2002 and during subsequent years raises all sorts of questions about that motivated these men to avoid bringing in the police.
It’s the right decision. Letting Paterno coach on Saturday with the pageantry of a college football game in light of the pain suffered by children as a result of his silence seemed like a gross injustice.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Time and again, questions about an alleged cover-up of a sex abuse scandal at Penn State, circled back to one name: Joe Paterno. Major college football's oldest, winningest and perhaps most revered coach, was engulfed Monday in a growing furor involving former defensive coordinator and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky, who was indicted on charges of sexually...
I still remember seeing Joe Paterno deceive the public.
In late June of last year, I was flipping through channels and I happened upon an ESPN special called, “Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski,” a program that was exactly what it sounded like: Joe Pa and Coach K sitting and talking about morality, coaching, family and ethics from the saintly pedestals...
Hundreds of Penn State students have taken to the streets to chant their support for ousted football coach Joe Paterno.
The students flooded downtown State College on Wednesday night after Paterno and university President Graham Spanier were fired amid a growing furor linked to their handling of sex abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach.
The students gathered...
With the massive tidal wave that is the Jerry Sandusky child sex criminal investigation, the rumors that Joe Paterno was to soon be out are true. Paterno will retire at the end of the season, his 46th. Never would one have imagined that Paterno would go out like this--his reputation sullied as many believe he didn't do enough to bring the charges leveled against his former...
Penn State head coach to speak to media, as scheduled
Will Paterno answer any questions, or deflect attention to Nebraska?
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno will meet with the media as regularly scheduled for his weekly look at Penn State’s upcoming game, this week against Nebraska. The only problem is that most of the assembled media on hand or on the phone for the weekly press...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back and Penn State alum Franco Harris blasted the school's Board of Trustees for its decision to fire Joe Paterno and defended Mike McQueary, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Penn State suffered its first decommitment since the firing of Joe Paterno when ESPNU 150 offensive tackle Joey O'Connor of Windsor, Colo., backed away from his pledge Thursday evening.
The only thing people love more than watching a star claw his way to the top is watching him fall.
So add Joe Paterno's name to a far-from-complete list of athletes who plummeted from grace in recent years: Tiger Woods, Michael Vick, O.J. Simpson, Magic Johnson and Barry Bonds. Their sins were not the same, nor were their fates. But they were all banished to a kind of purgatory...
David Baran, a Penn State graduate, is so disgusted with his alma mater that he staged a rally on Tuesday on the steps of Old Main to protest the Jerry Sandusky scandal and to showcase his distaste about the way Penn State handled the sex abuse charges. Baran pulled out his diploma, then a lighter, and set his degree ablaze for everyone to see. The one problem, only 10 supporters...