Found January 24, 2012 on Nittany Lines:
It took only 16 minutes this morning for the free tickets to Thursday's memorial service to Joe Paterno to be claimed, Penn State announced. The service is at 2 p.m. at Bryce Jordan Center on campus. The service will be streamed live on the web on the Big Ten Network's website available here. Tickets already are showing up on ebay, according to Mark Wogenrich of The Morning Call. Meanwhile, some fans are looking for other ways to remember JoePa. Some are calling for a tribute at the Blue-White spring game on April 21. Others want Beaver Stadium to be renamed in his memory, either the stadium itself or its field. And others are calling for people to go to work on Thursday with their pants rolled up, wearing a dress shirt, tie, white socks and, of course, black shoes.  

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.

Westboro Baptist to Protest at Paterno Funeral

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church, known for its unwelcome appearances at the funerals of dead Marines, plans to picket the burial of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno died Sunday at age 85 after battling lung cancer. His final months were compounded by the unwinding child sex scandal involving his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. He was fired Nov...

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...

Experts say Paterno's death won't affect cases

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno would have been a dramatic witness at the upcoming trials of his former assistant and two university officials.

Joe Paterno's top ten football moments

As we pay our respects to Joe Paterno we take this moment to look back on the storied football career of a man who loved, and perhaps needed, the game more than anything else in life. 10. It Begins With a Win Joe Paterno officially started his head coaching career in 1966 when Penn State hosted Maryland on September 17. It was Paterno's Fittingly enough, Paterno took the...

JOE PATERNO 1926-2012

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...

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...

Paterno dies of cancer, aged 85

Legendary Penn State American football coach Joe Paterno has died from lung cancer at the age of 85 on Sunday....

Governor offers condolences for Paterno

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is expressing his condolences on the death of longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno.

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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