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The Sports Bank:
Someone had to talk about it; the elephant in the room. In all the tributes paid to Joe Paterno these past few days, a few talked about his recent dismissal. Little to none discussed it in a substantive sense. Nike CEO Phil Knight at least touched upon it; but ended up doing little more than Paterno/Penn State cheerleading.
Maybe it would have been better if he had just kept his mouth shut.
Thursday’s memorial event ended the public mourning period for Paterno. Public viewings were held Tuesday and Wednesday morning at a campus followed by a funeral Mass, procession and burial for Paterno that afternoon.
From the AP:
Knight said, “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 president of the school. The matter was in the hands of a world-class university, and by a president with an outstanding national reputation.”
Knight added, “…this much is clear to me. If there is a villain in this tr...
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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...
They are burying Joe Pa today. What an exit.
Joe Paterno's misfortune is that he passed away before the final chapters of his story are written. Paterno is not around to answer the great mystery of the Jerry Sandusky scandal that roils Pennsylvania State University.
That mystery is this, how did an incident described by eyewitness and assistant coach Mike McQuery as the appearance...
Support for the decision by Penn State trustees to fire the late Joe Paterno is falling, according to a national poll released Thursday.
Public viewing at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center will be followed by private funeral. – The Penn State community gathers today to say a final farewell to former football coach Joe Paterno.
A national poll shows falling support for the decision by Penn State trustees to fire the late Joe Paterno.
A simple two-word message flashed this week on the electronic signboard outside Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center.
On Thursday, a capacity crowd of more than 12,000 is expected to pack the arena for one more tribute to Joe Paterno, the Hall of Fame football coach who died Sunday from lung cancer.
The memorial service begins at 2 p.m.
Props to this guy for having some serious talent! Regardless where you stand on this Joe Paterno and Penn State saga, JoePa leaves behind a legacy that people will be talking about forever.
Yesterday, thousands of mourners gathered outside Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the campus of Penn State to pay their final respects to Joe Paterno, who passed away Sunday after a battle with lung cancer. Today, hundreds more have gathered in the same spot for one final chance to say goodbye before the long-time coach is laid to…
More than a thousand people are lined up to pay their final respects to legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno, joining thousands more who attended the first day of a public viewing.
Mourners are lining up to pay their final respects to legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno, joining thousands who attended the first day of a public viewing.
Police say tens of thousands of mourners have showed up at a Penn State campus worship hall to pay their respects to former football coach Joe Paterno.
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.
---For the past two weeks, New England offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has lived at the intersection of two of the biggest stories in sports — the awkward transition of Penn State’s legendary football program after the child molestation scandal that forced out Joe Paterno, and the NFL playoffs, which feature the Patriots’ march to Super Bowl XLVI.