Found January 25, 2012 on New York Times Sports:
Standing three or four deep, observers in Penn State ski caps and other blue-and-white gear stood shoulder to shoulder along a route that wound past Beaver Stadium, the library bearing Joe Paterno's name and the shops and downtown State College.

Paterno memorial tickets spark frenzy

Admirers of the late Joe Paterno were bidding nearly $100,000 Tuesday for the chance to attend the former Penn State football coach's memorial service. Two tickets posted on eBay for a service taking place Thursday at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center resulted in a flurry of bids, before the online market hub pulled them from its website. Penn State began issuing free tickets...

So What, Exactly, Is Joe Paterno's Legacy?

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...

Reaction to Joe Paterno Passing: It Wasn't Supposed to End This Way

We continue to pay our respects to Joe Paterno, who passed away Sunday. The following was submitted by Mike Prince, of Montgomery Media. If you would like to submit your own thoughts for a guest post, please contact us with your thoughts. It wasn’t supposed to end like this.  After nearly half a century of being the face of an entire university, the final days in the life of...

Joe Pa And The Curse of Richard Nixon

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...

Poll: Support for firing of Paterno eroding

Support for the decision by Penn State trustees to fire the late Joe Paterno is falling, according to a national poll released Thursday.

Dooley: Paterno's legacy, despite complications, will never die

In this Oct. 17, 2009 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno smiles as he walks the field before an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in State College , Pa. (AP/file) Published: Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. Last Modified: Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. No matter who you are, no matter what you believe, no matter how you have felt for the last three...

Mourners line up for 2nd day of Paterno 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.

Team arrives as campus farewell for Paterno begins

Members of the Penn State football team and the athletic department have arrived at the campus faith center, where a viewing is being held Tuesday for Joe Paterno.

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...

Song: Goodbye JoePa

  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.

Doors open for 2nd day of Paterno viewing

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.


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...

O'Brien pulling double duty

---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. O’Brien’s position...
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