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Larry Brown Sports:
The Penn State Board of Trustees announced on Wednesday night that they were firing Joe Paterno as head coach of Penn State’s football team. Paterno had coached at the school since 1950 and was the program’s head coach since 1966. He won 409 games, two national championships, and a record 24 bowl games, but none [...]
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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...
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.
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.
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...
For the first time in more than four decades, the Nittany Lions are headed into battle without Joe Paterno leading them.