HBO releases image of Al Pacino as Joe Paterno for upcoming film

We’ve known for quite some time that Al Pacino was going to portray legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a HBO biopic. Earlier this summer, details of the production were released, with the story being less of a career-spanning biopic (based on Joe Posnanski’s biography), but more of a focused narrative on the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and how his...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno in long-rumored HBO film

The concept of Al Pacino starring as Joe Paterno in a movie has been rumored for nearly five years. The movie was set to be based on Joe Posnanski’s biography of Paterno, but eventually fell apart.Now, the story of Pacino as Paterno has legs once again, with Variety learning that the legendary actor will be playing the late coach in an HBO film directed by Barry Levinson.Levinson...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Penn State to honor Joe Paterno prior to Temple game

When Penn State’s football team takes the field against Temple on September 17, it will be doing so on the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as head coach of the Nittany Lions. The anniversary will not pass without honoring the late coach. According to NBC’s Tom Winter, Penn State will have a ceremony to honor Paterno, who was fired in November of 2011 and passed...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Unsealed records show Paterno knew of Sandusky abuse in 1976

The disgusting story that is Penn State football and the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault case somehow continues to get worse. According to the Washington Post, new court documents unsealed Tuesday in a Philadelphia court reveal that a man testified in court in 2014 that Joe Paterno ignored his complaints of sexual assault committed by Jerry Sandusky all the way back in 1976 when...
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July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Donald Trump wants to bring Joe Paterno statue back

Donald Trump made a bizarre reference to Joe Paterno during a speech in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, and his campaign now says the presidential candidate was talking about a Joe Paterno statue. Campaigning in Pennsylvania, Trump was running through many talking points when he arrived at one about the former Penn State coach. Video of Trump asking how's Joe Paterno... Lol pic.twitter...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Paterno legacy beer pre-selling like crazy, says brewery

By Jason Rowan Interest in a Paterno Legacy Series beer, a Vienna-style lager created in tribute of the Penn State Nittany Lions coaching legend Joe Paterno, has exceeded even the wildest expectations, according to the brewery that is producing it. According to Duquesne Brewing Company, the outfit behind the new brew, pre-sales alone have accounted for over 2,800 barrels already...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: NCAA restores 112 vacated wins

Penn State has been given back 112 wins that had been vacated in 2012 by the NCAA as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The wins, spanning from 1998-2011, had been taken away under a consent decree issued by the NCAA to Penn State’s board of trustees as punishment for the Sandusky fallout. The NCAA and the university reached a settlement Friday regarding a state...
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the restored wins for PSU and Paterno means nothing

By Joe Boland As I’m sure you all know, the NCAA reached an agreement with Penn State University to restore the wins that were vacated for the Penn State football team and the late head coach Joe Paterno. In addition, Penn State will be allowed to spend that $60 million fine in-state on “activities and programs for the prevention of child sexual abuse and the treatment of victims...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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