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  • Vigil to mark anniversary of Joe Paterno's death

    January 22, 2013 7:14 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Supporters of longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno are marking the 1-year anniversary of his death with a candlelight vigil. The Hall of Fame coach died of lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at age 85. On Tuesday, supporters are holding a vigil at... more »
  • Vigil planned to remember Paterno 1 year later

    January 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Community residents have scheduled a vigil Tuesday to remember former Penn State coach Joe Paterno a year after his death. A family spokesman says the family won't be involved and intends to remain in privacy. Paterno died of lung cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at age... more »
  • Pacino to play Paterno in upcoming movie

    January 17, 2013 2:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach. Producer Edward R. Pressman confirms Brian De Palma will direct "Happy Valley," the tentative title of the film, based on Joe Posnanski's best-seller "Paterno." "'Happy Valley' reunites the 'Scarface' and 'Carlito's... more »
  • Paterno family says sanctions defame his legacy

    July 23, 2012 12:59 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno says the NCAA's sanctions defame his legacy and are a panicked response to the scandal that led to them. The statement was released Monday by Paterno's family. It says President Rodney Erickson, acting Athletic Director David Joyner and... more »
  • Penn State: No decision reached on Paterno statue

    July 16, 2012 8:34 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State says no decision has been made on the future of the Joe Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium. The university has received pressure to remove the statue of the late coach following a scathing special investigator report that found Paterno helped cover up child... more »
  • Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

    July 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says the investigation he headed found that "the... more »
  • Poll: Renaming PSU stadium for Paterno favored

    March 16, 2012 7:49 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A new poll shows stronger support than opposition for renaming Penn State's football stadium in honor of longtime coach Joe Paterno, who died in January. The Quinnipiac University poll released Friday said 46 percent of those surveyed think the school should rename Beaver Stadium, while 40... more »
  • Family: Paterno back in hospital for observation

    January 13, 2012 3:06 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is back in the hospital. His family says he was admitted Friday for observation due to minor complications from cancer treatments. His family said in a statement released to The Associated Press that the 85-year-old Paterno continues to undergo a... more »

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