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Paterno Earned MASSIVE Pension At Penn State

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 07.22.2012 | College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno earned a state pension of $13.4 million for his 61-year coaching career at Penn State. Paterno's family said T...

Paterno's Son: 'Dad, You Won. You Can Go Home Now'

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM and GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.28.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jay Paterno leaned over his dying father, gave him a kiss, and whispered in his ear. "Dad, you won," he said. "You did all...

Paterno Memorial Exposes Sadness, Anger

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM and GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.27.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The near-capacity crowd of 12,000 seemed to be just waiting for somebody to bring up the subject. Finally, when someone ros...

Poll Shows Dropping Support For Joe Paterno Firing

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Sports

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

No Answers, Just Cancer -- Paterno's Death Leaves a Confusing Picture

Hank Koebler | Posted 03.26.2012 | Sports
Hank Koebler

Such is the duality of Paterno's legacy. Media and fans paint pictures in broad strokes of black and white, but Paterno's picture is colored in inscrutable shades of grey.

Joe Paterno To Be Buried Today

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.26.2012 | College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Quiet mourners lined the route of Joe Paterno's funeral procession Wednesday, watching with grief and reverence as the elec...

Long Lines To Bid Farewell To Paterno

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.25.2012 | College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Decked out in Penn State hats and jackets, students and townspeople stood in a line more than a quarter-mile long Tuesday to pay...

Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Joe Paterno's Funeral

Posted 01.24.2012 | Religion

Shortly after Joe Paterno's death was announced Sunday, the daughter of Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps announced via Twitter that members ...

Joe Paterno's Son Says Father Hoped For Victim's Justice

AP | Posted 01.24.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno's son and former assistant says his father hoped justice would be done for the victims of alleged sex assaults by fo...

Joe Paterno's Son Reflects On Father's Final Days

AP | By GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 01.24.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno was upbeat and confident in his final days and didn't die broken-hearted over his firing in November as Penn State's...

Joe Paterno Funeral Set As Penn State Mourns

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 03.24.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno's family said Monday the legendary football coach will get a two-day viewing and a public memorial this week on...

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Len Berman | Posted 03.24.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Four years later they will meet again. Super Bowl 42 was one of the most dramatic ever played, with the Giants denying the Patriots a perfect season.

Joe Paterno Remembered for Being "Human"

Danny Groner | Posted 03.24.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

Amid the outpouring of emotion that's followed has been this message that Paterno was not a god and just a human being who made some mistakes. The tributes have largely focused on the good that Paterno did in his life.

Family, Football Meant Everything To Joe Paterno

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.24.2012 | College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Other than family, football was everything to Joe Paterno. It was his lifeblood. It kept him pumped. Life could not be the s...

Twitter Reacts To Joe Paterno's Death

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.22.2012 | Sports

Legendary college football coach Joe Paterno died on Sunday after a battle with lung cancer. The former Penn State Football coach's career spanned ...

Joe Paterno's Death Met With Grief In State College

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno's death from lung cancer Sunday just two months after his firing left many Penn State students, alumni and comm...

A Lesson On Legacy From Joe Paterno

Jeff Goins | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports
Jeff Goins

There is a greater lesson to be learned by this man's life and from any hero who falls. The lesson is this: You cannot delegate influence. You cannot defer your story to another. It is yours and yours alone.

Jerry Sandusky Reacts To Joe Paterno's Death

AP | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Jerry Sandusky, the retired Penn State assistant coach who faces child sex abuse charges in a case that led to the firing of Joe...

'We Won't Let Joe's Legacy Die'

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

Former Penn State star Lydell Mitchell visited Joe Paterno about a week and a half ago, hoping to get just a moment with his ailing coach. After an e...

Reactions To The Death Of The Iconic Joe Paterno

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

-- Reactions to the death of longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno: ___...

Paterno's Successor Issues Statement

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One of Bill O'Brien's first acts as the new Penn State football coach was to mourn the loss of the old one. O'Brien said fo...

Penn State President Says Joe Paterno Will Be Honored

AP | Posted 01.22.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State President Rodney Erickson says the university is grieving the death of legendary former football coach Joe Paterno an...

Read: Family Statement On Joe Paterno's Death

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 01.22.2012 | Sports

-- Full text of statement by the Paterno family on the death of Joe Paterno: It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away ...

Joe Paterno Dies At Age 85

AP | By GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.26.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Other than family, football was everything to Joe Paterno. It was his lifeblood. It kept him pumped. Life could not be the same...

Joe Paterno Dead At 85

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.22.2012 | Sports

UPDATE, 10:34 AM, JANUARY 22: Paterno died Sunday, the AP reports. Earlier: (CORRECTION BELOW) A spokesperson for the Paterno family has deni...