Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno: Paternal Failure

The surname Paterno mirrors the word paternal, whose Latin root “pater” means “father.” For decades, that was a fitting twist of fate for Joe Paterno, who was by all accounts the grandfather of college football. The myth of “JoePa” was built on what now appears to be the illusion of integr...

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Joe Paterno Legacy Destroyed

by Charlie Miller In 1987, my first year in a full-time capacity at Athlon Sports, we named Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky as Athlon’s Assistant Coach of the Year. I was incredibly green in this business — needless to say — but I knew Penn State Joe Paterno to be a legend ...