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Joe Paterno
With the passing of Joe Paterno over the weekend, many people are struggling to put his career in perspective. On one hand, he was a rare coach who won without ever getting caught up in a big NCAA scandal--a rarity in college football these days...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno roamed the sidelines in the first college football game that I remember watching. I was seven years old, dressed in crimson pants, an Alabama t-shirt and an Alabama cowboy hat. It was the 1979 Sugar Bowl, featuring No. 1 Penn State vs...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) Joe Paterno’s legacy will cause mixed emotions and create division amongst sports fans and non-sports fans alike across the country from now until the end of time. He impacted thousands of lives in the...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno, the recently embattled Penn State football coach, has died at the age of 85 from lung cancer complications. The man who has won more football games than anyone else and was seen, until recently, as one of the most honored and...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
Mike McQueary, the former Penn State quarterback and graduate student testified that he saw Jerry Sandusky "molesting a young boy" in the Penn State showers in 2002. This is the first time that McQueary has testified publicly to what he saw...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of Jerry Sandusky has broken her silence for the first time since the the allegations of sexual abuse were levied against her husband. It seems the trigger for her to step forward was her implication of negligence in the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
Jerry Sandusky has been taken from his home in handcuffs again. The former Penn State Nittany Lions assistant coach was arrested today after new allegations of sexual abuse surfaced. A grand just questioned two new accusers (victims 9 and 10)...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
Maybe we should have taken more time to assess Joe Paterno’s legacy. But in the age of Fox News and Twitter, what we should have done does not matter. Death compels us to reflect on life. In the internet age, the death of any celebrity spurs...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
Jerry Sandusky appeared on camera in a videotaped interview with the New York Times this week and did nothing to sway public opinion in his favor. Sandusky, who claimed he is innocent of charges of child sexual abuse in the video was only...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
A civil suit has been filed against Penn State, Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile (Sandusky's children's charity) by an unnamed adult this week. The suit claims that as a young boy who was 10 at the time (the accuser is an adult now) had met...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
The search for the next Penn State head coach took an interesting turn over the weekend with the news that current Miami coach and former PSU player Al Golden signed a new four-year contract extension that stretches to February 2020. So where...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
This profile originally appeared in Athlon's 2007 Penn State Game Day booklet. Joe Paterno 1966-present Where to begin? Paterno is synonymous with Penn State football in much the same way that Bear Bryant is linked forever to Alabama, John...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
The current situation at Penn State is truly sad and tragic. We were all shocked by the revelations in the grand jury report involving long-time PSU assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and his 40-count sexual-abuse case. The fallout from this horrific...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
This article on Penn State assistant head coach Jerry Sandusky originally appeared in our 1987 college football annual. Given the horrific, recent tragic events surrounding allegations against Jerry Sandusky, we felt our archival pieces...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
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...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
In 1992 Sinead O'Connor stood on the stage of Saturday Night Live, held up a photograph of Pope John Paul II, sang the word "evil" and ripped up the photo to protest child abuse by the Catholic church. And from that point on, her world came...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
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...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
I remember where I was Ronald Reagan was shot. I remember where I was when the space shuttle Challenger disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean. I remember where I was when two airplanes hit the Twin Towers. I remember where I was when Twitter blew...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) For the first time since 1965, Joe Paterno will not roam the sidelines this Saturday at Penn State. Replacing a coach that won 409 games won’t be easy, and the coaching search is even more...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno has been fired from Penn State University. In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the longest tenured coach in college football's career is now over. The Penn State board of trustees...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
Somehow the Penn State story just got even worse. After a weeping Joe Paterno reportedly spoke to Penn State students outside his living room window about the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse allegations, he came out, seemingly all smiles and...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged child sexual abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual child abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno's at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe Paterno is...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual child abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno's at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe Paterno is...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Joe Paterno
In light of the recent, disgusting events that have come out regarding Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual child abuse while working as an assistant under Joe Paterno's at Penn State, we feel that some of our archival content regarding Joe Paterno is...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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