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Remembering Paterno: Local players reflect on life, death of their coach
Todd Atkins arrived in State College with a heavy heart earlier this week. He left with a sense of peace. “There was a feeling of sadness that Joe passed on with the knowledge that his reputation was in the balance,” the former Laurel High and Penn State football star said. But if these last few days proved one thing, it’s that his legacy is intact.
Remembering Paterno: A day of mourning as thousands pay respects to JoePa
About the time a Penn State football game might kick off, the line of mourners for Joe Paterno's viewing stretched for blocks, from the Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla Spiritual Center through campus.
Tim Kolodziej: Though Joe’s gone, we still can follow his advice
I’ve been asked the same question countless times since Joseph Vincent Paterno died on Sunday. “So, how do you feel about JoePa?” My honest answer: I don’t know. I really don’t.
Penn State’s tragedy compounded by the death of Joe Paterno
The news from State College seemingly couldn’t get any worse, but then came word of Joe Paterno’s death. The legendary coach of the Nittany Lions died over the weekend, after being hospitalized for complications from recently diagnosed lung cancer. But more than a few observers have suggested the real cause of death was a broken heart.
Joe Paterno Dies: Team arrives as campus farewell begins
Members of the Penn State football team and the athletic department have arrived at the campus faith center, where a viewing is being held Tuesday for Joe Paterno. The players wore dark suits and filed out of three blue Penn State buses — the same buses that once carried Paterno and the team to games on fall Saturdays.
Paterno’s Son: ‘He was serenely calm, even right up to the end’
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 longtime football coach, his son said yesterday. Scott Paterno said his Dad was “serenely calm,” before his death from lung cancer on Sunday, antsy to leave the hospital so he could start planning a vacation with his wife, Sue.
A Legend Passes: Photos, video, commentary on the life of Joe Paterno
One after another, they picked up their phones in far-off places like Florida and Washington or in nearby small towns of Pennsylvania to talk — not about a coach — but a man that former players viewed to be something closer to a father figure.
Passing of a legend: Paterno could be last of ilk in college football
There will never be another coaching career like Joe Paterno’s. His time at Penn State started long before coaches were pulling down multimillion dollar salaries, before fire so-and-so.com web sites and win-now-or-else attitudes at programs that have rarely contended for championships.
Jim Litke: Fired by telephone, Paterno deserved better
Joe Paterno had barely hung up the phone when his wife of 50 years picked it up and redialed the number scrawled on the slip of paper. "After 61 years," Sue Paterno said to the man who had just fired her husband, "he deserved better."
Paterno's ‘Grand Experiment’ in 1960s produced perfection
In the mid-1960s, there was no such thing as a Northeastern power in college football. Michigan State and Notre Dame dominated the Midwest. Bear Bryant's Alabama teams ruled the South. Out West, UCLA was at its best and USC was rising again. Then came Joe Paterno.
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