Joe Paterno

Pat Kraft recalls 'memorable' Joe Paterno stories from playing days at Indiana

Pat Kraft was at Penn State on Friday to talk about the future of the Nittany Lions. However, it should come as no surprise that his past was at least part of the conversation. The incoming Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics in State College, Kraft was once a walk-on linebacker...
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ESPN releases Penn State football, Joe Paterno trailer for E60 doc

The timing wasn’t immediately evident at Penn State’s Nov. 17 post-practice interview with head coach James Franklin. Surrounded by reporters just outside Holuba Hall, Franklin was asked about former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno. “I was just wondering if you could share your thoughts on Joe Paterno...
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Penn State History Lesson: That Time Joe Paterno Was Athletic Director

Eight years after assuming the role of Penn State’s vice president of intercollegiate athletics, Sandy Barbour has announced her impending retirement. Soon, the Nittany Lions will find the next candidate to lead Penn State’s 31 varsity programs into the future. Long before Penn State’s eighth athletic director took...

On This Day: Ex-Penn State coach Joe Paterno dies

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- On this date in history:. In 1771, Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain. In 1901, Queen Victoria of Britain died at age 82 after a reign of 64 years. She was succeeded by her son, Edward VII. In 1914, attorneys for world heavyweight boxing champion...
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Ten years later: Former QB recalls the firing of Joe Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Former Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I college football history. On November 9th, 2011, days after securing his 409th victory, Paterno was let go, a moment that shook the entire Keystone state. Paterno was a fixture on the...

On This Day: Penn State dismisses Joe Paterno

Nov. 9 (UPI) -- On this date in history:. In 1872, a fire which began in the basement of a warehouse in downtown Boston raged for 12 hours, consuming 65 acres and leaving 776 buildings in ruins. The Great Boston Fire killed at least 30 people. In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt...

The night Joe Paterno was fired: How Penn State faithful in the Lehigh Valley reckoned with scandal

It was a night of reckoning for Penn State. Days earlier, a scathing indictment had accused school officials, including beloved football coach Joe Paterno, of not doing enough to stop former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky from sexually abusing children. When Paterno was fired late one night 10 years ago this week, it set off waves of anger and confusion within Happy Valley and among Penn State faithful here in the Lehigh Valley. Their football fandom and reverence for a longtime school figure were suddenly pitted against the horrible reality of the scandal.
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Penn State History Lesson: The Time Joe Paterno Tried To Leave For USC

Long before there were rumblings about James Franklin leaving Penn State for USC, another Nittany Lions coach almost headed out west to join the Trojans. That’s right. Former Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno once nearly left Happy Valley to become a coach in sunny southern California. This small...