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01-22-2012, 09:36 AM
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Paterno Passed Away

Joe Paterno passed away early this morning. Thought it was deserving of it's own thread for all you Penn State fans and alumni out there.!/PeteThamelNYT...06925411512320

Joe Paterno's family announces his death: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today."
Espn also reporting. R.I.P.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday. He was 85.

His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death: "His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled."

"He died as he lived," the statement said. "He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community."

Paterno built his program on the credo "Success with Honor," and he found both. The man known as "JoePa" won 409 games and took the Nittany Lions to 37 bowl games and two national championships. More than 250 of the players he coached went on to the NFL.

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