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(The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, 2012.  Penn State's president Rodney Erickson made the decision to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State.  File photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)
Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue
The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, 2012. Penn State's president Rodney Erickson made the decision to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State. (Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)
(The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, 2012. Penn State's president Rodney Erickson made the decision to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State. File photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)
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Penn State University To Decide On Fate Of Football Program And Joe Paterno Statue
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JULY 21: A family poses for a photo with the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium July 21, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State's president Rodney Erickson is expected to make a decision on whether or not to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State. (Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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Penn State University To Decide On Fate Of Football Program And Joe Paterno Statue
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JULY 20: As rain falls on the statue of former Penn State University football coach outside Beaver Stadium, Friday, July 20, 2012, Penn State's Board of Trustees debates whether or not to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. (Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, PA -JANUARY 26: An audience of 16,000 pays its respects to Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University's campus Thursday. Paterno died Sunday morning January 22, at the age of 85 following his last season as the winningest football coach in college history with 409 victories. (Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
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Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
Memorial Held For Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, consoles her grandson following a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
State College Reacts To News Of Joe Paterno's Death
State College Reacts To News Of Joe Paterno's Death
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 25: Mourners line the sidewalks of College Avenue on the campus of Penn State, as the procession carries former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno from the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center to his burial site, January 25, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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State College Reacts To News Of Joe Paterno's Death
State College Reacts To News Of Joe Paterno's Death
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 24: An image of former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno is seen during a public viewing at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the campus of Penn State on January 24, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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State College Reacts To News Of Joe Paterno's Death
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 22: Candles and other memorabilia decorate the base of the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach who died earlier in the morning, outside Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State on January 22, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 22: Students and those in the community gather around the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach who died earlier in the morning, outside Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State on January 22, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
State College Reacts To News Of Joe Paterno's Death
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 22: Students and those in the community gather around the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach who died earlier in the morning, outside Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State on January 22, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 22: Students and those in the community gather around the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach who died earlier in the morning, outside Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State on January 22, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Penn State Hosts First Football Game Since Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State Hosts First Football Game Since Child Sex Abuse Scandal
November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Penn State Community Reacts As Trustees Fire Coach Joe Paterno
Penn State Community Reacts As Trustees Fire Coach Joe Paterno
November 10, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 09: Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno watches his team during practice on November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno leaves the team's football building on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Late former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno Late former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno Late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)
NCAA Football - Penn State vs Ohio State - September 23, 2006
NCAA Football - Penn State vs Ohio State - September 23, 2006
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno walks the sidelines during action between Penn State and Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio on September 23, 2006. Ohio State won 28-6. (Credit: G N Lowrance/Getty Images)
NCAA Football - Penn State vs Michigan State - November 19, 2005
NCAA Football - Penn State vs Michigan State - November 19, 2005
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field in East Lansing. Penn State won its second Big Ten title with a 31-22 victory over MSU in East Lansing Saturday, November 19, 2005. (Credit: Domenic Centofanti/Getty Images)
25th Outback Bowl - Florida Gators v Penn State Nittany Lions
25th Outback Bowl - Florida Gators v Penn State Nittany Lions
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions directs play of quarterback Matt McGloin #11 against the Florida Gators January 1, 2010 in the 25th Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Michigan State v Penn State
Michigan State v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions stands on the sideline during a game against the Michigan State Spartans on November 27, 2010 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. The Spartans won 28-22. (Credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Penn State v Ohio State
Penn State v Ohio State
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 13: Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Penn State v Ohio State
Penn State v Ohio State
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 13: Head Coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes greets Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions at midfield following the Buckeyes' 38-14 win over the Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide & Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Credit: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide & Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Credit: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide & Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Credit: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide & Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Credit: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide & Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Credit: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide & Penn State Nittany Lions at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Credit: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images)
NCAA Football - Outback Bowl - Tennessee vs Penn State - January 1, 2007
NCAA Football - Outback Bowl - Tennessee vs Penn State - January 1, 2007
Penn State coach Joe Paterno watches play from a sky box against Tennessee in the Outback Bowl Jan. 1, 2007 in Tampa. (Credit: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
NCAA Football - FedEx Orange Bowl - Florida State vs Penn State
NCAA Football - FedEx Orange Bowl - Florida State vs Penn State
Joe Paterno head coach of Penn State during the FedEx Orange Bowl between Penn State and Florida State at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida on January 3, 2006. (Credit: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
NCAA Football - FedEx Orange Bowl - Florida State vs Penn State
NCAA Football - FedEx Orange Bowl - Florida State vs Penn State
Joe Paterno head Coach of Penn State with the Orange Bowl award at the FedEx Orange Bowl between Penn State and Florida State at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida on January 3, 2006. (Credit: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
NCAA Football - Outback Bowl - Tennessee vs Penn State - Post Game Press Conference - January 1, 2007
NCAA Football - Outback Bowl - Tennessee vs Penn State - Post Game Press Conference - January 1, 2007
Penn State coach Joe Paterno at a post-game press conference at the Outback Bowl on January 1, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. Penn State defeated Tennessee 20 - 10. (Credit: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Capital One Bowl - Penn State v LSU
Capital One Bowl - Penn State v LSU
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions talks with offensive assistant coach Mike McQueary during the 2010 Capital One Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Penn State won 19-17. (Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Capital One Bowl - Penn State v LSU
ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leaves the field following the 2010 Capital One Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Penn State won 19-17. (Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Ohio State v Penn State
Ohio State v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 7: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches warm-ups before a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 7, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. Ohio State won 24-7. (Credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
IL: Penn State v Northwestern
IL: Penn State v Northwestern
EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 31: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks the sidelines as his team takes on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 31, 2009 in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State defeated Northwestern 34-13. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
IL: Penn State v Northwestern
IL: Penn State v Northwestern
EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 31: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks the sidelines as his team takes on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 31, 2009 in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State defeated Northwestern 34-13. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
IL: Penn State v Northwestern
IL: Penn State v Northwestern
EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 31: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks onto the field with his team before a game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 31, 2009 in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State defeated Northwestern 34-13. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Iowa v Penn State
Iowa v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Penn State Nittnay Lions vs. Iowa Hawkeye's on September 26, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Temple v Penn State
Temple v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions coaches on the sideline during a game against the Temple Owls on September 19, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Temple v Penn State
Temple v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: of the Penn State Nittany Lions during a game against the Temple Owls on September 19, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Syracuse v Penn State
Syracuse v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 12: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks amongst his players before the start of their game against the Syracuse Orangemen at Beaver Stadium September 12, 2009 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
Rose Bowl - Penn State v USC
Rose Bowl - Penn State v USC
USC Trojans & Penn State Nittany Lions during the 95th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi on January 1, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)
Michigan State v Penn State
Michigan State v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE - NOVEMBER 22: Joe Paterno head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions acknowledges the crowd prior to the game against the Michigan State Spartans on November 22, 2008 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Oregon State Beavers v Penn State Nittany Lions
Oregon State Beavers v Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 06: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions during play against the Oregon State Beavers at Beaver Stadium on September 6, 2008 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Valero Alamo - Penn State v Texas A&M
Valero Alamo - Penn State v Texas A&M
SAN ANTONIO - DECEMBER 29: Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions smiles after speaking with the officials during the Valero Alamo Bowl against the Texas A&M Aggies on December 29, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Penn State won 24-17. (Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Valero Alamo - Penn State v Texas A&M
Valero Alamo - Penn State v Texas A&M
SAN ANTONIO - DECEMBER 29: of the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Texas A&M Aggies during the Valero Alamo Bowl on December 29, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Penn State won 24-17. (Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Penn State v Michigan
Penn State v Michigan
ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Joe Paterno head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks down the sideline after an incomplete pass against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium September 22, 2007 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 14-9. (Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Notre Dame v Penn State
Notre Dame v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 8: Penn State head coach Joe Paterno runs as he leads his team onto the field before the game between University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Penn State Nittany Lions September 8, 2007 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
Penn State v Tennessee
Penn State v Tennessee
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 01: Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer talks with Penn State head coach Joe Paterno prior to the start of the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. (Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Michigan State v Penn State: Joe Paterno Arrives
Michigan State v Penn State: Joe Paterno Arrives
STATE COLLEGE, PA ? NOVEMBER 18: Penn State head coach Joe Paterno gives the thumbs up as he arrives at the press elevator before the start of Penn State's game against Michigan State November 18, 2006 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno arrived for his first game back since being injured during a game in Wisconsin two weeks ago. (Credit: Steve Manuel-Pool/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
5 Sep 1998: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions talks with an unidentified man during a game against the Southern Mississippi State Golden Eagles at the Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions defeated the Golden Eagles. (Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
9 Oct 1999: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions talks to a team member during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kinick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 31-7. Mandatory (Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno Penn State
Joe Paterno Penn State
21 Sep 1996: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team off the field at the close of the first half as they head to the locker room en route to the Nittany Lions 41-0 victory over the Owls at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
17 Oct 1998: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looking on during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at the Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions defeated the Boilermakers 31-13. Mandatory (Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport/Getty Images)
Penn State v Minnesota
Penn State v Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Joe Paterno leaves the field after kicker Kevin Kelly #23 of the Penn State Nittany Lions kicked the game winning extra point against the Minnesota Golden Gophers as Penn State defeated Minnesota 28-27 in overtime 28-27 on October 7, 2006 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions XXXXX of the Florida State Seminoles in the Fed Ex Orange Bowl at Dolphins Stadium on January 3, 2005 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Credit: Doug Benc/Getty Images)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: Penn State Nittany Lions & Florida State Seminoles in the Fed Ex Orange Bowl at Dolphins Stadium on January 3, 2005 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Penn State defeated Florida State 26-23. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images.)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: of the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Florida State Seminoles in the Fed Ex Orange Bowl at Dolphins Stadium on January 3, 2005 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Penn State defeated Florida State 26-23. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images.)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: of the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Florida State Seminoles in the Fed Ex Orange Bowl at Dolphins Stadium on January 3, 2005 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Penn State defeated Florida State 26-23. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images.)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: of the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Florida State Seminoles in the Fed Ex Orange Bowl at Dolphins Stadium on January 3, 2005 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Penn State defeated Florida State 26-23. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images.)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: of the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Florida State Seminoles in the Fed Ex Orange Bowl at Dolphins Stadium on January 3, 2005 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Penn State defeated Florida State 26-23. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images.)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: of the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Florida State Seminoles in the Fed Ex Orange Bowl at Dolphins Stadium on January 3, 2005 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images.)
Penn State Nittany Lions v Michigan Wolverines
Penn State Nittany Lions v Michigan Wolverines
ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 15: Joe Paterno of Penn State greets Lloyd Carr of Michigan prior to the start of a game on October 15, 2005 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Credit; Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Penn State Nittany Lions v Northwestern Wildcats
Penn State Nittany Lions v Northwestern Wildcats
EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions yells at linebacker Kevin Darling #39 against the Northwestern Wildcats September 24, 2005 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State won 34-29. (Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Penn State Nittany Lions v Northwestern Wildcats
Penn State Nittany Lions v Northwestern Wildcats
EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions jogs off the field after defeating the Northwestern Wildcats on September 24, 2005 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State won 34-29. (Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Penn State Nittany Lions v Northwestern Wildcats
EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions paces the sideline after falling behind the Northwestern Wildcats in the first half on September 24, 2005 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State won 34-29. (Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Penn State Nittany Lions v Northwestern Wildcats
Penn State Nittany Lions v Northwestern Wildcats
EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions gets worked up on a touchdown by wide receiver Deon Butler after falling behind the Northwestern Wildcats in the first half on September 24, 2005 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State won 34-29. (Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Iowa Hawkeyes v Penn State Nittany Lions
Iowa Hawkeyes v Penn State Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 23: Head coach Joe Paterno and the Penn State Nittany Lions look on before facing the Iowa Hawkeyes at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 6-4. (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Iowa Hawkeyes v Penn State Nittnay Lions
Iowa Hawkeyes v Penn State Nittnay Lions
STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCT 23: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittnay Lions watches as his offense struggles against the Iowa Hawkeyes as Iowa defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
York Expo Center
York Expo Center
YORK, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush (R) is introduced by Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno at a campaign rally at the York Expo Center 09 July, 2004, in York, Pennsylvania. President Bush is back on his campaign bus, making three stops in cities in the Eastern and Central parts of Pennsylvania. (Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno Leads His Team
Joe Paterno Leads His Team
STATE COLLEGE, PA - AUGUST 30: Head coach Joe Paterno leads his Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions onto the field prior to the game against the Temple University Owls at Beaver Stadium on August 30, 2003 in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeated Temple 23-10. (Credit: Craig Melvin/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno Yells
Joe Paterno Yells
OCTOBER 29: Head Coach Joe Paterno of Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions yells to the players from the sidelines during a game against University of West Virginia on October 29, 1988. West Virginia won 51-30. (Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
OCTOBER 29: Head Coach Joe Paterno of Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions looks on from the sidelines during a game against University of West Virginia on October 29, 1988. West Virginia won 51-30. (Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
4 Oct 1997: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during a game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Penn State won the game 41-6. Mandatory (Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport/Getty Images)
Iowa v Penn State
Iowa v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 28: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions points his finger from the sideline during the Big Ten Conference football game against the Iowa Hawkeyes on September 28, 2002 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. The Hawkeyes won 42-35 in overtime. (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Penn State v Virginia
Penn State v Virginia
CHARLOTTSVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions shakes hands with head coach Al Groh of the Virginia Cavaliers after the NCAA football game on December 1, 2001 at Scott Stadium in Charlottsville, Virginia. Virgina defeated Penn State 20-14. (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Penn State v Iowa
Penn State v Iowa
29 Sep 2001: Head coach Joe Paterno of Penn State and his team observe a moment of silence before taking the field against Iowa at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. DIGITAL IMAGE (Credit: Matthew Stockman/ALLSPORT/Getty Images)
Ohio State v Penn State
Ohio State v Penn State
27 Oct 2001 : Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is celebrated for his 324th career win after defeating Ohio State at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27. DIGITAL IMAGE. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport/Getty Images)
Head Coach Joe Paterno
Head Coach Joe Paterno
27 Oct 2001: Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions celebrates having the most Division 1A wins before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions defeated the Buckeyes 29-27. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
29 Sep 2001: Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions gives advice during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 24-18. (Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport/Getty Images)
Ohio State v Penn State
Ohio State v Penn State
27 Oct 2001 : Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is celebrated by his team after defeating Ohio State the at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27. This was Paterno's 324th career win. DIGITAL IMAGE. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport/Getty Images)
Ohio State v Penn State
Ohio State v Penn State
27 Oct 2001 : Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is celebrated for his 324th career win through defeating Ohio State after the game at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27. DIGITAL IMAGE. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
30 Oct 1999: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks on the sidelines during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The Nittany Lions defeated the Fighting Illini 27-7. (Credit: Mark Lyons /Allsport/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
7 Nov 1998: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during a game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Nittany Lions 27-0. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
PATERNO AND MOELLER
PATERNO AND MOELLER
16 Oct 1993: PENN STATE HEAD COACH JOE PATERNO SHAKES HANDS WITH MICHIGAN HEAD COACH GARY MOELLER AFTER THE NITTANY LIONS LOST TO THE WOLVERINES 21-13 AT BEAVER STADIUM IN STATE COLLEGE, PA. (Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
1 Jan 1997: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno celebrates during the Fiesta Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Penn State won the game, 38-15. (Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
25 Aug 1996: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno looks on during a game against the USC Trojans at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Penn State won the game, 24-7. (Credit: Al Bello /Allsport/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
19 Sep 1998: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during a game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions defeated the Panthers 20-13. (Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
(Credit: Ken White/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
28 Oct 1995: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches his players warm up during a game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State won the game 45-21. (Credit: Ken White /Allsport/Getty Images)
JOE PATERNO PENN ST.
JOE PATERNO PENN ST.
10 SEP 1994: HEAD FOOTBALL COACH JOE PATERNO OF PENN STATE UNIVERSITY STANDS WITH HIS PLAYERS DURING A 38-14 WIN OVER USC AT UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA. (Credit: Rick Stewart/ALLSPORT/Getty Images)
Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue
Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JULY 22: A man stares at the site where the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno once stood outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, 2012 in State College, The statue was removed by workers after Pennsylvania. Penn State's president Rodney Erickson made the decision Sunday in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. According to an FBI report, it is believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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