Joe Paterno Through The Years

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,
Joe Paterno looks on
Joe Paterno looks on
OCTOBER 29: Head Coach Joe Paterno of Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions looks on during a game against University of West Virginia on October 29, 1988. West Virginia won 51-30. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/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. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno looks on
OCTOBER 29: Head Coach Joe Paterno of Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions looks down the sidelines during a game against University of West Virginia on October 29, 1988. West Virginia won 51-30. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno looks on
Joe Paterno looks on
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. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
14 Sep 1991: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions stands on the field during a game against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. USC won the game 21-10.
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
28 Oct 1995: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches his players during a game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State won the game 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Ken White /Allsport
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
21 Sep 1996: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions stands on the sidelines during a game against the Temple Owls at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Penn State won the game 41-0. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
JOE PATERNO PENN STA
JOE PATERNO PENN STA
10 Sep 1994: PENN STATE HEAD COACH JOE PATERNO ON THE SIDELINE DURING THE NITTANY LIONS 38-14 VICTORY OVER THE USC TROJANS AT BEAVER STADIUM IN STATE COLLEGE, PA.
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.
JOE PATERNO PENN ST
JOE PATERNO PENN ST
10 Sep 1994: PENN STATE HEAD COACH JOE PATERNO ON THE SIDELINE DURING THE NITTANY LIONS 38-14 VICTORY OVER THE USC TROJANS AT BEAVER STADIUM IN STATE COLLEGE, PA.
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. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
4 Nov 1995: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches his players during a game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Dyche Stadium in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern won the game 21-10. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
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. Mandatory Credit: Ken White /Allspo
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
18 Nov 1995: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches his players during a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Penn State won the game 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Ken White /Allsport
JOE PATERNO PENN ST.
JOE PATERNO PENN ST.
10 SEP 1994: JOE PATERNO (CENTER), HEAD COACH OF PENN STATE, ON THE SIDELINES DURING THE 38-14 WIN OVER USC AT UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/ALLSPORT
JOE PATERNO PENN ST.
JOE PATERNO PENN ST.
29 Oct 1994: JOE PATERNO, HEAD COACH OF PENN STATE, ON THE SIDELINES DURING THE 63-14 WIN OVER OHIO STATE AT UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA.
OHIO STATE V PENN STATE
OHIO STATE V PENN STATE
21 Nov 1995: PENN STATE HEAD COACH JOE PATERNO WATCHES FROM THE SIDELINES DURING THE NITTANY LIONS 28-25 LOSS TO OHIO STATE AT BEAVER STADIUM IN UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA.
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. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/ALLSPORT
Joe Paterno Penn State
Joe Paterno Penn State
18 Nov 1995: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions during the Nittany Lions 27-17 victory over the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Mandatory Credit: Ken White/Allsport
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 Go
Joe Paterno in 1999. (Jonathan Daniel/Allsport)
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
Joe Paterno in 1999. (Jonathan Daniel/Allsport)
Pennsylvania State V Ohio State
Pennsylvania State V Ohio State
3 Oct 1998: Head coach John Cooper of the Ohio State Buckeyes greets head coach Joe Paterno (foreground) of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions during the game at the Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 28-9. Mandator
Joe Paterno in 1998. (Rick Stewart /Allsport)
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
Joe Paterno in 1998. (Rick Stewart /Allsport)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
28 Dec 1999: Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions smiles on the field after the Alamo Bowl Game against Texas A&M Aggies at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas. The Nittany Lions defeated the Aggies 24-0. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez /Allsport
Joe Paterno in 1999. (Jonathan Daniel/Allsport/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
9 Oct 1999: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on 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
Joe Paterno in 1999. (Jonathan Daniel/Allsport/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
4 Oct 1997: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions (right) looks on from the sidelines 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
Joe Paterno. (Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport)
Joe Paterno Penn State
6 Sep 1997: Head coach Joe Paterno of Penn State during the Nittany Lions 34-17 win over Pittsburgh University at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport
Joe Paterno. (Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
1 Jan 1997: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during the Fiesta Bowl game against the Texas Longhorns at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Penn State won the game 38-15. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport
Penn State v Iowa X Paterno
Penn State v Iowa X Paterno
29 Sep 2001: Head coach Joe Paterno of Penn State watches as the final seconds tick away against Iowa during the fourth quarter at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman/ALLSPORT
Penn State v Iowa X Paterno
Penn State v Iowa X Paterno
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 Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman/ALLSPORT
Joe Paterno (Credit: Matthew Stockman  /Allsport)
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.Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport
Joe Paterno (Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
29 Sep 2001: Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions thinks about the next play during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 24-18.Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
29 Sep 2001: Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions reacts to the action during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 24-18.Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport
Joe Paterno. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Allsport)
Ohio State v Penn State X
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. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
Joe Paterno. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Allsport)
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. Mandatory Credit: Mark Lyons /Allsport
Joe Paterno. (Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
30 Oct 1999: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches from 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. Mandatory Credit: Mark Lyons /Allsport
Joe Paterno. (Getty Images)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
18 Sep 1999: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions moves on the sidelines during the game against the Miami Hurricanes at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hurricanes 27-23.
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.
Joe Paterno. (Todd Warshaw  /Allsport)
Joe Paterno
1 Jan 1997: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno looks on during the Fiesta Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Penn State won the game, 38-15. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport
Joe Paterno. (Todd Warshaw /Allsport)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
1 Jan 1997: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno looks on during the Fiesta Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Penn State won the game, 38-15. Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
16 Nov 1996: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno runs onto the field during a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Penn State won the game, 29-17.
Penn State V Ohio State
Penn State V Ohio State
5 Oct 1996: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno (right) confers with Ohio State Buckeyes head coach John Cooper after a game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won the game, 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
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. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport
Joe Paterno. (Rick Stewart /Al)
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. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Al
Joe Paterno. (Rick Stewart /Al)
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
17 Oct 1998: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno looks on during a 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
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
12 Sep 1998: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks across the field at his players during the game against Bowling Green at Beaver Stadium in State Collage, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeated Bowling Green 48-3
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
12 Sep 1998: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks along the sidelines during the game against Bowling Green at Beaver Stadium in State Collage, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeated Bowling Green 48-3
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
12 Sep 1998: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions passes along the sidelines during the game against Bowling Green at Beaver Stadium in State Collage, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeated Bowling Green 48-3
Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno
1 Nov 1997: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during a game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Stadium in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State won the game 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport
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. (Photo by 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 looks down at the grass while trailing against the Northwestern Wildcats on September 24, 2005 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State won 34-29. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Penn State Nittany Lions v Northwestern Wildcats
EVANSTON, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks the sideline while trailing against the Northwestern Wildcats on September 24, 2005 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State won 34-29. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by 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 34-29 on September 24, 2005 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by 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 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. (Photo by 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 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. (Photo by 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 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Ohio State v Penn State
Ohio State v Penn State
COLUMBUS,OH - OCTOBER 30: Joe Paterno, Head coach of Penn State, watches his team lose their fifth game in a row this season to Ohio State at Ohio Stadium on October 30, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 21-10. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Ohio State v Penn State
Ohio State v Penn State
COLUMBUS,OH - OCTOBER 30: Joe Paterno, Head coach of Penn State, watches his team lose their fifth game in a row this season to Ohio State at Ohio Stadium on October 30, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 21-10. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field
Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field
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. (Photo by Craig Melvin/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno watches the game
Joe Paterno watches the game
STATE COLLEGE, PA - AUGUST 30: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions watches the game against the Temple University Owls at Beaver Stadium on August 30, 2003 in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeated Temple 23-10. (Photo by Craig Melvin/Getty Images)
Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno looks on
Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno looks on
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno looks on from the sidelines against Ohio State on October 26, 2002 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won the game, 13-7. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/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. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Former head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his players onto the field.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Penn State v Virginia
CHARLOTTSVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions his players onto the field before the NCAA football game against the Virginia Cavaliers on December 1, 2001 at Scott Stadium in Charlottsville, Virginia. Virgina defeated Penn State 20-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Former head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his players onto the field. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Penn State v Virginia
Penn State v Virginia
CHARLOTTSVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions stands in front of his players before the NCAA football game against the Virginia Cavaliers on December 1, 2001 at Scott Stadium in Charlottsville, Virginia. Virgina defeated Penn State 20-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
PSU v Virginia X Paterno
PSU v Virginia X Paterno
1 Dec 2001: Joe Paterno head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches his team as the Viringia Cavaliers defeated Penn State 20-14 at Scott Stadium in Charlottsville, Virginia. <<> Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT
PSU v Virginia X Groh
PSU v Virginia X Groh
1 Dec 2001: Al Groh head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers is congratulated by Joe Paterno head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions as Viringia defeated Penn State 20-14 at Scott Stadium in Charlottsville, Virginia. <<> Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT
Ohio State v Penn State X
Ohio State v Penn State X
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. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
Penn State v Illinois X Paterno
Penn State v Illinois X Paterno
10 Nov 2001: Head coach Joe Paterno of Penn State shouts instructions to quarterback Matt Senneca #4 of Penn State in action at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL. Illinois defeated Penn State 33-28. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel/ALLSPORT
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.Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
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.Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
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.Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
Ohio State v Penn State X
Ohio State v Penn State X
27 Oct 2001 : Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is congratulated after defeating Ohio State at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
Ohio State v Penn State X
Ohio State v Penn State X
27 Oct 2001 : Penn State head coach Joe Paterno stands on the sideline during the game against Ohio State at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
Ohio State v Penn State X
Ohio State v Penn State X
27 Oct 2001 : Penn State head coach Joe Paterno walks the sideline during the game against Ohio State at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
Ohio State v Penn State X
Ohio State v Penn State X
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. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
Ohio State v Penn State X
Ohio State v Penn State X
27 Oct 2001 : Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is celebrated by his team after reaching his 324th career victory , by defeating Ohio State at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
Ohio State v Penn State X
Ohio State v Penn State X
27 Oct 2001 : Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is celebrated by his players for his 324th career victory after deafeating Ohio State at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
Joe Paterno walks the sidelines during action between Penn State and Ohio State. Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)
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. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno walks the sidelines during action between Penn State and Ohio State. Photo by G. N. Lowrance/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 leads his team onto the field prior to action between Penn State and Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio on September 23, 2006. Ohio State won 28-6. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)
NCAA Football - Penn State vs Northwestern - September 24, 2005
NCAA Football - Penn State vs Northwestern - September 24, 2005
Penn State's head coach Joe Paterno talks with Michael Robinson (12) during a game against Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on September 24, 2005. Penn State won the game 34-29. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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. (Photo by Domenic Centofanti/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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Penn State v Tennessee
Penn State v Tennessee
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 01: Penn State head coach Joe Paterno walks on to the field prior to their game against Tennessee during the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Michigan State v Penn State
Michigan State v Penn State
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 18: Injured Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is cheered by the crowd before the start of the second half against Michigan State during their game at Beaver Stadium November 18, 2006 in University Park, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/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. (Photo by Steve Manuel-Pool/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Penn State v Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions works the sidelines as he leads his team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on October 7, 2006 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Penn State v Minnesota
Penn State v Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions chats with head coach Glen Mason of the Minnesota Golden Gophers at mid field prior to their game on October 7, 2006 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Penn State Nittany Lions v Ohio State Buckeyes
Penn State Nittany Lions v Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks at the scoreboard while leaving the field, for reported flu like symptoms, in the beginning of the third quarter on September 23, 2006 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won the game 28-6. (Photo By Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Penn State Nittany Lions v Ohio State Buckeyes
Penn State Nittany Lions v Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 23: Jim Tressel head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands after a 28-6 victory with Joe Paterno, head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, on September 23, 2006 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Penn State Nittany Lions v Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Penn State Nittany Lions v Notre Dame Fighting Irish
SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 9: Charlie Weis head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish shakes hands after a 41-17 win Joe Paterno head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions on September 9, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo By Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Fed Ex Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
Fed Ex Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks on the sidelines during the 72nd Fed Ex Orange Bowl against the Florida State Seminoles at Dolphins Stadium on January 3, 2005 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Penn State defeated Florida State 26-23 in triple overtime. (Photo by: Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Fed Ex Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
Fed Ex Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions takes an orange from the Championship Trophy after defeating 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. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images.)
Fed Ex Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
Fed Ex Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 3: Head coach Bobby Bowden of the Florida State Seminoles wishes good luck to head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions before the Fed Ex Orange Bowl at Dolphins Stadium on January 3, 2005 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Penn State defeated Florida State 26-23. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images.)
Joe Paterno.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Fed Ex Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI - JANUARY 03: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches from the sidelines as his team takes on 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 in triple overtime. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI - JANUARY 4: Michael Robinson #12 of the Penn State Nittany Lions plays with head coach Joe Paterno's hair after defeating the Florida State Seminoles in triple overtime in the FedEx Orange Bowl on January 4, 2006 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida. Penn State defeated Florida State 26-23. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI - JANUARY 04: Head Coach Joe Paterno (L) of the Penn State Nittany Lions and Head Coach Bobby Bowden of the Florida State Seminoles meet after the FedEx Orange Bowl at Dolphins Stadium on January 4, 2006 in Miami, Florida. Penn State won the game in triple overtime 26-23. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI - JANUARY 4: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates with his team after defeating the Florida State Seminoles in the FedEx Orange Bowl on January 4, 2006 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida. Penn State defeated Florida State 26-23 in triple-overtime. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI - JANUARY 3: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions gets out of the way on the sidelines as Justin King #7 skirts the sideline against the Florida State Seminoles in the FedEx Orange Bowl on January 3, 2006 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI - JANUARY 3: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches from the sidelines as his team takes on the Florida State Seminoles during the FedEx Orange Bowl on January 3, 2006 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI - JANUARY 3: Head Coach Joe Paterno (R) of the Penn State Nittany Lions and Head Coach Bobby Bowden of the Florida State Seminoles shake hands before the FedEx Orange Bowl on January 3, 2006 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
FedEx Orange Bowl: Penn State v Florida State
MIAMI - JANUARY 3: Joe Paterno, head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions steps off the team bus and enters the stadium before his game against the Florida State Seminoles in the FedEx Orange Bowl on January 3, 2006 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Penn State Nittany Lions v Michigan Wolverines
Penn State Nittany Lions v Michigan Wolverines
ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions stands on the field before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on October 15, 2005 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Nittany Lions 27-25. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Penn State Nittany Lions v Michigan Wolverines
Penn State Nittany Lions v Michigan Wolverines
ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on October 15, 2005 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Nittany Lions 27-25. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/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. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno coaching from the press box. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno coaching from the press box. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/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. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Hunter Martin/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. (Photo by Hunter Martin/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 leads his team onto the field before a game against the Temple Owls on September 19, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/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 from the sideline during a game against the Temple Owls on September 19, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Chris Gardner/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 talks to recruits along the sideline before the start of their game against the Syracuse Orangemen at Beaver Stadium September 12, 2009 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
Rose Bowl - Penn State v USC
Rose Bowl - Penn State v USC
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions addresses the media after their defeat against the USC Trojans at the 95th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi on January 1, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno after Penn State lost to USC in the 2009 Rose Bowl. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Rose Bowl - Penn State v USC
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions addresses the media after their defeat against the USC Trojans at the 95th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi on January 1, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno after Penn State lost to USC in the 2009 Rose Bowl. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Michigan State v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE - NOVEMBER 22: Joe Paterno head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks off the bus prior to the game against the Michigan State Spartans on November 22, 2008 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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 looks on during the game against 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. (Photo by Brian Bahr/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 looks at the scoreboard 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. (Photo by Brian Bahr/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. (Photo by Brian Bahr/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 speaks with a referee 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. (Photo by Brian Bahr/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 waves as he leaves the field after his 500th game as head coach with a win in 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. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Valero Alamo - Penn State v Texas A&M
SAN ANTONIO - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions peers back at the clock during the Valero Alamo Bowl against the Texas A&M Aggies on December 29, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by 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 reacts after a play against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium September 22, 2007 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 14-9. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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. (Photo By Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Penn State v Michigan
Penn State v Michigan
ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Joe Paterno (R) head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions shakes hands with Lloyd Carr head coach of the Michigan Wolverines after a 14-9 defeat to the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium September 22, 2007 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo By 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 09: Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno arrives at his house on November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno (C) is greeted by a large group of students after arriving at his home, November 8, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Behind Paterno is his son Scott Paterno (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 08: A statue of Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno is seen outside of Beaver Stadium on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 08: A statue of Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno is seen outside of Beaver Stadium on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Joe Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno leaves the team's football building on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno is surrounded by the media while leaving the team's football building on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Penn State Community Shaken By Sex Abuse Scandal
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 08: Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno is surrounded by the media while leaving the team's football building on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Illinois v Penn State
Illinois v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 29: Joe Paterno receives a plaque celebrating his 409th career win after the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini on October 29, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions defeated the Fighting Illini 10-7. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Iowa v Penn State
Iowa v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 8: Penn State head coach Joe Paterno comes onto the field before the start of the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes on October 8, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Alabama v Penn State
Alabama v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions coaches from the press box against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first half at Beaver Stadium on September 10, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Outback Bowl - Florida v Penn State
Outback Bowl - Florida v Penn State
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1: Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions greets coach Urban Meyer of the Florida Gators before play in the 25th Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium January 1, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Penn State v Ohio State
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 13: Head Coach Joe Paterno watches his team play the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Penn State v Ohio State
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 13: Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions pushes his way through a group of his players during a timeout in a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions congratulates head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide during after their 24-3 loss at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks out onto the field during warmups before facing the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions during warmups before facing the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions congratulates head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide during after their 24-3 loss at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Penn State v Alabama
Penn State v Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 11: In this image provided by the University of Alabama, (L-R) head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide, retired coach Bobby Bowden and head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions converse during pre-game warm-ups at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by University of Alabama via Getty Images)
Mike McQueary (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images).
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. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Mike McQueary (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images).
Joe Paterno. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by 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. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno stands on the sidelines of Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. in 2009. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
IL: Penn State v Northwestern
EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 31: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions watches the action as his team takes on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 31, 2009 in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State defeated Northwestern 34-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Joe Paterno stands on the sidelines of Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. in 2009. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Penn State v Michigan
Penn State v Michigan
ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 24: Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on while playing the Michigan Wolverines on October 24, 2009 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Penn State won the game 35-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Iowa v Penn State
Iowa v Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes shakes hands with head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittnay Lions after defeating them 21-10 on September 26, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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