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Joe Paterno

Joseph Vincent "Joe" Paterno (born December 21, 1926) is a college football coach, and is currently the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, a position he has held since 1966. Paterno, nicknamed "JoePa", holds the record for the most victories by an FBS football coach, has coached more bowl game wins than any other coach in college football history and is the first and currently only FBS coach to reach 400 victories. He has coached five undefeated teams that won major bowl games. Paterno is one of three active coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as coaches (along with Chris Ault and John Gagliardi). Paterno was born December 21, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. His family is of Italian ancestry. In 1944, Paterno graduated from the now defunct Brooklyn Preparatory School. He attended Brown University; his tuition was paid for by Busy Arnold. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (Upsilon chapter).

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Tamba Hali -- I Still Respect Joe Paterno ... I'm Not 'Stuck On That Sandusky Bulls**t'

Tamba Hali
I Still Respect Joe Paterno I'm Not 'Stuck On That Sandusky Bulls**t'

KC Chiefs superstar Tamba Hali is sticking up for his former Penn State coach Joe Paterno in a new rap song ... in which he seems to blow off the PSU child rape scandal as "Sandusky bulls**t."… READ MORE >

Joe Paterno -- Brown Univ. Will NOT Boot Coach from Hall of Fame

Joe Paterno
Brown Univ. Will NOT Boot JoePa from Hall of Fame

Brown University will NOT REMOVE alumnus Joe Paterno from its Athletic Hall of Fame ... despite the fact he kinda did some horrible stuff. For the record, Paterno played quarterback at Brown from… READ MORE >

- 767 days ago
Al Pacino -- I Wanna Play Joe Paterno

Al Pacino
I Wanna Be Joe Paterno

Disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will forever be immortalized in a new movie ... and by a really good actor ... because the man who will bring his story to life, is reportedly Al… READ MORE >

- 773 days ago
Penn State -- 'Sweet Caroline' Banned from Football Game Sing-A-Longs

Penn State
'Sweet Caroline' BANNED from Football Sing-a-longs

Neil Diamond's classic "Sweet Caroline" will no longer be played at Penn State football games because the lyrics have been deemed inappropriate ... in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky… READ MORE >

- 785 days ago
Jeffrey Ross -- Showed Up to Roseanne Roast Dressed As ...

Jeffrey Ross Does Not Know
Meaning of the Words TOO SOON

Comedian Jeffrey Ross made quite an entrance to the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr last night ... dressing up as legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and walking the red carpet… READ MORE >

- 807 days ago
Regis Philbin -- 'Broke My Heart' to See Paterno Statue Removed

Regis Philbin
'Broke My Heart' to See Paterno Statue Removed

Regis Philbin wasn't among the college football fans who were THRILLED to see Penn State take down the iconic Joe Paterno statue ... in fact, Reg tells us, "It broke my heart to see that."Reg --… READ MORE >

- 817 days ago
Penn State Punished -- $60 MILLION Fine ... BANNED from Bowls

Penn State Punished
$60 MILLION Fine and 4-Year Bowl Ban

11:00 AM PT -- Joe Paterno's family just responded to the NCAA sanctions, claiming they "defame the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without any input from our family or… READ MORE >

- 820 days ago
Max Kellerman -- 'About Time' Penn St. Took Down the Joe Paterno Statue

Max Kellerman
'About Time' JoePa Statue Came Down

Sports radio host Max Kellerman thinks Penn State did the right thing in taking down the statue of Joe Paterno -- in fact, he thinks they need to go further. We caught up with Max at LAX… READ MORE >

- 821 days ago
Joe Paterno Statue Removed

Joe Paterno
Statue Removed

The statue honoring Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been removed from in front of Beaver Stadium. The statue was removed via forklift as 100-150 students watched, chanting, "We are… READ MORE >

- 821 days ago
Penn State -- We're RENOVATING the Sandusky Rape Showers

Penn State
We're RENOVATING the Sandusky Rape Showers

It's "Extreme Makeover: Disgraced University Edition."The honchos at Penn State just released a statement saying the university plans to renovate the football shower and locker room area where… READ MORE >

- 830 days ago

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