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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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Penn State Apologizes for Sandusky Scandal -- We Are 'Deeply Ashamed'

Penn State Apologizes
For Sandusky Scandal We Are 'Deeply Ashamed'

The Penn State Board of Trustees takes "full responsibility" for not stopping Jerry Sandusky from sexually abusing children -- saying it's "deeply ashamed" about its failures ... and indirectly… READ MORE >

Nike Dropping Joe Paterno's Name from Child Center

Joe Paterno
Nike Changing Name of Child Care Center

Nike is cutting one of its last remaining ties to Joe Paterno -- removing his name from the child care building on the corporation's campus.The move comes just hours after independent… READ MORE >

- 731 days ago
Joe Paterno -- Report Finds Paterno Aided in Sandusky Cover-Up

Joe Paterno
Report Finds Paterno Aided Sandusky Cover-Up

Joe Paterno participated in a 13-year conspiracy to hide Jerry Sandusky's sexual crimes against children from authorities ...  so says a new report issued by investigators connected to the… READ MORE >

- 731 days ago
Joe Paterno -- eBay PULLS Funeral Tickets Over Policy Violation

Joe Paterno
eBay PULLS Funeral Tickets Over Policy Violation

Don't count on buying a ticket to Joe Paterno's funeral on eBay -- because the auction site just pulled ALL Paterno funeral ticket listings, claiming the tickets violate one of the website's… READ MORE >

- 901 days ago
Joe Paterno -- Westboro Baptist Church to Picket His Funeral

Joe Paterno
Westboro Baptist Church to Picket His Funeral

Margie Phelps, daughter of Pastor Fred Phelps, announced on Twitter today the Westboro Baptist Church would be picketing the funeral of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.Paterno passed… READ MORE >

- 903 days ago
Joe Paterno Dead -- Former Penn State Football Coach Dies at 85

Joe Paterno
Dead at 85

Joe Paterno -- the legendary former football coach at Penn State University -- died this morning at the age of 85 ... this according to his family.His family released a statement that reads, "He… READ MORE >

- 903 days ago
Joe Paterno -- In Serious Condition

Joe Paterno
In Serious Condition

Joe Paterno, the legendary former coach at Penn State University, has suffered health complications and is in serious condition ... this according to a rep for the Paterno family. The… READ MORE >

- 904 days ago
Joe Paterno: I Broke My Hip!

Joe Paterno
I Broke My Hip!

Joe Paterno fell and fractured his pelvis yesterday -- this according to a source close to his family.The 84-year-old former Penn State football coach -- who's currently undergoing chemotherapy… READ MORE >

- 945 days ago
Jerry Sandusky: Joe Paterno Never Questioned Me About Child Abuse

Jerry Sandusky
Paterno Never Questioned Me About Child Abuse

Accused child molester Jerry Sandusky claims Joe Paterno never once confronted him about Sandusky's alleged rape of a 10-year-old boy in 2002 inside a Penn State locker room, despite having… READ MORE >

- 953 days ago
Joe Paterno Linebacker Video -- KILLED Over Sandusky Appearance

Joe Paterno
Linebacker Video KILLED Over Sandusky Appearance

A Joe Paterno approved instructional football video has gotten the death sentence from distributors over a segment involving Jerry Sandusky interacting with young boys ... one of whom may have… READ MORE >

- 967 days ago

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