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Pennsylvania AG: 'Inexcusable lack of urgency' in Jerry Sandusky investigation

Pennsylvania AG: 'Inexcusable lack of urgency' in Jerry Sandusky investigation

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 (UPI) --Politics did not slow the investigation into former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's molesting of boys, a report released Monday said.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
By United Press International

James Franklin becomes coach at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- James Franklin, who had back-to-back winning seasons at Vanderbilt, has been named the next football coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Penn State to name new coach Saturday

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Penn State University called a press conference for Saturday amid multiple reports the school will announce the hiring of James Franklin as its football coach.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
By United Press International

Prosecutor alleges ex-Penn State president perjured himself 18 times

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Prosecutors asked a judge to deny a request by former Penn State President Graham Spanier's defense team, identifying multiple times Spanier allegedly lied.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
By United Press International
NCAA seeks dismissal of Paterno family's suit on sanctions

NCAA seeks dismissal of Paterno family's suit on sanctions

BELLEFONTE, Pa., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- An NCAA attorney said the late Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno's family and others lack standing to challenge NCAA actions against the university.
Penn State reaches settlements of $59.7M with 26 Sandusky victims

Penn State reaches settlements of $59.7M with 26 Sandusky victims

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Penn State University said Monday it reached settlements totaling $59.7 million with 26 victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Democratic sources say Jay Paterno may run for Congress

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Jay Paterno, son of the late Joe Paterno, who was Penn State football coach, may challenge U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., Democratic party figures said.
Prosecutor: Penn State officials 'absolutely' knew of Sandusky abuse

Prosecutor: Penn State officials 'absolutely' knew of Sandusky abuse

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania prosecutor who won the conviction of Jerry Sandusky says ex-Penn State officials "absolutely" knew of abuse allegations against the former coach.

Paterno family, others given two weeks to defend suit against NCAA

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The family of late Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno and others have two weeks to say why their lawsuit against the NCAA shouldn't be tossed, a judge says.

First Sandusky victim settles with Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A 25-year-old man sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky has agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement with Penn State, his lawyer said Saturday.
Assistant says Paterno thought Penn State 'screwed up' on Sandusky

Assistant says Paterno thought Penn State 'screwed up' on Sandusky

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 29 (UPI) -- A former Penn State grad assistant quoted late football coach Joe Paterno as saying school officials "screwed up" sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.
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Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno celebrates winning the 72nd Annual Fedex Orange Bowl game against the Florida State Seminoles at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida, on January 3, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Joseph Vincent "Joe" Paterno (born December 21, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York) 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 FBS coach to reach 400 victories. Paterno is one of three active coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as coaches (along with Chris Ault and John Gagliardi).

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). He played quarterback and cornerback, and currently shares, with Greg Parker, the career record for interceptions at 14. Paterno graduated with the Brown University Class of 1950. Although his father asked "For God's sake, what did you go to college for?" after hearing of his career choice, Paterno joined his college coach Rip Engle as an assistant coach at Penn State in 1950; Engle had coached five seasons, 1944–1949, at Brown.

Paterno is in his 61st season on the Penn State coaching staff as of 2010, holding the record for most seasons for any football coach at any university. The 2009 season was Paterno’s 44th as head coach of the Nittany Lions, passing Amos Alonzo Stagg for the most years as head coach at a single institution in Division 1. Paterno has been on Penn State's coaching staff for 691 of their 1,222 games, 56.5% of all games played by the program dating back to its inception in 1887.

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