Penn State fires Joe Paterno

Penn State fires Joe Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Penn State University board of trustees dismissed Joe Paterno Wednesday, ending the career of the winningest coach in college football history.
Report: Paterno will lose coaching job

Report: Paterno will lose coaching job

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Joe Paterno, who has faced growing criticism over the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, will lose the football coaching job, sources told The New York Times.

Two Penn State officials arraigned

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Two Penn State University officials were arraigned Monday on charges relating to a sex scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

COL FB: Penn State 10, Illinois 7

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Silas Redd's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:08 remaining Saturday boosted No. 19 Penn State to a 10-7 decision over Illinois in a historic game for Joe Paterno.

COL FB: Penn State 34, Northwestern 24

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Matthew McGloin threw two touchdown passes Saturday and Coach Joe Paterno tied an NCAA record in No. 22 Penn State's 34-24 win over Northwestern.
Paterno back to work at Penn State

Paterno back to work at Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Football Coach Joe Paterno was discharged from a hospital and back at work Tuesday, two days after a player ran into him during practice, Penn State said.
Paterno injured in collision with player

Paterno injured in collision with player

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno injured his right arm and hip during a collision with a player at weekend practice session, the school said Monday.

COL FB: Florida 37, Penn State 24

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Ahmad Black ran a fourth-quarter interception back for a touchdown Saturday, sealing Florida's 37-24 victory over Penn State in the Outback Bowl.
Paterno: No plans to quit Penn State

Paterno: No plans to quit Penn State

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Longtime Penn State head football Coach Joe Paterno said Tuesday he doesn't plan to quit as the Nittany Lions' mentor.

Sue Paterno: Coach is in 'fine' health

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno is "fine" and rumors to the contrary are "just lies," wife Sue Paterno said Monday.
Paterno plans to return for another year

Paterno plans to return for another year

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Penn State's Joe Paterno said Tuesday he plans to be back in 2011 for his 46th season as head football coach of the Nittany Lions.

COL FB: Penn State 41, Michigan 31

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Evan Royster ran for 150 yards and scored twice in a record-breaking performance Saturday during Penn State's 41-31 win over No. 25 Michigan.
NCAA upholds Florida State penalties

NCAA upholds Florida State penalties

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The NCAA said Tuesday it refused an appeal from Florida State University and will enforce penalties levied against the school for academic fraud.
Bowden to step down as Florida St. coach

Bowden to step down as Florida St. coach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Bobby Bowden said Tuesday he would end a 34-year career coaching the Florida State Seminoles after the team's bowl game this season.
Bobby Bowden signs one-year extension

Bobby Bowden signs one-year extension

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Longtime Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden has signed a one-year contract extension with the ACC school through the 2009 season.
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Joe Paterno
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)

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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