Suit challenges NCAA sanctions against Penn State

Suit challenges NCAA sanctions against Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 30 (UPI) -- The late Penn State coach Joe Paterno's family sued the NCAA Thursday, charging its sanctions against the school were imposed through "coercion and threats."

Judge allows suit against Penn State

BELLEFONTE, Pa., April 17 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania judge has refused to dismiss Mike McQueary's defamation lawsuit against Penn State University, a court order indicates.
Paterno kin urge public awareness of child abuse

Paterno kin urge public awareness of child abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania child-abuse awareness group said having the family of Joe Paterno speak at an event shined a spotlight on an issue many people prefer to ignore.
Sandusky discusses Paterno, McQueary

Sandusky discusses Paterno, McQueary

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 25 (UPI) -- Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky says Joe Paterno would not have kept him as an assistant if the Penn State football coach had thought he was a molester.

Penn State's Ganter retires after 46 years

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Fran Ganter, a Penn State athlete, coach and administrator for 46 years, retires at the end of February, the school's athletic department announced.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.
By United Press International

Paterno kin call Freeh report 'failure'

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the family of the late Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno said the so-called Freeh report was flawed and led to a "miscarriage of justice."
Paterno widow rips Sandusky scandal report

Paterno widow rips Sandusky scandal report

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The widow of longtime Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno says an independent study of the scandal that led to his firing was "ill-considered and rash."

Special prosecutor named in Sandusky case

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania's attorney general Monday appointed H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr. to lead the investigation into the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case.

Sandusky denied new trial

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky is not entitled to a new trial, a judge in Pennsylvania ruled Wednesday.

Community remembers Paterno, a year later

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Joe Paterno's legacy has changed in the year since his death, but State College, Pa., has not forgotten him, residents say.

Location of Paterno statue a mystery

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The location of Penn State's statue of Joe Paterno, removed from the campus six months after his death, remains a mystery on the first anniversary of his death.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
By United Press International

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Pacino, De Palma teaming up for Paterno bio-picture

Pacino, De Palma teaming up for Paterno bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Al Pacino is reuniting with his "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way" director Brian De Palma for a film about disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.
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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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