Death of Joe Paterno

December 21, 1926 - January 22, 2012
State College, Pennsylvania | Age 85

Penn State coach dies at 85
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GENARO C. ARMAS, The Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Happy Valley was perfect for Joe Paterno, a place where "JoePa" knew best, where he not only won more football games than any other major college coach, but won them the right way: with integrity and sportsmanship. A place where character came first, championships second.

Behind it all, however, was an ugly secret that ran counter to everything the revered coach stood for.

Paterno, a sainted figure at...

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