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MEMORIAL Penn State to Honor Paterno Patrick Smith / Getty Images

Penn State to Honor Paterno

Penn State University President Rodney Erickson says the school plans to honor legendary former football coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday morning at the age of 85. In a statement Erickson called Paterno “a great man who made us a greater university,” and said that his “dedication to ensuring his players were successful both on the field and in life is legendary.” It’s not clear if the school is planning an official memorial. Paterno was fired from Penn State in November amid a child-sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

January 22, 2012 11:43 AM