In their first football game since being handed severe sanctions by the NCAA in light of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal, Penn State lost on Saturday to Ohio University. Despite leading by 11 at halftime, the Nittany Lions ended up losing 24-14. Former had coach Joe Paterno’s widow, Sue, and his daughter Mary Kay attended Penn State’s opening football game against Ohio. An Associated Press reporter asked Sue what the game mean to her, she replied that she “just wants us to win.” This was the first game without Paterno on the coaching staff since 1949. Paterno was fired in November amid after allegations that assistant coach Sandusky had sex with minors. Paterno died in January, while Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of sexual abuse, and the school has been fined by the NCAA for allegedly covering up Sandusky’s abuse and banned from bowl games.
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