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Published: 1/22/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago


Joe Paterno: A look back

Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85. Paterno's son Scott announced Nov. 18 that his father was being treated for lung cancer, which was diagnosed in mid-November during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness.

Penn State  football coach Joe Paterno leaves Beaver Stadium after his weekly NCAA college football news conference in 2010 in State College, Pa.  Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone else in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday. Enlarge Penn State football coach Joe Paterno leaves Beaver Stadium after his weekly NCAA college football news conference in 2010 in ...
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In 1965, Joe Paterno, associate football coach at Penn State, directs players at State College, Pa. Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone else in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. He was 85. Enlarge In 1965, Joe Paterno, associate football coach at Penn State, directs players at State College, Pa. Paterno, the longtime Penn ...
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In 1966, Joe Paterno, new head football coach at Penn State, left, poses with his 2-year-old daughter Diana Lynne Paterno, right on mother's lap, his wife Suzanne Paterno and their 1-year-old daughter Mary Kathryn Paterno, on father's lap, in his home in State College, Pa. Enlarge In 1966, Joe Paterno, new head football coach at Penn State, left, poses with his 2-year-old daughter Diana ...
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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is embraced by his wife, Sue, after Penn State's 30-6 victory over Texas in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 1972, in Dallas. Enlarge Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is embraced by his wife, Sue, after Penn State's 30-6 victory over Texas ...
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Penn State running back John Cappelletti, left, stands with football coach Joe Paterno and actor Bob Hope after being named the 1973 Heisman winner in New York. Enlarge Penn State running back John Cappelletti, left, stands with football coach Joe Paterno and actor Bob Hope after being named ...
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Joe Paterno, head coach of the Penn State football feam, clutches the Lambert Trophy in New York, after it was awarded to his team as emblematic of collegiate grid supremacy in the East. Enlarge Joe Paterno, head coach of the Penn State football feam, clutches the Lambert Trophy in New York, after it was ...
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Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno takes a victory ride from his players after defeating Georgia 27-23 in the Sugar Bowl Jan. 1, 1983, at the Supderdome in New Orleans, to win the national championship. Enlarge Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno takes a victory ride from his players after defeating Georgia 27-23 in ...
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Penn State coach Joe Paterno is carried off after defeating Miami, 14-10, in the Fiesta Bowl Jan. 2, 1987, to win the national championship, in Tempe, Ariz. Enlarge Penn State coach Joe Paterno is carried off after defeating Miami, 14-10, in the Fiesta Bowl Jan. 2, 1987,...
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Penn State coach Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Akron Sept. 4, 2004, in State College, Pa. Enlarge Penn State coach Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Akron Sept....
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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno acknowledges the crowd during warmups before the game against Wisconsin in 2005 in State College, Pa. Enlarge Penn State football coach Joe Paterno acknowledges the crowd during warmups before the game against Wisconsin in 2005 in State ...
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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, left,  follows his players onto the field prior to the start of the 2006 Orange Bowl against Florida State at  Dolphins Stadium in Miami. Enlarge Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, left, follows his players onto the field prior to the start of the 2006 ...
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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno holds a news conference before the 2009 Blue and White spring college football scrimmage at Penn State in State College, Pa. Enlarge Penn State football coach Joe Paterno holds a news conference before the 2009 Blue and White spring college football scrimmage ...
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Penn State coach Joe Paterno yells to an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Akron Sept. 5, 2009 in State College, Pa. Enlarge Penn State coach Joe Paterno yells to an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against ...
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Penn State coach Joe Paterno is carried off the field by his players after getting his 400th collegiate win after their 38-21 victory over Northwestern in an NCAA college football game Nov. 6, 2010, in State College, Pa. Enlarge Penn State coach Joe Paterno is carried off the field by his players after getting his 400th collegiate win after ...
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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno arrives home in State College, Pa. Enlarge Penn State football coach Joe Paterno arrives home in State College, Pa.
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Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno and his wife, Sue Paterno, stand on their porch to thank supporters gathered outside their home in State College, Pa. Nov. 9, 2011. Enlarge Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno and his wife, Sue Paterno, stand on their porch to thank supporters gathered outside ...
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Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno gestures as while interviewed at his home in State College, Pa. In his first public comments since being fired two months ago, Paterno told The Washington Post he Enlarge Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno gestures as while interviewed at his home in State College, Pa. In his ...
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Susan Paterno, left, sits with her husband, former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno as he is interviewed Jan. 12, 2012, at his home in State College, Pa. In his first public comments since being fired two months ago, Paterno told The Washington Post he Enlarge Susan Paterno, left, sits with her husband, former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno as he is interviewed Jan. 12,...
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Candles and memorabilia are placed by well wishers at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus Saturday.  Enlarge Candles and memorabilia are placed by well wishers at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium ...
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David Marselles, a senior at Penn State from Allentown, Pa., stands with a cardboard cutout of Joe Paterno near a statue of Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus Saturday in State College, Pa., after Paterno's doctors said the former coach's condition has become 'serious' after he experienced complications from lung cancer in recent days. Enlarge David Marselles, a senior at Penn State from Allentown, Pa., stands with a cardboard cutout of Joe Paterno near a ...
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Candles and memorabilia are placed by well wishers at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus Saturday. Enlarge Candles and memorabilia are placed by well wishers at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium ...
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Candles and memorabilia are placed by well wishers at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus Saturday. Enlarge Candles and memorabilia are placed by well wishers at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium ...
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People gather around a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus after learning of his death Sunday in State College, Pa. Enlarge People gather around a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus after learning of ...
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Items left at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno lie outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus after news of his death Sunday in State College, Pa. Enlarge Items left at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno lie outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University ...
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Items left at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno lie outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus after news of his death Sunday in State College, Pa.  Enlarge Items left at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno lie outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University ...
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A statue of Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus. Enlarge A statue of Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus.
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Laura Scott of State College, Pa., places a rose at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus after learning of his death Sunday in State College,Pa. Enlarge Laura Scott of State College, Pa., places a rose at the foot of a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver ...
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