Paterno, the former Penn State football coach who was among the most admired figures in college sports but whose reputation was shattered in the wake of a child-abuse scandal involving a longtime assistant, has died. He was 85.
COLUMN | Joe Paterno went from an icon of integrity to a symbol of negligence, leaving a very human legacy.
As school mourns the death of Joe Paterno, this spring’s graduates wonder whether their job prospects will be hurt by the child sex-abuse scandal that rocked the university.
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. (Jan. 22)
Students and Penn State fans in State College Saturday night expressed concern and showed support for seriously ill former Penn State coach Joe Paterno. (Jan. 22)
Reports of Joe Paterno’s death turned out to be greatly exaggerated Saturday night. But unlike Mark Twain’s famous declaration that he was still alive 115 years ago, the erroneous accounts about the former Penn State football coach’s demise traveled far and wide within minutes, whipped into a firestorm by social media.
Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno passed away Sunday morning after battle with lung cancer
Reports of Joe Paterno’s death cause an Internet firestorm.
Joe Paterno made his only extensive comments on the Penn State abuse scandal and its fallout in an exclusive interview with The Post's Sally Jenkins.
Paterno talks about the scandal that ended his coaching career.
The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins discusses her exclusive interview with Penn State legend Joe Paterno, in which the former head football coach spoke at length about the child sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. (Jan. 14)
How do you feel about Joe Paterno’s actions after learning of alleged sexual abuse by a longtime assistant coach?