Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, consoles one of her grandsons following the memorial service.
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January 26, 2012 An estimated 10,000 people attended the service for the former football coach. He died Sunday, at the age of 85.
Joe Paterno, during a Penn State game last October.
January 21, 2012 The former Penn State football coach's family released a statement Sunday morning confirming his death. The 85-year-old legend had lung cancer.
January 13, 2012 The newspaper plans to report Saturday about what the former Penn State football coach has to say concerning the scandal involving one of his former assistants. It cost Paterno his job.
January 12, 2012 "We will publicly honor Joe and his wife, Sue, for all the many things they have done for the university, both from an athletic standpoint and an academic standpoint," President Rodney Erickson told alumni Wednesday.
Bill O'Brien, offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.
January 6, 2012 The school has reportedly chosen New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien to be its next head football coach and the man who will try to rebuild a program that was rocked last fall by a scandal that cost coach Joe Paterno the job
July 23, 2011: Sportswriter Bill Conlin speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
December 21, 2011 Bill Conlin, a Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter for 46 years, retired after three women and a man came forward to accuse him of molesting them in the 1970s. His lawyer says he wants to "vindicate his name."
Mike McQueary as he arrived this morning at the Dauphin County Court in Harrisburg, Pa.
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December 16, 2011 The key witness in the case against the former Penn State assistant football coach says in open court that "I believe Jerry was sexually molesting" a young boy.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as he arrived this morning at the Centre County (Pa.) Courthouse.
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December 13, 2011 Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says he's innocent. Authorities have charged him with more than 50 counts involving the alleged sexual abuse of at least 10 boys.
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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, gets out of a car in front of his home on Thursday after he was released from jail.
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December 8, 2011 Dottie Sandusky issued her first comments since her husband was charged with more than 50 counts related to the sexual assault of boys.
December 7, 2011 The local prosecutor says the statute of limitations prevents him from making a case against Bernie Fine. The former assistant basketball coach says he did not sexually abuse the two accusers when they were boys. Federal charges are still possible.
November 30, 2011 A man, now 29 years old, claims that as a boy he was sexually abused more than 100 times by the former Penn State assistant football coach. Sandusky has previously said he never sexually abused anyone.
November 28, 2011 The coach led Florida to two national championships, then retired after the 2010 season. He's an Ohio native and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with Ohio State.
Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine during a game in March 2009. He was fired Sunday.
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November 28, 2011 Bernie Fine had been an assistant basketball coach for more than 35 seasons. He has said he's innocent of allegations that he molested young boys.
November 23, 2011 The news that Jerry Sandusky is being investigated in two more cases of alleged child sex abuse will likely mean that the former Penn State assistant football coach will be remanded to jail before a Dec. 13 hearing about the case, his attorney says.
November 22, 2011 The allegations against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky have sparked a debate about when to call rape a rape. How explicit should we be in describing sexual assault, especially of a child? The answer pits soft-pedaling the crime vs. damaging the survivor vs. revolting the rest of us. Help us define the line.
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