Supporters of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno have launched a campaign to reclaim his legacy, including an initiative to have his statute returned to the university grounds. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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The site in where a statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno once stood sits empty after it was removed last summer. The late coach's family is suing the NCAA to overturn sanctions against the school. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Signs on display around town are designed to show support for Penn State's football team as a new season begins. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Before its removal from outside the school's football stadium on Sunday, a statue of former football coach Joe Paterno was covered. An independent report concluded he was among top university officials who failed to act when they learned that Jerry Sandusky might be sexually abusing young boys. John Beale/AP hide caption

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky being led away from court after his conviction last month. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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