November 10, 2011 Penn State students flooded downtown State College, Pa., after the school's trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier amid a growing furor over their handling of sex-abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach. Police in riot gear used pepper spray to try to break up the crowd.
November 9, 2011 The coach's decision to leave at the end of the season comes amid a scandal that has rocked Penn State and college football. A former assistant coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing young boys. In a statement, the 84-year-old Paterno said, "I wish I had done more."
November 9, 2011 The school's trustees are also launching their own investigation into the allegations that a former assistant football coach sexually abused young boys — and that some school officials had been told but didn't alert police.
November 8, 2011 Rep. Patrick Meehan wants the government to investigate whether Penn State officials, including football coach Joe Paterno (above), broke federal laws if they failed to report allegations of child sexual abuse.
November 8, 2011 Allegations that a former assistant football coach was sexually abusing young boys, and that university officials didn't tell police, are raising questions about whether it's time for Joe Paterno to step aside.