Joe Paterno, Revered Coach Tainted By Scandal, Dies

Joe Paterno Dies

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in major college football history who was fired in November over a child sexual abuse scandal involving an assistant that rocked America, died on Sunday of lung cancer. He was 85.

RELATED ARTICLES
  • Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’
    A Penn State professor was arrested over the weekend in a bizarre videotaped incident that went viral. Karen Halnon, who teaches sociology at the university’s Abington campus, was flying from Nicaragua to Miami when she lit up a cigarette and ranted about Venezuela and President Barack Obama. More
  • Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' diesLeonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. More
  • Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 433Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 433
    Rescuers found more bodies in the concrete debris of a collapsed garment factory building Thursday and authorities say it may take another five days to clear the rubble. In addition to the 433 confirmed dead, police report that 149 people are still missing in what has become the worst disaster for Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year garment industry. More
  • Jones called 'greatest country singer of all time'Jones called 'greatest country singer of all time'
    The country music world reacted with deep emotion upon learning of the death of legendary singer George Jones. Here's a sampling of quotes and tweets about Jones: "The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen." - Merle Haggard More
  • 38 At least 36 dead as fire rages through Russian psychiatric hospital
    Thirty-eight people were feared dead after a fire raged through an isolated psychiatric hospital north of Moscow on Friday, killing some patients in their beds and others who were trapped by barred windows. Most of the patients died in their sleep inhaling the fumes as they were likely sedated by prescribed medicine, a police source told the RIA Novosti news agency. More
BING NEWS:
  • Paterno’s inaction damaging
    Those associated with the university, the football program and its coach, both revered for the longtime deserved reputation of “success with honor,” apparently were too afraid of past accomplishments being tainted ... of its past. Joe Paterno will ...
    07/16/2012 - 7:16 am | View Link
  • Editorial: Joe Paterno's unforgiveable failure to act
    Yet those associated with the university, the football program and its coach, both revered for the longtime deserved reputation of "success with honor," apparently were too afraid of past accomplishments being tainted ... of its past. Joe Paterno will ...
    07/15/2012 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Will Arkansas keep Petrino after scandal?
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark -- Moments after their motorcycle accident, Bobby Petrino and a female employee told a passer-by not to call 911, then got a ride back to Fayetteville where the Arkansas ... the firing of revered head football coach Joe Paterno, while ...
    04/6/2012 - 4:57 pm | View Link
  • Joe Paterno memorial service: Phil Knight, Jay Paterno and others salute late Penn State football coach
    Perhaps it took someone who still revered Joe Paterno ... delivered by Paterno’s son, Jay — Knight was the only speaker who went anywhere near the scandal that, at least to the world beyond State College, tainted the 85-year-old coach’s legacy.
    01/25/2012 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Joe Paterno, revered coach tainted by scandal, dies
    Paterno won adoration from fans of the highly successful and profitable Penn State football program and they unleashed invective at the university board of trustees who fired him unceremoniously after 46 years as head coach, tarnishing his outsized legacy.
    01/22/2012 - 9:56 pm | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • Sports News & Articles – Scores, Pictures, Videos
    Find the latest sports news and articles on the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA college football, NCAA college basketball and more at ABC News.
    08/1/2015 - 3:41 pm | View Website
  • In wake of Joe Paterno's death and Sandusky sex abuse ...
    The story of how the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case escalated into a Penn State and Joe Paterno scandal before a rapt national audience seems, in retrospect ...
    08/1/2015 - 3:19 pm | View Website
  • "The Betrayal of Joe Paterno" Chapter Ten: Conclusions ...
    CHAPTER TEN: CONCLUSIONS. One year after the release of the Freeh Report, this is what seems to be reality of the aftermath of the Sandusky scandal and its impact on ...
    08/1/2015 - 9:00 am | View Website
  • OddOrama
    In this latest news regarding the alleged cover up of a sex scandal at Penn State it is disturbing to hear that even outside the sports world the unwritten rule of ...
    07/30/2015 - 9:55 pm | View Website
  • Bleacher Report | Sports. Highlights. News. Now.
    Sports journalists and bloggers covering NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MMA, college football and basketball, NASCAR, fantasy sports and more. News, photos, mock drafts, game ...
    07/30/2015 - 8:15 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Sports News