Pictures of Paterno’s Memorial

More than 12,000 filled a Penn State arena on Thursday, January 26, 2012 to praise legendary coach Joe Paterno who died of lung cancer at the age of 85.

31 photos
1/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, consoles her grandson following a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
2/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, is acknowledged by the crowd during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
3/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: The crowd joins hand-in-hand for the The Lord's Prayer during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
4/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Jay Paterno, son of Joe Paterno, pauses during his speech during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
5/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, is acknowledged by the crowd during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
6/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: A mourner cannot control their emotion during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
7/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: A mourner cannot control their emotion during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
8/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, consoles her grandson following a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
9/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, consoles her grandson following a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
10/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, receives a hug following a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
11/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Nike chairman Phil Knight speaks during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
12/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Scott Paterno, son of Joe Paterno, claps after a speaker during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
13/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Former Penn State quarterback, and current Seattle Seahawks running back, Michael Robinson is interviewed by the media before a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
14/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: A member of Blue Band performs during the conclusion of the public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
15/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Jay Paterno, son of Joe Paterno, pauses during his speech during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
16/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: A mourner cannot control their emotion during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
17/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, walks to her seat during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
18/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Former Penn State quarterback, and current Seattle Seahawks running back, Michael Robinson pauses during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
19/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: A picture of Joe Paterno is displayed on the scoreboard during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
20/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, listens to a speaker during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
21/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: A mourner cannot control their emotion during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
22/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: An audience of 16,000 pays its respects to former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University's campus January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno died Sunday morning January 22, at the age of 85 following his last season as the winningest football coach in college history with 409 victories. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
23/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: Former Penn State quarterback, and current Seattle Seahawks running back, Michael Robinson speaks during a public memorial for former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State, January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on January 22, 2012. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
24/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: An audience of 16,000 pays its respects to former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University's campus January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno died Sunday morning January 22, at the age of 85 following his last season as the winningest football coach in college history with 409 victories. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
25/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: An audience of 16,000 pays its respects to former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University's campus January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno died Sunday morning January 22, at the age of 85 following his last season as the winningest football coach in college history with 409 victories. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
26/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: An audience of 16,000 pays its respects to former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University's campus January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno died Sunday morning January 22, at the age of 85 following his last season as the winningest football coach in college history with 409 victories. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
27/31
Getty Images
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 26: An audience of 16,000 pays its respects to former Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University's campus January 26, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno died Sunday morning January 22, at the age of 85 following his last season as the winningest football coach in college history with 409 victories. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
28/31
AP
Sue Paterno, wife of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, enters a memorial service, her son Scott Paterno seen on left, at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa. Thursday Jan. 26, 2012 .
29/31
AP
Phil Knight, former CEO and co-founder of Nike, becomes emotional as he speaks.
30/31
AP
Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary, second from right, arrives at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the Penn State campus for the memorial services.
31/31
AP
Former Penn State and NFL football player Kenny Jackson speaks during the memorial service. A capacity crowd of more than 12,000 packed the arena for one more tribute to Paterno, the Hall of Fame football coach who died Sunday from lung cancer.
Contact Us