The Legacy of Joe Paterno

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is no longer the most winningest coach in major college football history. The NCAA announced unprecedented sanctions against Penn State that stripped him of his title as an outcome of the university's mishandling of the allegations of child-sexual abuse by former coach Jerry Sandusky.

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1965: Paterno was an assistant football coach at Penn State for more than a dozen years before he got his shot to change State College and the world of college football forever.
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Workers handle the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before removing the statue Sunday, July 22, 2012, in State College, Pa.
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The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP Photo/John Beale)
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State College and Penn State University police form a line in front of Beaver Stadium moments after the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was removed.
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Workers place a tarp on a fence in front of the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before removing the statue.
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Workers handle the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before removing the statue Sunday, July 22, 2012, in State College, Pa.
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An area of the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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Vincent Tedesco of State College, Pa., sits with a cutout of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium.
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To get a clear view, Penn State students lift the tarp on the fence that blocks the site of the former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno statue after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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Recent Penn State graduate Patrick Thorp has a moment of silence on the fence that blocks the site of the of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno statue after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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People from the community take pictures at the site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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A sign rests at the site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium
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A girl takes a picture at the site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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Near the entrance of Beaver Stadium, a picture of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno hangs on the wall.
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The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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People from the community try to get a look at the site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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A man hangs a sign that reads "Will PSU yield to threats?" at the site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium.
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The Pattee and Paterno Library is on the campus of Penn State.
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Members of the Hells Angels from Connecticut visit the site where the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno once stood outside Beaver Stadium.
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A family poses for a photo with the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium July 21, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania.
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Jack Campbell, 22, of Bellefonte, Pa and a recent graduate of Penn State, wears a Guy Fawkes mask for a photo next to the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium.
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 23: News media get ready at the NCAA's headquarters prior to the announcement of sanctions against Penn State University's football program on July 23, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 23: NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks as Ed Ray, chairman of the NCAA's executive committee and Oregon State president looks on, during a press conference at the NCAA's headquarters.
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NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks during a press conference at the NCAA's headquarters to announce sanctions against Penn State University's football program on July 23, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks as Ed Ray (R), chairman of the NCAA's executive committee and Oregon State president looks on, during a press conference at the NCAA's headquarters to announce sanctions against Penn State University's football program on July 23, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Penn State student Maddy Pryor and others react to the sanctions the NCAA announced against Penn State in the HUB on the campus of Penn State.
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Penn State students and others react to the sanctions the NCAA announced against Penn State in the HUB on the campus of Penn State.
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Penn State student Laura Lovins and others react to the sanctions the NCAA announced against Penn State in the HUB on the campus of Penn State.
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Penn State students and others react to the sanctions the NCAA announced against Penn State in the HUB on the campus of Penn State on July 23, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania.
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - JULY 23: A Penn State football player leaves the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football Building following a team meeting soon after the NCAA announced Sanctions.
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - JULY 23: Penn State football players leave the Mildred and Louis Lasch Football Building following a team meeting soon after the NCAA announced Sanctions.
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2005: Paterno used his fiery spirit and an experienced team (18 returning starters) to have a resurgent 2005 season.
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1999: Paterno ended the 90s with a shutout of the Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl.
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2011: The 2010 season would end with Paterno's final bowl appearance against fellow multi-time national championship coach Urban Meyer's Florida team in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1, 2011.
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2007: By the start of the 2007 season Paterno was back to leading his team out of the tunnel.
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The 2008 season ended with Paterno leading his team to their third Big 10 title and just second Rose Bowl appearence where they would lose to USC 38-24.
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2006: Despite a nine-win season, Penn State lost to Ohio State in Columbus -- one of 12 losses by Paterno against OSU in Big 10 play.
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2006: The 2005 season wound up with Penn State atop the Big 10 earning Paterno his final trip to the Orange Bowl...
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27 Oct 2001: Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions's mascot walks out on the field during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions defeated the Buckeyes 29-27.Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire/Allsport
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2001 : Paterno was carried off the field by his players after the record win.
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1966: After working under Rip Engle, Paterno took over as head coach of Penn State in 1966. He would coach the team for nearly 46 seasons.
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1965: Paterno was an assistant football coach at Penn State for more than a dozen years before he got his shot to change State College and the world of college football forever.
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1972: You can't tell the story of Paterno without mentioning his wife Sue -- they were married in 1962 and she was there for many of his biggest moments including Penn State's 30-6 victory over Texas in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 1972.
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Over his many years Paterno had his share of Gatorade baths including after his Nittany Lions defeated Texas 38-15 at the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, 1997.
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Paterno made a record 37 bowl game appearences winning 24 times including beating the Baylor Bears in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 1975.
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1998: No matter his age, Paterno often wore his emotions on his sleeve on the Nittany Lions sideline.
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ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions talks with offensive assistant coach Mike McQueary during the 2010 Capital One Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Penn State won 19-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joe Paterno;Mike McQueary
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 12: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks amongst his players before the start of their game against the Syracuse Orangemen at Beaver Stadium September 12, 2009 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
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In this Aug. 6, 1999 photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa.
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Joe Paterno and his wife Susan stand on their porch to thank well-wishers gathered outside in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The Penn State board of trustees fired Paterno as football coach earlier Wednesday. The board also fired university president Graham Spanier. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community fill the streets and react after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, in downtown Penn State, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Police hold back students after they reacted off campus Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in State College, Pa. to Penn State board of trustees firing of football coach Joe Paterno Wednesday. Hundreds of students gathered about two blocks from the campus, with some chanting "We want Joe! We want Joe!" Some shook a lamp post and others tipped over a news van, kicking out its windows. Police fired bursts of pepper gas. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 9: Students and those in the community visit the Joe Paterno statue after football head coach Joe Paterno was fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference, at Beaver Field, November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno and Spanier have lost their positions amid allegations that former former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Penn State students stand outside Old Main on campus protesting the handling of a child abuse scandal involving a retired Penn State football coach in State College, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The Penn State board of trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno Wednesday night amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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It's the first trustees election since the board ousted football coach Joe Paterno in November .
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 25: Mourners line the sidewalks of College Avenue on the campus of Penn State, as the procession carries former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno from the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center to his burial site, January 25, 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)
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 25: Former Penn State football player and NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris walks toward the entrance before paying respect to former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno during the funeral service at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the campus of Penn State on January 25, 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)
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 25: Mourners wait in a long line before paying respect to former Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno during the second public viewing at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the campus of Penn State on January 25, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - JANUARY 22: Students and those in the community gather around the statue of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach who died earlier in the morning, outside Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State on January 22, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 11: People view the mural "Inspiration" by artist Michael Pilato, which features faces of notable Penn Staters including Joe Paterno, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal on November 11, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Sandusky was featured in the mural but was painted over this week by the artist. Head football coach Joe Paterno was fired amid allegations that former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. Penn State plays their final home football game against Nebraska tomorrow at Beaver Stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 11: People walk past the mural "Inspiration" by artist Michael Pilato, which features faces of notable Penn Staters including Joe Paterno, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal on November 11, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Sandusky was featured in the mural but was painted over this week by the artist. Head football coach Joe Paterno was fired amid allegations that former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. Penn State plays their final home football game against Nebraska tomorrow at Beaver Stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs after a jury found him guilty in his sex abuse trial
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June 23, 2012: Jerry Sandusky mugshot. He was booked into the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte, Pa.
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The cover of the Philadelphia Daily News that focuses on Paterno's statement.
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