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  • Joe Paterno Through the Years

    Joe Paterno Jr., whose glittering career as Penn State's football coach was tainted by a child sex-abuse scandal, died today. He was 85. Here, Paterno looks on during a game against University of West Virginia on October 29, 1988. West Virginia won 51-30.
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    Paterno in the portrait with his hands in his pockets is watching the action from the sidelines circa early 1980's during a NCAA football game at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.
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    Paterno (L) of the Penn State University Nittany Lions talks with head coach Foge Fazio of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers before a college football game at Pitt Stadium circa 1983 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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    Head Coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions NCAA football team in this portrait circa early 1980's at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Paterno has been the head coach of the Penn State Nitany Lions from 1966-present.
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  • Joe Paterno Through the Years

    Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team off the field at the close of the first half as they head to the locker room en route to the Nittany Lions 41-0 victory over the Owls at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford.
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    Penn State coach Joe Paterno against Illinois on Sept. 29, 2007, in Champaign, IL. Illinois won 27-20.
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    Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is celebrated by his team after reaching his 324th career victory , by defeating Ohio State at Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania . Penn State won 29-27.
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    Penn State head coach Joe Paterno poses for a photo after being named NCAA College Football Coach of the Year at the College Football Sports Awards show sponsored by Home Depot broadcast live on ESPN from Walt Disney World Boardwalk in Orlando, Florida on December 8, 2005.
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    Head coach Joe Paterno walks onto the field with Defensive Tackle Jay Alford #13 and Quarterback Anthony Morelli #14 of the Penn State Nittany Lions prior to the game against the University of Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium on September 2, 2006 in State College, Pennsylvania.
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    Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions walks on the sideline during the game against the University of Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium on September 5, 2009 in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn St. def Akron 31-7.
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    A statue of head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions is seen at Beaver Stadium on October 17, 2009 in State College, Pennsylvania.
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    Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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    Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions during warmups before facing the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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    Joe Paterno, Head Football Coach for Penn State University attends the 74th Annual Maxwell Football Club Awards Banquet at Harrah's Resort March 4, 2011 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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    In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno stands on the field before his team's NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Evanston, Ill. Paterno and his wife donated $100,000 last month to Penn State, money that was split between a library and an undergraduate fellows program that bear the family name.
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  • Joe Paterno Through the Years

    Paterno is interviewed about his dismissal at his home in State College PA, January 12, 2012.
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