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Joe Paterno dies at 85

Former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno passed away Sunday morning at the age of 85 after complications from lung-cancer treatment. Paterno, who was the winningest coach in college football history, was fired by the school’s Board of Trustees in November after the fallout surrounding the child sex-abuse scandal…

Paterno said to be in serious condition

Joe Paterno, Penn State’s iconic collegiate gridiron coach whose legacy was tarnished by a child sex scandal involving a former assistant, was reported to be seriously ill with complications from lung cancer on Saturday. “Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications,” a family spokesman said,…

Paterno says he was unsure how to handle abuse tip: report

(Reuters) – Joe Paterno, the iconic head of Penn State University’s football program for 46 years fired after former assistant Jerry Sandusky was charged with child sex abuse, said he was unsure of how to deal with the first report about Sandusky that reached him in 2002. “I didn’t know…

Sandusky confirms gifts to boys

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, charged with sexual abuse involving eight boys over 15 years, says his superiors did not confront him with the alleged misconduct. In his most extensive interview since the scandal surfaced, Sandusky told The New York Times he gave money and gifts to…

Jon Stewart rips Penn State officials, rioters over sex abuse scandal

“Are you ready for some football horribleness?” Daily Show host Jon Stewart asks at the beginning of this short-but-devastating segment from late in Thursday’s show. In it, he talks about the sex abuse scandal at Penn State and the riots on Wednesday night that saw students turning a news van…

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