Photo Gallery: Penn State's Joe Paterno

Check out a collection of photos from University Park, Pa., where Penn State fans are mourning the death of former head football coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday. From memorials outside Beaver Stadium to Paterno’s residence, fans are honoring the game’s all-time winningest coach.

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Joe Paterno, 85, dies Sunday morning

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who was battling lung cancer, died Sunday morning. He was 85. Mount Nittany Medical Center said the cause of death was a spreading lung cancer (read the AP story). The legendary Penn State coach and the all-time winningest college football coach was diagnosed with the cancer in November, days after getting ousted as head coach in the aftermath of the child sex abuse charges against former assistant Jerry Sandusky.

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Full Statement from Paterno Family

Find the full statement from the Paterno family on the passing of Joe Paterno that was released Sunday morning. Also, watch the video reaction now.

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Dienhart: Marking The Passing of a Legend

Penn State, college football and the nation have lost an icon with the passing of Joe Paterno, who succumbed to a short battle with lung cancer. For almost the last 50 years, Paterno, 85, became the face of Penn State, if not the college football world. Prowling the sideline of Beaver Stadium in his pant legs rolled up exposing his white socks and sporting his famously thick, black glasses, Paterno would become the all-time winningest coach in major college history.

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Leave Your Thoughts on Paterno Here

With the death of Joe Paterno, we invite you to leave your respects for the former Penn State football coach via the comments box at the end of this post. BTN.com will display a sampling of the submissions. You can also leave your comments on the Big Ten Network’s Facebook page. Watch our video Remembering Joe Paterno now. Also, in this post, find Twitter reaction to Paterno’s death.

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